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December 3, 1989 – Forensic Evidence Used to Catch a Kidnapper

To start off with the family of Melissa Brannen has not had closure. Their little girl is still missing! Missingkids.com Fairfax County Police (Virginia) – Missing Persons Unit – 1-703-691-8888 Or Your Local FBI Missing Since: December 3, 1989 Missing From: Fairfax, VA Date of Birth: April 12, 1984 Age Now: 31 Sex: Female Race:… Continue reading December 3, 1989 – Forensic Evidence Used to Catch a Kidnapper

1800s · Criminals · Murder · Old West · Thief · Trains

November 30, 1902-Kid Curry Logan (Butch Cassidy’s Gang) Sentenced

On November 30, 1902–Kid Curry Logan–part of Butch Cassidy’s Wild Bunch Gang–was captured and sentenced. Author’s Note: I needed to write about this topic because I have distant ties to the outlaw Butch Cassidy–with whom Kid Curry Logan was associated. Butch Cassidy was a rough, salty, vicious outlaw and played a huge part in the… Continue reading November 30, 1902-Kid Curry Logan (Butch Cassidy’s Gang) Sentenced

1800s · Army · Manifest Destiny · Murder · Old West · United States · US Civil War

November 29,1864 – The Massacre at Sand Creek

This article is a touchy subject, and I left out some of the offensive verbiage from eye witnesses. In my opinion, this is the most horrendous, vulgar, and deplorable act that has ever been perpetrated by anyone wearing the uniform of a US serviceman. I understand that the massacre at Lieutenant William Calley‘s actions at… Continue reading November 29,1864 – The Massacre at Sand Creek

Criminals · Murder · New York

November 25, 1976 – New York City Police Officer Kills Unarmed Teen

I would normally never touch a subject like this one. This week, I ¬†had an interaction with a law enforcement officer that had me shaking my head. He had come to my house looking for someone else and was just RUDE. What ever happened to customer service? I was a cop in a former life,… Continue reading November 25, 1976 – New York City Police Officer Kills Unarmed Teen

Airplanes · Criminals · Pop Culture · Thief · Washington State

November 24, 1971 – D.B. Cooper Conspiracies

On a cold night before Thanksgiving in 1971, Dan –D.B.– Cooper literally leapt into history books and legends. In the previous post, I gave the facts of what¬†happened. In this one, I am going to discuss the what-ifs of the story. Did He Survive the Jump? The first conclusion that the FBI came to was… Continue reading November 24, 1971 – D.B. Cooper Conspiracies

Airplanes · Criminals · Thief · Washington State

November 24, 1971 -The Skyjacking of Flight 305

This post is a little different – I decided to break it into two parts. The facts, and the conspiracies. – Enjoy One of the first tricks to spycraft is to blend in with your surroundings. Do nothing, wear nothing, and act in no way that will get you noticed. That is what happened on… Continue reading November 24, 1971 -The Skyjacking of Flight 305

Boston · Chicago · Criminals · Murder · Serial Killers · United States

November 17, 1894–H. H. Holmes Arrested

“Understanding does not cure evil, but it is a definite help, inasmuch as one can cope with an comprehensible darkness.” –Carl Jung I’m currently reading a book about the founding and beginnings of America’s first behavioral science unit—the first attempts to understand the minds of criminals. The book is co-written by one of the men… Continue reading November 17, 1894–H. H. Holmes Arrested