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Mar 3, 1873: Congress Bans Sending Obscene Materials Through the Mail

Congress enacts the so-called Comstock Law, making it illegal to send any “obscene, lewd, or lascivious” book through the mails. Also unlawful under the law is sending anything “designed or intended for the prevention of conception or procuring of abortion.”

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Feb 3, 1780: Early American Mass Murder Changes Common Perceptions of Crime

In one of the most famous crimes of post-Revolution America, Barnett Davenport commits an awful mass murder in rural Connecticut. Caleb Mallory, his wife, daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren were killed in their home by their boarder, Davenport. Davenport, born in

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Mayor Abuses Power, Imposes Censorship

Source: Norwich Bulletin – By Liz Thompson Enfield Mayor Scott Kaupin was 100 percent out of line in pressuring librarian Henry Dutcher to suspend the showing of Michael Moore’s documentary “Sicko.” This action shows that Mayor Kaupin not only is

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