Category: crime


Bonnie and Clyde (1934) 

In the first picture Bonnie is holding a bunny named Sonny Boy, he was a gift she got for her mother soon before they were ambushed.

Flowers lay on the blood-stained steps of Italian designer Gianni Versace’s mansion in Miami Beach Tuesday, July 15, 1997. Versace was gunned down on the steps while walking home from the nearby News Cafe, where he had picked up an Italian newspaper.



Malcolm X Mugshots

Malcolm: As a “leader,” I could talk over the ABC, CBS, or NBC microphones, at Harvard or at Tuskegee; I could talk with the so-called “middle-class” Negro and with the ghetto blacks (whom all the other leaders just talked about). And because I had been a hustler, I knew better than all whites knew, and better than nearly all of the black “leaders” knew, that actually the most dangerous black man in America was the ghetto hustler.

Why do I say this? The hustler, out there in the ghetto jungles, has less respect for the white power structure than any other Negro in North America. The ghetto hustler is internally restrained by nothing. He has no religion, no concept of morality, no civic responsibility, no fear – nothing. To survive, he is out there constantly preying upon others, probing for any human weakness like a ferret. The ghetto hustler is forever frustrated, restless, and anxious for some “action.” Whatever he undertakes, he commits himself to it fully, absolutely.

What makes the ghetto hustler yet more dangerous is his “glamour” image to the school-dropout youth in the ghetto. These ghetto teenagers see the hell caught by their parents struggling to get somewhere, or see that they have given up struggling in the prejudiced, intolerant white man’s world. The ghetto teenagers make up their own minds they would rather be like the hustlers whom they see dressed “sharp” and flashing money and displaying no respect for anybody or anything. So the ghetto youth become attracted to the hustler worlds of dope, thievery, prostitution, and general crime and immorality.”

― The Autobiography of Malcolm X



& Buck Barrow of the Bonnie

& Clyde Barrow Gang, 1931-1933 

Blanche met Marvin “Buck” Barrow, brother of the infamous Clyde Barrow in 1929 in Dallas County while hiding from her husband;

a result of an arranged marriage at 17. Days after meeting Blanche, Buck was shot and captured following a burglary. He was tried, convicted, and sentenced to 5 years in prison. On March 8, 1930 Buck escaped from Ferguson Prison Farm and hid with Blanche. They married

July 3, 1931

in Oklahoma and honeymooned in Florida. Months later Blanche convinced him to turn himself in so they could live an honest life. She tried to make Buck go straight and leave the life of crime behind, but after his release in 1933 Clyde convinced him to rejoin him. Devoted to her partner like Bonnie, Blanche loved Buck too much to leave him so she tagged along and they joined Bonnie and Clyde in Joplin, Missouri. After the infamous Joplin shootout with the police, Buck got severely injured in a shootout at the Red Crown Tourist Court in Platte City, Missouri. Blanche also injured her eye yet they all escaped. Shortly after, the gang was in another shootout in Dexter, Iowa. Bonnie, Clyde and W.D. Jones were all injured but managed to escape; Blanche and wounded Buck were captured. Buck died a few days later

on July 29, 1933. Blanche spent over 5 years

(Sept. 1933 – Mar. 1939)

in prison for her association with the Barrow gang. She remarried in 1940 and had no kids. Blanche died December 24, 1988.

Blanche who lived to see the 1967 Arthur Penn film Bonnie and Clyde didn’t like the film. Though Estelle Parsons won an Oscar for her portrayal of Blanche;

She said the movie made her

“look like a screaming horse’s ass.”



Bonnie and Clyde (1934) 

In the first picture Bonnie is holding a bunny named Sonny Boy, he was a gift she got for her mother soon before they were ambushed.


Malcolm X photographed by Gordon Parks for

LIFE magazine promoting the Muhammad Speaks newspaper, 1962.

On the night of April 27, 1962, scores of policemen ransacked the Nation of Islam Mosque in Los Angeles and wounded seven unarmed Muslims, leaving Ronald Stokes dead and William Rogers who is seen in the wheelchair above paralyzed.


In the days after Dillinger was killed on July 22, 1934, massive crowds lined up outside the Cook County Morgue in Chicago to get a glimpse of the notorious public enemy.

Record Producer Phil Spector (1975)

On February 3, 2003, Phil Spector, age 62, known for his creation of the ‘Wall of Sound,’ was arrested. He was later charged with murder in the shooting of actress Lana Clarkson. Previously, Spector won two Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989. 

(Photos by Mark S. Wexler)