Something Horrible Happened in Hawaii

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Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism.

The Incident at Ala Moana

In this episode, True Crime Historian takes you to the island paradise of Hawaii, not yet a state in 1932 when the wife of a naval officer stationed there is allegedly raped and beaten by four natives. A few months later, her mother, her husband and two of his enlisted men face a jury under the counsel of the famed defense attorney Clarence Darrow in a case that both sides claim puts the territory of Hawaii itself on trial.

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