Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Washington DC, Day 13, Nov 1, 2011

IMG_2683On our next to last day in DC, we visited the Crime and Punishment Museum.  If you like CSI or NCIS or watch America’s Most Wanted, you will love this place.  This is the lobby, with handcuffs for chain and the Ted Bundy 1968 VW.  Bundy used the car to commit at least eleven kidnappings and homicides.

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The vehicle Bonnie and Clyde were in when they were ambushed and killed.

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IMG_2651Above is a portion of the list of bills that were part of the Lindberg ransom money.

Authorities had traced $14,000 of the $50,000 ransom to Hauptmann who was executed four years later.

 

 

 

IMG_2655This fellow did not want a mug shot taken, somehow that did not matter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Actual mug shot of Bill Gates,

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This is what he did.

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These are Leg Manacles.  These were used at Andersonville during the Civil War. They are known as “dead man irons” because they were riveted on the legs and only removed by pulling them off the wasted limbs of a prisoner that had died or removed by a blacksmith. This pair still had it rivets in place.

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America’s Most Wanted is filmed in this location and this is also where the show’s call center is located during the show.

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Displays also addressed the origin of “Code Adam” and the “Amber Alert”, so sad these two children had to die for these two alerts to come into effect.

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4 comments:

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

The leg cuffs are heartbreaking. I didn't know about this museum, now I have to see it (if we can fit it in before we move).

You certainly haven't missed much in DC!

Looking forward to seeing you both Sat. night. :c)

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

What an interesting museum. I also did not know about this place.

Great tour!

E Squared and Mui said...

You've fit in all the highlights during your short time in DC ... so many people who live nearby never take advantage of the sites, so many of which are free.

Travelwithwhippets said...

Roger said he could just drop me off for the day at this museum and he'd walk around DC! He's not into this stuff, but he knows I would get immersed in it! Yet another attraction I did not know existed in DC. Guess we'll have to revisit!

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