Crime Scene

Crime is a sad and often tragic reality of our society.  This collection invites narratives on unsolved cases, on the impact of crime on communities and individual lives and on creative approaches to making our society safer.


Mixing Guns and a Viral Video

How an arrest became the perfect storm of gun rights 


First published in two parts: here and here


Hunting the Knox

Little has been done while we were all focused on her


She is stunning, she is icy, she is too confident. She’s devil. Actually she is not. She is pure, she is genuine, she has been manipulated. As she admitted herself, she didn’t know us Italians could be so judgemental. She’s a winged angel.


Baltimore City, You’re Breaking My Heart.

This is why people leave.


This post received over 355k views in five days, and thousands of shares via

How to build an audience using Medium.

Scribbled by: @stvmcg


Content is king when you are marketing anything from a startup to a worm farm. (Dumb and Dumber


The Silent Treatment

Imagine serving decades in prison for a crime your sibling framed you for. Now imagine doing it while profoundly deaf. 


Lost & Found 

A story of stolen memories


The moment when you realize you’ve been robbed? It’s exactly how they show it in the movies. You stand in one place, looking…


The Graduation Myth: A Closer Look at Animal Cruelty and Human Violence


Animal cruelty is an unfathomable act to many, lurking in the shadows of depravity and unfairly weighted by a


How to Say “F*ck You” in Court: A PR Lesson


He stood a few feet away, head bowed. The judge asked me to step forward and I took my place at the podium. I looked at him for a moment as he…


Closure in Search for Missing San Francisco Boy?


"Closure" is almost a cliché in missing persons and homicide cases. When a body is found, or a murderer convicted, we inevitably say, “Well, at least the family has closure now,” as we grope for a comforting thought in an overwhelmingly bleak circumstance. It’s an overused word, but it often resonates in death cases. It was the first word…


The Search for a Missing Anchorwoman


It was still dark when Jodi Huisentruit hurried to her car in the parking lot of her apartment building on a morning in late June 1995. She was running…

Crime Scene
Crime Scene

Crime is a sad and often tragic reality of our society.  This collection invites narratives on unsolved cases, on the impact of crime on communities and individual lives and on creative approaches to making our society safer.

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