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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/.

Top Ten Censored Video Games

Friday, May 30, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzIxWrJN5Lg Click here to watch Top Ten Female Action Heroes! Steve and Larson try not to f**k up another list as they countd... Video Rating: 4 / 5

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Alicia Silverstone (True Crime) full movie 1996

Rated R. DVD Quality. Horror Thriller Serial Killer Movie. Alicia Silverstone & Kevin Dillon. Video Rating: 4 / 5

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Ends of commercials: 12:43 29:39 47:59 For over a decade, Michael Ross was regarded as a hero thanks to his Iraq war service. But, in 2008, he was convicted ... Video Rating: 4 / 5

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Wonderland Crime Scene Video Part.1

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Police video of the 1981 WONDERLAND crime scene. Video Rating: 4 / 5

CSI Crime Scene Investigation
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True Crime Streets of LA Trailer

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Official True Crime Streets of LA Trailer
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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Wrongful Conviction Lawsuits

Sunday, May 11, 2014

There is a federal law that gives people who were wrongfully convicted of a federal crime the right to receive money. Under this law, you are entitled to $50,000 for each year you spent in prison. If you were sentenced to death, you are entitled to $100,000 for each year you spent on death row.

When it comes to state wrongful conviction compensation, each state has many different laws. The District of Columbia and 27 states have some kind of compensation statutes, but the following 23 states do not: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Washington and Wyoming. (If you are interested, this link will take you to a page where you can look up what the compensation might be for states that do have wrongful conviction compensation and those who do not.

Just because a state does not have wrongful conviction compensation, does not mean that you can't get some money. You may want to ask for help from the lawmakers in your state through a private bill or private compensation bill. This is a special law that, if passed, will entitle you to some compensation. The lawmakers will decide how much you'll get paid. Or you can file a lawsuit against the state and the prosecutor for money damages. You'll have to prove that your civil rights were violated. These types of lawsuits aren't easy to win because the prosecutor and the state have sovereign, or governmental immunity from such lawsuit which means you normally can't sue them for actions they do while performing their jobs. To win the case, you'll have to prove that there was no just cause for your arrest, or that you were cruelly or maliciously prosecuted. In other words, the prosecutor had some "axe to grind" against you or took you to trial even though he knew you were innocent

In Texas the compensation law for a wrongfully conviction is $80,000 per year of wrongful incarceration, as well as $25,000 per year spent on parole or as a registered sex offender. The wrongfully convicted person is also entitled to compensation for child support payments, tuition for up to 120 hours at a career center or public institution of higher learning, and reentry and reintegration services.

Preston Hughes, III, has been sitting on Texas Death Row since 1989. He was convicted of stabbing to death a fifteen-year-old girl and a three-year-old little boy. I have been complying some data on his conviction. The knife that was introduced to the jury as the murder weapon had rabbit not human blood on it. There were fifteen items including seven items from Preston’s apartment that were illegally seized. All of these items were turned into the evidence department at 2:58 a.m. but a Voluntary Consent for Search and Seizure form was “witnessed” by two sergeants approximately two and a half hours later. Preston never signed the form. There are several conflicting reports from various police officers as to what evidence was actually seized. Some how a pair of eyeglasses belonging to the girl and two grams of marijuana were added to the “inventory” that was originally collected from Preston’s apartment. Of all the pieces of Preston’s clothing, none had enough spots on them to even type as blood or whatever.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. In the next thirty days or so I will be adding another innocent in prison webpage for Preston to my mysterycrimescene.com website. It will have all the details regarding the discrepancies in the investigation including crime scene photos, lab reports and police reports.

Now, to get to the point of this post. Preston has been on Texas Death Row for twenty-one years. Twenty-one years times $80,000 is one million six hundred and eighty thousand dollars. It would seem to me that there should be a smart lawyer somewhere in the State of Texas who would be interested in part of this nice chunk of change. For the Truth about Preston’s Case Click Here
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Checking in at the Library: Crime Fiction in Translation

Friday, May 9, 2014

The latest episode in this popular series is all about crime fiction from European countries. If you're one of the many people caught up in the Millenium trilogy (the girl who kicked the hornet's nest), you'll find some great books to enjoy!
Video Rating: 5 / 5

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How Computer Science Has Changed Warfare

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Modern Warfare
Source: TopComputerScienceDegrees.com

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How Big is Drug Trade?

Drug Trade
Source: Top-Criminal-Justice-Schools.net

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New Spy Thriller by R. J. Tomlin

Monday, May 5, 2014

R. J. (Ryan) Tomlin is a 19-year-old indie author with a keen interest in mystery, thriller and action. His main inspirations are Bond, Bourne and Anthony Horowitz. His hope is that one day he can write books that get turned into films. And personally I think he is well on his way but you can be the judge of that.

His most recent book published May 2, 2014 is entitled Andrew Lone – Blackwater. After British government spy – Jason Croft – is sent in on his final mission, on his way back to base he is shot down and England’s greatest secret agent is lost forever. However, just a few weeks later, MI7 learns of another notorious terrorist group who are suspected of planning something of catastrophic proportions, under the enforcement of their new leader; Blackwater.

With Croft out of the picture, MI7 are running out of time and, as a result, they are left with one option; they need somebody they can trust, they need someone with experience… they need Andrew Lone.

Andrew Lone is a recovering alcoholic, a patriot and, most importantly, an ex-government super spy. After Lone is found by the river banks of his home town, he is called back into action one final time.

By posing as a government safety administrator, Lone must infiltrate Blackwater’s headquarters – a children’s toy factory out looking Cheddar Gorge – and spend the next few days snooping around in order to piece together the clues to Blackwater’s plan before it’s too late.

Will Lone manage to figure out the plan in time? Or will England perish under Blackwater’s regime?

Ryan’s very first book was published January 31, 2014 entitled The Girl with the Bolt Action Rifle. After coming home to find her parents had been murdered, 13-years-old Elise BetrĂ³the spent her next few days wandering aimlessly about the fields of their farm, miles from anyone. However, on her 14th birthday, just a few weeks after, upon searching through her father's wardrobe, she clasped hold of something hard, hidden at the very back. The radio was still playing from when her parents had left it and she was told of the oncoming war, and that dictator, Adolf Hitler, was going to kill the Jews.

As Elise was told of Hitler's regime, she pulled the heavy, wooden object from the back of her father's wardrobe to reveal a bolt action sniper rifle. It was at this moment that Elise BetrĂ³the formulated her plan. She was going to avenge her parents’ deaths. On her 15th birthday, she was going to travel across Germany. And she was going to assassinate Adolf Hitler.

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Five Safety Tips to Follow while Traveling to India

There is no denying that the subcontinent of India holds exotic appeal unlike anywhere else on Earth. It compels millions of people from all over the world to visit India. As a result, wariness and caution are required to remain safe visiting India. By understanding cultural foundations and realizing that the people you encounter will likely be as fascinated with you, as you are with them, even novice travelers can be more confident in their safety as they absorb the wonders of India.

Extreme crowding – According to IndiaOnlinePages.com India’s current population is approximately 1.27 billion people, making it the second most populous country in the world, behind only China. The magnitude of the population becomes particularly obvious when you enter any urban center. When large numbers of people gather, the presence of opportunistic criminals is a statistical certainty - and savvy thieves know that foreign visitors are likely to have money. Knowing what you're facing, remember to:

1) Be vigilant! While the people of India are very warm and friendly, you should be wary of those who are particularly assertive or familiar. Of course, common sense dictates that you avoid placing yourself in situations where you are isolated, even if declining a stranger’s offer might seem rude to you.

2) Trust your instincts, but at the same time, don’t let your own friendly nature convince you that every smiling face is reflecting a benevolent heart.

Extreme poverty – According to the World Bank, roughly twelve percent of India’s population falls below the international poverty line, which might not sound so bad, until you realize that people who fall within this group earn less than the equivalent of U.S. $ 1.25 per day. Wherever such extreme poverty exists, the wise traveler must know:

3) Don’t flaunt your wealth. You might not consider yourself wealthy, but everything is relative. And while not all of India’s poor are criminals, poverty can instill a sense of envy and even resentment. To blend in among locals, dress simply, don’t flash a lot of cash, and don’t try to impress people you don’t know.

Different standards of sanitation and hygiene – Partially because of overcrowding and lack of infrastructure, and partially because of cultural precedent; India lacks the same tightly-regulated sanitation standards that people in more widely developed countries take for granted. As a result, the potential for contracting disease, particularly digestive disorders, is high. “Delhi Belly,” the popular term for traveler’s diarrhea, is a pretty common experience for travelers in India. To minimize the potential for contracting a nasty disease or infection:

4) Be very conscious of what you put in your body. Some guidelines to remember when eating and drinking in India are:

• Drink only bottled water* (tap water is almost certainly contaminated).

• Avoid ice in your drinks (it’s generally made with tap water).

• Avoid eating uncooked fruits and vegetables.

• When eating at restaurants, markets, and even upscale hotels, make certain your food is piping hot.

You need to be conscious of other risks too, given the lack of sanitation infrastructure.

• Keep your mouth closed when showering

• Brush your teeth with only bottled water.*

• Wear closed shoes when walking around (bacteria can enter through the slightest cut or irritated area).

• Carry – and frequently use – hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes.

* Make certain that the water bottle is sealed.

India is a patriarchal culture – Males are assumed to have greater power and more rights than females. For women traveling in India, accepting cultural directives can make the difference between having a wonderful visit and a nightmare. Some things to remember:

• Any response to males’ overtures is likely to be considered acceptance. Avoid eye contact if possible.

• If the overtures are persistent, reject them firmly.

• Avoid dressing in revealing outfits, which Indian men consider to be “Eve teasing.” Even a bare shoulder or knee can be problematic.

• Decline invitations to be photographed with males, either singly or in groups. Same goes for invitations to join them for meals or drinks. If you feel the desire to socialize, do so only with families.

By staying aware of the environment around you as you travel, and accepting your place within that environment, common sense will guide you to safety.

Author: Daphne Holmes contributed this guest post. She is a writer from ArrestRecords.com and you can reach her at [email protected]

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The Death Penalty in the USA

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The Death Penalty in the USA. Produced from ArrestRecords.com
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TFTW: Top Ten Best Worst Video Games

Saturday, May 3, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hCB-xYeFMU Click here to watch TFTW: Top Ten Role Playing Games! Steve and Larson celebrate the terrible games you can't sto...

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Amazing Heists

Friday, May 2, 2014

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