Serial Killer UK Ian Brady and Myra Hindley

Ian Brady, a serial killer UK of five children whose role in the 1960s "Moors Murders" made him one of Britain's most reviled criminals, died on Monday. He was 79. Health officials said serial killer UK Brady died at a high-security psychiatric hospital in northwestern England. No cause of death was immediately given. At a court hearing in February, lawyers said serial killer UK Brady had been bedridden for [...]

By | 2017-10-30T02:59:19+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Sheriff that was Hard to Kill Buford Pusser

Buford Pusser was the sheriff of McNairy, Tenn., back in the 1960s. When criminals weren't busy laughing at his name, they were busy getting their asses busted by the Pusser of Justice. The sheriff Buford was a hell of a sheriff, and as such, made a lot of enemies. Among them was the State Line Mafia. When the Mafia robbed a nearby restaurant, killing one of Pusser's friends in [...]

By | 2017-10-30T08:33:13+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Categories: Historical Events, Public Figures|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Big Escape From Alcatraz: June 11, 1962

During the 29 years, the federal penitentiary on Alcatraz Island operated, a total of 36 inmates attempted to escape from what was considered the most impenetrable prison in America. Most of them were caught, others were shot and killed and a few drowned in the chilly waters of San Francisco Bay. According to the U.S. Marshals Service, only three remain unaccounted for: Frank Morris and John and Clarence Anglin, [...]

By | 2017-10-30T08:33:23+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Categories: Historical Events|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Japanese War Crimes: The Nanking Massacre

The Japanese invasion of China immediately before and during World War II lasted from the early 1930's to 1945. During this dark period in modern Asian history, the Japanese war crimes military machine was motivated by an uncontrollable desire for aggression, expansion, and imperialism. The brutalities and atrocities committed by the Japanese military in China and elsewhere in Asia finally ended with destruction on Japanese soil -- the atomic [...]

By | 2017-11-02T20:25:40+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Categories: Historical Events, World War II|Tags: , , |2 Comments

The Chessmaniac Killer: Alexander Pichushkin

Russian serial killer Alexander Pichushkin, nicknamed "The Chessboard Killer," or the chessmaniac was caught in Moscow and convicted in 2007 of killing 48 people. Synopsis Following his arrest, the police discovered a chessboard with dates on all but two of the squares, apparently connected to the murders he committed. Due to the gruesomeness and number of murders, Russians considered reinstating the death penalty. His First Murder Serial killer Alexander [...]

By | 2017-10-30T08:51:15+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Charles Lucky Luciano American Gangster

The modern American Mafia took form under the leadership of Charles "Lucky" Luciano (1897-1962). Born in Sicily but raised in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, Luciano facilitated the killings of the city’s top two Mafia bosses. He brought about fundamental changes to organized crime, setting up the Five Families to rule New York and establishing a National Crime Syndicate. Lucky Luciano was convicted on prostitution charges in 1936 but was paroled [...]

By | 2017-10-30T09:03:46+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Meyer Lansky American Gangster

Meyer Lansky, an organized crime figure known for his sharp financial acumen, was instrumental in the development of a national crime syndicate in the United States. Synopsis Meyer Lansky was born in 1902 in Grodno, Russia (present-day Belarus), immigrating to America as a child. Growing up on tough streets, he eventually became an organized crime figure instrumental in the development of a national crime syndicate in the United States. [...]

By | 2017-10-30T09:05:20+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Jewish American Mobster Benjamin Bugsy Siegel

On February 28, 1906, Jewish American Mobster Bugsy Siegel was born in Brooklyn, New York. At the time of birth, he was given the name Benjamin by his parents who were Jewish immigrants. Siegel was introduced to crime early in life. He grew up in a crime-ridden section of Williamsburg where there were Irish and Italian gangs. Jewish American Siegel began the life of crime by extorting money from [...]

By | 2017-10-30T09:08:16+00:00 April 9th, 2017|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Nucky Johnson The Boss of Atlantic City

Enoch Lewis "Nucky" Johnson was an Atlantic City political boss and racketeer who unofficially ran the Republican political machine that controlled Atlantic City and Atlantic County from the 1910s - 1930s. Born in 1883 in Smithville, New Jersey, "Nucky" (a nickname derived from his first name) was allegedly involved in promoting bootlegging during Prohibition, illegal gambling activities, and prostitution. Johnson graduated from Atlantic City High School in 1900. In [...]

By | 2017-10-30T09:46:34+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , , |0 Comments

American Gangster: John Gotti Gambino Mafia Boss

John Gotti was an organized crime leader who became head of the Gambino family. Born on October 27, 1940, in the South Bronx, New York, John Gotti would face run-ins with the law several times, including a four-year prison term for manslaughter, before becoming head of the Gambino crime family. Nicknamed "Teflon Don" for his ability to remain free, Gotti was eventually convicted on multiple criminal counts and sentenced [...]

By | 2017-11-02T21:47:26+00:00 December 24th, 2016|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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