Browsing: January 11

A Brief History On January 11. 2003, Governor George Ryan took the extraordinary step of commuting the sentences of 167 Illinois Death Row inmates to life in prison due to the scandal that had rocked the Chicago Police Department, in which Detective Jon Burge was accused of torturing confessions out of over 200 arrestees.  Burge was convicted of obstruction of justice and perjury, later serving 3 years in jail for his crimes. Digging Deeper Burge, a Vietnam War veteran, had earned a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart while in combat.  After leaving the Army, he had joined the Chicago…

A Brief History Documentary fans, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see Alien Intrusion: Unmasking a Deception on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 7:00 PM at Regal Richmond Town Square Stadium 20 in Richmond Heights, Ohio!  Please visit this link for the chance to win a pass.  Winners will be notified by January 10th via email address provided.  Tickets will be sent electronically to the email address provided. Digging Deeper Millions of people have seen UFOs and many even recall personal encounters with strange entities.  The popular view is that these are advanced aliens…

A Brief History On January 11, 2003, Illinois Governor George Ryan commuted the death sentences of 167 convicted murderers in Illinois prisons due to the scandal of Chicago Police Detective Jon Burge having allegedly tortured confessions out of the then suspects. Digging Deeper Burge, a Vietnam Veteran and US Army soldier who earned a Bronze Star and Purple Heart in Vietnam had joined the Chicago Police Department in 1970 while only 22 years old.  Burge had a spectacular police career, becoming a Detective in 1972 and promoted to Lieutenant, gaining command of a Violent Crimes unit, then Bomb and Arson…

A Brief History On January 11, 1973, the American League of Major League Baseball voted to accept a rule change allowing for the position of “designated hitter” (DH) so that pitchers would not have to bat, something which they, with a few exceptions such as Babe Ruth, were generally weak at.  Before then, there was only the option of using a pinch hitter, but that meant that that particular pitcher would have had to be pulled from the game.  H&H Notes:  The National League still has their pitchers bat.  When teams from the two leagues meet, such as in a World Series, the…

A Brief History On January 11, 1960, by killing his own mother, serial murderer Henry Lee Lucas committed his first known murder of 3,000 he later confessed to! Digging Deeper Digging deeper, we find drifter and loser Henry Lee Lucas leading a life of crime that he blamed on his miserable childhood. Lucas’ father had died young leaving a bizarre, abusive wife to raise the kids.  Lucas’ mother once shot a mule that had been a gift to Lucas and also severely beat him for accepting a teddy bear from a school teacher when he was a boy.  (Apparently, he was not allowed to accept…