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To pick just one notorious example, 99 years ago to the day, black people's homes were heavily looted by whites in the Tulsa riots of 1921. As this article describes, at least 65 looters were arrested. In addition to taking basic goods like sacks of flour, they opened up safes in people's homes to take gold and silver.


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Yes. In San Francisco, 1849, a gang called the "Hounds" looted and destroyed residences in the district of Little Chile: "The Chileans in large numbers are living in tents on the outskirts of town. About 10 o'clock at night the Hounds made an assault upon them, tore down more than a dozen of their tents, broke open their chests, stole their money, tore ...


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This is from the so called Crusader Bible: Image icon MS M.638, fol. 11v An Execution, Joshua's Final Commands, Joshua's Passing Old Testament Miniatures with Latin, Persian, and Judeo-Persian inscriptions Paris, France ca. 1244–1254 390 x 300 mm Purchased by J.P. Morgan (1867–1943) in 1916 MS M.638, fol. 11v See more information » ...


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Apparently the illustration is from the Morgan Bible, depicting the execution by Joshua of the Amorite kings. For biblical context, see Joshua 10-11. According to Wikipedia, "The prevailing scholarly view is that the book of Joshua is not a factual account of historical events."


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Question: Where did tree spiking prevent the most logging? Short Answer: Tree Spiking was most effective in Virginia's George Washington National Forest, and in the Wanatchee Forest's Icicle River drainage in Washington state, or where Logging wasn't a major part of the local economy. These are the only two places where tree spiking actually interrupted ...


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Only partial, but we'll get a bit closer with this info: Subsequent to the date on which the Austro-Hungarian Ambassador requested the extradition of Moritz Ormai on charges of forgery and uttering of forged papers, it was ascertained that the accused was a deserter from the military forces of Austria-Hungary and that in the circumstances it would be ...


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The only honest answer to this question is We don't know. To state that rape, or any crime, or any activity, was more or less prevalent at one period of time than another requires written records to be kept. However, we have few records about crimes committed during the Middle Ages. IIRC, any form of records about common crimes & other activities only ...


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In the UK, executioners were civillians, contracted on a per-execution basis. They invariably had another job that provided their steady income. While doing an execution was reasonably well-paid, the demand was irregular, and the county sheriffs who hired them had several to choose from. They had trades like publican, bus driver, welder or quarryman - solid ...


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In the case of Sweden, the last executioner Anders Gustaf Dalman was employed by one or more housing owners in Stockholm to care for their houses. In Sweden executions was usually done with an axe (the last one Johan Alfred Ander was the only time the guillotine was used but Dalman was the executioner.) His colleague Per Petter Christensson Steijnech was ...


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Short answer From the available evidence, it would appear that maybe as many as half of the (around 40) fatalities were passersby. This can be tentatively deduced from the likely number of non-passersby in the two carriages attacked. However, other police placed around side streets were also targeted by the Bolsheviks gunmen. The only named victims are the ...


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What if I told you that a US court held that a police officer cannot be held responsible for stealing from a suspect during a search? Let me rephrase: Alice claims that Officer Bob stole $100k from her during a search. Bob answers: I cannot be held responsible for stealing from a suspect (he makes no comments about the veracity of Alice's claim). A US Court ...


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Literary Sources are Unreliable, Legal Sources are Unreliable, Legal Records are Unreliable. Let's start with literary sources. If rape shows up a lot in literary sources, it could mean that it's common in life. Or it could mean that people felt that stories with rape were more interesting or illustrated an important concept. I'm sure that much is ...


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