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.
The tragic case of Elisa Izquierdo is an all-too-familiar tale of bureaucratic ineptitude. Her short life and brutal death was so horrendous that it reduced even the most hardened officers to tears. When she was just 6-years-old, she was murdered by her abusive mother. Her suffering was known to New York's Child Welfare Administration yet they did nothing to save her.
Over the course of two years in the early 1970s, Santa Rosa, California, was terrorised by an unidentified serial killer. He was dubbed the "Santa Rosa Hitchhiker Killer" because his victims were girls and young women that had been hitchhiking.