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Month: August 2013


Whitey Bulger Innocent … This Time
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Whitey Bulger Innocent … This Time

The Whitey Bulger trial is one of the most-watched trials of the century. Reminiscent of something from 1950s film noir, the mob trial has captured national attention largely because of the enormous scale of Bulger’s criminal operations along with the added intrigue of his status as an FBI informant. America’s fascination with Godfatheresque characters and their activities also fuel the overall interest and curiosity. Though the Bureau once looked the other way when it came to Bulger’s criminal activities, which … Read More

Arrested for What? The 20 Strangest Laws in Illinois
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Arrested for What? The 20 Strangest Laws in Illinois

Every once in a while, you need a little levity. And when you spend your days defending those accused of serious crimes and coming into contact with those who, in a gross aberration of justice, are wrongly accused of crimes they did not commit, it is important to take a look at the sometimes humorous side of law. With that in mind, here is a list of the 20 strangest laws in Illinois. Yes, these are legitimate laws still on … Read More

Five of the Worst Train Wrecks in History
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Five of the Worst Train Wrecks in History

Two recent train wrecks – one in Quebec and one in France – have brought more attention than usual to railway accidents. The accident in Quebec, which killed at least 28, has sparked sympathy from across the globe. Investigators are still trying to determine how the train began moving toward the town of Lac-Megantic without anyone realizing it. Just a few days later, a train derailed just outside Paris, killing six. Investigations of this accident are just beginning, but experts … Read More