Edmund Kemper/David Berkowitz The murder cases of Edmund Kemper and David Berkowitz have many differences and a surprising number of similarities. These two cases can be compared and contrasted by looking at how they both had a violent childhood, they both used a gun to kill their victims, and they were both found guilty on many counts of murder. Edmund Kemper Edmund Kemper was a serial killer that was born on December 18th, 1948 in Burbank California. During his early years of his life, Kemper was a troubled child. He would dream of killing his mother, along with taking his sister's dolls and chopping off their heads.
This horrfic murder happened in Mile’s bedroom in his family home. Miles attmitted and pleaded guilty to the murder of his girlfriend. He “was sentenced to 25 years in prison on October 2” (“British Teen Obsessed…”). Steven Miles’ History Steven Miles was “diagnosed with an autistic syndrome and reportedly had an alter ego named Ed”(“British Teen Obsessed…”). He claimed “Ed” “made him carry out the heinous murder” (“British Teen Obsessed…”).
Ed and Lorraine Warren investigated the house 20 days later. They were physically abused by the demonic presence. Lorraine saw the Defeo family wrapped in white sheets (they weren 't really there) and took a picture. A little boy appeared peeking around the corner, who is believed to be John Ketchum who lived on that property. He practiced black magic and had a cottage on the land.
Simmons picked up the gifts and then drove home to wait out the weekend. On Monday, December 28th, 1987 Simmons drove to Walmart in a car that had once belonged to his son, so that he could purchase a second gun. After he purchased the second gun he proceeded in killing his old coworkers, bosses, and acquaintances, or whom he referred to as “everyone who wanted to hurt me”, he then turned himself over to the Russellville police after they arrived. Simmons was then sent to the “Arkansas State Hospital” in Little Rock where he was given a competency evaluation by the staff psychiatrist Dr. Irving Kuo. Kuo stated that Simmons was sane and capable of standing trial.
Betrayal can leads to Change In the novel “Flight”, Sherman Alexie goes through the life of Zits, a boy who had lost his mom when he was 6 years old by cancer and knows that his father was indian and left when he was born. Having lost both parents, had made his life a total mess. He runs away from his foster homes, gets drunk, steals and gets caught by Dave, the police officer who almost always catches him. Dave knows almost everything about zits and has given him many chances to put his life together. He meets Justice, who is a 17 year old boy who teaches zits how to be violent and messes everything up.
His aunt caught him. In retaliation the defendant picked up a frying pan and hit her in the head with it. The defendant took the purse with the money in it and ran to his house. The defendant snuck into his cousins car-port to retrieve lighter fluid, that was used earlier that day for an afternoon grill. armed with the bottle of accelerant which was used for a cookout earlier, the defendant ran to Aunt May’s house, drenched the kitchen in accelerant and set the house on fire to cover his tracks, leaving his dead aunt inside.
In the first novel The Glass Castle, the father, Rex Walls is the one who creates the drama in his family. He is a negative influence for the children and his actions are unacceptable and because of his action are what creates the drama. For exam-ple at one point in the novel Rex tries to run Rose over with his car while she is pregnant and his kids witness everything, Jeanette states, “We shot forward toward Mom, who screamed and jumped out of the way. Dad turned around and went for her again” (Walls 43). Since Rex is not being sensible with the situation, and is acting poorly it creates a dysfunction in the family be-cause everyone is constantly fighting.
Sociopaths, often described as having antisocial personality disorder, are not born with their traits but their experiences they go through make them the way they are. Perry Smith has many examples of how his upbringing has made him the way he is. Perry’s life was filled with violence and neglect. Perry had a seemingly happy life until his dad started to beat his mother and she turned to drunkenness and promiscuity. Finally perry’s parents split, which can also to lead to problems in children's lives, he travels with his mother and siblings to san Francisco where he constantly gets in trouble to which he blames it on having, “no rule or discipline, or anyone to show me right from wrong" (54).
On July 28, 1999, a 12-year-old Lionel Tate murdered a 6-year-old Tiffany Eunick when he was left alone while his mother was babysitting her. Tate’s mother had gone to the second floor to sleep leaving Lionel and his victim alone watching TV . According to Tate, he accidentally killed her by showing her some wrestling movements he had learned watching TV which lead to injuries such as “a fractured skull, fractured rib and swollen brain.” Two years later, Tate was sentenced to life imprisonment for first degree murder. This behavior may seem odd because it is not expected from a child; however, this is only one of many cases of aggressive behavior inspired by violent media. We are exposed to violence on TV, the internet and many other sources of information more than we think, “Globally, more than 1.4 billion households now own at least one TV set, representing 79 percent of total households” therefore it is not surprising that a report made by the DOJ (Department of Justice) of the United States stated that “By age 18 an American child will have seen 16,000 simulated murders and 200,000 acts of violence” , still there is evidence that may say otherwise, according to a study titled “Violent Video Games and Real-World Violence: Rhetoric Versus Data” there is not a significant correlation between violence on media and aggressive behavior .
An example of why the Second Amendment shall be changed is, in North Carolina, a 26 year old mom heard a gunshot in her house, so she ran into the other room and saw that her three-year-old son had shot her boyfriends three-year-old daughter on accident, because he found the gun laying around the house, and thought it was a toy. This is to show how stupid people are leaving guns around their house, just waiting for something as bad as this to happen. In Pennsylvania a two-year-old took his stepfather’s pistol out of his mom’s purse and shot himself in the head, while the parents were in a different room. Parents, or guardians own weapons such as guns, but especially with little kids running around the house, not knowing if a gun is truly a weapon or a toy; guns should clearly illegal. You can not blame little kids for not knowing what a gun is, that is your fault for owning a weapon, and leaving it accessible for little