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Entries by John Rudolf from 08/2012

Marvin Wilson, Texas Man With 61 IQ, To Be Executed In Days

Posted 08.03.2012 | Crime

Marvin Wilson was always slow. Growing up in extreme poverty in east Texas in the 1960s, he struggled with basic tasks, like tying his shoes, count...

Marvin Wilson Execution: Texas Puts Man With 61 IQ To Death

Posted 08.07.2012 | Crime

NEW YORK -- Texas authorities executed Marvin Wilson, a 54-year-old death row inmate, on Tuesday night after his attorneys failed to convince state an...

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Hit By Corruption Allegations

Posted 08.09.2012 | Crime

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, already stung by reports of widespread brutality in its jails, faced troubling new allegations this week,...

Thomas Caffall, Texas A&M Shooting Suspect, Had Mental 'Difficulties,' Mom Says

Posted 08.13.2012 | College

A Texas man facing eviction opened fire on police officers and bystanders near the Texas A&M University campus Monday afternoon, killing two and wound...

Megan Boken Murder Looks Like Botched Robbery, Police Say

Posted 08.20.2012 | Crime

The murder of a recent college graduate in St. Louis this weekend appears to be the result of a botched robbery, police said Monday. Megan Boken wa...

Georgia Prisons 'Out of Control,' Rights Group Says, As FBI Brutality Probe Deepens

Posted 08.21.2012 | Crime

The investigator was soft-spoken, but relentless. "Look at me and tell me that you were not in that gymnasium," said Trebor Randle, a Georgia Burea...

Judge Thomas Raffaele's Alleged NYPD Attacker Won't Face Criminal Charges

Posted 08.22.2012 | New York

No criminal charges will be filed against an NYPD officer accused of violently striking a New York state Supreme Court justice in the throat in an unp...

Stockton Bankruptcy May Force 'Mass Exodus' Of Police During Crime Wave

Posted 08.23.2012 | Crime

Bankrupt Stockton, Calif., faces a "mass exodus" of police officers in the midst of a crime wave if it is forced by creditors to slash pension benefit...

Jeffrey Johnson, Empire State Building Shooter, Quiet And 'Very Lonely,' Neighbors Recall

Posted 08.24.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- A laid-off women's clothing designer killed by police after shooting his former boss near the Empire State Building was a quiet and fastid...

‪Anxiety High As Crime-Ridden Camden Scraps Police Force At Gov. Chris Christie's Urging‬

Posted 08.30.2012 | Crime

CAMDEN, N.J. -- A few weeks ago, a young man was shot to death in broad daylight just down the street from Miguel Amador's small music shop on one of ...

Terence Tyler, Old Bridge Shooter Who Killed Two, Self At Pathmark, Was Ex-Marine, Officials Say

Posted 08.31.2012 | Crime

OLD BRIDGE, N.J. -- A former Marine opened fire with an assault rifle inside a New Jersey supermarket early Friday morning, killing two store employee...