On December 5th, 1933, Prohibition ended. It was 80 years ago today Congress passed an amendment repealing the 18th amendment, which prohibited the production and sale of alcohol. The best way we can think to celebrate, at least online, is to show you this collection of anti-alcohol posters from era.
Carole Waugh was a fun, successful woman living a life a little on the edge. So, she may have been a high-end escort, but she had been a successful oil executive too. She was universally loved. She lived in London and enjoyed a life of luxury. And it was that life of luxury that a con man, Rakesh Bhayani, decided he wanted for himself. And he wanted it so badly that he killed her.
The FBI is looking for bank robbers wearing snapback caps, and they’re calling them the New Hat Bandits.
The most chilling images from the annals of crime ever made public.
Serial killer Randy Kraft, a prosperous data processing consultant by day, preyed on teenage boys by night, leaving them dead and mutilated. Convicted of 16 murders, the true count may be closer to 67. On November 29, 1989, he was sentenced to die in San Quentin’s gas chamber.
Nearly one year later, the legal battle between the town and the state Freedom of Information Commission is over. Last month a judge ruled to release the 911 calls related to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Now the town has dropped its appeal, and the tapes are public, including seven made from inside the school during the shooting.
Last week Christopher Green, pleaded guilty to the charges, and was sentenced to 12 years in prison. The attack, on a 24-year-old woman, occurred in May 2012. The victim had been drinking in her home with friends, and fell asleep only to wake to Green, and an attack so brutal that would leave her mind and body permanently scarred.
An amateur videographer took some footage after the crash, (shown at left) but it does not compares to the surveillance footage of the actual impact, even though it was shot from behind a stand of trees. The following surveillance footage, which shows the extreme violence of the crash, would seem to confirm the theory that speed was a factor.
Convicts are being exonerated and freed after a cop’s life work was called into question and it turns out he wasn’t playing by the rules. Detective Louis Scarcella worked on some of Brooklyn’s most famous murder cases in the 80s and 90s. Fifty of his convictions are now being reviewed.
On December 4, 1972, Steven Stayner, 7, was abducted into sexual slavery Kenneth Parnell, an ordeal that would last more than seven years. Steven’s step-grandfather had a cabin in Yosemite a few hundred feet from Parnell’s, but never knew that Steven was within easy shouting distance. Ironically, Steven’s older brother, Cary, would later become the serial killer known as the Yosemite Murderer,