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Steven Truscott and the Murder of 12-Year Old Lynne Harper
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On a cold September day in 1959 a 14 year old Canadian schoolboy, in just his first encounter with the police and in a crime of passion, was sentenced by a jury to hang. It is sad when any young boy... More > is punished more harshly than should be for his crime. Fortunately, common sense prevailed and after three months the penalty was reduced to a life sentence. Six years later a journalist would write about this boy who, sentenced to hang until dead, had always claimed he was innocent.< Less
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A skinhead attack on a Turkish schoolboy links four protagonists: Dannaks, promoted to Oberkommissar, leaves Drugs to join Soko REX, a small unit that deals with racism and extremism. The unit is... More > often seconded to assist Homicide, most recently because a serial killer is on the loose in Hamburg hanging right-wingers. But helping Homicide takes a backseat as Dannaks comes terms with his new duties and gets embroiled in a private police-corruption investigation. Craig, a British reporter, writing about racism in Germany, uses the schoolboy attack to exacerbate tensions between Left and Right. Cenk, a Turkish youth, joins a gang with the noble idea of protecting the community against such attacks. But the gang takes on a life of its own. Karsten, a celebrated neo-Nazi, finds himself at a crossroads. As leader of the 211ers he is like a weary gunslinger forced to continually satisfy his minions' banal need for action.< Less
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