Crime is something that several people do for different reasons. There are those that do it due to desperation such as robbing or pilfering just to get some sort of financial support. There are those that do it out of pure animalistic instinct whether they intentionally or accidentally kill another person based on emotions and rage. Then there are those that do it for the simple pleasure of doing so or simply because they think it is fun. It is undeniable that no place in the world is crime-free as there tends to be even just an ounce of crime be it shoplifting or mugging someone in the road. These crimes are puny compared to what some infamous criminals did that have shaken the world itself.
1. Bonnie and Clyde
Bonnie Elizabeth Parker and Clyde Chestnut Barrow were a perfect example of a case where love conquers all but just in a negative way. They had humble beginnings like any normal person living normal lives. Bonnie had a regular life, a middle-class girl who married and got divorced. Clyde on the other hand had a history of juvenile crimes like vandalism and eventually robbing the local grocery stores. They first met at a friend’s party and they immediately made sparks. Clyde continued his crime spree and Bonnie supported him all the way. They had their gang along with other members named the Great Depression.
During the 1930s the gang made their name through their numerous bank robberies and killing numerous officers. The two died in 1934 after a controversial ambush by the police. They both died together solidifying their love but just through the wrong means.
2. Lee Harry Oswald
John Wilkes Boothe may be the first criminal in history to successfully kill a president named Abraham Lincoln but Lee Harry Oswald doesn’t fall behind. Oswald’s most famous crime was the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy back in 1963. Oswald had a bit of an unusual past starting off with the regular lifestyle. He joined the U.S. Marine at a young age but was discharged at age 20 with the reasons of hardship as his mother needed him. Strangely enough, he defected to the Soviet Union where he lived there for 3 years before coming back to the U.S. in 1962. The year later was when his assassination took place killing off President Kennedy during the parade in Dallas. Oswald was caught near a theater but was charged with murder against killing an officer.
It was only then linked to his assassination to Kennedy but he denied having anything to do with both. He was killed by Jack Ruby days later after he was being transferred. This remains one of the greatest controversies as people suspect they covered up Kennedy and Oswald’s death through these events under a big conspiracy.
3. Jack the Ripper
Jack the Ripper is one of the most famous serial killers around the world and for a number of reasons. His killing spree happened in the east end of London during the late 1880s. There were a total of 11 brutal murders done to women who were believed to be sex workers. They were murdered in a way that their throats were slit before their uterus being opened and dragged out.
The weapon believed to be used was a sharp object preferably a knife of some sort hence ripping out the victims’ innards. Jack the Ripper was never caught and was never even identified which is why his legacy and crime spree was so note-worthy.
4. Osama Bin Laden
Osama Bin Laden is known for his heinous attack during the September 11, 2001 bombing. This act elevated the fear of terrorism in America and around the world. Osama Bin Laden’s reason for bombing the World Trade Center was that he believed America was an unworthy country governing the majority of the world. He believed that the U.S. was oppressive and racist. This feeling of his stretched out even further as he believes that Muslims are being mistreated in the U.S.
The 9/11 incident built up to numerous wars and assaults in Afghanistan. They only wanted to capture him and eliminate the Al Qaeda group. He was Bin Laden died in 2011 during one of the U.S. pursuit operations as he was shot dead thus ending the hunt.
5. Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler needs no introduction to what his influence has done to the world. Granted his crime may have his means and methods but they were still unacceptable in a way. Before turning into his most popular war figure, Hitler was actually just your regular guy growing up. Hitler had a love for the arts and entered politics after the events of the First World War which he then made his way as Germany’s supreme ruler.
The transition from human to tyrant slowly made its way inside Hitler but the results speak for themselves. He evidently declared war upon the world thus in turn getting turned on by the world. On April 30, 1945, Hitler committed suicide refusing to surrender in defeat.
Criminals are made known for the crimes. The weight of the crime isn’t necessarily resonated with the number of crimes that a person has done but more or less the intensity of the crime itself thus mandating their names in the flow of history.