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I realized recently that all the strong female characters on my favorite crime shows and police procedurals tend to have major PROBLEMS.
I've been a horror-movie junkie since I was a kid. As an adult, I graduated to trashy true-crime books and TV (plus an inexhaustible passion for "Law & Order: SVU"). It's slightly embarrassing, but I'm not alone in this -- am I? Let's discuss.
Natascha Kampusch, Elizabeth Smart and Jaycee Lee Dugard all went through accusations and questions about why they didn't try to escape. But no one who has never been in that situation can possibly understand what it's like -- to genuinely feel like you will be killed if you leave a room.
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Months after Lorri and Damien began corresponding, they fell in love. They were married in 1999 while Damien was still in prison.
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We'd all groused about the smell emanating from Jane's cubicle for a couple of days. The heat made the spoiled smell worse and it hung in the air, fighting its way into all of our noses.

Oct 11, 2012 at 3:00pm | 259 comments

The man the French police found wandering the streets of Paris, covered in blood, couldn’t possibly be the same guy I danced with on my 25th birthday, or kissed on New Year’s Eve.
No one ever made a movie about my grandmother's story. No new laws were signed into effect in South Texas in the 1970s when my grandmother was raped, tortured and murdered.