Stories in Criminal that you’ll love, handpicked by our team.
Emmett Till & Trayvon Martin
Two young teenage African American boys from different states and different time eras. Fifteen-year-old Emmett Till was staying with his relatives in Mississippi until two white men abducted him in the middle of the night, tortured and lynched at the Tallahatchie River and Seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin was staying at his father's place in Sanford, Florida. At night, he was going to the store when he was about to return home after until he followed by a neighborhood watchman. These two teenaged boys murders sparked a lot of attention in the black communities and sparked movements. From Civil Rights Movement to Black Lives Matter Movement. These are the stories of Emmett Till and Trayvon Martin.
Who Was the Real Norman Bates?
The actor, Anthony Perkins, perfectly embodied the creepy motel owner in Alfred Hitchcock’s movie, Psycho. The polite and handsome, yet sinister character struck a chord among the public. A franchise was born with six films and a five-season TV series that aired on A&E.
11 New Must-See True Crime Shows & Documentaries for 2022
Looking for a new true crime documentary or TV show to watch? We love our true crime shows with the same passion as men who scream at the television during football games but grow bored watching Snapped, The First 48, and Evil Lives Here over and over again. Luckily, true crime shows are pretty popular right now and new picks give you something exciting to watch that you haven't seen before. Check out this list of true crime documentaries and TV shows to watch in 2022.
How Pablo Escobar Spent His Billions
Most of us have dreamed about what we’d do if we had a lot of money. Buy a fancy car. Buy a mansion with an enormous swimming pool. Send our parents on a trip to Paris.
As Crazy as a Movie Scene, Heather Tallchief and Robert Solis Pulled off One of the Biggest Las Vegas Heists Ever
The story begins on a fall morning in 1993 when a Las Vegas armored van pulled up in front of the Circus Circus Casino. It was 8 AM, and the truck was full of cash for the day to fill the casino ATMs across the Vegas strip.
"Telling a Lie" - Does it Work as the Main Plot Device of a Story?
I love reading and I want to love everything that I read. But, alas, I do not end up enjoying every story. There are some that I admire immensely and there are others that fail to impress me. In this blog, I would like to talk about two stories, viz., "Anything You Do Say" and "The Lying Game", that just could not hold my attention because of their main plot device - "characters lying to one another".
The Lonely Hearts Killers Preyed on Women Looking For Love
Imagine a widow with a young child thinking she had found love again, only to discover she’d been the victim of a con for her money. And the people she thought were her lover and his sister were not brother and sister at all.
The Unsolved Case of Kayla May Berg
Article first published on Medium LOST AND FOUND, and LOST AGAIN On August 10th, 2009, two worried mothers made the decision to go to the police department for help. Their two daughters, Kayla and Natasha, failed to return home from the previous evening’s event. Each mother was told the night before that their daughter was staying at the other girl’s home for the night—not true, and not an uncommon teenage shenanigan. This time, what they sold as an innocent sleepover was actually a pretext to get away from their respective houses for the night to attend an outdoor bonfire party.
How A Fake Heiress Scammed New York's Elite Out Of $275,000
Picture the scene, a young woman exits a black chauffeur-driven Bentley. She’s dressed head-to-toe in couture, her hair is professionally blow-dried and you observe her walking purposefully towards the entrance of an upscale boutique hotel.
The Tinder Swindler
The Tinder Swindler starts out as any other modern romantic fairytale would. A beautiful Cecilie Fjellhoy, a Norwegian student in London, finds who she believes to be the love of her life on the popular dating up Tinder. All it takes is a swipe in the right direction and voila, she’s face-to-face with her Prince Charming, who industriously sweeps her off her feet and makes her feel like the only girl in the world, right up until he smashes her entire world into pieces, heart, mind and bank account inclusive. And to think she was just one of the very few of his victims…
Three Criminally Persistent Myths About the Mafia Debunked
It’s almost Valentine’s Day, which makes it the perfect time to debunk some persistent myths about a group closely related to the holiday: the Mafia. Seriously, try saying “St. Valentine’s Day” without at least thinking “Massacre” immediately after. There are innumerable myths about the Mafia that have been around for nearly a century, some because of films like The Godfather and some invented by the mobsters themselves, but today I’m taking a closer look at three of the biggest myths.
The Inspiring Story of the Convicted Man Who Became an Actor
Danny Trejo is famous for his characters in Con Air and Heat. What is less well known is that Trejo was a convicted drug dealer before his acting career and served over ten years, nearly dying in San Quentin prison. His life would have been different if Robert Rodriguez, determined to hire a Hispanic actor, hadn’t taken one look at him and cast him in From Dusk to Dawn and Desperado.