By Ben Blum
A stressful and layered true-crime tale approximately an all-American soldier boy became financial institution robber
Alex Blum was once a clean-cut all-American child with one unshakeable objective in lifestyles: to serve his kingdom within the army. He used to be approved into the elite Rangers regiment, yet at the first day of his go away ahead of deployment to Iraq, Alex received into his vehicle with fellow infantrymen and strangers, drove to a neighborhood financial institution in Tacoma, and dedicated armed robbery.
The Blum kinfolk used to be devastated and mystified. How may possibly he have performed this type of thing?
Alex’s lawyer offered a defence in response to the idea that trainee Rangers are indoctrinated on a degree reminiscent of the brainwashing in an severe non secular cult, and Alex insisted that he had believed the theft used to be simply one other workout within the famously daunting Ranger application. yet Luke Elliot Sommer, the charismatic soldier in the back of the theft, maintained that Alex knew precisely what he was once doing, and had, actually, deliberate all of it with him.
Who was once mendacity? What had occurred to Alex in the course of these gruelling months of teaching? How responsible used to be he?
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