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  • SKYLERIZED
    Published about 13 hours ago
    Reason First: The Ruthless Ruth Snyder and Judd Gray

    Reason First: The Ruthless Ruth Snyder and Judd Gray

    The fascination with the cases of murder will forever inspire painters, playewrights, novelists, screenwriters, and non-fiction authors. In a case like Ruth Snyder and Judd Gray, the two culprits would inspire all of these artists and writers to paint the grim picture of a sour marriage and a forbidden tryst.
  • Phill Ross
    Published about 17 hours ago
    Nighthawkers part 2

    Nighthawkers part 2

    Today i awoke in a good mood, no particular reason other than I had finally had a chance to go metal detecting a couple of days ago and it did me the world of good mentally, physically I am still in pain and think I may have bruised or pulled something in my right hip but that aside, two days ago I was sitting in a field with a beautiful vista, a magnificent Buzzard hovering very close and a cheese and onion sandwich in my hand.
  • Lucas Cameron
    Published about 18 hours ago
    Double Homicide

    Double Homicide

    (This story is based on a true events, and factual evidence. The names and various locations have been changed for the sake of the families involved. )
  • Lena Bailey
    Published about 19 hours ago
    misconceptions of sexual misconduct, rape, assault, etc.

    misconceptions of sexual misconduct, rape, assault, etc.

    So when me too happened there were a lot of misconceptions. Some were based on misinformation and others were made because of what we believe about sex. Let's get into them.
  • Deborah Lenz
    Published a day ago
    At all cost, don't lose yourself

    At all cost, don't lose yourself

    “It's in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.” Anthony Robbins
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published a day ago
    Reason First: Agent Edwin J. Shanahan and His Tragic Place in History

    Reason First: Agent Edwin J. Shanahan and His Tragic Place in History

    Before the authorities recognized it as a federal offense, Martin J. Durkin escaped capital punishment or life in prison for murdering the first FBI agent to die while on the clock.
Staff Picks
  • Mia O'Sullivan
    Published 7 months ago
    The Great Alcatraz Escape
  • Charles Leon
    Published 7 months ago
    Broken Windows Theory

    Broken Windows Theory

    In the 1980s crime in New York City had reached almost epidemic proportions. Apparently, New York was suffering by increased immigration and as a result a much younger population and, added to that, New Yorkers were hit hard by welfare cuts. It wasn’t safe to travel the subway and you would be advised not to go to certain areas, particularly after dark. Yet, by the end of the 1990s the city had cleaned up its act and saw a dramatic fall in the rate of crime.
  • Herbert Seward III
    Published 12 months ago
    Series Review: 'When They See Us'

    Series Review: 'When They See Us'

    So... when I saw this dramatic re-telling of the ordeal of the Central Park 5 being advertised on Netflix, I was already pretty sure that it was going to be must-watch television. I was also extremely apprehensive about seeing the events through the eyes of these five kids (now grown men) and being able to emotionally process it all. The case (and the legal and societal issues it brings to the forefront) kind of hits close to home for me as a parent, and as an African-American man. I'd seen the Ken Burns documentary on the Central Park 5 a while back, so I was already very familiar with the case, and some of the very problematic issues it brought to the table for the American public to address. Systemic racism, classism, and lack of accountability for law enforcement and agents of the legal system were all things that were at the forefront of the documentary. Ava Duvernay did an excellent job of showing the social and personal toll this case had on these men and their families, as well as the greater impact that the institutions of the law and media played in that accrued trauma. Every episode of this mini-series was visceral and traumatic. Whether it was the very public shunning of Yusuf Salaam, Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, and Raymond Santana upon their release from custody as adults, to the entire fourth episode being devoted to the ordeal of Korey Wise's experiences at Riker's Island as an adult, the entire progression of the series takes a huge emotional toll on the audience watching it.
  • Daniel Sullivan
    Published 12 months ago
    I Thought I'd Always Be a Criminal

    I Thought I'd Always Be a Criminal

    I am a criminal, I heard that so often that I believed it. My mother told me that my father was killed in a shootout with the police, so I grew up with this idea in my head of who I was based on things I was told. Turns out that my father died almost thirty years after my mother told me that he did. I grew up dirt poor and my step father was physically abusive to me and my sister. We moved to a new city every couple of years, I always felt that I did not fit in. Kids, being who they are, would tease me about my Goodwill clothes and my parents ugly car. I started to steal candy from the local store early on and I learned that if I gave candy to the kids that they would like me or at least pretend to. As I got older I began to associate money with acceptance. I never felt like I was good enough for people to just like me, so I bought friends often by stealing and hustling.
  • Vidello Productions
    Published about a year ago
    13 Expensive Things Owned by Celebrity Prisoners

    13 Expensive Things Owned by Celebrity Prisoners

    13. Montauk Beach Home—Bernie Madoff
  • Mr. Davis
    Published about a year ago
    The Shocking Story of the UK's Youngest Killer: Mary Bell

    The Shocking Story of the UK's Youngest Killer: Mary Bell

    WARNING: This case involves shocking violence against two children, by another child. This isn't for the faint of heart.
Book Reviews
  • K. Exum
    Published about a month ago
    The Story Of Charles Levi
  • Kurt Mason
    Published about a month ago
    Leave it to the Amateurs

    Leave it to the Amateurs

    This was a random find for me. During one of my many forays through the bargain stacks at the bookstore, I found myself picking this book up off of the shelf. I have always loved a good mystery, and when this book was touted as a modern day Nancy Drew, I figured I would have to give it a try. It wasn’t until I got home that I realized why the author’s name, Sara Shepard, had seemed so familiar to me; I had never read the books, but I did watch the first few seasons of the television adaptation of Shepard’s series “Pretty Little Liars”. Now, this may be an unpopular opinion, but I was never really a huge fan of the show, so after I made this connection I was apprehensive to crack open this book.
  • Annie Kapur
    Published 2 months ago
    My Top 10 Modern Crime Novels of All Time

    My Top 10 Modern Crime Novels of All Time

    As we approach part 11 of my 20 books of 2020 series (numbers 201-220), I would like to say a big thank you to those of you who have followed me on this journey so far. This milestone means a lot to me and so, I've chosen to share something special with you. The Top 10 Best Modern Crime Novels I've Read!
Capital Punishment
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published 21 days ago
    Reason First: William Kemmler’s Electric Ride

    Reason First: William Kemmler’s Electric Ride

    A hatchet sliced into Tillie Ziegler on March 29, 1889. The man holding the bloody murder weapon stood as William Kemmler. A jury found him guilty. A sentence stated that he should be put to death. As an uneducated swindler, Kemmler held onto bits and pieces of rage. For his crime, he would see that fury silenced as the first man to die from the electric chair.
  • Ahmad Issa
    Published 2 months ago
          Death Row

    Death Row

    My name is Ahmad Issa, and this is my true story about me and the justice system in the United States of America.
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published 2 months ago
    Reason First: Bring back the Total Death Penalty in Delaware

    Reason First: Bring back the Total Death Penalty in Delaware

    A gurney with a body rolls into the forensics laboratory. It has only expired a few minutes ago. It is the corpse of a monster. A male convicted of multiple counts of rape perished behind prison walls. Good riddance. The evil man had died at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna, Delaware. He succumbed due to his cancer. For the rapes, the state sentenced him to life in prison with an additional twenty years. Fortunately, science silenced this brute. It’s only right that he should die behind bars rather than reach a parole date which would have been extremely difficult with his sentence.
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  • Phill Ross
    Published about 17 hours ago
    Nighthawkers part 2

    Nighthawkers part 2

    Today i awoke in a good mood, no particular reason other than I had finally had a chance to go metal detecting a couple of days ago and it did me the world of good mentally, physically I am still in pain and think I may have bruised or pulled something in my right hip but that aside, two days ago I was sitting in a field with a beautiful vista, a magnificent Buzzard hovering very close and a cheese and onion sandwich in my hand.
  • Lucas Cameron
    Published about 18 hours ago
    Double Homicide

    Double Homicide

    (This story is based on a true events, and factual evidence. The names and various locations have been changed for the sake of the families involved. )
  • Deborah Lenz
    Published a day ago
    At all cost, don't lose yourself

    At all cost, don't lose yourself

    “It's in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.” Anthony Robbins
Fiction
Guilty
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published about 13 hours ago
    Reason First: The Ruthless Ruth Snyder and Judd Gray

    Reason First: The Ruthless Ruth Snyder and Judd Gray

    The fascination with the cases of murder will forever inspire painters, playewrights, novelists, screenwriters, and non-fiction authors. In a case like Ruth Snyder and Judd Gray, the two culprits would inspire all of these artists and writers to paint the grim picture of a sour marriage and a forbidden tryst.
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published a day ago
    Reason First: Agent Edwin J. Shanahan and His Tragic Place in History

    Reason First: Agent Edwin J. Shanahan and His Tragic Place in History

    Before the authorities recognized it as a federal offense, Martin J. Durkin escaped capital punishment or life in prison for murdering the first FBI agent to die while on the clock.
  • Chelsea Nelthropp
    Published 3 days ago
    Darlie Routier Part 1: Evidence of Guilt

    Darlie Routier Part 1: Evidence of Guilt

    Darlie Routier seemed to have it all. She was a beautiful woman who married her high school sweetheart, Darin, in August of 1988. They had their first son, Devon, just one year after they got married. Their family continued to grow with the birth of their second son, Damon, in 1991. Finally, they completed their family with the birth of their youngest son, Drake, in 1995.
Incarceration
  • Elizabeth Malinowski
    Published 3 days ago
    The American Injustice System

    The American Injustice System

    America is known to be the land of the free but ironically, it is the #1 country in the world with the highest prison population. In fact, 2.3 million Americans are behind bars today and 64% of Americans have an immediate family member who has been incarcerated at some point in their life. Most likely, some of us reading this have or know someone who has been to prison. America’s prison system is outdated and punishes the disadvantaged in our society instead of protecting all Americans. I hope to convince you all about the importance of prison reform by discussing some of its major issues. America’s prison system needs reform because it benefits from racial and economic injustices and punishes those with drug addictions instead of giving them the proper help needed to recover.
  • Nia on Air
    Published 22 days ago
    Do You Believe Charles Manson should have spent the rest of his life behind bars?

    Do You Believe Charles Manson should have spent the rest of his life behind bars?

    The man beyond the infamous murders back in the late 1960s. Some say he was a cult leader, a prophet, a murderer, and much more. We will discuss who exactly Charles Manson was from my point of view. I am not a professional doctor, so I will not be making any diagnosis labels or leading that way as I am not trained. However, I am a conspiracy theorist and have no problem sharing my thoughts on this topic with you.
  • Courtney Keller
    Published about a month ago
    Jail Diversion

    Jail Diversion

    The Diversion Programs
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  • Judah Moore
    Published 3 days ago
    Double Epstein

    Double Epstein

    So many of you have problably heard of the billionare Jeff Epstein and his horrendous crimes he has commited. If not the new Netflix docuseries "Filthy Rich" literally lays it all out for you in a very grapic way. One thing is right they nailed the title right on the head. He was filthy in every since of the word and rich as king Croesus. My intention is not glorifying his actions. I am mearly making acute obvservations and leaving you to make your own conclusions. Again not to justify his action but I do have do give credit where it is due. So in my opinion I think Netflix did a tremendous job at capturing this true life crime story but upon further scutiny I think there is still missing pieces. Not because Netflix left it out but its just this ending leaves you wondering. However there were some very sublte if you some simple but invaluble clues and conclusions you can draw afterwards.I you havent finished the series yet then the rest will be a spoiler alert. Let me be frank, not your average Joe could pull off what Netflix refers to as "a molestation pyramid scheme" to the magnitude Jeff Epstein was able to accomplish. Also the fact that he was able to swindle his way from a ivy league school teacher to the billionare financier is quite remarkable. Talk about a serious level up and the brains it took to mastermind that. In my opinion there were definitely some victims in this but I also felt that for some it was mutually benefitial. There was also alot of the blame game on the past that was always reflected back to Jeff. In no way am I saying he was not a monster however some of the so called victims constituted bad decision making for saying they had no choice. He was mostly suggestive as opposed to forceful. Then his favorite Virginia Roberts I think is a bit suspect to me. I think she was more an opportunist than a victim. I think she saw this as an advancement and she was willing to do what ever it took to get what she wanted. That conclusion was based on the fact that if she was so traumatized she would not be posing happpily in a picture with her so called accuser to only turn around a try to press charges. I think that was premeditated and she thought she could get some financial gain and sympathy. Epstein proved that money is power and can put you above the law. It can bring you some very nice powerful friends that may come in handy if ever need find yourself in a tricky situation. Once you read about his plea deal it is clear this man has some serious power money. However Epstein knew that money alone was not his true power.His secret weapon was his bargaining power. In this case blackmail and estortion.The fact that he had a lot of money, the most valuble asset in the world and he had a secret. Which in return he also then sought out many other powerful wealthy men who shared his same secret and desire. He was a man of maniupation and cunning tactics that on the surface made it seem he was empathetic. When in reality he was gaining information so that he could put in his arsenal to use later if he ever wanted something from them. His mentality was more "if I go down you better have my back or else you are coming down with me as well." Epstein was really wise in seeking out supremly rich, high profile celebirties and men of a high social caliber who also had the same pedifilia. It seemed that Jeff had created a sort of fraternity like bond with these men where they were forever connected and bound by their secret discretions. He made it known he was one of them and he could be trusted. He was the facilitor to their secret paradise and safe haven that many could flock to and enjoy the benefits. Long story short he provided the place and the sources of their desires while secretly attaining proof for blackmail or bargaining chip. What does this all mean? Well it puts Jeff straight to the top, the king of the jungle, which made him one of the most powerful and dangerous people in the world. He was smart in also having almost everyone in his pocket including the justice department. Paying for discretion and turning a blind eye like Attorney General Alex Acosta but more than that he knew his darkest secrets. So let me cut to the chase. The steady theme throughout this series is that Epstein says that "many people owe him favors, he would never get caught. I do believe he meant that because he knew he had the right amount of dirt on the right amount of people that he would not ever do any serious jail time. This was further displayed in the most rediculous plea deal ever in justice history. That explicidly said that he had immunity and his associates could get out of jail scot free. What that says to me is that it was not only covering his ass but also those many other powerful people that he was affiliated with. So in closing I have this to say. In the final hours when Jeff was indicted on charges as he returned to the USA and thrown in jail without bail. A lot of rich and powerful people got really scared because they knew that Jeff would have them by the balls and that there deepest secret could and would be revealed. If Jeff Epstein was going down, I do believe he would have implemented many really powerful friends and associates. I think the extent of his list of affiliates would have shook up the world if the true identies would have been revealed, So I think his affiliates masterminded his final escape. So one can speculate that its no coincidence that he was placed in a decrepit jail that was brushed off ass under staffed and run by illegitiment people. It Shows that a man of such a high profile case was not placed in a maximum security jail as he should have been. Why? He needed to be easily exposed. It is also reported that the cameras devoted to his jail cell were reported to be malfuntioning during the alleged "suicide"which is a very strange occurrence in itself. It was later found that the gaurds had falsified documents. So surely some foul play was going on here. So Now I leave you with some speculation and you can decide your own hypothsis. Who is not to say that his brother came to visit him, convinced him to sign over his money to him. Or yet he maybe was forced to before he was murdered. All I know is that the decison was made that Jeff Epstein was exposable and would have to be elimnated. The truth of the matter is he knew to much and became a huge liabilty. What happens when you become a problem for many very powerful people? The problem must be deal with and resolved. I do not believe it was suicide for the simple fact of the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death. So I think it is very possible that he was told one thing and was blind sided and murdered. So then the charges are dropped and he carries those secrets descretions to the grave. That way everyone involved keeps there identity and jobs in tact and are probably very happy not be exposed. So I leave you with some food for thought. It is mentioned that shortly before his alleged suicide is when he signed his estate over to his brother. Further investigation shows that Jeff's bother discovered there was foul play in the autopsy. So if there was foul play one can conclude that it was not sucide but just staged to look one. So My question to you is this how did Jeff Epstein know the exact perfect moment to sign over his assets before he was killed? Why did he do that? Was it him who did it? I think its plausible the money was bribe to his brother to not say anthing or further investigate. I do believe the truth lies in the mind of his brother. One way or another Jeff's brother knows what happend. Something to think about. What a mess. The sad part is Jeff still got away as well as his many devious associates. I definitely think Alan dershowitz has slept with a younger person. I mean he just looks like a creep. Of course this is all conspiracy and speculation but hey one can let his imagination run wild. I am curious to see how the rest if the world will respond to this docuseries. I hope you found this useful and thanks for tuning in.
  • Cheryl E Preston
    Published 13 days ago
    Binge Watching Crime Shows Can Be Motivating

    Binge Watching Crime Shows Can Be Motivating

    If you find you are bored while sheltering in place please consider binge watching crime shows. There are so many on television now that they may have lost their initial appeal, and now are underrated. These programs can be very beneficial during a time such as this. There are three that my husband and I currently watch and they have worked wonders regarding boredom, and also sharpened our sleuthing skills. We are also getting an education in forensics, detective work and also insite into mindset of criminals. It is always tragic when someone is hurt or dies, but setting that aside for a moment these programs can give you advice and life lessons you might not otherwise learn.
  • Sophie -
    Published 14 days ago
    Tiger King: The new Netflix craze

    Tiger King: The new Netflix craze

    Tigers, murder for hire, throuple wedding, suspected murder, amputation, dodgy tattoos, interview in a bath, an ongoing internet fued and drugs... These are just a few of the crazy things you'll experience after divulging into the world of the Tiger king on Netflix. For those of you who have been living under a rock for the past few months. Tiger King is one of the newest Netflix crazes consuming twitter feeds, tiktoks and the uncontrolable, unsanctioned world of memes. Although, from its description, it might seem as though this is some manic plot of an Mnight Shyamalan upcoming film, it is in fact just a short variety of things that crop up in the obscure documentary. A spoiler alert is important at this point, although I will only be mentioning a few of the insane sights that occur during this documentary, it may seem as though I have already spoiled this documentaries story for you: but just wait -