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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
The Code of Hammurabi, while notorious for its eye for an eye punishments and the removal of body parts of the guilty party, was also one of the earliest pieces of written law to have it a requirement for an innocent person to be assumed innocent until proven guilty history.com/topics/ancien…
Serial killer David Berkowitz wrote a letter telling the D.C. sniper to "stop hurting innocent people" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
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 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…
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…
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/…
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 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…
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/…
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…
Joan of Arc was declared innocent 25 yrs after her execution onthisday.com/people/joan…
"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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
A network of men and women working in the legal system have created something called "The Innocence Project" which to date has exonerated 364 innocent people serving sentences for violent crimes with punishments ranging from death to life without parole. innocenceproject.org/
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…
America's longest-serving innocent prisoner was Ricky Jackson who spent 39 years behind bars, from the age 19 to 58. He received more than one million dollars compensation from the state of Ohio telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
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/…
A 2005 German law, which would have allowed the military to shoot down airplanes in 9/11-type attacks, was ruled unconstitutional because the sacrifice of innocent lives to the benefit of another group violated the unconditionally protected human dignity under Art 1 of the German Constitution. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luf…
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…
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…
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…
There is an innocent looking creek in England that has currents and caves underwater, killing several people. nytimes.com/2016/12/30/wo…
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/…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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 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…
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/…
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…
Today I learned of the ''Irish Fright'' a case of mass panic in England 1688. The English falsely believed an army of Irish Catholics who were stationed in England to support King James II were destroying many major cities and massacring their populations. Mobs even killed innocent Irishmen in retaliation en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iri…
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…
In history Pope Innocent III ordered the Albigensian Crusade against Cathar Christians in Southern France. Cathar property was seized, entire towns burned, inhabitants slaughtered, and the Medieval Inquisition launched. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alb…
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…
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…
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…
Today I learned about Marjorie Fleming, a child writer who enamored the likes of Robert Louis Stevenson and Mark Twain, and her wondrous, innocent, mischievous journals. wikipedia.org/wiki/Marjor…
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…
A convicted murderer swore an affidavit that an innocent man was behind bars for a crime the murderer committed, and that affidavit sat in a safe for 26 years due to the sanctity of attorney-client privilege nbcnews.com/id/24083675/n…
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…
During WWII, the US extracted accused Nazis from Latin America and put them in internment camps. But most were innocent, and some were actually Jews who had fled the Holocaust. They were all interned together, Jews trapped in American camps with Nazis who would harass and beat them. wwno.org/post/wwii-intern…
Pope Innocent waged a massacre against the Cathars, when asked how to tell Cathars from Catholics the papal legates reply was "Kill them all, the Lord will recognise His own". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat…
Today I learned of Madagascar's "Tangena Ordeal". Accused people would be put on trial by feeding them poison from the Tangena plant along with three pieces of chicken skin. If all three pieces were vomited, the accused was declared innocent, if they weren't or the accused died, they were found guilty. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tan…
In Idaho, if you commit perjury that leads to the execution of an innocent person, you can be executed for that. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cap…
Tom Waits won a lawsuit against Audi when Audi used a song similar to Waits's "Innocent When You Dream" sung by Waits imitating singer. Waits had previously won a lawsuit against Frito-Lay for a similar commercial. Waits donated his settlement money to charity. tomwaitsfan.com/tom%20wai…
After Tom Waits denied Audi permission to use his song "Innocent while you dream", they did so anyway and he succesfully sued them, afterwards saying "Now they understand the words to the song better... It wasn't Innocent When You Scheme, it was Innocent When You Dream." news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/enter…
The words Utah,Omaha,Overlord,Mulberry,Neptune,Gold and Sword all appeared in The Daily Telegraph's crossword in 1944. Every one of these word's were codenames used in preparation for the D-Day invasion of Normandy. The crossword creator was interrogated (spy?) but was found innocent. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D-D…
When boarding a train, a man who was mistaken for a terrorist suspect was held down by police and shot in the head seven times at point blank range. He was innocent. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dea…
The line "Maybe the Dingo Ate Your Baby" from Seinfeld was referencing Meryl Streep's portrayal of Lindy Chamberlain in the biopic A Cry in the Dark. Chamberlain was convicted of killing her own child and was later found to be innocent. The coroner ruled that a dingo, did in fact eat her baby. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Din…
Today I learned of a family falsely accused of abusing their son. Following british law, all their kids were forcibly put up for adoption. They are not allowed to see them, even after being proven innocent. When she got pregnant again, they had to move to Ireland so their child would not be taken away at birth. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/progr…
In 1993 an Australian man was arrested as he was wearing a studded belt in a McDonald's as the police believed he possessed a restricted weapon. Originally the man was convicted but in the supreme court the decision was overruled as long as the belt is used as intended with innocent intent wiki.engageeducation.org.…
The "debate" about vaccines and autism, began after a fraudulent paper was published. The author is no longer licensed to practice. Countless dollars have been spent to debunk his claims, and innocent children have probably died due to his lies. youtube.com/watch?v=o65l1…
US interrogators tortured an Afghan detainee to death by hanging him by his arms for 4 days and beating his legs so badly they needed amputation. They did this despite most interrogators believing him to be "an innocent man who simply drove his taxi past the American base at the wrong time" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dil…
In 1920, the U.S. Department of Justice arrested thousands of innocent Americans for radical leftist activity, in what is now called the Palmer Raids en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pal…
When asked about the Punisher, Joss Whedon responded "Here's why I'm not running Marvel: If I was, I would kill the Punisher. I don't believe in what he does. The Punisher just shoots up places. And if you're telling me he's never hit an innocent, then I'm telling you, that's fascist crap." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pun…
During the 7th Crusade, Pope Innocent IV sent an envoy to Karakorum, capital of the Mongol Empire, to establish the Franco-Mogol alliance, to desperately provide support in the Holy Land. The Mongols would later send 60,000 soldiers to help the remaining Crusader force in 1304. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
High-speed police chases in the USA are responsible for the death of more than 5000 innocent lives usatoday.com/story/news/2…
In 1965, the FBI knowingly caused 4 innocent men to be falsely convicted and sentenced to die because the real murderer was an informant for the agency. justicedenied.org/issue/i…
Due to the interrogation techniques of the Soviets an innocent was executed for a serial killer's first murder, and many others confessed to the subsequent killings. Four committed suicide due to the investigators' tactics. The killer killed at least 53 over 12 years before being caught. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And…
Today I learned of Ikenna Njoku whom Chase issued a check to and when he tried to cash it they called the cops saying the check was fake. He was stuck in jail losing his job and having his car towed then sold off all while being innocent. alalaw.com/chase-bank-is-…
A man was found innocent of rape and false imprisonment after spending 18 years in jail due to DNA evidence. 2 years after his release, he raped and murdered a woman. radiolab.org/2013/mar/26/…
The Milgram experiment showed 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…
"The Mask" original comics were much darker than its adaptations. It was gory and had The Mask go on a killing spree killing both criminals and innocent people! youtube.com/watch?v=1-GPy…
Uzbekistan used to/still does perform non-consensual sterilizations on women after their 2nd childbirth. They would do it by removing the entire uterus. This happened to over 10,000 innocent women. bbc.com/news/magazine-176…
Most of Brent Spiner's (Data on Star Trek: TNG) fan mail came from women who wrote to his character: "he's a really accessible personality. He's vulnerable and innocent, and there's a feeling that he's somebody who would be kind." Some fans could not accept that Spiner was really human. articles.orlandosentinel.…
The victims of the Salem Witch Trials included two dogs: one of which was killed for allegedly being ridden by a ghost, the other for bewitching a neighbor. Both dogs were later declared innocent. historyofmassachusetts.or…
β€œOrdeal by Water” which was associated with the witch hunts of the 16th and 17th centuries: an accused who sank was considered innocent, while floating indicated witchcraft. wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunkin…
Two dogs died in the Salem Witch Trials. In October 1692, a girl in Andover accused a neighbor’s dog of bewitching her. The villagers shot the dog immediately. After its death, the dog was declared innocent, since if the dog really was the devil in disguise, it would not be possible to kill it. historyofmassachusetts.or…
Only one of the stained-glass windows of the Baptist Church in Brimingham, Alabama remained relatively intact after the bombing that killed 4 innocent girls in 1963. It depicted Jesus Christ as a shepperd with his face blown-out. killingthebuddha.com/mag/…
In the first entry of the Super Mario series, the people of the Mushroom Kingdom have been transformed into bricks by Bowser's magic. So when the player smashes a brick, they're essentially slaughtering innocent mushroom people. kffm.com/did-you-know-the…
After the USS Indianapolis was sunk by a Japanese sub, McVay(US captain) was court martialed. To which the captain of the sub testified that McVay was innocent. The two captains saluted and forgave each other. However, McVay was convicted despite this testimony, but exonerated in 2000. ussindianapolis.org/hashi…
The term "Sweet Death" refers to dying of hypothermia, because you feel an innocent desire to lie down and sleep. A certain feeling of wellness overcomes you. And with a sardonic β€˜Mona Lisa’ smile on your face, you die. mounteverest.net/story/Sw…
In about 25% of DNA exoneration cases, innocent defendants made incriminating statements, delivered outright confessions or pleaded guilty. innocenceproject.org/unde…
Johnny Depp got matching tattoos with Damien Echols (an innocent man who spent 18 years on death row) foxnews.com/entertainment…
After he was accused of witchcraft, Giles Corey was subjected to "pressing." He was stripped naked and weight was added to a heavy plank on his chest to force him to plead innocent or guilty. Each time he was asked to make his plea, he said "more weight" and was eventually crushed to death. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gil…
In 1989, an innocent man named Carlos was served death penalty because the jury confused him for another Carlos who looked just like him, and even had the same height. There was no attempt on the part of the investigators to even investigate the cause. theguardian.com/world/201…
In 1252 the ironically named Pope Innocent IV authorized the torture of heretics. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop…
In 17th century Italy conjoined twins were on trial for murder. Authorities arrested Lazarus after he stabbed a man for teasing his parasitic twin brother. Though he was sentenced to death the court let him go, finding that they could not execute him without killing his innocent conjoined twin. nickkam.com/2009/12/29/ha…
In the 80s Satanic Ritual Abuse (SRA) allegations created a morale panic putting innocent people behind bars, destroyed careers, and changed the way children are questioned. It formed the basis of many morale panics against Heavy Metal, video games, and D&D. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sat…
Joan of Arc was granted a retrial by the church and declared innocent in 1456. Unfortunately, that was 25 years after she was burned at the stake. mentalfloss.com/article/4…
Today I learned of Swedish twin sisters who without history of substance abuse or mental illness, suddenly developed a rare 'shared psychosis'; whereby they ran onto a busy motorway sustaining multiple injuries, and even one the sisters stabbing an innocent man to death after being released the next day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urs…
On Dec. 25th, 1914, the first year of WW1 - Germans v British - Both sides crawled out of their trenches and met half way to play an innocent Christmas game of football/soccer as a display of truce. Germans beat the British 3-2 before resuming fighting the next day. youtube.com/watch?v=SpqVb…
Two innocent people were imprisoned for 22 years due to false allegations of Satanic ritual sexual abuse of children. The social workers involved in the case believed that children's denials of sexual abuse was proof that they had been abused. texasmonthly.com/story/in…
Bin Laden's Family was evacuated by the FBI shortly after 9/11 when they received a message from the Saudi ruler saying there were "bin Laden children all over America...Take measures to protect the innocents" cbsnews.com/news/bin-lade…
In 2001, former U.S. army reserve officer Jonathan Idema secretly invaded Afghanistan, planning to identify and capture terrorists. For years, he ran a secret private prison and tortured Afghan citizens suspected of terrorism. It is likely that most of his victims were actually innocent. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon…
The song "Innocent Warrior" from Moana is rewritten from Loimata E Maligi, a song from 2002 imperodisney.com/2016/11/…
During British Raj in India, Michael O'Dwyer who was the Lieutenant Governor of Punjab in 1919, was responsible for JallianWalaBagh Massacre, which resulted in over 1000 innocent deaths. 21 years later during a meeting, Dwyer was shot dead by one of the kids who survived the massacre. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jal…
The real last words of Cameron Todd Willingham, executed in 2004 but now widely believed to be innocent, were a stream of curses directed at his ex-wife who was watching the execution and who claimed that he had confessed to her kcdaa.org/Resources/Docum…

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