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  • Riot Murders of 1969

    "During the summer of 1969, York City experienced seven days of race rioting. Two people were killed as a result: a black woman from South Carolina who was visiting relatives and a white rookie policeman. Neither case was ever solved. On the 30th anniversary of the riots, the York Sunday News ran a series of stories including several investigative pieces focusing on the murders. As a result, the country District Attorney reopened the murder investigations."
  • The Neulander murder

    Carol Neulander, a mother of three and the owner of two popular bakeries, was bludgeoned to death in her Cherry Hill, N.J. home...her husband, a popular local rabbi, was a suspect in the murder. Police theorized that Rabbi Fred J. Neulander hired someone to kill his wife so he could continue an affair with a local radio personality without getting a divorce and risking the loss of his congregation." Reporter Nancy Phillips "spent hours talking abut the case" with Len Jenoff, a private investigator hired by the rabbi to investigate the death and learned that Jenoff and an accomplice had committed the murders at the rabbi's bidding.
  • The Mob and the FBI

    "This submission consists of 10 stories selected from the Herald's ongoing coverage and investigation into the corrupt relationship between fugitive gangster James J. 'Whitey' Bulger and law enforcement in Massachusetts, primarily the FBI. The selections begin with (the) exclusive report that it was Bulger's top associate, Kevin Weeks, who led investigators to a mob burial ground." Following reports show a connection between "an FBI agent's financial dealings with Bulger and his associates, and two agents' alleged involvement with Bulger in gangland murders."
  • The Perversion of Hate

    An investigation by the Los Angeles Times Magazine reveals that laws against hate crimes are being abused by prosecutors. "Hate crime legislation has been an easy sell to legislatures and public because of a general belief that the laws will punish synagogue bombers and Klan murders, who are almost always dealt with severely anyway. Instead, the offenders commonly nailed by these laws are poor and uneducated whites and minorities who offenses often are closer to throwing punches than bombs."
  • A Hole In The Ground

    The article attempts to assess the possiblity that convicted murdered, Hadden Clark, was a serial murderer whose victims had not all be found or identified. According to one cellmate, "[Clark's] just not the normal person you meet in prison who killed somebody... he should be locked up in a mental hospital for the ciminally insane." Clark also showed signs of having other personalities including two female ones, a mother and a daughter. The author presents evidence from interviews with Clark that he is responsible for at least two other unsolved murders.
  • Caregiver or Killer?

    This two-part series reconstructs the events that led to the arrest of nurse Kristin Gilbert. Medial emergencies and deaths rose sharply on Ward C of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center where Gilbert worked. Scores of vials of a concentrated strength of epinephrine began to disappear from cabinet. Death followed the nurse from shift to shift and people were dying for no apparent reason when she was on duty. Gilbert is charged with three murders.
  • The Harriet-the-Spy Club

    The New Yorker investigates the death of Gail Katz and the evidence that has implicated her husband, Bob Bierenbaum, in the murder. This narrative account of the story focuses on the women Bierenbaum has dated and what they think about the accusations.
  • Just Another Evening in Kashmir

    Mishra explains the circumstances surrounding the murders of 35 Sikhs at Chattisinghpora in Kashmir, an area India and Pakistan have been fighting over for years. This massacre occurred days before President Clinton's historic visit to India. Following the murders, Mishra discovers, five, tall, well-built Muslim men were taken into custody, presumably by members of the Indian Army. Those five men were killed by the Indian Army in what the army called an encounter with the Muslim guerrillas responsible for the Chattisinghpora murders. However, Mishra finds that those men had no connection to the murders. Mishra suggests that Indian intelligence officers killed the innocent Sikhs -- and later the Muslims -- in order to make Pakistan look responsible for the Chattisinghpora murders. Mishra says India intelligence was hoping the media coverage of the murders would influence Clinton's stance on Pakistan.
  • Last Dance

    This article takes a look at the unfamiliar world of Hispanic cantinas in East Dallas and a string of murders in 1998 connected to them.
  • They Call it Suicide

    This article examines the many deaths of Guarani Indians that are declared a suicide. Rubinstein finds that many people believe most of the deaths are murders and that the government and local agencies are doing little about them.