7 The Night Stalker Thestar.com Richard Ram was known as the Night Stalker and during his 8 month killing spree during the 1980’s he killed 14 victims. The self-proclaimed Satanist broke into homes, burgalured, raped, and killed, and once captured seemed to enjoy the publicity and media attention. And his crimes attracted a lot of attention. On the first day of his trial he entered the courtroom, held out his hand, which had a pentagram drawn on it, and shouted, “Hail Satan!” He never expressed any type of guilt or remorse for his crimes. After being found guilty on 13 counts of murder, 5 attempted murders, 11 sexual assaults and 14 burglaries, he was sentenced to death.
"They were just a bunch of worthless little queers and punks." (John Wayne Gacy, 1978) “I’ve had photos of 21 of the victims and I’ve looked at them all over the years here and I’ve never recognized anyone of them." (John Wayne Gacy, year unknown) He called a random person and persuaded them to drink alcohol. After they have been close, he always used a “trick” which he said that he is going to do a magic show. He put a chain on their arm and raped them.
When there’s a problem with no solution people can turn on each other. In 1960, Maple Street residents don’t know why the power went out and why cars won’t start. They don’t have any idea of what’s going on until Tommy puts the idea of aliens in everyone’s head, now everyone believes that a family among them is not human and causing all these problems. In 2003, again, no one knows why the power went out or why cars won’t start until Phyllis mentions the idea of terrorists. Since recent terror attacks have happened everyone believes that has to be the cause of the problem.
She says that unfortunately Elvis had been found as a mole shortly into the time his mission began and he had to go into the FBI’s witness protection program. She claims that because he was discovered, he had to “kill” himself before the mafia killed him. To spur on the allegations, the FBI did not immediately swat down the theory, although there is no mention of Elvis helping the FBI in any of the 760 released files on Elvis from 1956 to 1980. Elvis was never officially investigated by the FBI, they say he only has a folder because of many extortion attempts made against him. In a FBI memo, though, it is recorded Elvis stating that he was willing to aid the FBI and offered his services in any way needed
It did not have too much information on how others actions can effect individuals who have a hard time reducing uncertainty. I think that critics think that more people can reduce uncertainty quickly and they do not look in depth at the effects trying to reduce uncertainty can have on a specific person. I believe in gathering some people with an anxiety disorder and having them talk to others without one would be a possible way to watch for clues on how they interact and possibly reduce uncertainty or do not. Going back to the situation mentioned in the begging, one person with an anxiety disorder talks to someone who does not have anxiety, pair someone without anxiety with another person without anxiety, and then pair people up who both have an anxiety disorder and see how they answer the questions that were given. I think that this would be an ideal way to measure how each pair acts and if their uncertainty reduces, stays the same or even
This makes them seem more like villains than heroes. One case of this is in the murder of Kelly Thomas, “a Californian schizophrenic man who police beat to death in 2011. The story goes that the owner of a club called the police because they were suspicious that someone was breaking into the vehicles. When they arrived, the police saw no evidence of this. They did spot Thomas and they tried to question and frisk him.
Thanks to the media, we are able to witness people demonstrating concerns for the welfare and well-being of others which has helped the encouragement for people to have altruistic behavior. However, not everyone has or feels the drive to be helpful towards others, and may choose to ignore situations with people in need of help. In Zimbardo’s Stanford Prison Experiment (SPE), it demonstrates how it is easy for an individual to
Murder, the unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another. Premeditated means that the killing of the person was planned out, this helps support that Adnan Syed is not guilty. In 1999 an eighteen year old girl named Hae Min Lee went missing from Baltimore, Maryland. Her ex boyfriend Adnan Syed was accused of murdering her and disposing her body in Leakin park. The problem is that all the evidence used to persecute Adnan does not add up to make a strong case.
Breaking a social norm does not suffer with huge consequences, but it does not go unnoticed because it is a change from the normal routine of day to day expectations. We as humans fall into a pattern, and when someone breaks this pattern people will react. All in all, this experiment was a success. The group of people I experimented with was rather small, but I think I received an accurate response from the two groups. These two groups provided the range of reactions to
John Proctor accuses him of this multiple times in the play. Like many others in the play that strive for power Thomas Putnam kills many for no reason. As stated in the afternote of the play, the land of those that were hanged was not sold for many years after the fact. Because of this Thomas Putnam not only destroyed his reputation as a good man but also go no land from it. When the Putnams go into Reverend Parris’s house they begin to accuse Tituba of witchcraft.
As is the case with little Aiyana Stanley-Jones who was seven years old when she was sleeping on her couch and subsequently shot by Detroit police during a raid; as if a sleeping second grader could present any sort of danger to a grown man. The frenzied raid was warranted on the suspicion that a murderer was residing in the home. This is no problem, no one should be upset that the police are attempting to actually do their job and apprehend a possible killer. However, they didn’t just seize the man they later convicted with first degree murder, they themselves murdered a child. The events of what occurred were fuzzy at best, perhaps this was an accident, perhaps not.
He escaped the Puente Grande Federal Prison in 2001 by bribing guards and officials of the prison and then escaped the prison by hiding inside a laundry cart. After 13 years on the run, El Chapo was captured and then sent to another prison, the Altiplano Federal Prison. Here, the maximum security failed once again to incarcerate the criminal. By having his henchmen build an elaborate system of tunnels all leading up to the crime lord’s shower stall, El Chapo slipped away from the authorities. This failure once again embarrassed the Mexican Government as it clearly portrayed their
He showed her the gun and bullets, but she did not tell the police what Chapman planned on doing. On the day of the shooting Chapman met Lennon outside of the hotel Lennon was staying at, he even shook hands with his son and got him to sign his copy of Catcher in the Rye. While meeting Lennon Chapman was too starstruck to pull the trigger and waited hours outside the hotel for Lennon to return that night. The assassination of John Lennon was unjust because he was an innocent musician who was killed by a mentally unstable man; however some believe that because of his outspoken personality he deserved the animosity he received (History.com 1). Chapman explained that Lennon was the target “because he was very
They filed a lawsuit on the whitewater high school district because when they confronted the principle he had nothing more to say but "it 's all just a joke". None of the 7 families seen this as a laughing matter so all students were given escorts to class and interviewed on Fox News. The incident did not excel, because my parents felt as if Whitewater was lackadaisical for the safety of minority citizens, so we moved to Chicago. (Where my dad is