South Sound Connection (SSC) LIVE - Episode 009
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Tuesday, January 19, 2021 9am PST - LIVE www.youtube.com/thedyojo
Jack (John) Cameron - Tacoma Stories (Tacoma, WA)
Jack has spent years chronicling the homicides that occur in Tacoma. He also write about local businesses and books that take place in and around Tacoma. "Corruption and crime have been a part of Tacoma since its inception. There have been times when these dark elements seem to have consumed the city, but each time, Tacoma manages to come out of it and revitalize itself."
Jack was interviewed by Tacoma Daily Index and had this to say about his work, "I'm interested in what makes people desperate and what causes these violent actions," says Tacoma resident Jack Cameron who writes about homicide victims online. "More importantly, and specifically when it comes to these homicide victims, these are people who didn't want to go. It's different than a suicide. It's different than somebody dying of old age or something. Somebody else took these people out, and they didn't want to go. I think their story deserves to be told as to who they were and what happened."
Unfortunately the trend for local homicides is going up, Jack shares that in 2020 there were 30-32 (he is having trouble verifying those additional two), which is more than 2016 and 2017 combined. Many of the families that he writes about have set up GoFundMe accounts to help with burial fees, he keeps these as up to date as possible on his Tacoma Stories Facebook page.
On the lighter side we discuss his book, Ruin Your Life, "A self help book for hooligans."
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