From Nelson Mandela to Rosa Parks
Not everybody who is in jail are chronic riots, and the prison isn’t just for bad boys. These rioters were behind the bars for great reasons even if it didn’t looked like that.
For example, Rosa Parks, who committed an unforgivable offense in her time. In particular, on December 1st, 1955, she refused to obey a bus driver, sitting down on the places reserved for white people. As a result, she had to sleep in a jail of a police station. However, there was a bigger consequence: her bold gesture was the origin of buses’ boycott of Montgomery, starting point of the fight for the civil right of black people in USA, in the 1960s.
Category Archive: Crime and Punishment
From Nelson Mandela to Rosa Parks
Pervert who blackmailed girls jailed for six years
It was Jonathan Murphy, from Wirral, GB, who blackmailed his victims. In particular, that if he did not receive the snaps that he would make a personal visit to the U.S. and kidnap them. The 35-year-old also sent incriminating footage of the girls to their friends, via Facebook in a bid to bolster his threats. He pleaded guilty to three offenses of blackmail and a further 26 offenses of downloading and distributing indecent images. Murphy, pretending to be a good looking teenager, convinced his victims to reveal parts of their body via a webcam, and having complied, he then used the footage to obtain further images.
Made in the USSR Spy toys of KGB, CIA, HVA, MI9
Undoubtedly, most boys in their childhood and even some adults dreamed about spy toys. For example, Secret cameras, electronic listening systems, and hidden guns. Noteworthy, Washington, DC Spy Museum has the inspiring collection of such spy toys, used by different security agencies of different countries. In particular, by KGB, CIA, HVA, and MI9.
KGB – national security agency of the Soviet Union.
CIA – Central Intelligence Agency of the United States government.
HVA – Hauptverwaltung Aufklarung, the defunct foreign intelligence service of the German Democratic Republic.
MI9 – the British Directorate of Military Intelligence Section 9.
Celebrities Mug Shots
Kurt Cobain, arrested by Aberdeen, Washington police in May 1986 and charged with trespassing while intoxicated. Of course, all these not planned photos of celebrities show them in their bad days. In fact, Hollywood stars did not perceive photos taken at the police as humiliation. On the contrary, we can say that the Polaroid police pictures of celebrities caught on the hook of justice, is a kind of trophy. Shot in facade and profile, the stars are often endowed with a mocking smile. Thanks to the website Mugshots.com, we can see the confirmation of this.
Famous American gangsters
The most influential leaders of the mafia clans who ruled the criminal world in the US in various years of the twentieth century. Alphonse Gabriel Capone was an Italian American gangster who became the boss of the criminal organization known as The Chicago Outfit. He made a fortune in bootleg liquor during Prohibition. However, Capone’s rule over Chicago stopped in 1931 when he into prison for tax evasion. And after his release he was hospitalized for dementia as a result of having advanced syphilis. Capone died in his house in Florida, never returning to Chicago after his release from prison.
Known as ‘‘Scarface’’ for the disfiguring scars that marked the left side of his face, Capone fascinated Chicago and the nation. In particular, for his combination of street brutality, stylish living, and ability to elude justice during the 1920s. Even after his conviction on charges of tax evasion in 1931, Capone remained a dominant figure in the national culture. For example, the story of his rise and fall, which author Jay Robert Nash has succinctly described as being from ‘‘rags to riches to jail’’. Also, he served as the archetype of gangster life in film and television portrayals of American organized crime.
Coulrophobia Fear of clowns
An odd phenomenon, Clown phobia – found in adults as well as children. Undoubtedly, the fear of clowns would appear to be a strangely common phobia. Meanwhile, many people claim to be scared of clowns, finding them disturbing, somewhat “creepy” figures. And others possess a stronger, abnormal and overriding fear of clowns. Even in their adult lives, true coulrophobics find the very presence of a clown a terrifying prospect. And one of the reasons could be infamous serial killer known as «Killer Clown». John Wayne Gacy, Jr., born on March 17, 1942, raped and murdered 33 young people, including several teenagers.
You are not alone
It’s tough being ginger even when you’re a seal: Lonely pup shunned by his colony. Sitting all alone on a beach, this little seal is an outcast from the colony. Having reddish-brown color of fur and the palest of blue eyes. The rest of its sleek black family took an instant dislike to the ginger pup, leaving it to fend for itself. The pictures were taken by a Russian photographer Anatoly Strakhov, who spotted the seal on Tyuleniy Island, Russia.