Thursday, 17 July 2014

Story of Escape Attempts

Prisoners who chose not to hold up for an exchange to an alternate prison. Over the 29 years (1934-1963) that the Federal prison worked, 36 men (counting two who attempted to escape twice) were included in 14 different getaway endeavors. Twenty-three were gotten, six were shot and executed throughout their departure, and two suffocated. Two of the men who were looked were up some other time executed in the gas chamber at the California State Prison at San Quentin for their part in the passing of a prison guard throughout the renowned May 2-4, 1946, "Clash of Alcatraz" getaway endeavor. 

Whether anybody succeeded in getting away from Alcatraz relies on upon the meaning of "fruitful departure." Is it escaping the cellhouse, arriving at the water, making it to land, or arriving at area and not getting got? Authoritatively, nobody ever succeeded in getting away from Alcatraz, in spite of the fact that right up 'til today there are five prisoners recorded as "missing and assumed suffocated." 

Taking after are synopses of the 14 departure endeavors: 

#1. April 27, 1936 - While working his employment smoldering junk at the incinerator, Joe Bowers started moving up and over the metal wall at the island's edge. In the wake of denying requests to move back up, Bowers was shot by a prison guard positioned in the West street watchman tower, then fell something like 50-100 feet to the shore beneath. He kicked the bucket from his wounds. 

#2. December 16, 1937 - While working in the mat shop in the model commercial ventures building, Theodore Cole and Ralph Roe had, over a time of time, documented their route through the level iron bars on a window. In the wake of moving through the window, they went down to the water's edge and vanished into San Francisco Bay. This endeavor happened throughout an awful storm and the Bay's momentums were particularly quick and solid - most individuals accept Roe and Cole were cleared out to ocean. Formally, they are recorded missing and assumed dead. 

#3. Might 23, 1938 - While at work in the carpentry shop in the model businesses building, Thomas Limerick, Jimmy Lucas, and Rufus Franklin assaulted unarmed prison guard Royal Cline with a sledge (Cline passed on from his wounds). The three then moved to the top trying to incapacitate the prison guard in the top tower. Limerick kicked the bucket from his wounds. Lucas and Franklin got life sentences for Cline's homicide. 

#4. January 13, 1939 - Arthur "Doc" Barker, Dale Stamphill, William Martin, Henry Young, and Rufus Mccain got away from the confinement unit in the cellhouse by sawing through the level iron cell bars and curving device evidence bars on a window. They then went down to the water's edge. Prison guards discovered the men at the shoreline on the west side of the island. Martin, Young, and Mccain surrendered, while Barker and Stamphill were shot when they declined to surrender. Barker passed on from his wounds.

#5. Might 21, 1941 - Joe Cretzer, Sam Shockley, Arnold Kyle, and Lloyd Barkdoll took a few prison guards prisoner while working in the commercial ventures zone. The officers, including Paul Madigan (who later turned into Alcatraz's third superintendent), could persuade the four that they couldn't escape and they surrendered. 

#6. September 15, 1941 - While on trash point of interest, John Bayless endeavored to escape. He surrendered not long after entering the icy water of San Francisco Bay. Later, while showing up in Federal court in San Francisco, Bayless attempted, again unsuccessfully, to escape from the court. 

#7. April 14, 1943 - James Boarman, Harold Brest, Floyd Hamilton, and Fred Hunter took two officers prisoner while at work in the businesses region. The four moved out a window and went down to the water's edge. One of the prisoners could caution different officers to the break and shots were discharged at Boarman, Brest, and Hamilton, who were swimming far from the island. Seeker and Brest were both caught. Boarman was hit by gunfire and sank underneath the water before officers could achieve him; his body was never recuperated. Hamilton was at first assumed suffocated. Be that as it may, in the wake of hanging out for 2 days in a little shoreline cavern, Hamilton went move down to the commercial enterprises zone, where he was uncovered by prison guards. 

#8. August 7, 1943 - Huron "Ted" Walters vanished from the prison clothing building. He was gotten at the shoreline, before he could even endeavor to enter San Francisco Bay.

Friday, 15 February 2013

A Slander! A Libel! Shame on you...

Tim, who's in his castle, has been casting disparaging remarks my way. He claims that I am not a 'proper student'.

No one smoking, not even a cigarette - let alone a monster five paper spliff. No offensive posters on the wall. No Nazi armbands. Nothing smashed. No girl crying in the corner. No sick. For God's sake man, what the hell are you playing at? Start behaving like a proper student.

My response to him is that whilst I freely admit that there were none of the things he mentions happening, it was a small, private party of friends, and happened in our block tutors flat (she does not allow smoking [of any kind]) and we like her so we abide by her wishes. As for the sick, we obviously have more tolerance than he did, and as friends we don't make each other cry.

Thursday, 9 August 2012


Attempt was originally an offence under the common law of England.

Attempt crimes are crimes where the defendant's actions have the form of the actual enaction of the crime itself: the actions must go beyond mere preparation.

The essence of the crime of attempt is that the defendant has failed to commit the actus reus (the Latin term for the "guilty act") of the full offense, but has the direct and specific intent to commit that full offense. The normal rule for establishing criminal liability is to prove an actus reus accompanied by a mens rea ("guilty mind") at the relevant time (see concurrence and strict liability offenses as the exception to the rule).

Wednesday, 17 August 2011


The Ostrich is one or two species of large flightless birds native to Africa, the only living member(s) of the genus Struthio. Some analyses indicate that the Somali Ostrich may be better considered a full species apart from the Common Ostrich, but most taxonomists consider it to be a subspecies.

Ostriches share the order Struthioniformes with the kiwis, emus, and other ratites. It is distinctive in its appearance, with a long neck and legs and the ability to run at maximum speeds of about 97.5 kilometres per hour (60.6 mph), the top land speed of any bird. The Ostrich is the largest living species of bird and lays the largest egg of any living bird (extinct elephant birds of Madagascar and the giant moa of New Zealand did lay larger eggs).

The diet of Ostriches mainly consists of plant matter, though it also eats invertebrates. It lives in nomadic groups which contain between five and fifty birds. When threatened, the Ostrich will either hide itself by lying flat against the ground, or will run away. If cornered, it can attack with a kick from its powerful legs. Mating patterns differ by geographical region, but territorial males fight for a harem of two to seven females. These fights usually last just minutes, but they can easily cause death through slamming their heads into opponents.

The Ostrich is farmed around the world, particularly for its feathers, which are decorative and are also used as feather dusters. Its skin is used for leather products and its meat marketed commercially.