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Infamous Criminals Quiz

Name the infamous criminals described below.
Last updated: November 20, 2015
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Shot Abraham Lincoln
John Wilkes Booth
Shot JFK
Lee Harvey Oswald
Shot the guy who shot JFK
Jack Ruby
Chicago gangster known as "Scarface"
Al Capone
His "family" committed several murders in the late 1960's
Charles Manson
Old West outlaw also known as William H. Bonney
Billy the Kid
1930's bank robber portrayed by Johnny Depp in "Public Enemies"
John Dillinger
Mail bomber whose manifesto was published in the New York Times
Ted Kaczynski
Shot Robert Kennedy
Sirhan Sirhan
Blew up the Oklahoma City federal building
Timothy McVeigh
Subway sandwich enthusiast who collected child pornography
Jared Fogle
Unidentified serial killer who killed prostitutes in Victorian London
Jack the Ripper
Allegedly killed his ex-wife and Ron Goldman
O.J. Simpson
Most famous of the people who tried to blow up Parliament in 1605
Guy Fawkes
Serial killer who dressed as "Pogo the Clown"
John Wayne Gacy
She was accused of killing her father and stepmother with a hatchet
Lizzie Borden
Cannibal who killed 17 people in Wisconsin
Jeffrey Dahmer
Shot John Lennon
Mark David Chapman
"Teflon Don" who led the Gambino crime family
John Gotti
Shot Martin Luther King
James Earl Ray
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level 71
Nov 15, 2013
100%, which I'm not sure is a good thing. BTW, there's no 'allegedly' about OJ Simpson; he was acquitted after a fair trial and is therefore innocent. Sticks in the craw of many, but what can you do?
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level 79
Nov 21, 2013
He's not innocent; he was found not guilty. There's a HUGE difference.
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level 27
May 13, 2014
Exactly! All "not guilty" means is there wasn't enough evidence beyond a reasonable doubt to find the person guilty. Does NOT mean "innocent", not even close.
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level 49
Jan 20, 2015
an innocent man wouldn't have been sued for wrongful death, therefore he was guilty. he just didn't go to prison but was ruined, like he should have been
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level 55
Mar 14, 2017
The presumption of innocence, sometimes referred to by the Latin expression Ei incumbit probatio qui dicit, non qui negat (the burden of proof is on the one who declares, not on one who denies), is the principle that one is considered innocent unless proven guilty. (wiki) Presumption of innocence is a right of the people. You are innocent if you are not proven guilty. Ergo, as far as federal criminal court is concerned, he is innocent.
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level 70
Jun 9, 2017
And as far as people with a brain and common sense, he's a murderer who was never brought to justice.
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level 73
Dec 16, 2018
@skibumb Exactly, but we're not the federal criminal court.
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level 68
Apr 25, 2019
"Not guilty" is a cop out for semantics. There is no innocent verdict. Guilty or not, those are the 2 choices.
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level 75
Nov 21, 2013
An "innocent" man who was also found liable for the deaths of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman, in a court of law.
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level 70
Nov 21, 2013
That's double jeopardy. I know legally it's not - but then legally, he's also "innocent."
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level 70
Nov 21, 2013
Agreed. The civil jury found that he committed the murders. The acquittal doesn't change that finding. No "alleged" necessary.
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level 49
Jan 20, 2015
hah I mentioned that above lol
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level 75
Nov 21, 2018
Technically what the civil jury found was that he was liable for the deaths of these two people.
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level 55
May 20, 2014
I hope you're not a lawyer.
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level 71
Jan 28, 2016
Ha! I am a lawyer, though not an American one. Weird laws over there. Still, this principle is the same - not guilty is innocent in the eyes of the law. Obviously he's not actually innocent, but legally he most certainly is. The clue lies in the fact he didn't go to jail for murder. The word "allegedly" is misused, at least in its legal sense, which would be used to state that he is accused, but not yet tried. OJ was tried and acquitted, so he's innocent and not allegedly a killer (legally).
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level 75
Feb 14, 2016
He still killed his ex wife. JetPunk quizzes are not written in indecipherable legalese. Though that could be an interesting subject for another quiz...
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level 46
Feb 15, 2016
Allegedlly.
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level 56
Nov 21, 2018
The OJ Simpson trial was a farce. He was found not guilty of the murders after a trial that was broadcast live on TV (which made it be influenced by popular opinion) and had a jury with members continually being replaced for no particularly good reason. Except it was so clearly a miscarriage of justice no matter whether he was guilty of not, so they had another trial in which he was found guilty, but not of murder because he had already been cleared of that and so they couldn't reverse the decision. Instead he was found "responsible" for the deaths (whatever that means, presumably he didn't kill them by accident), and was ordered to pay the families of the victims so much money that he went bankrupt. It is an excellent example of the principle that the laws applying to ordinary people just don't apply to certain groups (in this case famous people). The punishment for murder should be prison, or whatever better system can be found, not public humiliation and bankruptcy.
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level 56
Nov 21, 2018
Oh, and, in reality you can't just be acquitted of something and suddenly be innocent whether you killed anyone or not. Maybe in the system designed to give judges a mandate to do whatever they like (after wasting everyone's time and money) that is the law, but not in reality.
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level 82
Feb 24, 2014
I was sure I had it right with Berkowicz. Maybe I should apologize for spelling his name wrong for so long.
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level 15
Apr 23, 2014
Lizzie Borden was also aquitted. Just saying.
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level 55
May 20, 2014
Huh. I have never known who shot John Lennon. Maybe you could add Hinckley?
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level 14
Aug 7, 2014
jack ruby actually shot lee Harvey Oswald
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level 75
Feb 14, 2016
Sad that Jared is now standing shoulder to shoulder with these guys.
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level 71
Feb 14, 2016
Jared did a lot worse than collect child porn (although that in itself is despicable). He actually had sex with 12 year old girls and was hunting for more at the time of his arrest.
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level 75
Jan 29, 2017
Hadn't heard about that. That's still not that bad. But I didn't mean it was sad that he would be considered as bad as these others (though maybe it is a little)... what I meant was that it's sad he had his fall from grace, being once liked and now despised.
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level 57
Feb 14, 2016
It's possible that JFK was accidentally shot by one of his own secret service agents. The first shot(which came from Oswald's gun) passed through the back of his seat and through his chest, and the second kill shot, which exploded on impact unlike the first shot, came from two separate guns. See Bonar Menninger's "Mortal Error: The Shot That Killed JFK" and the TV documentary "JFK: The Smoking Gun".
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level 66
Apr 4, 2017
It didn't explode on impact. It exploded when it exited his skull.
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level 68
Apr 25, 2019
The bullet exploded on impact? Did his skull have tank armor?
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level 71
Feb 14, 2016
I'm a bit surprised Gavrilo Princip doesn't get a mention. He's the only one here who managed to start a whole world war, when he shot Archduke Ferdinand.
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level 46
Feb 15, 2016
The causes of the First World War are invariably more complicated than the assassination of Frnaz Ferdinand
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level 68
Apr 25, 2019
The rivalries and treaties were complex, but there is absolutely no doubt that Austria's moves against Serbia in retribution for their citizen's murder of Austria's heir apparent triggered all the defense pacts to fall into place putting everyone at war.
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level 54
Feb 22, 2016
Given that that was an act of terror/revolution, it would be slippery to call Princip a "criminal." Yes, he was a murderer, but it was a whole international thing, and he kind of goes into a different category, I think.
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level 65
Mar 23, 2016
I see your point, but arguably the assassination of a president can be seen as an act of rebellion or terror. and two of them made the list.
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level 67
Feb 17, 2016
Gotty couldn't be accepted?
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level 56
Jan 29, 2017
I ALWAYS write Al Pacino instead of Al Capone...
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level 76
Jan 30, 2017
How about D.B. Cooper?
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level 59
Aug 25, 2017
Yeah, "supposedly" in a few places would have avoided all this controversy :) Certainly re: OJ, but also Lee Harvey Oswald
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level 38
Apr 16, 2018
You should add "alleged" to James Earl Ray as the assassin of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He recanted before he died and MLK's youngest son, Dexter, accepted Ray's claim of innocence. As with JFK, I guess we'll never know for certain.
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level 75
Sep 21, 2018
Oswald was never tried so we only know with a very high degree of certainty that he was guilty. Maybe not 100%. On the other hand, we do know for certain that the many conspiracy theories spun about the assassination are nonsense. Such as the fact that there were not multiple shooters targeting Kennedy from different directions. That's easy to prove.
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level 62
Jul 17, 2018
Well, I found out that it's impossible to spell Kaczynski from memory. Kazinsky obviously not good enough.
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level 68
Apr 25, 2019
The real crime is that we have to spell a simple sounding name that looks like an eye chart.
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level 66
Nov 21, 2018
Funny, for a moment there, I read "John Wayne Gretzky"!
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level 73
Dec 16, 2018
There's plenty of material for sequels - Marc Dutroux, Shoko Asahara, Jimmy Seville, Gary Glitter ...
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level 41
Apr 25, 2019
Also Lucky Luciano
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level 33
Apr 25, 2019
Surprised how so little people got Ray.
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