Society & Culture

E130: Baljit Singh Buttar

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This week Beth and Wendy discuss Baljit Singh Buttar, who went by the nickname Bal. He was a member of an Indo-Canadian gang in the Vancouver area of British Columbia, and it’s unknown how many people he killed, but more than one!

We dive into the setting (09:29), the killers early life (25:32) and the timeline (28:23).  Then, we get into “Where are they now?” (49:05) followed by our takeaways and what we think made the perp snap (51:02).

As usual we close out the show with some tips on how not to get murdered (57:07) and our shout outs (59:22).

Thanks for listening! This is a weekly podcast and new episodes drop every Thursday, so until next time… look alive guys, it’s crazy out there!



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A Warrior’s Religion

How Not to Get Murdered

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