More death threats. I get them every so often, but I don’t take them too seriously. Mostly I get them from corrupt law enforcement employees who think I am going to expose their corruption. I don’t do that. That’s not my job. I would rather expose the valor dedication and accomplishments of honest cops and compassionate detectives. Today, most of the death threats I get are not aimed at me, but at the guests on my radio show, True Crime Uncensored on Outlaw Radio.
About every few months, one or more of my guests is warned not to show up, not to speak, not to talk with me OR ELSE. Or else what? There were at least two real attempts on one guest prior to his interview, and I have received snarled warnings that a certain “crime bitch” should keep her mouth shut — this coming of course from a man who was allegedly on the grassy knoll with a weapon the day JFK was killed.
Once again the threats are happening to a potential guest known for his life of crime, a stand up guy who considers himself a career criminal, not a gangster. I guess old associates are afraid that he will name names or spill beans best left in the can.
It has been several years since I’ve actually seen a bullit with my name on it — that was courtesy of Gary Friedman, and how the ATF found out about it I never knew. I was also threatened by a dirty drug cop with getting shot or busted if I didn’t drop an investigation….I never would have known he had something to hide if he hadn’t tried to hide it.
To live outside the law you must be honest, said Bob Dylan. I think that’s true. Dishonesty is now so rampant that being a criminal isn’t the career choice it used to be, The honor among theives is an illusion, and finding someone who doesn’t wear snow shoes when stepping on product is more rare than a pre -1945 Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey reunion concert.
I don’t know if other true crime authors get threats, or if it is just my winning personality. It may be more safe to write fiction, and I love doing so, but when it comes to true crime, you never have to worry about how the story ends….conviction, execution or complete exhoneration,,, and because it is true, you don’t get too many objections to the belevability of the plot.