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.
In 2012, much of America was celebrating the re-election of the nation’s first African American president but just three weeks later in Jacksonville, Florida, the murder of an unarmed African American teenager was a bloody reminder of just how far we still have to go in the battle against racism.
15-year-old Edward O’Brien Jr. was sentenced to life in prison for murdering his best friend’s mother. Was he truly the obsessed killer portrayed during trial or was he wrongfully convicted?
During middle school, a lot of teenagers try to find out who they truly are. Sadly the pressures of fitting in alongside a new environment can often prove to be very difficult for some teenagers & when prejudice and bigotry go unchecked, it can sometimes lead to violence.
After Connie Serbu’s daughter told her she had been molested by a family friend named Xavier Sierra, Serbo decided to take matters into her own hands. She lured Sierra to woodland but things didn’t go according to plan.
Almost every single day, children pay for the bad choices that adults make. We all feel rage at the casual indifference in which adults drag children along in the wake of their bad decisions, and in Arlington, Texas, in 1994, a teenage girl paid the ultimate price for the stupid actions of her older brothers.
At one point in American history, there was nothing quite as entertaining as a lynching. During the late 19th and early 20th century, lynchings were common practice. The “Lynching Era” is one of the darkest chapters in American history. Disturbingly, it was big business to create postcards of these so-called events.