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It makes me happy. You put that in the paper, Dad will be mad.

When your father is the BTK serial killer, forgiveness is not tidy
posted by Sticherbeast on Feb 25, 2015 - 38 comments

The One Crime the Media Won't Blame on Black Men

Among other common myths and misconceptions regarding serial murder in America, one curious myth bears closer examination: the idea, propagated heavily in the media, that serial killers are almost always white men. This fascinating (though weirdly formatted) essay discusses this phenomenon, and suggests possible reasons for the anonymity of African-American serial killers, including historical racial bias, stereotypical media portrayals of African-Americans, and the FBI’s promotion of static ethnocentric criminal profiling. [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Oct 7, 2014 - 32 comments

I am Jack

In a book to be released Tuesday, an 'armchair detective' claims to have solved Jack the Ripper's identity using DNA.
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering on Sep 7, 2014 - 101 comments

The Year of Outrage

"It is a spellbinding narrative, a multilayered tale of murder, insanity, and mystery replete with shocking twists and turns. It is a startling pastiche of late-nineteenth-century characters, from the most elite figures of Austin society to the poorest African Americans. Yet amazingly, it is almost entirely absent from the annals of history." Before London had its Ripper, before H.H. Holmes had his Murder Castle, Austin, Texas had its very own Servant Girl Annihilator... [more inside]
posted by theweasel on Aug 4, 2014 - 14 comments

Invisible People

He was methodical, he rode the highways, and he preyed on teenage girls. Girls who'd run away. Girls no one would miss. In the summer of 1985, the author was such a girl. One night on I-95, she hitched a ride from a stranger and endured the most terrifying moments of her life. Now, years later, she returns to the scenes of her fugitive youth looking for clues to that terror—and the girls who lost their lives to it - The Truck Stop Killer
posted by Artw on Oct 28, 2012 - 23 comments

Is it Sweeps Week already?

Who (or what) is killing our college boys? Over the past decade the bodies of dozens American male college students have been found drowned, near their respective campuses. The victims were usually last seen drinking at parties or area bars before they disappeared. [more inside]
posted by Kibbutz on May 3, 2008 - 126 comments

The Billy Letters

In the late '90s, pop-culture historian Bill Geerhart had a little too much time on his hands and a surfeit of stamps. So, for his own entertainment, the then-unemployed thirtysomething launched a letter-writing campaign to some of the most powerful and infamous figures in the country, posing as a curious 10-year-old named Billy.
posted by snsranch on Apr 29, 2008 - 21 comments

No, FIRST come the murders. THEN comes the film.

Usually, movies based on serial killers are made long after the crimes are committed. This could be the first film inspired by someone who didn't begin killing serially until more than a decade after the movie was made.
posted by Kibbutz on Mar 15, 2008 - 39 comments

Albert Fish: The Real "Hannibal Lecter"

Albert Fish is one of the most brutal, yet least known serial killers in American history. A true cannibal, Fish may have provided some inspiration for the character Hannibal Lecter. Fish claimed more victims than the Zodiac killer and has inspired a movie or two of his own.
posted by grapefruitmoon on Mar 16, 2007 - 36 comments

I am a human being. I live on planet earth.

Welcome! This is The Manifesto of Forbidden Truth the most unique and dangerous web site on planet earth. Here, within these pages, all of your most sacred societal Myths, Dogmas, Doctrines, Delusions, Derangements, and Brainwashings will be stripped to the bone and torn asunder, to be replaced by the Forbidden Truths that I shall graciously reveal.
posted by stinkycheese on Jan 5, 2006 - 64 comments

"electrafying one woman show "

A little local color to remind us of what we're fighting for.* Not to mention all these folks: too pretty for another city. Then there's this guy, who needs a place to return to, slasher movie-style.
*The woman's 80 years old, fer crissakes!
posted by brundlefly on Sep 5, 2005 - 6 comments

Face it, we'll never know

Jack the Ripper: the most complete online resource. A wealth of information, from scanned letters purportedly sent by the killer, to contemporary police reports, to recent scholarship and discussion, articles about Victorian London, social history, and dissertations. To my mind the most interesting of all are the detailed biographies of the victims, which give a glimpse of the difficult life experienced by working-class Londoners, especially women, during the mid 19th century. Note: The site has been mentioned here before, but only in the context of two discussions about Patricia Cornwell's book claiming that the murders were committed by artist Walter Sickert (1, 2). Some images NSFW.
posted by jokeefe on Nov 11, 2004 - 16 comments

Counterstrike keeps me from going out and shooting real people.

The Daily Herald is running a piece on Violence and Videogames, and to any person who plays games, it may marr their opinion of the Daily Herald for a while. In fact, Steve from www.HardOcp.com (november 18th link) wrote the author a letter to explain that what he wrote doesn't hold weight in the real world. "If a parent wanted their children to develop attitudes like Gary Ridgway, the confessed killer of at least 48 women, these games might provide a good training ground." Seems to me like the author doesnt play video games, especially considering there are other games besides first person shooters. "Video games are expected to reach $20 billion in sales this year. That is a sizable piece of the growing economy everybody is hoping for, and it works directly against what most parents want for their children." A little opinionated, but so am I. What do you think?
posted by Keyser Soze on Nov 18, 2003 - 44 comments

Java or Fava?

Geek or killer? Can you tell the difference? (via Daypop)
posted by CunningLinguist on Aug 4, 2003 - 41 comments

Morbid Art

serial killer art I was doing some research on the Rockefeller Laws when I came across this little pet project. Disturbing?
posted by cadence on Jun 3, 2003 - 8 comments

Crime experts in the spotlight

Crime experts in the spotlight - The sniper shootings are an ugly mark against society, but they've been a boon for my alma mater's criminal justice program and the likes of James Fox, Jack Levin and Edith Flynn. It has to be quite a contradiction for people in this line of work: The longer the killing spree goes, the more attention they get, but more innocent victims die.
posted by MediaMan on Oct 22, 2002 - 6 comments

What makes a serial killer?

What makes a serial killer? America has 6% of the world's population, but 75% of the serial killers (30-50 in total). And why are most killers male while most victims are female? Would you rather go to a thrill seeker or an angel of death? Can you reform one when you catch one?
posted by twine42 on Oct 15, 2002 - 37 comments

"What is most disturbing about these people is their banality, their normalness... It's the fact that these people are chatting and they are horribly normal, everyday people, yet they are capable of these acts of unimaginable savagery."

Tired of politics and Survivor 2? Let's talk about real cannibalism!
posted by lia on Feb 17, 2001 - 6 comments

Mother of serial killer an AIDS worker, dies.

Mother of serial killer an AIDS worker, dies. "While throwing herself into her work with AIDS patients, Flint was never able to shake the memories of her son's crimes and his death."
posted by Neale on Dec 1, 2000 - 1 comment

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