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.

  • Evangeline Davis
    Published 21 days ago
    Human Trafficking Survival 101.1

    Human Trafficking Survival 101.1

    Strategically speaking it’s beautiful. Magnificent. An intricate machine decades in the making.
  • Sara Splendore
    Published 25 days ago
    Dear Mr. Police Officer

    Dear Mr. Police Officer

    Dear Mr. Police Officer,
  • John M
    Published 28 days ago
    Why Should You Hire an Appellate Lawyer?

    Why Should You Hire an Appellate Lawyer?

    Are you planning to make an appeal to reverse a trial court verdict that was not in your favor? Several trial court attorneys are willing to help with appeals, but you will likely need the expertise of an appellate attorney. Here’s why you should hire a lawyer specializing in appeals rather than sticking to your trial court attorney.
  • Charlotte lollar
    Published 28 days ago
    Cocaine Drug Effects

    Cocaine Drug Effects

    Cocaine drug effects can vary widely according to the individual, the dosage of the drug taken and whether the drug is smoked or injected. Cocaine has been found to have both short term and long term effects and can be particularly hazardous to the individual's mental health and physical health as a result.
  • $LeavieScott7414
    Published 29 days ago
    United States of America

    United States of America

    It has been an open Pandora's box for gross staff abuse of prisoner's rights. Prison employees file false disciplinary charges against inmates in retaliation for inmates writing complaints. The legal argument is aimed at improper prison conditions of an over 100 year old prison and their racist authority toward African Americans. I decided to do a little more about my situation than the average prisoner in my situation. First of all, take a look at the commissary, commissary staff made jokes with several inmate workers. Saying things like, "How much do you think we could sell the pre-cooked chicken for?" Dollar amount was speculated among staff and inmates, like a business deal in hope of high profit. Don't hesitate to seek an audit of funds and prices on the commissary for embezzlement of money. This 100 and eight year old institution has no in-cell air quality and isn't applicable to federal, state, or local building codes. There is no medical emergency buttons inside the cells, nor does the fire sparkler system work inside the inmates cells. This constitutes serious life safety threats to the occupants of the over-crowded facility. The education department doesn't offer any academic, vocational training or pre-release programs. Let alone any heat for the winter months unless it happens to be during the couple of days the Reginal Director visits. These methods in the education department have been going on for several years here. The visiting rooms don't have sufficient space to provide our loved ones with a comfortable visit. Our visitors are shoulder-to-shoulder "Adjacent", crammed tight! The inmates are packed shoulder-to-shoulder, leaving no privacy to talk with our loved ones, one has to talk over talk the entire visiting area to be heard. It's like having a big hostile group discussion. To make matters worse and very unpleasant about being adjacent, shoulder-to-shoulder with another inmate is the fact that an inmate could engage in a secretly uncontrollable sexual manner with your children and loved ones in a perverted way. This draws a lot of tension during the whole visit and discourages our loved ones from ever returning. The federal regulation and policy that governs the mail has been violated. Under 18 1701, 1702, 1703, which states that whoever improperly detains, delays with design to obstruct the correspondence or destroys the same shall be fined or imprisoned not more than five years, or both. A search warrant needs to be issued to the mailroom staff because the inmate population has inmates missing pictures, letters, postal cards, money orders, newspapers, and other miscellaneous things that are authorized by the B.O.P., even when unauthorized property is mailed to an inmate it is not properly handled by B.O.P. standards. This one white racist officer that works on B-Lower, heavy-set with a baseball cap works on the midnights, saw an African American on a visiting picture with a white woman, the African American inmate attempted to mail the photo to his Fiance to obain copies. The picture never made it to her but the letter did. This officer disposed or stole the piture out of racism. The administrative remedy program coordinator is a waste of tax payers dollars because he fails to operate properly. On most cases he secretly disposes or denies receiving our complaints that have validity. There's asbestos throughout the whole institution, especially in the living areas. It's visible on the interior and exterior of the housing units smeared on the windows, including the floor. This federal institution is a medium security facility but they don't allow "night yard" like the rest of the medium security facilities. There shouldn't be any favoritism between medium security facilities. If one works during the 7:00AM-3:00PM shift, there's no outside recreation for the working individuals. Please contact B.O.P. concerning "The Second Chance Act". The B.O.P. repeatedly violated the statue plain intent of congress by adhere to the former rules that effectively limited Community Correction to six months. B.O.P. failed to adopt the common sense position of congress, that in general, more time in the community transition programs increase the fiscal and individual benefits of employment, family reunification, and less stringent custody. This would also help tax payers because inmates pay 25% of his/her employment check. The B.O.P. raise frivolous claims to stop inmates, only to be struck down by federal courts, and ruling in the inmates favor which cost tax payers for legal fees. The counselors procrastinate on putting inmates family on their visiting list. Case managers don't give phone calls on holidays to needy inmates. There's this one prison official that makes sexual advances towards the inmates, goes by the name Forslof. The Unicor payscale needs to be revisited due to it not being revised since the mid 80's. Don't hesitate to contact the warden or the regional director and look into these serious matters. Thank you for your time and help in advance, keep your head up!
  • Peyton J. Dracco
    Published 29 days ago
    My Friend, Mentor, and Business Partner Is a Convicted Criminal

    My Friend, Mentor, and Business Partner Is a Convicted Criminal

    It has been two years since my last story, which means I have, once again, broken my promise to keep my writing consistent on all platforms. I do not want to imply that I have stopped writing altogether, only that my hand has been occupied with a project that demanded focus. Since my last post here, I have published a book and come very close to a second volume about an event of great significance in my life - even if I lacked awareness of that significance until recently.
  • Alexandra de Taddeo
    Published about a month ago
    GriveauxGate

    GriveauxGate

    As a student in International Law and Political Science, I’ve been brainwashed with the importance of the Rule of law as a barrier to the arbitrary exercise of power, and I must admit that I really did believe in it. The Rule of law is a principle of governance in which all persons, institutions and entities are equally accountable to laws that are publicly promulgated, equally enforced and independently adjudicated, I was taught throughout my ten-year-long studies. Now I’m involved in a political sex scandal, I can assert that the Rule of law is disturbingly, substantially malleable in France, especially when it comes to the idea of equality before the law. I’m glad I was able to confront this reality before I finish my studies: from an intellectual student, I now have the opportunity to become an intelligent woman.
  • Joe Dorish
    Published about a month ago
    Linesman Dick Wertheim Killed by Tennis Ball Served by Stefan Edberg While Officiating Match

    Linesman Dick Wertheim Killed by Tennis Ball Served by Stefan Edberg While Officiating Match

    On Saturday, September 10, 1983, linesman Dick Wertheim was struck and killed by a tennis ball while he was officiating the junior boys title match between Stefan Edberg and Simon Youl at the U.S. Open.
  • Amber Blaize
    Published about a month ago
    Talking Heads

    Talking Heads

    It’s hard not to notice the lone head, up on a shelf next to a diaphonized hand, when you enter the anatomical theatre at the University of Lisbon’s Faculty of Medicine.
  • Sohail Ahmad Khan
    Published 2 months ago
    What to look for in a car accident lawyer

    What to look for in a car accident lawyer

    The California automobile accident attorneys have quite forty years of expertise representing injured victims in these varieties of accidents. If you or a loved one was injured by a negligent driver, they are able to assist you get the compensation you be.
  • Adam Heath
    Published 2 months ago
    Common Car Insurance Scams

    Common Car Insurance Scams

    We’ve all heard about traffic scammers. They prey on unknowing individuals on surface streets, freeways and in traffic. Their goal is to extort funds from unlucky individuals that happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. But how do these scammers execute this fraudulent dangerous behavior, and how can a person that's been involved (albeit unknowingly) know the telltale signs of this scam?
  • Christina Carr
    Published 2 months ago
    The worst day ever

    The worst day ever

    The morning was cloudy at the high school and all the students were in class working away in their first period classes. Then the bell rings and it was time to go to second period but when the students try to leave their classrooms one student got shot by a crazy man with a gun. Everyone is scared. They don't know what to do now so They all locked their classrooms and hiding in a corner of the room. The cops have been called but the can't do anything yet because the man has a hostage with him. The hostage is a young girl named Chrissy and which is me and I am young famous Writer. I have three best sellers and two golden globes and I'm only 16 years old. 
 "Please sir let me go. I have done anything to you so please let me go." I said scared. 
 "You are the famous young writer Chrissy Carr right. Then if I keep you as a hostage then I will get what I want." Said the man with the gun.
 "But why are you doing this for." Said Chrissy. 
 "Because I can. Now shut up." Said the man. 
 But he didn't know the I had my phone in my pocket and that I called someone and they have bin listening to us. 
 "This is not right let me out. I need to finish my next book by the end of the week. That is why I'm in the library on a laptop working. Untie me." While I was talking I made the call go to my Bluetooth. 
 I Whisper so the man can't here me. "I'm in the library. He has me tied to a chair and he is watching the main doors to come in. There is a side door that you may be able to come through. But please be careful. I don't want you to get hurt for me. Will you have the cops with you?" I said.
 "Ok, thank you for the info, I will be careful, and yes they will be with me. Are you ok? Has he hurt you?" Whispered the unknown man on the phone. 
 "Your welcome, ok, good. And no I'm not, when he grabbed me he knocked me, he has hit me and I'm so scared because I don't know what he will do next. Please hurry and save me please." I whisper.
 "Ok we are on our way please calm down everything is ok, beautiful. I'm coming to get you." Whispered the unknown man on the phone. 
 "Thank you so much. Ok I will try to calm down. Good." I whispered. 
 The unknown man is outside with the cops trying to think of a way to save me. Now that he knows that I am in the library and a way to get into the library. So they can go and save me. 
 The cops made a plan on how they are going to save me.