Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time; a look into all aspects of a guilty verdict from the burden of proof to conviction to the judge’s sentence and more.
After the Kenosha Police shooting of resident Jacob Blake, Black Lives Matter protestors stormed the streets. Angered by injustice and the killing of their peers by police, BLM has been rioting all over the country, screaming for justice.
In a lot of sex scandals involving elected officials, the damage is restricted to a political leader's profession. The detraction is fodder for a political opponent to use in the next political election. Some voters might want to forgive infidelity, but others see it as an indicator that the politicians are unreliable, morally unsound, or very simply sleazy.
DNA evidence is a two-way street. On the one hand, it can demonstrate that someone in lockdown should be freed. On the other hand, it can damn someone to the electric chair. Both instances are acts of justice. In Timothy W. Spencer’s case, it was both.
For the murders of Linda Yalem (22), Majane Mazur (32), and Joan Diver (45), Altemio Sanchez received a 75 year prison sentence. Also known as the “Bike Path Rapist,” Sanchez left a dozen or more girls and women in his horrific trail of blood and fright.
9/11 — September 11, 2001 I was in the back seat of a cab that I had hailed at the West Hyattsville Metro station. The driver asked me if I had heard what was going on. Typically I have the cable news on while I’m getting ready for work. But because I wasn’t going straight to work and had an early appointment, I hadn’t bothered to turn the news on. He explained that a plane had crashed into one of the World Trade Center towers in NYC. He turned the radio up as I leaned over the seat to hear. By the time he dropped me off in College Park, all hell had broken loose.
February 24,2011 will always be a hard day for me and my family. A life changing day that I replay in my head over and over again going over that day reliving it as if it was a horror movie. As a mother from the moment I birthed my children I had the strongest feeling to protect and do everything in my power to keep them safe. In one day I failed them.
Killing babies who are absolutely defenseless and have no clue about the world is particularly heinous. What Genene Jones of San Antonio, Texas did from 1981 to 1982 was to spike the amount of infant deaths in the hospital she worked. As a licensed vocational nurse (LVN), she was supposed to take care of these young children in desperate need. Instead, she subverted that call to action and pumped the infants full of lethal doses of drugs, causing them to have heart attacks, or stop breathing.
Leopold and Loeb and Edmund Kemper dispel the myth that clever killers don’t exist. Dr. Theodore John Kacynski is no different. Named the “Unabomber” from “UNinversity, and Airline BOMber,” from an FBI profile of UNABOM for the unknown bomber, Kaczynski started creating explosive materials in the 1970s, but would evade identification and capture until 1995 when Kaczynski’s own brother alerted authorities after he noticed the bomber’s handwriting, used to draft a manifesto, matched his brother’s.
Around the 1880s, when Jack the Ripper's killings were terrifying the people of London, Americans thought they were safe, but they didn’t know that a mad doctor was on a killing spree. He was the “Holmes” Sir Arthur Conan Doyle warned us about, as Dr. Watson hinted in one of his journals that it's a blessing that Sherlock Holmes decided to use his powers to solve the crimes and what an amazing criminal he would have become if he decided to go against the law. H. H. Holmes was the latter one.
The year is 1888, the stage being the area of The Whitechapel District of London. But suddenly, a string of murders terrorize the town in a way never seen before. The culprit being a madman with no clear motive. The world's most notorious serial killer: Jack The Ripper. While most believe that the Ripper claimed the lives of only 5, now referred to as the Canonical Five, there are some people who believe he claimed the lives of up to 11 women. At this time, literacy was growing among the general population.
As if Life wasn't hard enough, Steve is making things more difficult. As if the Coronovirus epidemic or the dire economic situation in the U.S. isn't taxing enough, I feel even more burdened than I did two weeks ago after the realization sank in of Steve's wrongful actions. Instead of a victim-centered approach, the attention is more about Steve, as always --what he did or didn't do. It has circled back to him once again. It's hard being a 40-year old single woman in the midst of an epidemic, let alone being faced with a crime that my mind cannot justify as having resulted in any fault of my own. After reading a Change.org petition started by my alma mater classmates to remove Josh Hawley (Senate R-MO) from office after yesterday's acts of treason and sedition and assault on American democracy, I wanted to start a petition of my own to have my alma mater disown Steve for his crime - j/k Steve. But this is how serious his actions are -- if one of his sisters had experienced something like this, how would he act? Would he talk and interact with his sisters the next time he sees them and act like nothing happened, that he did nothing? His actions harmed me and he needs to recognize this - the more time goes on with this abuser not acknowledging the wrong and gravity of his actions, the more he will betray the fact that he is a part of the problem -- gross patriarchy. Forget the New Year's plans I had or my aspirations to start 2021 on a positive, uplifted mood. His silence and negligence are horror-invoking and I feel that if he were a human being, he would have taken any kind of step to address what he did so it does not haunt me or come back to haunt him later.
From 1979 to 1981, a monster preyed exclusively on black children. Was it a Klansman wanting to wipe out enough young lives to satisfy his hatred for African Americans, or was it an unassuming wannabe music executive who shared his victims’ skin color? Surprisingly for most, it was the latter.