To investigate the conditions in the New York State prison system for women circa 1916, socialist reformer Madeleine Zabriskie Doty
arranges to have herself incarcerated, masquerading as a real criminal, under the name "Maggie Martin."
Read her experiences here, in SOCIETY'S MISFITS.
It appears that the 126 year old cold case of Jack the Ripper
has been solved by DNA testing. A shawl that was alleged to have been found next to Catherine Eddowes, one of the Ripper's victims, carries mitochondrial DNA profiles from both Eddowes' line and the familial line of one of the Ripper suspects. Polish immigrant Aaron Kosminski, who subsequently spent his later years in mental asylums, lived in the area of the killings, and was a suspect, left his DNA behind on a bloody shawl. That shawl turned out to be a time capsule for justice.
A tornado recently ripped through the town of Kingsport, Tennessee, damaging homes and scattering belongings, including all the stuff that Jerrod Christian had in his home, allowing his neighbors to see it and realize that 'Hey, wait a second! That looks like our stuff that was recently stolen.'
One of Christian's neighbors said, "I kind of had suspicions, but you can't just accuse people without proof."
Christian is now locked up, awaiting trial. [ABC News
What are the actual odds that Billy would be deader'n a doornail as a result of his impetuous behavior?
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This happened in 1984, for pete's sake!
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What horrid crime did this nice little old lady commit? Murder? Embezzlement? Drunken driving?
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