Crime never takes a day off, and neither does Parcast. Every day, we flip back the calendar and examine a true crime event from the same date. It might be the anniversary of an important case being solved, the end of a landmark trial, or a serial killer?s birthday-- whatever the date, there?s no ordinary day in true crime history. In each episode, we present a short true crime story, then analyze the impact of that historic day?s events. Today in True Crime is a Parcast Original, with new episodes daily.
20-year-old Jan Palach died three days after setting himself on fire in a protest against Soviet invasion. The act was a rallying cry for his country then, and again twenty years later during the fall of Czechoslovakia?s communist regime.
Jan 18, 1978: U.K. Guilty of Mistreating Irish Prisoners
In a controversial ruling that set a precedent for state-sanctioned violence, the European Court of Human Rights found the United Kingdom guilty of mistreating ? but not torturing ? Irish Catholic prisoners.
In a case that became legendary, the secretary for silent film star Clara Bow was put on trial for stealing from her employer. Guest hosted by Richard Rossner from Dictators, a Parcast Original from Spotify.
Preacher and Ku Klux Klan leader Edgar Ray Killen was arrested for the 1964 murders of three voter registration workers in Mississippi. Guest hosted by Alastair Murden from Superstitions, a Parcast Original from Spotify.
In one of the country?s first instances of peaceful public protest, 100 American colonists dumped 45 tons of tea into Boston Harbor. Guest hosted by Alastair Murden, host of the Parcast series Medical Murders.