May 21st 1924: Leopold and Loeb kill Bobby Franks
On this day in 1924, University of Chicago students Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold Jr murdered 14 year old Bobby Franks. The pair killed the boy as a ‘thrill killing’ in their attempt to perform the perfect crime. However, the two were caught and put on trial. They used their wealth and influence to hire famous defence lawyer Clarence Darrow who argued the pair could not be held morally accountable because they had been raised thinking they were superior and thus are not to blame for their actions. He was successful, and the men avoided the death penalty, instead getting life imprisonment.
“[F]amous defence lawyer Clarence Darrow (…) argued the pair could not be held morally accountable because they had been raised thinking they were superior and thus are not to blame for their actions”
How many tears did The Doctor cry?
Was it enough to fill two Ponds?
Or was it only enough to water a Rose?
why the fuck cant we text the police
lets say there is a murderer in ur house and you’re hiding behind your sofa and you do have your phone with you but you can’t call the police because the murderer might hear you