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In 1998, if someone had told me I would be spending the next eight years of my life involved in injustice, I would have said "You are stark raving mad!". Well, I am here to eat those words.

In 1997, a friend was telling me about twin sisters, Betty Wilson and Peggy Lowe, from Alabama who were arrested and tried for supposedly hiring an alcoholic, drug addict con-man, James Dennison White, to kill Betty's wealthy husband, Dr. Jack Wilson, who was a very well-liked and well-known eye doctor in Huntsville. Both sisters were tried on the same evidence and lying testimony. Betty was convicted and sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole because she was a rich bitch and slept with a black man in Alabama. Peggy, the saintly one, was acquitted. The convicted con-man, who never really admitted to killing the doctor, has come up for parole several times but is still incarcerated.

After spending six years studying this case including both trial transcripts, putting up an extensive website (http://hankford.com/bettywilson) and spending the remaining two years putting together a book about this case Killer For Hire - The Final Chapter of the Alabama Twins Murder Case, I, as many others, believe that the real killer of the doctor is walking around free. Neither of the twin sisters had a motive to have the good doctor put away but the doctor's ex-wife and son did.

As time permits, I hope to present other similar cases of injustice along with information on books, movies, TV shows, video games, etc., related to mystery crime. In the meantime please visit http://mysterycrimescene.com/.

Crime Scene Science – The Modern Methods for Solving Crime

Saturday, June 30, 2012

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10 States Debating Guns on Campus

College Stats.Org by Staff Writers on June 24, 2012

In 2010, the United States Secret Service, Department of Education and FBI released a report that focused on targeted violence at the nation's colleges. Here are some of the reports findings: Continued . . . .

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7 Scams To Watch Out For When Buying a Car on Craigslist

Saturday, June 23, 2012

by AutoInsuranceQuotes.org Staff Writer on June 20, 2012

If you’re looking to purchase your next vehicle online, watch out for scammers. Craigslist.org is an extremely useful site, but the platform sometimes sees the seedy underbelly of the Internet rear its ugly head. And you could be out some serious money. Many people have been taken advantage of due to e-commerce, and we want you to buy a car online safely. Trust your intuition, do your homework, and watch out for these seven common scams. Continued . . .
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Carolina Crime Scene Cleaner

Sunday, June 17, 2012

News story about Fagala Mortuary & Biohazard Specialists, LLC
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LinkedIn Security Breach: 8 Steps to Protect Your Passwords

by Jessica Straight on June 11, 2012
With more than six million passwords leaked last week from the popular social media website LinkedIn, you might be rethinking how secure your own passwords are. There is debate over whether or not the security of the website is to blame or the regrettably obvious nature of many of its user’s passwords, but regardless of whose fault it is, you should do your part in keeping your own information safe from intruders. Taking these necessary precautions can be the difference between privacy and having your valued information shared with potentially malicious hackers. Continued…..
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True Crime Scene Investigations - How Do the TV Shows Measure Up?

Saturday, June 9, 2012

There are numerous shows on TV these days that deal with Crime Scene Investigating (CSI). With over 80 channels on most basic cable providers it is a challenge for the avid fan of "True Crime" style programs to keep up with all the homicidal maniacs canvassing the broadcast world. There has always been crime dramas such as NYPD Blue and the long ago Dragnet, but the TV shows today approach crime scene investigating in a more sophisticated approach. Don't they?

Yes and no.

A true crime lab used for CSI work is a bright uninviting place stacked with case files and evidence waiting to be tested. Most CSI or Law Enforcement style programs convey the labs to be a dark place with colored gelled lights in the background to add ambiance. They show Lab Techs working with bullet fragments pulled from a dead body in almost complete darkness. If a CSI Detective needs fingerprints, found on a weapon or an object at the crime scene, processed; it is usually done by a local lab person. This is done because most murder investigations are attempted to be solved in the first 48 hours. In addition, Crime Scene Investigators don't usually have access to a crime lab. They are usually denied access to preserve the chain-of-evidence. Can you imagine detectives walking through a crime lab with evidence laid out from murders or suicides? Defense Lawyers could easily demonstrate that evidence may have been tampered with.

To add drama to the CSI style shows there usually is a love affair or turmoil that is happening in the personal lives of the CSI detectives. This is where today's crime programs have become more "True Life". Everybody has sometime of drama in their life. Someone is dying or gambling problems or even their kids are getting in trouble.

Imagine Dragnet Detective Joe Friday having a relationship with a witness? What a dry story there.

True Crime is all around us - so why do people watch the fiction instead of picking up a True Crime Book? It is because the human side of these dramas. When someone commits suicide on a show the detectives have to go deeper into the life of the person that killed themself. They visit with the mother and the boss and everyone tells their story, and then at the end of the climax it is found out it wasn't a suicide but a homicide. The person was murdered because they were secretly part of the mafia. The twist of a dramatic story.

The truth is suicides and murders are usually what they appear to be. Rarely is a suicide investigated and found to be a homicide. Most suicides end with no doubts. Detectives rarely have time to investigate the reason of the suicide.

At the Las Vegas Stratosphere there have been four people that have jumped from the top of the 1100 foot tower. No detective work needed. It is usually left to the families to figure out their loved one did it.

Often TV Programs, such as CSI Las Vegas wrap a crime up in just a few days. That is not always the case. During true homicide cases, such as Tupac Shakur, the crimes go unsolved for years or forever.

In contrast, the key goal of any homicide examination is to complete it in 48 hours. The reasons are simple.

1) Witnesses begin to forget key details. Try and remember your day to day details from just 48 hours ago. Something key you did that could easily be forgotten.

2) In the first 48 hours of the crime analysis a suspect has the time to make preparations to flee or has already fled and is making their way out of the area.

3) Tracking useful evidence. Key evidence such as fingerprints, blood, body fluids, witness recollection, and even text messages all have a rate of decay.

In summary, the CSI and other crime detective shows do have the drama of life fairly accurate, but procedurally the shows are routinely off.

This article is written by Jeff Terrozas. Jeff is an contributing author to the new book Vegas Strip Deaths at http://www.vegasstripdeaths.com.
Vegas Strip Deaths is a true crime book based on the Real CSI Las Vegas files. Murder Suicides and Unusual Deaths are covered in detail in the comprehensive guide to the sinister side of Las Vegas. In addition Jeff has hosts the website http://www.csi-las-vegas.com - CSI Vegas

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Forex Profit Creator, An Internet Scam

Saturday, June 2, 2012

For the last few months I have been trying to find ways to supplement my income. During this pursuit, I ran across foreign currencies trading (Forex). There are many products claiming to make you a millionaire through their special automatic trading (robot) software. One in particular, Forex Profit Creator, is still being sold through its webinar for $497 even though they claimed at the end of the webinar, they only had 2 of the 15 copies they were offering.

Unfortunately the product does not follow through with its advertising, support does not respond and request for a refund is ignored AND even though their webinar claims a 30 day money back guarantee the only place you can find this guarantee in writing is from a screenshot made during the webinar. There have been many people requesting this screenshot so they have grounds to dispute the charges with their credit card companies. The following is a screenshot of the "guarantee" but unfortunate the only way to tell it is from the Forex Profit Creator is the URL in the address field and this screenshot is not that clear. However, if you would like a more legible copy, please reply with your email address and I will send it to you and no I won't keep your email address for an email mailing list.

For more complaints about this scam go to ForexFBI.com
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