Back in 1976, a boy named Donald Miles Whaley, just 12 years old, liked to hang out at a local shopping center. Barbara Dyer Channell, who at the time worked at May Co., knew Donald - nicknamed Donnie - when he’d go to the department store to play its juke box. At the time, "His family lived down the street from my family on Graves Avenue", Barbara said. Now, after all … [Read more...] about Is DNA Available from a Child Cold Case Murder 40 years ago?
History is replete with entire groups of people, organizations, and nations, engaging in horrific, immoral behavior, ranging from genocide, to riots and killings, to massive greed and corruption. Often, these are not the actions of individuals, but of collective groups led by a toxic leader. All too often, we point the finger at the leader as the cause of the bad behavior, but … [Read more...] about The Science of why Good People do Bad Things
Since entering prison for a petty crime as Michael Gordon Peterson - from which he later changed to Bronson - he has obtained the infamous reputation as being one of the most ruthless and unpredictably violent inmates to ever carry a prison sentence in Great Britain. There have been many books about him, and even a critically acclaimed film starring Tom Hardy (of Dark Knight … [Read more...] about Most Violent Inmate, very prolific Artist: Charles Bronson
With bullies, a timely response is more important than a perfect response. Mary's story, below, is testament to that. Before we get to her story, let's define terms. Lots of aggressive behavior gets lumped under the heading of “bullying” these days, but I see it as systematic aggression for fun and profit at the expense of others. People can be rude or hostile without being … [Read more...] about The most important thing to know about Bullies
Note: The following is an Op Ed piece I wrote for the Raleigh News and Observer attempting to correct an egregious injustice and to set the historical record straight. Andrew Junior Chandler has been unjustly incarcerated in a North Carolina prison for 27 years, charged with a crime that almost surely never happened. In 1986, Chandler was employed as a van driver for a … [Read more...] about Mass Hysteria leads to a Terrible Injustice