Crime & Justice

The operation of the largest fraud in US history was fairly simple. Bernie Madoff deposited all his investors’ money into his Chase bank account and paid them off as necessary. At its height his account balance was over $5 billion. The scheme collapsed when he ran out of money.

Bernie Madoff “Madoff” redirects here. For other people with the same surname, see Madoff (surname). For the miniseries about Bernard Madoff, see Madoff (miniseries). Bernard Lawrence Madoff (/ˈmeɪdɔːf/; born April 29, 1938) is an American former market maker, investment advisor, financier and convicted fraudster who is currently serving a federal prison sentence for offenses related …

The operation of the largest fraud in US history was fairly simple. Bernie Madoff deposited all his investors’ money into his Chase bank account and paid them off as necessary. At its height his account balance was over $5 billion. The scheme collapsed when he ran out of money. Read More »

There are otter gangs in Singapore who fight for territories. It is well followed by the locals and the press. Each gangs has names and reputations.

Bishan otters defeat Marina rivals again in Kallang Basin clash SINGAPORE – The two most well-known otter families here have clashed again, more than a year after a fight that resulted in the death of at least one otter pup. The Marina otter family clashed with its Bishan rival at the Kallang Basin on Wednesday …

There are otter gangs in Singapore who fight for territories. It is well followed by the locals and the press. Each gangs has names and reputations. Read More »

Jesse Tafero was executed for two murders he did not commit. At his execution the electric chair malfunctioned, and the wrong sponge for conductivity was used, causing flames to shoot out of his head. The process took 7 minutes. After his execution, Walter Rhodes confessed to the murders.

Jesse Tafero Jesse Joseph Tafero (October 12, 1946 – May 4, 1990), was wrongly convicted of murder and executed via electric chair in the state of Florida for the murders of Florida Highway Patrol officer Phillip Black and Donald Irwin, a visiting Canadian constable and friend of Black. The officers were killed during a traffic …

Jesse Tafero was executed for two murders he did not commit. At his execution the electric chair malfunctioned, and the wrong sponge for conductivity was used, causing flames to shoot out of his head. The process took 7 minutes. After his execution, Walter Rhodes confessed to the murders. Read More »

Alcatraz’s reputation as a tough as nails prison was a Hollywood myth. Many inmates requested transfer there on account of its good food and one man per cell policy.

10 Things You May Not Know About Alcatraz 1. Al Capone played banjo in the inmate band. The notorious gangster and mob boss was among the first prisoners to occupy the new Alcatraz federal prison in August 1934. Capone had bribed guards to receive preferential treatment while serving his tax-evasion sentence in Atlanta, but that …

Alcatraz’s reputation as a tough as nails prison was a Hollywood myth. Many inmates requested transfer there on account of its good food and one man per cell policy. Read More »

In 1974 the girlfriend of Ted Bundy called Seattle police to tell them he matched the description of the suspect in several murder cases. She hung up after being told, “You need to come in and fill in a report. We’re too busy to talk to girlfriends over the phone.” He would kill many more women.

What We Know About Ted Bundy’s Girlfriend Elizabeth Kendall And Where She Is Today Ted Bundy brutally murdered dozens of women across the country in the late 1970s. Around the time he began his killing spree, he started dating a young secretary named Elizabeth. But it wasn’t until years later that Elizabeth first realized her …

In 1974 the girlfriend of Ted Bundy called Seattle police to tell them he matched the description of the suspect in several murder cases. She hung up after being told, “You need to come in and fill in a report. We’re too busy to talk to girlfriends over the phone.” He would kill many more women. Read More »

Two men from Indiana were wrongfully convicted in a 1996 armed robbery because of a false statement from an informant who had sex with the lead detective who set them up. 20 years later, they were found innocent and one of them received $4.9 Million settlement.

LONG-LOST RECORDS SURFACE IN WRONGFUL CONVICTION CASE LONG-LOST RECORDS SURFACE IN WRONGFUL CONVICTION CASE by Christian Sheckler, South Bend Tribune, and Ken Armstrong, ProPublica. This story was originally published by ProPublica. Newly released documents show the lead detective in an Elkhart, Indiana, police investigation that led to a pair of wrongful convictions was forced to …

Two men from Indiana were wrongfully convicted in a 1996 armed robbery because of a false statement from an informant who had sex with the lead detective who set them up. 20 years later, they were found innocent and one of them received $4.9 Million settlement. Read More »

“Shots to roughly 80 percent of targets on the body would not be fatal blows” and that “if a gunshot victim’s heart is still beating upon arrival at a hospital, there is a 95 percent chance of survival”

One Bullet Can Kill, but Sometimes 20 Don’t, Survivors Show A man in North Carolina was shot roughly 20 times in 1995 and lived to tell about it. The rapper 50 Cent was shot nine times in 2000 and has since released three albums. And in 2006, Joseph Guzman survived 19 gunshot wounds during the …

“Shots to roughly 80 percent of targets on the body would not be fatal blows” and that “if a gunshot victim’s heart is still beating upon arrival at a hospital, there is a 95 percent chance of survival” Read More »

The food in Alcatraz Prison was so good that the guards and prison staff ate the same exact meals as the prisoners. This was because the warden believed most trouble in prison is caused by bad food.

The food at San Francisco’s infamous Alcatraz Prison was pretty damn good. This Sunday, Discovery Family Channel’s show Secrets of America’s Favorite Places features Alcatraz, which had the best food in the federal prison system. So now the obvious question: If the food was so outstanding, why did Clint Eastwood need to escape so badly …

The food in Alcatraz Prison was so good that the guards and prison staff ate the same exact meals as the prisoners. This was because the warden believed most trouble in prison is caused by bad food. Read More »

Alcatraz was one of the only federal prisons at the time that allowed hot showers to deter prisoners from acclimating to cold water and escaping through the San Francisco Bay.

• Critics on the other side of the debate claimed that the fact that no bodies were found amounted to “proof” that the inmates had made it successfully to the mainland. In fact, on the very night of the escape, an African American gentleman named Seymour Webb, reportedly despondent over a failed relationship, abandoned his …

Alcatraz was one of the only federal prisons at the time that allowed hot showers to deter prisoners from acclimating to cold water and escaping through the San Francisco Bay. Read More »

What Happened to Kenny Waters After His Release?

Thanks to the flawed justice system in place, there are several innocent men and women incarcerated for crimes they did not commit. Here’s the story of Kenny Waters and how the poor judgement of authorities lead to his wrongful imprisonment.  Kenny Waters spent 18 years of his life behind bars for a crime he did …

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