Please submit only (English language) websites to this area that are about assassinations. Note that sites related to high-profile murders without social/political motivations or ramifications are better suited to other areas within the Society/Crime/Murder category. Sites related to conspiracies are better suited to Society/Issues/Conspiracy and its subcategories.Assassination is the murder of a prominent person, especially of a political figure, through a surprise attack. The crime is distinguished from murder by the prominence of its victim and by the political/social motivation of its perpetrator. A murder of a head of state, due to the degree of its impact upon society, is generally referred to as an assassination, regardless of the motivation of the perpetrator. (The 1981 attack upon U.S. President Ronald Reagan by gunman John Hinckley Jr. is referred to as an assassination attempt despite Hinckley's apparent lack of any social or political agenda.) The term also is applied to instances in which a representative of government is killed to prevent the performance of his or her assigned duty, as when a senior member of law enforcement is murdered by a criminal organization. (Thus, New Orleans Police Chief David Hennessy was assassinated in 1890, and Italian Magistrates Paolo Borsellino and Giovanni Falcone were assassinated in 1992.)
Sites about the murder of the Clutter Family in 1959 in Holcomb, Kansas. This murder was made famous as inspiration for the book by Truman Capote called "In Cold Blood."The crime that inspired Truman Capote's book In Cold Blood. On a November night in 1959, Holcomb, Kansas wheat farmer Herb Clutter, his wife and two teenage children were bound and gagged, then shot in the head. Convicted and sentenced to death for the crime in 1960, Richard Hickock and Perry Edward Smith were hanged at the Lansing State Penitentiary in April 1965.
Please submit only (English language) websites to this area about memorial pages of murder victims.Sites featuring memorial pages for murder victims.
Please submit only (English language) websites to this area about lynchings.A lynching is a murder or execution by a mob, without the force, sanction, or process of the law.
Submit only (English language) websites that deal with mass murder to this area. Sites that are about specific individuals should be submitted to a subcategory instead.A mass murder (massacre) involves the murder of large numbers of people either by a state or an individual. This should not be confused with serial killers, who usually kill one person (or perhaps two) at a time.
Sites submitted should contain unique content.
Please be sure to view the subcategories first before making your submission to this area.This area is about the crime of serial murder.
Sites submitted should be in the English language.