If you're a true crime junkie, this is the group for you! We'll be reading a new book each month and meeting up in new spots around town to discuss, share experiences, and drink! Books will always be true crime focused, and we may throw some podcasts in, too! So, if you're interested but your family is sick of talking about murder, join up!
This month we will be reading Dave Cullen's Columbine. This book details the horrific events of 4/20/1999 and the aftermath, delving into the many theories/conspiracies and why they exist.
From the book's description: "So begins a new epilogue, illustrating how Columbine became the template for nearly two decades of "spectacle murders." It is a false script, seized upon by a generation of new killers. In the wake of Newtown, Aurora, and Virginia Tech, the imperative to understand the crime that sparked this plague grows more urgent every year.
What really happened April 20, 1999? The horror left an indelible stamp on the American psyche, but most of what we "know" is wrong. It wasn't about jocks, Goths, or the Trench Coat Mafia. Dave Cullen was one of the first reporters on scene, and spent ten years on this book-widely recognized as the definitive account. With a keen investigative eye and psychological acumen, he draws on mountains of evidence, insight from the world's leading forensic psychologists, and the killers' own words and drawings-several reproduced in a new appendix. Cullen paints raw portraits of two polar opposite killers.."
This book is available on BookShop.org
This book is also available on Amazon and at the Baltimore Public Library.
If you are buying this book, please consider buying through BookShop as this supports local book shops instead of Amazon.
If you want to do a little more research, check out these podcasts:
Last Podcast on the Left: https://bit.ly/2FjkaU8
True Crime Garage: https://bit.ly/32aW5aQ
There are also many documentaries available on various streaming services including Youtube and Hulu.
We are headed back out to Leakin Park as a timeline for a bar meetup is currently unknown.
It is advisable to bring your own chair, snacks, and beverages! Per MD's updated laws, masks are now required!
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