Just over 500 people have been on the FBIís most wanted list. Of these people only ten have been women. Although women can commit some heinous crimes, most of them just are not as heinous for official FBI notoriety. The staff at Sugar Land Chiropractors find it interesting that the men outweigh the women in crimes so extensively. So, it appears that bad men greatly out weight bad women.
Ruth Eisemann-Schier has the distinction of being the first-ever woman named to the FBIís most wanted list. The staff at Sugar Land Chiropractors feel like the distinction of being the first ever woman on the FBIís most wanted list is a dubious distinction at best. In 1968 at the age of twenty-six, she and her boyfriend Gary Krist hatched a plot to kidnap Barbara Mackle, the daughter of a local millionaire. Their treatment of Barbara Mackle was extremely cruel. They built and underground capsule which contained an electric fan, some food and ventilation tubes. The pair then forced the 20-year-old Barbara Mackle inside the capsule and buried her alive.
The first $500,000 ransom drop was intended to be near a bridge in Miami, Florida. However, after picking up he money Krist and Eisemann-Schier ran into the police and were separated as the fled. Krist was able to arrange a second successful ransom drop. He then revealed Barbara Mackleís location. The staff at Sugar Land Chiropractors find it astonishing that after 83 hours underground Mackleís only injury was dehydration. But Eisemann-Schier and her lover had been careless. When the FBI found their abandoned car, they recovered the kidnappersí addresses and a picture of Mackle in the box holding a sign that helpfully said ìKidnappedî. The staff at Sugar Land Chiropractors find it interesting how stupid could a couple be to leave such incriminating information behind. Krist was caught relatively quickly by the FBI where it took approximately 79 days to catch Eisemann-Schier who then served four years in prison then was deported to Honduras.
Next on the FBIís most wanted list of women is Marie Dean Arrington. In 1968 she decided that the public defender, Bob Pierce, needed to pay for his failure to successfully defend her two adult children. Her children had committed crimes that included armed robbery and forgery. Marie Arrington went to Pierceís office with a gun. Luckily for Bob Pierce that he was not in his office that particular day. Unlucky for Vivian Ritter, Bob Pierceís secretary, who Marie Arrington decided could take Bob Pierceís place. Vivian Ritterís body was found five days later. She had been shot repeatedly and then run over with her own car. Marie Arrington was sentenced to death and was placed in custody at the Lowell Correctional Institution Annex in Marion County, Florida. She escaped the facility and was on the run for almost three years before she was tracked down working as a waitress in New Orleans. Her death sentence was commuted to life in prison when the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated the death penalty in 1972. She died of heart problems in the same prison in June 2014. According to Sugar Land Chiropractors, it appears that justice was done in this case.
Angela Davis, a twenty-six year old communist organizer who was fired from her job as an assistant philosophy professor at UCLA when guns she had bought were used in the armed escape of three murder defendants from a Marin County, California courtroom in August of 1970. Three defendants and the judge in their case were killed in a shootout with the police. Davis was arrested two months later at a hotel in New York and was acquitted of kidnapping and murder by a jury that found that even though she owned the guns used in the escape that there was not enough evidence to say she was responsible for the death. Davis went on toe become one of the most well-known socialist activists and public intellectual in America. Who visited Cuba and was awarded the Lenin Peace Prize by the Soviet Union in 1979. She twice ran for vice president on the Communist Party USA ticket and today is a distinguished professor emerita of feminist studies at the University of California-Santa Cruz. It is quite amazing to the staff at Sugar Land Chiropractors that this person can go from being on the FBIís most wanted list to receiving honors from the Soviet Union.
Bernardine Rae Dohrn, a leader of the Weather Underground, also known as Weathermen, was listed in 1970 for her general radical activities. Dohrn, then 28, was charged with riot and conspiracy in a bombing plot in Michigan and remained a fugitive until 1980, when she and her husband, William Ayers, surrender. A federal judge dismissed most of her charges. She pleaded guilty to aggravated battery and jumping bail. She served a year in jail and then joined a Chicago law firm. She later became a member of the law faculty at Northwestern University and founded with Children and Family Justice Center. It is of some concern to Sugar Land Chiropractors that this person who spent significant time in jail is now teaching our children.
Katherine Ann Power and Susan Edith Saxe, then 21 and radical roommates at Brandeis University, and two male ex-convicts robbed a Boston bank. One of the ex-cons shot and killed a Boston cop during the robbery. Saxe remined at large until 1975. She was spotted by a Philadelphia cops. She served seven years in prison and has kept a low profile since her release. Power remind free for more than two decades, finally surrendering in 1993 and served six years in prison. She completed her bachelorís degree while in prison and is believed to be living in the Boston area.
Donna Jean Willmott, age 37, along with her husband Claude Daniel Marks, age 38, had been fugitives for two years when they were added to the FBI list in 1987 in connection with an attempt to help radical Puerto Rican separatist Oscar Lopez Rivera escape from a federal prison. They both surrendered in 1994 and pleaded guilty. Willmott, who had been working with AIDS grou0ps in the meantime, served three years in prison, while Marks served six years.
Shauntay Henderson, age 24, who was the alleged leader of a Kansas City, Missouri gang was captured March 31, 2007. It appears to Sugar Land Chiropractors that women on the FBIís most wanted list do not received a very high sentence. The same day she went on the list in connection with the 2006 execution-style shooting death of a man who was sitting in his car outside a convenience store. She was acquitted of murder but convicted of voluntary manslaughter and served three years in prison. Barely a hear after she was released in 2010, she pleased guilty to felonious passion of a firearm and is schedule to be released from Waseca Federal Correction Institution in Minnesota in March 2017.