Something I love about 19th century German anarchist papers is how much space they give to just directly addressing the ruling class, with the sole purpose of inciting fear and panic in them - basically ‘we’re going to kill all of you one by one and there’s fuck all you can do about it’, and it worked too, all the evidence shows that they were absolutely shitting themselves. They would drag anarchists into court and the defendant would use his whole time to tell the judge that he’d shortly be getting murdered. Like:
Rumpf was a chief of police, stabbed to death in front of his own house by an anarchist (not even this one, Lieske was completely innocent but thought he’d square go the world at his trial anyway)
‘First, we know from observational studies, from experience, that it is a red flag that when a child is not reported immediately to authorities…that is something we look for for foul play. This child, from history, was not reported for a long time. The other thing that makes it a homicide is that the body was hidden; a child’s body is thrown out, hidden in a field. We know that is one of the things we look for when we are looking for homicide.
Also it’s often found that these bodies are in, not always, but closed containers, a suitcase or a plastic bag, like this child was. That again, is from our experience from observational, systematic studies, a red flag for homicide. And the last, besides the delay, besides being found in a field, decomposed, would be the duct tape, somewhere located on the lower half of the face. There is no child that should have duct tape on its face when it dies.’
-Chief Medical Examiner Dr Jan Garavaglia testifies at the trial of Casey Anthony, accused of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. Despite a mountain of evidence against her, in 2011 Casey was found not guilty of murder.
Summary: Grayson, his twin brother and their 3 best friends work for the police force. They’re working on busting the biggest drug case of the century, ran by the most dangerous gang in America. While busting down doors, and trying to track down the bad guys, Grayson’s attention turns to a mysterious girl with a mysterious tattoo. Who is she? Where is she from, and what’s her story? What happens when you fall in love with one of America’s top 10 wanted criminals?
Warnings: Mentions of drugs, violence, guns, and blood. Cursing.
A/N: It’s here! The new series is here! I’m really excited about this one! It’s a little different from all the fluffy lovely dovey stuff I write, but I really like it, and I hope you guys enjoy it! Feel free to let me know what you guys think about it! Love you guys <3
( All the characters are in their mid 20s in this series. )
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My name is Grayson Dolan, and I work for LAPD. I’m a head narcotics cop, and alongside me were my best friends Ethan Dolan, and Nate Garner. Ethan also happens to be my twin brother, and Nate has been our best friend since high school.
Our other best friends Aaron, and Jack works for the police force also. They were double agents, who would soon be ranked with us, once we bust this big drug case.
It was Ethan’s, Nate’s and I’s weekend off, but we were called into LAPD headquarters for a meeting. Chief never holds meetings on a Saturday, so whatever this was about, its clearly important.
I should be listening to the chief, but I was doodling away in my notepad. For the past 2 weeks, every page in my notes is filled with drawings of a compass, with leaves floating around it. It was actually a girl’s tattoo that I was drawing. I have no idea why, but I just couldn’t get it or the girl out of my head.
JACK THE RIPPER IDENTITY FINALLY REVEALED AFTER 126 YEARS THANKS TO DNA EVIDENCE
DNA evidence has uncovered the identity of Jack The Ripper, and it’s none of the romantic suspects – such as the Queen’s surgeon Sir William Gull, or artist Walter Sickert.
The most infamous serial killer in history has been identified as a relatively underwhelming Polish madman called Aaron Kosminski, who was committed to a mental asylum at the height of the Ripper hysteria.
Kosminski was actually a suspect at the time of the murders, even named by Chief Inspector Donald Swanson in notes the policemen made, but as the myth and legend of the murders grew over more than 125 years, so too did the list of more fanciful suspects.
The breakthrough came when a scientist, using cutting-edge technology, matched DNA evidence on a shawl found at one of the crime scenes with descendants of Kosminski.
Dr Jari Louhelainen, a Finnish expert in historic DNA, was brought in to study a shawl found with Catherine Eddowes, the second-last ‘confirmed’ victim of the Ripper, whose body was discovered in Mitre Square on September 30.
Dr Louhelainen is quoted as saying: ‘It has taken a great deal of hard work, using cutting-edge scientific techniques which would not have been possible five years ago.
‘Once I had the profile, I could compare it to that of the female descendant of Kosminski’s sister, who had given us a sample of her DNA swabbed from inside her mouth.
‘The first strand of DNA showed a 99.2 per cent match, as the analysis instrument could not determine the sequence of the missing 0.8 per cent fragment of DNA. On testing the second strand, we achieved a perfect 100 per cent match.’
The Denial of Homosexuality: Same-Sex Incidents in Himmler’s SS and Police
In public, Heinrich Himmler minimized the existence of same-sex sexuality within the elite Schutzstaffel (SS). “In the whole of the SS there occur about eight to ten cases per year,” Himmler announced to his senior SS generals in February 1937, clearly satisfied that the “problem” of homosexuality was almost solved. Soon he hoped to reduce the number further by sending miscreants to concentration camps and having them “shot while trying to escape.” Their fate would serve as a dire warning. Himmler’s estimate of the prevalence of homosexuality in the ranks of the SS was hardly accurate. In the city of Leipzig alone, four SS men were arrested for homosexual offenses in 1937 and 1938. Burkhard Jellonnek’s calculation that 57 percent of those arrested in Düsseldorf on such charges during the Third Reich belonged to one or another Nazi organization makes it likely that there were SS men among them, too. In 1940, sixteen cases of homosexuality were brought before the internal SS courts, and in the first quarter alone of 1943, no fewer than twenty-two convictions were recorded. Richard Plant’s proposition, that from the time of the Röhm Purge, “no halfway intelligent gay was likely to join the homophobic SS,” seems to stand confounded.
While these figures are modest when compared to the thousands of ordinary Germans convicted every year by Nazi courts for homosexual offenses, it is nonetheless instructive to focus on the incidence of such “crimes” in the SS and police. The SS was the organization meant to embody the highest National Socialist values, and it played a central role in the most public homosexual scandal of the entire regime, the murder of the chief of staff of Hitler’s Sturmabteilung (SA), Ernst Röhm. As the leader of the SS and the police, Himmler himself deserves special attention. His speeches and writings dealt more obsessively with homosexuality than did those of any other Nazi leader, and his comments were broadly consistent in their sharp condemnation of homosexuality. On several documented occasions between 1934 and 1943, Himmler spoke or wrote of the acceptability, even the desirability, of killing homosexuals. However, the actual disciplining of suspected homosexuals in the SS and other organizations under Himmler’s control was far from uniform or consistent. Since punishment for those convicted of homosexuality did not become increasingly severe, even after the legal enactment in November of 1941 of capital punishment for such offenses among the SS and police, the model of “cumulative radicalization” does not accurately describe Nazi policy on homosexuals. The precise nature of the offense was no predictor of the outcome of a trial. SS courts did not usually make snap judgments but weighed the evidence quite carefully and sometimes approached the evidence with a little common sense. When the death penalty was prescribed, appeals against the sentence were occasionally successful. Even Himmler’s own position vacillated: while he was all for summary justice in 1943, he showed at least partial lenience in the winter of 1945 by sending convicted men to the front to prove themselves instead of ordering their executions. This essay suggests why he made such decisions at particular moments and examines them in the broader context of wartime policy and cultural fears.
“Can I request Michael and maybe how you and him both react to him being sent to jail? Maybe he comes out?! idk up to you”
Michael Gray - Broken
You were a few feet away from the entrance to the house when Michael stepped in front of you, stopping you in your tracks. You glanced over his shoulder watching the others file through the door before meeting his eyes.
“Come on we’re going to be late, we can’t keep Tommy waiting”
You began to walk forward in the hope he would listen to you and retreat to your side but then again, when did he ever listen to you. He stayed firmly where he was, putting a hand out to stop you before you barged into him as you pleaded to get past.
On this day in 1890, hundreds of Native Americans were killed by United States government forces at Wounded Knee, South Dakota. Tensions between the federal government and the indigenous peoples of America had led to frequent bouts of warfare ever since the country was first colonised by Europeans. These wars became particularly intense during the latter half of the nineteenth century, and despite several key victories for Native Americans - most famously at the Battle of Little Bighorn in 1876 - the federal government increasingly pushed native peoples onto reservations. The government were particularly alarmed by the growing Ghost Dance movement, which was a spiritual movement which prophesised the imminent defeat of the white man and the resumption of the traditional Indian way of life. The movement factored into mounting tensions at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, which were exacerbated by the murder of Sioux chief Sitting Bull on December 15th 1890. The situation came to a head fourteen days later, when the U.S. Army’s 7th Cavalry surrounded a group of Ghost Dancers, under the leadership of Lakota Sioux chief Big Foot, near Wounded Knee Creek in the reservation. During this confrontation, a shot was fired, and the fighting descended into a massacre of Native Americans by the well-equipped army. It is estimated that around 200 people died - nearly half of whom were women and children - though some historians place the number much higher. Only 25 U.S. soldiers were killed, and 20 of the survivors were awarded the Medal of Honor. The Wounded Knee massacre was a pivotal moment in the history of indigenous relations in North America, as it marks the last major confrontation of the Indian wars. The incident also provides a poignant symbol around which Native American activist groups have rallied, providing the title for Dee Brown’s famous history Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (1970), and becoming the focal point of the occupation of Wounded Knee in 1973.
Hey Kirigiri, can I ask you something? If someone puts a toxin in a dessert with no one else noticing or knowing, and it's served to a table then injested, who becomes a murderer: the chief, the one who spiked the dish, or the one who served the dish?
The one who spiked the dish. All the other persons are also victims because they were used by the murderer.
There's a fic where Draco is powerful, engaged to astoria, and lucius is minister. Muggleborns are treated like dirt and hermione works in a dress shop and she's accused of someone's murder at the shop. Draco investigates and takes an interest in her but she keeps talking back to him, ron asks her to marry him to keep her safe but she refuses and eventually someone else gets mudered and Draco takes her in but can't kill her. They sleep together and then he asks her to leave and never come back
His One Unforgivable Sin (Part 1, Part 2) - by dramioneinlove - Rated: NC-17 -(Prompt 96)- In a world where Muggleborns are the lower class, Hermione Granger works for Madam Malkin’s as an apprentice. When pure-blood women who have bought dress robes there are murdered, Draco Malfoy, Chief of Aurors and son of Minister, starts the investigation, and Hermione is his first suspect.