It’s hard to believe that anyone in this world can get away with murder. It’s horrible and it’s heartless. But shockingly enough, there’s this one place in the United States where sick-minded people can get away with it.
According to law professor Brian C. Kalt, there’s a 50-square-mile area in the U.S. where pretty much anyone can commit a felony with exemption from punishment.
But enough with the suspense. What’s more alarming is that this area is in the Yellowstone National Park––where families vacation often––and it’s called the “Zone of Death.”
The federal park is located in the states of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. Congress, however, located the entire park in Wyoming’s federal district. About 96 percent of the land is in Wyoming, three percent in Montana, and one percent in Idaho.
In an article called The Perfect Crime, published by the Michigan State University College of Law in 2005, Kalt brings to the forefront that the alleged “perfect spot to kill” is in Idaho.
"People have this fascination with uncovering a loophole for the perfect crime,” Kalt told Vice in 2016. “There are a lot of different approaches to it. But in terms of geography, there's just this one spot."
It’s the only region in the world where the law could not punish murderers because there are no inhabitants in that section of the park. The 6th Amendment of the Constitution states that a murderer must go to trial before a jury composed of inhabitants where a crime occurred. So, there’s that.
Although a crime has yet to occur at the “Zone of Death”, Kalt does note in his article, as reported by Vice, that even there it would be difficult to get away with a crime completely. In fact, even the chances of getting close to that area of the park are slim because there’s no road connecting it to the rest of the park.
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