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Do We Need A Better Way To Address False Convictions?

As I read A Botched Trial Leads To $30 Million Judgment For Nebraska County That Can’t Pay (Washington Post), I was struck that the story sought sympathy for the county (Gage County, Nebraska) rather than for the six wrongfully convicted people who filed the lawsuit. In short: 68-year-old Helen Wilson was murdered in 1985 by[…]

Black-And-Blue Lives Matter

Campaign Zero poster Click here to see it full size #blacklivesmatter #bluelivesmatter #alllivesmatter I fail to understand why people are still arguing over this. It is insane to shoot and kill police officers because other police officers executed black men without (apparent) cause. This is not justice, any more than it would be justice for[…]

Why I Just Read The Entire Bible Again

Various versions of the Bible (Copyright © 2013 by Wil C. Fry.) For what I believe to be my 18th time, I recently (in July) read the entire Bible. This time it required 15 days, which I think is a record for me. The more familiar a book is, the easier it is to read,[…]

Jumping To Unconclusions From Chapel Hill

As coincidence would have it, the very same day I came out as at atheist, three people in North Carolina were killed by gunshot. The killing itself isn’t a coincidence; 83 people in the U.S. die every day from gunshot wounds — about 2/3 of them self-inflicted. What was coincidental with my announcement is that[…]

Zimmerman/Martin Case Brings Up Much Ignorance

Categories: InTheNews
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Published on: 2013.07.17

It’s probably a bad idea to read the comment sections under news stories of any kind. It’s rare — on most news sites — to see a string of well-reasoned and well-written comments from the readers. But I read them anyway. Perhaps I’m a glutton for punishment. Maybe I’m always on the lookout for something[…]

Book Review: The History of Murder (1990)

Categories: Book Reviews
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Published on: 2011.02.28

Title: The History of Murder Author: Colin Wilson Subject: the development of murderers in human history Genre: Crime / History Publisher: Castle Books (Originally published in 1990, “The History of Murder” edition I read had been updated in 2004 to include a few new serial killers and mass murderers.) First of all, I realize that[…]

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