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Here are the top ten articles for the Crime Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. The Origin of Organized Crime
Where do you think the American Mafia or organized crime originally began? It wasn't where you may think it was.
2. The Mike Tyson Rape Case
Before becoming famous as the boxer who would bite off part of an ear and threaten to eat children, Mike Tyson stood accused of raping a beauty pageant contestant in 1991. Read about the case and its outcome.
3. Natalie Wood A Life of Chaos
Was Natalie Wood murdered? Was it suicide or was her death accidental? You Be the Judge!
4. Old, Crazy Laws
Did you know that it is illegal to mail an entire building in the U.S.? This law came about because in 1916, to avoid high freight rates, a man mailed a 40,000-ton brick house across Utah. Shortly thereafter a law passed, making it illegal to mail an entire building anywhere in the United States.
This is one in a series of articles I will be doing on shoplifting and shoplifting prevention techniques.
6. Diane Downs - Killer Mom
Postal worker Diane Downs shocked the nation in 1983 when she stood accused of one of the most unthinkable crimes ever-killing one of her own children and attempting to murder the other two. Learn about the case and get updates here.
7. America's Toughest Sheriff or Power Crazy?
This You Be the Judge article is about Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona. Read the article and decise for yourself if he is truly trying to rehabilitate or punishing lawbreakers in a way that he can because of his power.
8. Deterring Shoplifting
A vigilant employee is the best deterrent to shoplifting.
9. Frank Rosenthal
Lefty Rosenthal was the inspiration for the movie "Casino" starring Robert DeNiro and Joe Pesci. He was also the greatest sports handicapper in the business. He recently passed away from a heart attack.
10. The Rebecca Schaeffer Murder
Obsessed fan Robert John Bardo fixated on several celebrities in the 1980s. All would escape harm at his hands...except actress Rebecca Schaeffer.
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