Wednesday, April 01, 2015

New additions at DC Crime Museum focus on terror, hate

Yesterday, I paid another quick visit to the National Museum of Crime and Punishment, near the Verizon Center in Washington DC, to see the new additions to on terrorism and hate crimes, link here. 
The addition was rather small, but significant.  There was some significant material on the shooting of the Family Research Council in 2012 here, in an unusual incident by someone objecting to their position on gay marriage. 

There was quite a bit of material on lynching and the Ku Klux Klan. 
There was also some material on the murder of Matthew Shepard near Laramie, WY in 1998 (including a copy of “The Laramie Project”) (drama blog Dec. 17, 2010 and Nov. 14, 2010), and movies blog, Oct. 3, 2014). 
There was a small addition of material from 9/11 and especially the Boston Marathon bombing, with a gratuitous photo of the injuries at the site.  In the trial in Boston, the defense was rested with little attempt to resist, story here
Update: April 2

Duke University is investigating an incident where a noose was found on campus, ABC News story here

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