Bigamy, the crime committed by a person who is married a second time while still legally married to another wife or husband. A person can be legally married a second time only if the original partner has died or if the first marriage ended in divorce or annulment. If a husband or wife is absent and not heard of for a certain number of years—seven in some states, five in others—and is not known to be alive, he or she may be presumed to be dead, and the other partner may then legally remarry. The usual penalty for bigamy is two to five years in prison.
In the park. On the bus. At the mall. At your job. Is there any place you can go and not be watched? After reading this article, you may agree the answer is "no."
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?