Abduction, in law, the act of removing a person by force or by fraud from the protection or custody of a husband, parent, or legal guardian. The term may be used as a synonym for kidnapping. The term abduction can also apply to the taking of a child, without permission of a parent who has legal custody of the child, by a parent who does not have legal custody. The legal definition of abduction varies from state to state.
It could happen: As you're rushing to get to the airport, you absentmindedly throw a gassed-up chain saw into your suitcase. Or a bag of live eels. Yes, TSA officials really spotted these items at U.S. airports. And stranger things, too.
Few incidents shaped the U.S. civil rights movement more than the brutal death of Emmett Till. What other murders have sent shock waves through the public psyche?