Gypsy Blanchard – Monster or Victim?

An interesting case is Gypsy Blanchard and the death of her mother Dee Dee Blanchard. For those who aren’t familiar, Dee Dee convinced the world that her daughter Gypsy had leukaemia, coupled with muscular dystrophy which supposedly left her wheelchair bound. Gypsy’s interactions with the wider world were extremely limited; she was given a range …

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Death penalty – does it serve it’s purpose?

In 1976 the death penalty was reintroduced into the justice system in America, although (as of December 2019) it is only legal in 29 states. Prisoners on death row can often be there for many years, even decades, for example Gary Alvord who was convicted of strangling three women in 1974 actually died of natural …

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Is representing yourself in court fair on the victims?

You’ve probably heard about people representing themselves in court. In theory this is something I’m not bothered by. Personally, I’d hire a lawyer with experience and a law degree in the same way I hire a mechanic when there’s a problem with my car - because they’re the expert and I’m not. It’s always seemed …

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