John Dillinger: The Rise and Fall of America’s Public Enemy Number One
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by Robert Riggs
6d ago
John Dillinger & The Lady In Red Confronted Leaving The Biograph Theater in Chicago July 22, 1934. Artists Rendition John Dillinger was the most famous outlaw of the 1930s—a charming yet elusive bank robber who captured the public’s imagination and fueled an entire genre of crime melodramas during the darkest days of the Great Depression. His daring escapades, including multiple jailbreaks and bank heists, captivated the nation and earned him the moniker of “Public Enemy Number One” from FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. Join me as I delve into the life and legacy of John Dillinger, the man be ..read more
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The Postman Cometh: A Deadly Delivery That Went Tick, Tick, Tick In Small-Town Texas
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by Robert Riggs
1w ago
The arrival of a mysterious box at a government office in a small Texas town shattered its quiet morning routine.  Suddenly, the peaceful atmosphere turned to chaos as panicked men and women ran screaming from the building into the street.  They were the targets of a sinister plot designed to kill them all with a powerful pipe bomb in a case of domestic violence. FOLLOW the True Crime Reporter® Podcast  SIGN UP FOR my True Crime Newsletter THANK YOU FOR THE FIVE-STAR REVIEWS ON APPLE Please leave one – it really helps. TELL ME about a STORY OR SUBJECT  that you want to hea ..read more
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True Crime Meets Fiction: Exploring Serial Killer Psychology with David Bethel
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by Robert Riggs
3w ago
Investigative Reporter Robert Riggs dives into the mind of a serial killer with author John David Bethel as we explore his latest novel “Mapping The Night.” Bethel’s books stand out for their profound basis in real-life cases.  His fiction and nonfiction offer a unique lens through which to explore the darkest corners of the human mind. FOLLOW the True Crime Reporter® Podcast  SIGN UP FOR my True Crime Newsletter THANK YOU FOR THE FIVE-STAR REVIEWS ON APPLE Please leave one – it really helps. TELL ME about a STORY OR SUBJECT  that you want to hear more about ..read more
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A Case Of Pure Evil Haunts Dallas FBI Agent
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by Robert Riggs
1M ago
Genaro “Geno” Ruiz Camacho’s drug empire thrived on violence.  In the late 1980s in Dallas, he ruled with an iron fist and displayed an almost unimaginable cruelty towards those who crossed his path. This story is about violence, revenge, and an unrelenting pursuit of justice led by FBI Special Agent Tase Bailey.  I uncover how Camacho’s brutality shaped one of the most notorious federal investigations in Texas history and how it haunted the investigators for years to come. FOLLOW the True Crime Reporter® Podcast  SIGN UP FOR my True Crime Newsletter THANK YOU FOR THE FIVE-STAR ..read more
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Better Be On Your Best Behavior When Police Wear Body Cameras
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by Robert Riggs
1M ago
If Minneapolis police officers had been wearing body cameras, would it have prevented the excessive force that led to the murder of 46-year-old George Floyd? Dr. Jennifer Matthews says Body-Worn Cameras are reshaping Police-Citizen Interactions, and she believes that it could have made a life-saving difference. Matthews has implemented, managed, and trained more than 3,000 Chicago area law enforcement officers in Body-Worn Camera programs. Matthews shares insights from her PhD dissertation for Walden University on Body-Worn Camera Use and Citizen Behavior During Police- Citizen Encounters. FO ..read more
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Beneath the Charm: Unveiling The Black Widow Part 3
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by Robert Riggs
1M ago
Sandra Bridewell has fallen from grace in Dallas Society.  Shunned by neighbors and most friends in the posh Highland Park community that is home to oil and real estate barons. In Parts 1 & 2 Beneath the Charm: Unveiling The Black Widow we reveal Bridewell’s connection to three mysterious shooting deaths and the stories about them label Sandra, The Black Widow. She flees to the West Coast to escape her scandalous reputation. True Crime author John Leake unveils in his book The Meaning of Malice: On The Trail Of The Black Widow of Highland Park how Sandra Bridewell tries to reinvent h ..read more
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Beneath the Charm: Unveiling The Texas Black Widow Part 2
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by Robert Riggs
2M ago
Dallas Socialite Sandra Bridewell cultivated an image of elegance and vulnerability. In part one of our series, Beneath the Charm: Unveiling The Black Widow, Sandra Bridewell’s first husband’s life tragically ends with his alleged suicide. Was the promising young dentist driven to shoot himself in a fit of depression over the crushing burden of mounting debt from Sandra’s lavish lifestyle? Or was there a sinister motive for murder? True crime author, John Leake continues the story from his book The Meaning Of Malice: On The Trail Of The Black Widow Of Highland Park. Within a year of her ..read more
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Beneath the Charm: Unveiling The Texas Black Widow Part 1
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by Robert Riggs
2M ago
Amidst the sprawling cityscape of Dallas, where power and prosperity intersect with secrets and lies, Sandra Bridewell’s story unravels. Bridewell was a beautiful, alluring socialite in the affluent enclave of Highland Park when Dallas was the world’s most popular TV show and the Dallas Cowboys were America’s team.  It is a tale woven with deception, sex, and the dark underbelly of high society in a close-knit community known as the Beverly Hills of the Southwest – Highland Park. Known infamously as “The Black Widow,” Sandra’s life story reads like a script from a classic thriller, her c ..read more
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Inside The Digital Slaughter House Of Pig Butchering Scams
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by Robert Riggs
3M ago
A new breed of con artists herd unwitting victims into a digital slaughterhouse. Master manipulators use a scam called “Pig Butchering.” They fatten up their prey with affection and the promise of riches, like feeding a hog on the way to the slaughterhouse. Pig Butchers use psychological manipulation to bleed victim’s savings.  If you believe similar schemes have victimized your family, friends, or business, report them to your local FBI Field Office, the Federal Trade Commission, and the FBI’s Internet Crimes Complaint Center. FOLLOW the True Crime Reporter® Podcast  SIGN UP FOR my ..read more
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The Secret Service Files: Cracking New York’s Counterfeit Underworld
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by Robert Riggs
3M ago
In the shadowy underworld of early 20th-century New York City, a nefarious counterfeiting operation run by cunning Sicilian criminals thrived—until William Flynn and the U.S. Secret Service set their sights on bringing the ring to justice. At the heart of the story is the classic clash between good and evil, law and lawlessness. But in William Flynn, we have the archetypal determined detective hero – relentless, clever, and utterly committed to justice. This is a follow-up to our last episode about Flynn, known as the Bulldog Detective. I have curated the work of some of the best true crime w ..read more
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