The widowed wife of Lee Harvey Oswald (the man who shot JFK), Marina Oswald Porter, is still alive and living in Texas. She still believes that he was innocent of the assassination. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Dr Frederic Wertham said in his book "Seduction of the Innocent" and the Senate hearing in 1954 that the comic book industry was worse to kids than Hitler, Batman & Robin were homosexuals and Wonder Woman was a lesbian. This caused an outcry that led to the creation of the Comics Code Authority. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
Dr. Fredrich Wertham, a psychiatrist that believed comic books were dangerous in his book Seduction of the Innocent, testified at the trial of Albert Fish. Fish was a sadistic cannibal and one of America's earliest serial killers whom Wertham described as "the most deranged human being". psychology.wikia.org/wiki…
When the corpses from Holy Innocents' Cemetery in Paris were dug up to be moved into the catacombs in 1786, many bodies had incompletely decomposed and had reduced into large deposits of fat known as "corpse wax". During exhumation, this fat was collected and turned into candles and soap. museumsandmountains.com/w…
In the 17th century, a man named Lazarus Colloredo was convicted of murder. Lazuras had a parasitic conjoined twin, and successfully argued his death would kill his twin, an innocent man. He was pardoned wikipedia.org/wiki/Lazaru…
Innocent Drinks, one of the biggest smoothie and juice companies, is over 90% owned by The Coca-Cola Company. wikipedia.org/wiki/Innoce…
During the 1930’s IBM created a census for Nazi Germany identifying Jews, Gypsies and other ethnic groups by their nationality, gender and occupation which helped the regime significantly to organize and slaughter millions of innocent lives. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM…
A key piece of evidence in an active murder investigation, a unique pair of eyeglasses, was sent to the show "Unsolved Mysteries" for their segment profiling the case. After Robert Stack handled them with his bare hands, they were lost. An innocent man was imprisoned for two decades. denverpost.com/2007/07/24…
European dragons are mostly featured as evil creatures, greedily hoarding gold, breathing fire on innocents, leaving a path of destruction in its wake. Asian dragons, however, are benevolent creatures, bringing good luck and prosperity wherever it goes. museumcenter.org/the-curi…
The CIA actively helped Indonesian dictator Suharto massacre an estimated 1 million suspected Communist Party sympathizers in 1965, providing training, mass media suppression, and lists of individuals whom they later acknowledged as being innocent. theatlantic.com/internati…
Today I learned of Norman Morrison, who was a Quaker that set himself on fire under Robert McNamaras office in the pentagon. He was protesting the innocent lives that were being taken in Vietnam at the time. The city Da Nang has road named after Morrison in memory of his acts against the US-Vietnam conflict. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nor…
Two men from Indiana were wrongfully convicted in a 1996 armed robbery because of a false statement from an informant who had sex with the lead detective who set them up. 20 years later, they were found innocent and one of them received $4.9 Million settlement. ponderwall.com/index.php/…
The federal government setup sting operations in 1985 to catch individuals buying child pornography. In one instance, they offered a farmer a magazine 3 times and reluctantly accepted the third time. He was later found innocent as the arrest was considered entrapment. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jac…
The Contagious Diseases Act in the mid- late 1860s allowed police to detaine and inspect any woman they thought might have a STD, leading to many innocent women being inspected. victorianweb.org/gender/c…
Pope Innocent IV wrote a letter to the Mongols in 1245, appealing to them for peace (unaware that for the Mongols, peace is a synonym of subjection). The Khan replied with a demand for the Pope to surrender. He had little understanding of faraway Europe or the Pope's significance. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cum…
Today I learned of the Shirime, a japanese spirit that strips naked and flashes its butthole that contains a shiny eye to innocent bystanders hyakumonogatari.com/2012/…
Today I learned about the Milgram Experiment: Ordinary people are likely to follow orders given by an authority figure, even to the extent of killing an innocent human being. Obedience to authority is ingrained in us all from the way we are brought up. simplypsychology.org/milg…
Today I learned about Lazarus Colloredo, a "courteous and handsome" courtier who hid his parasitic twin brother behind a cloak. Allegedly, Lazarus was spared execution for killing a man after claiming the punishment would also kill his innocent brother. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laz…
Serial killer David Berkowitz wrote a letter telling the D.C. sniper to "stop hurting innocent people" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
Joan of Arc was declared innocent 25 yrs after her execution onthisday.com/people/joan…
The 20 people accused of witchcraft and executed during the Salem witch trials in 1692 and 1693 were all found innocent in 2001. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…
Today I learned of a man named Benjamin Spencer who is still in prison for a murder he did not commit. A Dallas judge ruled in 2008 that he believes Spencer's innocent he recommended that the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals overturned Spencer's conviction he continues to await in a cell. npr.org/2017/12/06/568314…
People accused of witchcraft who underwent trial by water actually had ropes to pull them out if they sank. The notion that the ordeal was devised as a situation without any possibility of live acquittal, even if the outcome was 'innocent', is a modern exaggeration. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri…
Benjamin Spencer, a man who judges and eye witnesses now admit is likely innocent but cannot get out of prison due to a loophole in the legal system theatlantic.com/magazine/…
When Alfred Hitchcock was 6, his father punished him for a minor offense by sending him to the local police station with note telling the officer on duty to put Alfred in a cell for 5 minutes without telling him for how long. Framed innocents are a main theme of his movies. whatculture.com/film/10-t…
Today I learned about Sadako Sasaki. Sasaki became one of the most widely known hibakusha – a Japanese term meaning "bomb-affected person". She is remembered through the story of the one thousand origami cranes she folded before her death, and is to this day a symbol of the innocent victims of nuclear warfare. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sad…
Maimonides stated that "It is better and more satisfactory to acquit a thousand guilty persons than to put a single innocent one to death." Maimonides argued that executing a defendant on anything less than absolute certainty would lead to a slippery slope of decreasing burdens of proof. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cap…
Today I learned about Tom Tobin, famous american mountain man and bounty hunter. In 1863 Tobin hunted down one of americas first serial killers, Felipe Espinosa, who killed 32 innocent civilians before Tobin single handedly decapitated him and his accomplices. Tobin was paid with a Henry rifle for the killings. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
Today I learned about the Kent State massacre when the US national Guard opened fire on a group of 2000 citizens, the group made up of citizens protesting the Vietnam War and many innocent students going about their day, killing four and wounding many others. historynet.com/two-new-pe…
King Louis IX aka 'Saint Louis' made gambling, loans, & prostitution illegal. He also introduced innocent until proven guilty, banned trials by ordeal, created the military police & bailiffs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou…
Today I learned of the 'Taxi Driver' assassin John Hinckley Jr. His obsession with Jodie Foster led to an assassination attempt on Reagan and the subsequent innocent verdict led to law changes surrounding the insanity defense. He was released from the psychiatric ward in 2016. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
"Nepotism" stems from nephew, referring to the practice of having a cardinal elevated by a pope who was that cardinal's relative. From the middle of the Avignon Papacy (1309–1377) until Pope Innocent XII's anti-nepotism bull (1692), a pope without a cardinal-nephew was the exception to the rule. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
In the 18th century, after two million burials, Les Innocents Cemetery in Paris became so full that the Parisians started to pile bodies in the roofs and walls of buildings constructed around the cemetery. Eventually the walls collapsed sending bones and bodies into a neighbouring house. bonjourparis.com/history/…
Presumption of innocence and "guilt beyond a reasonable doubt" in common law was created because jurors were afraid their souls would be damned if they found an innocent person guilty yalebooks.yale.edu/book/9…
Japanese police are refusing to arrest a known serial killer of little girls because they want to avoid a scandal involving the execution of an innocent man convicted with a flawed DNA testing method en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nor…
The father of Mohamed Atta, one of the hijacker in the Twin Tower attacks on 9/11, insisted that his son was innocent and instead blamed Mossad for the attacks. newsweek.com/he-never-eve…
There is an innocent looking creek in England that has currents and caves underwater, killing several people. nytimes.com/2016/12/30/wo…
As a part of the "Five Articles of Faith", the Sikh are required to carry a curved dagger at all times. This is specifically for the defense of the innocent and those in peril. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Researchers from the UK and Canada convinced 71% of innocent test subjects they had committed a crime as teenagers. The false narratives included true details about that period in the subjects' lives that the researchers learned from questionnaires filled out by the subjects' caregivers. psychologicalscience.org/…
Under Anglo-Saxon Law, accused people were given dry bread and cheese blessed by a priest. If the person choked, they were guilty. If they swallowed it freely, they were innocent. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri…
Today I learned about Operation Northwoods which was a false flag operation signed by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff intended to kill innocent Americans and start a war with Cuba. It was rejected by President Kennedy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
In 2005 an innocent man was pinned to the ground by British police and shot 7 times in the head point blank thinking he was a suicide bomber and later tried to cover it up. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dea…
Office clerk Stefan Kiszko spent 17 years in prison for the murder of a schoolgirl in northwest England in 1975. Though he had confessed his guilt at the time, evidence later proved he was innocent. He was coerced to confess using the Reid interrogation technique. ponderwall.com/index.php/…
Harvard professor Roger Fisher proposed implanting nuclear launch codes in a volunteer so that the President would have to kill an innocent person before firing. The Pentagon rejected the idea fearing the President would not go through with it even if it was necessary. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rog…
During the 2013 elections in The Maldives, a coconut was detained on the suspicion of 'vote-rigging' through the use of black magic. A magician was called in and established that the coconut was innocent. theguardian.com/world/201…
Today I learned about Sadako Sasaki, who was 2 years old when the atomic bomb was dropped in Hiroshima but survived She is remembered through the story of the one thousand origami cranes she folded before her death, and is to this day a symbol of the innocent victims of nuclear warfare. hiroshima-is.ac.jp/?page_…
In 2013, police in the Maldives detained a suspect for loitering near an election polling place on suspicion of black magic. The suspect in question was a coconut. A magician summoned by police established that the coconut was innocent. No arrests were made. theguardian.com/world/201…
In 2011 drug cartel kidnapped hundreds of innocent bus passengers in Mexico and made them fight to death like gladiators. The winners were sent on suicide missions en.wikipedia.org/wiki/201…
Carl King, with no prior background in law, took it upon himself to prove his friend was innocent after being jailed for 21 years. The jury convicted Colin Warner on charges of second degree murder based solely on the eyewitness testimony from a 14 year old boy who admitted to lying on the stand latimes.com/entertainment…
In 1890 the Pittsburgh Pirates were named the Pittsburgh Innocents, until they signed Lou Bierbauer away from the Philadelphia Athletics. Athletics fans claimed that by stealing their star player away from them Pittsburgh were "piratical" , and the name stuck. enacademic.com/dic.nsf/en…

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