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September 14, 1974, “I Shot the Sheriff" Hits #1 On Billboard’s Top 100 Chart - Today In Crime History

On this day, September 14, in 1974, the song “I Shot the Sheriff” was named Billboard magazine’s number one single in the United States.   While the song was written by reggae legend Bob Marley, it was Eric Clapton's version that achieved the top ranking in the music charts.

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Helping Your Attorney Help You

Whether you are a litigant in a civil case or a defendant facing criminal charges, there will be difficult decisions you must face. Maintaining good relations with your attorney and assisting throughout the process can make your tough decisions easier.

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Finding the Right Attorney for You

If you are ever in need of legal advice and representation for a particular legal matter, you should spend some time and effort researching the best attorney for your needs.

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September 13, 2007, O.J. Simpson Commits Robbery - Today In Crime History

On this day, September 13, in 2007,  a group of men led by O.J. Simpson entered a room in the Palace Station hotel in Las Vegas and left with various sports memorabilia and a phone. According to Bruce Fromong, a self-described former sports memorabilia dealer, the group of men broke into his room and stole Simpson memorabilia at gunpoint.  This crime led to a high profile trial centered on O.J. Simpson.

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September 12, 1983, Security Guard Steals Seven Million Dollars - Today In Crime History

On this day, September 12, 1983, a Wells Fargo security guard, Victor Manuel Gerena, stole seven million dollars from the company’s depot in West Hartford.  The robbery was the second-largest in U.S. history and soon was tied to Los Macheteros, an extremist group advocating independence for Puerto Rico.  Today, all but $80,000 is still missing, and so is Gerena.

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September 9, 1971, Inmates Riot & Seize Attica, New York Prison - Today In Crime History

On this day, September 9, in 1971 over one thousand prisoners at the state prison in Attica, NY started a riot that would last four days.  The riot began with the killing of a corrections officer, then the rioters took about 40 prison employees hostage.  Inmates actually seized control of the maximum security facility. 

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September 8, 1935, U.S. Senator Huey Long Shot In Louisiana State Capitol - Today in Crime History

On this day, September 8, in 1935, United States Senator Huey "The Kingfish" Long was shot in the Louisiana State Capitol.   Senator Long was shot after a confrontation with Carl Weiss, a Baton Rouge doctor.   Weiss was shot multiple times by Long's bodyguards and died at the scene.  Long died two days later of complications from the wound.

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September 7, 1996, Tupac Shakur Shot - Today in Crime History

On this day, September 7,  in 1996, rap star Tupac Shakur was shot several times in his BMW after attending a boxing match in Las Vegas, Nevada.  He died in the hospital several days later while being treated for his injuries.

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September 6, 1901, President McKinley Shot By Leon Czolgosz - Today In Crime History

On this day, September 6, in 1901, President William McKinley was shot at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York.   McKinley, while greeting a gathering of people in the Temple of Music, was shot twice at point-blank range by Leon Czolgosz, a self proclaimed anarchist.  McKinley survived for another week before finally dying on September 14, 1901.

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September 3, 1971, "White House Plumbers" Break Into Doctor's Office - Today In Crime History

On this day, September 3, in 1971, a team of CIA operatives under the supervision of aides to President Richard Nixon broke into Daniel Ellsberg’s doctor’s office in an effort to steal confidential information that could be used to discredit him as a activist opposed to the war in Vietnam.

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Florida Court Declares Loud Stereo Statute Unconstitutional

In May 2011, the Second District Court of Appeals ruled that the Florida Statute which makes it unlawful to have your car stereo plainly audible at a distance of 25 feet or more from the motor vehicle is unconstitutional. The Court stated that the term “plainly audible” is too vague and invites arbitrary enforcement. Additionally, the Court stated that this statute was a restriction on free speech.

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September 2, 1885, White Miners Murder 28 Chinese Coworkers - Today In Crime History

On this day, September 2, in 1885, white miners working for the Union Pacific coal mine in Rock Springs, Wyoming, rioted and attacked their Chinese coworkers, killing 28, wounding 15 others, and driving several hundred more out of town.  Seventy-nine homes of the Chinese workers were burned to the ground.

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September 1, 1807, Aaron Burr Acquitted of Committing Treason - Today In Crime History

On this day, September 1, in 1807, Aaron Burr was acquitted of committing treason against the United States.

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August 31, 1985, Serial Killer Richard Munoz Ramirez Captured - Today In Crime History

On this date in crime history, August 31, 1985: Richard Munoz Ramirez, know as the "The Walk-in Killer" and the "Night Stalker", was captured and beaten by a mob in East Los Angeles, California.

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August 30, 1850, Harvard Doctor Executed In Boston’s Leverett Square - Today in Crime History

On this day, August 30, in 1850, Harvard instructor, Dr. John W. Webster, was executed for the murder of Dr. George Parkman, a descendant of one of Boston's richest families. The murder of Dr. Parkman became a highly publicized crime, investigation and trial that shocked the city of Boston due to the crime's gruesome nature and the high social status of the victim and murderer.

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August 29, 2003, Jeffrey Lee Parson Arrested For Creating A Computer Worm Virus - Today In Crime History

On this day, August  29, 2003, eighteen year old Jeffrey Lee Parson was arrested for creating, a variant of "Blaster," a virus-like computer worm that spread on computers running the Microsoft operating systems during August 2003.

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August 27, 1964, Edward Kemper Begins His Life As a Serial Killer - Today In Crime History

On this day, August 27, in 1964: Fifteen-year-old Edmund Kemper III murdered his grandparents, beginning his life as a serial killer.

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Drinking Alcohol in Public: Unlawful in Gainesville

Although it remains a violation of law in the city limits of Gainesville to either possess an alcoholic beverage in an open container or to publicly consume an alcoholic beverage, a change in the law earlier this year may affect the manner in which this ordinance is enforced.

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August 26, 1968, Chicago Police Ruthlessly Attack Vietnam War Protesters - Today In Crime History

On August 26, 1968, as the Democratic National Convention got underway in Chicago, thousands of antiwar demonstrators took to Chicago's streets to protest the Vietnam War and its support by the top Democratic presidential candidate, Vice President Hubert Humphrey.

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August 25, 1896: Outlaw Bill Doolin Is Killed - Today In Crime History

On this day, August 25, 1896, infamous outlaw William “Bill” Doolin was killed by law enforcement in a burst of shot gun and rifle fire.

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