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Ep. 8

SHERRY SHRINER Part 8: The Day of Reckoning

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This episode contains disturbing content including mention of suidcide and murder. Listen discretion advised. The National Suicide Prevention Hotline is open 24/7 at 800-273-8255

At Least Conspiracy Theorists Love Taylor Swift’s New Single
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At Least Conspiracy Theorists Love Taylor Swift’s New Single

By Ashley Feinberg, Wired

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Echo chamber (media)

In discussions of news media, an echo chamber refers to situations in which beliefs are amplified or reinforced by communication and repetition inside a closed system and insulated from rebuttal. By participating in an echo …

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Crime reconstruction or crime scene reconstruction is the forensic science discipline in which one gains “explicit knowledge of the series of events that surround the commission of a crime using deductive and inductive reasoning, physical …

Accidental gun death statistics
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Accidental gun death statistics

In 2018, accidental gun deaths accounted for 1% (458) of total gun-related deaths (39,740) in the United States.

Miranda and Involuntary Confessions
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Miranda and Involuntary Confessions

Under the Fifth Amendment, suspects cannot be forced to incriminate themselves. And the Fourteenth Amendment prohibits coercive questioning by police officers. So, confessions to crimes that are coerced, or involuntary, aren’t admissible against defendants in criminal cases, even though they may be true.

By Ave Mince-Didier,

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Mitragyna speciosa

Mitragyna speciosa (commonly known as kratom) is a tropical evergreen tree in the coffee family native to Southeast Asia. It is indigenous to Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Papua New Guinea, where it has …

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Voluntary manslaughter usually involves a killing in the heat of the moment. For instance, if Adam impulsively grabs a fire iron and fatally clobbers Bill during a sudden quarrel, the offense would likely be voluntary manslaughter. The idea is that if Adam is driven by the “heat of passion,” it lessens the moral blame, so he shouldn’t be charged with murder, even in the second degree.

In contrast, involuntary manslaughter concerns accidental deaths, such as traffic fatalities caused by impaired drivers. Also, it’s generally considered murder, not manslaughter, to kill someone unintentionally while committing a robbery, kidnapping, or other “inherently dangerous” felony.

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In the United States, the law for murder varies by jurisdiction. In most US jurisdictions there is a hierarchy of acts, known collectively as homicide, of which first-degree murder and felony murder are the most …

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Produced by: Hannah Smith and Kate Mays
Editing, Sound Design, Mixing, Mastering: Matt Soule
Executive Producer, Music Editor, Supervisor: Colin Thomson
Story Development Assistant: Jennifer Cron
Podcast art: Coat of Arms
Written by: Hannah Smith
Original Script: Tony Russo

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