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HUSH NEWS: (PART II) JUDICIAL Murders And More-READ AND FIND OUT WHO DUNNIT:

HUSH NEWS: (PART II) JUDICIAL Murders And More-READ AND FIND OUT WHO DUNNIT:

Judge found dead in Memphis Country Club parking lot

WMCActionNews5.com Staff
Apr 6, 2015 07:07 PM
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) –

Chancellor Oscar “Bo” Carr III was found dead in his car in the parking lot of the Memphis Country Club on Monday night.

Police officers responded to the scene, where they found Carr dead of what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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SOURCE: http://www.wmcactionnews5.com/story/28734807/judge-found-dead-in-memphis-country-club-parking-lot
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Judge John Paul Davis laid to rest
Posted: Feb 10, 2014 7:44 AM PST
The man many Southeast Texans considered a pioneer in the legal community is laid to rest.

Funeral services were held Saturday for Judge John Paul Davis at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Beaumont. Hundreds paid their final respects. His final resting place is in Bay City, TX.

Judge Davis was 74.

Jefferson County Court at Law #3 Judge John Paul Davis was found unresponsive at his home Monday morning by an officer who was sent to the Judge’s Beaumont home after he failed to show up for work.

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SOURCE: http://www.12newsnow.com/story/24681041/judge-john-paul-davis-found-dead-at-his-home
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Appellate judge found dead in chambers in Chicago
January 08, 2014|By Liam Ford | Tribune reporter

A longtime Illinois appellate court judge who took office with no judicial experience but grew into a respected and outspoken jurist died Wednesday morning, officials said.

Patrick J. Quinn, 60, was found dead in his downtown Chicago chambers –an “appropriate” spot given his devotion to the law, said Appellate Court Presiding Judge P. Scott Neville.

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Suspended NV Judge’s Girlfriend Found Dead
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Dec 27, 2013 – A former prosecutor in Las Vegas was pronounced dead hours after a judicial discipline commission …

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SOURCE: http://m.reviewjournal.com/news/judge-s-romantic-interest-found-dead
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11/07/2013

RETIRED JUDGE WILLIE LIPSCOMB JR DIES

Retired 36th District Court judge and former Detroit mayoral candidate Willie Lipscomb Jr. was found dead by his daughter Wednesday night, after he apparently died winterizing his boat at his home on Detroit’s east side.

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SOURCE: http://archive.freep.com/article/20131107/NEWS01/311070069/Willie-Lipscomb-Jr-judge-dies
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June 11, 2013

ST. CLAIR COUNTY, IL (KTVI)– As a Mother seeks justice

for her daughter, she looks to a legal system accused of corruption.  She pleaded with a Judge to protect her daughter, only to find that Judge named in a cocaine conspiracy.  She watched her daughter wither away on heroin.  Investigative reporter Chris Hayes reveals the frightening connections.

On one side, we’ll tell you about the drug suspects.   The Feds accuse the suspects of bringing tens of thousands of dollars of heroin down from Chicago.  On the other side, we’ll reveal the Court officers sworn to protect us from these drugs.  Instead, we’ll show you a tie to one of the suspects.

In the middle?  One dead Judge and two dead women

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SOURCE: http://fox2now.com/2013/06/11/fox-files-st-clair-county-drugjudge-connections/
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Texas judge is found dead from gunshot wound in courthouse

By Debra Cassens Weiss
Jul 16, 2013, 01:33 pm CDT

A judge in Corpus Christi, Texas, was discovered dead in his chambers Monday evening, the victim of a gunshot wound to the head.

Kii News and KRISTV.com say Judge Tom Greenwell, 57, died in an apparent suicide. Authorities wouldn’t tell the Corpus Christi Caller-Times whether foul play was suspected, but police weren’t looking for an active shooter late Monday. The Associated Press and United Press International have summaries of the Caller-Times story.

Courthouse visitors must pass through a metal detector, but judges with concealed carry permits are allowed to bring guns to work.

Greenwell was first elected in 2001 and was the first Republican to win a county-wide election in Nueces County. He won re-election in 2006 and 2010, but lost an appeals court race in 2012. He presided over the 319th District Court as well as a new Veterans Court in Nueces County.

Friends and associates described Greenwell as a caring, fair and dedicated judge who arrived early for work and stayed late. Neighbors are caring for the judge’s pet cat, Shadow. The neighbors told the Caller-Times that Greenwell had no family in the area.

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SOURCE: http://www.abajournal.com/mobile/article/texas_judge_is_found_dead_from_gunshot_wound_in_courthouse
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Murdered Arizona Judge Called For ‘Judicial Emergency’
By Lee Ross

As Arizona officials continue to deal with Saturday’s shooting that killed six people including U.S. District Judge John Roll, the business of running one the nation’s busiest federal courts continues with no immediate word of permanent relief coming soon.

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Monday, June 24, 2013
Shot fired into rear of Jacksonville federal judge’s home Sunday
By Dana Treen

The Times-Union

Timothy J. Corrigan was in a family room when a loud bang was heard.

At least one shot ripped into the Jacksonville home of a federal judge early Sunday, shattering a window and glass door.

No one was hurt at U.S. District Judge Timothy Corrigan’s home, where he and another person were sitting in a family room when they heard a loud bang, according to a Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office report.

The report does not provide Corrigan’s Southside address, which is protected information under public records law.

Police were called to the house shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday and found a bullet hole in a rear window and glass door of the house. There was shrapnel on the floor and puncture marks on a leather chair. A closet was also damaged.

No projectile or bullet casing was found. A police dog was unable to track any farther than three houses northeast of the house, which backs up to a lake.

The FBI and U.S. Marshals Office are investigating the case along with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives as well as the Sheriff’s Office. The FBI said neighbors reported hearing one gunshot.

Neighbors of Corrigan said FBI agents canvassed the neighborhood Sunday. One resident said investigators asked to look at the lake area behind his house.

The FBI released a statement saying only that they were investigating the report of a shot fired near the home of a federal employee.

Corrigan was sworn in as a federal judge for the Middle District of Florida on Sept. 14, 2002.

In a statement from Corrigan’s office, the judge said he would not comment during the investigation but may make a statement later. He said he appreciated the response by the Sheriff’s Office and had full confidence in the follow-up investigation by federal agencies.

dana.treen@jacksonville.com, (904) 359-4091

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JUDGE GETS JACKED: MARULLO ATTACKED

Posted Wednesday, May. 22nd, 2013 by Sarah Esenwein

Orleans Parish Criminal District Court Judge Frank Marullo was attacked just after 10pm by five individuals who made off in his Mercedes along with his wallet containing cash, credit cards and his driver’s license.

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Federal judge found dead in western Pa. home

The Associated Press
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 – 7:12 p.m.

PITTSBURGH—A medical examiner’s office official says a western Pennsylvania federal judge was found dead in his home of apparent natural causes.

A spokesman for the Allegheny County medical examiner’s office said 63-year-old Chief Judge Gary L. Lancaster of the U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh was pronounced dead at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday.

He said there had been no official ruling on the cause and manner of death, but there were no

suspicious

circumstances and it appeared to be natural causes.

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SOURCE: http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_23100887/federal-judge-found-dead-western-pa-home
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The Roanoke Times
February 25, 2013

The daughter of a retired Roanoke judge and an attorney was shot to death in Baltimore

last week, police said.

Alysia Nicole Strickland, 33, was found in a burning car in west Baltimore early Friday morning. Baltimore police said both Strickland and a second victim, 34-year-old Taewon Tuck of Baltimore, died of gunshot wounds to their heads.

Strickland is the daughter of Diane Strickland, a retired judge, and Art Strickland, a Roanoke attorney. The Stricklands released a short statement today:

“It is with deep regret and sadness that we confirm that our beautiful 33-year-old daughter, Alysia Nicole Strickland, was murdered in Baltimore this past weekend. No further details are available at this time. We greatly appreciate your thoughts and prayers. Please allow us time to privately process our grief as a family.”

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SOURCE: http://hamptonroads.com/2013/02/daughter-retired-roanoke-judge-found-dead-md
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DETROIT (WXYZ) – Detroit Police were called out to the scene to investigate the death of 36th District Court Judge George Chatman.

Judge Chatman’s body was found at a home on Glenwood and Reno on Detroit’s east side. Police now believe his death was an apparent suicide.

Chatman’s wife was contacted when the 66-year-old judge did not show up for work. His wife called police after finding his body at a rental property that the Judge owned.

It will still be up to the Medical Examiner to determine the exact cause of death.

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SOURCE: http://www.wxyz.com/news/region/detroit/36th-district-court-judge-george-chatman-found-dead-in-home

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The (1960’s) Rise of Black Muslims in America

The NOI was founded in Detroit on July 4, 1930, by Wallace Fard Muhammad, also known as W. D. Fard Muhammad, in order to, as the Nation of Islam states, “teach the downtrodden and defenseless Black people a thorough Knowledge of God and of themselves, and to put them on the road to Self-Independence with a superior culture and higher civilization than they had previously experienced.”[13] The NOI teaches that W. Fard Muhammad was both the “Messiah” of Judaism and the Mahdi of Islam. Fard chose his assistant minister, Elijah Muhammad, in 1931 to succeed him as head of the movement, calling Muhammad “His Divine Representative”. Fard trained Muhammad night and day for 3½ years before he took over NOI in 1934.

Muhammad[clarification needed] and the movement were widely rejected during his 44 years as the NOI leader. Muhammad[clarification needed] established a newspaper, The Final Call to Islam, and attempted to create schools founded upon Muslim teachings.[14]

Elijah Muhammad

Muslim parents agreed with the foundation of these new schools, but the Michigan State Board of Educationdid not. Muslim teachers were charged with contributing to the delinquency of minors and jailed. The charges were later dropped and the teachers were freed; Muhammad was given six months probation to relocate the children to a standard state school, but he refused because the classes were predominantly taught by white Christians. Muhammad left for Chicago in September of that year.[clarification needed] He was soon joined by W. D. Fard Muhammad, who was run out of Detroit by the police.[14]

In 1942, during World War II, Elijah Muhammad was convicted of violating the Selective Service Act and jailed. Many other Nation of Islam members were similarly charged, as NOI opposed serving in the United States military. Upon his release in 1946, Elijah Muhammad slowly built up the membership of his movement through recruitment in the postwar decades. His program called for the establishment of a separate nation for black Americans and the adoption of a religion based on the worship of Allah and on the belief that blacks were his chosen people.[14][15]

During this time, the Nation of Islam attracted Malcolm Little. While in prison in Boston for burglary from 1946 to 1952, Little joined the Nation of Islam. He was influenced by his brother, Reginald, who had become a member in Detroit. Little quit smoking, gambling and eating pork, in keeping with the Nation’s practices and dietary restrictions. He spent long hours reading books in the prison library. He sharpened his oratory skills by participating in debating classes. Following Nation tradition, Elijah Muhammad ordered him to replace his surname, “Little”, with an “X”, a custom among Nation of Islam followers who considered their surnames to have been imposed by white slaveholders after their African names were taken from them.[16]

Malcolm X rose rapidly to become a minister and national spokesperson for the NOI. Highly influenced by Malcolm X’s membership, the Nation claimed a membership of 30,000.[when?] In March 1964, Malcolm X was excommunicated from the Nation due to disagreements with Elijah Muhammad; among other things, Malcolm X found issues with Muhammad’s lack of adherence to Muslim teachings, and Malcolm X’s fame had led to media attention and a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) infiltration into the Nation of Islam.[16] In April 1964, one month later, Malcolm X founded Muslim Mosque Inc., stating, “I never left the Nation of Islam of my own free will. It was they who conspired with Captain Joseph here in New York to pressure me out of the Nation.”[17] In March 1966, three NOI members were convicted of assassinating Malcolm X.[18][19]

A crowd of Black Muslims applaud during Elijah Muhammad’s annual Saviors’ Day message in Chicago in 1974

In 1955, Louis Wolcott joined the Nation of Islam.[20] Following custom, he also replaced his surname with an “X”. He was given his new name, “Farrakhan”, by Elijah Muhammad. In 1965, following the assassination of Malcolm X, Farrakhan emerged as the protege of Malcolm. Like his predecessor, Farrakhan was a dynamic, charismatic leader and a powerful speaker with the ability to appeal to the African-American masses.[21]

At the time of Elijah Muhammad’s death in 1975, there were 75 NOI centers across America.[22] The Nation’s leadership chose Wallace Muhammad, also known as Warith Deen Mohammad, the fifth of Elijah’s sons – not Farrakhan – as the new Supreme Minister. At the time, Nation of Islam was founded upon the principles of self-reliance and black supremacy, a belief that mainstream Muslims consider heretical.[23] He shunned his father’s theology and black pride views, forging closer ties with mainstream Muslim communities in an attempt to transition the Nation of Islam into orthodoxy more similar to Sunni Islam.[24] Under W. D. Mohammed’s leadership, the Nation of Islam decentralized into many bodies of followers led by many different leaders. This made it hard to track the exact number of NOI members, but it is estimated to have been in the tens of thousands.[25]

The Million Man March, Washington, D.C., October 1995

In 1977, Farrakhan resigned from Wallace Muhammad’s reformed organization. He worked to rebuild the Nation of Islam upon the original foundation established by Wallace Fard Muhammad and Elijah Muhammad. Farrakhan traveled across America speaking in cities to gain new followers. Over time, Farrakhan regained many of the Nation of Islam’s original properties. There are now mosques and study groups in over 120 American cities attributed to Farrakhan’s work as a leader.[26]

In 1995, the Nation of Islam sponsored the Million Man March in Washington, D.C. to promote African-American unity and family values. Estimates of the number of marchers were given between 400,000 and 840,000. Under Farrakhan’s leadership, the Nation of Islam tried to redefine the standard “black male stereotype” of drug and gang violence. Meanwhile, the Nation continued to promote social reform in African-American communities according to its traditional goals of self-reliance and economic independence.[26]

Under Farrakhan’s leadership, the Nation was one of the fastest growing of the various political movements in the country. Foreign branches of the Nation were formed in Ghana, London, Paris, and the Caribbean islands. In order to strengthen the international influence of the Nation, Farrakhan attempted to establish relations with Muslim countries. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1991 and experienced a near-death experience in 2000 due to complications. After that experience, Farrakhan toned down the politics of NOI and attempted to strengthen relations with other minority communities, including Native Americans, Hispanics, and Asians.[26]

On May 8, 2010, Farrakhan publicly announced his embrace of Dianeticsand has actively encouraged Nation of Islam members to undergo auditingfrom the Church of Scientology.[27][28]

Since the announcement in 2010, the Nation of Islam has been hosting its own Dianetics courses and its own graduation ceremonies. At the third such ceremony, which was held on Saviours’ Day 2013, it was announced that nearly 8500 members of the organization had undergone Dianetics auditing. The organization announced it had graduated 1,055 auditors and had delivered 82,424 hours of auditing. The graduation ceremony was certified by the Church of Scientology, and the Nation of Islam members received certification. The ceremony was attended by Shane Woodruff, vice-president of the Church of Scientology‘s Celebrity Centre International. He stated that, “[t]he unfolding story of the Nation of Islam and Dianetics is bold, [i]t is determined and it is absolutely committed to restoring freedom and wiping hell from the face of this planet.”[12]

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A Nation Divided Part I (Power and Greed) 

A Nation Divided Part I (Power and Greed) 

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Denver neighborhood rallies to boot out neo-Nazis who are ‘terrorizing’ everyone

Denver neighborhood rallies to boot out neo-Nazis who are ‘terrorizing’ everyone

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“Forgotten WWII Air Raid Shelter Complex Found” 

“Forgotten WWII Air Raid Shelter Complex Found” 

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Kleines Berlin (Little Berlin in German) is the complex of underground air-raid tunnels dating to World War II, which still exists in TriesteItaly.

Air-raid shelters, also known as bomb shelters, are structures for the protection of non-combatants as well as combatants against enemy attacks from the air. They are similar to bunkers in many regards, although they are not designed to defend against ground attack (but many have been successfully used as defensive structures in such situations).

Prior to World War II, in May 1924, an Air Raid Precautions Committee was set up in the United Kingdom. For years, little progress was made with shelters because of the apparently irreconcilable conflict between the need to send the public underground for shelter and the need to keep them above ground for protection against gas attacks. In February 1936 the Home Secretaryappointed a technical Committee on Structural Precautions against Air Attack.

By November 1937, there had only been slow progress, because of a serious lack of data on which to base any design recommendations, and the Committee proposed that the Home Office should have its own department for research into structural precautions, rather than relying on research work done by the Bombing Test Committee to support the development of bomb design and strategy. This proposal was eventually implemented in January 1939.[1]

During the Munich crisis, local authorities dug trenches to provide shelter. After the crisis, the British Government decided to make these a permanent feature, with a standard design of precast concrete trench lining. Unfortunately these turned out to perform very poorly. They also decided to issue free to poorer households the Anderson shelter, and to provide steel props to create shelters in suitable basements.[2]

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“The Falcon And The Snowman” 

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Boyce is the son of Noreen Boyce (née Hollenbeck) and former McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Corporation, Director of Security, Charles Eugene Boyce. He, along with three brothers and five sisters, were raised in the affluent community of Rancho Palos Verdes located in Southern California. In 1974 Boyce was hired at TRW, a Southern California aerospace firm in Redondo Beach, California. Due to his father’s prestigious position at McDonnell Douglas, Boyce was able to obtain employment. Within months, Boyce was promoted to a highly sensitive position in TRW’s “Black Vault” (classified communications center) with a top secret security clearance, where he worked with National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) transmissions.[1]

Boyce claims that he began getting misrouted cables from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) discussing the agency’s desire to depose the government of Prime Minister Gough Whitlam in Australia. Boyce claimed the CIA wanted Whitlam removed from office because he wanted to close U.S. military bases in Australia, including the vital Pine Gap secure communications facility, and withdraw Australian troops from Vietnam. For these reasons some claim that U.S. government pressure was a major factor in the dismissal of Whitlam as Prime Minister by the Governor General, Sir John Kerr, who according to Boyce, was referred to as “our man Kerr” by CIA officers.[2]Through the cable traffic Boyce saw that the CIA was involving itself in such a manner, not just with Australia but with other democratic, industrialized allies. Boyce considered going to the press, but believed the media’s earlier disclosure of CIA involvement in the 1973 Chilean coup d’état had not changed anything for the better.[citation needed]

Instead, he gathered a quantity of classified documents concerning secure U.S. communications ciphers and spy satellite development and had his friend Andrew Daulton Lee, a cocaine and heroin dealer since his high school days (hence his nickname, “The Snowman”) deliver them to Soviet embassy officials in Mexico City, returning with large sums of cash for Boyce (nicknamed “The Falcon” because of his longtime interest in falconry) and himself. According to a book that Boyce and his wife co-authored, the information was not valuable to the Soviet Union.[3]

Boyce, then 23, was finally exposed after Lee was arrested by Mexican police in front of the Soviet embassy on January 6, 1977, on suspicion of having killed a police officer. During his harsh interrogation Lee, who had top secretmicrofilm in his possession when arrested, confessed to being a Soviet spy and implicated Boyce. Boyce was arrested on January 16, 1977, when the FBI found him hiding out at the shack he was renting near Riverside, California. He was convicted May 14, 1977, of espionage and sentenced to 40 years in prison, initially at Terminal Island and then the Metropolitan Correctional Center in San Diego. On July 10, 1979, he was transferred to the federal penitentiary in Lompoc, California

On January 21, 1980, Boyce escaped from Lompoc. While a fugitive, Boyce carried out 17 bank robberies in Idaho and Washington state. Boyce adopted the alias of “Anthony Edward Lester”.

According to Boyce, he studied aviation, not to flee to the Soviet Union as some suspected, but to rescue Daulton Lee from Lompoc.[4]

On August 21, 1981, Boyce was arrested while eating in his car outside “The Pit Stop,” a drive-in restaurant in Port Angeles, Washington. Authorities had received a tip about Boyce’s whereabouts from his former bank robbery confederates.

Boyce was sentenced to three years for his escape and to 25 years for bank robbery, conspiracy, and breaking federal gun laws.[5] He was transferred to United States Penitentiary, Leavenworth.[6]

In 1982 Boyce gave a television interview to Ray Martin for Australia’s 60 Minutes about the dismissal of Whitlam. After this he received a bashing from fellow inmates which he believed was orchestrated by prison guards.[7] After the attack, he was transferred to USP Marion, where he was held in isolation.[8]

In April 1985 Boyce gave testimony on how to prevent insider spy threats to the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations as part of its Government Personnel Security Program.[9]

In 1988, with support from senators, he was transferred, out of solitary confinement, to Minnesota Correctional Facility – Oak Park Heights.[10] In 1998 he was transferred to ADX Florence in Colorado; in his opinion, this was punishment for a newspaper article that he had written.[11] In 2000 he was transferred to FCI Sheridan in Oregon

Boyce was released from prison on parole on 16 September 2002 after serving a little over 25 years, accounting for his time spent outside from the escape.[13][14] Shortly thereafter he married Kathleen “Cait” Mills, whom he’d met when she was working as a paralegal spearheading efforts to obtain parole for Lee. After her success with Lee, she turned her attention to securing parole for Boyce as well, and the two developed a personal relationship.[15]The couple moved to Oregon, and Boyce’s own parole ended in 2007.[16]

In 2013 Boyce published a book titled American Sons: The Untold Story of the Falcon and the Snowman, which mainly discusses his time in prison and relationship with Cait. At that time, he was living a relatively quiet life with Cait in central Oregon, where he had resumed his participation in falconry as a frequent pastime.[16] When interviewed at the time his book was released, Boyce expressed support for the actions of Edward Snowden in exposing information about the United States government’s surveillance programs.

The story of their case was told in Robert Lindsey‘s best-selling 1979 book The Falcon and the Snowman. This book was turned into a film of the same title in 1985 by director John Schlesinger starring Timothy Hutton as Boyce and Sean Penn as Lee.

Lindsey’s initial book was followed by The Flight of the Falcon: The True Story of the Escape and Manhunt for America’s Most Wanted Spy (1983), an account of Christopher Boyce’s escape from Federal prison and subsequent bank robbing spree.

American performance artist Johanna Went‘s 1982 album Hyena features a song called “Christopher Boyce.”

American band Luna‘s song “Moon Palace” from the 1995 album Penthouse features the line “You’ve got no choice, Feel like Christopher Boyce.”

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“To Hell and Back (1955) Audie Murphy” 

“To Hell and Back (1955) Audie Murphy” 

To Hell and Back is a Technicolor and CinemaScope war film released in 1955.[2] It was directed by Jesse Hibbsand starred Audie Murphy as himself. It is based on the 1949 autobiography of the same name and is an account of Murphy’s World War II experiences as a soldier in the U.S. Army.[3] The book was ghostwritten by his friend, David “Spec” McClure, who served in the Army’s Signal Corps during World War II.[4]

 Young Audie Murphy (Gordon Gebert) grows up in a large, poor sharecropperfamily in Texas. His father deserts them around 1939–40, leaving his mother (Mary Field) barely able to feed her nine children. As the eldest son, Murphy works from an early age for his neighbor, Mr. Houston, a local farmer, to help support his siblings. Murphy and Mr. Houston are interrupted while working and listen to the radio announcement about the Attack on Pearl Harbor. When his mother dies in 1941 Audie becomes head of the family. His brothers and sisters are sent to an elder sister, Corrine. Murphy is then convinced by Mr. Houston to enlist in the military to support himself.

Murphy is rejected by the Marines, the Navy, and the Army paratroopers due to his small size and youthful appearance. Finally, the Army accepts him as an ordinary infantryman. After basic training and infantry training, Murphy is shipped to the 3rd Infantry Division in North Africa, as a replacement. Because of his youthful looks, he endures jokes about “infants” being sent into combat. His squad mates include: Johnson, a man who claims to be a womanizer; Brandon, a man who ran out on his wife and daughter; Kerrigan a man who jokes at unusual times; Kovak a Polish immigrant who wants to become an American citizen; Swope ( called “Chief” by his squad mates) a native American who smokes cigars a lot, and Valentino who has relatives in Naples.

After the 3rd Infantry Division lands in Sicily, Murphy and his men come under attack by a German machine gun position. Murphy and his men assault the position and kill the Germans. After fighting in Sicily, Murphy is then promoted to corporal. After Sicily, Murphy and his squad receive a new platoon leader, Lt. Manning. During a diversionary attack on German forces, Lt. Manning is wounded and Sgt. Klasky, his platoon sergeant, dies. This results in Murphy taking command of the platoon. After proving himself in leading his platoon while fighting in Italy, he is then promoted to sergeant. Murphy and his men are then sent to Naples on R&R.

Murphy and his men later take part in Operation Shingle. After landing on the beach, Murphy and his men fight around an abandoned farmhouse. This battle results in Lt. Manning, Kovak, and Johnson being killed. After the Allied breakout of Operation Shingle, Murphy eventually receives a battlefield commission in the rank of second lieutenant.

The action for which Murphy was awarded the Medal of Honor is depicted near the end of the film. In January 1945, near Holtzwihr, France, Murphy’s company is forced to retreat in the face of a fierce German attack. However, Murphy remains behind, at the edge of a forest, to direct artillery fire on the advancing enemy infantry and armor. As the Germans close on his position, Murphy jumps onto an abandoned M4 Sherman tank (he actually performed this action atop an M10 tank destroyer) and uses its .50-caliber machine gun to hold the enemy at bay, even though the vehicle is on fire and may explode at any moment. Although wounded and dangerously exposed to enemy fire, Murphy single-handedly turns back the German attack, thereby saving his company. After a period of hospitalization, he is returned to duty. The film concludes with Murphy’s Medal of Honor ceremony shortly after the war ends, as Murphy remembers Kovak, Johnson, and Brandon, who were killed in action.


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