Crime History, June 28, 1971: Daniel Ellsberg turns self in for leak of Pentagon Papers

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On this day, June 28, in 1971, Daniel Ellsberg turned himself in to the United States government and admitted to leaking the Pentagon Papers. His surrender came two weeks after the New York Times had begun publishing excerpts of the secret history of the U.S. involvement in Vietnam showing that the American people had been deceived about the war. Ellsberg, […]

Former Redskins Fred Davis wanted for domestic violence incident in Adams Morgan

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D.C. police are searching for former  Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis, who is wanted for a domestic violence for an incident last month in Adams Morgan. According to police, Davis attacked the woman around The Diner at a popular 24-hour eatery, in the 2400 block of 18th Street NW. The incident happened around 3 […]

Crime History, July 23, 1846: Henry David Thoreau’s walk into town leads to arrest, ‘Civil Disobedience’

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On this day, July 23, in 1846, naturalist writer and philosopher Henry David Thoreau left his cabin at Walden Pond for a walk into Concord, Mass., and ended up in jail for refusing to pay his $1 poll tax. That night, behind the jail walls, Thoreau got the idea to write Civil Disobedience. Thoreau came up with the […]

John Walsh hopes to nab more bad guys with debut of ‘The Hunt’

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John Walsh, whose groundbreaking television show “America’s Most Wanted” helped capture more than 1,200 fugitives, is starting a new show with CNN this week called “The Hunt.” The show’s aim is basically the same as the defunct “AMW:” Shine a white hot spotlight on the bad guys. “The Hunt” premieres 9 p.m., Sunday. The first show features Shane Miller, […]

Crime History, July 9, 2000: Fugitive killer of DEA agent captured in Mexico

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On this day, July 9, in 2000, FBI most wanted fugitive Agustin Vasquez-Mendoza was arrested for the murder of an undercover federal agent in Arizona that led to one of the most intense manhunts in recent U.S. and Mexican law enforcement history. Vasquez-Mendoza headed a Mexican gang that made and smuggled methamphetamine into the United States. In […]

Gunman sought in Fairfax bank heist

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The FBI has released surveillance photos of an armed robbery of a Fairfax bank, and authorities are asking the public for information that could lead to an arrest. It happened around 7 p.m., Thursday, at the TD Bank located at 11098 Fairfax Boulevard. A male subject entered the bank, approached the teller and demanded money while brandishing […]

Crime History, July 7, 1997: Three workers executed in Starbucks freezer in Georgetown

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On this date, July 7, in 1997, three Starbucks workers were forced into a coffeehouse freezer and murdered in the District of Columbia. One of three victims nearly escaped, making it to the Georgetown sidewalk before the gunman wrestled her back inside.When the rampage ended, Caitry Mahoney, 25, Emory Evans, 25, and Aaron Goodrich, 18, were […]