How the German legal system failed Horst Arnold

Young man behind the bars

Imagine you are accused of a terrible crime you didn’t commit. Jon Gunnarsson recounts the story of school teacher Horst Arnold who was falsely accused of rape and imprisoned without a shred of evidence. Despite being eventually found innocent, the corrupt judiciary who placed him there have never been held to account.

William Evans’ rebellion – 1936


Gonzo Historian, Robert St. Estephe has returned with a story that will seem very familiar to many fathers today. In 1936 William H. W. Evans was jailed for kidnapping his daughter based on accusations by his ex-wife; he went on a hunger strike to protest as he had a written agreement to share custody. The only difference to today? That written agreement actually mattered to the Judge. He was cleared of all kidnapping charges.

False rape accuser Mary Miller – 1896


Robert St. Estephe returns to the pages of A Voice for Men to remind us, as always, that there is nothing new under the sun. And that includes a type of crime that society is all to willing to ignore. This time, it is the case of Charles Atkinson, who was released from prison after he was cleared of a false allegation of rape by his step daughter, Mary Miller. [Illustration by Typhonblue]

Why I do wiki and what’s a woozle!


The AVfM Reference Wiki is turning into a thing of beauty–one you can contribute to making even more awesome. AVfM welcomes new contributor Isaac Quill to tell us more about his own contributions there, and introduces a term we should all learn: The Woozle Effect.