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True Crime Books List

I’ve seen quite a lot of posts recently asking for tips about true crime books, so I decided to do a list with some of the books I’ve read lately. I didnt like all of these books, but most of them. I added a few books about 9/11 too, bc i found them interesting. So, in no particular order:

If I did it: confessions of the killer by O.J Simpson
How I helped O.J get away with murder by Mike Gilbert
A death in Belmont by Sebastian Junger (Boston strangler)
Restless Souls by Alisa Statman (Manson family)
The Bundy Murders by Kevin M. Sullivan
Chasing the devil by David Reichert (Green River Killer)
Fatal Vision by Joe McGinniss (Jeffrey MacDonald)
Ghettoside by Jill Leovy
The stranger beside me by Ann Rule (Ted Bundy)
The zebra murders by Prentice Earl Sanders
The serial killer files by Harold Schechter
Boston Strong by Casey Sherman (Boston Bombings)
The Devil’s Defender: My Odyssey Through American Criminal Justice from Ted Bundy to the Kandahar Massacre by John Henry Browne
No easy answers by Brooks Brown (Columbine)
The Spiral Notebook: The Aurora Theater Shooter and the Epidemic of Mass Violence Committed by American Youth by Stephen Singular 
A mothers reckoning by Sue Klebold (Columbine)
The general by Ahmed Errachidi (Guantanamo)
Oklahoma City by Andrew Gumbel
102 minutes by Jim Dwyer, Kevin Flynn
Parkland by Vincent Bugliosi (JFK)
Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi (Charles Manson)
One of us by Åsne Seierstad (Breivik)

These are basically fiction, but I think most of them are worth reading:

Dear Charlie by N.D Gomes  (School shooting, just read it, its awesome.)
Give a boy a gun by Todd Strasser
Nineteen minutes by Jodi Picoult (School shooting, and its so fkn good)
House rules by Jodi Picoult
Finding jake by Bryan Reardon  (School shooting, also fkn awesome)

On This Day in History

April 19th, 1995

Timothy McVeigh executed what is now known as the Oklahoma City Bombings. He bombed the Alfred P. Murrah Building. There were 168 confirmed deaths.


April 19th, 1999

Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold went to Outback Steakhouse for dinner. The following day they would shoot up their high school, killing 13 others and injuring 24. They would later kill themselves.

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today, April 19th 2017, has been 22 years since the bombing of Oklahoma City. Timothy McVeigh was convicted of the 1995 bombing and was later executed. the bombing destroyed one-third of the building, killed 168 people, and injured more than 680 others. The blast destroyed or damaged 324 other buildings within a 16-block radius, shattered glass in 258 nearby buildings, and destroyed or burned 86 cars, causing an estimated $652 million worth of damage. (source: wikipedia)

today, in the anniversary of the catastrophe, survivors and the family of the victims will be united in the Murrah Federal Building to remember the tragedy.

The devastation left of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Bulding after the Oklahoma City Bombings, orchestrated by Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols. The motivation behind the attacks was retribution for the Waco siege, where 78 members of the Branch Davidians died. In the bombing over 680 people were injured, 168 were killed. Of those, 19 were infants and children.

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Newspapers and their articles about some of the biggest tragedies and events on history that happened in the same month: April. 

Many mass shootings and massacres had took place in this month, between other several events like Hitler’s birthday/death, bombings, genocides and Lincon and Martin Luther King’s murder. “April has historically been a whole month of assassination, mass murder and mayhem.” and why this specific month?, this could be the explanation: “Some experts say that April is a time of change that can trigger a disturbed mind to act out. The sudden increase in light this time of year can drive people with certain mental illnesses to manic behavior, some said", “Spring, like medication, can bring them out of the winter’s depression". If is true that the change of season or month can depress more the people and provoke or get worse a mental illness, specially if these incidents are in some way related or influenced by each other (most of the school shootings of this month, are influenced by  the Columbine high school massacre and the Columbine shooters mentioned in their diaries such events like the Oklahoma City bombing that took place in April too. Something thatcan  be another fact of why all these events happend in this month). There is still not enough proofs that can substantiate this. But whatever happen in April and whatever this month can cause in people’s brain, in April,  almost every year, happen something…

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I’ve seen these recreations of last meals before in the tcc but I never knew they were by New Zealander Henry Hargreaves. I’m from NZ, so I thought that was super cool! My mum showed me this magazine spread because she thought I’d be interested, so I’m showing you all because I though you would find it interesting too! :-)

Cursed Week Of April

With the cursed week of April getting into full swing here’s some things to remember
1- copy cats are sure to be out, if anything looks shady or makes you uneasy remember to report it and seek help if you feel the need to do something dangerous to yourself and others
2- to any of you that believe in spirits/ghosts/demons also be careful. Usually spirit talk never gets to bad but try and stay safe and keep your own well being in mind no matter how fun it may be
3- there are actual victims, celebrate as you please but remember people all over were touched by this. Stay respectful.
4- it’s still the cursed week of April and we’re in the TCC enjoy yourself! Just stay out of danger and make sure you’re doing the right thing lovelies!

Get Over It
Timothy McVeigh
Get Over It

A message from Timothy McVeigh to his victims. This recording is from the interviews Lou Michel conducted with him in prison to write American Terrorist.

I had no hesitation to look right at them and listen to their story, but I‘d like to say to them, I‘ve heard your story many times before. The specific details may be unique, but the truth is, you‘re not the first mother to lose a kid. You‘re not the first grandparent to lose a granddaughter or a grandson. I‘ll use the phrase, and it sounds cold, but I‘m sorry, I‘m going to use it, because it‘s the truth—get over it.

Of course you must realize, then, that I’m not living in Arizona.You know how hard it is to get into that deep of a lie with Dad? It’s painful, especially how you have to look so confident when telling stories (lies). Why am I running? I am trying to keep my path “cool,” so in case someone is looking to “shut up someone who knows too much” I will not be easy to find. I have also been working and establishing a network of friends so that if someone does start looking for me, I will know ahead of time and be warned. If that tip ever comes (I have “ears” all over the country), that’s when I disappear, or go completely underground. Believe me, if that necessity ever comes to pass, it will be very difficult for anyone to find me.

One of Timothy McVeigh’s letters to his younger sister, Jennifer.

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Tim McVeigh leaving the Noble County Courthouse in Perry, Oklahoma to be taken to Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City on April 21, 1995. He had been arrested on gun charges outside of Perry after he had been pulled over for driving without a license plate on April 19, 1995 by Trooper Charlie Hanger and was held for two days in a cell on the forth floor of the courthouse.