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June 2nd, 2012 Kansas City - Lets do the walk
Okay, it's that time of the month again. The time to write an article about something, that made me wonder, upset me, or confused me. Whatever, I find in the news.
However, I admit, this month, I feel at a loss. It's not, that there are no news article ... but ... oh well!, lets just have a look.
There is the ongoing story of George Zimmerman. The very special special prosecutor Angela Corey disappeared in the back office after detials about her professional history were discussed publicly and published evidence supported Zimmerman's side of the story. So it was inevitable time to strike back. Ther bond is retracted. Why? Because George Zimmerman allegedly lied about his finiancial situaion to the judge. In fact, he only said, he didn't know how much money would be donated via his website for his legal defense. He couldn't know. The website was new then, the money wasn't in at that time. He would have lied if he would have said this or that dollar amount. Nobody knew. Zimmerman said the truth about what he had at the time, the judge asked him. But then, that's what depserate prosecutors do, they turn and twist the facts. To a degree they have to, defense attorneys play the system the same way. The victim is justice, as usual. And the new man in lead, Prosecutor Bernie De la Rionda will not care one bit about justice, he needs to bring through a case that is heated up by irresponsible media articles, race baiting on every corner and a not very smart choice of a special prosecutor.
But then, all of this was inevitable, and therefore predictable. So it doesn't warrant a complete article anymore.

Politics! Well, politics is always good, one should think. But seeing the last few weeks in the news, it's mainly the start of the real presidential campiagning after Mitt Romnay finally came out of the primaries as winner. And now the time of mudslinging, character assassination, the time to strike fear into the hearts of the mentally weak has come on both sides of the aisle.
Amusing, inevitable, predictable. We all knew since at least a year, the presidential campaign would be the most expensive, dirtiest and disgusting mud-battle ever. So, some politicans go dirty doesn't warrrant a full article either.
So, how about crime? I admit, I love the subject. But take a look. Luka Magnotta got, with some days delay, his media nickname. His official label is now "Canadian Psycho"

Luka Magnotta, another garden variety psychopath.

Makes one think, how stupid some journalists are to fuel the fantasys of a psychopath/narcissist with such a nickname. But then, so-called journalists do that every time, a new serial killer pops up somewhere and in all seriousity, Magnotta is rather garden variety. Or as out old friend Hannibal would say, a bottom feeder. He is just not unique enough to warrant a full article.

What else on the crime front? Oh yes, the Long Island Serial Killer is still free. If he stays to his timeline, he is back on the East Coast looking for a new victims. Of course, he is certain, police won't get him and since the Suffolk County Police Deprtment ignores all input from the outside and has no ideas how to catch that guy on it's own, the LISK is probably right not to waste to much thoughts about Spota and his boys. So, nothing new on the East Coast and that doesn't warrant an article either.

Mubarack got the life sentence and the Islamic Fundamentalists are strongest politcal power in Egypt. Oh well, it was February when I predicted that outcome first on Yahoo. So really not news except for those who didn't see th signs on the wall. Unfortunately, this included President Obama, who appeared also surprised when he saw, he had played another country into the hands of the fundamentalists. But then, after Iraq and Afghanistan, three is a charm, right? So, nothing new there.

The unemployment numbers increased again. Well, that surprised some people, but mathematics made it clear since at least twelve weeks, this would come. And it wasn't that much,
but then so were the decreases in the past few months not really that much. Business as usual in Washington DC and politicians will fight over peanuts. No surprise there.

Too a degree, we could be happy to live in such boring times. No new wars (except for Syria, but that's old in the meantime too), no disasters (some earthquakes, but who cares about earthquakes in far away countries?), no big plane crashes (even that means statistically, there will be other times when three go down one short after the other).
Admittedly, boring times are good times. Normally. At least that is, how boring times appeared in history. However, I like to take that wisdom with a grain of salt. As often in history, boring times were preludes to real nasty storms. And we can see those already at the horizon, The dirtiest political campaign ever comes up and there is no way to dodge it. The Trayvon Martin case has become a travesty of the justice system and it will go even deeper down that road because it has also become a case of media fed frenzy who called the race baiting just to make news in the case. And the serial killers go on to kill because usage-disabled PDs allow them to instead of using all means at their disposal to end this spook. So, in this special situation, we know, this is only a prelude to the next storms to come. So, I guess, I will just enjoy the fact, that there is this month not one extraorbitant example of stupidity standing out above all others, not that one piece of tragic disaster, not that one fresh filled mass grave in a case of genocide, that normally would warrant an article. Just enjoy the break, because if my hunches are right, it will be a short one.

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Tue, May 17, 2016
12:00 AM CT

Daniel Lee Siebert
Daniel Lee Siebert is now also in our serial killer collection. A more or less garden variety strangler type who got away longer than necessary bacause some big PDs dropped the ball ... and left it to smaller ones, to get the job done.

Fri, Dec 18, 2015
12:00 AM CT

Christman Genipperteinga
THe legendary robber along the wine road Trier-Cologne made it finally into our collection. With a total of 970 victim, including six of them his own children, he is currently the most prolific serial killer in the Collection.

Thu, Oct 22, 2015
12:00 AM CT

Gerard John Schaefer
The allegedly most prolific Florida Serial Killer, "Killer Cop" Gerard Schaefer, finally also made his way into out collection.

Thu, Sep 24, 2015
12:00 AM CT

Royal Russel Long
Long was quite messed up in the investigation of the Wyoming Rodeo Murders, but details show, he was another kind of animal, y typeless pedophile serial killer. Now his file is in our collection.

Mon, Aug 17, 2015
12:00 AM CT

The Wyoming Rodeo Murders
A story of misperceptions and midnless cabinet cleaning by police authorities that ended up with someone getting away with at least two murders on young women. Now in our collection.

Wed, Jul 15, 2015
12:00 AM CT

Joseph Vacher, the French Ripper
Now new in our collection: Joseph Vacher, the French Ripper. The first case, blood spatter analysis was used in a court trial world wide!

Sat, Jun 20, 2015
12:00 AM CST

No new addition in June
Usually, we try to bring another case up in our serial killer collection every month, but this month, we simply had no time. Between working open cases and other activities, it was just not possible. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Sat, May 16, 2015
12:00 AM CT

The Beauty Queen Killer
New in the serial killer collection: Christopher Wilder, the Beauty Queen Killer. A case that shows how nonsensical the disctinction between serial and spree killers really is.

Thu, Apr 16, 2015
12:00 AM CT

Burton W. Abbott
Abbott killed only one victim, a case that caused some public attention in 1955. But he showed all hallmarks of a fledgling serial killer and thus, we added him to our collection.

Mon, Mar 16, 2015
12:00 AM CT

Darren Deon Vann
Ha is basically the usual garden variety strangler case if it wouldn't be for the early warnings statistical data cretated about serial killer activity in Gary/Indiana. Now he is in our collection.

Wed, Mar 4, 2015
12:00 AM CT

Due to technical problems, the March article was up late. Take my apologies for this glitch.

Mon, Feb 16, 2015
12:00 AM CT

Affaire of the Poisons
We have added the infamous Affaire of the Poisons to our collection. With more than 80 offenders, it breaks a little the format, but well, it's one of the biggest cases of "organized" crime ever, so how can we let it out?

Mon, Dec 8, 2014
12:00 AM CT

Joseph Bryan
Once he made the FBI Ten Most Wanted list, now nobody remembers the case anymore. Nevertheless, the father of all allegedly schizophrenic serial killers has entered our collection.

Fri, Nov 7, 2014
12:00 AM CT

The Trailside Killer
David Joseph Carpenter has now become also part of the Serial Killer Collection ... complete with profile.

Tue, Oct 7, 2014
12:00 AM CT

The Vampire of Duesseldorf
Peter Kuerten aka The Vampire of Duesseldorf roamed the city at the River Rhine for more than two years and left behind a trail of bodies-

Fri, Sep 12, 2014
12:00 AM CT

The Grim Sleeper
Lonnie Franklin aka The Grim Sleeper has been added to our serial killer collection

Thu, Aug 14, 2014
12:00 AM CT

Michael Lee Lockhart
... and with a little delay, another serial made it into the serial killer collection. Michael Lee Lockhart, not so much interesting for his "achievements" but because his case appears as if he became a psychopath only after a serious head injury.

Tue, Aug 12, 2014
12:00 AM CT

A Game of Daggers
Diane's new novel A GAME OF DAGGERS is now available at Amazon for Kindle. A story of murder, mayhem and political intrigue set up in the year of the Lord 1096.
Pope Urban II has called for a crusade, but this news has yet to reach Cornwall. And people there have anyway to deal with other problems from storms to wreckers on their coast and when some murdered men are discovered on the beach, nobody guesses, this is only the prelude to much greater events coming to the so remote shores ...

Sat, Jul 5, 2014
12:00 AM CT

Ivan Hill
Ivan Hill, as the first of the many serial killers, who haunted Los Angeles in the 80s and 90s, is now added to our serial killer collection.

Sun, Jun 8, 2014
12:00 AM CT

Raya and Sakina
The famous Egyptian serial killers have become part of our collection. And as so often, things are not as simple as the urban legend tries to tell us.

Thu, May 1, 2014
12:00 AM CT

Dagmar Overbye
The infamous Danish baby farmer has been added to our Serial Killer Collection.

Thu, May 1, 2014
12:00 AM CT

Pharaoh Djoser added to the Egyptian Collection
I finally came around to add a new pharaoh to our collection: Djoser, 1st Pharoh of the 3rd Dynasty.

Fri, Apr 4, 2014
12:00 AM CT

The Green River Killer
This month, we added Gary Ridgway to our serial killer collection, a case, not so much interesting for the profiling but for the lessons about case organization to be learned from it.

Tue, Mar 4, 2014
12:00 AM CT

Manson Family
The "Manson Family&quo; has been added to our serial killer collection. Especially interesting for those who think, brain washing isn't possible.

Fri, Feb 7, 2014
12:00 AM CT

Hans van Zon
Dutch serial killer Hans van Zon joined our serial killer collection. Not entirely voluntarily though.

Mon, Jan 6, 2014
12:00 AM CT

The Syracuse Dungeon Master
John T. Jamelske aka the Syracuse Dungeon Master has been added to our Serial Killer Collection. While not a seria killer but a serial rapist, Jamelske represents a similar psychopathology as some OCD type serial killers, for example Dahmer and therefore is some valuable object for studies.

Thu, Jan 2, 2014
12:00 AM CT

The last of the 2nd dynasty pharaohs, the man who re-united Egypt, is now also in the Egyptian collection.

Thu, Dec 12, 2013
12:00 AM CT

Pharaoh Sekhemib added to the Egyptian Collection
I finally came around to add Pharaoh Sekhemib to the collection, the sixth of the 2nd Dynasty. So, with some luck, I can finish this year the 2nd dynsty, only one, Khasekhemwy is left.

Tue, Dec 10, 2013
12:00 AM CT

The Riha disappearance
In 1969, Dr. Thomas Riha disappeared and in the subconsequent series of events, Gloria Tannenbaum was arrested for forgery and under suspicion of two other homicides. She plead not guilty by reason of insanity and got away with it. The case has now been added to our serial killer collection.

Mon, Nov 4, 2013
12:00 AM CT

Richard N. Clarey jr.
Clarey is one of the lesser known serial killers, skirting the definition a little. Still, for some reasons an interesting case.

Wed, Oct 2, 2013
12:00 AM CT

Now in the collection: William E. Cosden
A garden variety sexual predator, notable only because his existence shows, how wrong the idea of 1 monster at 1 time in 1 area is.

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