Joe Arridy: The Mentally Disabled Man Executed for a Murder He Never Committed
The tragic story of Joe Arridy, a mentally handicapped young man with an IQ of 46, unfolds as a stark reminder of the vulnerabilities of the intellectually disabled within the criminal justice system. Arridy’s life, marked by suggestibility and innocence, ended in one of the most grievous miscarriages of justice in American history.
One Cuban immigrant celebrated his first American paycheck after coming to the United States just one year ago, as he continues on the journey to finding his own American dream.
UPS driver Yoel Diaz, who lives in Phoenix, captured the hearts of thousands online earlier this month with his heartwarming reaction to receiving the check.
The Instagram video, shared by his wife Marissa Diaz, has been liked more than 300,000 times since it was posted on Nov. 10.
From my mother’s sleep I fell into the State,
And I hunched in its belly till my wet fur froze.
Six miles from earth, loosed from its dream of life,
I woke to black flak and the nightmare fighters.
When I died they washed me out of the turret with a hose.
Imagine clinging to the underside of a speeding bomber, thousands of feet above the earth, encased in a metal sphere no bigger than a washing machine. That was the reality for ball turret gunners in World War II, tasked with defending the bomber’s vulnerable underbelly.
These gunners, often the smallest in the crew, squeezed into the cramped turret through a hatch in the floor. Inside, they contorted themselves into a fetal position, facing twin .50 caliber machine guns pointed downwards. Their view? Just a sliver of the sky directly beneath them. Talk about tunnel vision.
Portrait of cotton mill workers in Georgia, 1909
As the 20th century dawned, the cotton mills of the South were bustling centers of activity, driving the economy yet ensnaring families into a life of hardship and labor-intensive work. The transition from the serene rhythm of farm life to the clamorous environment of the cotton mills was a stark one for the first-generation millhands. They traded autonomy for a life dictated by the relentless pace of machinery, working long hours under someone else’s command for the sole purpose of profit.
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Tom Fridley, a name synonymous with the iconic “Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives,” has intrigued fans for years with his memorable portrayal of Cort. But as the final credits rolled and the echoes of his on-screen adventures faded, many have pondered, “Whatever happened to Tom Fridley?”
A plus-size woman has hit back at internet trolls who said her fit husband should be with someone thinner than her.
Alicia Mccarvell, a body positive influencer from Canada, recently posted a video to TikTok which showed her cozying up to her husband, Scott Mccarvell, with whom she’s been married to for 15 years.