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THE NATIVE ZULU TRIBE OF SOUTH AFRICA HAD A UNIQUE WAY OF
PUNISHING WRONGDOERS. THEY MADE THE PERSON BEND OVER, AND
SLOWLY HAMMERED RED HOT BAMBOO SKEWERS UP HIS RECTUM WITH A
KNOBBIE (CLUB). AFTER THIS, THEY HUNG HIM FROM A TREE TO
SUFFER TERRIBLY UNTIL HE DIED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Common law

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IF YOU WERE GETTING HUNT AND SOMETHING WENT WRONG WHILE THE
ROPE WAS AROUND YOUR NECK AND YOU DIDN'T GET HUNG, THEY
WOULDN'T TRY IT AGAIN, BECAUSE YOU WOULD DIE A 1000 TIMES
WHILE THE ROPE WAS AROUND YOUR NECK.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CLASS ASSIGNMENT ; PEABODY COLLEGE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): CAPITAL PUNISHMENT PENAL CODE PRISON CRIMINAL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 03-07-1969

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BELIEF ABOUT CRIMINALS

A CRIMINAL ALWAYS RETURNS TO THE SCENE OF THE CRIME.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; CRIME ; Criminal ; Habit ; Revisit

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Outlaw Criminal Bandit Pirate

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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