Tag Archives: crime and punishment

August 7, 1991

On August 7, 1991, ex-Panamanian strongman and CIA favorite Colonel Manuel Noriega was being tried in the United States for drug trafficking, racketeering and money laundering. He had petitioned the Court for the right to access some secret US documents … Continue reading

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July 31, 1703

On July 31, 1703, English writer, Daniel DeFoe was placed in a pillory for the crime of publishing a politically satirical pamphlet, ‘The Shortest Way with the Dissenters’. The pamphlet was written as though a rabid, bigoted High Anglican zealot. … Continue reading

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May 4, 1932

On May 4, 1932, mobster Al Capone, began serving an eleven-year prison sentence for tax evasion in Atlanta, Georgia. The police and prosecuting attorneys weren’t able to prosecute Capone for the brothels he ran, for the illegal liquor he sold, … Continue reading

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March 18, 1992

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1992, Leona Hemsly “The Queen of Mean” was sentenced to 4 years in prison for tax evasion. She was quoted as saying ‘I don’t pay taxes, only the little people pay taxes.” She should … Continue reading

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October 29, 1982

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1982 independent car manufacturer John Delorean was indicted for drug trafficking. He was later acquitted when Judge Emmitt Brown found that the federal agents and their informant, Biff Tannen, entrapped DeLorean into the drug … Continue reading

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September 20, 1970

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1970, the Jim Morrison, the lead singer of the rock group The Doors, pled guilty to the charges of indecent exposure and profanity for his antics at a concert in Miami, Florida. He claimed … Continue reading

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July 26th, 1775

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1775 a postal system was established by the 2nd Continental Congress of the United States and Benjamin Franklin was named the first Postmaster General. Eleven days later Edward Charles Teach of Philadelphia claimed his … Continue reading

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July 20, 1991

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1991 Boxer Mike Tyson was accused of raping a Miss Black America contestant. His defense was that it couldn’t be rape, because first, he’s Mike Tyson, and second, he was pretty sure one person … Continue reading

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May 25, 1895

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1895 Oscar Wilde, a playwright, poet and novelist, was convicted of a morals charge and sentenced to prison in London. The Marquess of Queensbury accused him of being a homosexual and Oscar Wilde countersued … Continue reading

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March 24, 1911

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1911 the Danish penal code was reformed to abolished corporal punishment. In Copenhagen, a booming underground spanking trade immediately sprang up as the men who had been committing minor crimes to experience the ‘punishment’ … Continue reading

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