CRIMES OF PREJUDICE Mississippi Burning was the film and offical codename for the disappearance and murders of three civil rights workers in Neshoba by the Ku Klux Klan. Klaus Barbie became known as the ‘Butcher of Lyon’ during World War II
POLITICAL KILLINGS Sacco and Vanzetti were two poor Italian immigrants. On April 15th, 1920 a paymaster and his guard were shot dead. The description of the suspects as ‘looking like Italians’ was enough for detectives to arrest the two anarchists
MURDER FOR PROFIT Grandmotherly Dorothea Puente ran a boarding house in California. She also became known as the Black Widow of Sacramento because her tenants usually ended up resting beneath her lawn. Michael X modelled himself on his hero Malcolm X
FROM COAST TO COAST Ted Bundy was a charmer but beneath this veneer was a brutal serial killer who murdered at least thirty six girls and young women between 1974 and 1978. Despite his capture, he escaped twice to kill again before he was electrocuted
SOMBODY KILLED THE PRESIDENT! James Garfield was known as the last of the ‘log cabin’ presidents of the United States. Restoring prestige to the Presidency after the Reconstruction period he was assassinated in his prime by an embittered attorney.
GANGLAND MURDERS Al Capone was the most powerful gangster in history, personally killing his enemies and ordering the St. Valentine’s Day massacre. Lucky Luciano established Murder Inc., the assassination arm of the Mafia until his ‘luck’ ran out