Mar
13
2009

Fascinating Crime Stories Edition

I don’t like scary movies. Crime thrillers give me nightmares. However, after reading a fascinating crime story (about diamonds, see below), I was inspired to compile a few crime-related links.

Today I read The Untold Story of the World’s Biggest Diamond Heist and it is riveting, in my opinion. The best part is, no one dies, so I won’t have nightmares tonight.

I also recommend this short and somewhat humorous report of a recent jailbreak in Canada.

This story about the recent shooting spree in Alabama is more disturbing than fascinating, but I include it because it happened very close to where I grew up. I think some of my distant relatives live in Samson.

When I was a kid, I was fascinated by the news about Manuel Noriega. Apparently he has served his time in jail and now the courts aren’t sure what to do with him!

This editorial in the Wall Street Journal suggests that Obama considers being rich as practically a crime. I understand that it is easy to assume that rich people much have done something illegal, immoral, or both to have that much money. However, if that is the case, then the answer is to prosecute them for their actual crimes. But if they haven’t committed any crimes, then leave them alone. It’s not fair to punish people just because they are rich. That’s jealousy and socialism at work, neither of which are good!

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