Episode 25 – White Privilege

 

This episode is a tough one.  White Privilege has become more and more painfully present with every passing year and it needs to stop.  Tune in to our three cases of blood curdling situations.

This needs to stop now!

Traffic Stops.  Absolutely nothing to fear……….. 

When you get pulled over by the cops do you fear for your life?  If you said no then you are definitely privileged.  Unfortunately for Philando Castile things did not go well for him at this traffic stop.

Beer pairing for this story is Double Fist Punch Double IPA from Taylight Brewing.

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Wikipedia

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It’s not what you know, it’s which friend you promote

Instead of a synopsis I’m going to give you the gist of the judicial decisions made by the person I am reporting on: anti-gun control, anti-rights for refugees, anti-rights for any sort of prisoner, anti- women’s rights, anti-environment, pro-nepotism, sexist… you get the idea. I can see why Trump likes him so much.  The Story of Brett Kavanaugh.

Beer paring for this story is White and Lazy IPA from Foamers Folly Brewing.

Sources
Wikipedia 

Brock Turner is a Rapist full stop. 

Brock Turner raped a women behind a dumpster and laughed about it.  He is such a terrible human being.

Beer pairing for this story is Guilty Remnant White Chocolate Stout by Blood Brothers Brewing.

Sources
Wikipedia
NY Times
CNN

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Episode 24 – Prison Breaks

 

Prison Breaks are very popular in the movies and TV but they are just as insetting when it comes to real life.  This episode we are covering a bunch of cases of what we think are compelling prison breaks.  This episode we collaborate with a friend of the show beer podcast What The Hops from Buffalo New York.

Frank Freshwaters

This is the real life Shawshank Redemption case with a little bit of Florida Man thrown in.

Beer pairing for this story is Florida Cracker by Cigar City Brewing

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Wikipedia
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WKYC

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Attica Correctional Facility

In 1971 a prison riot broke out and would go on for 4 days.

Sources
AG.NV.Gov
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Democrat and Chronicale
News.wbfo.org
The Guardian
New Yorker
Attica (1974) director Cinda Firestone
Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy by Heather Ann Thompson (2016)

Alcatraz Prison Break

In 1962 a few inmates made a break from it in the inescapable prison.

Beer pairing for this story is Mischief from The Bruery.

Sources
Wikipeida
History
NY Post

The First Canadian Helicopter Prison Break

Kent Institution is the only Maximum Security  Federal Prison in British Columbia and the Yukon Territory and it turns out that it was a bit to easy to break out of back in 1990.

Beer pairing for this story is As If from Twin Sails Brewing

 

Sources
UPI
Vancouver Sun
National Post
O Canada
CSC.SCC.GC.CA
Wikipedia
Wikipedia

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Episode 23 – Vancouver Police Museum Cases

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This episode all three of us sat down to discuss cases that are covered at the Vancouver Police Museum.

Beast of British Columbia

On the first case we cover Clifford Olson one of the worst Serial Killers in Canadian history.

Beer pairing for this story is Drawn to Light Abbey Ale from Driftwood Brewery.

Sources
VPD Police Museum
Murderpedia
The Globe and Mail
The Record

The Milkshake Murders

My Milkshakes Bring my wife to the yard… the graveyard that is

This is a story about a shitty husband, a loving wife and the medical community that nearly failed her.  Rene Castellani used his wife’s favourite treat to murder her.

Beer Pairing for this story is the Triple Beery Milkshake IPA from Russell Brewing.

Sources
Evelazarus
NY Daily News

Babes in the Woods

This is the unsolved murder of two children found in Stanley Park in the 1950’s.

Beer Pairing for this story is the Windstorm West Coast Pale Ale from Stanley Park Brewing.

Sources
Vancouver Police Museum
Global News
The Globe and Mail
Evelazarus
REddit
Unsolved Canada
The Province
Doe Network
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Episode 22 – Camping Crimes

 

This episode we cover Camping Crimes or whatever Nina decided to pair with it lol.

Robert Christian HANSEN

He abducted women and flew them to Alaska.

Beer pairing for this story is the Lancaster Bomber ESB brewed by Marston’s in the UK.

Sources
Wikipedia
Allthatsinteresting
criminalminds
murderpedia

Wells Gray Provincial Park Murders

When a horrible human heads into  Provincial Park and destroys a family.

Beer pairing for this story is the Naramata Nut Brown Ale from Cannery Brewing.

Sources
Wikipedia
CBC
Calgaryherald
Strangeoutdoors
Vancouversun
Kelownanow
Youtube
Dyingworlds
Murderpedia
wellsgray
Wikipedia

No S’more Family Camping Trips

A loving father is ripped from his family and 2 young girls witnessed something that no one ever should.

Beer pairing for this story is the Trail Hopped IPA from Stanley Park Brewing.

Sources
Globalnews
ABCnews
LAtimes
NBClosangeles

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Episode 21 – Wrongful Convictions

 

Sometimes the courts get things wrong and sometimes they get it absolutely horribly wrong.

The story of William (Bill) Mullins-Johnson

Spending 11 years in prison would be awful but even more awful if you were wrongfully convicted of a crime that did not even occur.

Beer pairing for this story is Beere Brewing Mental Floss Double Dry Hopped IPA.

Sources
Wikipedia
Innocensecanada
youtube

Bicycle, Bicycle, Bicycle! I wish I hadn’t ridden my bicycle bicycle, bicycle!

It’s not often that both parties involved in a true crime case are victims but that is what we are talking about today so it’s twice as sad. What a Debbie Downer I am. *Sad Trumpet Sound*.

Beer pairing for this story is Strathcona Beer Co Beach Radler.

Sources
Wikipedia
Youtube

Eastburn Family Massacre

When a family is killed the wrong man is taken into custody after he shows up at the police department as he looked like the police sketch.

Beer pairing for this story is Strange Resemblance Wild Saison from Strange Fellows Brewing.

Sources
ABC News
OWlcation
CNN
Newyorker

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Episode 20 – Kidnappings

 

On this episode we hit the topic Kidnappings.  We cover three stories and also do a quick review of The Girls Are Gone a novel.

The Not so Magic School Bus

This may seem like a horrible story about the largest kidnapping in US history but stick with me. It’s really about being a hero no matter what your age.

Beer pairing for this story is a beer cocktail called School bus

Sources
Wikipedia

Kidnapping of Adam Walsh

Most people know of John Walsh from his show America’s Most Wanted but not everyone knows where he got into helping fight against crime.  This is the story of his sons kidnapping and murder.

Beer pairing for this story is Arcade Glow from Boombox Brewing.

Sources
NY Times
Time
Crime Museum 
Wikipeida

Missing Child reunited with parent 31 years after disappearance 

I could not imagine a child being abducted but what about finding out he is still alive 31 years later?

Beer pairing for this story is The Unfamiliar Brown from Strange Fellows Brewing

Sources
Wikipedia
CBC
NBC News
BBC

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Episode 19 – Partners In Crime

 

Sometimes you joke about your friends being partners in crime and sometimes criminals have partners.  This episode we discuss the latter.

Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka

Paul Bernardo was a serial rapist and murder in Canada and Karla was his wife who helped find victims.  Here is the story of these two horrible humans.

Beer pairing for this story is Romantic Devastation from Superflux Beer Company 

Sources
Canadian Encyclopedia
CBC
Criminal Minds
Darker in the Light
Murderpedia

San Francisco Witch Killers

When a couple gets heavily into drugs and starts their own religion / cult things can go wrong.  This is one of those times.

Beer pairing is Golden State Ale from Uncommon Brewers. This was the Canadian variant brewed under contract at Craft Collective Brewing in Vancouver.

Sources
Wikipedia
the 13th Floor
Ranker
Find a Grave
Huffpost

Video
Youtube

Bonnie, Clyde and Pants that are too wide:

Could a fashion faux pas really bring about the beginning of the end for the infamous Barrow Gang?

Beer pairing for this beer is the Interstate Love Song Chocolate Oyster Stout from Steel & Oak Brewing and Gigantic Brewing.

Sources
Wikipedia
Thoughtco

Poem mentioned in episode
The Story of Bonnie and Clyde”.

You’ve read the story of Jesse James

Of how he lived and died;

If you’re still in need

Of something to read,

Here’s the story of Bonnie and Clyde.

Now Bonnie and Clyde are the Barrow gang,

I’m sure you all have read

How they rob and steal

And those who squeal

Are usually found dying or dead.

There’s lots of untruths to these write-ups;

They’re not so ruthless as that;

Their nature is raw;

They hate all the law

The stool pigeons, spotters, and rats.

They call them cold-blooded killers;

They say they are heartless and mean;

But I say this with pride,

That I once knew Clyde

When he was honest and upright and clean.

But the laws fooled around,

Kept taking him down

And locking him up in a cell,

Till he said to me,

“I’ll never be free,

So I’ll meet a few of them in hell.”

The road was so dimly lighted;

There were no highway signs to guide;

But they made up their minds

If all roads were blind,

They wouldn’t give up till they died.

The road gets dimmer and dimmer;

Sometimes you can hardly see;

But it’s fight, man to man,

And do all you can,

For they know they can never be free.

From heart-break some people have suffered;

From weariness some people have died;

But take it all in all,

Our troubles are small

Till we get like Bonnie and Clyde.

If a policeman is killed in Dallas,

And they have no clue or guide;

If they can’t find a fiend,

They just wipe their slate clean

And hand it on Bonnie and Clyde.

There’s two crimes committed in America

Not accredited to the Barrow mob;

They had no hand

In the kidnap demand,

Nor the Kansas City depot job.

A newsboy once said to his buddy;

“I wish old Clyde would get jumped;

In these awful hard times

We’d make a few dimes

If five or six cops would get bumped.”

The police haven’t got the report yet,

But Clyde called me up today;

He said, “Don’t start any fights

We aren’t working nights

We’re joining the NRA.”

From Irving to West Dallas viaduct

Is known as the Great Divide,

Where the women are kin,

And the men are men,

And they won’t “stool” on Bonnie and Clyde.

If they try to act like citizens

And rent them a nice little flat,

About the third night

They’re invited to fight

By a sub-gun’s rat-tat-tat.

They don’t think they’re too tough or desperate,

They know that the law always wins;

They’ve been shot at before,

But they do not ignore

That death is the wages of sin.

Some day they’ll go down together;

And they’ll bury them side by side;

To few it’ll be grief

To the law a relief

But it’s death for Bonnie and Clyde.

— Bonnie Parker

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