Crime

The Gambino Crime Family

The Gambino crime family is one of the "Five Families" that control the inner workings of organised crime in New York within the infamous criminal phenomenon known as the Mafia or Cosa Nostra. The Gambino family is named after Carlo Gambino, boss of the family at the time of the McClellan hearings in 1963 when the structure of organised crime first gained public attention. The Gambino family fo

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The Shooting of Ronald Reagan

On March 30th of 1981, just a mear 69 days into Ronald Reagan's presidency an attempted assassination was carried out on his life. Reagan had just wrapped up a speaking engagement at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. and upon leaving the venue a man by the name of John Hinckley, Jr. opened fire on him, as a result of which President Reagan and three others were hit and wounded. The m

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The Yorkshire Ripper

The Yorkshire Ripper

From 1975 up until his conviction in 1981 Peter Sutcliffe or rather "The Yorkshire Ripper", spread fear throughout Yorkshire in the United Kingdom. He was convicted of murdering 13 women and attempting to murder a further 7 more. Mainly targeting prostitutes, his initial outbreak of violence towards them seems to have been spurred on by the fact that he was swindled out of money by one such lady o

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Britain’s Outlaws: Highwaymen, Pirates and Rogues

Crime was endemic for a period of time in the British 18th century, on the open road thieves and robbers would rob with impunity, on the high seas pirates roamed and closer to home rogues threatened the lives and livelihoods of your ordinary citizens. Nowhere was safe, least of all towns and cities where from their own underworld felons robbed, burgled and cheated. Across the country there was

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No Laughing Matter: Inside the Bill Cosby Allegations

In the fall 2014, Bill Cosby was re-staking his claim as an A-list celebrity at the age of 77, he was staring right into the eyes of a career rejuvenation and 30 years after his NBC blockbuster series "The Cosby Show" the network was cooking up another Cosby sitcom, Netflix had plans to stream a comedy special and a 500 page biography was a New York Times bestseller. Things were looking up unti

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Crimes That Shook Britain: James Bulger

On the afternoon of Friday the 12th of February 1993, a 2 year old boy disappeared from a shopping centre in Bootle near Liverpool in Britain, the boys name is James Bulger. Despite a mass search to find the child nobody could have predicted the horrific outcome that would later be revealed. The circumstances behind James Bulgers disappearance and ultimate death were incomprehensible as it became

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Toe Tag Parole: To Live and Die on Yard A

Many people think that serving a life sentence in jail is much better than the death sentence. This is probably true, seeing as you hold on to your life and you get to live to see your family every so often. But is it really better knowing that you have to spend your whole life confined to your jail cell and the prison where you will be kept? In a sense, it is a death sentence. For many people,

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Jimmy Savile

Jimmy Savile

For years he was regarded as a TV and radio superstar, he was also a friend to the rich and famous but since his death back in 2011 the sinister truth about Jimmy Savile has been revealed. Jimmy Savile, once one of Britain's favourite stars and adored by millions of television viewers is now regarded as one of the country's most prolific sex offenders, his preying on young victims and just how he

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Ross Kemp on Gangs: A Kenya Special

By now I imagine most of you documentary lovers out there will be familiar with the documentary series known as "Ross Kemp on Gangs", but for those of you that don't it is a British series hosted by none other than actor Ross Kemp, best known for his role played in EastEnders. On the show we see Kemp travel around the world talking to various gang members, people who have been directly affected by

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