Browsing: Crime

A Brief History On April 17, 1912, Russian Imperial soldiers fired on a crowd of protesting goldfield workers in Siberia that were upset about the arrest of their strike committee.  Perhaps 270 striking workers were killed and a similar number wounded.  Such brutal treatment ultimately led to the Russian Revolution and the formation of the USSR, a self-described “workers’ paradise.” Digging Deeper Soviet authorities, especially the Cheka secret police, killed protesting and striking workers on a grand scale, both by gunning down workers and by executing arrested workers.  Killings of disgruntled workers and soldiers included drowning as well as shooting!…

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A Brief History On April 8, 1945, in the waning weeks of World War II, a German train transporting about 4,000 concentration camp inmates, including Ukrainians, Poles, Russians, Dutch, and French nationals, was accidentally bombed by an Allied air raid targeting German military rail traffic. Digging Deeper By April of 1945, Allied air forces ruled the skies over Germany and a favorite target was railroad trains.  On the fateful day cited here, the prison train was next to an ammunition train in a rail yard at Celle, in Prussian Hanover.  The ammo train was hit, and the explosions killed many…

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A Brief History On April 2, 2021, a 25 year old African American “Black Nationalist,” Noah Green, murdered a US Capitol police officer and injured another when Green drove his car into the officer and a vehicle barricade at the US Capitol. Digging Deeper Green then attacked the police with a knife before being fatally shot by the police. This murderer’s aggression toward law enforcement officers was and is in no way unusual, as the police face such violence every day.  In fact, there are many more ways police face danger than from violent attackers. In 2023, 123 US police…

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A Brief History On March 31, 1995, American singer and “Queen of Tejano Music,” Selena, was murdered, incredibly by the president of her fan club!  The bad fan had as part of her fan club duties the responsibility for managing income from club dues, merchandise, and other Selena income, money that she was embezzling.  Soon after the thefts were discovered, the fan gone bad shot Selena to death at the age of 23. Digging Deeper It may be nice at times to have loyal fans, but some fans go too far.  Some examples of fans going overboard include: John Lennon,…

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A Brief History On March 29, 1951, Copenhagen, Denmark was the scene of one of the most bizarre bank robberies ever, a robbery that cost two people their lives! Digging Deeper Investigators later reconstructed the crime, with the two robbers probably sharing a jail cell after being convicted of treason during World War II.  In prison they developed an interest in hypnosis and Asian mysticism. One ex-con allegedly hypnotized the other to rob a bank, and in the process killed a teller and the bank manager.  The robber fled by bicycle but was soon captured.  The hypnotist half of the…

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