Maya Angelou wrote, “I really saw clearly, and for the first time, why a mother is really important. Not just because she feeds and also loves and cuddles and even mollycoddles a child, but because in an interesting and maybe an eerie and unworldly way, she stands in the gap. She stands between the unknown and the known.” In a perfect world, everyone would see the importance of motherhood and every mother would stand in the gap for her children. Unfortunately, we don't live in a perfect world. Motherhood has been reduced to a visit to the doctor's office, a beaker and a stranger's sperm. Anyone CAN do it, but there are far too many that simply shouldn't. Erika Murray is one of those that shouldn't have.
When someone dies that’s close to you a piece of you dies with them. Death of a loved one can often throw up unanswered questions, things about that person and their life you never thought about when they were alive, or perhaps never even knew. What you are about to read is a true story. I know because I was there. This is my dad’s story, and also mine. It’s a chance for me to remember a winter in Sydney a long time gone.
Crime has been around for thousands of years- acts viewed as vile, evil and sometimes unexplainable by humans, have plagued our species since the pre-historic civilizations. The first attempt at creating a code of laws started in Ancient Mesopotamia with Hammurabi’s Code. Although humanity has come a long way from following Hammurabi’s idea of “An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth,” we still struggle with finding fitting punishments for crimes, as opinions on the matter are widely subjective. However, over the recent years, with the development of criminology, the focus has shifted from finding a fitting punishment for a crime, to eradicate crime by starting with its root causes. Criminology is the field of Criminal Law dealing with attempting to figure out why crime happens. The practitioners and experts of this field have narrowed it down to nine main causes, though they widely debate what the main one is. The purpose of this research paper will be to go into depth about why poor parenting and broken homes are the root cause of crime- this being due to the fact that they have a negative mental impact on the child’s development, can easily lower the child’s altruism levels, and can ultimately lead into other causes viewed by researchers as root causes of crime.
Henry Lee Lucas and Ottis Toole were a pair of serial killers that traveled across the country killing and raping anyone that crossed their paths. If you believe Henry Lucas, they killed more than 600 people together - a claim that was rejected as false by many in law enforcement.
It felt strange. A few days before the 3rd anniversary of my best friend's disappearance, I was working at one of the local grocery stores when I swear I saw her in the same aisle. Quickly I ran after her, but on a Saturday, that store was extremely busy. By the time I got to the end of the aisle, I couldn't find her. My heart was racing, I was losing my breath and it felt like I had just lost her all over again. Looking around frantically, I realized that everyone was staring at me, so I took off towards the break room. I couldn't believe what I had just witnessed. Was that really Sarah? She's been missing for so long, we'd all pretty much lost hope of ever finding her, but clung to the idea that finding her body would be better than the unknown. For so long we've searched for her, we've had lead upon lead turn up a dead end, and her family and friends had all spent hours searching the nearby woods looking for this beautiful, vibrant teenager.
October 12, 2017: Jake and Zeke are walking together in front of us, I admire the muscles and sleek black and white coats of my boys as we move along the curving gravel from the barn back up to my long low bungalow tucked warm into the slope. The crunch of the gravel under my boots, the hard blue of Alberta sky, our faint breath in the air, the comforting heaviness of my coat, the earthy old apple smell of fall and my beloved Verity in my arms, it all makes me heady with gratitude. I smile, looking at the dogs, and feel my heart bloom warmth through my chest. My boys, my sweetie boys, as I call the two-year-old brothers, make life here possible. In my sixties now and on my own, I couldn’t live out here in Speargrass without them. My companions. My fur babies. My protectors. I am unaware in this moment of the stoking of an unquenchable fire inside them that will, moments from now, blast across my beloved homestead and raze my world.
Your credit card information is perhaps at risk of theft, considering that it’s the information era. Unfortunately, credit card fraud is increasingly becoming prevalent by the day. You should be on the lookout for credit card fraud, especially if you love traveling and you use your credit cards to earn miles and points. You may be excited to find some extra dollars in your credit card, but you might be shocked to discover a charge on the card a few days later. The first step towards protecting yourself from credit card fraud is to understand how the scam works so that you know the measures to take. For starters, credit card fraud entails any unauthorized and illegal use of your credit card. The scam happens when funds are obtained from your account through cash withdrawal, or the card is used to purchase services or goods without paying for them. Credit card fraud is a widespread identity theft where your personal information can be used to take loans.
What Makes a Murderer is a Channel 4 documentary series exploring an age-old myth: Are murders born killers? The series is co-produced by Dragonfly and UnderworldTV, a TV production company made of ex-criminals and crime experts. At the moment of this writing, it has aired the entire 3 episodes.