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The Fighter - The New York Times
The Marine Corps taught Sam Siatta how to shoot. The war in Afghanistan
taught him how to kill. Nobody taught him how to come home.
cjchivers  samsiatta  marines  military  ptsd  criminaljustice  crime  nytimes  nytimesmag 
9 days ago by brendanmcfadden
Love’s Road Home - The New York Times
Ashley Volk waited for Sam Siatta to return from Afghanistan. She couldn’t have seen the detours ahead. But “she kept on fighting, for him and for them.”
ashleyvolk  samsiatta  cjchivers  nytimes  relationships  love  wedding  military  crime  criminaljustice  ptsd  war 
9 days ago by brendanmcfadden
Promethea Unbound — The Atavist Magazine
A child genius raised in poverty, she wanted to change the world. Then a horrific act of violence nearly destroyed her.
theatavist  crime  science  children  poverty  genius 
17 days ago by brendanmcfadden
The Lonely Crusade of Jim DeRogatis | Chicago magazine | November 2017
Over the past 17 years, the city’s loudest rock critic has been consumed by an increasingly high-profile undertaking: investigating the allegations of sexual abuse against R&B star R. Kelly.
chicagomagazine  jimderogatis  rkelly  music  crime  sexualabuse  rape 
22 days ago by brendanmcfadden
A de Kooning, a Theft and an Enduring Mystery - The New York Times
Willem de Kooning completed “Woman-Ochre” in 1955. It depicts a defiantly naked figure facing the viewer, arms akimbo. At the time, de Kooning had a studio in Greenwich Village, where his artistic vision — not to mention his quiet charm and energetic drinking — made him a figure of renown on the art scene.

Three years after de Kooning finished the painting, a benefactor of the University of Arizona Museum of Art in Tucson bought it for the institution. And 27 years after that, in 1985, it was stolen — cut from its frame.
art  crime  artheist  heist  williamdekooning  nytimes  womanochre 
4 weeks ago by brendanmcfadden
How Chicago Gets Its Guns
It’s not big trafficking rings. It’s mostly little guys, and authorities will go far to stop them.
chicago  guns  wbez  secondamendment  nra  violence  crime 
5 weeks ago by brendanmcfadden
The Untold Story of Kim Jong-nam’s Assassination | GQ
Two women had the most audacious task. Killing the brother of the North Korean leader. Right out in the open, using deadly chemical weapons in an international airport. And the craziest thing? They had no idea what they'd gotten into.
assassination  culture  indonesia  northkorea  kimjonnam  crime  GQ 
6 weeks ago by brendanmcfadden
The Inside Story of the Great Silicon Heist - WIRED
The material powers solar panels and microchips. In Alabama, two thieves cashed in.
wired  crime  silicone  brendankoerner 
6 weeks ago by brendanmcfadden
The Ballad of Colton Harris-Moore - Outside
In the Northwest's San Juan Islands, best known for killer whales and Microsoft retirees, a teen fugitive has made a mockery of local authorities, allegedly stealing cars, taking planes for joy­rides, and breaking into vacation homes. His ability to elude the police and survive in the woods has earned him folk-hero status. But some wonder if the 18-year-old will make it out of the hunt alive.
crime  coltonharrismoore  outside 
6 weeks ago by brendanmcfadden
The Trials of a Muslim Cop | The New Yorker
Bobby Hadid joined the N.Y.P.D. after 9/11, to protect his new country. But when he questioned the force’s tactics, his life began to erode.
thenewyorker  bobbyhadid  nypd  crime  9/11  islam  islamophobia  policing  civilliberties 
6 weeks ago by brendanmcfadden
What Bullets Do to Bodies - Highline
The gun debate would change in an instant if Americans witnessed the horrors that trauma surgeons confront every day.
guns  gunviolence  crime  bullets  huffingtonpost  highline 
6 weeks ago by brendanmcfadden
When ‘Not Guilty’ Is a Life Sentence - The New York Times
What happens after a defendant is found not guilty by reason of insanity? Often the answer is involuntary confinement in a state psychiatric hospital — with no end in sight.
macmclelland  crime  criminaljustic  mentalhealth  justice 
6 weeks ago by brendanmcfadden
What Does an Innocent Man Have to Do to Go Free? Plead… — ProPublica
A case in Baltimore — in which two men were convicted of the same murder and cleared by DNA 20 years later — shows how far prosecutors will go to preserve a conviction.
propublica  criminaljustic  courtsystem  dna  dnatesting  crime  j 
10 weeks ago by brendanmcfadden
The Incarcerated Women Who Fight California’s Wildfires - The New York Times
By choice, for less than $2 an hour, the female inmate firefighters of California work their bodies to the breaking point. Sometimes they even risk their lives.
nytimes  nytimesmag  crime  prison  criminaljustice  malibuconservationcamp  fires  firefighting  malibu  losangeles  california 
10 weeks ago by brendanmcfadden
A Most American Terrorist: The Making Of Dylann Roof | GQ
“What are you?” a member of the Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston asked at the trial of the white man who killed eight of her fellow black parishioners and their pastor. “What kind of subhuman miscreant could commit such evil?... What happened to you, Dylann?”
Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah spent months in South Carolina searching for an answer to those questions—speaking with Roof’s mother, father, friends, former teachers, and victims’ family members, all in an effort to unlock what went into creating one of the coldest killers of our time.
america  racism  gq  dylannroof  terrorism  whitesupremacy  murder  crime  rachelkaadzighansah 
11 weeks ago by brendanmcfadden
Low-Energy Intruder Hangs Out in a High-Tech Home - The New York Times
The person who entered the apartment was not the one who was expected there, and as of that moment in February, a modern, Brooklyn version of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” played out over a night and a day, the cold porridge and broken chair replaced by fast Wi-Fi and weed.
nytimes  williamsburg  brooklyn  shorttermrentals  crime  fraud 
11 weeks ago by brendanmcfadden
A West Village Bar Crawl Leaves Behind a Trail of Counterfeit Green - The New York Times
The good time ended when Mr. Ashley’s bar crawl with a friend along Bleecker Street in the West Village intersected with another man’s, and it ended in arrests that were the product of bad luck, good forgeries and poor execution.
crime  newyork  barcrawl  westvillage  nytimes  forgery 
11 weeks ago by brendanmcfadden
How the Death of a Muslim Recruit Revealed a Culture of Brutality in the Marines - The New York Times
Recruits at Parris Island have been subjected to severe hazing, far beyond that experienced in other U.S. military boot camps. Is this really the only way to create a warrior?
parrisisland  marines  Military  hazing  usmilitary  nytimes  nytimesmag  janetreitman  crime 
11 weeks ago by brendanmcfadden
She Was Convicted of Killing Her Mother. Prosecutors Withheld the Evidence That Would Have Freed Her. - The New York Times
By the time Noura Jackson’s conviction was overturned, she had spent nine years in prison. This type of prosecutorial error is almost never punished.
nourajackson  crime  criminaljustic  prosecutorialerror  emilybazelon  nytimes  nytimesmag  courts  courtsystem 
11 weeks ago by brendanmcfadden
At an Arkansas Mosque, a Vandal Spreads Hate and Finds Mercy - The New York Times
Abraham never fit in. Hisham finally felt at home. Then their worlds collided in western Arkansas.
mosque  arkansas  vandalism  islamophobia  crime  nytimes  islam  muslim 
11 weeks ago by brendanmcfadden
How to Get Away With Murder in Small-Town India - The New York Times
While reporting in Peepli Khera, I often set myself up at the home of a woman named Anjum, who lived next to a hand pump for water and therefore served as a clearinghouse for gossip.

I was lounging there when I heard that a woman had been killed last year, bludgeoned to death by her husband in front of at least a dozen people.

Anjum said the woman’s screams had woken her from a deep sleep, and she stumbled through the dark to the neighbor’s house, some 20 feet away. The woman, Geeta, was cowering in a neighbor’s bathroom, a U-shaped enclosure used for showering, while her husband brought a bamboo stick down on her, again and again, she told my colleague Suhasini, who was translating.
india  murder  crime  criminaljustice  domesticviolence  legalsystem  nytimes 
11 weeks ago by brendanmcfadden
‘How Would an Ethical Officer React?’ - The New York Times
A new class of Dallas recruits trains to step into an uneasy moment in American policing.
nytimes  nytimesmag  policing  police  policetraining  crime  policebrutality  dallas  photography 
11 weeks ago by brendanmcfadden
Not Without My Brothers by Jay Caspian Kang · Longform
When Michael Deng joined an Asian-American frat, he was searching for belonging and identity. Two months later he was dead.
jaycaspiankang  nytimes  nytimesmag  michaeldeng  hazing  fraternities  asianamericans  race  racism  crime 
11 weeks ago by brendanmcfadden
Parents Told Police Their Daughter Is Being Held Against Her Will In R. Kelly’s “Cult”
As the R&B legend tours the country this summer, parents have told police that R. Kelly is running an abusive "cult" that's tearing families apart. Three former members of Kelly’s inner circle told BuzzFeed News similar stories.
buzzfeed  jimderogatis  rkelly  sexualabuse  emotionalabuse  childabuse  crime  music 
12 weeks ago by brendanmcfadden
What a Fraternity Hazing Death Revealed About the Painful Search for an Asian-American Identity - The New York Times
When Michael Deng, a college freshman, joined an Asian-American fraternity, he was looking for a sense of belonging and identity. Two months later he was dead.
jaycaspiankang  asianamericans  fraternities  hazing  crime  nytimes  nytimesmag 
august 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Inside the Pied Piper of R&B's "Cult"
As the R&B legend tours the country this summer, parents have told police that R. Kelly is running an abusive "cult" that's tearing families apart. Three former members of Kelly’s inner circle told BuzzFeed News similar stories.
rkelly  sexualabuse  jimderogatis  buzzfeed  crime  scandal  music 
july 2017 by brendanmcfadden
An overdose, a young companion, drug-fueled parties: The secret life of a USC med school dean - LA Times
In USC’s lecture halls, labs and executive offices, Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito was a towering figure. The dean of the Keck School of Medicine was a renowned eye surgeon whose skill in the operating room was matched by a gift for attracting money and talent to the university.

There was another side to the Harvard-educated physician.

During his tenure as dean, Puliafito kept company with a circle of criminals and drug users who said he used methamphetamine and other drugs with them, a Los Angeles Times investigation found.
latimes  losangeles  usc  education  drugs  crime  scandal  highereducation 
july 2017 by brendanmcfadden
The Trenchcoat Robbers - The New Yorker
Ray Bowman and Billy Kirkpatrick, who began boosting together as teenagers, were arrested only twice during their prolific partnership. The first time was for stealing 38 records from a K-Mart in 1974. The second arrest came in 1997. In between, Bowman and Kirkpatrick robbed 27 banks, including the single biggest haul in United States history: $4,461,681 from the Seafirst Bank in suburban Tacoma.
robbery  crime  thenewyorker  alexkotlowitz 
june 2017 by brendanmcfadden
A Mother’s Death, a Botched Inquiry and a Sheriff at War - The New York Times
The sheriff called it a suicide. When a state investigator raised questions, he became the investigated.
crime  criminaljustice  murder  staugustine  florida  nytimes  police 
june 2017 by brendanmcfadden
A Thief Dines Out, Hoping Later to Eat In - NYTimes.com
For Gangaram Mahes, Rikers Island was the only chance for three squares and a “decent life.” So Mahes committed the same crime 31 straight times: refusing to pay the check at New York City restaurants.
crime  poverty  newyork  nyc  criminaljustice  rikerisland 
june 2017 by brendanmcfadden
The strange tale of Abraham Wallach, a high-level former Trump executive with a ...
In March 2000, shortly after announcing he would not run for president that year, Donald Trump dispatched one of his top real estate executives to South Korea on an important business errand.
bostonglobe  donaldtrump  newyork  abrahamwallach  crime  finance  realestate 
october 2016 by brendanmcfadden
Hard To Kill: The Oral History Of Gucci Mane
Radric Davis is only 35 years old, with 9 lives behind him. Here, 20 associates tell the story of how Gucci Mane rose, fell, and rose again.
thefader  guccimane  crime  hiphop  music 
february 2016 by brendanmcfadden
In Pittsburgh, neighborhood violence lives next door to prosperity
There are few connections between black and white areas in Pittsburgh. On one side of a neighborhood boundary is seemingly endless violence, while safety and security live on the other.
publicsource  pittsburgh  crime  neighborhoods  violence  racism  housing  race  inequality 
february 2016 by brendanmcfadden
Calling Someone Other Than the Cops
Many kinds of urban disorder would be better addressed by people who aren't police officers.
The  Atlantic  policing  police  policebrutality  crime  poverty  cities  conorfriedersdorf 
january 2016 by brendanmcfadden
The Undefeated Champions of Defeat City
Camden, New Jersey, is America's most dangerous city, a once proud place now ravaged by addiction and poverty and guns and decay. It's also a really unlikely place to start a Little League.
baseball  littleleague  newjersey  camden  gq  poverty  violence  crime  kids  children 
january 2016 by brendanmcfadden
The Children Who Went Up In Smoke
A tragic Christmas mystery remains unsolved more than 60 years after the disappearance of five young siblings.
smithsonian  westvirginia  fire  mystery  crime 
july 2015 by brendanmcfadden
Shell Lake Murders
The Shell Lake murders is the name of a single mass murder incident committed by Victor Ernest Hoffman in Shell Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada, during the early morning of August 15, 1967.
crime  murder  victorhoffman  canada  massmurder 
july 2015 by brendanmcfadden
Friends of Murderer Charles Schmid, 1965
23 year old Charles Schmid, known as ‘The Pied Piper of Tucson’ murdered three teenage girls, Alleen Rowe, and sisters Gretchen and Wendy Fritz in the deserts surrounding Tucson, Arizona in 1964-65. Schmid gained loyalty and trust with a group of wayward teens, some of whom he dated. Mary French was his girlfriend at the time of murdering Alleen Rowe. It was Mary who convinced Alleen to go out with Schmid’s friend John Saunders the night of her death. Mary French was convicted of complicity in the murder of Alleen Rowe. After the murders Schmid confessed his crimes to his friend Richard Bruns (age 19). Bruns worried that his girlfriend might be next, and informed the police of the horrors committed by Schmid. LIFE magazine published ‘Tucson Murders’ story in 1965 capturing the many young friends of murderer. Photographs by Bill Ray.
lifemagazine  vintageeveryday  charlesschmid  crime  murder  murders  photography  storyideas  ideas  1965  bill  ray 
june 2015 by brendanmcfadden
The Godfather of King Drive
Arrow Brown wanted badly to be a player--he wore a black hat, packed heat even in church, and exploited a houseful of wives and concubines to finance a record label. But his tiny empire wouldn't last.
music  arrowbrown  banditrecords  numerogroup  eccentricsoul  r&b  soul  chicago  crime  chicagoreader 
june 2015 by brendanmcfadden
Where Are the Children?
Tougher border security has made migrants more vulnerable. Routes are more perilous, and organized crime controls many smuggling operations. One activist says, “The harder you make it to cross, the more people can charge, the more dangerous the trip becomes.”
immigration  border  bordersecurity  crime  thenewyorker  smuggling  migrants  organizedcrime 
april 2015 by brendanmcfadden
The Prison Boom & The Lack of Black Progress After Smith & Welch
More than two decades ago, Smith and Welch (1989) used the 1940 through 1980 census files to document important relative black progress,but this progress did not continue, at least among men. Since 1980, prison populations have grown tremendously in the United States. Here, we show that, at least for the eight states that provide fairly reliable National Corrections Reporting Program (NCRP) data, this growth was driven by a move toward more punitive treatment of those arrested in each major crime category. These changes have had a much larger impact on black communities than white because arrest rates have historically been much greater for blacks than whites. Further, the growth of incarceration rates among black men in recent decades combined with the sharp drop in black employment rates during theGreat Recession have left most black men in a position relative to white men that is really no better than the position they occupied only a few years after the Civil Rights Act of 1965.
prison  prisonconditions  prisonreform  crime  race  racism 
april 2015 by brendanmcfadden
Three Years on Rikers Without Trial
A boy was accused of taking a backpack. The courts took the next three years of his life.
prison  crime  newyork  socialproblems  criminaljustice  prisonconditions  prisons  thenewyorker  rikersisland  kaliefbrowder 
april 2015 by brendanmcfadden
The Myth of Police Reform
The real problem is the belief that all our social problems can be solved with force.
tanehisicoates  theatlantic  law  lawenforcement  police  policebrutality  crime  criminaljustice 
april 2015 by brendanmcfadden
In Chapel Hill Shooting of 3 Muslims, a Question of Motive
It was a little after 5 p.m., a quiet time in a quiet neighborhood, before many people had returned home from work on Tuesday, when two women called 911 to report multiple gunshots and screams echoing through a condominium complex here near the University of North Carolina.
chapelhill  northcarolina  crime  hatecrime  islam  muslims  nytimes 
february 2015 by brendanmcfadden
A Prisoner’s Reading List
While working as editorial assistant for Applause Theater Books and then an agent associate for Nancy Love Literary Agency, Daniel Genis developed an addiction to heroin, which drove him to commit five robberies with pocketknife during August 2003. In November of the same year he was identified by one of his victims, arrested and eventually convicted of five counts of armed robbery, for which he was sentenced to 12 years in prison.
prison  crime  literature  books  writers  thenewyorker  writing 
december 2014 by brendanmcfadden
At Florida State, Football Clouds Justice
In a community whose self-image and economic well-being are so tightly bound to the fortunes of the nation’s top-ranked college football team, law enforcement officers are finely attuned to a suspect’s football connections. Those ties are cited repeatedly in police reports examined by The Times. What’s more, dozens of officers work second jobs directing traffic and providing security at home football games, and many express their devotion to the Seminoles on social media.
nytimes  football  sports  crime  police  law  floridastate 
october 2014 by brendanmcfadden
The Quaid Conspiracy
They’re spending nights in their car, on the run from the same shadowy cabal—“the Hollywood Star Whackers”—who may have killed Heath Ledger, possibly sabotaged Jeremy Piven, and could now be targeting Lindsay Lohan. No, this is not the plot of Oscar nominee and Golden Globe winner Randy Quaid’s latest movie. It is what he and his wife, Evi, swear is really happening to them. With the Quaids in Canada, the author probes their nightmare reality, which has alienated friends and family, and turned the couple into outlaws.
randyquaid  vanityfair  hollywood  celebrity  crime 
october 2014 by brendanmcfadden
Trouble in Paradise
Settled in 1790 by mutineers from the storied H.M.S. Bounty, Pitcairn Island is one of the British Empire’s most isolated remnants, a mystical hunk of rock that was largely ignored until 1996. Then Pitcairn’s secret was exposed: generations of rape and child molestation as a way of life. Delving into the South Pacific island’s past, the authors chronicle its 10-year clash with the British legal system, which ripped apart a tiny society.
vanityfair  pitcairnisland  crime  anthropology  society  sexuality  travel  rape 
september 2014 by brendanmcfadden
Pablo Escobar’s Private Prison Is Now Run by Monks for Senior Citizens
In exchange for his surrender, the top Colombian drug lord was allowed to build his jail—complete with a disco, jacuzzi, and waterfall. Now 23 years later, it's a home for the elderly.
thedailybeast  pabloescobar  crime  drugs  thewarondrugs  drugwar  cartel  colombia 
september 2014 by brendanmcfadden
The Witness
FOR MORE THAN A DECADE, IT WAS MICHELLE LYONS’S JOB TO OBSERVE THE FINAL MOMENTS OF DEATH ROW INMATES—BUT WATCHING 278 EXECUTIONS DID NOT COME WITHOUT A COST.
texasmonthly  crime  deathpenalty  texas 
september 2014 by brendanmcfadden
What I've Learned from Two Years Collecting Data on Police Killings
A few days ago, Deadspin's Kyle Wagner began to compile a list of all police-involved shootings in the U.S. He's not the only one to undertake such a project: D. Brian Burghart, a writer for the Reno News & Review, has been attempting a crowdsourced national database of deadly police violence. We asked Brian to write about what he's learned from his project.
gawker  crime  police  statistics  deadspin 
august 2014 by brendanmcfadden
The NRA's Murder Mystery
Today, Robert Dowlut is the National Rifle Association’s top lawyer. Fifty years ago, he was convicted of murdering a woman with a handgun.
motherjones  politics  NRA  guns  crime 
august 2014 by brendanmcfadden
The Many Lives of Aubrey Lee Price
The fugitive banker finally talks. And you won't believe what he has to say
aubreyleeprice  crime  bankrobbery  atlantamagazine 
july 2014 by brendanmcfadden
I Would Only Rob Banks for My Family
SCOTT CATT SEEMED LIKE AN ORDINARY DAD—HARDWORKING, RESPONSIBLE, DEVOTED TO HIS SON AND DAUGHTER—BUT HE HAD A VERY STRANGE SECRET. AND SO DID HIS CHILDREN.
crime  truecrime  texasmonthly  bank  robbery  family 
june 2014 by brendanmcfadden
Who Killed Lois Duncan's Daughter
Lois Arquette wrote successful teen thrillers like I Know What You Did Last Summer under the name Lois Duncan until 1989, when her daughter was murdered. What followed was a twisted tale, with a potential police cover-up, a seedy criminal network, uncanny coincidences, and psychics — and a mother still trying to find answers.
loisduncan  murder  crime  writer 
june 2014 by brendanmcfadden
Murder in Miniature
One woman’s ghastly dollhouse dioramas turned crime scene investigation into a science.
crime  slate  rancesglessnerlee  forensics  dollhouse  diorama 
june 2014 by brendanmcfadden
Dr. Nicholas and Mr. Hyde
Henry Nicholas isn’t just another tech-boom billionaire charged with backdating stock options. All the drive, arrogance, and aggression he poured into building microchip-maker Broadcom—one of the major success stories of the Internet Age—morphed into an increasing obsession with sex and drugs, according to federal prosecutors. The author investigates the allegations about Nicholas’s out-of-control world: the parade of prostitutes, the spiking of clients’ drinks with Ecstasy, and the secret lair he built underneath the Orange County mansion he shared with his wife and kids.
sex  drugs  vanityfair  henrynicholas  corruption  technology  crime 
june 2014 by brendanmcfadden
Burglars Who Took On F.B.I. Abandon Shadows - NYTimes.com
The perfect crime is far easier to pull off when nobody is watching. So on a night nearly 43 years ago, while Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier bludgeoned each other over 15 rounds in a televised title bout viewed by millions around the world, burglars took a lock pick and a crowbar and broke into a Federal Bureau of Investigation office in a suburb of Philadelphia, making off with nearly every document inside.
nytimes  crime  politics  fbi 
january 2014 by brendanmcfadden
What Kind of Monster Wants to Shoot Up His School?
The case of a teenager who didn’t kill his classmates—but talked about it.
gawker  crime  schoolshootings  criminaljustice 
december 2013 by brendanmcfadden
Gangster in the Huddle
Aaron Hernandez might have been one of the NFL’s all-time greats, but he could never escape drugs, guns and a life of violence
football  crime  rollingstone  nfl  sports  aaronhernandez 
august 2013 by brendanmcfadden
The Long Con
The intertwined lives of an Oregon rancher and a Indiana fraudster.
con  crime  indianapolismonthly 
june 2013 by brendanmcfadden
The Body in Room 348 - How a Mysterious Beaumont, Texas, Murder Was Solved
The corpse at the Eleganté Hotel stymied the Beaumont, Texas, police. They could find no motive for the killing of popular oil-and-gas man Greg Fleniken—and no explanation for how he had received his strange internal injuries. Bent on tracking down his killer, Fleniken’s widow, Susie, turned to private investigator Ken Brennan, the subject of a previous Vanity Fair story. Once again, as Mark Bowden reports, it was Brennan’s sleuthing that cracked the case.
beaumont  murder  mystery  crime  texas  vanityfair 
april 2013 by brendanmcfadden
Death of a Ranger
BY THE TIME A MINOR DOPE DEALER DISCOVERED THE MAN KICKING IN HIS DOOR WAS A TEXAS RANGER, IT WAS TOO LATE FOR THEM BOTH.
murder  texasrangers  crime  texas 
april 2013 by brendanmcfadden
The Mistress and the Narcotraficante
AN EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT FROM A UT PROFESSOR'S NEW BOOK ON THE JUÁREZ DRUG WARS
mexico  crime  juarez  texasmonthly  texas  drugwar 
april 2013 by brendanmcfadden
Cruel and Unusual Punishment: The Shame of Three Strikes Laws
While Wall Street crooks walk, thousands sit in California prisons for life over crimes as trivial as stealing socks
threestrikeslaw  crime  rollingstone  matttaibbi  criminaljustice  laweekly 
april 2013 by brendanmcfadden
The Innocent Man, Part One
On August 13, 1986, Michael Morton came home from work to discover that his wife had been brutally murdered in their bed. His nightmare had only begun.
crime  texasmonthly 
november 2012 by brendanmcfadden
The Last Ride of the Polo Shirt Bandit
William Guess was his name—and it was prophetic. When he shot himself while surrounded by the police, he left unanswered the question that had stumped his pursuers: Why did an ordinary middle-class Texan turn into the most prolific bank robber in the state’s history?
texas  bankrobbery  crime  texasmonthly 
october 2012 by brendanmcfadden
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