Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Grim Sleeper: Los Angeles Serial Killer Targets Black Women...Life is Stranger than Fiction

The CNN feature on the Los Angeles based serial killer known as "the Grim Sleeper" is frightening on any number of levels. First, that this story has gone under reported. Second, that there are at least 20 to 100 serial killers operating in the United States at any given moment. Third, that one of these human predators may be living right next door.

This is some Tales from the 'Hood madness:

When I came upon this feature I immediately thought of Dr. Park Dietz. He is a noted forensic psychologist and one of the world's foremost authorities on serial killers. Dietz is a master of his craft: he becomes a confidante to the serial killers, earns their trust, and these serial killers in turn give him "privileged" insight into their twisted psyches.

Be afraid, very afraid...and be forearmed with knowledge:

Dietz with Jeffrey Dahmer--

The hitman, Richard Kuklinski also known as "The Iceman"--

Andrei Chikatilo, "the Butcher"--

How killers rationalize their deeds--

Now, I am going to lock my doors and stay inside the rest of the day.

1 comment:

elle the elephant said...

I remember reading a book about serial killers called "The Compulsion to Kill" or something like that, it had Jeffrey Dahmer,Andrei Chikatilo, and others and it was so chilling, I had a hard time reading it and watching those videos