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  1. Squishified

    Squishified Active Member

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    This is a thread I have been meaning to start for a while. What other news events happened in 1996? I was thinking we may get clues from other big news stories of the year (whether you are IDI or RDI).

    So far, this is what I have come up with:

    The Menendez brothers were convicted in their 2nd trial

    The Unabomber was arrested

    The Atlanta Olympic bombing

    The Khobar Towers bombing

    Tupac was shot and killed

    OJ Simpson civil trial began

    Any thoughts, anyone??? :)
     
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    Rino Former Member

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    Ebonics was recongnized in Oakland California as an official and separate language. I kinda considered this a crime, or at least and assalt on the English language.
     
  4. Squishified

    Squishified Active Member

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    Was there any Ebonics in the Ransom note??? :p
     
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    Squishified Active Member

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    Some more 1996 events:

    Prince Charles and Princess Di divorced
    Mad Cow Disease
    Cloning of Dolly the sheep
    Osama bin Laden is expelled from the Sudan and moves to Afghanistan
    Bombing in Paris subway
    30 black churches in Mississippi are burned down
     
  7. JMO8778

    JMO8778 ..at the beach!

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    I believe Darlie Routier killed 2 of her 3 boys in June,'96,claiming an intruder did it.I don't recall in Dec. '96,where the case was at publicly by that point though.
     
  8. Squishified

    Squishified Active Member

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    JMO--You are correct. That was supposed to go on my list, but I completely forgot to put it down. Thank you for reminding me! That's an important one (in my opinion).
     
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    JMO8778 ..at the beach!

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    yes,these 'intruders' sure made their rounds that year,didn't they?!
     
  10. JMO8778

    JMO8778 ..at the beach!

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    Just wanted to add..the first bombing of the WTC was in 1993..just 3 yrs earlier.So I don't think it was way off base for the R's to have thrown in 'SFF' ..and when McVeigh bombed the OK building just a yr earlier,the first thought was foreign terrorism.
     
  11. Squishified

    Squishified Active Member

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    Good thinking, JMO8778!!
     
  12. Rino

    Rino Former Member

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    Word keeping d-lo :D
     
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    tumble New Member

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    Didn't also Lockheed have some training for it's employees about terrorism about the time JR worked there. IIRC this would be fresh in JR's mind about 1996.

    And I do think the OJ affair had some impact on this case. BPD was overly defensive IMO, maybe because they were scared to make mistakes like LE made in the OJ case. There could be other reasons for their actions of course...
     
  14. Squishified

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    http://www.dpkpr.com/en/art/?30

    From this link: Lockheed Martin security officers found "no substance" in a theory that JonBenet's murder was related to Access Graphics' foreign business dealing as reportedly written in the ransom note, even though John Ramsey himself had appeared on CNN saying "I don't know if it was an attack on me, on my company...."
     
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    Company can also be defined as a companion, or someone who is with you.


    -Tea
     
  17. SuperDave

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    I was thinking that it was the DA's office that was frightened by the Simpson case. I mean, in the Simpson case, you had a strong, professional team of prosecutors who are not strangers to high-profile cases, and the only evidence they didn't have on Simpson was a confession, a videotape of the crime, and the proverbial busload of nuns as eyewitnesses. And he still gets away with it. The DA in Boulder needed a confession, a videotape of the crime and the nuns just to offer a plea deal. Not much change from a dollar there.
     
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    Bumping this thread to show some 1996 events.
     
  19. Holdontoyourhat

    Holdontoyourhat Former Member

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    1996

    Jan 30th - Prosecutors on Monday demanded jail sentences of 10-year's hard labour for the three servicemen accused of the assault. Prosecutors say that the girl was bound, beaten, and raped in the back seat of a rental car. The father of the girl appealed to the court that the accused should be "kept in prison until they die." The three servicemen face sentences of anything between three years and life imprisonment for the crime of rape causing injury under Japanese law. Defence lawyers point out that there has never been a case in which more than ten years has been imposed. One of the three, Marcus Gill, has pleaded guilty as charged, but the two others, Rodrico Harp and Kendrick Ledet, have acknowledged only joining in the abduction. In summing up, the prosecution said that Gill and Harp had raped the girl, and that Ledet had tried, but was unable to do so. A final ruling and sentencing is expected with about a month.

    Feb 2nd - A group of Okinawan women set off on a protest tour of the United States on Saturday to draw attention to violent sexual crimes committed by U.S. servicemen on the island.

    11th - Thirteen Okinawan women ended a three-day campaign in Washington Friday in which they urged U.S. Congresswomen and supporters to call for reductions in the number of bases on Okinawa. "Aside from the high-profile rape incident last September of a schoolgirl, there are many hidden cases of rape by U.S. military servicemen," Suzuyo Takazato told a press conference.

    MARCH
    6th - Okinawans await the sentencing of the three U.S. servicemen accused of raping a local schoolgirl, due to take place on Thursday. Prosecutors have demanded 10-year prison sentences for each. The decision will be rendered by a three-judge court as Japan does not have a jury system.

    8th - Lawyers for the families of the three U.S. servicemen sentenced to prison terms for the abduction and rape of an Okinawan schoolgirl said Thursday they plan to seek an immediate appeal against the punishments. U.S. lawyers Michael Griffith (who represents Ledet and Harp) and Eric Ross (who represents Gill) expressed disappointment with the performance of the Japanese defence team and said that the constitutional and legal rights of the defendants were violated throughout the trial. Griffith took issue with the Japanese system of detaining suspects for up to 23 days for questioning by police without a lawyer present. "We intend to show the world that this is a system that must be changed," he said. On Thursday he called Japan's conviction rate of 99.99% "a joke to the civilised world." "Are the Japanese police the most intelligent police in the world that they only arrest the guilty people?" he asked.
     
  20. Maikai

    Maikai New Member

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    The Oklahoma bombing trial, held in Denver, was going on at the time.

    Earlier that fall, a man called "Luther" (book by same name), was on trial in Golden. He was involved in several murders of women in Colorado and other states. The one in Golden involved a young woman who disappeared with him on her way to the gambling casinos in Blackhawk/Central City. A major theme in this case was "proper burial"---the guy that turned him in thought the family should get closer and I believe her name was Cheryl, have a "proper burial." Luther had buried her under rocks off the side of the road on the way down from Central City.
     
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    Bringing this forward to show discussion of events of 1996, for anyone that might think this is pertinent in any significant:waitasec: way.
     

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