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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. Ronnie Biggs
Ronnie Biggs was probably one of the most famous criminals that you have never heard of. He escaped from prison after being arrested for his part in what is known as "The Great Train Robbery."
2. Parents' Guide to Drug Slang
Parents need to know some of the terminology that teens use today for drug use. If you hear your children or their friends using any of these terms or any other "cute" or "funny" words, this should be a red flag and you, as a parent, need to investigate this further.
3. Massachusetts Dumb Laws
Massachusetts sure has some crazy laws especially regarding taking baths. You have to read the article to know whether it is legal or not to operate a nuclear device in Marlborough, Mass.
4. Folsom Prison
Folsom prison has a bloody and violent history and is the second oldest prison in California but the first prison in the world to have electricity.
5. Stupid Bank Robbers
There are ways to rob a bank and ways not to rob a bank. The following article is about ways not to rob a bank.
6. Griselda Blanco
Griselda Blanco was the biggest cocaine drug runner of the late 70's and early 80's and was dubbed the Godmother of the Medellin Cartel out of Colombia. She cut a bloody swath through Miami, Fl. during the reputed Mafia Drug Wars of that time.
7. 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.
8. Whitey Bulger
Whitey Bulger was a crime boss in Boston for many years until he fled to California to avoid prosecution. He was arrested in California in 2011 and sentenced to prison in 2013 after his trial.
9. 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.
10. Mob Turncoat - Joe Valachi
Joe Valachi was the first member of the American Mafia to break their code of silence and live to talk about it.
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