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Private Investigator
A private investigator (often abbreviated to PI and informally called a private eye), a private detective, or inquiry agent, is a person who can be hired by individuals, groups or NGOs to undertake investigatory law services. Private investigators often work for lawyer, attorneys in civil and criminal cases. History In 1833, Eugène François Vidocq, a French soldier, criminal, and privateer, founded the first known private detective agency, "Le Bureau des Renseignements Universels pour le commerce et l'Industrie" ("The Office of Universal Information For Commerce and Industry") and hired ex-convicts. Official law enforcement tried many times to shut it down. In 1842, police arrested him in suspicion of unlawful imprisonment and taking money on false pretences after he had solved an embezzlement case. Vidocq later suspected that it had been a set-up. He was sentenced to five years and fined 3,000 francs, but the Court of Appeals released him. Vidocq is credited with having introd ...
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Lawyer
A lawyer or attorney is a person who practices law, as an advocate An advocate is a professional in the field of law. Different countries' legal systems use the term with somewhat differing meanings. The broad equivalent in many English law English law is the common law In law, common law (also known as j ..., attorney at lawAttorney at law or attorney-at-law, usually abbreviated in everyday speech to attorney, is the preferred term for a practising lawyer in certain jurisdictions, including Attorneys in South Africa, South Africa (for certain lawyers), Attorney at law ( ..., barrister A barrister is a type of lawyer A lawyer or attorney is a person who practices law, as an advocate, attorney at lawAttorney at law or attorney-at-law, usually abbreviated in everyday speech to attorney, is the preferred term for a practisin ..., barrister-at-law A barrister is a type of lawyer A lawyer or attorney is a person who practices law, as an advocate, attorn ...
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Allan Pinkerton
Allan J. Pinkerton (25 August 1819 – 1 July 1884) was a Scottish–American detective and espionage, spy, best known for creating the Pinkerton National Detective Agency. Early life, career and immigration Allan Pinkerton was born in Gorbals, Glasgow, Scotland, to William Pinkerton and his wife, Isobel McQueen, on August 25, 1819. He left school at the age of 10 after his father's death. Pinkerton read voraciously and was largely self-educated. A cooper (profession), cooper by trade, Pinkerton was active in the Scottish Chartism, Chartist movement as a young man. He secretly married Joan Carfrae (1822–1887) from Duddingston, then a singer, in Glasgow on 13 March 1842. Pinkerton emigrated to the United States in 1842. Pinkerton was not raised in a religious upbringing, and was a lifelong atheism, atheist. In 1843 Pinkerton heard of Dundee Township, Kane County, Illinois, Dundee Township, Illinois, fifty miles northwest of Chicago on the Fox River (Illinois River tributary), ...
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Sundance Kid
Harry Alonzo Longabaugh (1867 – November 7, 1908), better known as the Sundance Kid, was an outlaw and member of Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch was one of the loosely organized outlaw gangs operating out of the Hole-in-the-Wall, near Kaycee in Wyoming, a natural fortress with caves, with a narrow entrance that was constantly guarded. In the beginning, the gang ... in the American Old West The American frontier, also known as the Old West or the Wild West, includes the geography, history, folklore, and culture in the forward wave of American expansion that began with European colonial settlements in the early 17th century and en .... He likely met Butch Cassidy (real name Robert Leroy Parker) after Cassidy was released from prison around 1896. The "Wild Bunch" gang performed the longest string of successful train and bank robberies in American history. Longabaugh fled the United States along with his consort Etta Place Etta Place ( , ?) was ...
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Butch Cassidy
Robert LeRoy Parker (April 13, 1866 – November 7, 1908), better known as Butch Cassidy, was an American train robbery, train and bank robbery, bank robber and the leader of a gang of criminal outlaws known as the "Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch, Wild Bunch" in the American Old West, Old West. Parker engaged in criminal activity for more than a decade at the end of the 19th century, but the pressures of being pursued by law enforcement, notably the Pinkerton Government Services, Pinkerton detective agency, forced him to flee the country. He fled with his accomplice Harry Alonzo Longabaugh, known as the "Sundance Kid", and Longabaugh's girlfriend Etta Place. The trio traveled first to Argentina and then to Bolivia, where Parker and Longabaugh are believed to have been killed in a shootout with the Bolivian Army in November 1908; the exact circumstances of their fate continue to be disputed. Parker's life and death have been extensively dramatized in film, television, and literature, ...
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Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch
Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch was one of the loosely organized outlaw gangs operating out of the Hole-in-the-Wall Hole-in-the-Wall is a remote pass in the Big Horn Mountains of Johnson County, Wyoming. In the late 19th and the early 20th centuries, the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang and Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch gang met at the log cabin, which is now preserved at ..., near Kaycee in Wyoming, a natural fortress with caves, with a narrow entrance that was constantly guarded. In the beginning, the gang was referred to as the "Hole in the Wall Gang" during the Old West era in the United States. It was popularized by the 1969 movie, ''Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid'', and took its name from the original Wild Bunch. The gang was led by Butch Cassidy, and it included his closest friend Elzy Lay, the Harry Longabaugh, Sundance Kid, Ben Kilpatrick, Tall Texan, William Carver (Wild Bunch), News Carver, Camilla "Deaf Charley" Hanks, Laura Bullion, George Curry (Wild Bunch), Flat-Nose Curry, ...
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Reno Gang
The Reno Gang, also known as the Reno Brothers Gang and The Jackson Thieves, were a group of criminals that operated in the Midwestern United States during and just after the American Civil War. Though short-lived, they carried out the first three peacetime train robbery, train robberies in U.S. history. Most of the stolen money was never recovered. The gang was broken up by the lynchings of ten of its members by vigilante mobs in 1868. The murders created an international diplomatic incident with Canada and Great Britain, a general public uproar, and international newspaper coverage. No one was ever identified or prosecuted for the lynchings. The Reno Brothers have been portrayed in Reno Gang#In popular culture, two movies, including Elvis Presley's Love Me Tender (1956 film), first movie Love Me Tender 1956, where he starred as brother Clint. Family and early life J. Wilkison (also known as Wilkinson or Wilkerson) Reno moved to Indiana in 1813 from the Salt River (Kentucky), Sa ...
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Jesse James
Jesse Woodson James (September 5, 1847April 3, 1882) was an American outlaw, Bank robbery, bank and Train robbery, train robber, guerrilla, and leader of the James–Younger Gang. Raised in the "Little Dixie (Missouri), Little Dixie" area of western Missouri, James and his family maintained strong Southern sympathies. He and his brother Frank James joined pro-Confederate States of America, Confederate guerrillas known as "bushwhackers" operating in Missouri in the American Civil War, Missouri and Kansas in the American Civil War, Kansas during the American Civil War. As followers of William Quantrill and William T. Anderson, "Bloody Bill" Anderson, they were accused of committing atrocities against Union soldiers and civilian abolitionists, including the Centralia Massacre (Missouri), Centralia Massacre in 1864. After the war, as members of various List of Old West gangs, gangs of outlaws, Jesse and Frank robbed banks, stagecoaches, and trains across the Midwestern United State ...
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Anti-Pinkerton Act
The Anti-Pinkerton Act was a law passed by the U.S. Congress The United States Congress or U.S. Congress is the bicameral legislature of the federal government of the United States and consists of the House of Representatives and the Senate. The Congress meets in the United States Capitol in Wa ... in 1893 to limit the federal government's ability to hire private investigator A private investigator (often abbreviated to PI and informally called a private eye), a private detective, or inquiry agent, is a person who can be hired by individuals, groups or NGO upright=1.3, alt=A roomful of people, Europe-Georgia Inst ...s or mercenaries A mercenary, sometimes known as a soldier of fortune, is a private individual, particularly a soldier, who takes part in military conflict War is an intense armed conflict between states State may refer to: Arts, entertainment, and .... The Anti-Pinkerton Act is contained withi5 U.S.C. 3108and purports to specifi ...
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Kate Warne
Kate Warne (1833 – January 28, 1868) was an American law enforcement officer known as the first female detective, in 1856, in the Pinkerton Agency, Pinkerton Detective Agency and the United States. Pre–Civil War Early detective work: 1856–1861 Very little is known about Kate Warne prior to her working for Allan Pinkerton, except that she was born in Erin, New York, Erin, Chemung County, New York and was a widow by age 23. Pinkerton, in his book ''The Spy of the Rebellion'' (1883), described her as: [a] commanding person, with clear cut, expressive features ... a slender, brown-haired woman, graceful in her movements and self-possessed. Her features, although not what could be called handsome [beautiful], were decidedly of an intellectual cast ... her face was honest, which would cause one in distress instinctly [sic] to select her as a confidante. Warne walked into the Pinkerton National Detective Agency, Pinkerton Detective Agency in response to an advertisement in a ...
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United States Army
The United States Army (USA) is the land Land is the solid surface of Earth that is not permanently submerged in water. Most but not all land is situated at elevations above sea level (variable over geologic time frames) and consists mainly of Earth's crust, crustal components such a ... service branch Military branch (also service branch or armed service) is according to common standard the subdivision of the national armed forces of a sovereign nation or state. Types of branches Unified forces The Canadian Armed Forces is the unified arm ... of the United States Armed Forces The United States Armed Forces are the Military, military forces of the United States of America. The armed forces consists of six Military branch, service branches: the United States Army, Army, United States Marine Corps, Marine Corps, Uni .... It is one of the eight U.S. uniformed services, and is designated as the Army of the United States in the U.S. Constitution The Co ...
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Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln (; February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th president of the United States The president of the United States (POTUS) is the head of state and head of government of the United States of America. The president directs the Federal government of the United States#Executive branch, executive branch of the Federal gover ... from 1861 until his assassination in 1865. Lincoln led the nation through the American Civil War The American Civil War (also known by Names of the American Civil War, other names) was a civil war in the United States from 1861 to 1865, fought between northern U.S. state, states loyal to the Union (American Civil War), Union and sout ..., the country's greatest moral, cultural, constitutional, and political crisis. He succeeded in preserving the Union, abolishing slavery Slavery and enslavement are both the state and the condition of being a slave, who is some ...
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