True crime: In the pods, on the Web, and in the stream

Maybe it’s lockdown syndrome, but I know a lot of people right now whose top pick for entertainment viewing is true crime. If you enjoy this genre, here are some picks I find entertaining and informative, starting with a site that recounted a terrible crime I knew about but didn’t know the full story on. When it comes to true crime, you’ll never run out of podcasts, Websites, or streams. Continue reading “True crime: In the pods, on the Web, and in the stream”

Gangster cop case suggests ‘Killer Joe’ film not far from reality

Every profession has its bad actors, and law enforcement is no exception. The US Department of Justice recently announced the conviction and sentencing of a former DeKalb County (GA) policeman “ for racketeering conspiracy involving murder.” Vancito Gumbs, 28, of Stone Mountain worked as a law enforcement officer, and by his own admission, as a hitman for the Gangster Disciples. The film ‘Killer Joe’ seemed a bit preposterous to me until I read the DOJ news release. Continue reading “Gangster cop case suggests ‘Killer Joe’ film not far from reality”