Download E-books Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption PDF

By Jennifer Thompson-Cannino

A New York instances Bestseller
Jennifer Thompson was once raped at knifepoint by way of a guy who broke into her condominium whereas she slept. She was once capable of break out, and finally certainly pointed out Ronald Cotton as her attacker. Ronald insisted that she used to be mistaken-- yet Jennifer's optimistic identity was once the compelling proof that positioned him in the back of bars. After 11 years, Ronald was once allowed to take a DNA try out that proved his innocence. He was once published, after serving greater than a decade in legal for a criminal offense he by no means devoted. years later, Jennifer and Ronald met face to face-- and solid an not going friendship that modified either one of their lives.
In their very own phrases, Jennifer and Ronald spread the harrowing information in their tragedy, and problem our rules of reminiscence and judgment whereas demonstrating the profound nature of human grace and the therapeutic strength of forgiveness.

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Download E-books The Central Park Five: A Chronicle of a City Wilding PDF

By Sarah Burns

A riveting, in-depth account of 1 of recent York City’s so much infamous crimes.

On April 20, 1989, the physique of a girl is found in crucial Park, her cranium so badly smashed that almost eighty percentage of her blood has spilled onto the floor. inside of days, 5 black and Latino children confess to her rape and beating. In a urban the place city crime is at a excessive and violence is common, the consequent media frenzy and hysterical public response is awesome. The younger males are attempted as adults and convicted of rape, although the kids fast recant their inconsistent and misguided confessions and that no DNA assessments or eyewitness bills tie any of them to the sufferer. They serve their whole sentences prior to one other guy, serial rapist Matias Reyes, confesses to the crime and is hooked up to it by way of DNA testing.

Intertwining the tales of those 5 younger males, the cops, the district lawyers, the sufferer, and Matias Reyes, Sarah Burns unravels the forces that made either the crime and its prosecution attainable. so much dramatically, she offers us a portrait of a urban already beset by way of violence and deepening rifts among races and sessions, whose legislation enforcement, executive, social associations, and media have been undermining the very rights of the contributors they have been designed to shield and guard.

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Download E-books Gotti's Rules: The Story of John Alite, Junior Gotti, and the Demise of the American Mafia PDF

By George Anastasia

From the New York Times bestselling writer of Blood and Honor and The final Gangster—“one of the main revered crime newshounds within the kingdom” (60 Minutes)—comes the certain to be headline-making inside of tale of the Gotti and Gambino households, advised from the original point of view of infamous mob hit-man John Alite, a detailed affiliate of Junior Gotti who later testified opposed to him.

In Gotti’s Rules, George Anastasia, a prize-winning reporter who spent over thirty years masking crime, bargains a surprising and extremely infrequent glimpse into the Gotti kin, witnessed up-close from former kin insider John Alite, John Gotti Jr.’s longtime good friend and protector. previously, not anyone has given up the type of own information about the Gottis—including the mythical “Gotti ideas” of leadership—that Anastasia exposes the following. Drawing on large FBI documents and different documentation, his personal wisdom, and particular interviews with insiders and specialists, together with mob-enforcer-turned-government-witness Alite, Anastasia pokes holes within the Gotti legend, demystifying this infamous kin and its profitable and sometimes lethal machinations.

Anastasia bargains never-before-heard information regarding the murders, drug dealing, and extortion that propelled John J. Gotti to the pinnacle of the Gambino crime relatives and the treachery and deceit that allowed John A. “Junior” Gotti to stick with in his father’s footsteps. instructed from road point and during the eyes of a wiseguy who observed all of it firsthand, the result's a riveting examine a kinfolk whose hubris, violence, ardour, and greed fueled a bloody upward push and devastating fall that remains reverberating during the American underworld today.

Gotti’s Rules contains eight pages of black-and-white photographs.

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Download E-books Picture Perfect: The Jodi Arias Story: A Beautiful Photographer, Her Mormon Lover, and a Brutal Murder PDF

By Shanna Hogan

A committed BACHELOR

Travis Alexander was once a good-looking, hard-working, working towards Mormon who lived in Mesa, Arizona. His attractiveness and easygoing demeanour made him well liked by each person, specially the women. So whilst he was once came upon with a bullet wound within the face and his throat slashed, the brutal homicide despatched surprise waves all through his neighborhood. Who can have performed whatever so sinister?


But quickly a suspect was once singled out―Jodi Arias. a gorgeous, aspiring photographer, Jodi have been in a long-distance dating with Travis the 12 months prior to. yet Travis wasn't drawn to a significant dedication; he used to be seeing numerous girls in the course of that point. whilst he broke up along with her, that did not cease Jodi from leaving California, relocating to only a number of miles clear of Travis's domestic, and placing herself into his everyday life. Investigators stumbled on one piece of startling facts in Travis's domestic that implicated Jodi. yet in a weird and wonderful flip of occasions, Jodi could declare self-defense. used to be she a victim―or a devious femme fatale?

Shanna Hogan's Picture ideal: The Jodi Arias Story additionally contains eight pages of chilling photos

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Download E-books Foxcatcher: The True Story of My Brother's Murder, John du Pont's Madness, and the Quest for Olympic Gold PDF

By Mark Schultz, David Thomas

The New York Times bestseller and riveting real story—the topic of a high-profile film—of Olympic wrestling gold medalist brothers Mark Schultz and Dave Schultz and their deadly dating with the eccentric John du Pont, inheritor to the du Pont dynasty
On January 26, 1996, Dave Schultz used to be shot within the again through du Pont inheritor John E. du Pont on the family’s famed Foxcatcher Farms property in Pennsylvania. How did the so-called ally of novice wrestling come to devote this sort of frightening, mindless homicide? For the 1st time ever, Mark tells the complete tale. attention-grabbing, strong, and deeply own, Foxcatcher will captivate filmgoers and someone who loves riveting and weird tales of precise crime.

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Download E-books Words Can Describe PDF

By Abi Grant

‘It is rare to be charmed and horrified through exchange sentences, yet this is often Abi Grant’s present as a author . . . I cried, I laughed after which I cheered!’ Julian Clary

Everything in Abi Grant’s existence replaced the evening a serial rapist broke into her flat and attacked her in her sleep. She fought again and the police have been known as, yet regardless of an entire research, they discovered not anything – even Crimewatch couldn’t support. Traumatized, she misplaced her activity, then her flat. She took to drink. Her global fell apart.

But the police didn’t surrender, and twelve years later – after re-examining the facts – they discovered a fingerprint fit . . Justice demanded that she visit trial to convict a violent legal yet, regardless of being a innocent sufferer, the intense courtroom conflict that may swap her existence far and wide again.

Words Can Describe is the story of 1 woman’s descent into depression, her trip again to wish, and the extreme humans she met alongside the best way. Abi’s phrases – usually bitingly humorous and constantly brutally sincere – inform her remarkably relocating tale in her personal strong voice.

‘Vivid, frank and brave . . . many girls can be thankful to Abi supply for telling the reality at, I think, a few expense to herself’ Joan Smith

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Download E-books Bringing Down the Mob: The War Against the American Mafia PDF

The riveting, frequently bloody account of ways the fifty-year assault through the government nearly extinguished the nation's strongest crime syndicate
In the seriously acclaimed American Mafia, Thomas Reppetto narrated the ferocious ascendancy of geared up crime in the US. during this interesting sequel, he follows the mob from its top right into a shadowy interval of decline because the govt, not in a position to deny its lifestyles, made subduing the Mafia a question of nationwide priority.
Reppetto attracts on a life of box adventure to inform the tales of the Mafia's twentieth-century management, exhibiting how males resembling Sam Giancana and John Gotti grew to become loved ones names. Crusaders like Robert Kennedy led concerted--if occasionally sporadic--attacks opposed to equipped crime. because the battles among the feds and the Mafia moved from the streets to the courtrooms, Reppetto describes the way it got here to resemble a clash among sovereign powers.
In direct, shoot-from-the-hip prose, Reppetto chronicles a turning aspect in American Mafia historical past, and provides the provocative conception that, given the fitting formulation of connections and clever enterprise, a brand new iteration of establishment criminals might be poised to soak up the Mafia's mantle.

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Download E-books Starvation Heights: A True Story of Murder and Malice in the Woods of the Pacific Northwest PDF

By Gregg Olsen

In 1911 filthy rich British heiresses, Claire and Dora Williamson, got here to a sanitorium within the forests of the Pacific Northwest to endure the progressive “fasting remedy” of Dr. Linda Burfield Hazzard. It was once imagined to be a vacation for the 2 sisters. yet inside of a month of arriving at what the locals referred to as hunger Heights, the ladies have been emaciated shadows in their former selves, looking forward to dying. They weren't the 1st sufferers of Linda Hazzard, a quack health professional of amazing evil and greed who might cease at not anything in need of homicide to accomplish her goals. As their jewellery disappeared and solid financial institution drafts started moving their wealth to Hazzard’s debts, Dora Williamson despatched a final determined plea to a chum in Australia, begging her to avoid wasting them from the brutal remedies and lonely isolation of hunger Heights.

In this precise story—a haunting saga of scientific homicide set in an period of steamships and gaslights—Gregg Olsen finds the most strange and nerve-racking legal situations in American background.

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Download E-books The Deadly Dozen: America's 12 Worst Serial Killers (American Serial Killers) (Volume 1) PDF

The stunning real Crime tales of the 12 Worst Serial Killers in American History

David Berkowitz: referred to as the “Son of Sam,” Berkowitz used to be a deeply disturbed younger guy who prowled the streets of recent York allotting dying along with his .44 quality revolver.

William Bonin: one in every of a trio of lethal psychopaths who trawled the freeways of Southern California through the past due 70’s and early 80’s. Bonin was once a wicked baby killer who kidnapped, raped and tortured greater than 20 teenaged boys.

The Boston Strangler: Albert De Salvo took the autumn yet most mavens agree that he was once now not the Strangler. So who used to be the genuine killer? and the way did he break out with the sequence of brutal murders that so terrified the electorate of Boston?

Ted Bundy: captivating, clever and deadly, Bundy is America’s so much infamous serial killer, a perilous fiend who lower a swathe of destruction around the state, raping, killing and committing necrophilia on his younger victims.

Dean Corll: besides prepared teenaged accomplices, Corll orchestrated what used to be on the time the most important homicide spree in American background, raping torturing and killing at the least 25 younger boys.

Jeffrey Dahmer: Hideously wicked killer who preyed on younger gay males in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, cannibalizing them and carrying out weird and wonderful experiments on their bodies.

Albert Fish: He gave the look of a frail previous guy, yet Albert Fish was once truly a psychotic baby killer and torturer, with a style for human flesh.

John Wayne Gacy: Cold-hearted killer who raped, tortured and strangled not less than 33 younger males, burying their our bodies within the crawlspace of his Chicago house.

Randy Kraft: The least renowned of California’s 3 “Freeway Killers.” And but Kraft was once either the main prolific and the main wicked, answerable for the torture killings of as many as sixty seven younger men.

Dennis Rader: often called the “BTK Killer” (after his M.O.: Bind, Torture, Kill) Radar held the electorate of Wichita, Kansas in a nation of worry for over 30 years, within which time he claimed 10 recognized victims.

Richard Ramirez: A satanic burglar who glided by the terrifying sobriquet, “The evening Stalker,” Ramirez raped, battered, shot and stabbed his sufferers in the course of a bloody reign of terror in 1980’s Los Angeles.

Gary Ridgeway: because the terrible “Green River Killer,” Ridgeway engaged the Washington police in a dangerous video game of cat and mouse, claiming extra that 60 sufferers over decades.

Scroll as much as seize a duplicate of The lethal Dozen: America’s 12 Worst Serial Killers

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Download E-books The Good Rat: A True Story PDF

By Jimmy Breslin

In fact Pulitzer Prize winner Jimmy Breslin well-known Burton Kaplan instantly because the Mafia witness of the a long time. Breslin comes from an analogous Queens streets as mob bosses John Gotti and Vito Genovese. yet even they couldn't fit Kaplan in crime—and neither may well anyone else.

In his inimitable big apple voice, Breslin, "the city's steadiest and such a lot actual chronicler" (Tom Robbins, Village Voice), offers us a glance during the keyhole on the humans and areas that outline the mafia—characters like Sammy "The Bull" Gravano, Gaspipe Casso (named for his weapon of choice), Thomas "Three-Finger Brown" Lucchese, and Jimmy "The Clam" Eppolito, interwoven with the great rat himself, Burt Kaplan of Bensonhurst, the big name witness within the contemporary trial of 2 ny urban detectives indicted for appearing as hit males in 8 gangland executions.

Breslin takes us to the old-time hangouts like Pep McGuire's, the mythical watering gap the place newshounds and gangsters (all hailing from an analogous working-class neighborhoods) rubbed elbows and traded tales; the dog-fight circles and physique dumps at Ozone Park; and the again room in the dark Rose's sweet shop, the place homicide, Inc., employed and fired.

Most compelling of all, Breslin captures the moments within which the Mafia used to be made and broken—Breslin used to be there the evening John Gotti celebrated his acquittal at his Ravenite Social membership on Mulberry, having bribed his solution to inno­cence simply to incite the wrath of the FBI, who may later overwhelm Gotti and others with the complete strength of the RICO laws.

As in his unforgettable novel The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight, Breslin brings jointly those real-life and long-forgotten Mafia tales to brilliantly create a sharp-eyed portrait of the mob because it lived and breathed, because it sounded and survived.

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