The death penalty. It’s easily one of the biggest debates in America. Now those who agree with the death penalty like to imagine that the state never gets it wrong. However, that’s just not the case. The case of Carlos DeLuna is not a lesson in justice, but injustice. It truly lays bare America’s broken “machinery of death.”
The case of Shawna Forde is a bizarre and tragic tale which highlights the dangers of militia groups. She first began making headlines in 2009, when she claimed to have been targeted for a series of violent incidents in Everett, Washington. According to Forde, she was the victim of Mexican drug cartel retribution for her Minutemen activism. However, in 2012, Forde committed a crime under the guise of the minutemen which completely overshadowed any of their earlier actions.
As human beings, we all have ambitions and goals. For a number of people all across the world, their life’s ambition is quite simply to have a large family. In a perfect world, babies are born into hard-working families that do their best to provide for them a loving home and a stable environment. But what about those that are seen as nothing more than a source of income?
Lying south of Bega in New South Wales, Australia, is the tiny hamlet of Kalaru. In 1997, it only had around 400 residents, living among the green pastures of prime south-coast dairy country. The tranquil and rural lifestyle provides locals with a sense of security, but in 1997, this sense of security was completely shattered when two local teenagers vanished.
West Wendover is a
small city that has thrived under a lucrative gambling industry in Nevada. In
addition, it’s also known for legal brothels and the air force base where Enola Gay took off,
heading for Hiroshima. Amidst these tales, however, is a story so shocking that is still wends through the deserts of West Wendover. A story about a tragic night where three local families lost their teenage children.
Between 1980 and 1982, a serial killer was terrorizing Minneapolis residents. He became known as the “Weepy-Voiced Killer” due to the emotional phone calls he would make to police following his murders, begging them to catch him.
The Connecticut town of Cheshire has a suburban and homely feel. Residents of this quaint town take care of their homes and keep their lawns well manicured. But then in 2007, a random home invasion took a sinister turn and ended with the murders of two young girls and their mother. The senseless crime struck fear into the hearts of not only Cheshire families, but families across the world.
The day before Jeff Hall was murdered, his 10-year-old son, Joseph Hall, proudly showed a family friend a leather belt emblazoned with an SS emblem. “Look what my dad got me,” he said. Unbeknownst to anybody at the time, Joseph would murder his Nazi father the very next day.
Over a 16-month period, beginning in the spring of 1971, an elusive killer targeted young African American girls in Washington, D.C. Seeing as the unidentified killer disposed of the bodies near busy freeways in both the District of Columbia and in Prince, he was dubbed “The Freeway Phantom.”
Eleven-year-old Levi lived in 6545 Burruss Mill Road in Cumming, Georgia, with his twin sister, Laci, and his mother, Marilyn Parkman. On the 22nd of October, 1997, Levi vanished while cycling home from doing homework at his friend’s home.