July 7 2014, Michael Thomas Barry
  by Michael Thomas Barry   What happened on this week July 14-20, in crime history. Mary Surratt and the other Lincoln assassination conspirators were executed (July 7, 1865);...
 
October 9 2009, J. J. Maloney
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November 17 2009, Marilyn Z. Tomlins
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June 2 2014, J. Patrick O'Connor
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October 14 2009, Allan May
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June 19 2014, 0 Comments
Mark "Chopper" Read (photo ABC) When death stares them in the face, even cold-blooded murderers sometimes feel the need to unburden themselves before they go. Perhaps they do it so they can leave...

The Framing of Mumia Abu-Jamal

June 2 2014, 0 Comments
Excerpt from the book The Framing of Mumia Abu-Jamal by J. Patrick O'Connor Chapter One A Cause Celebre Mumia Abu-Jamal has been on death row since 1982. Over the years, as a result of his...

The Case of the Rolls Royce and the Jaguar in the Dock

May 26 2014, 0 Comments
The London Docks were a popular place for crime gangs to dump the bodies of their enemies in cement encased red cars. by Ken German There is not much left of the “Old” London Docks today. Long...