Mississippi Burning-  On This Date In 1964, Four Civil Rights Workers “Disappear”.  Their Bodies Were Discovered Six Weeks Later.

Mississippi Burning-  On This Date In 1964, Four Civil Rights Workers “Disappear”.  Their Bodies Were Discovered Six Weeks Later.



August, 1977- NYC Police Finally Apprehend Son of Sam Killer

For months, New York police tracked Son of Sam, an apparently psychotic killer who terrorized the city, fatally shooting six people and wounding seven.  Last week, police arrested David Berkowitz, 24, a postal clerk, as he set out on what police say would have been his biggest killing … “Police! Don’t Move!” detectives yelled. “Okay,” David Berkowitz said quietly.  ”You’ve go me.” And then he smiled.  It was a strangely mundane conclusion to one of the largest and most publicized manhunts in history.

Newsweek August 22, 1977



On This Infamous Date 18 Years Ago…

THE END, LAST WEEK, WAS OFF-CAMERA. AFTER THE bloody steps, the heart-rending funerals, the surreal chase through the twilight of Los Angeles, O. J. Simpson surrendered himself into the darkness his life has become. He was in the back seat of his best friend’s Bronco, communing quietly with his cellular phone, his blue steel revolver and a picture of his children. As the police stood back, waiting, the shadows lengthened. O. J., the great halfback who had made a fabulous career out of running for daylight, could no more hold back the night than reverse the tragedy of his week. Above, helicopters hovered, each carrying enough candlepower to light a village.  And then O. J. emerged, turned himself over to the police, used his bathroom, accepted a glass of juice and, like sons everywhere caught in trouble, asked for time to call his mother.

Newsweek June 27, 1994



It’s Been 13 Years Since Columbine

For a few horrific hours in Littleton. Colo., last week, the school outcasts finally had all the power- and they weilded it without mercy or reason.  As scores of students barricaded themselves in classrooms and closets, praying for deliverance, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold casually decided which of their classmates should live and which should die.

Original Coverage: "Anatomy Of A Massacre" & "Why The Young Kill"

Newsweek May 3, 1999



JonBenet Ramsey Revisited.  

IN PHOTOGRAPHS, HER CHARACTERISTIC expression is a fixed smile of concentration, earnest and studied. It could be perky, coy or sweet, although the only sure way to tell is by her costume. Strapless ball gown, sailor suit, swimsuit—JonBenet Ramsey, who was found murdered in the basement of her parents’ home in Boulder, Colo., the day after Christmas, worked hard at winning beauty contests, but her mother must have worked even harder. And her father paid for her portfolio of professional photographs, a world beyond the artless family-album snapshots we are accustomed to seeing when a child is killed. But the effect is distancing rather than illuminating: in all the miles of film that were lavished on JonBenet it is hard to find one frame that captures her soul.  Read On-

JonBenet Ramsey Revisited. 

IN PHOTOGRAPHS, HER CHARACTERISTIC expression is a fixed smile of concentration, earnest and studied. It could be perky, coy or sweet, although the only sure way to tell is by her costume. Strapless ball gown, sailor suit, swimsuit—JonBenet Ramsey, who was found murdered in the basement of her parents’ home in Boulder, Colo., the day after Christmas, worked hard at winning beauty contests, but her mother must have worked even harder. And her father paid for her portfolio of professional photographs, a world beyond the artless family-album snapshots we are accustomed to seeing when a child is killed. But the effect is distancing rather than illuminating: in all the miles of film that were lavished on JonBenet it is hard to find one frame that captures her soul.  Read On-



On this day in 1978, Jim Jones Leads His People’s Temple Cult to a Mass Murder-Suicide of over 900 People, Including Hundreds of Children and U.S. Rep. Leo Ryan.

"Alert!  Alert!  Alert!  Everyone to the pavilion!"  The Rev. Jim Jones was on the loudspeaker, summoning the members his People’s Temple to their last communion.  Dutifully, they gathered round; some of them, without doubt, knew what was in store.  "Everyone has to die," said Jones.  "If you love me as much as I love you, we must all die or be destroyed from the outside."  Mothers grasped their children to their breasts.  Jones ordered his medical team to bring out "the potion," a battered tub of strawberry Flavour-aide, laced with tranquilizers and cyanide.  "Bring the babies first," he commanded…

Newsweek December 4, 1978

On this day in 1978, Jim Jones Leads His People’s Temple Cult to a Mass Murder-Suicide of over 900 People, Including Hundreds of Children and U.S. Rep. Leo Ryan.

"Alert!  Alert!  Alert!  Everyone to the pavilion!"  The Rev. Jim Jones was on the loudspeaker, summoning the members his People’s Temple to their last communion.  Dutifully, they gathered round; some of them, without doubt, knew what was in store.  "Everyone has to die," said Jones.  "If you love me as much as I love you, we must all die or be destroyed from the outside."  Mothers grasped their children to their breasts.  Jones ordered his medical team to bring out "the potion," a battered tub of strawberry Flavour-aide, laced with tranquilizers and cyanide.  "Bring the babies first," he commanded…

Newsweek December 4, 1978