It was a pleasant spring morning on the 23rd of April, 1976, when 3-year-old Sandy Davidson was playing in his grandmother’s garden on St Kilda Street, Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland. He followed his dog out of the front gate and vanished, never to be seen again.
Harry & Harreitte Moore were pioneer activists & leaders of the early civil rights movement in the United States. On Christmas night of 1961, they would become the first martyrs of the movement, followed by Harry T. Moore and Martin Luther King Jr.
Just as families across the world were settling down to celebrate Easter Sunday with their loved ones, a brutal crime scene was being discovered in Fresno, California. East Park Circle Drive was affluent neighborhood in Southern California.
In 2014, the small town of Colchster was rocked by two extremely brutal murders and the investigation to catch the killer was one of the biggest carried out by Essex Police. The town was held on edge as the spectre of a serial killer loomed over. Sales of stab proof vests rocketed while people refused to go anywhere alone out of fear they would become the next target.
Tunnel vision can set in when a horrific crime takes place and there is tremendous public pressure to find the killer. People can often be hard-wired to find support for their conclusions even when this support does not exist and ignore information that challenges their conclusion. The presumption of innocence is a cornerstone of justice and when tunnel vision takes over, the wheels of justice move even slower.
Kevin Madden, 16, was a troubled teenager from Toronto, Canada. Nevertheless, his 12-year-old brother, Johnathon Madden, always idolized him. Unbeknownst to Johnathon, however, his older brother had always begrudged him.
On 22 February, 1985, 8-year-old Cherrie Mahan hopped off her school bus in Winfield Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania. She never made it home. A distinctive van had been following the school bus and it was theorized whoever was in this van, abducted Cherrie.
In the grim lifestyles of homeless youths, instant and transitionary friendships are as routine as day and night. In the late 1980s in Sydney, New South Wales, a group of transient youngsters drifted in and out of each other’s lives just as easily as they drifted around Sydney’s streets and the city’s rail system.
The displaced youngsters were all well-known to police but in 1988, they became well-known to the world after committing one of the most vicious crimes in Australian history.
Malachi Magana was the product of rape. Therefore, his mother, Belinda Magana, treated him much different than his siblings. In his short life, he was subjected to unimaginable abuse before being scaled with boiling liquid and bludgeoned over the head.
The Gulabi Gang is a vigilante group of women, located in the Banda District of Uttar Pradesh, Northern India. They were developed as a response to widespread domestic abuse and violence against women.