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Aamer and Erin bring you weekly true crime with a political twist. Assassinations, terrorism, war crimes, and revolutions—nothing is off-limits! New episodes drop Tuesdays with bonus content available on our Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/dascriminal

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Aamer and Erin bring you weekly true crime with a political twist. Assassinations, terrorism, war crimes, and revolutions—nothing is off-limits! New episodes drop Tuesdays with bonus content available on our Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/dascriminal

    Shrooms & Section 33.1: The Thomas Chan Case

    Shrooms & Section 33.1: The Thomas Chan Case

    In the early hours of December 28, 2015, Lynn Witteveen was woken up in her Haggis Drive, Peterborough home by a commotion in the kitchen. She made her way to the source of the noise just in time to see her partner, Dr. Andrew Chan, plead with his son Thomas as Thomas stabbed him to death.
    Thomas then turned his attention to Lynn. He stabs her multiple times, but she manages to flee to the bedroom and call 911. The operator hears Lynn plead with her partner’s son, “I love you, I love you.” Inaudible screaming follows, and then “Ah. I’m dead.” Lynn tells the dispatcher she has a knife in her head. In the background, Thomas is heard yelling. 
    Lynn Witteveen survived this horrific attack. Unfortunately, her partner and Thomas’s father, Andrew, did not. So, what happened?
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    • 48 min
    The 2018 YouTube Shooting

    The 2018 YouTube Shooting

    On April 3rd, 2018, around 12:45 pm Pacific Time, someone with a grudge against YouTube went to the platform’s physical headquarters at 901 Cherry Avenue in San Bruno, California, armed with a semi-automatic pistol. That person shot and wounded three people before turning the weapon around and killing themselves with a shot to the heart. When details emerged about the YouTube attacker, social media lit up. This person didn’t conform to so many of the stereotypes we hold about mass shooters. Nasim Najafi Aghdam was vegan, a member of the Baháʼí Faith, and — exceedingly rare for lone mass shooters — a woman.
    Why did Nasim decide to commit such an act of violence at the YouTube headquarters before ending her own life? Join us for a look into the 2018 YouTube headquarters shooting and the life of the woman behind the attack.
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    • 44 min
    The Attempted Assassination of George Wallace

    The Attempted Assassination of George Wallace

    At his inaugural address in 1963, Alabama Governor George Wallace infamously declared, “Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.” An avowed racist, he opposed the Civil Rights Movement and its mission to end legalized racial discrimination in the United States. To label him a “controversial” figure would be an injustice to the people he hated and devoted his political career to oppressing.
    On Monday, May 15th, 1972, at approximately four in the afternoon, Arthur Herman Bremer fired at George Wallace at point-blank range. Though seriously injured, Wallace survived the attack.
    But why did Bremer fire on the governor? Was this a political statement? Or, was it something else entirely?
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    • 33 min
    Jennifer Pan

    Jennifer Pan

    On November 8th, 2010, three intruders entered the Pan family household in Markham, Ontario near Toronto. After stealing the cash in the home, they tied up the family's 24-year-old daughter, Jennifer, and shot her parents. Her mother, Bich, died instantly, but her father, Han, miraculously survived.
    When York Regional arrived at the scene, they quickly realized that not everything was as it seemed. They turned their attention toward one of the central characters in the event: Jennifer Pan herself.
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    • 50 min
    China's McDonald's Cult Murder: The Death of Wu Shuoyan

    China's McDonald's Cult Murder: The Death of Wu Shuoyan

    On May 28th, 2014, a group of five adults and one child attempted to proselytize people in a McDonald's in Zhaoyuan, China. When a woman name Wu Shuoyan refused to give them her contact information, they beat her to death inside the restaurant.
    Join us for a deep dive into cults and new religious movements in China, Mao's stance on religion, the so-called Eastern Lightning sect and its female Jesus, and a family whose collective delusion eventually drove it to murder.
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Slaughterhouse-Five: The Bombing of Dresden

    Slaughterhouse-Five: The Bombing of Dresden

    Between February 13 and February 15, 1945, RAF and USAAF bombers flew over the German city of Dresden, dropping hundreds of tons of incendiary and high explosive bombs over the densely populated city. Incendiary bombs caused a widespread fire that ravaged the city. All in all, the attack resulted in around 25,000 Germans killed and many more injured. 
    In the weeks and years that followed, the attack on Dresden would occupy a central role in the debates over Allied war crimes and whether such an operation was militarily necessary at that point in World War II. Dresden had served as a haven for refugees coming in from elsewhere in Germany, and so its destruction seemed doubly horrible. Worse, Dresden has become a rallying cry among elements of the far-right, who use it as a symbol of Allied brutality and thus the need for vengeance. Even now, 75 years later, the debate rages on over Dresden.
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    • 34 min

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