It seems we can’t get enough of murder. Whether it’s Waking the Dead, The Killing, Murder She Wrote, Luther, Midsomer Murders, Miss Marple, Lewis – even Sherlock we’re a nation obsessed with murder. Our screens are flooded with detective shows and they are piling up much like the bodies.
Cold, clinical and sane: The only thing Anders Breivik’s terrorist attack must change is far-right racism
Anders Breivik is a far-right terrorist, not a madman. It is a difficult verdict for some to process: here is a man who methodically shot dead dozens of idealistic teenagers, either as they ran hyperventilating or stood paralysed with terror.
The case of Anders Breivik, who killed 77 people in Oslo and the island of UtØya in July 2011 is unusual, to say the least. Not only were the killings horrific in their calm and calculated brutality, but at the trial the prosecution argued that Breivik was insane and should be detained for psychiatric treatment, whereas the defence argued that he was criminally responsible and should be sent to prison.
One might be mistaken for thinking that the recent shootings in Aurora and Wisconsin, as part of a trend of distinctively modern mass-murders, could only be understood with reference to distinctively modern phenomena.
There is a long-standing tradition of publishing gore in Mauritius by ‘la presse sensationnelle’ and it looks like these photos have been used to boost the circulation figures for a new entrant in an already crowded marketplace.
Today marks the last scheduled day in the trial of Anders Behring Breivik, who, on the 22nd July 2011, killed 77 young Norweigians and injured 242 others. What we do know is that he is a self confessed Islamaphobic militant killer, what we don’t know is whether he has a psychiatric illness.
State-sponsored foreign assassinations of military, religious, ideological and political figures are an ugly reality of world history.
Did nobody ever tell the reporters and editors of The Sun, Daily Mail, Daily Mirror, Daily Star, Daily Express and the Daily Record to not judge a book by its cover?
Each of the above newspapers is now being sued for libel and invasion of privacy by Christopher Jefferies who was arrested last December on [...]
The body of a young man found in the River Irwell in Salford was today confirmed to be that of the missing Nathan Tomlinson.
Nathan went missing on the same day as Joanna Yeates.
Until yesterday, his family and friends had no idea of his whereabouts or what may have happened to him and desperately reached [...]
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