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Author Hailman, John
Title From Midnight to Guntown : True Crime Stories from a Federal Prosecutor in Mississippi
Imprint Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2013
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Note Cover -- Contents -- Preface -- Common Law Enforcement Abbreviations and Acronyms -- Prologue: The Making of a Career Prosecutor -- Courtroom Rat in Paris and London -- New Orleans -- Law Clerk -- Life with a Federal Judge -- Georgetown Law School -- Senator Stennis -- Washington Lawyer -- 1. Bank Robbers I've Known -- My Favorite Crime -- Peacelover Shabazz: The Nation of Islam Comes to Greenville -- Sorry about That Bum Rap, Johnny Paul -- A Running Robber: George of the Swamp -- A Teller's Life Is Saved by Robber Incompetence -- No Further Questions in Mound Bayou -- A Preacher in a Volvo Robs an Oxford Bank -- Full-Service Bankers -- At Last a Professional: Presidential Mask Bank Robber Caught in Our District -- Try It Again, Frank -- Thunder Eagle Ghost Dancer Launders His Loot -- A Stuttering Bank Robber -- Another Aberdeen Soap Opera and a Pair of Girbaud Jeans -- You Busy This Weekend? -- Would You Like Biscuits with That? -- The Honey Bun Bandit -- 2. Corruption in Positions of Trust: Lawyers, Judges, Supervisors, Sheriffs -- Introduction -- Federal versus State Prosecution -- Harvey Hamilton: The Old Peg-Legged Sheriff Meets RICO -- Jury Tampering 101: A Sheriff Solicits Help from U.S. Senator James O. "Big Jim" Eastland -- "Will Renfro, You Can't Hit an FBI Man!" -- John Grisham Sr. and the Wobbly Wagon -- Operation Pretense: We Become "Mississippi's Untouchables" -- Courtroom Observers Attend the Trial of a Black Supervisor -- Opposing Former Chief Judge J. P. Coleman before His Own Court -- The Chicken House Caper -- "It's Hard to Tell the Truth When There's So Much Truth to Tell" -- A Delta Lawyer -- A Little Bitta Justice -- The Mississippi Beef Plant Fiasco: Slaughterhouse for Taxpayers -- Dickie Scruggs: The Dark Side of Robin Hood Is Revealed When His Merry Men Sue for a Bigger Share of the Loot
3. Civil Rights and Civil Wrongs -- Introduction -- A High Sheriff Goes Wild -- Burning Crosses in the Night -- Stopping the Arsons of Black Churches -- The Other Jake Gibbs -- Lanny "Junior" Cummings, Mesomorph -- Getting the Blues on Parchman Farm -- Coldest Case of All: Reopening the Murder of Emmett Till and What We Learned -- 4. Killers and Wannabes -- Introduction -- The Shooting of Senator John Stennis -- The Ku Klux Klan Tries to Murder Charles Evers, Brother of Medgar -- The Lampkin Brothers: I'm Assaulted in Chambers -- "Riverboat" Gaines -- Jerry and Terry, the Hit Man Twins -- Mississippian Jeff Fort Becomes the Angel of Fear, Leader of the El Rukns, Chicago's Most Dangerous Gang since Al Capone -- The Shaw Boys Contract to Have a Judge Killed -- Protected Witnesses: Marion Albert "Mad Dog" Pruett -- Linda Leedom and the Chinese Wall -- Killing the Killer of Sheriff Harold Ray Presley -- The Tohills of Beaumont -- Murder by Moonlight: The Natchez Trace Sniper -- 5. Faraway Places with Strange-Sounding Names: The Age of Terror -- Introduction -- Alice El-Sarji: "Not without My Daughters," an International Parental Kidnapping -- An Honorable Terrorist: Abdel Ashqar Finances Hamas through Oxford Banks -- The Oxford Anthrax Scare -- CSI Oxford: A Godfather from Yemen Sets Up Shop in Our District -- A Reluctant Terrorist: Adnan "Captain Joe" Awad -- Notes -- Bibliography of Related Readings -- Acknowledgments -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y
A former prosecutor's hilarious tales of the ne'er-do-wells and knuckleheads he helped bring to justice
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Hailman, John From Midnight to Guntown : True Crime Stories from a Federal Prosecutor in Mississippi Jackson : University Press of Mississippi,c2013 9781617038006
Subject Crime -- Mississippi -- History.;Criminals -- Mississippi -- History
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