Ricardo Leyva Muñoz Ramírez, also known as Richard Ramirez was an American serial killer, rapist and burglar whose killing spree took place between June 1984 until August 1985. He was dubbed “The Night Stalker” by the media as he gravitated towards shadows purposefully, exploited the night and wrapped it around himself clad in all black attire. He was also a self-declared Satanist, leaving signs and markings at scenes of crimes and on bodies of victims. Following his capture, he was initially charged with 14 murders, and 30 other felony counts related to his rape, robbery and killing spree. Prior to his court pleading Ramirez had confessed while in custody and in San Quentin State Prison, but retracted his confession claiming a case of mistaken identity and stood trial pleading innocence.
“Sometimes resilience arrives in the moment you discover your own unshakeable goodness” (87). When you discover the good you have in yourself, you will have be able to change and can recover from any difficulties. Why is resilience essential in our lives? Without resilience, we would be lost every time something bad or traumatic happened to us. With resilience, we are able to adapt and accept the disfunction and still function.
Albert DeSalvo was born on September 3rd, 1931, in Chelsea, Massachusetts. He was born to Frank and Charlotte DeSalvo. His father Frank DeSalvo, was of Italian descent and was a violent alcoholic. Frank was also very abusive towards his wife and children. At a very young age Frank was said to have taught Albert how to shoplift.
Gary Leon Ridgway was a serial killer known as the Green River killer that killed many victims in the Seattle, Washington area he was born February 18, 1949 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was convicted of killing 48 separate murders. Gary grew up in a poor environment with parents that were very harsh. Gary married 3 times and during his third marriage starting his killings. He was abusive to his wives.
He stood there, fingers bleeding, he had just pierced his fingers once again, the thorns sticking off the crops were covered with multiple farm workers blood. He begins to hunch back over and start packing more crops. For numerous years, he has done this, yet it still pains him to get up every morning, say goodbye to his family, go to the field and work outrageous hours for less than a two dollars a day. Cesar Chavez was only ten years old when he had to face the cruel. tough world.
Edmund Kemper was a serial killer who was known for the murdering of his grandparents, his mother and her friend, and six female hitchhikers. During his childhood, there were many early signs of violence and criminality. Kemper was said to have a “dark fantasy life” and would often dream about killing his own mother when he was younger (Biography.com Editors). Furthermore, Kemper participated in the act of animal torturing at a very young age. When he was ten years old, Kemper “buried a pet cat alive; once it died, he dug it up, decapitated it and mounted its head on a spike”.
Can a picture really say a thousand words? In this case the answer is definitely no. These mugshots are just the beginning of these twisted stories. When a person is arrested it is common practice as part of the booking process for the police to take a photograph of the individual. These photos are used as a form of identification for the prisoner and can also be shown to victims or witnesses of the crime.
Thirty-seven year old Salvador Alvarenga, a fisherman living and working in Mexico, loved his 25-foot long canoe shaped boat. On November 18, 2012, he planned to be with it in the deep, tranquilizing waters of the Pacific Ocean. He had nothing holding him back, his daughter lived in El Salvador with her mother. Ezequiel Córdoba, Alvarenga’s 22-year old crewman, and Alvarenga loaded the boat with thousands of pounds of equipment that would soon be filled with a variety of seafood. He had known there was a storm coming, but he refused to pass up possible catch no matter the danger.
1. “What attracted me to Garciaparra was, is that he wasn’t the typical, prototypical Boston athlete” 8:23 In this quote, Julio Ricardo Virella, the digital director of the website Latino USA speaks about Mexican-American baseball player Nomar Garciaparra. This part is important since it shows how the baseball that Virella watched began to integrate more Latino players, thus changing how the typical Boston athlete appeared. The usual baseball players that were being idolized were just an assortment of white men, but this began to change as Latino players gained popularity.
During the early 1960 's, a charismatic, charming and relentlessly brutal leader, compelled a group of emotionally insecure, broken individuals to commit a series of horrific murders, through nothing more than his own silver tongue. Through his use of the talents of five of his closest cult members, members of an organisation known as 'The Family ', he perpetrated several now iconic murders, involving Hollywood actress Sharon Tate, and Leno and Rosemary LaBianca, either for reasons involving a specific end of days event known as 'Helter Skelter ', or just for the sheer fun of it, a dot that thus far remains unconnected. This man, notorious criminal Charles Manson was an expert at utilising people 's antisocial behavioural tendencies to