Everybody stands equal before the law, and so they pay for the crimes they commit.
While the justice system is not perfect in many respects, the rule of law is pretty clear and straightforward in the way it demands that all perpetrators of criminal activities be penalized with punishments proportionate to the weight of the crimes.
For the justice system to work as intended, the law enforcement must serve its function first.
In an ideal world, all criminals can never escape, will be arrested, and shall be put to justice. But no one lives in an ideal world where no crime goes unsolved.
In fact, in recent years the police’s crime-solving rate is having a decline. In 2017, the clearance rate for murder was 61.6% and even lower for other crimes including aggravated assault, r*pe, and robbery.
There are even murders from many decades ago, which today remain unsolved. In many of those unsolved cases, the victims were celebrities as follows.
10 Barbara Colby
After making some successful ventures on the Broadway stage, Barbara Colby made her way west to the city of Los Angeles.
She actually managed to acquire small roles on TV shows such as The Odd Couple, Columbo, Gunsmoke, and Kung Fu.
She made a career breakthrough in her appearance as a pr*stitute opposite Mary Tyler Moore. In July 1975, Colby was leaving an acting class with James Kiernan. They were shot by two men while walking the street. The killers were never identified.
9 Thomas Ince
Not only was he a celebrity, but a pioneer in movie production. He built Inceville, one of the earliest movie studios in the entire United States. He was responsible for making more than 800 films and known as the Father of the Western.
He was found dead in his room on William Randolph Hearst’s yacht following a party in the evening before.
It was a party to celebrate Ince’s birthday and finalize a business deal that allowed Heart to begin production on Ince’s studio.
Cause of death was ruled as heart failure by a licensed physician Dr. Daniel Carson Goodman who also happened to be Hearst’s film production manager. Hearst was rumored to have murdered Ince, but it has never been proven.
8 Jill Dando
Spending most of her professional career working as journalist, newsreader, and television presenter at BBC, Jill Dando was the Corporation’s Person of the Year in 1997.
On April 26, 1999 Dando was shot in the head at the front door of her house in Fulham.
She was actually in the process of selling the house and did not visit it frequently. She was 39 years old and living in her fiancé’s house in Chiswick. There were some suspects, but the case remains unsolved.
7 George Reeves
After taking the role of TV’s Superman in the 1950s, George Reeves acting career skyrocketed.
However, he was known to have some kind of dissatisfaction of his portrayal of Superman and wanted to find other works.
This was most likely one of the main reasons that the manner of his death on June 16, 1959 was conveniently ruled as a suicide by gunshot.
Nobody was buying the story.
The police found no gunpowder residue on Reeves’ hands and there were no fingerprints on the gun Reeves had supposedly used to shoot himself.