Steven Stayner (L) with Timmy White (R). Steven was taken captive by a man who told him his parents no longer wanted him; Steven suffered through years of forced sex until the kidnapper brought White home with him, at which point Steven went to the police at last. What a tough, tough kid.
The Only Woman Electrocuted in Georgia's Electric Chair Such is the story of Lena Baker, an African-American mother of three, who was electrocuted at the Georgia State Prison in Reidsville. She was convicted for the fatal shooting of E. B. Knight, a white Cuthbert, Georgia mill operator she was hired to care for after he broke his leg. Click the pic for more info on her story...
"It was the summer of 1905. At the races in Auteuil (near Paris) a woman appeared wearing trousers in public for the first time. Her name is unknown, but this is a picture of her. Police men had to protect her against the curiosity and outrage of the crowd. "
SLAVES, EX-SLAVES, and CHILDREN OF SLAVES IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH, 1860 -1905 (22) "I doubt the photographer intended it, but his image of two children still 'behind bars' at the opened gate is filled with allegory about the true situation of the freed slaves." Photographed at the old Goose Creek Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina.
Scumbag of the Year Award Nominees- I nominate the Judge, the Kid, his parents, and the attorneys. Kid on the right stole beer, got drunk and killed the four people on the left. His parents' defense attorneys successfully argued that because he has been wealthy his whole life, he never learned that he couldn't always get his way. He got off only with probation. Turns out if you are born rich you have an illness called "Affluenza" that allows you to get away with murder, legally.
Carolyn Jessop was 18 years old when she was forced to marry Merrill Jessop, a man nearly 40 years her senior. She lived a life of horrific domestic violence at the hands of her husband and her "sister wives" for 17 years before escaping with her 8 children. She was one of the first women to escape from the FLDS cult to win full custody of her children and was instrumental in putting Warren Jeffs away for life with her testimony in a Senate hearing. Her book blows open the shocking FLDS…
Truth to Power: The Fastest Way to Shut Up Fox News | Common Dreams "shutting up" really means "winning the argument" not silencing. Fox News straight up lies quite often and does it more than any other news outlet by far. That's provable.
Dad Arrested in Sting After Looking Online For Someone to Rape His 11 Year Old Daughter - A 32-year-old father, Anthony Brinkman, posted an online advertisement seeking an individual to rape his 11-year-old girl. St. Louis County Detective Mike Slaughter said the man responded to an officer posing as a 27-year-old woman and wanted her to help him sexually assault her with sex toys. “From the time he posted that ad to the time we arrested him was less than 48 hours.”-----sick person
Ernie Pyle (1900-1945): Compassionate, Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent who chronicled the lives of common soldiers and sailors throughout WWII; killed by a Japanese sniper on Okinawa in the closing days of the war.