fact or fiction

Is it fact or merely fiction? Fact or Fiction explores the myths and beliefs we hold about copycat killers, eyewitnesses testimony, what makes a murderer and more.

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    Published 3 days ago
    Reason First: Fitzhugh Coyle Goldsborough and the Writer he Murdered

    Reason First: Fitzhugh Coyle Goldsborough and the Writer he Murdered

    At a clip of 6,000 words a day, David Graham Phillips built up a reputation as a successful novelist dedicated to his art. The writer lived in New York City with his sister. He did not know that his work would lead someone else to consider him a target for murder. On the evening of January 23, 1911, Phillips, dressed in the gentleman’s style completed by a black alpine hat, journeyed to his social club in New York, the Princeton.
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    Published 5 days ago
    Dr. Bennett Clark Hyde’s Role as the Accused Murderous Physician
  • Heather-Dawn Fields
    Published 9 days ago
    Fight for Tenant's Rights
  • Samantha Renee
    Published 9 days ago
    Monica's Lie

    Monica's Lie

    The days between when my Dad came and picked me up were far and in between. I lived with my Mother and her lifestyle was enough to make the hardest junkie cringe. She was a hard drunk; hard for her to stop and even harder for her to not whip our ass when she was past drunk. This woman would grab anything that looked like it would tear through my dark skin. She was mean. I loved her, but she was mean.
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    Published 10 days ago
    Reason First: Nan Patterson and the Case of the Murdered Lover

    Reason First: Nan Patterson and the Case of the Murdered Lover

    An actress and a dancer garnered 1904 New York City’s attention for all the wrong reasons. She received accusations regarding the murder of Caesar Young, a married bookmaker. The actress named Nan Patterson had been married just as Young had a wife also. This didn’t matter. The pair carried on a tryst. During a carriage ride down Broadway, Patterson and Young travelled to have him meet up with his wife at the docks. In time, Young would be shot dead with a firearm belonging to Patterson. The woman received the cold steel of justice around her wrists on the charge of murder.
  • Burhan Virtue
    Published 14 days ago
    Cause of terrorism

    Cause of terrorism

    Beginning of Life
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    Published 24 days ago
    Reason First: Was Albert Tirrell a Sleepwalker or Killer or Both?

    Reason First: Was Albert Tirrell a Sleepwalker or Killer or Both?

    Albert Tirrell saw murder and arsonist charges based on the fact that he had no awareness of committing these crimes as he engaged in sleepwalking. The crime involving a prostitute consisted of the young woman with her head nearly detached from her body, the cut to her throat had been so deep.
  • Tyler Hall
    Published 24 days ago
    Modern Day Over-Sensitivity Will Be Our Downfall.

    Modern Day Over-Sensitivity Will Be Our Downfall.

    I can only imagine what historians hundreds or thousands of years from now will debate in regard to our current era. If anything, the one attribute that will be most debated is what lead to the fall of our recent civilization. People will state it was either nuclear war or environmental distress. Yet, I believe I have a clear idea as to what will be the major downfall. The one little thing which brought an end to this age we live in.
  • Daina
    Published 27 days ago
    A realisation of the Crime World

    A realisation of the Crime World

    I know a lot of people in the crime world and how it works. I'm writing this with sheer anger built up from personal experiences and want to make others aware of just how bad crime rates are in not only Australia but the rest of the world. The stories iv heard and events iv seen first hand have left a scar on me for the rest of my life. The families and friends of someone who commits crimes are left suffering as much as the criminal themselves. This takes a negative toll on the outsiders watching their loved one slip away and getting washed away with that underground life. Many people begin their life of crime when they are teens. This could be from wanting a high position in social status or to impress others who follow that life. Many of us want to be perceived as powerful but we take the wrong approach to gain that name. Fear creates power. From this, criminals will use this in order to feel/look that way. Not all people commit crimes to achieve this status. Many criminals commit acts they do for money or possessions they don't already have.
  • Eric Desuza
    Published about a month ago
    What to Do If Stopped For DUI

    What to Do If Stopped For DUI

    Imagine this - You are returning back to your home after a great weekend and suddenly get pulled over by a police officer. Of-course the weekend doesn’t sound fun without a couple of drinks. However, what seems to be fun then, has now become a nightmare. Clearly, you won’t be able to pass a sobriety test. But is there a way to turn things around in your favor? Well, there might be, read-on to know!
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    Published about a month ago
    Reason First: Cop Hater Gets Caught

    Reason First: Cop Hater Gets Caught

    Irony wrapped in sarcasm and delivered on a bed of a twisted sense of an enigma fueled the details of this story. Aaron Swenson planned to go on a cop hunt. His misplaced hatred for the shield yielded him charges including terroristic threats against a police officer. The 36-year-old is associated with a group called “Boogaloo Boys.” This name stems from an Internet meme that slaps on the word “Boogaloo” to anything that ought to have a sequel. In this case, the second in a series according to these “Boys” is the American Civil War. It’s also a reference to the film Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo.
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    Published about a month ago
    Reason First: The Redemption of Richard Cephas

    Reason First: The Redemption of Richard Cephas

    The case of Richard Cephas ought to be a bellwether for future convictions based on drug charges. Because he distributed cocaine, he found himself behind prison walls. This should enrage everyone to fight against drug laws. Cephas suffers from neutropenia that could worsen with a disease like COVID-19. So he shrugged. He broke free from the prison bars and fled from North Carolina where he had been locked up for his distribution charge. He escaped to his home state of Delaware.