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CHILD WARNING EFFORTPOST Serial Killer Peter Kürten [Added more photos!]

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Peter Kürten (26 May 1883 – 2 July 1931) was a German serial killer, known as "The Vampire of Düsseldorf" and the "Düsseldorf Monster", who committed a series of murders and sexual assaults between February and November 1929 in the city of Düsseldorf. In the years before these assaults and murders, Kürten had amassed a lengthy criminal record for offenses including arson and attempted murder. He also confessed to the 1913 murder of a nine-year-old girl in Mülheim am Rhein and the attempted murder of a 17-year-old girl in Düsseldorf. Described by Karl Berg as "the king of the sexual perverts", Kürten was found guilty of nine counts of murder and seven counts of attempted murder for which he was sentenced to death by beheading in April 1931. He was executed in July 1931 at age 48. Kürten became known as the "Vampire of Düsseldorf" because he occasionally made attempts to drink the blood from his victims' wounds, and the "Düsseldorf Monster" both because the majority of his murders were committed in and around the city of Düsseldorf, and due to the savagery he inflicted upon his victims' bodies.

Childhood

Peter Kürten was born into a poverty-stricken, abusive family in Mülheim am Rhein on 26 May 1883, the oldest of thirteen children (two of whom died at an early age). Kürten's parents were both alcoholics who lived in a one-bedroom apartment, and Kürten's father frequently beat his wife and children, particularly when he was drunk. When intoxicated, Kürten's father often forced his wife and children to assemble before him before ordering his wife to strip naked and have sex with him as his children watched. He was jailed for eighteen months in 1897 for repeatedly raping his eldest daughter, who was aged 13. Shortly thereafter, Kürten's mother obtained a separation order, and later remarried and relocated to Düsseldorf.

In 1888, Kürten attempted to drown one of his playmates. Four years later, he befriended a local dog-catcher who lived in the same building as his family and began accompanying him on his rounds. This individual often tortured and killed the animals he caught, and Kürten soon became an active and willing participant in torturing the animals.

Being the eldest surviving son, Kürten was the target of much of his father's physical abuse and frequently refused to return home from school as a result. Although he was a good student, he later recollected his academic performance suffered due to the extensive physical violence he endured. From an early age, Kürten often ran away from home for periods of time ranging from days to weeks. Much of the time Kürten spent on the streets was in the company of petty criminals and social misfits. Via these acquaintances, Kürten was introduced to various forms of petty crime, which he initially committed as a means of feeding and clothing himself when living on the streets.

Kürten later claimed to have committed his first murders at the age of nine, when he pushed a school friend whom he knew was unable to swim off a log raft. When a second boy attempted to save the drowning youngster, Kürten held his head under the water, so that both boys drowned. Both deaths were ruled by authorities as being accidental.

Adolescence

At the age of 13, Kürten formed a relationship with a girl his age and, although she allowed Kürten to undress and fondle her, she would resist any attempts he made to engage in intercourse. To relieve his sexual urges, Kürten resorted to acts of bestiality with the sheep, pigs and goats in local stables, but later claimed he obtained his greatest sense of elation if he stabbed the animals just before achieving orgasm. Thus, he began stabbing and slashing animals with increasing frequency to achieve orgasms, although he was adamant this behaviour ended when he was observed stabbing a pig. He also attempted to rape the same sister his father had earlier molested.

In 1897, Kürten left school. At his father's insistence, he obtained employment as an apprentice moulder. This apprenticeship lasted for two years before Kürten stole all the money he could find in his household, plus approximately 300 marks from his employer, and ran away from home. He relocated to Koblenz, where he began a brief relationship with a prostitute two years his senior who, he claimed, willingly submitted to every form of sexual perversion he demanded of her. He was apprehended four weeks later and charged with both breaking and entering and theft, and subsequently sentenced to one month's imprisonment. He was released from prison in August 1899, and reverted to a life of petty crime.

First attempted murder

The courtyard of Düsseldorf's Hofgarten. Kürten claimed to have committed his first murder close to this location in November 1899.

Kürten claimed to have committed his first murder in November 1899. In his 1930 confessions to investigators, Kürten claimed to have "picked up an 18-year-old girl at the Alleestraße", and persuaded her to accompany him to the Hofgarten. There, he claimed to have engaged in sex with the girl before strangling her into unconsciousness with his bare hands before leaving the scene, believing her to be dead.

No contemporaneous records exist to corroborate Kürten's claims. If this attack did take place, the victim likely survived this assault. Nonetheless, Kürten later stated that, via his committing this act, he had proven to himself that, the greatest heights of sexual ecstasy could only be achieved in this manner.

First convictions

Shortly thereafter, in 1900, Kürten was arrested for fraud. He would be rearrested later the same year on the same charge, although on this second occasion, charges pertaining to his 1899 Düsseldorf thefts, plus the attempted murder of a girl with a firearm, were added to the indictment. Consequently, Kürten was sentenced to four years' imprisonment in October 1900. He served this sentence in Derendorf, a borough of Düsseldorf.

Released in the summer of 1904, Kürten was drafted into the Imperial German Army; he was deployed to the city of Metz in Lorraine to serve in the 98th Infantry Regiment, although he soon deserted. That autumn, Kürten began committing acts of arson, which he would discreetly watch from a distance as emergency services attempted to extinguish the fires. The majority of these fires were in barns and haylofts, and Kürten would admit to police he had committed around 24 acts of arson upon his arrest that New Year's Eve. He also freely admitted these fires had been committed both for his sexual excitement and in the hope of burning sleeping tramps alive.

As a result of his desertion, Kürten was tried by the military court and convicted of desertion in addition to multiple counts of arson, robbery and attempted robbery (the latter charges pertaining to acts he had also committed that year), and was subsequently imprisoned from 1905 to 1913. Kürten served his sentence in Münster, with much of his time spent in solitary confinement for repeated instances of insubordination. He would later claim to investigators and psychologists this period of incarceration was that in which he first encountered severe forms of discipline, and as such, the erotic fantasies he had earlier developed while incarcerated in Derendorf expanded to include graphic fantasies of his striking out at society and killing masses of people; these fantasies became ever more paramount and overbearing in his mind, and Kürten later claimed that he derived the "sort of pleasures from these visions that other people would get from thinking about a naked woman", adding that he occasionally spontaneously ejaculated while preoccupied with such thoughts.

"It was on 25 May 1913. I had been stealing, specialising in public bars or inns where the owners lived on the floor above. In a room above an inn at Köln-Mülheim, I discovered a child of about 10 asleep. Her head was facing the window. I seized it with my left hand and strangled her for about a minute and a half. The child woke up and struggled but lost consciousness ... I had a small but sharp pocketknife with me and I held the child's head and cut her throat. I heard the blood spurt and drip on the mat beside the bed. It spurted in an arch, right over my hand. The whole thing lasted about three minutes. Then I locked the door again and went back home to Düsseldorf."

Peter Kürten, recounting the murder of Christine Klein at his trial, 1931.

Murders

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Christine Klein

The first murder Kürten definitively committed occurred on 25 May 1913. During the course of a burglary at a tavern in Mülheim am Rhein, he encountered a nine-year-old girl named Christine Klein asleep in her bed. Kürten strangled the child, then slashed her twice across the throat with a pocket knife, ejaculating as he heard the blood dripping from her wounds onto the floor by her bed and on his hand.

The following day, Kürten specifically returned to Köln to drink in a tavern located directly opposite that in which he had murdered Klein, so that he could listen to the locals' reactions to the child's murder. He later recollected to investigators that he derived an extreme sense of gratification from the general disgust, repulsion, and outrage he had heard in the patrons' conversations. Moreover, in the weeks following Klein's funeral, Kürten occasionally travelled to Mülheim am Rhein to visit the child's grave, adding that when he handled the soil covering the grave, he spontaneously ejaculated.

Two months later—again in the course of committing a burglary with the aid of a skeleton key—Kürten broke into a home in Düsseldorf. Discovering a 17-year-old girl named Gertrud Franken asleep in her bed, Kürten manually strangled the girl, ejaculating at the sight of blood spouting from her mouth, before leaving the crime scene. Kürten managed to escape from the scene of this attempted murder and the earlier murder of Klein undetected.

Just days after the attempted murder of Franken, on 14 July, Kürten was arrested for a series of arson attacks and burglaries. He was sentenced to six years imprisonment, although his repeated instances of insubordination, while imprisoned, saw his incarceration extended by a further two years. Kürten served this sentence in a military prison in the town of Brieg (then part of the German Empire).

Released in April 1921, Kürten relocated to Altenburg, where he initially lived with his sister. Through his sister, Kürten became acquainted with a woman three years his senior named Auguste Scharf, a sweet shop proprietor and former prostitute who had previously been convicted of shooting her fiancé to death, and to whom Kürten initially posed as a former prisoner of war. Two years later, Kürten and Scharf married, and although the couple regularly engaged in sex, Kürten later admitted he could consummate his marriage only by fantasising about committing violence against another individual, and that, after their wedding night, he engaged in intercourse with his wife only at her invitation.

For the first time in his life, Kürten obtained regular employment, also becoming an active trades union official, although, with the exception of his wife, he formed no close friendships. In 1925, he returned with Scharf to Düsseldorf, where he soon began affairs with a servant girl named Tiede and a housemaid named Mech. Both women were frequently subjected to partial strangulation when they submitted to intercourse, with Tiede once being informed by Kürten, "That's what love means." When his wife discovered his infidelity, Tiede reported Kürten to police, claiming he had seduced her; Mech alleged Kürten had raped her. The more serious charge was later dropped, although Tiede's allegations were pursued, thus earning Kürten an eight-month prison sentence for seduction and threatening behaviour. Kürten served six months of this sentence, with his early release being upon the condition he left Düsseldorf. He later successfully appealed the ruling that he relocate from the city.

On 3 February 1929, Kürten stalked a middle-aged woman named Apollonia Kühn. Waiting until Kühn was shielded from the view of potential witnesses by bushes, Kürten pounced upon her, grabbing her by the lapels of her coat and shouting the words, "No row! Don't scream!" before dragging her into nearby undergrowth, where he proceeded to stab her 24 times with a sharpened pair of scissors. Although many of the blows were inflicted so deeply that the scissors struck her bones, Kühn survived her injuries.

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The scissors used by Peter Kürten in many of his murders and attempted murders

On 8 February, Kürten strangled a nine-year-old girl named Rosa Ohliger into unconsciousness before stabbing her in the stomach, temple, genitals and heart with a pair of scissors, spontaneously ejaculating as he knifed the child. He then inserted his semen into her vagina with his fingers. Kürten then made a rudimentary effort to hide Ohliger's body by dragging it beneath a hedge before returning to the scene with a bottle of kerosene several hours later and setting the child's body alight, achieving an orgasm at the sight of the flames. Ohliger's body was found beneath a hedge the following day.

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Rudolf Scheer

Five days later, on 13 February, Kürten murdered a 45-year-old mechanic named Rudolf Scheer in the suburb of Flingen Nord, stabbing him twenty times, particularly about the head, back and eyes. Following the discovery of Scheer's body, Kürten returned to the scene of the murder to converse with police, falsely informing one detective he had heard about the murder via telephone.

Despite the differences in age and sex of these three victims, the fact that all three crimes had been committed in the Flingern district of Düsseldorf at dusk, that each victim had received a multitude of stab wounds likely inflicted in rapid succession and invariably involving at least one wound to the temple, plus the absence of a common motive such as robbery, led investigators to conclude the same perpetrator had committed all three attacks. Furthermore, the seemingly random selection of these victims led criminologists to remark as to the abnormal nature of the perpetrator.

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Maria Hahn

Although Kürten did attempt to strangle four women between March and July 1929, one of whom he claimed to have thrown into the Rhine River, he is not known to have killed any further victims until 11 August when he raped, strangled, then repeatedly stabbed a young woman named Maria Hahn. Kürten had first encountered Hahn—whom he described as "a girl looking for marriage"—on 8 August, and had arranged to take her on a date to the Neandertal district of Düsseldorf the following Sunday. After several hours in Hahn's company, Kürten lured her into a meadow in order that he could kill her; he later admitted Hahn had repeatedly pleaded with him to spare her life as he alternately strangled her, stabbed her in the chest and head, or sat astride her body, waiting for her to die.

Hahn died approximately one hour after Kürten had begun attacking her. Fearful his wife might connect the bloodstains she had noted on his clothes with Hahn's murder, Kürten later buried her body in a cornfield, only to return to her body several weeks later with the intention of nailing her decomposing remains to a tree in a mock crucifixion to shock and disgust the public; however, Hahn's remains proved too heavy for Kürten to complete this act, and he simply returned her corpse to her grave before embracing and caressing the decomposing body as he lay beneath her remains. He then reburied Hahn's body. According to Kürten's later confession, both before and after he had attempted to impale Hahn's corpse to a tree, he "went to the grave many times and kept improving on it; and every time I thought of what was lying there and was filled with satisfaction."

Three months after Kürten had murdered Hahn, he posted an anonymous letter to the police in which he confessed to the murder, adding that her remains had been buried in a field. In this letter, Kürten also drew a crude map describing the location of the remains. This letter would prove sufficiently detailed to enable investigators to locate Hahn's remains on 15 November.

Following the Hahn murder, Kürten changed his choice of weapon from scissors to a knife in an apparent effort to convince police more than one perpetrator was responsible for the unfolding crime spree. In the early morning of 21 August, he randomly stabbed an 18-year-old girl, a 30-year-old man, and a 37-year-old woman in separate attacks. All three were seriously wounded, and all stated to police their assailant had not spoken a word to them before he had attacked them. Three days later, at a fairground in the suburb of Flehe, Kürten observed two foster sisters (aged 5 and 14) walking from the fairground, through adjoining allotments, en route to their home. Sending the older girl, Luise Lenzen, on an errand to purchase cigarettes for him upon the promise of being given 20 pfennig, Kürten lifted the younger child, Gertrude Hamacher, off the ground by her neck and strangled her into unconsciousness before cutting her throat and discarding her body in a patch of runner beans. When Lenzen returned to the scene, Kürten partially strangled her before stabbing her about the torso, with one wound piercing her aorta. He also bit and twice cut her throat before sucking blood from the wounds. Neither girl had been sexually assaulted, and the fact only Lenzen's footprints were found within seven meters of her body suggests she may have attempted to flee from her attacker before collapsing.

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Gertrude Schulte

The following day, Kürten accosted a 27-year-old housemaid named Gertrude Schulte, whom he openly asked to engage in sex with him. Upon being rebuffed, Kürten shouted, "Well, die then!" before repeatedly stabbing the woman in the head, neck, shoulder, and back. Schulte survived her injuries, although she was unable to provide investigators with a clear description of her assailant, beyond assuming his age to be around 40.

Kürten attempted to murder two further victims—one by strangulation; another by stabbing—in September, before opting to predominantly use a hammer in his murders.

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Ida Reuter

On the evening of 30 September, Kürten encountered a 31-year-old servant girl named Ida Reuter at Düsseldorf station. He successfully persuaded Reuter to accompany him to a café, and then for a walk through the local Hofgarten close to the Rhine River. At this location, he repeatedly struck her about the head with a hammer both before and after he had raped her. At one stage in this assault, Reuter regained consciousness and began pleading with Kürten to spare her life. In response, Kürten simply "gave her other hammer blows on the head and misused her".

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Elizabeth Dörrier

Eleven days later, on 11 October, he encountered a 22-year-old servant girl named Elizabeth Dörrier outside a theatre. As had been the case with Reuter, Dörrier agreed to accompany Kürten for a drink at a café before the pair took a train to Grafenberg, to walk alongside the Kleine Düssel river. Here she was struck once across her right temple with a hammer, then raped. Kürten struck her repeatedly about the head and both temples with his hammer and left her for dead. Dörrier was found in a coma at 6:30 a.m. the following morning; she died from her injuries the following day. On 25 October, Kürten attacked two women with a hammer; both survived, although in the second instance, this may have been because Kürten's hammer broke in the attack.

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Gertrude Albermann

On 7 November 1929, Kürten encountered a 5-year-old girl named Gertrude Albermann in the Flingern district of Düsseldorf; he persuaded the child to accompany him to a section of deserted allotments, where he seized her by the throat and strangled her, stabbing her once in the left temple with a pair of scissors as per his modus operandi. When Albermann "collapsed to the ground without a sound", Kürten stabbed the child 34 further times in the temple and chest before placing her body in a pile of nettles close to a factory wall.

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A newpaper clipping depicting “La Terreur a Dusseldorf,” one of Kürten's nicknames.

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Downfall

On 14 May 1930, an unknown man approached a 20-year-old woman named Maria Budlick at Düsseldorf station. Discovering Budlick had travelled to Düsseldorf from Köln in search of lodgings and employment, he offered to direct her towards a local hostel. Budlick agreed to follow the man, although she became apprehensive when he attempted to lead her through a scarcely populated park. The pair began to argue, whereupon another man approached the two, asking whether Budlick was being pestered by her companion. When Budlick nodded, the man with whom she had been arguing simply walked away. The identity of the man who reportedly came to Budlick's aid was Peter Kürten.

Kürten invited the distressed young woman to his apartment on Mettmanner Straße to eat and drink before Budlick—correctly deducing the underlying motive for Kürten's hospitality—stated she was uninterested in engaging in sex with him. Kürten calmly agreed and offered to lead Budlick to a hotel, although he instead lured her into the Grafenburg Woods, where he seized her by the throat and attempted to strangle her as he raped her. When Budlick began to scream, Kürten released his grasp on her throat, before allowing her to leave.

Budlick did not report this assault to police, but described her ordeal in a letter to a friend, although she addressed the letter incorrectly. As such, the letter was opened at the post office by a clerk on 19 May. Upon reading the contents of the letter, this clerk forwarded the letter to the Düsseldorf police. This letter was read by Chief Inspector Gennat, who assumed there was a slim chance Budlick's assailant might be the Düsseldorf murderer. Gennat interviewed Budlick, who recounted her ordeal, further divulging one of the reasons Kürten had spared her was because she had falsely informed him she could not remember his address. She agreed to lead the police to Kürten's home, on Mettmanner Straße. When the landlady of the property let Budlick into the room of 71 Mettmanner Straße, Budlick confirmed to Gennat that this was the address of her assailant. The landlady confirmed to the chief inspector the tenant's name was Peter Kürten.

Arrest and confession

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Police investigation

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Note detailing where to find Gertrude Albermann

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Mug shots of Kürten, taken after his May 1930 arrest

Although Kürten was not at home when Budlick and Gennat searched his property, he spotted them in the communal hallway and promptly left. Knowing that his identity was now known to the police and suspecting they may also have connected him to the crimes committed by the Vampire of Düsseldorf, Kürten confessed to his wife he had raped Budlick and that because of his previous convictions, he may receive fifteen years penal labour. With his wife's consent, he found lodgings in the Adlerstraße district of Düsseldorf, and did not return to his own home until 23 May. Upon returning home, Kürten confessed to his wife he was the Vampire of Düsseldorf. He urged his wife to collect the substantial reward offered for his capture. Auguste Kürten contacted the police the following day. In the information provided to detectives, Kürten's wife explained that although she had known her husband had been repeatedly imprisoned in the past, she was unaware of his culpability in any murders. She then added that her husband had confessed to her his culpability in the Düsseldorf murders and that he was willing to likewise confess to the police. Furthermore, he was to meet her outside St. Rochus church later that day. That afternoon, Kürten was arrested at gunpoint.

Kürten freely admitted his guilt in all the crimes police had attributed to the Vampire of Düsseldorf, and further confessed he had committed the unsolved murder of Christine Klein and the attempted murder of Gertrud Franken in 1913. In total, Kürten admitted to 68 crimes including nine murders and 31 attempted murders. He made no attempt to excuse his crimes but justified them on the basis of what he saw as the injustices he had endured throughout his life. Nonetheless, he was adamant he had not tortured any of his child victims. Kürten also admitted to both investigators and psychiatrists that the sight of his victim's blood was, on many occasions, sufficient to bring him to orgasm, and that, on occasion, if he experienced ejaculation in the act of strangling a woman, he would immediately become apologetic to his victim, proclaiming, "That's what love is all about". He further claimed to have drunk the blood from the throat of one victim, from the temple of another, and to have licked the blood from a third victim's hands. In the Hahn murder, he had drunk so much blood from the neck wound that he had vomited. Kürten also admitted to having decapitated a swan in the spring of 1930 in order that he could drink the blood from the animal's neck, achieving ejaculation in the process.

Trial

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Kürten, pictured at his trial in April 1931

On 13 April 1931, Kürten stood trial in Düsseldorf. He was charged with nine counts of murder and seven of attempted murder, and was tried before Presiding Judge Rose. Kürten pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to each of the charges. Aside from when delivering testimony, Kürten would spend the duration of his trial surrounded by a heavily guarded shoulder-high iron cage specifically constructed to protect him from attack by the enraged relatives of his victims, and his feet were shackled whenever he was inside this cage.

Proceedings began with the prosecution formally reciting each of the charges against Kürten before they recited the formal confession he had provided to police following his arrest. When then asked by the presiding judge to describe why he had continued to commit acts of arson throughout 1929 and 1930, Kürten explained: "When my desire for injuring people awoke, the love of setting fire to things awoke as well. The sight of the flames excited me, but above all, it was the excitement of the attempts to extinguish the fire and the agitation of those who saw their property being destroyed."

"I have none. Never have I felt any misgiving in my soul; never did I think to myself that what I did was bad, even though human society condemns it. My blood and the blood of my victims must be on the heads of my torturers ... The punishments I have suffered have destroyed all my feelings as a human being. That was why I had no pity for my victims." - Peter Kürten, responding to the presiding judge's question as to whether he possessed a conscience at his trial, 1931

Having first claimed that his initial confession had been simply to allow his wife to recoup the reward money offered for the capture of the Düsseldorf Vampire, several days into his trial, Kürten instructed his defence attorney that he wished to change his plea to one of guilty. Addressing the court, Kürten proclaimed: "I have no remorse. As to whether recollection of my deeds makes me feel ashamed, I will tell you [that] thinking back to all the details is not at all unpleasant. I rather enjoy it." Further pressed as to whether he considered himself to possess a conscience, Kürten stated he did not. Nonetheless, when pressed as to his motivation in confessing, Kürten reiterated: "Why don't you understand that I am fond of my wife, and that I am still fond of her? I have done many wrongs; have been unfaithful over and over again. My wife has never done any wrong. Even when she heard of the many prison sentences I have served, she said: 'I won't let you down, otherwise you'll be lost altogether.' I wanted to fix for my wife a carefree old age."

To counteract Kürten's insanity defence, the prosecution introduced five eminent doctors and psychiatrists to testify; each testified that Kürten was legally sane and had been in control of his actions and impulses at all times. Typical of the testimony delivered by these experts was that of Franz Sioli, who testified as to Kürten's motivation in his crimes being the desire to achieve the sexual gratification he demanded, and that this satisfaction could only be achieved by acts of brutality, violence and Kürten's knowledge of the pain and misery his actions caused to others. Berg testified that Kürten's motive in committing murder and attempted murder was 90 per cent sadism, and 10 per cent revenge relating to his perceived sense of injustice for both the neglect and abuse he had endured both as a child and the discipline he endured while incarcerated. Moreover, Berg stated that despite Kürten's admission to having embraced and digitally penetrated the corpse of Maria Hahn, and to have spontaneously ejaculated while holding the soil covering the coffin of Christine Klein, his conclusion was that Kürten was not a necrophiliac.

Further evidence of Kürten's awareness was referenced by the premeditated nature of his crimes; his ability to abandon an attack if he sensed a risk of being disturbed; and his acute memory of both his crimes and their chronological detail. Also disclosed in the first week of the trial were the deaths of the two boys whom Kürten had confessed to drowning at the age of nine, with the prosecution suggesting these deaths indicated Kürten had displayed a homicidal propensity dating much earlier than 1913. However, this view was disputed by medical witnesses, who suggested that although indicative of inherent depravity, these two deaths should not be compared to Kürten's later murders as to a child, the death of a friend can be seen as nothing more than an inconsequential passing.

Upon cross-examination, Kürten's defence attorney, Alex Wehner, did challenge these experts' conclusions, arguing the sheer range of perversions his client had engaged in was tantamount to insanity. However, each doctor and psychiatrist remained adamant as to Kürten being legally sane and responsible for his actions.

In a further attempt to discredit the validity of many of the charges recited at the opening stages of the trial, Wehner also questioned whether the occasional physical inaccuracies of the crimes described in his client's confession equated to Kürten having fabricated at least some of the crimes, thus supporting his contention Kürten possessed a diseased mind. In response, Berg conceded that sections of Kürten's confessions were false, but argued that the knowledge he possessed of the murder scenes and the wounds inflicted upon the victims left him in no doubt as to his guilt, and that the minor embellishments in his confessions could be attributed to Kürten's narcissistic personality.

Conviction

The trial lasted ten days. On 22 April, the jury retired to consider their verdict. They deliberated for under two hours before reaching their verdict: Kürten was found guilty and sentenced to death on nine counts of murder. He was also found guilty of seven counts of attempted murder. Kürten displayed no emotion as the sentence was passed, although in his final address to the court, he stated that he now saw his crimes as being "so ghastly that [he did] not want to make any sort of excuse for them".

Kürten did not lodge an appeal of his conviction, although he submitted a petition for pardon to the Minister of Justice, who was a known opponent of capital punishment. The petition was formally rejected on 1 July. Kürten remained composed upon receipt of this news, and asked for permission to see his confessor, to write letters of apology to the relatives of his victims, and a final farewell letter to his wife. All of these requests were granted.

Execution

On the evening of 1 July 1931, Kürten received his last meal. He ordered Wiener schnitzel, a bottle of white wine, and fried potatoes. Kürten ate the entire meal before requesting a second helping. The prison staff decided to grant his request. At 06:00 on 2 July, Kürten was beheaded via guillotine in the grounds of Klingelputz Prison, Cologne. His executioner was Carl Gröpler. He walked unassisted to the guillotine, flanked by the prison psychiatrist and a priest.

Shortly before his head was placed on the guillotine, Kürten turned to the prison psychiatrist and asked the question: "Tell me... after my head is chopped off, will I still be able to hear, at least for a moment, the sound of my own blood gushing from the stump of my neck? That would be the pleasure to end all pleasures." When asked whether he had any last words to say, Kürten simply smiled and replied, "No".

Aftermath

Following Kürten's 1931 execution, his head was bisected and mummified; the brain was removed and subjected to forensic analysis in an attempt to explain his personality and behaviour. The examinations of Kürten's brain revealed no abnormalities. The autopsy conducted upon Kürten's body revealed that, aside from his having an enlarged thymus gland, Kürten had not been suffering any physical abnormality. Shortly after the Second World War, Kürten's head was taken to the United States. It is currently on display at the Ripley's Believe It or Not! museum in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.

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Kürten's Head

The interviews Kürten granted to Karl Berg in 1930 and 1931 were the first psychological study of a sexual serial killer. The interviews formed the basis of Berg's book, The Sadist.

The Sadist

Berg's book contains possible the most frank confession from the mind of a killer. Copied here is the Kürten's own account of the reasons for his crimes:

"So far as the motives of my crimes are concerned, as I have so far described them, I took everything I said about my excitability and inner tension from books, namely, Lombroso. The statement of motive I made was the result of the trend of the Criminal Director's questions – he was so preoccupied with the psychological aspects of the case. Even so, I am bound to say that I did have a constant desire – you will call it the urge to kill – and the more the better. Yes, if I had had the means I would have killed masses. I would have caused catastrophes. Every evening, when my wife was working late, I scoured the town for a victim. But it was not so easy to find one."

“The sexual urge was strongly developed in me, particularly in the last years and it was stimulated even more by the crimes themselves. For that reason I was always driven to find a new victim. Sometimes even when I seized my victim's throat, I had an orgasm; sometimes not, but then the orgasm came as I stabbed the victim. It was not my intention to get satisfaction by normal sexual intercourse, but by killing. When the victim struggled she merely stimulated my lust. For example, I would like to quote the case of Ohliger for which Stausberg was wrongly accused. I didn't have sexual intercourse with the child. It wasn't necessary because I had already ejaculated. The reaction had already set in while I was throttling Ohliger, but not ejaculation. It was only while I was stabbing her that the excitement ended in ejaculation. I had my member out and ejaculated without erection, which is much nicer; that happened, too, with Hahn, and gave me a shudder down the whole back. I want to explain to you also, Professor, about your conclusions as to the sexual parts of the child Ohliger. When I was throttling the child, I inserted my middle finger into the vagina. I had pulled down the little knickers a bit and later on rearranged them. But I did not feel anything – only when I took the scissors and stabbed I had an ejaculation. In handling the child I might have introduced some seminal fluid with my finger – which you found later on – that was the first case. At midnight I went back to the body. I wanted to touch it. I won't deny that I did it to get fresh sexual excitement, but there was no more ejaculation. Another thing, I only fingered her over her clothing. I could not stay long because my wife was bound to come home.”

I now directed Kürten's attention to the burning.

“That, of course, I did not do to destroy the body by fire. I got sexual excitement in doing it but no ejaculation. The following morning at 9 o'clock I returned once more, when she had been found. I then saw the officials and the crowd of people and I nearly had an ejaculation, but not quite. That I wasn't out for normal sexual enjoyment you can tell from the Scheer case. That was a man."

“I was scouring the Hellweg for a victim. I saw a man coming along. I thought ‘That's a suitable subject.' Not a soul to be seen anywhere! The man was staggering. He bumped into me. He was drunk. I stabbed him with the scissors. At the first stab in the temple he fell down. Then at once I got sexual excitement, and the more I stabbed the more intense it became. I gave him a severe stab in the neck and I heard distinctly the faint gushing of his blood. That was the climax. Then came the ejaculation. I stopped stabbing and just rolled the body over the bank."

“The following morning, when I went back, the Murder Commission was there. Then I enjoyed another ejaculation despite the intense cold. As you know, it was horribly cold at that time. Yet I was not conscious of it, though I had on only a very thin coat. When I am in that condition I am not even conscious of fatigue. During my long night prowlings, when I covered long distances, I was so intent upon my purpose that I never noticed any fatigue at all. And that despite the fact that I had been at work throughout the day."

"You have asked me when I first detected in myself a tendency to cruelty. Well, that goes back decades. When I was a child I did not torture animals, at least, not more than other boys do. Of course, we went birds-nesting and caught frogs. But I was prematurely developed sexually and at the age of fifteen or sixteen I was already like that, then I used to stab sheep, for instance, that were grazing on the Grafenberger meadows. When I did that I realized that it gave me an agreeable feeling, but without any ejaculation. That was the start of it all, and the first time that I became conscious of the connection between cruelty and the sexual urge. I had also at that time cut off the head of a dog. Then I realized that there was something nice in it. You can imagine that, Professor, and you must try it for yourself sometime – how the blood rushes absolutely silently when you cut off the head of a goose. The origin of this feeling goes back a long way. When we lived in Köln-Mülheim a dog-catcher lived in the same house. At that time there was one in every town. The dogs were captured, slaughtered and eaten. The lard was sold as a specific, being used to fix cobwebs over wounds. This dog-catcher used to torture the dogs he caught. For instance, he used to prick them with a needle or break off their tails, saying that he wanted to see whether the animals were healthy. I watched this frequently and enjoyed it. I was then nine years old. This dog-catcher also showed me how you make the dogs attached to you, taught me how to play with the dog's genitals until it ejaculated. An animal like that can't be beaten away. Later, when I was thirteen, I often thought about that dog-catcher while I was taking young buzzards and owls from their nests with other boys, or when I caught squirrels or martens. Those we sold to the dealer Otten on the market – I suppose you know it. And we made a nice bit of pocket money in that way. I still have a scar on my finger where a squirrel once fastened his teeth on me. I had to compress his neck to make him let go. In handling it like that I had an ejaculation, although only a boy of fourteen. Later, by reading and through talk, I learned about this sort of thing. Seeing blood gave me a pleasant feeling. At that time the slaughter of pigs in people's homes was more frequent than it is now, and I always liked to watch it. Already, as a schoolboy, I loved to see fires. The shouting and the excitement were fun to me. Whether my youthful onanism had anything to do with it, I don't know. That was not very important, it was only temporary. By the time I was thirteen I knew all about sexual matters, and in my own home I saw my parents have sexual relations. Of course, I soon decided that I would try for myself. I began first with a schoolgirl and got as far as contact with the naked body, but not to proper intercourse, as the girl resisted and moved about too much. In this way it occurred to me to try it with animals. There were goats in the stables and also a good many sheep used to be kept penned. For this purpose I went to neighbouring stables where it was easy for me to get in. I actually did have intercourse with female animals; I did actually force my member into the animal. Then later I thought no more of it. It was only a temporary thing about the age of thirteen."

“Soon after that I became aware of the pleasure of the sight of blood. Today it is not clear to me why I went to the stables beyond the Hirschburg. The house is still standing there. I stabbed a pig in the back, it bled terribly and squealed. Then I was seen and recognized because the son of the house and I were school-fellows. There was a terrible row about it at home."

“It was in my thirteenth year that for the first time I secured a complete orgasm by wounding. I attempted sexual intercourse with a sheep; whether it succeeded or the sheep would not keep still, I forget. I stabbed the sheep and at that moment ejaculated. I repeated that frequently for two or three years. After that I only had connection with females. That was at Coblenz."

“It was after that that I ran away with embezzled money and was accosted on the street by a girl of about eighteen years of age. We lived together until the embezzled money was all gone. The sexual intercourse we had then was quite normal. Yet, even then, I pinched the girl, for wounding was not yet the essential condition for success in the intercourse. In Coblenz at that time I was not very strongly drawn towards the girl; in three or four weeks we had relations only a few times. That seems rather strange for a young man."

“Then came the first imprisonment. Even at that time I had thoughts about wounding, but they were not insistent. When I came out of prison I became acquainted by chance with a woman and her daughter of sixteen. It was the woman who attracted me, but I paid no attentions to the daughter. That seems rather strange. The intercourse with the woman succeeded only when I ill-treated her. In the beginning she put up with it, but when it became worse and I threatened to kill her, she gave me away to the police and I was punished for using threats and failing to keep the domestic peace. I got one week."

“During my first long sentence for theft, one of eight months, I was separated from this woman. Then I met her again in 1904 and started up with the daughter. I ill-treated her and threatened her with a revolver. It was an out-of-date old thing that would not have been capable of hurting her. I had great fun as they ran away and I sent shots after them. While I was doing that I ejaculated."

“Another shooting occurred at that time. While I was in prison I had figured out how I would shoot a girl I knew in Grafenberg. At that mere thought I felt sexual excitement. I had known this girl at school. I studied the place where she lived and actually waited for days in order to kill her. One morning I watched her from their courtyard how she got out of bed and then I shot at her. After a while, when things quietened down again, I fired again that evening through the window. Then I fled to the Grafenberger Wald, was chased and arrested and found with the weapon. I confessed and got a year's imprisonment.”

I directed Kürten's attention to the throttling cases:

“I told you already that throttling in itself was a pleasure to me, even without any intention to kill. Take, for example, the Schäfer case in 1913. I had taken this girl out frequently and at last we spent the whole night in the Grafenberger Wald. I then throttled her several times and she did not mind. I just calmed her down: ‘This is all part of love,' I said, I don't want to kill you.' It was only the beginning, when I inserted my member in her vagina on the bench; it was in the wood that I had an ejaculation, and then without sexual connection at all."

“It was just the same in the case of Franken in 1913. There, too, I throttled the girl for some time and saw how the blood spouted from her mouth and in that way got my ejaculation. In other cases I did not achieve my end by throttling; for instance, Maas, I throttled her violently, too, but she freed herself and ran away.”

When I asked Kürten whether he had ever throttled any of his victims to death, he replied that he thought he had done so in the case of the Ohliger child because she did not move after the throttling. He said, also, that in August, 1929, he had throttled Anni for so long that he thought she was dead and he had then thrown the body into the Rhine in order to conceal traces of his crime.

Kürten then spoke of the effect of imprisonment upon him:

“The long sentences I served when still quite young had a very bad effect on me. Other prisoners think of naked women and masturbate. This I did very seldom. I got no pleasure from it. I got my climax of enjoyment when I imagined something horrible in my cell in the evenings. For instance, slitting up somebody's stomach, and how the public would be horrified. The thought of wounding was my peculiar lust and it was in that way that I got my ejaculations. I can remember exactly how it happened in 1905 in the prison at Metz. There, for the first time, I got an ejaculation by thinking of grievous woundings and the actual killing of people. That went on for years. If I hadn't had that I would have hanged myself. There is really nothing astonishing about the fact that, having got out of prison, well used to such imaginings, I was urged to do the things. You remind me, Professor, of the Mülheim crime. It is certain that just then I had seven years in Münster behind me. Actually, I had gone out to steal and the murder was incidental. But you are quite wrong, Professor, if you think that this crime stands as a single case in those years. No, one thing and another happened, but there were no big jobs. But when the decision came, it came suddenly because of the opportunity – in contrast to the last years when the urge has dominated me continuously. The child Klein lay in her bed asleep. I seized her throat, and at once my sexual excitement began. During the throttling I grasped the child's vagina with my fingers in order to tear it open, but it was not enough for my lust: I cut the throat. It is the blood that is decisive in most of the cases, throttling alone is insufficient to produce ejaculation. There is, for instance, the case of the Italian. I only know her Christian name, Marianne. She could satisfy herself by sucking, but I got no pleasure out of that, so I throttled her for about ten minutes, but without success, for she did not scream, but defended herself vigorously. Then, again, the case of Anni #1, I treated her so badly that she was black and blue. Yet even after that she went out with me again. Some women are funny!"

“I can't say, Professor, that there were periods when my urge was stronger or weaker. Only during the period of hunger in Brieg prison I became a walking corpse and had no desire for sex. That is why nothing had happened at Altenburg. I only ill-treated women in order to get an ejaculation, but without complete sexual intercourse. It was only when I came to Düsseldorf and began to have relations with Tiede that I indulged more frequently in cruelty. In the beginning Tiede put up with it. Then, when she learned that I was married, she charged me with it. Besides her I had Mech and Kiefer in the Parkstrasse at the same time. When there seem to be long gaps in the list of my crimes I confess it is due to the terms of imprisonment, or to the fact that I failed in some projected assault. There are smaller attempts in between which I do not remember clearly myself and therefore have either not confessed or divulged. It was during this period that I committed arson on many occasions. I did not reveal all of the arsons during the investigation by the police. I then gave another reason for these crimes, but that was because it was more or less suggested to me and out of egotism I did not contradict them. It is not true that I wanted to kill the vagabonds sleeping in the haystacks I fired. It is the fact that I had no such thought. In my imagination arson played the same role as other mass accidents; when the people dashed about screaming I enjoyed it immensely. The bright glow of the fire at night was exciting, but one thing is certain, the frequency of the cases in these last years was due to the injustice of the sentences I served. When in 1926 I was sent to the remand prison I was absolutely mad. I had the feeling that I was innocent. To that feeling there were added imaginings of a sexual kind. Therefore, after my release in 1927 many more arsons took place than are mentioned on the list here. Besides, in addition to the case of 1st, there were minor cases of attempted throttling. In 1927 I was sentenced again for false pretences, which wasn't false pretences at all. Tiede had sworn falsely. In 1928 I again suffered an unjust prison sentence for alleged threats and insults. I was absolutely innocent. I resent that even to this day. You will now realize, Professor, why there were frequent arsons from 1927 onwards."

“I must answer your question whether I was suspected by any one with a ‘No.' I revealed everything after my arrest and without being asked. I don't want to pretend to you, Professor, that a desire to boast had not something to do with that confession – it was a bit of Kürten senior coming out in me. You must try to put yourself in my place. The highest police officers were hemming me in. They all marvelled at me as a miracle. That is why I took on me more than was really true."

“For instance, the murders in Altenburg, the details of which are fresh in my memory from gossip. They often marvelled at my memory. Things that happened twenty or thirty years ago I can describe to you with every detail. I can recall the day and the hour of every arson I committed. But the statements which I made previously about wanting to kill the down-and-outs sleeping in the haystacks by firing them are true only in so far as I had no original intention of killing people in that way. During the firing itself the thought that human beings might be burnt added to the sensations that I experienced. I always watched the fires, usually from near at hand, so near in fact that I have been asked to give a helping hand. Otherwise I was among the spectators of the street... The shouting of the people and the glare of the fire pleased me. During big fires I always came to an ejaculation. If you see in the list sometimes several arsons in one evening, then I had had no success with the first or the second. I also ejaculated when I fired the woods. It was a lovely sight when one pine after another was consumed in the flames fanned by the sharp East wind... that was wonderful."

“At the arson in the Wolfsaap I had no success in the beginning, so I left it and made my way to the Stützhof farm and set a barn alight. But as the barn was some distance and isolated, there were few people about, for the people were all at the Wolfsaap. So I went back again to the barn. Meanwhile some excitement had started up. Fire engines came up, rumbling; the tiles of the roof cracked with the heat and the reports of them bursting resounded to the borders of the woods. The owls then hooted and I ejaculated. Again, when I fired the peat belonging to the Heumieten, there was not enough noise. A policeman had to come and arouse the people and even then they didn't get up. That is why that same evening I set fire to the Hohenzollern colony. That was another matter altogether. The whole colony crowded together and I ejaculated. I tried to set fire to the Düsseldorf Orphanage several times, but the fire always petered out again. I probably ought not to have done it because of the orphans."

“The three arsons of January 1929 that took place on the same evening also came about because it was too quiet at the first fire at the Papendell haystack. The second fire at the barn in the field did not catch and only at the third fire, when the stack was blazing and there was a great commotion, did I have success.” I led the talk once more back to his sexual acts: “You ask me how it is possible for me to have normal sexual intercourse at all. Well, if I don't ill-treat the woman during the intercourse, then I get no orgasm. Even with my wife I had to use a sort of fantasy, otherwise I was impotent. It was usually my wife who took the initiative for intercourse. After we had been married six months she used to say: ‘Are we married or aren't we?' She has always had to help me to get an erection and even then, in order to succeed, I had to conjure up all kinds of fantasies and then it took a long time. So, too, with my victims, I never succeeded without brutalities, not even with Hahn. She believed that I had had complete intercourse with her, but I did not ejaculate. Without violence my member slackens quickly in the vagina. It was so with Büdlick and the others with whom I was supposed to have had complete connection.”

I next spoke to Kürten about the single cases that took place, one after the other, for so far he had not mentioned them. The statement he made was as follows:

“I have told you already that the main thing with me was to see blood. Here I must tell you of another recent case. Whenever I happened to be near a serious accident in the street I felt sexually excited. A short time before I was arrested I saw a brakesman fall from the freight wagon of a street car on Erkrather Strasse, and go under its wheels. The blood gushed out and I pretended to assist the victim. I then had an orgasm. Such cases happen frequently, even with animals. Thus, once on the corner of the Mintropstrasse I saw a horse that had been knocked over by a tram. The animal bled to death. By chance I saw it all and ejaculated.

“Whether I took a knife or a pair of scissors or a hammer in order to see blood was a matter of indifference to me or mere chance. Often after the hammer blows the bleeding victims moved and struggled, just as they did when they were throttled. I never got an orgasm at the start of these proceedings and for that reason I had to continue them. For instance, the Albermann case, I felt nothing while actually throttling. That was why I repeated what I did in the Mülheim case, putting my fingers into the child's vagina. On that erection took place at once, and I then introduced my member into the vagina of the child. That was only an attempt, for my member relaxed again and I had to stab. Then only ejaculation took place. I can hear the bleeding, even when the stabbing is through the clothing, into the heart."

“It was thus as I lay on the Albermann child, my member still in the child's vagina, while I continued to stab her breast. It was similar, too with Hahn. There, too, I had no satisfaction during the sexual act, only later on during the throttling I became stiff again and when, as I stabbed her throat, the blood gushed from the wound, I drank the blood from the wound and ejaculated. I probably drank too much blood because I vomited. The Hahn girl was still alive, despite the terrible loss of blood. Finally, to kill her, I stabbed her in the breast and again I heard the gushing of blood. My return twice to this girl's body was for purposes of security: the body could not be left in the stream. As I carried the body to the grave which I had dug I thought about crucifying her. I had taken strong staples with me and wanted to nail the body to a tree with outspread arms. But I had not time. That, of course, was warranted to stir up some excitement. I then stood in her grave and drew the body down to me. In fingering it and holding it firmly – the under part was naked – I became once more sexually excited and had an orgasm. It struck me that the body was not stiff, but quite flaccid. She hung limp over my shoulder when I carried her. What cause prevented rigor mortis from developing?"

“I must now answer your question whether simple stabbing was sufficient to satisfy my sexual desire, and I must answer ‘yes.' For example, when I was going after Anna Goldhausen I got sexual excitement on turning the corner and going towards her as she came towards me. I had an erection as I stabbed her, but no orgasm; therefore I went on stabbing. I had no satisfaction when I stabbed Frau Mantel because the woman shouted so terribly that I had to run away as fast as I could. Only in the third case of stabbing did I have an orgasm – that of Kornblum – but without complete erection. Afterwards my wife discovered the spots on my clothes in the same way as she discovered it in the case of Hahn and reproached me with it."

“Also with Frau Kuhn I had an orgasm despite the fact that it was bitterly cold and that the whole attack took but seconds. With the Flehe children the throttling and struggling of the little Hamacher had an exciting effect and the sound of the blood when I cut her throat made me ejaculate. With the older child, Lenzen, it was the resistance that excited me and finally the stabbing which brought the climax, but without erection."

“That evening I was already in a state of strong sexual excitement. Again, the day after the crime, when I visited Flehe and saw the tremendous excitement of the people, I ejaculated.”

(All this Kürten told me in the summer of 1930. When, in February, 1931, I referred again to the murder of the children, Kürten was doubtful if he had ejaculated twice within such a short period as he has stated above. But I am of the opinion that his first account is correct as the sound of the gushing blood had been always an infallible means with him.)

“The Schulte case on the following day, did not differ from the others. My sexual lust was appeased because of what had happened the day before, and it was only in the dark, during the shouting, cutting and stabbing that I had an orgasm."

“In the case of Reuter, too, I ejaculated. The girl had collapsed after the first hammer blow and then when I had dragged her away from the path she regained consciousness and bit and struggled. It was through that that I became excited even without the shedding of blood. Even so, I had to continue striking with the hammer, for I had had no ejaculation when I had connection with her. It was much the same with Dörrier when she was lying unconscious after the first hammer blow. I had already exposed myself, had an erection, and had already penetrated her, but even then I had to keep on striking with the hammer until I ejaculated. I also gripped her neck with my left hand.”

Here, too, I want to mention that Kürten gave a totally different account of the Dörrier affair in February, 1931. He then denied the coitus altogether and said that he did not even penetrate and that he had only attempted to do so. He said that in uncovering her he had seen her bloodstained linen and concluded that she was at her period and therefore checked himself from any further advance. This alternative account is noteworthy, since it does not explain the vaginal injury of Dörrier.

“In Wander's case, the excitement had no climax because the hammer broke – her head was harder than the hammer.”

(During one of the last interviews I had with Kürten prior to the jury trial, he himself referred to the blood-drinking.)

“I have already told you, Professor, of the Hahn case and how I drank the blood from the wound of her neck. As I told you, I stabbed her throat and, lying across her, I drank the blood that gushed out. While I did that I thrust my scissors with my right hand several times into her breast.”

(That explains the oblique direction of the stabs I found on the body.)

“In the case of Ohliger I also sucked blood from the wound on her temple, and from Scheer from the stab in the neck. From the girl Schulte I only licked the blood from her hands. It was the same with the swan in the Hofgarten. I used to stroll at night through the Hofgarten very often, and in the spring of 1930 I noticed a swan sleeping at the edge of the lake. I cut its throat. The blood spurted up and I drank from the stump and ejaculated."

“Your question too, Professor, whether the recollection of my deeds makes me feel ashamed, I will tell you. Thinking back to all the details is not at all unpleasant. I rather enjoy it. To be sure, I pity the victims, but in conjuring up the memories in my imagination I even succeed in getting sexual satisfaction. These explanations, Professor, are only intended for you as a scientist, for I have told you with complete frankness my innermost feelings. Such things are not good for the public. They can do only harm and certainly no good. It was on this account that at my trial I put forward other explanations of my crimes. That may at least do some good towards the reform of the penal system."

“So far as my own fate is concerned I am tranquil. It is because of that that I am able thus quietly to answer your question whether I am not sorry for my confession with ‘No.' It is better that I made an end of it. I would not have stopped my attacks. I was impelled over and over again. But I also want to point out that I was able to master my urge. Therein lies my guilt – that I did not do it in the murder cases. I know quite well that there I am guilty. Therefore I want to shoulder my punishment. After having spent twenty-four years in such institutions I prefer death to pardon. Though prison is different today from what it was in earlier times I see the contempt on the faces of the prison officials and the other prisoners. Those men, Professor, don't understand, as usual. But, after all, people are right when they say: ‘The beast! The wild animal!'”

It was on this occasion that Kürten asked me particularly about the execution in detail – whether, his head chopped off, he would still hear the gushing of blood. That would be for him, he said, the pleasure of all pleasures.

It was while he was awaiting trial that Kürten changed this attitude towards death. The frequent interviews with physicians and lawyers probably had something to do with this change. Shortly after the jury-trial I once more asked of him what verdict he anticipated; and whether he would prefer a life sentence to death. He answered:

“That depends, Professor, on whether the court finds for murder or manslaughter. From the legal standpoint murder presupposes deliberation. This I certainly deny in the Mülheim case; that was a spontaneous act done quite blindly. Such a deed is no premeditated murder."

“As to the later cases I shan't have any such luck with that plea. It will be difficult for them to consider those cases as manslaughter. It is difficult, Professor, to answer your question about the death sentence. When a man has been sobered up after the event, as I have been, he lets thing go their own way. If the Ministry confirm the death sentence, well, then I shall be executed; but if there is the slightest ground for the view of legal irresponsibility, then there might be some chance for a petition for pardon."

“After all, an execution does not achieve much. It is doubtful whether they can wash off with my blood the blood I have shed. It boils down in the end to an act of vengeance which the people have asked for. When I myself think about my deeds, and in particular about the children, then I abhor myself so much that I am impatient for my execution. That's the way you feel when you sober up. On the other hand, capital punishment itself is criticized even by the legal experts, so that one says to oneself: ‘What, chop off a man's head simply because the people shout for it?'”

Now there is revealed to us a Kürten utterly different from the man interrogated by police and judge. These crimes, hitherto incomprehensible, become comprehensible, the wrong-doings of an abnormally directed sexual urge. The criminal becomes the sadist, but nothing fundamentally new for sexual pathology is opened up by Kürten's crimes. Qualitatively, he does not differ from other sadistic criminals; only quantitatively, but quantitatively he stands out as a man unique in recent criminal history. Indeed, to an extent that justifies a more detailed examination of the man's sadism.

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Stephen Craig Paddock(April 9, 1953 – October 1, 2017) was an American mass murderer who perpetrated the 2017 Las Vegas shooting. Paddock opened fire into a crowd of about 22,000 concertgoers attending a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip, killing 60 people[a] and injuring approximately 867 (at least 413 of whom were wounded by gunfire).Paddock killed himself in his hotel room following the shooting. The incident is the deadliest mass shooting by a lone shooter in United States history



Born: Stephen Craig Paddock

April 9, 1953

Clinton, Iowa, U.S.

Died: October 1, 2017 (aged 64)

Paradise, Nevada, U.S.

Cause of death: Suicide by gunshot

Murders: October 1, 2017 .10:05 – 10:15 pm

Location;Las Vegas Strip, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.

Target:Route 91 Harvest music festival audience

Killed

61 (including himself and two women who died in 2019 and 2020)

Injured: 867 (413+ by gunfire or shrapnel)

Weapons: 24 firearms;

14 .223-caliber AR-15-type rifles

Eight .308-caliber AR-10-type rifles

.308-caliber bolt-action rifle

.38-caliber revolver



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Stephens body in the hotel room



2017 shooting

On October 1, 2017, a mass shooting occurred when 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire on the crowd attending the Route 91 Harvest music festival on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada from his 32nd-floor suites in the Mandalay Bay hotel. He fired more than 1,000 rounds, killing 60 people and wounding at least 413. The ensuing panic brought the total number of injured to approximately 867. About an hour later, he was found dead in his room from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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The Las Vegas Strip is a stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard immediately south of the city of Las Vegas in Clark County, Nevada. The Strip is known for its concentration of casinos and resort hotels, including the 43-story Mandalay Bay southwest of its intersection with Mandalay Bay Road, in the unincorporated town of Paradise.

Las Vegas Village, a 15-acre (6-hectare) lot used for outdoor performances, was located diagonally across the intersection to the northeast and owned by MGM Resorts International.From 2014 onward, the venue hosted the annual Route 91 Harvest country music festival. The 2017 festival ran from September 29 to October 1, with over 22,000 attendees on the final day

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The mass shooting occurred between 10:05 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. on October 1, 2017, which was the third and final night of the festival. When the shooting began, country music singer Jason Aldean was giving the closing performance.

Shortly before 10:00 p.m., hotel security guard Jesus Campos was sent to the 32nd floor to investigate an open-door alert. He attempted to open a door that provided immediate access to the floor, but found that it would not open. After Campos entered the floor, he discovered an L-shaped bracket screwed into the door and door frame, which prevented the door from opening. After reporting the discovery to his dispatch center, he heard what he thought was the sound of rapid drilling coming from Room 32–135 and went to investigate the matter. At approximately 10:05 p.m., he was hit in the right thigh by one of about 35 bullets that Paddock fired through the door of his suite. After Campos was hit, he took cover in the alcove between Rooms 32–122 and 32–124 and immediately informed the hotel by radio and cellphone that he had been shot, though he believed he had been shot with a BB or pellet gun. At the same time, maintenance worker Stephen Schuck was on the same floor to fix the door that Campos had reported as being barricaded. The already-wounded Campos encountered Schuck and told him to take cover. Schuck contacted hotel dispatchers over his radio, informed them of the ongoing shooting, and told them to call the police. Neither the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department nor MGM Resorts International, the Mandalay Bay's owner, have confirmed when information about the initial shooting was relayed to the police

After Paddock used a hammer to break two of the windows in both of his suites,he began shooting through them at 10:05 p.m.He ultimately fired over 1,000 rifle rounds approximately 490 yards (450 m) into the festival audience.He initially started out with a few single gunshots before firing in bursts that usually ranged from 80 rounds to 100 rounds.Many people in the crowd initially mistook the gunfire for fireworks.During the shooting, a security fence hindered concertgoers from fleeing the 15-acre (6-hectare) concrete lot. The gunfire continued, with some momentary pauses, over the span of ten minutes and ended by 10:15 p.m. During these pauses (during reload and while the assailant was confronting Campos), most concertgoers down below were able to flee the venue.

In addition to shooting at the concertgoers, Paddock fired eight bullets at a large jet fuel tank at McCarran International Airport 2,000 feet (600 m) away.Two of those bullets struck the exterior of the tank, with one bullet penetrating the tank. The fuel did not explode because jet fuel is mostly kerosene, which is unlikely to ignite when struck by a bullet.

During the shooting, police officers were initially confused whether the shots were coming from the Mandalay Bay, the nearby Luxor hotel, or the festival grounds.There were also multiple false reports of additional shooters at other hotels on the Strip.Officers eventually spotted multiple muzzle flashes from the middle of the northern side of Mandalay Bay and responded to the hotel. At 10:12 p.m., two officers on the 31st floor reported the sounds of gunfire on the floor above them.When officers arrived on the 32nd floor at 10:17 p.m. and encountered Campos a minute later, he directed them to Paddock's room and helped others evacuate. Campos was then directed to seek medical attention for himself.

Between 10:26 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., eight additional officers arrived at the 32nd floor; some of those officers manually breached the door Paddock had screwed shut with the bracket. The gunfire had ceased, and the police moved systematically down the hallway, searching and clearing each room, using a master key that was provided by Campos. At 10:55 p.m., the officers finished evacuating guests. At 11:20 p.m., over an hour after the initial officers arrived on the 32nd floor, police breached Room 32–135 with explosives. Paddock was found dead on the floor from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.[55][56] Police then breached Room 32–134; while entering the hotel suite, an officer accidentally fired a three-round burst from his weapon, but the bullets did not hit anyone. At 11:27 p.m., officers announced over the police radio that a suspect was down

McCarran Airport, adjacent to the shooting site, was shut down for several hours.Approximately 300 people entered the airport grounds as they fled from the shooting.[This prompted officials to shut down all four runways. More than 25 flights were rerouted to ensure that no aircraft would be hit by gunfire,while other flights were canceled before airfield operations resumed at 12:40 a.m. on October 2.

Much of Las Vegas Boulevard was closed while police SWAT teams combed the venue and neighboring businesses. At approximately 2:45 p.m. PDT on October 2, a state of emergency was declared in Clark County.Early on October 2, Sheriff Lombardo identified the suspect as Stephen Paddock.



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Victims portraits, full details on victims , names and background on link below

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EFFORTPOST "Miracle of the Andes" (Plane crash)

On 13 October, 1972, a Uruguayan plane crashed in the Andes, leaving 33 passengers to survive and suffer for 72 days. The flight was carrying the "Old Christians", a rugby team, as well as their family and friends.

Coming from Montevideo, they were supposed to play a match in Chile, where they would never arrive. While the pilots had originally planned to fly nonstop to Santiago, after just a few hours they had to land in Mendoza because of bad weather. Everyone had hoped that they could be in the air again in a few hours, but it was soon clear that they would have to stay the night.


https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/17182025821868193.webp Known and intended flight path of the Fairchild.


The next day they were finally back in the air, but the weather hadn't improved a lot. It was cloudy and foggy, which is why the co-pilot "Lieutenant-Colonel Dante Héctor Lagurara" was flying under the plane's instrument readings. The fact that it was so foggy and he was unable to visually confirm their location led him to believe they had overflown Chile already and he began descending towards what he believed to be an Airport in Santiago de Chile. For unknown reasons, he failed to notice the planes instrument readings, and didn't have any idea of what was happening.


It had not been the teams first flight to Chile, but for some passengers it was the first time away from home. They were all young adults, some even still teenagers, and were excitedly chatting, laughing and even throwing the rugby ball around the small cabin.

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The pilots had told them that there was going to be some turbulence, but no one had payed any second thoughts to his words. Every time the plane dipped sideways the boys would whoop and cheer like they were on an amusement ride, even joking about others being scared.

That was until Nando Parrado's best friend, Francisco "Panchito" Abal, tapped him on the shoulder and pointed out the window. "Look at this, Nando." he said. "Should we be this close to the mountains?"

Nando stared out the window in disbelief, then the planes engines screamed and the fuselage started vibrating so violently that he feared it would shake itself into pieces. Nando and his mother's eyes met for an instant, then the plane got thrown to the side with the terrible howl of metal grinding. Suddenly the sky opened above him and frigid air blasted his face. There was no time to feel fear or make sense of things, in the time of a heartbeat he was torn from his seat with incredible force and thrown forward into darkness and silence.

https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/17182042439235182.webp Nando Parrado during a tough game in Uruguay, 1971


When the pilots finally noticed that they were dangerously close to the mountains below, they applied maximum power to gain altitude, but it was too late. While Lagurara was able to bring the aircraft nose over the ridge, the lower tail-cone didn't make it. When the tail-cone was sheared off, it took with it the rear part of the aircraft, including two rows of seats. Everyone that had been sitting there, three passengers and two crew members, immediately got sucked out of the plane without any chance of survival. The next collision severed the right wing, and shortly after the left one. Its propeller sliced through the fuselage and two more passengers fell out of the gaping hole in the rear.

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https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/17182077078425598.webp The fuselage after the crash


"I was gripped by the realization that our plane had crashed into the Andes—and that I was going to die. No one walked away from an accident like this, man and machine, limbs and steel, twisted and smashed."

-Roberto Canessa in his book "I had to survive"


And yet, on October 13, 1972, Roberto Canessa opened his eyes after passing out for what seemed like seconds. He had trouble seeing and was in pain, but could make out faint groans and moans of pain all around him. He could see hands and feet sticking out of the mess of chairs that had been ripped from their moorings and were tangled up into an hopeless mess. Where parts of the plane were supposed to be there were now big holes through which cold air blew through the fuselage, coming from the snowy hell that lay behind them. Suddenly, the tangle of seats and metal that had been pinning Roberto down was lifted, and he turned around to face Gustavo Zerbino. They didn't say a thing, but their shocked and confused looks were enough.

Now what? Where do we begin?

Carlitos Paez, another friend, managed to speak up, only muttering, "Canessa, this is a disaster, isn't it?"

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Without a second thought they started working, pulling out one after another person from the tangled up seats. One dead, the next alive. One dying, the other one screaming and sobbing. Out of the 33 passengers that had survived the crash, almost all were seriously injured. There was Arturo Nogueira, whose legs were broken. Enrique Platero, who had a piece of metal stuck in his abdomen, which brought out a few inches of intestine with it when removed, and finally Nando Parrado, who had a skull fracture and was in a coma.


At night, the temperature would drop down to −30 °C (−22 °F). To shield themselves from the cold, they used suitcases, snow and other materials to close off the rear of the fuselage. They lay together as close as possible in an attempt to warm themselves. But despite their efforts, 5 passengers and a crew member died during the first night.

"The night falls like an ambush. In the span of minutes, temperature drops 86 degrees. If the plane crash didn't kill us, the cold will. We huddle together the best we can. Living and dead, as one.”

–Numa Turcatti from the movie "Society of the Snow"


They spend the first days collecting all leftover food and collecting it in a suitcase, crafting makeshift sunglasses to prevent snow blindness and a water collector.

https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/17182092306546342.webp Sunglasses made by Fito Strauch


On day three Nando Parrado awoke, only to be informed that his mother and best friend had died and his sister, Susana "Susy" Parrado, was severely injured. He spend the next days holding her, talking to her and gently brushing through her hair. Despite doing everything he could for her, she too died on the ninth day from her injuries.

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All passengers had lived their whole life by the sea, and some had never even seen snow before the crash. They lacked food, clothes and medical equipment to treat the wounded. After shouting at the injured to stop their pathetic moaning throughout the whole night, Roberto build two hammocks so they could get some relief. Sleeping on the ground with the others was impossible, every movement sending unbearable pain through their broken bones and wounds.


They had found a small AM transistor radio jammed in between two seats, through which they could listen to the radio after Roy Harley had improvised a long antenna using electrical wires from the plane.

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On the eleventh day they heard horrible news: The search for them had been called off.

"The others who had clustered around Roy, upon hearing the news, began to sob and pray, all except Nando Parrado, who looked calmly up at the mountains which rose to the west. Gustavo "Coco" Nicolich came out of the aircraft and, seeing their faces, knew what they had heard. He climbed through the hole in the wall of suitcases and rugby shirts, crouched at the mouth of the dim tunnel, and looked at the mournful faces looking at him. "Hey boys," he shouted, "there's some good news we just heard on the radio! They've called off the search!" Inside the crowded aircraft there was silence. As the hopelessness of their predicament enveloped them, they wept. "Why the hell is that good news?" Paez shouted angrily at Nicolich. "Because it means," Nicolich said, "that we're going to get out of here on our own.".

-From the book "Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors"


Their food rations had soon been used up, and everyone was in distress. Since there were no animals or plants around, some passengers started eating the stuffing of the seats or shoelaces out of desperation. Knowing the search had been called off, they made each other a promise one day when they were sitting together: The others could use their body for food after they had died, if it meant that they would make it out.

Knowing that they had no other choice, the survivors started consuming the bodies of their dead relatives and friends.

The bodies of our friends and team-mates preserved outside in the snow and ice contained the vital, life-preserving proteins that would keep us alive. But could we do it? For a long time we agonized. I went out in the snow and prayed to God for guidance. Without His consent, I felt I would be violating the memory of my friends, that I would be stealing their souls. We wondered whether we were going mad to even contemplate such a deed. Had we turned into brute savages? Or was this the only alternative for us to survive? Truly, we were pushing the limits of our fear.

-Roberto Canessa

Canessa was the first one to eat, cutting the meat with a shard of broken glass and swallowing the first matchstick-sized piece. Others followed suit over the next few days, but some kept refusing to eat. At first they were so disgusted by the experience that they could only eat skin, muscle and fat, but in the end they also ate hearts, lungs, and even brains. They wound cut the flesh in thin pieces and then lay them out on the plane to dry in the sun, so they were easier to eat.

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On the 29 October, their 17th day of suffering, an avalanche struck the fuselage while the survivors were sleeping. Roy Harley had heard the noise and jumped to his feet, seconds later the avalanche swept through the makeshift wall at the rear of the fuselage, burying him up to the hips. As he saw that everyone that had been sleeping before was now buried in snow he started digging in panic and fear of being the only one left on the mountain. He had quickly uncovered Carlitos, Fito and Roberto, who, as soon as uncovered, started digging as well. After a few minutes of chaos, screaming and sobbing the fuselage went quiet. The boys were sitting in the tight space that was only lit eerily by the flames of Pancho Delgados lighter. Some were lying around motionless while others were rising from the snow like zombies from their grave, huffing and gasping for air. Their losses were big. Seven people had died, suffocating beneath the thick layer of snow. That included Marcelo, Enrique Platero, Coco Nicholich and Daniel Maspons, Carlos Roque, Juan Carlos Menendez, Diego Storm and Liliana.


During their time on the mountains, some had gone on expeditions around the crash side. Nando had been too weak to join them, but he was eager to get them out of there. "What did you see? Behind the mountains? Green grass? Did you see anything?" He would ask Numa Turcatti, who just weakly shook his head. "Only snow and mountains, in every direction I looked."

This didn't hold Nando back from believing. After their leader, Marcelo Perez, had died in the avalanche he began telling the others his plan: He wanted to walk to Chile on foot, since he believed that no one was coming to save them. He picked out three people to come with him: Roberto Canessa, Antonio Vizintín and Numa Turcatti.

Numa's leg had become infected after someone accidentally stepped on it, and his condition quickly worsened. Because of that, he was no longer in any shape to go with them and they had to go with only three people. Numa wasn't on the rugby team, and he only knew one person there. Despite that and his shy demeanor, everyone liked him immediately. He was calm, respectful and always helpful. He, however, was also very religious, and only ate the bare minimum to survive. Hearing that he couldn't join the others took his last hope, and he stopped completely.

Roberto, who had always been a difficult friend, did not want to go. Others described him as aggressive, egoistical and interested in following absolutely no one's rules. He would find excuses to stay longer, like saying that he had to treat others wounds since he was a med-student, that he didn't feel good or that the weather was too bad.


Antonio "Tintín" Vizintín, Roberto and Nando decided to go on another expedition in attempt to find the tail, which they managed to do. There they found waterproof fabric, deciding to craft a sleeping bag out of it. Finally giving in, Roberto said they would start their hike to Chile as soon as it was finished.


Their hike would be tough and dangerous, so they had to prepare. Besides the sleeping bag they also wore more clothes than the others and ate more flesh, hoping their bodies would be strong enough to survive it.

The sleeping bag was finished, but Roberto was still hesitant on going. On the eleventh of December, day 60, however, Numa died from his wound. Roberto immediately agreed to go, later saying that if someone like Numa, a man that never lost hope, died, then it wouldn't be long until they followed.

https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/1718214571091827.webp Numa Turcatti

https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/17182145712132277.webp Note written by Numa before he died, "There is no greater love than to give one's life for friends."

"Numa was one of the best of us, a brave young man who seemed to have no bad site, a person whose compassion and generosity never wavered, no matter how much he suffered. It maddened me that such a man should die from a simple bump to the leg, a minor bruise, the kind of injury that in the ordinary world would not have deserved a second thought."

-Nando Parrado


They had no equipment with them, only some makeshift sunglasses, snowshoes and a lot of wrong information. Believing the pilots words, they assumed that the closest help lay due west. As a result, they only brought along a three-day supply of meat for the three of them, when they would be walking for ten.

After three days of walking for hours each day and being close to freezing to death every night, they reached the mountain behind which they believed to be Chile. After Nando and Tintín had climbed it, they were shocked to find only more snowy mountains for as far they could see. Nando turned to Roberto and spoke: "Roberto, could you believe how beautiful it would be here if we weren't walking to our deaths?"


Realizing that they were going to take much longer than expected, they send Tintín back so they would have more food. He agreed and Roberto and Nando continued their hike. After a few days of walking it got warmer, which caused the flesh they had brought as food to rot and Roberto to get sick.

At the end of their hike, having walked seven more days, Roberto could barely stand anymore. They had found some cows, an empty soup can and finally a river on their way. And, most importantly, on the other side of the river: three men.

They began shouting and screaming, hoping that they would see them. One of the men noticed Nando, who was jumping up and down, and shouted at him: "Tomorrow!"


Not being able to do anything else, they spend the night on the ground. The next morning the man returned, and threw a piece of paper tied to a stone and a pencil over to them. Nando immediately began writing, fearing that the man would leave if he took too long.

"I come from an airplane that crashed in the mountains. I am Uruguayan. We have been walking for 10 days. I have a wounded friend up there. In the plane there are still 14 injured people. We need to get out of here quickly and we don't know how to. We don't have any food. We are very weak. When are you going to come to get us? Please, we can't even walk. Where are we?"

https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/17182152456477346.webp Nando's note

After reading the note, the man, Sergio Catalán, signed to them that he understood, then he disappeared to get help. Before riding off for ten hours to call someone, he threw a loaf of bread over the river, which Roberto and Nando devoured in seconds.

Finally, Nando and Roberto were ridden to Los Maitenes on horseback, where they were fed and allowed to rest.

Arriving before the rescue helicopters were of course: the reporters. They immediately demanded to speak to Nando and Roberto, wanting to know about everything that had happened. At first they told the reporters that they survived from the food that had been on the plane, wanting to tell the families of the deceased in peace at home. When asked who else was alive, Parrado refused to answer. "I don't want to answer, because I don't know." He explained. "A lot of the boys were near death when we left, and I don't want to give the families false hope. That would be like losing their kids a second time."

Finally, a rescue helicopter arrived and they took Nando to find the others. Roberto stayed there and got treated, he had lost the half of his body weight while they were on the mountains.


At first the pilots couldn't believe Nando. "Are you sure it's here?" They asked him, "You couldn't have possibly walked all this way. Are you sure?" But Nando insisted, and they finally found the fuselage.

https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/1718214666217769.webp Photo taken from the rescue helicopter

On the afternoon of 22 December, 1972, half of the survivors were brought home, the other half having to stay there one more night because they couldn't fit into the helicopter, and it would be too dangerous to bring another one. The weakest ones were brought into hospitals and treated immediately, while the ones that had to stay were accompanied by four rescuers who agreed to do so.

https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/1718214665293943.webp The remaining survivors sitting with two of the rescuers, left and right.

https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/17182146021464376.webp Survivors in the hospital

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INTO AND INFO

RABAA MASSACRE CAUSES AND AFTERMATHS

If u just want the juice on the massacre itself scroll down until you see its title but here am providing background info

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Location: Cairo, Egypt

Date :August 14, 2013

Target Pro-Morsi demonstrators and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Death toll : 904-1000 people according Human Rights Watch, and note estimates may vary considerably.

Perpetrators: Egyptian security forces (Army)

Motive: Protest Dispersal.

Background and the Arab spring

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I will start by going into the very beginning of the story as far as the Arab spring which occurred in many Arab countries as a result of corruption and bad government choices, literally it was a collection of anti-government uprisings and some times such as the case in Libya it became all out armed conflicts,

The wave of the initial protests faded in mid-2012 as they were met with violent reprisal's.

Many large scale and long term effects occurred as a result such as the rise of the Islamic State in Syria and the insurgency in Iraq, The Egyptian political crisis is on of these shock waves.

A number of considerable factors played part in the igniting the uprisings such as human rights violations, extreme poverty, political corruption and the increasing of the prices off basic necessities

just to name a few but one of the major playing factors was that the EU and USA in general weren't happy at the current rulers even though they were tyrants but they were enemies of the west as well as there own people, As in for Gaddafi who was a tyrant and he killed thousands of his people but he was also a threat to the US so the Obama administration openly supported the rebels.

Now back to Egypt, the Egyptian people were inspired by the spring going on in Tunisia so they started an 18-day mass protest which ended in the toppling over of the 29-year rule of Husseini Mubarak

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,The spring in Egypt was a success as it ended in the stepping down of Mubarak and him getting sentenced to life in prison but of his poor health he didn't serve on day there, a free elections where held and the people had the first unfiltered free democratic elections in the history of that country, Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Mohamed Morsi, won a presidential election in 2012 regarded as free and fair by election observers, and was subsequently sworn in before judges at the Supreme Constitutional Court.

Millitary Coup

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And sadly morsi was in the wrong place at the wrong time, his presidency over Egypt didn't last a full year, after about 10 months of his presidency military sponsored protests started under the name ‘Tamarud' or rebellion the military gave the president 24 hours to end the political issues and I f that want achieved the military will take over, sisi is on moursis left hand side

and all that was happning towards the end of June, the coup was planned carefully and officialy happened on the 03/07/2013 the president was kidnapped and sent to army barrack and the general Sisi took control of government and this is according to him and his wife straight after the coup leade army general Sisi gave his speech undressing the country.

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Atermath

Immediate violence on the 4th of July with over a hundred wounded and two deaths the Muslim Brotherhood announces ‘'strictly peaceful'' protests to defy the coup.

Protests after Fajar(morning) prayers were announced by Morsi supporters, and it was termed ‘'rejection Friday'' https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/17181888354245396.webp

The armed forces showed up and started shooting to kill, it was denied at first but BBC reporter Jermy Bowen said he saw soldiers firing at protestors.

On the morning of the 8th of July clashed between protestors and army officers set off and 43 were killed and 300 were injured, more protetests were orgnised on the 19th of February while fighter Jets and helicopters flew in formation over the rooftops in towns the protests started.

After a a full month of clashes and protests came the big day which was the 14/08/2013.

14 August Crackdown ‘'Rabaa Massacre''

On 14 August 2013, Egyptian security forces raided two camps of protesters in Cairo: one at al-Nahda

Square and a larger one at Rabaa al-Adawiya Mosque. The two sites had been occupied by supporters of

ousted President Mohamed Morsi, who was removed from office by the military after mass street protests

for and against his rule. The camps were raided after initiatives to end the six-week sit-ins failed and as a

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According to Human Rights Watch at least 904 people were killed in

what was described as crimes against humanity. However, the Egyptian

Health Ministry claimed 638 people were killed and at least 3,994 injured.

According to the National Coalition for Supporting Legitimacy (NCSL),

the number of deaths from the Rabaa al-Adawiya Mosque sit-in alone

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were some 2,600. Violent retaliation followed in several cities across the

country. The military appointed interim government declared a monthlong state of emergency in response and curfews were instituted in many

areas. The total casualty count made 14 August the deadliest day since the

2011 Egyptian revolution which toppled former President Hosni

Mubarak. The violent dispersals carried out by the security forces were

widely denounced by world leaders, with the exception of Gulf Arab

states: the U.A.E., Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain. On 12 August 2014, Human Rights Watch stated in a report based on a year-long investigation that during the 14 August dispersal of the Rabaa al-Adawiya sit-in, security forces envisioned several thousand deaths. It estimated that a minimum of 817 people were killed. Kenneth Roth, the executive director of Human Rights Watch, said that "in Rab'a Square, Egyptian security forces carried out one of the world's largest killings of demonstrators in a single day in recent history" and that "this wasn't merely a case of excessive force or poor training. It was a violent crackdown planned at the highest levels of the Egyptian government".

On 14 August 2013, shortly after 7:00 am, Egyptian police moved in to disperse the camps. According to the Interior Ministry, the plan was to stop the protests gradually by cutting off supply lines while providing a safe exit for those who elected to leave. By 8:00 the smaller camp – near Cairo University in Giza — was cleared of protesters. However, it took about 12 hours for police to take control of the main sit-in site near the Rabaa al-Adawiya Mosque that served as the epicenter of the pro-Morsi campaign.Police in riot gear fire birdshot and tear gas, supported by bulldozers to clear barricades for armored vehicles. Military helicopters swooped low over the encampment and, using loudspeakers, warned the thousands of demonstrators to leave the area along designated routes to safety. Thousands of Morsi supporters chanting "Allahu Akbar" tried to join those besieged by the security forces but they were driven away when police fired tear gas. All entrances to Rabaa were blocked by security forces. Brotherhood spokesman Gehad El-Haddad alleged that police snipers fired at Rabaa protesters from the rooftop of surrounding buildings and protesters also said that snipers fired down on those trying to flee or reach safety. In the afternoon, the protesters managed to push the police back to the point where they could get into a makeshift hospital. Shortly before dusk, soldiers and police officers renewed their push and protestors were forced to flee. Government forces seized control, destroying what remained of the protest camp. The National Coalition for Supporting Legitimacy, a pro-Morsi group, reiterated its rejection of violence and called on its members to continue to protest "to stop the massacre".

The attacks set off retaliatory clashes and protest marches. Protesters blocked important roads, including the Ring Road, a key route that connects many of Cairo's major districts. Crowds of Morsi supporters marched toward eastern Cairo in the late morning, running into a barrage of gunfire as they confronted police lines. Separately, a number of attacks on police stations occurred around the country. Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim put the number of stations attacked at 21. Angry mobs also attacked dozens of Christian properties. By nightfall, the military-backed interim government had declared a state of emergency and instituted a curfew. However, protesters established new sit-ins outside Mustafa Mahmoud Mosque in Mohandeseen, Giza and others in cities around the country, defying the new curfew and the interior minister's vows to break up any such assemblies. Initial reports by the Egyptian Health Ministry said 235 protesters, three journalists and 43 policemen died in the violence and what is interesting is that one of journalists killed was recorded to be the 1000th journalist killed world wide and unlike many massacres in the world the killers were convicted.

and more than 2,000 were injured, with the death toll expected to rise. Egyptian state television aired images of weapons confiscated from the sit-in protesters' camps, including automatic rifles and thousands of rounds of ammunition. An Egyptian free-to-air satellite news television channel aired infrared footage appearing to show pro-Brotherhood rioters firing automatic weapons against security forces. Some political analysts opined that the force used by the police was designed to provoke a violent response from supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood to justify the police response which is used in desprials in the whole history of violent protest .

Aftermath

am just gonna go through this quickly, so over 500 were sentenced to death, https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/17181888358663468.webp while 16000 were put to prison indefntily for the suspicion of them being part of the muslim brotherhood, people couldnt fight for thier rights and till this day egypt scores very low on the global human rights index https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/17181888358217976.webp

The reaction of the world:

There was a massive selection of reactions but I chose the ones that personally found interesting…..

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Taliban: The Taliban condemned the violence and called for the restoration of Morsi as president.

It issued a statement signed by the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan that called on

international organisations to take practical steps to stop the violence and "not be

satisfied with only condemning this barbaric incident.

https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/17181888359649234.webp

Al- Shabab (Al Qaeda in Somalia) : Shabaab announced on Twitter: "It's time to remove those rose-tinted spectacles and

see the world as accurately as it is, change comes by the bullet alone; NOT the ballot.

[The Muslim Brotherhood] should perhaps learn a little from the lessons of history and

those 'democratically elected' before them in Algeria or even Hamas. When will the

Muslim Brotherhood (MB) wake up from their deep slumber and realize the futility of their

efforts at instituting change. After a year of stumbling on the hurdles, the MB horse is

finally off to the knacker's yard, never to see the light of day again."

https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/17181888360171502.webp

UK: Prime Minister David Cameron

said that the United Kingdom "never supports

intervention by the military. But what now needs to

happen...in Egypt is for democracy to flourish and for a

genuine democratic transition to take place and all the

parties need to be involved in that.And that's what Britain

and our allies will be saying very clearly to the

Egyptians."

Foreign Secretary William Hague said

the United Kingdom "does not support military

intervention as a way to resolve disputes in a democratic

system." He also called the situation "dangerous" and

called on all sides to "avoid violence"

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USA : President Barack Obama said he was "deeply concerned" by the actions of Egypt's

military and urged a return to democratic governance. He ordered his administration to

review United States aid to Egypt.

He added: "No transition to democracy comes

without difficulty, but in the end it must stay true to the will of the people.An honest,

capable and representative government is what ordinary Egyptians seek and what they

deserve. The long-standing partnership between the United States and Egypt is based

on shared interests and values, and we will continue to work with the Egyptian people to

ensure that Egypt's transition to democracy succeeds."

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Al Qaeda: – Al-Qaeda's Egyptian leader Ayman al-Zawahiri commented in a video

released on the Internet by criticising the Islamists for losing power and not uniting to

implement Sharia. He said: "The battle isn't over, it has just started...the Islamic nation

should offer victims and sacrifices to achieve what it wants and restore power from the

corrupt authority governing Egypt."

https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/17181888361615884.webp

HAMAS: – A Hamas spokesman expressed disapproval for the "terrible massacre"

and called on the military to use "peaceful political solutions" in solving the crisis. He said that Hamas "condemns the massacres...and calls for an end to bloodshed and a halt to

the killing of peaceful protesters."

the end :#marseyliathomas:

and thats it and also plz dont mind the terrible spelling my keyboard is 2 years old and is really terrible and half the letters dont work LOL...

here are all the sources and their is a 5 minute documentary by al jazeerah if u want to watch it and also their is the long one and its around 54 minutes

sources

<<Aljazeera Documentary (5 minutes)0

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohamed_Morsi <<wikipedia morsi

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_Egyptian_coup_d%27%C3%A9tat wikipedia on the coup that period

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muslim_Brotherhood<<muslim brotherhood

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arab_Spring <<<arab spring

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabaa_massacre >> here is the main source on the massacre itselfffff

<<documentary by al jazeerah 54 minutes

i satrted doing this effort post at 10:00 P:M 11/06/2024 and am now completly done Alhmdulilah and its 10:38 AM 12/06/2024 it took me around 4-5 hours as i had to read all the sources and choose the parts and highlight them.... :#nerdtyping: :#ambythenerdtyping:

I wish all the victims and their families solitude and condolence.

Peace ✌✌ https://media.giphy.com/media/HVweQ5FuSFZJe/giphy.webp

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EFFORTPOST Wars in Vietnam: The Battle of Giai Lang :marseychingchong: , this specific video is from 1965

Introduction:

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The Vietnam War, spanning from 1955 to 1975, was a prolonged and contentious conflict. It pitted communist North Vietnam and its allies against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. Among the myriad battles that unfolded, the Battle of Giai Lang in 1965 stands out as a significant episode. This essay delves into the background, key events, and outcomes of the Battle of Giai Lang, shedding light on its importance within the broader context of the Vietnam War.

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Background:

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To comprehend the Battle of Giai Lang, one must first understand the broader landscape of the Vietnam War. After World War II, Vietnam, previously under French colonial rule, sought independence. This quest led to the First Indochina War, ending in 1954 with the Geneva Accords. The Accords temporarily divided Vietnam at the 17th parallel: the North, governed by Ho Chi Minh's communists, and the South, initially led by Emperor Bao Dai and later by President Ngo Dinh Diem.

This division set the stage for the Second Indochina War. North Vietnam aimed to reunify the country under communist rule, supporting the Viet Cong, a communist insurgency in the South. Meanwhile, the South Vietnamese government, grappling with internal instability and external threats, received increasing military and economic aid from the United States, which was committed to preventing the spread of communism in Asia.

By 1965, the conflict had intensified dramatically. The United States had begun deploying combat troops to South Vietnam, while the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) ramped up efforts to infiltrate and destabilize the South. It was against this backdrop that the Battle of Giai Lang occurred.

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The Battle of Giai Lang:

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Taking place in February 1965, the Battle of Giai Lang unfolded in the Mekong Delta region of South Vietnam. The Mekong Delta was of strategic importance due to its fertile lands, dense population, and extensive network of waterways, crucial for the movement of troops and supplies. Control over this region was essential for both the South Vietnamese government and the Viet Cong.

In early 1965, the Viet Cong launched a series of attacks in the Mekong Delta, aiming to disrupt South Vietnamese control and secure the area for their operations. The South Vietnamese Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN), supported by American advisors and airpower, sought to repel these attacks and maintain control.


Key Events of the Battle:

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✿ Initial Skirmishes:

The battle began with a series of skirmishes between ARVN forces and Viet Cong units in the Giai Lang area. Using guerrilla tactics, the Viet Cong capitalized on the dense jungle and waterways, launching hit-and-run attacks and ambushes. Although better equipped, the ARVN struggled to counter these tactics effectively.

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✿ American Involvement:

Recognizing the strategic significance of the Mekong Delta and the difficulties faced by the ARVN, American military advisors played a crucial role in the battle. U.S. forces provided intelligence, logistical support, and airpower to assist the ARVN. Helicopters became essential for troop movements and medical evacuations, showcasing American technological superiority.

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꒰⁐⁐⁐⁐⁐⁐⁐⁐⁐⁐୨୧⁐⁐⁐⁐⁐⁐⁐⁐⁐⁐꒱

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American soldiers arriving in South Vietnam, 1965

✿ Major Engagements:

The most intense phase of the Battle of Giai Lang involved a series of significant engagements between ARVN and Viet Cong forces. One notable clash near a village saw ARVN troops, backed by American artillery and airstrikes, successfully repel a large Viet Cong assault. Despite these efforts, the Viet Cong demonstrated resilience and adaptability, inflicting significant casualties on ARVN forces.

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✿ Aftermath and Withdrawal:

After several weeks of intense fighting, the battle gradually wound down. The ARVN managed to regain control of key areas in Giai Lang, but the Viet Cong retreated into the jungle, continuing their guerrilla activities. Both sides claimed victory, but the battle underscored the challenges faced by the South Vietnamese government and its American allies in combating the Viet Cong's guerrilla warfare tactics.


Significance of the Battle: The Battle of Giai Lang holds significant importance in the context of the Vietnam War for several reasons

✿ Demonstration of Viet Cong Resilience:

The battle showcased the Viet Cong's resilience and determination. Despite facing superior firepower and technology, they inflicted substantial casualties and disrupted South Vietnamese control in the region. This resilience would become a defining characteristic of the Viet Cong throughout the war.

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✿ Challenges for the ARVN:

The battle highlighted the difficulties faced by the ARVN in countering the Viet Cong's guerrilla tactics. The ARVN, although better equipped, struggled to adapt to the unconventional warfare employed by the Viet Cong. This challenge persisted throughout the war, contributing to the eventual fall of South Vietnam.

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✿ American Involvement and Strategy:

The Battle of Giai Lang underscored the increasing involvement of the United States in the Vietnam War. American military advisors, airpower, and logistical support played a crucial role in the battle. It also highlighted the limitations of American strategy, as conventional military tactics proved less effective against guerrilla warfare.

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USA. South Carolina. 1966. Funeral of a soldier who was killed in Vietnam.

✿ Impact on Local Population:

Like many battles in the Vietnam War, the Battle of Giai Lang had a significant impact on the local population. Villages in the Mekong Delta suffered from the fighting, with civilians caught in the crossfire. The displacement of people, destruction of property, and loss of lives contributed to the broader humanitarian crisis during the war.

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Conclusion:

The Battle of Giai Lang in 1965 was a pivotal moment in the Vietnam War, illustrating the complexities and challenges of the conflict. It showcased the resilience of the Viet Cong, the difficulties faced by the ARVN, and the increasing involvement of the United States. The battle also had a profound impact on the local population, reflecting the broader human cost of the war.

The Vietnam War, with its many battles and significant events like the Battle of Giai Lang, remains a deeply studied and debated conflict in modern history. It serves as a reminder of the complexities of war, the resilience of those involved, and the enduring impact on nations and people. Understanding the Battle of Giai Lang provides valuable insights into the larger narrative of the Vietnam War and its lasting legacy.


Source's:

https://www.thirteen.org/blog-post/vietnam-war-questions-answered/

https://www.britishpathe.com/asset/228424/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War

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CHILD WARNING EFFORTPOST Confirmed Murders Committed by The Manson Family

Piece-of-Shit Charles Manson and His Doomsday Cult

As Far as I can tell, there hasn't been a thorough post made on the murders orchestrated by Charles Manson and committed by his cult followers. The details of his childhood are omitted here, but it was generally an extremely unpleasant one, including extreme neglect by his mother and an early predisposition to crime.


https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/17181612659873993.webp

(Manson in his 1968 mugshot)

Charles Milles Maddox (known as Charles Manson) was born on November 12th, 1934.

After moving to San Francisco in 1969, he met 23-year-old Mary Brunner and moved in with her. Before long, he had convinced 18 girls/women to live with him; he was building up a cult following by targeting insecure and lonely people who he found easy to manipulate. He convinced his followers that he was a “guru”, that they were the reincarnations of the “Original Christians”, and that he was the reincarnation of Jesus Christ. The group (later called “The Manson Family” by investigators and media) traveled along the west coast of the US in an old school bus- they eventually settled in the Los Angeles area of California. In April of 1968, Brunner gave birth to her and Manson's son, Valentine Michael, who unsurprisingly grew up in subpar conditions. Manson would heavily drug his followers into submission and obedience with LSD. He also utilized sexual abuse to attain these goals. In his book ‘Love Needs Care', writer David Smith wrote that Manson aimed to turn his followers into “[…] empty vessels that would accept anything he poured”.

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(Brunner in her 1968 mugshot)

During April that same year, Manson became involved with The Beach Boys, where he and band member Dennis Wilson became good friends. The latter introduced Manson to various figures in the music industry; The Beach Boys even recorded one of his songs (originally titled “Ceased to Exist”, but renamed “Never Learn Not to Love”). However, Wilson was credited as the only writer. This sparked tension between the two, and Manson and his Family ended up wrecking two of Wilson's car in retaliation. Wilson moved out of his house eventually to separate himself from Manson, and the Family took over the home completely.

https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/1718161485254662.webp

(A popular photoshopped/fake picture of Wilson and Manson together)

After being evicted from this house, the Manson Family moved to the derelict Spahn Ranch, living there for free at the cost of the female members doing chores around the property and having sex with the 80-year-old owner. The Family morphed, over time, into a doomsday cult, as Manson- an avid White Supremacist- foretold of a looming race war (which he called “Helter Skelter”) between the minority black population and the majority white population. Manson claimed that the black population would kill off every white person in the country save for the Family, but that they needed Manson to lead/guide them afterward, because they could not survive on their own.

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(Members of the Manson Family, as well as Spahn Ranch)


The Manson Family was charged with 9 counts of first degree murder.

The first confirmed murder was of Gary Alan Hinman. Three members of the Family were sent, as per the instruction of Manson, went to Hinman's home to try to convince him to join the cult. They ended up holding him hostage for two days, before Manson himself arrived at the home and mutilated his face with a sword. Then, one of the Family members stabbed Hinman to death, and one of the three used his blood to write “political piggy” on the wall.

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(Hinman before his murder)

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(Crime scene photos)

The Tate murders occurred following this, and are considered the most famous of the Family's murders. Manson had instructed four of his followers (Watson, Atkins, Krenwinkel, and Kasabian) to go into the house located at 10050 Cielo Drive and "totally destroy everyone in it, and to do it as gruesome as [they could]". The first victim was 18–year-old Steven Earl Parent, whom Watson threatened with a .22 caliber revolver, gruesomely stabbed in the hand, and fatally shot four times in the chest, being left to die in the driver's seat of his car. After breaking in to the house, Watson accidentally awoke 32-year-old Wojciech Frykowski, who was asleep in the living room. After being asked who he was, Watson replied: "I'm the devil, and I'm here to do the devil's business."

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(Crime scene photo of Parent's body)

After finding the three other occupants of the house, he tied 26-year-old Sharon Tate (who was heavily pregnant at the time) and 35-year-old Jay Sebring together by the neck, slinging it over a ceiling beam. Watson then shot Sebring at his protests against Tate's treatment, eventually also stabbing him seven times. Frykowski's hands had been bound with a towel, but he freed himself; he began struggling with Atkins, who stabbed him multiple times in the legs. Frykowski had managed to escape to the front porch, only to be caught by Watson and bludgeoned with the butt of his gun, stabbed repeatedly, and shot twice.

Krenwinkel had pursued the running 25-year-old Abigail Anne Folger, and- with the help of Watson- stabbed her 28 times, killing her. Frykowski struggled across the lawn, but Watson continued to stab him, killing him. Frykowski suffered fifty-one stab wounds; he had also been struck thirteen times in the head with the butt of Watson's gun.

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(The body of Folger)

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(The body of Frykowski)

In the house, Tate pleaded to be allowed to live long enough to give birth and offered herself as a hostage in an attempt to save the life of her unborn child. However, both Atkins and Watson stabbed Tate sixteen times, killing her. The coroner's inquest found that Tate was still alive when she was hanged, although the cause of her death was determined as a "massive hemorrhage", while in Sebring was found to have been hanged to death.

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(The bodies of Tate and Sebring)

The following night, the third set of murders took place. The previous four perpetrators, along with Manson and his followers Van Houten and Grogan, drove to 3301 Waverly Drive in Los Angeles. The house located there belonged to 44-year-old Leno LaBianca and his wife, 43-year-old Rosemary LaBianca. The couple had their heads covered with pillowcases and secured with lamp cords. Watson stabbed Leno in the neck with a chrome-plated bayonet, while Rosemary fought with the women after being returned to her bedroom. Watson, in response to finding her defending herself, stabbed her with the bayonet, as well. He then returned to stabbing Leno (for a total of twelve stab wounds), and carved “WAR” into his abdomen. Rosemary was then found being stabbed by Kerwinkel, and then sixteen times in the back by Van Houten, before he exposed her rear.

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(The bodies of both LaBiancas)

Van Houten claimed at trial that Rosemary was already dead during his portion of the stabbing; later evidence showed that many of her 41 total stab wounds had, in fact, been inflicted post-mortem. Krenwinkel then wrote "Rise" and "Death to pigs" on the walls and "Helter Skelter" on the refrigerator door, all in LaBianca's blood. She gave Leno LaBianca fourteen puncture wounds with a carving fork, which she left jutting out of his stomach. She also planted a steak knife in his throat.

The final confirmed murder attributed to the Manson Family happened more than two weeks after these. 35-year-old Donald Jerome "Shorty" Shea was killed when Manson told Shea and three others to go on a ride to a nearby car parts yard on the Spahn Ranch. According to one of the men- Bruce Davis- Shea sat in the back seat with Grogan, who then hit Shea with a pipe wrench while Watson stabbed him. They brought Shea down a hill behind the ranch and stabbed and brutally tortured him to death. They urged Davis to join in, but he recounted being largely unable to bring himself to do so. The location of his body wasn't found until 1977, 8 entire years after his death.

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(Shea before his murder)

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(The eventual recovery of Shea's skeletal remains)


Not exactly as detailed as I would have liked it to be, but I figured I could always add more details about the murders later, if people want them. I was going to add more info on Manson's early life, but he doesn't deserve that. I hope him and everyone else who killed on his behalf are wondering why they're rotting in hell and not being praised in heaven. Get fucked, you wastes of oxygen!

Rest in peace to the poor folks who died without reason at the hands of these racist fucking lunatics.

PHOTO SOURCES:

https://www.reelreviews.com/shorttakes-56/morbidly-hollywood-no-ad/labiancacrimescene

https://www.google.com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Fm.imdb.com%2Fname%2Fnm0790342%2F&sa=U&sqi=2&ved=2ahUKEwjZw-_mk9WGAxXfjLAFHUFHCiMQFnoECCkQAQ&usg=AOvVaw03MNk3FtFpRZgQ65psHYm7

https://calisphere.org/item/8cdfe3b85980636fd2d5244c5e36846a/

https://www.charlesmanson.com/victims/gary-hinman/

https://lamag.com/lahistory/manson-an-oral-history1

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the palace of justice seige

was a seige done by the well known colombian leftist communist organisation (M-19) on November 6th 1985

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today a political party in the colombian parliment.

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info

the attack was done on november 6 1985 against the supreme court of colombia in the captial city of bogotá, the communists held the whole court hostage which caused 43 civilians to be killed and 11 other civilians missing to this day. the main intent of the attack was to hold a trial against president (Belisario Betancur.)

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for violating a peace treaty after the colombian military killed a high ranked M-19 guerilla commander on august 28 1985 . and the second main reason was to burn all of the information and documents along with the written evidence and important names of the members who were working for the medilin cartel to cover up pablo escobar's crimes which was originally collected to be used against him in court soon. pablo escobar allegedly had a meeting with the guerillas days prior to the attack, and paid them a sum of money for them to burn the documents in the document room. and they were successful, they burnt every piece of evidence which was gonna be used against pablo escobar in the future in court. although this has been confirmed true since the medilin cartel had sent death threats multiple times to the supreme court previously


the attack.

it happened on a peaceful afternoon at approximately 11:30 11:40AM, three vehicles carrying 35 guerillas 10 of them were women and the rest were men, the guerillas split into two groups, one group using a truck entered the basement and opened fire at everything that moved civilian or not they shot them on sight, the second group was smaller than the other, they disguised themselves with civilian clothes and they stormed the first floor of the building through the main entrance and started opening fire as they heard shots being fired from the basement, the second group killed 3 people on sight, 2 security officers and 1 building manager, at the same time both groups set up IED bombs in different parts of the building and the guerillas chanting some type of anthem, later on during their exchange of fire with the security guards they lost 1 guerilla, but later they were able to neutralise the whole building and killed each security guard one by one and then they set up posts and objects in strategic areas such us windows, entrances, hallways, stairways, and barricading some windows and doors, their main strategic part of the building was the 4th floor, the guerillas managed to capture and hold hostage 300 hundred people including the president of the supreme court, 24 justices, and 20 judges

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the response of the colombian forces.

on the same day colombian forces

-national police

-department of security

-colombian army

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gathered and attempted to potentially end the seige by negotiation or free the hostages and eliminate the guerillas, but the moment the colombian forces arrived on the scene the guerillas opened fire at them to show that they are not willing to negotiate, after all the colombian forces managed to free 200 hostageson the first day of the seige, the colombian coalition had ±100 soldiers on the scene and around 8 EE-9 cascavel infantry armored cars along with a handful of EE-1 URUTU infantry carriers which were used to bring down the huge entrance door

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, intense gunfight begins and fires rise and continues till the next day

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and the guerillas finally free the state councillor, the same day the guerillas asked the colombian government to allow the red cross to enter the building, but the siege was done later that day

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casualties,

around 33 guerillas were killed

10 colombian soldiers

43 civilians killed

11 civilians missing


here are some more photos and videos of the battle.

https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/17181563567500248.webp https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/1718156356836069.webp https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/17181563570608501.webp https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/1718156357787635.webp https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/17181563580334651.webp https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/17181563582597704.webp https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/1718156358901837.webp https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/17181563590254967.webp https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/17181563598886864.webp https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/17181563601069853.webp https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/17181563608247979.webp https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/17181563611969793.webp

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EFFORTPOST 2023 Lewiston shootings

Former Army Reservist Robert Card shot and killed eighteen and injured thirteen others on October 25, 2023. This mass shooting was the deadliest on U.S. soil of 2023.

[SUMMARY]

Robert began shooting at the Just-in-time Recreation Bowling Alley during a league event. However, he continued with his spree. He went into the Schemengees Bar & Grill Restaurant and kept shooting. Police received the first emergency calls at 6:56p.m. Plain clothes officers also heard the shooting happening and responded. Around 7:08 p.m., the second shooting was at the Schemengees Bar & Grille Restaurant. Some officers arrived at the scene after 2 minutes. Eight people were deceased at that location, and seven people died inside the building. There were also three injured at the scene. At exactly 8:06 p.m., The Androscoggin County Sheriff's Office and the Maine State Police told the people of an active shooter in the area. The sheriff's officer also released Images of his 2013 Subaru Outback, warning residents that Robert Card, the shooter, was dangerous and armed.

Take note, owner of the Schemengees Bar & Grille Restaurant was killed off by Robert Card, which closed the owner's business permanently.


[IMAGES RELATED TO ROBERT CARD]

Released photo of Robert Card captured on CCTV entering Just-In-Time Recreation Bowling Alley:

https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/17179599625794568.webp

Second photo of Robert Card captured on CCTV reloading his Ruger SFAR .308 rifle in Just-In-Time Recreation Bowling Alley:

https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/1718152798151835.webp

Another captured photo of Robert Card on CCTV at a parking garage:

https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/17179599634744365.webp

Selfie of Robert Card in U.S. Militant attire and gear before the shooting (Old Photo):

https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/17179599628446183.webp

Robert's High School Photo:

https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/17179618481908245.webp


[AFTER THE SHOOTING]

Robert ran after what he did and sadly escaped, leaving the cops from the Androscoggin County Sheriff's Office to find him. There was an ongoing hunt for Robert Card after the incident. Within 49 hours later, on October 27, the authorities found Robert deceased near a recycling-center facility in Lisbon due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Robert had brain tissues with traumatic brain injuries that were likely from his eight years as a grenade instructor when he got exposed to repeated blasts. They released a photo of him identifying him at that time. The information 5 Investigates has learned makes it clear he knew this community well. It was clear that there were signs of trouble before this attack.

What was he armed with?:

Police said Robert Card used a Ruger SFAR the night that he did the shootings. The gun was in his vehicle. The law enforcement found the gun in Lisbon hours after the shooting. There were bullets and cartridges at the shooting scene. These were the items discovered: six magazines, .308 cartridges, a scope, and a laser light inside his 2013 Subaru Outback.

What does a Ruger SFAR look like?:

https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/17181527984102807.webp

What does Robert's 2013 Subaru Outback look like?:

https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/17179618483183637.webp

Photo of his Ruger SFAR .308 rifle founded in his vehicle that was abandoned at a boat launch in the town of Lisbon:

https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/17181527985867925.webp


[NAMES OF VICTIMS]

Here are the victims of the shootings, may they rest in peace! :#marseyangel2:

Ronald Morin, 55: Morin's obituary describes him as a committed spouse and parent who made others feel cared for and acknowledged. He took pleasure in participating in hockey, softball, and cornhole games.

Peyton Brewer-Ross, 40: According to family and friends, Brewer-Ross was known to have long conversations about comic books and his enthusiasm for finding competitive cornhole tournaments. Those close to him saw that Brewer-Ross had been in the early days of settling down. He was known as a shipbuilder, a partner, and a new father.

Joshua Seal, 36: Seal served as a helper for numerous individuals within the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. As an interpreter proficient in American Sign Language, he was enlisted by the Maine CDC to communicate the latest information about the COVID-19 outbreak to those in need. His interpretations of terms like mRNA, monoclonal antibodies, and other pandemic-related jargon were delivered with great enthusiasm, pushing him as a star amongst the deaf and hard of hearing.

Bryan MacFarlane, 41: MacFarlane had spent many years working as a truck driver, facing numerous challenges due to his deafness. he returned to Maine at the insistence of his family. His family reported that he was the first deaf individual in Vermont to have a commercial driver's license.

Joseph Walker, 57: Walker was a manager at Schemengees Bar & Grille who police say died trying to stop Robert. His obituary says he enjoyed his life to the fullest, taking yearly trips with his wife, Tracey, to Florida and spending time with his grandchildren.

Arthur Strout, 42: Strout was known as "Artie" by his family and friends. His obituary described him as kind, always giving hugs and having a silly laugh. Finally, Strout loved being with his family and friends, particularly playing pool and video games with his kids.

Maxx Hathaway, 35: Hathaway was known for being a happy man, especially when it came to his family. His wife, Brenda, is expecting their third daughter. On the day of the shooting, Hathaway had just graduated from the University of Southern Maine, as mentioned in his obituary.

Stephen Vozzella, 45: Cornhole was a significant part of Vozzella's life. He was involved in the New England Deaf Cornhole group and was skilled at the game, winning several times. Outside of playing cornhole, Vozzella was a father of two and getting ready to celebrate his first anniversary with his wife, Megan. He also worked as a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service and was a member of The National Association of Letter Carriers.

Thomas Conrad, 34: Conrad was always prepared to assist and defend those close to him, a quality that friends and acquaintances alike recognized in him. At the time of his passing, Conrad was 34 years old and working as a manager at Just in Time Recreation.

Michael Deslauriers II, 51: Delauriers, known as Mikey to his loved ones, was raised in Sabattus. His family was seen as important to him, as mentioned in his obituary. He took great pride in his two children, Keagan and Abriana. His unique sarcastic humor never failed to bring joy and laughter to those around him.

Jason Walker, 51: According to a Facebook post by Deslauriers' father, Walker and Deslauriers were close friends. Deslauriers' father mentioned in the post that they prioritized the safety of their wives and young children before confronting the shooter. Walker was viewed as a selfless and generous friend in his obituary.

Tricia Asselin, 53: Asselin's obituary described her as compassionate and caring. According to her mother, Alicia Lachance, she was a talented athlete and a dedicated volunteer, and on the day she passed away, she was a hero.

William Young, 44, and Aaron Young, 14, father and son Aaron's uncle spoke about the high schooler, calling him a kind and considerate person who enjoyed bowling and hanging out with his father. Relatives praised Bill for being industrious and having a good sense of humor, noting that he and his wife were quick to help others in need.

Robert Violette, 76, and Lucille Violette, 73, husband and wife The Violettes bowled weekly like clockwork. According to their former daughter-in-law, Jessica Dubois of Leeds. Bob ran Just-In-Time's youth bowling league, and as a devoted coach, Dubois said he wouldn't have hesitated to risk his own life. She said the Violettes are kind and gentle people and devoted grandparents to her two kids.

William Brackett, 48 as stated by his close friends and family. His childhood friend, Owen Horr, honored Brackett's memory on Facebook, describing him as a gentle and reserved individual with a strong enthusiasm for the Longhorns and a deep interest in various sports from a young age. He earned the nickname "Silent Giant," as mentioned in his obituary.

Keith Macneir, 64 According to The Boston Globe, Macneir had traveled from Florida to Maine the previous week to celebrate his 64th birthday with his son. Grace Chilton, Macneir's niece, mentioned in a Facebook post that he was visiting his son, Breslin Macneir, during his trip. "Keith was at Schemengees (making new friends, I'm sure) at the time of the shooting," Chilton wrote. "Keith was the friendliest & kindest guy in any room - his loss will leave a huge hole in the lives of many. Many people."

IMAGES OF THE VICTIMS

https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/17179599622283006.webp

May they all rest well! :marseyangel2:


[BEFORE THE SHOOTING]

Robert went to Bowdoin Central School before attending Mount Ararat High School in Topsham. He finished high school in 2001 and studied engineering at the University of Maine from 2001 to 2004, although he hasn't finished his degree. According to his family, Card was known for being quiet and friendly. As well as being dependable and trouble-free for most of his life. Before 2023, his only encounters with law enforcement were a DUI arrest in 2007, to which he admitted guilt and two speeding tickets in 2001 and 2002. Way before the shooting, Robert had some psychotic episodes and heard voices. He had also been making threats, and everybody knew that. Those threats were getting more specific, and they also knew he had several guns. Local police got into about his increased unstable behavior. Robert spends two weeks in a New York psychiatric facility at the urging of commanding officers. Family members of Robert kept telling the police Robert distanced himself from them in the Month before the shooting and wasn't responding to anything, such as messages or visits to his home. They have declined to speak with Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram reporters and have not responded to their interview request. The warning signs before Robert did the shooting were glaring and abundant. Robert's mental health deteriorated rapidly in early 2023 and may have been considered or triggered by a bad breakup and his first hearing aids. The earliest signs that Robert's mental health was getting worse date back to the beginning of 2023. Some other family members knew that Robert's mental health was getting worse but still didn't do anything about it. They felt their efforts to help him were useless because Robert denied everything. Card's family noticed a decline in his mental health as early as January. By May, the situation had worsened, and they were worried about his well-being since he had access to firearms. Even though there was communication between local police and the Army Reserves regarding Card's paranoid behavior, threats of violence, and aggressive actions, there is no evidence that he was placed under protective custody or deemed mentally unfit by a medical professional, which would have activated Maine's yellow flag law.


[ROBERT CARD'S INVOLVEMENT WITH MILITARY]

What was the Army's mission?:

In July of 2023, he and several other Army reservists were in New York as part of the unit's main mission to aid education and training of future U.S. Army officers, including those enrolled at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Records state that Robert joined the Army around 2002, when he was in college and worked as a petroleum supply specialist. He was said to be a senior firearms instructor, but an Army spokesman disagreed. His most recent rank was sergeant first class (this will be seen in the screenshot given). He never saw combat.

Fellow reservist friend of Robert Card warned of mass shooting before Robert Card's attack in Maine in a text message:

https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/17179626320370328.webp


[VIDEOS]

Screen recording of Robert Cards Facebook page before taken down:

https://packaged-media.redd.it/pwzcyns0qjwb1/pb/m2-res_1770p.mp4?m=DASHPlaylist.mpd&v=1&e=1717974000&s=84bc90cffacfb213ebbc2f6cb11ef42116b867cd#t=0

Video of police officers doing a check up on Robert Card due to his paranoia:

The reopening of Just-In-Time Recreation Bowling Alley on May 3rd, 2024 (news coverage):


Unfortunately, there are no known graphic related pictures or videos of the victims or the incident. It has been said that there is uncertainty of Robert Card's time of death. Again, I'll like to give my apologies to all!

I would also love to give special thanks to @Guev and @arablolz for helping me make this effortpost possible!

:#@guevlove::#@guevlove::#@guevlove: :#!@arablolzlove::#!@arablolzlove::#!@arablolzlove:

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EFFORTPOST 'The Kansas City Butcher' - A Write-Up - (With Victim's Photos)

The Kansas City Butcher


Robert Andrew "Bob" Berdella was a serial killer in Kansas City, Missouri, known as "The Butcher of Kansas City." Between 1984 and 1987, Berdella raped, tortured, and killed at least six men.


Date of birth: January 31, 1949

Number of victims: 6

Date of arrest: April 2, 1988

Victims names:

  • Robert Sheldon, 18

  • Jerry Howell, 20

  • Mark Wallace, 20

  • James Ferris, 20

  • Todd Stoops, 21

  • Larry Pearson, 20

Died: in prison on October 8, 1992

https://pomf2.lain.la/f/hl72oae9.webp


Early Life

Berdella attended the Kansas City Art Institute. During this time, he encountered legal issues, including a suspended sentence for selling amphetamines. Although he was later arrested for possessing LSD and marijuana, the charges were dropped due to insufficient evidence. In 1969, Berdella purchased the house at 4315 Charlotte, which would later become the site of his crimes.

Berdella's interests in culinary arts and entrepreneurship led him to open his own business, Bob's Bazaar Bizarre, which specialized in unusual items and occult-related goods.


Crimes

On April 4, 1988, Bob Berdella was arrested after a victim, who had endured a week of unimaginable torture, made a daring escape by leaping naked from the second floor of Berdella's residence. By then, it was already clear that Berdella had been involved in the abduction and torture of at least six young men, leading the Police to suspect that he was responsible for two additional disappearances. Berdella's obsession with documenting his crimes was chilling, as he kept detailed logs of his sadistic acts and collected numerous Polaroid photographs of his victims.

Berdella bizarrely claimed he was attempting to "assist" some of his victims by administering antibiotics after torturing them. Driven by curiosity, he even attempted to gouge out one victim's eye, burried one victims skull in his backyard and dismembered the remains to through them in the regular trash, never to be found.


First victim: Jerry Howell

https://pomf2.lain.la/f/vuhnwk5y.png [no after 'treatment' pics]

On July 5, 1984, Berdella, then 19 years old, allegedly claimed his first victim, Jerry Howell. Under the guise of driving Howell to a concert, he instead subjected him to a horrific cycle of torture, sexual assault, and degradation. According to Berdella's account, he drugged Howell with a combination of tranquilizers, alcohol, and acepromazine, rendering him unconscious. He then restrained Howell to his bed, where he would remain captive for approximately 28 hours.

When Jerry Howell's lifeless body was discovered, Berdella claimed that he had attempted to revive him with cardiopulmonary resuscitation before disposing of the body. He made incisions on Howell's inner elbows and jugular vein, allowing the blood to drain overnight. The following day, he dismembered the body using a chainsaw and boning knives, wrapping the sections in newspaper and disposing of them in trash bags.

Investigators Berdella told that he had indeed taken Howell to the concert as promised and that they had parted ways near his intended destination.


Second victim: Robert Sheldon

https://pomf2.lain.la/f/9eqmlifv.png [Robert drugged, April 1985]

https://pomf2.lain.la/f/fnobl8vn.jpg [his skull]

On April 10, 1985, Robert Sheldon, a 20-year-old former lodger, sought temporary shelter with Berdella, but was instead met with betrayal and captivity. Despite Sheldon's timely rent payments, Berdella did not like him. Prompting him to imprison Sheldon.

Over three days, Sheldon endured a gruesome series of tortures, including the application of drain cleaner to his left eye, the insertion of needles under his fingertips, the binding of his wrists with wire to cause permanent nerve damage, and the filling up his ears to impair his hearing.

Berdella ultimately ended Sheldon's life by suffocating him with a sack and a rope, followed by dismembering his body in the third-floor bathroom.


Third victim: Mark Wallace

https://pomf2.lain.la/f/g2poacj8.png [bound, gagged, drugged, September 1085]

In June, Berdella crossed paths with Mark Wallace, whom he vaguely knew from previous work on his property. Seeking refuge from a severe thunderstorm, Wallace took shelter in Berdella's tool shed. He offered Wallace chlorpromazine, claiming it would relax him. Wallace agreed.

Shortly after, Berdella decided to hold Wallace captive, moving him to a second-floor bedroom. Over the next day, Wallace was subjected to horrific torture. Berdella attached alligator clips to Wallace's nipples, delivering electric shocks whenever Wallace appeared to lose consciousness. Berdella also experimented with hypodermic needles, inserting them into various muscles on Wallace's back. After about an hour of these brutal "experiments," Wallace succumbed to the effects of the drugs and the lack of oxygen due to him being gagged. Berdella noted Wallace's time of death as 7:00 p.m. on June 23 in his personal log.


Fourth victim: James Ferris

https://pomf2.lain.la/f/1pl4nhnj.png [how he used to looked]

https://pomf2.lain.la/f/ukxymzgl.png [how he looks afterwards]

On September 26, 1985, Bob Berdella received a call from James Ferris, an acquaintance seeking a short-term stay at Berdella's residence. Berdella agreed. They arranged to meet at a bar later that evening.

After bringing Ferris home, Berdella drugged him with tranquilizers, bound him to a bed and subjected him to nearly 27 hours of continuous torture. This included repeated high-voltage electrical shocks to the shoulders and testicles, lasting up to five minutes each time, and acupuncture using hypodermic needles on the neck and genital area. As Ferris gradually descended into delirium, Berdella continued his physical and sexual assaults. Berdella's log noted that Ferris was "Unable to sit up for more than 10–15 seconds," followed by an entry indicating "Very delayed breathing."


Fith Victim: Todd Stoods

https://pomf2.lain.la/f/ef15r8j2.png [two weeks of torture, Junde 1986]

https://pomf2.lain.la/f/511xnet.png [receiving Berdella's 'high-voltage-treatment']

Todd Stoops after two weeks of captivity, June 1986.

Todd Stoops was a 23-year-old drug addict and part time sex worker. In 1984, he and his wife had stayed at Bob Berdella's house twice. Reappearing two years later when they met by chance at Kansas City's Liberty Memorial Park. Berdella invited Stoops to his home, offering lunch and sex for money.

Berdella had a strong physical attraction to Stoops, who became his captive for two weeks before his death. Berdella systematically intensified Stoops' terror, aiming to transform him into a compliant and incapacitated sex slave. He administered electrical shocks through his closed eyes in an attempt to blind him and poured drain cleaner into his throat in an attempt to stop his screams.

During the second week of his captivity, Berdella denied him food and water. On June 27, Berdella inflicted severe internal injuries on Stoops by rupturing his anal wall with his fist, causing significant bleeding and discharge. As Stoops' condition deteriorated, Berdella attempted to feed him ice cream and soup, but Stoops was unable to keep anything down. On July 1, 1986, Stoops died. His autopsy later confirmed that the ruptured anal wall led to septic shock, which ultimately proved fatal.


Sixth Victim: Larry Pearson

https://pomf2.lain.la/f/dobolih.jpg [June 1987, handcuffed, drugged, gagged]

https://pomf2.lain.la/f/xtwrkye2.jpg [Pearson with a broken hand and battered face]

In the spring of 1987, Bob Berdella developed a casual friendship with Larry Wayne Pearson, a 20-year-old sharing similar interests with him. Their acquaintance began when Pearson visited Berdella's shop. Pearson later temporarily stayed with Berdella, by contributing in the household. Berdella initially had no intention of making Pearson a captive, but this changed on June 23, about two weeks after Berdella bailed Pearson out of jail. Berdella became frustrated with Pearson's lack of effort in finding a job, which solidified his plan to hold him captive.

On June 23, while driving around Kansas, Pearson casually mentioned his past involvement in robbing gay men in Wichita. This revelation cemented Berdella's decision to enslave him. That evening he drugged Pearson, injected him with chlorpromazine, and moved him to the basement. He tied Pearson's hands above his head and poured drain cleaner into his throat. Berdella also brought an electrical transformer to the basement.

According to Berdella, Pearson was the most cooperative of his six victims. After five days of torture, including repeated electrical shocks and the breaking of several hand bones to enforce submission, Berdella believed Pearson had earned his trust by complying with the abuse. As a "reward," Pearson was moved to the second floor, where Berdella assured him that cooperation would result in less pain compared to the basement. In the latter part of his SIX-WEEK CAPTIVITY, Pearson trained himself to sleep without moving to avoid provoking Berdella and risking further torture or being sent back to the basement.

After six weeks, Pearson in a desperate attemt bit deeply into Berdella's penis. In response, Berdella knocked Pearson unconscious with a piece of wood and then suffocated him with a bag and ligature. Berdella drove to the hospital to treat his wound. Pearson's body was later dismembered in the basement, with his head initially stored in a plastic bag in Berdella's freezer before being buried in the backyard.


Seventh and final victim: Christopher Bryson

https://pomf2.lain.la/f/278bbb9i.png [April 1988, Chris restrained]

At 1:00 a.m. on March 29, 1988, Bob abducted his final victim, Christopher Bryson, a 22-year-old male prostitute. Berdella lured Bryson to his home with the promise of paying for sex. Once inside, Berdella struck Bryson unconscious with an iron bar and secured him to a bed. Bryson endured similar abuse and torture as Berdella's previous victims, with the added torment of having his eyes repeatedly swabbed with ammonia.

After a few days, Berdella told Bryson that he had developed a level of "trust" in him. He explained that while certain aspects of the abuse could be discussed, there would be no negotiation regarding the sexual abuse.

Escape

By the third day, Bryson had gained enough trust from Berdella to negotiate a slight change in his restraints. His hands were bound in front of him instead of above his head. Bryson also convinced Berdella to leave a TV on in the room, with the remote control within reach for when Berdella was away.

On the fourth day of captivity, Bryson managed to free himself from his restrains. Bryson escaped by jumping from a second-floor window, breaking his foot in the process. He ran to a meter reader across the street. The meter reader guided Bryson to a nearby house, where the occupants immediately called the police.

When questioned by four officers, Bryson initially claimed he had been abducted by Berdella while hitchhiking. He described being forcibly taken, raped, and tortured for four days before escaping by jumping from the second-floor window.

Two officers discreetly monitored Berdella's property while Bryson was taken to hospital for treatment by a third officer. Meanwhile, the fourth officer radioed the Kansas City Police Department to request an official search warrant for Berdella's residence.


The trail

Describing in graphic detail what he did to every single one of his victims, using his log log-book and countless photographs, he was sentences to two life terms.

He died in prison in 1992 due to a heart attack.

https://pomf2.lain.la/f/okqhyrd8.webp


Great documentory:


Sources

Wiki, Reddit, YouTube, Amazon


Hope y'all enjoyed the read! :heartglitter:
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EFFORTPOST The Cave of the Patriarchs / Ibrahimi Mosque Massacre

The Shooter

https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/17179742479114282.webp

Baruch Goldstein was born in the American city of Brooklyn, New York to an Orthodox-Jewish Family. He was part of the Jewish Defense League, a far-right extremist organization in the United States which was founded by Meir Kahane.

https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/17179742591593082.webp

^ This photo was taken from a training course he was taking, this is not from the massacre itself.

Kahane was assassinated in 1990 by Arab terrorist El Sayyid Nosair in New York City, and Goldstein reportedly swore to take revenge for the killing

In 1983, Baruch immigrated to Israel where he worked as a Physician in the IDF as a conscript and a reservist. Once his military service ended he worked as a Physician and lived in Kiryat Arba where he worked as an emergency doctor, and treated many victims of the Arab-Israeli violence. He changed his name from Benjamin to Baruch, then married and had 4 kids with a Soviet woman.

https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/17179742479618273.webp

Baruch hated Arabs and went as far as to refuse treating Arab-Israeli soldiers serving in the IDF, believing it to be against Jewish law and comparing Israel's democracy to the Nazi regime, and often wore a yellow star with the word JUDE on it as can be seen in the picture above.

In October 1993, inside the Ibrahimi mosque, acid was poured over the floor, leaving giant holes in the carpets, and six worshippers were assaulted. From the evidence of the sanctuary guards, Goldstein was identified as the culprit.


The Shooting

The shooting occured on the 25th of February, 1994. This was during the Israeli holiday of Purim and the Muslim Ramadan. On the eve of the massacre, Goldstein listened to a reading in the Hall of Abraham of the Scroll of Esther. In this context, the festival of Purim was associated with a reading that concerns Amalek, with whom, in Israeli extremist rhetoric, Palestinians are often identified. At 5:00 a.m. on February 25, around 800 Palestinian Muslims passed through the east gate of the cave to participate in Fajr, the first of the five daily Islamic prayers. The cave was under Israeli Army guard, but of the nine soldiers supposed to have been on duty, four were late turning up, and only one officer was there. Baruch was able to get in due to the guard thinking he was simply an officer entering the tomb in order to pray.

Goldstein, while wearing his army uniform and armed with his IMI Galil rifle and four magazines, passed through the Hall of Abraham, Goldstein entered the Hall of Isaac where 800 Muslims were praying, threw a grenade into the center of the room and opened fire on the worshippers.

During the attack, while still firing at worshippers, Goldstein was beaten to death by the worshippers that overpowered him and put an end to the massacre.

https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/17179744705178492.webp

There were many reports and speculations by worshippers and people that were nearby. Many claimed that Goldstein didn't act alone and it was reported by eyewitnesses that there was another man dressed in an army uniform that was handling the ammunition for Goldstein. Many reports also mentioned that Israeli guards outside of the cave opened fire on worshippers but the IDF Officials stated that no Israeli troops fired on worshippers. However after 40 eyewitnesses were interviewed, they all stated that three Israeli guards opened fire amidst the panic and confusion as Muslims fled the shrine, with one of the soldiers firing into the crowd. IDF Officials stated that three worshippers died in the stampede and five more were killed in street riots the same day after the attack.

Two of the guards, Sergants Kobi Yosef and Niv Drori admitted to firing four shots "chest high". The guards' testimony was also at odds with the testimony of their ranking officer in claiming they had seen another Jewish settler enter the cave bearing arms.


Aftermath

29 Palestinians were killed during this attack, with 125 more left injured.

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Palestinian reactions:

The massacre united the entire Palestinian political spectrum in harsh condemnation. The fact that Goldstein was in uniform and that IDF soldiers who were guarding the Cave did not prevent the massacre led to a belief that there was a widespread conspiracy. Opponents of the Oslo agreement in the PLO, and even its supporters, claimed that the delay in the talks had encouraged the massacre and demanded an international presence to protect the residents of Hebron. They also demanded evacuation of the settlers. Nabil Shaath, who just two days earlier had ended talks in Cairo with Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, said the parties were very close to announcing the signing date of the agreement and a withdrawal timetable, “but we cannot sweep under the rug what happened in Hebron. Although I do not support at all breaking off these discussions. I think peace is of great value.”

The Palestinians reacted to the massacre with fury. Angry mobs rioted across the West Bank and Gaza, leading to the deaths of 26 Palestinians and nine Israelis. The rioting spread to Jerusalem's El Aqsa mosque: Palestinian youths aimed rocks at policemen stationed below the Temple Mount and hundreds of rioters stormed the Mughrabi gate in an attempt to attack Jewish worshippers at the Western Wall. The police responded by firing rubber bullets and tear gas to drive back the crowd.

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It is argued by Sociologist Baruch Kimmerling that this attack formed the roots of the Second Intifada.

Across the Arab world, Palestinian and other Muslim religious leaders called for vengeance against Jews. In the following months, Palestinian terror organizations perpetrated a series of attacks against Israeli civilians.

Two separate suicide bombings took place in April 1994, carried out by Palestinian militants inside Israel and launched by Hamas' Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades in retaliation for the massacre carried out by Goldstein. A total of 8 Israeli civilians were killed and 55 wounded in the first attack, which took place in Afula on 6 April. Six more were killed and 30 injured in Hadera bus station suicide bombing a week later. Those were the first suicide bombings carried out by Palestinian militants inside Israel.


Israeli reaction:

The Cabinet decided to pay compensation to Goldstein's victims and enacted a series of measures designed to neutralize extremist elements among the Jewish population of the West Bank: administrative detention orders against individuals deemed to present a threat to public security, the disarming of people suspected of using their weapons for purposes other than self-defense, and the outlawing of the two extremist organizations, Kach and Kahane Chai.

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In Hebron itself, the government adopted a policy of legal and geographical separation between the city's 450 Jewish settlers and its 120,000 Palestinian residents. This policy included the establishment of checkpoints within the city (a situation unlike that of any other West Bank town) and curfews aimed at the Palestinian population.

Israeli civilians all condemned the horrible massacre with the Jewish Settler Council declaring that the act was "not Jewish, not humane.", a poll conducted in Israel found that 78.8% of Israeli adults condemned the massacre, while 3.6% praised the attack. A more recent poll in Israel indicates that the percent of people in support of Goldstein has gone up to 10% while 57% see him as a terrorist, with the rest being "undecided.

Most religious leaders denounced the attack. The Sephardi Chief Rabbi said "I am simply ashamed that a Jew carried out such a villainous and irresponsible act" and even suggested that Goldstein should be buried outside of the cemetery. Yisrael Meir Lau, called it "a desecration of God's name".


Political Aftermath:

PLO leader Yasser Arafat said in a TV interview: 'What has happened today in the mosque is a real tragedy and will make a very negative backfire on the whole peace process.'

Israeli Prime Minister at the time, Yitzhak Rabin telephoned Mr Arafat, describing the attack as a "loathsome, criminal act of murder" and pledging to take "every possible measure to bring about calm".


Having been denied permission by the authorities to be buried in the Hebron Jewish cemetery, Goldstein was buried in the Meir Kahane Memorial Park in Kiryat Arba. A plaque near the grave reads: “To the holy Baruch Goldstein, who gave his life for the Jewish people, the Torah , and the land of Israel.”

In 2000, after more than 10,000 people had visited the site, the Supreme Court ordered the shrine-like landscaped prayer area surrounding the grave to be removed. The court's decision was implemented by hundreds of policemen, after an hours-long battle with right wing extremists at the graveside.

IDF Removing Baruch Goldstein's Shrine:

I'll be honest finding any footage for this was hard but I know there's probably more that exists out there, if you have anything you feel that I missed then feel free to comment it because anything is appreciated, I hope you enjoyed the post :marseythanks:

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EFFORTPOST Being a furry is an evolutionary advantage and a sign of advancement and humanity.

There's a lot of hate aimed at furries, and it's completely unjustified. Most people don't even know what a furry is, so let's start there.

What is a furry?

A furry is someone who likes anthropomorphized animals. This really just means they like humans with animal parts other than ape features (humans are great apes). Typically the furry depiction remains bipedal (humanoid) and sapient, but with fur/scales/feathers/etc. and various other non-ape features like ears on top of the head, a snout/muzzle, tail, and foot paws.

Are there other kinds of furries?

As with anything that draws people, you can't lump everyone together as the same. You've got people who simply enjoy the art, which is just about all furries, so that's a solid baseline. From there you've got people who enjoy dressing up in what is called a fursuit, which is basically a customized, more detailed, and more human-looking mascot suit (as seen in the top photo). Fursuiters aren't so common, hindered by the fact fursuits are extremely expensive, with a full, custom-made one easily costing 2 grand and more.

Then you've got therians, people who identify as non-human and typically some kind of animal. If they own a fursuit it is usually far more animal-like instead of furry-like. They will sometimes even behave like an animal in real life running on all fours and things like that. Similar behavior online where they pretend to be an animal in one fashion or another. Therians are an extremely small minority of furries.

Aren't furries attracted to animals aka zoophiles?

No! This is a common attack and is unfair to the vast majority of furries. Zoophiles can be found everywhere in society, and there are even many zoophiles who aren't furries at all. While it is true there is a higher amount of zoophiles among furries compared to elsewhere, you can't judge the whole furry fandom for the gross kinks of a few.

Furries tend to platonically love animals more than most people. In fact I've not heard of a single animal abuser who was a furry.

I also would like to illustrate the difference between an animal and a furry visually.

This https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/17172186875771148.webp Looks NOTHING like this https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/17172186876685936.webp or this https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/17179721069352117.webp

Note how the mouse on the left is a quadruped with a distinctly non-human face, and lacks sapience. Compared to the mice on the right who are essentially human but with certain mouse parts added and formed to fit the larger human figure.

Is the furry fandom sexual?

It is for many but not all. Most furries have some kind of sexual attraction to a furry (not an animal). But there are plenty of SFW artists who have no interest in nudity or lewdness. What often comes up are claims that furry conventions (where fursuiters and regular furries go to hang out, like anime conventions) are nothing but sex orgies. This is false. While I'm sure there is some hanky-panky going on, same as any convention, that's not the purpose of furry conventions. Sometimes there are bad people who ruin it for everyone. Out of the many dozens of conventions that have been done, this has happened only once or twice, and furry haters will try to cite these events as if it's the norm or represents furries as a whole. This is not true.


How is being a furry an evolutionary advantage?

Domesticated dogs didn't actually evolve from wolves; instead modern wolves and dogs have a common ancestor from between 15,000 to 40,000 years ago. The prevailing hypothesis is that humans tamed these wolf ancestors which would then become dogs, and the ones we didn't tame became the much more wild wolves.

We probably tamed them because we noticed they made valuable hunting partners and watchdogs. We most likely stole pups from dens and kept the more tame ones, allowing them to interbreed with others so we would have own domesticated animal (these were actually the first, before cattle).

The oldest form of hunting is called persistence hunting. This is where you get an animal to separate from its pack and then chase it. Humans, when in top physical condition, have the greatest long distance endurance of any land animal. As an aside, we gained that advantage when we lost our body hair from our ape-like ancestors which allowed us to sweat and cool off faster and easier. Furthermore bipedal movement is far more efficient energy-wise compared to four-legged knucklewalking. Thus we can chase after an animal at a light jog and eventually catch up to it (by tracking it of course). The animal seeing us again, would get frightened and run off once more. But due to its fur it is unable to get rid of body heat as easily, and so it can't run away as far this time. Before long the human, unperturbed, catches up again. And again. Eventually the animal is so exhausted it cannot physically run away anymore making for an easy kill.

Canines are the only creatures able to come close to matching a human in long distance traveling. I believe this contributed to our relationship with them. They would also be able to aid in tracking the pursued animal through the brush.

What does all this have to do with furries?

Ancient humans working closely with these canines would have an advantage making them more likely to eat, survive, and thus breed. Those who were repulsed by these animals, like most are of bugs, would lack the advantage and be less likely to breed. This means it is not unreasonable to expect a natural platonic attraction to the shape of canines. And because their shape isn't so different from many other furred mammals like cats, is it any wonder that almost everyone likes the look of dogs and cats? Even babies love being around dogs! It's clear we evolved to be attracted to the looks and demeanor of these animals, just as they were bred to do the same for humans.

How is being a furry a sign of advancement and humanity?

Since liking furred animals is practically in our genes, is it any wonder that furries exist who want to take the attraction farther and incorporate the look of non-ape animals into the human figure? Following along from the process of taming canines, one could argue the next step of evolution in that regard is the furry. Not as crazy as you think, since all the way back to cave drawings people have done drawings of half human half animal people. Bastet, my favorite Egyptian goddess, is a woman with the head of a cat.

https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/17179746421081564.webp So furries have always existed, but thanks to more modern artistry we've been able to really refine what they look like. https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/1717974991862068.webp

If you hate furries, can you really claim to be human?

!furry

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Short Summary

On April 2, 2015, gunmen stormed Garissa University, killing 148 students and wounding 79 or more. The attackers claimed to be from the Al-Shabaab terrorist group and indicated that they were retaliating over non-Muslims occupying Muslim territory. The terrorists took several Christian students hostage, but freed most Muslims. The following day, national and county leaders agreed to suspend courses at the college indefinitely, to allow security services to investigate the attack. Buses were also hired to return students to their homes, and several students insisted they would not return to the university.

#Garissa University and It's Background

Garissa University, originally established as a branch of Moi University in 2011, is located on the former Garissa Teachers Training College grounds.

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The university's library, initially set up in 1996 to serve the teacher training college, was staffed in 2006.

Garissa University is notable for being the first public institution in the North Eastern Province to offer accredited university degree programs. The university provides courses through its schools of education, information science, and arts and social sciences.

On October 23, 2017, President Uhuru Kenyatta officially elevated Garissa University to full university status.

The university is led by Vice-Chancellor Prof. Ahmed Warfa, with Prof. Nganga Stephen Irura serving as Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Finance & Administration, and Prof. Hussein A. Golicha as Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Academics. The institution employs 75 staff members. Located in the North Eastern Province about 200 kilometers from the Somali border, it was once considered one of the safest areas in the region, housing both military barracks and police headquarters. However, Al-Shabaab, an ethnically diverse militant group linked to Al-Qaeda and based in Somalia, had killed over 200 people in Kenya in the two years leading up to the attack, including the infamous 2013 Westgate shopping mall shooting. These incidents severely impacted Kenya's tourism industry. Even before Al-Shabaab's rise, the 2002 Mombasa attacks also targeted tourists. Historically, many of Al-Shabaab's attacks occurred outside major urban centers.

Diplomats and analysts had criticized the Kenyan security forces for their heavy-handed policing strategy, which included indiscriminate mass arrests of Somali residents. They warned that such tactics would foster resentment among Muslims, potentially aiding Al-Shabaab's recruitment efforts.

There had been high-profile warnings about potential threats to major universities prior to the attack. Grace Kai, a student at a nearby college, reported that strangers suspected to be terrorists had been seen in Garissa town. Her college principal noted that these strangers were spotted on their campus on March 30, 2015. While her college closed and sent students home, Garissa University remained open and was subsequently attacked.

The attack occurred a day after President Uhuru Kenyatta criticized the United Kingdom and Australia for renewing their travel warnings about security threats in Kenya, accusing them of perpetuating colonialism.

The Attack

Students were getting ready for morning prayers when the shooting began at about 05:00 local time (02:00 GMT).

Gunmen first killed two security guards on the gate before entering the campus and opening fire. They moved through administrative buildings and classrooms to the dormitories. Almost 900 students were at the university at the time.

One student recounted how the militants went from room to room, asking if people were Christian or Muslim.

"If you were a Christian you were shot on the spot," he told the Associated Press. "With each blast of the gun I thought I was going to die."

Reports suggested the gunmen forced people out of their dormitories and made them lie on the ground before killing them.

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Authorities had warned of a possible planned attack on a university in the days before the militants stormed Garissa.

The Kenya Defense Forces and other security agencies were deployed to the scene, surrounding and sealing off the university to flush out the gunmen. According to the Interior Ministry and the Kenya National Disaster Operation Centre, three of the four dormitories were evacuated. Michael Bwana, a student who escaped, mentioned that most of those still inside were girls, referring to the last dormitory where the gunmen were hiding.

Students and faculty running from gunshots

The siege lasted nearly 15 hours and concluded with four gunmen being killed just after dusk. The attackers, masked and armed with AK-47s and explosives, were neutralized by the Recce Squad Commandos of the Kenyan GSU. One terrorist detonated his suicide vest, causing injuries to some commandos.

Of the 148 people killed, 142 were students, three were soldiers, and three were police officers. About 587 students escaped, although 79 were injured. Authorities confirmed that all students have since been accounted for.

Who were the attackers?

A student survivor recounted that the gunmen spoke in Swahili and claimed to be affiliated with Al-Shabaab, a group that later took responsibility for the attack. Al-Shabaab spokesman Sheikh Ali Mohamud Rage stated that the attackers released Muslims but held Christians hostage, declaring their mission was to kill those opposing Al-Shabaab and linking the attack to Kenya's military involvement in Somalia under AMISOM. Another spokesman claimed the institution was targeted because it was on "Muslim land colonized by non-Muslims."

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During the siege, one suspected attacker was arrested while trying to flee, and two more suspects were later found and arrested on campus. One of these was Tanzanian with no university connections. Initially, British-born jihadist Samantha Lewthwaite was suspected of masterminding the attack.

The Kenyan government identified Mohamed Kuno, also known as Sheikh Mohamed Dulayadayn or Gamadhere, as the attack's mastermind, offering a 20 million KSh (US$215,000) reward for his capture. Kuno had a history with various Islamist groups, including Al-Haramain Foundation, the Union of Islamic Courts, and Hizbul Islam, which merged with Al-Shabaab in 2010. He was also linked to other attacks in 2014 in Mandera.

On April 4, Al-Shabaab issued a statement condemning Kenyan security forces' actions against Muslims in Kenya and Somalia and threatening further attacks on Kenyan cities. The group justified the Garissa attack as retaliation for the deaths of Muslims and vowed to continue their actions until Kenyan forces withdrew from Muslim lands.

On the same day, the Kenyan Interior Ministry announced the arrest of five men linked to the attack. Three of these were Kenyan citizens of Somali origin believed to be organizers intercepted en route to Somalia. Mohammed Abdirahim Abdullahi, a 24-year-old son of a local chief, and a university security guard thought to have facilitated the attackers' entry were among the arrested. A Tanzanian suspect, Rashid Charles Mberesero, was found hiding in a ceiling with ammunition. Kenyan police were also seeking an associate of Abdullahi's who had trained with him in Somalia and moved to Syria via Yemen.

In June 2016, Mohamed Kuno was killed by regional forces in Somalia during a raid in Kismayo. Mberesero, Mohamed Ali Abikar, and Hassan Edin Hassan were charged and found guilty in June 2019 for conspiracy to commit the attack and for belonging to Al-Shabaab, while Sahal Diriye Hussein was acquitted. On November 15, 2021, Ali Abikar escaped from prison with two other Al-Shabaab detainees but was recaptured three days later in Kitui County, Kenya, while attempting to cross into Somalia.

BBC news clip with videos and info

Another news clip reporting the attack

Aftermath

Nightly curfews from 18:30 to 6:30 were imposed in Garissa and three other counties (Wajir, Mandera, and Tana River) near the North Eastern Province's border with Somalia until April 16. Abdullahi Saalat, chairman of the Garissa Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims, criticized the curfew, claiming it was a pretext for police harassment, particularly of Muslims. Khalif Farah from the Northern Forum for Democracy also argued that the curfew would not enhance security, suggesting that rogue police officers were extorting bribes from youth.

Defense Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo announced that the government would cover funeral expenses and provide 100,000 KSh to the victims' families. Education CS Jacob Kaimenyi stated that the university had been closed indefinitely, with survivors unwilling to return.

The Kenyan authorities listed Al-Shabaab and the Mombasa Republican Council as terrorist organizations operating in Kenya. The Central Bank of Kenya suspended the licenses of 13 Somali-owned money transfer companies, and the government froze the bank accounts of 86 individuals and entities linked to Al-Shabaab. The government also called for the closure of the Dadaab refugee camps, fearing they were being used for Al-Shabaab recruitment. Initially setting a three-month ultimatum, the repatriation of refugees was later made voluntary.

Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, former Minister of Trade Moses Wetangula, and other CORD members called for the immediate withdrawal of Kenyan troops from Somalia. Wetangula suggested reallocating military budget funds to bolster internal security, and Odinga accused President Uhuru Kenyatta of ignoring foreign intelligence warnings about potential attacks.

Ten days after the Garissa attack, an explosion of a power transformer at the University of Nairobi Kikuyu Campus caused panic among students fearing another attack. Some students jumped from windows, resulting in one death and numerous injuries. The explosion was later attributed to an electrical fault.

In the weeks following the attack, 96 of the 150 primary and secondary schools in Garissa County closed due to security concerns, with many teachers refusing to return. Primary schools were particularly affected by these closures.

Kenyen news clip reporting the death of the man behind the attack:

His wanted poster:

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Thank you for reading, have a great day :3

-supersillykitty

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CHILD WARNING EFFORTPOST Richard Kuklinski Aka The Iceman

"If god comes down and changes the circumstances i won't kill you" The Iceman.

Richard Kuklinski was a mafia hitman/criminal who claims that he has killed more then 100 people, who still appeared to have a normal family life.

CHILDHOOD.

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Richard Kuklinski was born on April 11, 1935 Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S. Richard Kuklinski didn't have the best childhood. His parents were violent and would often beat him and his 3 siblings.

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Especially his father who was an alcoholic, but his mother would beat him too with a broom stick. In 1941 when he was about 5 years old, his older brother Florian Kuklinski, age 7 was beaten to death by his father.

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His parents told the police that he died, because he fell down the stairs. Both of his parents died in the 70s and Richard Kuklinski said that he was glad when his father died.

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Richard Kuklinski and Barbara Kuklinski.

Richard kuklinski was married 2 times, and has 5 children. He had 2 children with his first wife, but they divorced, and he married Barbara in 1961. They have 2 daughters and 1 son.

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His family and neighbors knew him as a good business man, who would go out late at night, but none of them knew what he was doing when he would go out.

CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES.

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In the 60s, Kuklinski was working at a film lab where he would master copies of films. He was also copying and selling porn movies. It was at this film lab where he met the Gambino crime family member Roy Domeo.

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Roy domeo was a member of the Gambino crime family, and he saw potential in Richard Kuklinski. Kuklinski was put to the test when Roy Domeo selected a target at random on the street and ordered Richard Kuklinski to kill him. Richard Kuklinski walked up to a man walking a dog and shot him in the back of the head. From that point on, Richard Kuklinski was Roy's favorite enforcer. He continued to do hits for the Gambino Crime Family, killing anyone who crossed them, including witnesses, cops, and rivals. Richard Kuklinski was also running a burglary gang.

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Mugshot picture of Joseph Kuklinski in 1970.

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His brother Joseph was arrested for killing a 12 year old girl. He stole her dog, and tricked her by telling her that he had found her dog. He lured her to the roof of 438 Central Avenue where he raped and killed her. He threw the dog and her body off of the roof. The dog had a broken leg, but he survived. He was convicted of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment. Although they didn't have the best family relationship, Richard Kuklinski still went to visit his brother in prison, but there was nothing he could do about it. Joseph Kuklinski was a target to other inmates, and even the guards hated him for his crime, so they made his stay in prison even worse for him. Joseph Kuklinski died on September 22, 2003.

THE ICEMANS MURDER VICTIMS.

Richard Kuklinski claims that he has killed more then 100 people, but he was only convicted of 5 murders, so i will only go over his proven and known murder victims. I will try to provide as much information as i can in this list, but more information will be available in the documentary.

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1. George Malliband, died on January 30, 1980.

He had gambling debts to loan sharks, and Kuklinski told him to pay his debts, but Malliband told Kuklinski to back off and he even threatened to hurt his family. Kuklinski shot him 5 times, cut his leg, so he could put him in a barrel and dumped him in an alley.

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2. Paul Hoffman, died On April 29, 1982,

A 51 year old pharmacist who tried to make a deal with Kuklinski. Kuklinski shot him under his chin, but he didn't die and his gun jammed, so Kuklinski killed him with a tire iron. He put him in a barrel like Malliband and dumped him on a corner of a motel.

3. Gary Smith, an employee in his burglary gang. The police were investigating Kuklinski, and he was afraid that Smith was going to become an informant. Kuklinski poisoned him and then strangled him to death. His body was discovered under the bed of a motel room on Dec 27, 1982.

4. Louis Masgay.

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Richard Kuklinski was known as the iceman, because he would store some of his victims in a freezer for months, sometimes even for years to confuse the police on the time of death of his victim. The body of Louis Masgay was discovered on september 25, 1983.

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5. Danielle Deppner.

A business partner of Richard Kuklinski. His body was discovered on may 14, 1983 in a wooded area.

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On January 10, 1983, Roy DeMeo was killed by a member of his own hit squad on orders from Gambino family boss Paul Castellano. His body was placed in the trunk of a car and, with low winter temperatures, it soon froze.

ARREST AND TRIAL.

Richard Kuklinski was arrested on december 17, 1986. His wife was also present when he was arrested. Dozens of police officers geared up to arrest him, and they blocked the roads, so he wouldn't escape. Kuklinski resisted his arrest and it took multiple police officer's to restrain him. Video of Richard Kuklinski after his arrest.

Richard Kuklinski guilty plea in 1988.

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He was convicted of murder, and was sentenced to life imprisonment. He was incarcerated at Trenton State Prison. The same prison where his brother Joseph was incarcerated. During his time in prison he gave multiple interviews, and talked with many doctors and specialist's about his upbringing, behavior and murders. His wife Barbara divorced him in 1993, but she still went to visit him once a year.

DEATH OF THE ICEMAN.

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Richard Kuklinski died of cardiac arrest on march 5, 2006. He was having heart problems and asked the doctors to revive him, if he ever had a heart attack, but his ex-wife Barbara said no. She had signed a do not resuscitate order, and they called her a week before his death to change her mind, but she still declined.

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Movie The Iceman (2012)

There is a movie based on the life of Richard Kuklinski starring Michael Shannon as Richard Kuklinski and Ray liotta as Roy Domeo. I saw the movie around the time it came out, and saw it just recently for this post. I think the movie is pretty decent. it goes through the major beats of Richard Kuklinski's life pretty well, so check it out if you are interested. Thank you for reading. I will end it my favorite documentary/interview of Richard Kuklinski. It contains more information about this case👍

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EFFORTPOST 7-Year Anniversary of Eaton Township Weis Markets Shooting (UPDATES)
Sort Known Info On Randy Stair:

YouTuber Andrew Blaze, also known as Randy Stair, was a 24-year-old Pennsylvanian man involved in the Eaton Township Weis Markets shooting on June 8th, 2017, in Pennsylvania. Randy was known as a YouTuber who created videos, vlogs, and other content related to a character named Ember McLain from the TV show Danny Phantom produced by Butch Hartman.

Back then, Randy created a channel on YouTube in 2008 named PioneersProd, inspired by one of his favorite minor league arena football teams, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers. He published his very first video on November 19, 2009, on the channel. When Stair gained popularity as his channel gained traction, Ray William Johnson collaborated with Stair in his video TOO FAT TO DIE. This video did particularly well, resulting in his channel growing rapidly. Starting in April 2014, he soon created the infamous channel Ember's Ghost Squad.

In his recent videos, dark themes included both death and violence as he struggled with mental illnesses. Randy was never officially diagnosed with any mental illness; however, the signs were very clear that he had a mental disorder. In 2010, Randy landed his first job at Weis, where his father worked as a manager. One time, he "worked" at McDonald's for 3 hours during orientation and quit after the session, leading to his parents' disappointment.

Stair is known

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Motives:

Before committing a murder/suicide attack in a Weis store, he concealed and kept vivid video recordings and journals that led up to the shooting. All media by him was published on online forums and social media (mainly YouTube). In most of his writings, he expressed his desire to commit suicide and addressed personal issues that included both death and misfortunes that led him to a state of depression, including a fear of growing up past his 20s. Randy also talked about being a cross-dresser who questioned his gender identity and had an unsure mindset about who he was (which explains why he believed he would be reincarnated as an animated female ghost based on Ember McLain from Danny Phantom). Randy took heavy inspiration from mass shootings and his fascination with incidents like the Columbine High School shooting, dressing like Eric Harris with a shirt imprinted with "Natural Selection." Also, he took his time to record and plot blocking entrance doors as a blueprint to his plot. Take note, all of this also started when he couldn't decide either to kill himself at home or take people with him and himself. To solve this, he used a quarter to decide his fate. Also, he had intentions of shooting up his high school but soon to realize his old high school got demolished.

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Stair's Manifesto Titled Andrew_Blaze_Please_Read.docx

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Cringe Video Clips By Randy Stair:

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Suicide Tape of Randy Stair:

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Randy Stair's Last Message To His Father:

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Markiplier Opening Fan Mail From Randy Stair:

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Video of Randy Stair's Draw My Life:

This will be very helpful to understand what he's really like.

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Image of Randy Stair's "Natural Selection" Shirt:

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Archived Accounts By Randy Stair (May Be Bugged)

YouTube:

https://web.archive.org/web/20080306105456/https://www.youtube.com/user/randystair

Instagram:

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Eaton Township Weis Markets Shooting In Play:

Stair started his late-night shift at Weis south of Tunkhannock on the evening of June 7th, 2017 closing time estimated at 11:00 p.m. Stair headed his way to the staff lounge and blocked the emergency exit in the far back with his car. Stair proceeded with his duties by stocking shelves and cleaning up the process from the previous day of work in the store. At exactly time of 12:10 a.m., he sent files and videos of his vivid plans that were titled Journal, Suicide Tapes, and Digital set on his Twitter account. After the publication, he blocked and locked all automatic doors and remaining exits. He took two pistol grip pump-action shotguns out of his duffle bag. He walked around the store and murdered store employees. Their names were Victoria Brong (25), Brian Hayes (47), and Terry Lee Sterling (63). After murdering three of his employees, he approached another coworker, Kristan Newell, who failed to hear shots ringing due to her equipping headphones and listening to some tunes while she was labeling items around the store and stocking near the end of the store. While CCTV was not released, there is camera footage showing footage of Stair standing behind Newell as she worked for five seconds on the aisle she was working sparing her life before he moved on to the next aisle. Stair proceeded to fire randomly at glass and other merchandise around the store and shot at a few dozen portable propane tanks, which didn't ignite. Around this time, Newell miraculously hears gunshots ringing and takes off by escaping by removing displays at the entry doors and destroying the door's glass panel. She took coverage behind some bushes and dialed 9-1-1. Stair continued and moved on to the deli section and shot at a bunch of grouped-up items while Newell was on the phone with police operators. Stair took his loaded shotgun and placed it into his mouth before firing a single round into his palate, killing him. Police arrived, and a total of 59 shots were counted within the store. All ammunition rounds came from a singular shotgun and the second one was never used. Stair stated in His Suicide Tape that the second shotgun was meant only for a backup if his other one broke down on him as it was impossible to fix it quickly.

Unfortunately, There is no CCTV footage released during the massacre, hardly any aftermath photos. However, there are autopsy file papers on Stair and the incident without any photos included as its presumably private...
Files:

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Car That Was Used To Block The Emergency Exit Near The Employee Area:

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EFFORTPOST 2023 Jacksonville Dollar General Shooting

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On the date of August 26, 2023, a mass shooting had occurred at a Dollar General variety store in Jacksonville, Florida, United States. 4 people were fatally shot and killed, including the perpetrator, wth no injuries to spare in this attack. After the attack, authorities identified the gunman as a 21-year-old White male by the name of Ryan Christopher Palmeter, a White Supremacist with the intentions of harming Black shoppers at the store. He later locked and barricaded himself in an office at the store and shot himself with his sidearm. The attack was confirmed to be "racially motivated" by Law Enforcement, with the shooter's belief of the Great Replacement, a neo-fascist ideology stating the White Race is being "indirectly genocided" and replaced with non-Whites, mostly coming into the United States or Europe. The shooter has also been influenced by many other shooters, such as Brenton Tarrant, and Anders Breivik. This is one of the few lesser-known attacks that was also inspired by the Christchurch Mosque Shootings, which inspired many shooters to carry out attacks against Muslims, Blacks, Jews, Non-Whites, etc. Without further ado and politics, lets learn who this guy was, and what he did.

Perpetrator

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Ryan Christopher Palmeter (Born on November 28, 2001, died on August 26, 2023) was the 21-year-old perpetrator who committed the attack in the Dollar General. He was identified as a White male who was born in Orange Park County, Florida in the Oakleaf Plantation, born to Stephan and Maryann Palmeter. He attended Oakleaf High School, in which his parents stated that he was "obedient and had good grades". Of course, this didn't last for long enough. Some neighbors described Palmeter as 'introverted and socially awkward.' A former schoolmate, Andres Sanchez, who used to play video games with Palmeter, said he was very involved in internet humor and "memes". Another neighbor named Greg, who knew Palmeter's parents well, said that Ryan ‘seemed like a good kid' and speculated that he might have snapped after going off his medication. He also attended Flagler College, a Private college of the Liberal Arts. Growing up, he had been diagnosed with Schizophrenia and also had suicidal thoughts. in 2016, when he was 15, he had gotten into a conflict with his older brother, leading to a domestic violence called made by his parents to the police. 1 year later in 2017, he was placed on a "Baker Call", which is a call made to place an immediate medical examination for those dealing with those who are in danger of harming themselves or others (i.e., mentally ill). During the call, Palmeter expressed his suicidal intentions of jumping off the Bank of America tower, in Jacksonville, Florida, the city where the attack was committed. (The call took place in Orange Park County). Because of him being a minor, there was no official medical care stated for him/put on his record, and thus, he was allowed to purchase 2 firearms through an FFL, which are basically the transaction of guns through background checks, and he got away with it.

Manifesto

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First page of his Manifesto. Its quite hard to find a single page without the term "nigga" or "BIPOC" (avg 4chinner)

We all love a good read of a shooters manifesto, so HERE it is! (Had to convert the PDF I downloaded into a link using FlippingBook) Here, in this manifesto, you can tell he's a very unserious man and a shitposter-type person by using Comic Sans as a font for the document. He also refers to him having a large "K/D whie being out of shape", which 3/1 isn't the best retard. To summarize it in a few sentences, he attempts to demonstrate how Blacks had ruined America by using crime rate statistics and immigration. He also states his views on other races, such as him saying how Asians and Whites were the only ones who did great stuff and civilized achievements in history, such as the first world civilizations and how they continued to thrive today, with his exception of China. If you're too lazy to read it within just a few clicks, I'll just screenshot 'em key moments for ya.

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Complimenting the Asian Race

He also stated that the Arab race was a runner up, but not exactly "on-par" with the White ideal. He disagreed with parts in the Sharia (Islamic) Law system, and agreed with some parts of it, such as throwing gay men off of tall structures, or as he stated "Throwing cute twinks off of buildings". He also stated the Arab is not a threat in America, but in Europe, as there are "large hordes of Arabs on the streets of France" as he states.

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Views on Arabs

He also had (very few) compliments for Latinos/Latinx people saying how their empires were "big only on paper", other rants, and how they illegally migrate to the U.S, blah blah blah, etc. Since he used 4chan and 8chan around that time, he was also on the /pol/ (Politically Incorrect) board a LOT. As seen here; he posted this meme.

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He quoted other influential people and shooters such as Anders Behring Breivik, Columbine High School Killers, Brenton Tarrant, Elliot Rodger (REFERRING TO HIM AS "SUPREME GENTLEMAN :marseydicklet:), RONNIE MCNUTT :marseyxd: Seung Hui-Cho, and degraded influential White people such as Eminem and Machine Gun Kelly for their Black-ish hobbies and influence, such as rapping. He also used cute twink anime faces like ":3" and ">_<" like the 4channer he was.

Shooting

CCTV Footage of Palmeter shooting a woman in her car (paused at 0:02) and entering the store only for the video to pause and start shooting again.

On August 26, 2023, armed with a Palmetto State Armory (PSA/PA-15) AR-15 Rifle in .223/5.56, and a Glock 20, chambered in 10mm, he initially planned on attacking a Historical Black college, Edward Waters University, which was Black university built during segregation, and has significance to the civil rights era. At 11:39, he leaves his home in Clay County for Jacksonville, also armed with a tactical plate carrier/bulletproof vest in the trunk of his car. However, while he gears up for shooting the EWU Campus up, campus security pulls up, and requests ID from him. Palmeter, refusing to give his ID, was then asked to leave. Luckily, he did not open fire on the campus officers. Here is the video of a short encounter w/ campus police.

The Public Safety/Campus Police Unit pulls up near him. In this YouTube video below, he can be seen parking at the lot and gearing up.

Skipping to 28:40 to Palmeter's Honda Element parking at the Campus's mini parking lot. You can see him open the trunk and attempt to put on a vest before being stopped by a campus safety officer. The rest is police response near the Dollar General.

Just before the shooting, at 1:18 PM, Palmeter texted his father, Stephan Palmeter about the documents on his phone and computer, which includes the manifesto, and a suicide note that is yet to be de-classified by law enforcement officials. Just before 2:00 PM, Palmeter exited his car after parking it in the Dollar General parking lot and shot 11 Rounds into a Kia's front windshield with Angela Michelle Carr, 52-years-old, who died on the scene.

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If zoomed in properly, you can see Michelle's hand on the steering wheel right before the tragic moment.

Shortly after, Palmeter entered the store through its automatic doors, looked to his left, and aimed it at Anolt Joseph “AJ” Laguerre Jr, 19-years-old.

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Seconds before "AJ's" death

Meanwhile, Jarrald De'Shaun Gallion, 29, was entering the store with his girlfriend, which I could not find any info about. Jarrald was shot and killed while his girlfriend fled the scene.

Last Stance

Palmeter ended using desks and chairs to barricade and lock himself in the Dollar General office, and there, he set down his PA-15 Rifle, took out his Glock 20, sat down next a reward plaque and a foldable chair, and shot himself. At around near 3 PM, SWAT Teams confirmed his death and fully cleared the building and evacuated nearby areas.

Suicide Photos

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Aftermath/Crime Scene

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At the back of the room is the office where Palmeter shot himself.

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Office (Far-right corner shows Palmeter's right foot sticking out, after suicide.

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Palmeter's phone

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10mm casing dispersed to shoot himself.

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Blood stains at the entrance of the store, presumable of Jarrald De'Shaun Gallion when he entered.

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Crime scene photos of his PSA-15, with his schizo writings on the gun, trying to be like Brenton Tarrant.

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His Glock 20, possibly a Generation 2

(Will upload more files when this post gets EP'd. Wont let me upload more than 20.)

Reactions to the event, since no court trial

Reaction of Local Law Enforcement: The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office confirmed the shooting was, obviously, racially motivated. One of the Sherriff's, going by the name TK Waters referred to Palmeter's violent near 30-page manifesto left behind on his computer as 'the diary of a madman'.

Political Reactions: House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries condemned the violent extremists who worship at the altar of white supremacy. South Carolina Senator and GOP presidential candidate Tim Scott expressed devastation. Governor Ron DeSantis referred to Palmeter as a ‘scumbag' and a ‘coward' for killing himself instead of facing responsibility and court trial/charges for his actions, which, regardless of your political stance, is true. He, indeed, criticized both the Democratic and Republican Parties in his manifesto.

Thank you to these users for info and other posts

-@Peconi

-@iggang

and our favorite sub-reddit for masskillings... /r/masskillers!

Rest in Peace to all who have passed away in this tragic event.

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EFFORTPOST The Japanese Serial Rapist + Bonus Story

Joji Obara

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>Earlier Life:

Joji Obara was born on August 10, 1952 in Osaka, Japan. During his youth, Obara's father worked as a scrap collector, but through his hard work he was able to work his way up and become a wealthy man from several real estate and salons.

Joji attended a private school in Tokyo and received extra daily tutoring. When Joji Obara turned 15, he enrolled in a good preparatory school, which automatically gave him admission to Keio University.

His father died two years later, so Joji inherited all the real estate and salons in Osaka and Tokyo. After traveling extensively and graduating from Keio University, he managed to become a Japanese citizen (cause he was Korean and Japanese) and change his name from Kim Sung-jong to Joji Obara.

Through his investments in real estate, Obara amassed a fortune of over $35 million. Unfortunately, he lost his fortune and company in the 1990s recession. It was speculated that his company was a front for the Yakuza to launder money.

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>Crimes, Drugs and Victims:

Joji Obara often took drugs and used them on his victims to make them defenseless. They were always white women, of Japanese and Western origin, because he liked them the most. He kidnapped and raped the women, and with many of the victims he also filmed the act.

The police later found almost 400 films and diaries about his "games", as Obara called them. For Joji, women were only good for sex and by using them for himself, he was also taking revenge on the world.

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Carita Ridgway:Carita Ridgway, a model from Perth, Australia, worked as a bar hostess in Ginza, Tokyo to save money for her acting school.Obara offered Carita Ridgway a ride, which she gratefully accepted.

However, Joji drugged Carita and chloroformed her, which led to her death. Obara noticed this and took the initially unconscious Carita Ridgway to the hospital, where he claimed Ridgway was suffering from a shellfish allergy. After Ridgway's family turned off all life support machines because the doctors could do nothing more for Carita, she died.

At first it was assumed that Carita died of Hepatitis E, later when the police searched Obara's home they found entries in the diary with the words: "Carita Ridgway, too much chloroform". They also found a video of Obara raping and abusing Ridgway. Carita Ridgway's family had Carita cremated.

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Lucie Blackman:

Lucie Blackman came from England and had previously worked as a flight attendant. Now she was in Japan and also worked as a hostess at the Casablanca club in Roppongi, Tokyo.

Lucie had a paid date with Joji Obara on 1. July 2000. During the date she contacted an acquaintance, but then no one heard from her again.

Lucie Blackman's family flew to Tokyo and tried to find her with the help of the press. It was published in the newspapers, a reward was offered, hotlines and even the British Foreign Secretary at the time flew to Japan.

Three women then came forward to tell of their experiences with Joji Obara. They woke up in his bed, sore and sick, with no memory of the previous evening. The women reported Obara to the police, but to no avail. Now, however, these calls meant that the police had finally made a connection with Lucie Blackman.

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The following year, on February 9, Blackman's body was found in a seaside cave in Miura, Kanagawa. This was not far from Obara's apartment. Her body was walled in concrete with a shaved head and dismembered into ten pieces. Unfortunately, the body was too decomposed to determine the cause of death. Obara stated that he offered Lucie Blackman a drugged drink without her knowledge, raped her, and then killed her.

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In East Asian countries, "hostess" in this sense is a modern form of geisha entertainer, young women in bars who are paid to talk to men, light their cigarettes, sing karaoke and sometimes dance - although there are strict rules that men are not allowed to touch the hostesses or make sexual advances. Popular hostesses often receive drinks, gifts and invitations to social events from their favorite clients.

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>Trial and Conviction:

At the end of 2000, Joji Obara was accused of drugging, raping and killing Lucie Blackman. He was also accused of Carita Ridgway and eight other women he raped. The trial began on July 4, 2001 and ended on April 24, 2007.

Joji Obara was found guilty of several counts of rape and manslaughter. However, he was acquitted of raping and murdering Lucie Blackman. There was no direct evidence of this, as in the other cases. These were recorded by Obara in his diary and in the videos. Tim Blackman, Lucie's father, received "condolence money" of $576,295 from one of Joji Obara's friends and used it to set up a trust fund.

Joji Obara's conviction was heavily criticized because of the acquittal and so a new trial for the murder of Lucie Blackman began on May 25, 2008. This time, Obara was found guilty on December 16, 2008 and sentenced to life imprisonment.

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>Bonus Story: Louise Kerton

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Louise Kerton was born in Sheffield, England in 1977. She was artistically gifted and loved to express her feelings in an artistic way. At school she always tried to do well in her work, which unfortunately was often difficult due to her dyslexia. Lucie Blackman and Louise Kerton went to the same school and were friends.

When Louise was 24 years old, she lived with her fiancé Peter in the town of Broadstairs, Kent. She would have liked to become a nurse, but Louise had failed part of her final exams. This made Louise very sad and to lift her spirits, Peter and she decided to visit his family in Germany. They planned to stay in Germany for about 6 weeks.

After that, Louise wanted to go home and talk to her teachers about her future. Peter's family in Germany lived in Straßfeld, a small village near Bonn. Nothing is known about what the couple did during their stay. When the time they planned to stay was over, they did not travel back to England.

Peter then traveled home two days before Louise to accept a delivery of building materials. Ramona, Peter's mother, took Louise to Aachen Central Station on July 30, 2001, which was almost 100 km from Straßfeld. Louise Kerton wanted to take the express train 420 to platform 8 at 12:04 p.m. First to Ostend, Belgium and from there a ferry to Dover, England.

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Ramona could not accompany Louise to the platform, so no one knew for sure whether she actually got on the train in the end. There were no witnesses who could confirm having seen Louise or her conspicuous car at the station. The car had a British license plate and therefore stood out a bit.

Louise had no further contact with anyone after July 30, 2001. Normally she made very frequent phone calls or wrote letters to friends and family. No further transactions on her account or credit card were found either.

On the evening of July 30, 2001, Peter drove to the ferry to pick Louise up. When she didn't arrive, Francesca, Louise's sister, called. She later said that Peter was acting strangely on the phone when they spoke. Louise Kerton had sent a letter to friends shortly before her departure.

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The letter was supposedly from Louise, but later investigations revealed that the whole letter was rather untypical of her in terms of content and style. Perhaps she wrote it under duress. The other letter was written to her parents ten days before her departure.

It read: 'I'm fine. I'm having a great time in Germany. It's very green here, the weather is nice. Don't worry about me.' Louise's father found her letter very strange and couldn't explain it. In an interview, he said that Louise's letters were usually very long, with lots of notes and, because of her dyslexia, were often crossed out words and mistakes.

Her family and friends testified after her disappearance that Louise's mental state was very unstable. Only a few weeks ago, her friend Lucie Blackman was murdered in Japan and the fact that she had failed her nursing exam was too much for Louise Kerton.

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Peter's family's neighbors also said that Louise seemed very depressed. At times she could not move properly and became very thin, Peter's family reported. It is not entirely clear how many people lived in the family home at the time. Peter, his mother Ramona, Peter's brother Michael and probably some relatives. Michael is schizophrenic and was previously acquitted in Broadstairs for the murder of a pensioner.

From the beginning, British police considered her disappearance suspicious, but were unable to conduct any investigations due to her last sighting in Germany. According to other reports, in 2002 the public prosecutor's office searched her fiancé's family home and launched a large-scale but unsuccessful search with almost 200 police officers in gravel pits around Swisttal-Straßfeld, 1 year after Louise's disappearance. Divers were also deployed near ponds.

At present, her disappearance is also considered a potential crime in Germany. However, the case was closed in 2011 due to a lack of new evidence. However, in Germany, murder does not expire and if new evidence is found, they could reopen the case immediately.

>Sources: Wikipedia and Reddit

Sorry, i couldn't find good pictures from both cases.

I hope you still like it!

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EFFORTPOST 2018 Santa Fe High School Shooting

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On the date of May 18, 2018, a school shooting had occurred at Santa Fe High School in the city of Santa Fe, Texas, United States. 10 people, 8 being students, and 2 being teachers/staff were killed, along with 13 others injured, lasting about 25 minutes before the shooter was apprehended. Dimitrios Pagourtzis, a 17-year-old student, perpetrated the attack and was taken into custody. Dimitrios claimed to carry out the shooting to "kill classmates he hated, and spare those he liked" so he could have his story told, similar to the Columbine shooters. He was (and currently still, is) charged with capital murder of multiple people and aggravated assault against a public servant; and held in custody without bail. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 40 years to life. Lets delve into this school shooting.

Perpetrator

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Dimitrios Pagourtzis (born October 12, 2000-Alive), was a Greek American 17-year-old student at the time of the school shooting, now 23 in 2024. Before the shooting, his father worked at a marine repair company while his mother worked at a hospital. Despite the violence he committed on the day of May 18, 2018, he had been involved in wholesome, heart-warming activities prior. He was in his school dance club, a member of his local Greek Orthodox Church in Santa Fe, and even played for his school's sport team, the Santa Fe Indians Football Team for his Sophomore years during 2015-2016. His father worked at North American Marine, INC, and he supposedly owns it, specializing in naval repair and clean-ups. His mother, Rosemarie K Pagourtzis is listed in a Texas Tribune salaries database as Administrative Associate in Pediatric Endocrinology, for The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. However, this is no reason to justify his attack. He had a Facebook account (what a teenage boomer) in which he made edgy posts, some of which, include, a satanic occult symbol accompanied with the caption "Dangerous Days". He also posted an image of a trench coat coated in multiple pins and other insignia/symbols which he had claimed to represent "bravery", an Iron Cross, a shirt with the text "BORN TO KILL" and a Communist Hammer and Sickle to represent his "rebellion". He would also post firearms on his FB page as well.

Facebook profile with the "BORN TO KILL" shirt post, along with a few smaller pictures of himself, his trench coat and his now deleted YouTube channel, under the name "Comma Kazi", a combination of the words "Communist/Commie" and "Kamikaze"

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His trench coat, with a number from insignia from nations that served in World War 2, such as Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, and Imperial Japan. You can read how he symbolizes these pieces. Another school shooter that wore a trench coat, Dylan Klebold, during the Columbine High School Massacre in 1999, may have drawn inspiration to that. We'll get to that in a few.

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"Complete" bland FB profile, showcasing a shooting game/simulator, a frog meme, and one of his parents' firearms.

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A fully post of his parent's firearm, captioned "hey fuckers" showcasing a handgun that I honestly don't know, but perhaps a Sig Sauer of some sort (Gun nuts, please help me on this one), a pocket knife, and (flashlight)? The comments were sent after the shooting, with one user named "kleboldoom", perhaps referencing Dylan Klebold, one of the shooters in the Columbine High School Massacrew, along with Eric Harris, which both liked to play the hit 90's computer game "Doom" at the time.

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Mobile view of Pagourtzi's account, a Satanic background capturing his banner.

According to one witness, Pagourtzi had underwent bullying not only by fellow classmates, but even gym coaches and harassment by some teachers as well. However, when met with these allegations after the shooting, the school denied the allegations of bullying by staff members. One of his former teachers described him as "quiet, but he wasn't quiet in a creepy way",and said that he had never seen him draw or write anything in his class journal that she found suspicious or unusual, which was a silent red flag. His FB posts were suspicious, but not a glowing-red suspicious. Pagourtzis was on the honor roll, and he played on the school football team, as I stated earlier in the introduction.

Pagourtzi's online journal, smartphone, and notepad showed his homicidal and suicidal tendencies to commit the shooting, especially how he wanted to kill himself after he was finished, similar to Columbine as well. He planned on doing this for some time, about a few months. Classmates recounted how at a water park the day before the shooting Pagourtzis did not show any signs of his plans and seemed friendly and funny, which is odd. the DAY BEFORE the shooting, he acts all jolly and whatnot. This guy had a clean slate. No former contact w/ law enforcement, little-to-none red flags, no behavioral issues, etc... Weird, eh?

The Shooting

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Before the shooting started, let me break down what the art room in Santa Fe High School looked like. It was 4 rooms with an interconnecting interior hallway, connecting all 4 rooms together. At the time, the high school had no metal detectors or scanning equipment. The only form of security they had was a school safety officer/police officer, who was unarmed. With this drawback, the Pagourtzis snuck in a non-functioning explosive device, .38 Special Snub Nose revolver (a revolver w/ a short barrel) and a Remington 870 .410 bore shotgun in his trench coat he wore during the shooting, similar to the Columbine High School Shooters (Im not even joking.)

At the Art Complex of the building, Pagourtzis walked in there Friday morning, 7:32 AM of May 18, 2019, and began shooting students and teachers. At the same time, multiple police officers and departments respond to Santa fe high School (That is some quiiick response time!) In the meantime, here are some eyewitness and first-hand accounts of what happened, by students and Teachers.

Zachary Muehe, a sophomore at Santa Fe High school, was in art class when he heard three loud consecutive "booms" and "clicking" noises, as he would describe it. From a distance, he recognized Pagourtzis holding a Remington 870 shotgun shooting at and below tables, and into the art complex hallway. Muehe quickly ducked behind a table. He describes the shrapnel and wood and plastic whizzing by his face as he shot, pumped, and shot. After about 30 seconds of that experience, he ran away from the cplex, claiming to see "students on the floor of the hallway, clucthing to themselves as if they were wounded" When the New York Times asked him how far he was away from the shooter, Muehe responded with about 12 feet, and "It was crazy watching him shoot and then pump. I remember seeing the shrapnel from the tables, whatever he hit. I remember seeing the shrapnel go past my face,"

As more officers entered and took tactical positions to clear out the school, students poured out of the campus. More officers poured into the campus — from Santa Fe Police, Texas Rangers, ATF, and a few other agencies and departments. It wasn't until 8:02 a.m, 30 minutes after the shooting started, that Pagourtzis exited one of the art classrooms and surrendered, authorities wrote in a court filing. Officials claimed he surrendered in a way where he tripped on the ground, while dropping the shotgun, and proceeding to put his hands on his head

Authorities recovered a couple of non-functioning explosive devices at the school and "several" in Pagourtzis' car and home, McCaul said, and they've been sent for testing to the FBI laboratory in Quantico, Virginia, after which, a few weeks, have been proven false.

Images (Only 1 video)

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ATF Investigating school parking lot

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Ann Perkin's body covered up in a body bag

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Good Samaritan gives SWAT Officer responding to Santa Fe High School (In Background) a water bottle

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Medical Airlift/Helicopter lands at school campus

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SWAT officer w/ Coke in his hand across the Santa Fe Campus

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Police response to the front of the school

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ATF and Law Enforcement agents stand outside Pagourtzi's home.

Aftermath

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Pagourtzi's Court Trial

The Santa Fe High School shooter, Dimitrios Pagourtzis, was charged with capital murder of multiple persons and aggravated assault of a public servant in connection with the mass shooting that occurred on May 18, 2018. However, Pagourtzis has been deemed mentally incompetent to stand trial for his hearing, and due to the anonymity, it has yet to be disclosed. In the latest order, Judge Lonnie Cox determined Pagourtzis is “suffering severe and abnormal mental, emotional, or physical distress,” and is “not able to make a rational and informed decision” He has been committed to a state-run mental health institution for restorative treatment since November 2019. His mental condition has reportedly deteriorated during his time in the hospital. A judge in Galveston County has ordered that he remains in the hospital for up to 12 more months, which, to this day, this whereabouts are unknown.

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(Temporary) Memorial to the 10 students killed, made 2 days after.

10 people, 8 being students, and 2 staff members, were killed in the attack. and 13 were injured. The school was closed for a few daysafter and remained a crime scene until all measures were clear. There were homemade bombs and pressure cookers found in the art complexes. As a result of the shooting, the Santa Fe School district had plans to renovate the northwest area of the campus, including sealing off the art rooms in which the shooting occurred as well as the adjacent hallway connecting it. A new hallway and counselor's office will be installed. The art classrooms and art teacher offices were to be relocated.

Because of the shooter being able to sneak in firearms and pressure-cooking explosives, the district decided to install a bulletproof security area at the main entrance, which included adding metal detectors, as well as adding panic buttons, locks, and alarm systems in classrooms. After receiving funds from the local public, the school district made a permanent memorial listing the names of those who had passed in black font with a gold border called "The Unfillable Chair" and phrases such as "In death we live you still" and "In life we loved you dearly" and "In our hearts, you hold a place".

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Rest in Peace to all involved and their loved ones.

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CHILD WARNING EFFORTPOST The Lopburi mall shooting | 2020

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On January 9, 2020, a gunman "Prasittichai Khaokaew" Shot and killed three people including a 2 year old boy and injured four others at the Robinson Shopping Centre in the Lopburi province of Thailand. He then robbed a gold shop for ฿500,000 worth of gold jewelry and fled the scene on a motorcycle.


Perpetrator

Born December 26th 1981, Prasittichai Khaokaew lived in the Lopburi province with his wife. He worked as a headmaster of a primary school and was also a firearm enthusiast. Staff at the school described him as a "friendly person who easily got along with others."

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Preparations

Khaokaew claimed to have planned the crime three days in advance. He borrowed a CZ SP-01 pistol from his father that he would later use in the shooting, he then bought a silencer for the weapon online. He then borrowed a red-white Yamaha Fino motorcycle from his father-in-law which he used to get to and flee the mall.

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The Shooting

At 8:44 p.m.(UTC+7) Khaokaew, drove to and entered the Robinson Shopping Centre wearing a balaclava, carrying a backpack and armed with the silenced gun.

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(I have been unable to find a timeline of the shooting so the retelling may be out of order)

Khaokaew fires at and hits 33 year old security guard Teerachat Nimma. Nimma limps out of the mall and dies on the road.

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He shoots and hits 2 year old Panuwich Wongyu in the head as he is walking with his mother. He will later die in the hospital.

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He then approaches a gold shop and begins to fire indiscriminately at anyone he sees, He Shoots and injuries a couple outside the store shopping with their daughter. He proceeds to jump over the counter and fatally shoots 31 year old employee Thidarat Thongth, he then steals ฿500,000 worth of gold jewelry and leaves the store.

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Two other unmentioned people including a tourist were injured during the shooting. He then proceeded to flee the mall on the borrowed motorcycle.

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Aftermath

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After the shooting a manhunt began for the gunmen, Police Colonel Kritsana Pattanacharoen reported "We believe the robber has been trained in the use of weapons before this. Studying the gestures he made when shooting, it is unlikely to be someone who has never used guns before. The equipment he had was specialized and not something that is easily acquired. The search will continue in the morning." Police learned that Khaokaew's father had a gun that matched the model of the one used, they also found DNA and fingerprints of Khaokaew at the crime scene. A week later Khaokaew's wife called the police and gave them a tip that the gunmen was Khaokaew. On January 21st police had enough evidence and received a warrant for Khaokaew's arrest "We will take this extremely seriously and if the gunman resists the arrest the police will shoot him without hesitation."

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The day after the crime Khaokaew returned the gun to his father and the next day returned the motorcycle to his father-in-law, and at some point he discarded the clothes he wore during the crime in a road ditch.


Arrest

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On the morning of January 22st Police arrested Prasittichai Khaokaew as he was driving to work. They then took him to a police station for questioning. When asked as to why he committed the crime he responded that he was tired of his regular life and wanted to "spice up his boring life". However he would later retract this statement and claim he committed the crime because of financial problems.

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A month later Khaokaew was charged with murder and numerous other crimes and pled guilty. Another month later and Khaokaew was given the death sentence.

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Ax or axe - a tool used for shaping and dividing wood, chopping forests, as a blunt-edged weapon or as a heraldic symbol.

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It is the oldest composite tool still in use. The ax has been used for over fourteen thousand years, it is a development of the idea of a stick with a weighted end, which gave rise to such inventions as: a club, a hammer, a hoe, a carpenter's ax, etc. The material and use have changed, but the principle of operation has remained unchanged. Initially made of stone and horn, bronze and then steel.


History :

Axes made of split stone were placed in a split handle, tied with ropes or straps for reinforcement. Neolithic axes often had a hole drilled for attaching the handle. The first bronze axes - the so-called sleeve axes had a wide, tubular hole on the side opposite the blade, perpendicular to it, and required a specially shaped handle, bent almost at a right angle. To strengthen the grip of such an axe, it was usually attached to the handle, using small rings on the sides of the base, already formed during the casting of the tool. In many Bronze Age cultures, axes were probably used as a means of payment.


Construction :

Nowadays, an ax usually consists of a sharpened wedge-shaped head made of non-alloy steel and a hardwood handle. There is a hole in the head parallel to the blade, in which the handle is attached with a wedge. Double-bladed axes are rare. This type of axes are known from Minoan, Celtic and Scandinavian cultures, probably often having a sacrificial or symbolic meaning. Nowadays, double-bladed axes are popular mainly in North America, among farmers and lumberjacks.

Often, in order to reduce the price, only the very end of the wedge is made of specially hardened steel and connected to the cheaper and less durable material of the rest of the head. Sometimes there are cheap axes, usually of lower quality, made of sheet metal, especially in combined, multi-functional tourist sets.


Axes and axes have been used as weapons in many cultures, from prehistoric to modern times. In medieval Europe, they were usually the weapon of plebeian infantry, but were also used by knights. Various types of axes are particularly often associated with Vikings, warriors of Scottish clans, the infantry of the Grand Duchy of Moscow and the Hussite infantry. Smaller battle axes, of the ice ax type, were used by mounted warriors of the orders of the Great Steppe. Tomahawk fighting axes were weapons eagerly used by North American Indians. Battle axes gave rise to various types of pole weapons - including: halberds, beards and Lochaber axes. In the former Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, they were eagerly used and worn by the nobility in the form of decorative sticks. Attempts were made to preserve axes as weapons through numerous designs combining firearms, most often with a wheellock, with battle axes. Modern battle axes, with fiberglass construction and very high-quality steel blades, are sometimes used as weapons or tools by special units.


With the development of firearms, axes as the main weapon of soldiers fell into disuse. However, they occasionally came back into favor during national uprisings, when there was a severe shortage of weapons. For example, during the January Uprising in 1863, apart from scythemen, sometimes subunits of axemen were also formed. An example of such a subunit is the ax platoon in Józef Oxiński's unit, where the main weapons were axes and axes.

The military use of axes as a tool continues in sappers' units. In many armies of the world, axes are part of the badges of these units. In interwar Poland, highlander axes - ciupagas, arranged in the form of a swastika were the basic motif of the regimental badges of most mountain infantry regiments.


Currently, it is most often used for carpentry work and for crushing wooden firewood. Often used for camping and sapper work, in the army, scouting and tourism. It is still used as a weapon, especially among Asian gangs. It comes in various forms, e.g.:

0 as a heavy, two-handed battle ax or a light

knight's ax

  • as a heavy, short-shafted butcher's ax

  • in the form of a staff (ciupaga, ice ax)

  • a double-bladed ax (labrys)

  • long-shafted axes (berdish, Lochaber ax, halberd)

  • ceremonial, ritual and sacrificial axes.

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Symbolic meaning :

It is one of the symbols of the executioner. As an executioner's tool, next to the sword, it was used for decapitation - i.e. cutting off the head, as well as for carrying out other punishments involving cutting off various parts of the body, e.g. hands. In later times in France usually replaced by the guillotine


A specially shaped hatchet, with a characteristically upwards part of the blade, was a symbol of the foreman's function in mining. It is still used today during St. Barbara's Day celebrations and given as a token of appreciation to distinguished miners.

The hatchet is also one of the symbols of the fire brigade and until recently was one of its most important tools.

Axes often appear in fantasy literature, films and computer games, as weapons particularly favored by barbarian warriors and dwarves. One of the famous literary characters depicted with an inseparable ax is the dwarf Gimli, son of Gloin from JRR Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings trilogy.


Various types of axes and axes are a popular heraldic element, either as a coat of arms or a jewel or as armament of coat of arms holders. Occurs, among others: in the Polish coats of arms: Topór, Oksza and Starykoń. In ancient Rome, an ax surrounded by a bundle of rods symbolized lictors' power, this symbol was also adopted as one of the emblems of the French Republic and as a symbol of Italian fascists. The double-bladed ax was the emblem of the collaborationist Vichy France, and coins with this symbol minted by it were in circulation until the 1960s. Nowadays, various types of axes often appear in national coats of arms, including: Belize, Gambia, Kenya, Norway. The Minoan double-bladed ax (labrys) is sometimes used today as a symbol of some neopagan sects, especially those related to the cults of the Great Goddess. It is also one of the symbols of lesbian movements.


Wizzboy unc production, hope yall love it, hot like axe! (Im crazy making posts like this🤣)

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EFFORTPOST All Footage of the 2021 Israeli-Palestinian conflict I could find

Pretty dry day today when it comes to footage and I decided to post some "older" stuff on here for the sake of archiving these videos, enjoy.

These are not sorted in any way except for by faction.

For the ones with broken links, I'm sorry, click on the links to be able to view them.

This is obviously not everything that has come out of this conflict, but a majority of the stuff I've found is all in this one post.

Please enjoy, this took a while :marseysad:

IDF:

Elimination of a Hamas Anti-Tank team that fired a missile towards an Israeli military bus (For Al-Qassam footage check below):

Another pov:

Aftermath:

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Airstrikes on multiple Rocket launch sites, Aerial defense posts, Aerial defense situational room and a building housing militants:

Elimination of a militant cell that was about to launch a drone:

Elimination of an Anti-Tank Team by Maglan:

Destruction of a Palestinian drone:

IDF Preparing and launching an assault on Hamas underground facilities:

Destruction of "The Production Bank of Gaza", Gazan footage below:

Destruction of Sinwar's house, before and after pictures:

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Elimination of a Saraya al-Quds commander, Hassam Abu-Herbid:

Destruction of 2 rocket launchers prepared to launch rockets towards Israel:

Elimination of Hamas naval militant cell:

Elimination of the Deputy Commander of the Jabaliya Battalion:

Destruction of buildings owned by 3 different Company Commanders in Gaza:

Sajaya Company Commander

Shaboura Company Commander

Deir al-Balah Company Commander

Elimination of Hamas militants preparing a rocket launcher:

Video showing off the IDF's military forces on the Gaza Border:

IAF Destroying a cyber equipment storage site of the Hamas military intelligence:

Footage showing rocket launches towards Israel and then the destruction of the rocket launcher and the militants using it:

Destruction of a Hamas warehouse housing Naval Weaponry:

Destruction of a Hamas tunnel shaft:

Destruction of a Weapons' Cache found inside of the house of a Hamas operative:

Destruction of Hamas' operational office of the head of security mechanisms:

Destruction of 3 Hamas rocket launchers:

Destruction of significant Hamas military storage and manufacturing facilities:

Destruction of the house of "Khalil al-Hiya", the deputy chairman of the political bureau of Hamas:

Destruction of Hamas rocket launch sites:

Elimination of 2 Hamas militants, the first one after he fired mortars towards Israel:

Destruction of the house of Raa'd Saad, head Hamas' region-wide special operations headquarters:

Destruction of an Anti-Tank weapons storage:

Destruction of the home of the commander of the Jabaliya battalion:

Destruction of military assets at Hamas' intelligence headquarters:

Destruction of a weapons manufacturing facility inside of a Hamas operatives' house:

Destruction of a building of the Gazan Ministry of Internal Security:

Destruction of the houses of multiple Hamas Company Commanders:

The commander of the Beit Hanun battalion

The house of the commander of the Beit Hanun company

The house of a company commander in Gaza City

The house of a company commander in the Shati battalion

Elimination of Abu Harbid, the PIJ Commander of Northern Gaza:

Destruction of an unmanned submarine:

Destruction of a tunnel shaft inside of a Hamas militants' house:

https://pomf2.lain.la/f/78jv7gzc.MP4

Elimination of Hamas' chief commander of internal security:

The destruction of the houses of 5 Hamas commanders:

Ezz Al-Din Haddad, a senior member of the General Staff of the military wing of Hamas and the head of combat assistance for the entire Strip

The house of Amjad Abu Najah, commander of the Nukhba battalion in the Gaza Strip

The home of Ebrahim Muhammad Metzafa Koare, the commander of the South Khan Yunis Battalion

The house of Ahmed Shamali, commander of the Nohba Battalion in Sajaya. In his house there is a military communication infrastructure and a weapons' storage facility.

The house of Nissim Abu Ajuna, commander of the Beit Lahia battalion, in whose house there is a military infrastructure for conducting combat

Destruction of a Hamas military intelligence complex:

Destruction of a rocket launcher that fired rockets towards Be'er Sheva:

Destruction of a military structure of Hamas' intelligence agency:

https://pomf2.lain.la/f/9iy5ki8n.MP4

Elimination of a Hamas operative that launched rockets towards Israel:

Destruction of a Hamas military outpost:

Elimination of three Hamas operatives inside of a hideout that was used for the organization's cyber system:

Destruction of a PIJ Rocket launcher:

Destruction of a Hamas rocket launcher placed on the roof of a building:

Destruction of a military base used to conduct fighting by Hamas:

Destruction of a tunnel shaft in northern Gaza:

Destruction of a series of targets in the rocket array of multiple organizations in Gaza:


Al-Qassam:

Hamas Propaganda video showing multiple Rocket attacks and Mortar launches:

Missile strike on an empty Israeli bus that just dropped off soldiers (Yes, the video of the IDF killing an Anti-Tank team were these guys)

Many rocket attacks + Mortars:

Anti-Tank Missile striking Israeli Military Vehicle:

Introduction of the new Ayyash-250 Missile:

Striking of a chemical facility in Nahal Oz using a Drone:

Propaganda video showing Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit that was taken hostage into Gaza:

Propaganda video "Ataer still scares them":

I don't know who this is referring to, could be this fella: https://pomf2.lain.la/f/1kyl8y4g.jpg

Propaganda video "Ashkelon, Ashdod, what next... Tel aviv?":

Rocket barrages towards Ashkelon, Ashdod and Tel Aviv (Guess they weren't lying in the video above):

Above we saw a video showing off the Ayyash-250, Now here it is in use:

Sending a drone towards Israel:

Firing barrages of rockets towards Israel and firing mortars:

Firing barrages of rockets towards Israel + Aftermath:

Firing rockets towards Moshav Ohad + Aftermath:

Firing mortars towards Israel:

Al-Qassam carrying out reconnaissance on Israeli troops using a "Al-Zouari" drone:


Saraya al-Quds:

Some of these might not be Saraya al-Quds cause I cannot tell from some of these, please correct me if so.

Introduction of the new Sahab drone:

PIJ Propaganda video "If you add, we will add", Intro says "Al-Quds called for us, we answered"

Propaganda video "Soon." Showcasing new Qassam rocket:

Saraya al-Quds firing Bader-3 rockets:

PIJ Propaganda video "If you strike us, we will strike back":

Saraya al-Quds firing mortars towards Israel:

For any hebrew speakers

The shittiest and funniest Gazan propaganda video ever, if you can speak hebrew you will know that the text here is full of shitty grammar and next to nothing is spelt right

PIJ Propaganda video "South-To-North rocket ready 2:00":


Popular Resistance Committees:

These guys only really posted like 1 video but footage is footage :shrug:


Gazan Sources:

Bombing of a building in Khan Yunis:

Israeli Airstrike, unknown locations, civilians were told to evacuate the building before:

Rafah, Palestinian sources cited this was a paint factory:

Destruction of the a-Shuruk building in Gaza:

Israeli bunker busters striking underground Weapons Caches:

Rocket Barrage being fired towards the Israeli city of Ashkelon:

Rocket barrage being fired towards the Tel Aviv Metropolitan Area:

Destruction of the Building "al-Juara" (Sorry if I messed up the name)

Rockets being launched towards the Tel aviv Metropolitan Area:

Israeli winged bombs striking a house:

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Destruction of a building of the Gazan Ministry of Internal Security:

Aftermath of a rocket landing in Shejaiya:

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IAF Striking Gaza port:

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Video showing the destruction in Al-Bureij:

Destruction of "The Production Bank of Gaza" owned by Hamas:

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Destruction of a Hamas-owned Building:

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Destruction of "Al-Jalaa" Building:

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Destruction of a house in Dir al-Balah:

Rocket launches towards Tel Aviv:

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Rockets being fired towards Ashkelon:

Destruction of a Hamas commanders' house:

Rockets being fired towards Central Israel:


Israeli sources:

Rockets being fired towards Ashkelon:

Rocket interceptions, Location unknown but my best guess is Ashkelon:

May 11th, 2021 Israeli red alerts:

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Rockets above Ben Gurion Airport:

Gazan rocket landing in the Ashdod port, massive fireball:

Rocket striking a building in Ashkelon:

Interceptions above Ashkelon:

Rocket strikes in Ashkelon:

Rocket flying straight inside of a house, Sderot:

Rocket aftermath in the Israeli Marina:

Rocket aftermath in Netivot:

Rocket aftermath in Ashkelon:

Rocket aftermath in Ashkelon:

Aftermath of a rocket strike in Sderot, critically injuring a 6 year old:

https://pomf2.lain.la/f/xghrt7l2.MP4

Rocket strikes in Ashkelon:

Interceptions above Ashkelon:

https://pomf2.lain.la/f/9yo66yq6.MOV

Interceptions over Tel Aviv:

Interceptions over Rishon-Letzion:

Aftermath of a rocket strike in Petah-Tikva:

Rocket strike in Petah-Tikva:

Israeli artillery firing at targets in Gaza:

Aftermath of a rocket attack in Ashkelon:

Interceptions over Ashkelon:

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Rocket strike in Be'er Sheva:

Footage of a rocket landing in Be'er Sheva:

IDF Artillery firing towards targets in Gaza:

Added this because hell yea:

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This concludes this massive archive, I didn't put many Israeli rocket videos in here because there were simply too many and I don't want to make this more packed than it already is, thank you for reading :marseythanks:

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39°54′12″N 116°23′30″E

The Rioters in 6/3

start riots

Records of burning military vehicles and seizing ordnance

Monument to the People's Heroes and the Attack on Xinhua Gate

Xinhua gate

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A protest before the riot

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After 40 years of waiting, the time has finally come. Let us express our sincere support for the mainland (China) struggle for democracy and freedom with millions of signatures.

The advance of Muxidi is blocked, clips of conflicts between the army, thugs and citizens, the official announcement of the number of casualties and the famous "Tank Man"

Full tank man video

On June 3, 1989, the news issued an emergency notice warning Beijing citizens not to go out at night

In order to maintain social order in the capital (Beijing) and protect the masses, the Beijing Municipal People's Government Martial Law Force Headquarters decided not to ignore it. For this reason, all citizens must be more vigilant. From now on, please stay away from the streets and go to Tiananmen Square. Workers and citizens should stay at home to ensure your life safety and avoid unnecessary losses. Notice dated June 3, 1989

solider bodies

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the tank in tiananmen

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distance

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Troop transport blocked by students

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Oppose civil war! Don't point guns at the people

Fight against tyranny! Military-civilian unity overthrows dictatorship

the solider in 6/5

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On Chang'an Street, military vehicles loaded with soldiers are heading to Tiananmen Square

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The statue of Mao Zedong on Tiananmen Square was dyed and covered with cloth by students

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In the early morning of June 5th, martial law soldiers rushed from the Great Hall of the People and pointed their guns at the students in the square.

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Burned armored car.

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Injury of armored vehicles

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The thugs took away the soldier's gun

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People's Heroes Monument in 6/2 to 6/4 evening

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People's Heroes Monument in 6/4 night

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Protesters and students photographed at the Monument to the People's Heroes

tiananmen front in night

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tiananmen night and rainday

Great Hall of the People

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Diary written by Guo Xiaozhong, a soldier of Unit 66 of Unit 54697 (written on May 27th)

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The weather is so hot! The sun is shining directly overhead, and the air seems to be on fire. I lay in the tent, big beads of sweat rolling down my head. My heart is even hotter than this weather. It has been almost a week since I arrived in Beijing, and the troops have not yet entered the city. Not only has the order in Beijing not been restored, but another "goddess" statue has appeared in Tiananmen Square. Today, my submachine gun has been grazed three times. I really want to run to the square right now and knock down the nondescript "goddess" statue with my own hands and crush it to pieces.

goddess

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Guo Xiaozhong Self-portrait in 6/5

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After the June 4th incident, those martial law soldiers will get medals

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(On the left is the "Medal of the Guard of the Capital" and on the right is the "Medal for Suppressing Riots")

after 64:dairy of 54697 Troop 69 Detachment Shao Depeng(Written on June 15)

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A month ago, I visited Tiananmen Square. It was a chaotic and noisy place, with loud and low voices shouting, "Down with this, down with that," for "democracy," "freedom," "human rights," etc., everywhere. Garbage and dirt... I > can't believe this is the sacred capital, the majestic Tiananmen Square?!

Today, I visited the majestic Tiananmen Square again. Changed! Became bright, clean, and completely new.

Tiananmen Square is a symbol of the capital and a place that people across the country yearn for. Gangsters will never be allowed to trample and defile it at will. Any Chinese with a patriotic heart should add glory to her!

Post-event statistics:

More than 6,000 soldiers from the martial law troops, armed police, and public security officers were injured and dozens died.

The vehicles damaged by the rioters included more than 1,000 military vehicles, more than 60 armored vehicles, more than 30 police cars, more than 120 buses, and more than 70 other motor vehicles.


June 4th Clearance:

The Spanish photography team captured the June 4th Clearance scene

Tiananmen Square Broadcast

First broadcast

We call on all students and all citizens (on Tiananmen Square) not to burn garbage, not to burn garbage anymore, and not to increase the chaos in the square.

narration

>Twenty minutes later, the lights in the square were turned on again

The second broadcast

Students, the martial law force headquarters has decided to clear the area now. We agree with the students... (unintelligible), please students to evacuate Tiananmen Square immediately. Martial Law Troops, June 4

after June 4th Clearance the student walk out the tiananmen square

Wrecks and armored vehicles enter the square and destroy the goddess

"goddess"wreckage

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The flag raising on June 5

The flag raising on June 6


Letter of condolences from the State Council to all officers and soldiers of the martial law troops (1989/5/25)

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Dear comrades and officers and soldiers of the Beijing Martial Law Force:

In order to stop the unrest, restore order in the capital, protect key departments and public property from infringement, and safeguard the safety of people's lives and property, you have been ordered to come to Beijing to implement martial law. You have worked hard! The State Council expresses its cordial condolences and high respect to you!

In the process of executing the mission, you have a firm stand and a clear-cut banner, showing high political awareness and good military quality; in the context of chaotic social order, you have been unable to eat, sleep, and receive no Rest, not afraid of hardship, not afraid of tiredness, and always maintain high morale. When you are surrounded by people who don't know the truth and beaten by a few lawless elements, you take the overall situation into consideration, do not retaliate when scolded, do not fight back, endure humiliation, and strictly observe discipline. With love and loyalty to the people, you carry forward the fine tradition of our army's mass work, actively and patiently carry out propaganda and explanation work to the people, love the capital, love the people of the capital, love young students, and create special conditions with your own practical actions. He has made a great contribution to restoring order in the capital and stabilizing the situation in Beijing and even the country, and has been highly praised and praised by all walks of life. Practice has once again proved that you are worthy of being the strong pillars of the People's Republic and worthy of being teachers of benevolence and civilization who are loyal to the Party and the people. The party and government thank and trust you! The people understand and support you!

Recently, the Third Headquarters of the Chinese People's Liberation Army sent a letter of condolences to you, hoping that you will study hard in enforcing martial law, recognize your responsibilities, and fight resolutely against the conspiracy of a very small number of people with a clear-cut stand. I hope you will not be afraid of difficulties, be persevering, strictly disciplined, and implement Policies, civilized duty, and strengthening unity. These demands represent the fundamental interests of the people of all ethnic groups in the country, and also reflect the ardent expectations of the Party Central Committee and the State Council for you. The Beijing Municipal Government will definitely do a good job in explaining the situation, educate the masses to love the people's soldiers, and take effective measures to provide convenient conditions for work, life, and study to cooperate with you in the implementation of martial law. We believe that under the correct leadership of the Party Central Committee, the State Council and the Central Military Commission, and with the support of the people, all comrades in the Beijing Martial Law Force will live up to expectations, overcome various difficulties, and successfully complete the martial law mission. In order to end the chaos and maintain stability and unity, Promote reform and construction and make new contributions.

Deceased:

Guan Lijie(1968-1989)

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Wang Jingsheng(1966-1989)

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Wang Xiaobing (1968-1989)

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Wang Jinwei(1963-1989)

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Wang Qifu(1967-1989)

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Du Huaiqing(1967-1989)

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Li Qiang(1969-1989)

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Xu Rujun(1967-1989)

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Li Dongguo(1968-1989)

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Yu Ronglu(1971-1989)

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Ma Guoxuan(1967-1989)

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Tian Xinghai(1971-1989)

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Liu Yanpo(1971-1989)

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Liu Guogeng(1964-1989)

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Li Guorui(1969-1989)

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Cui Guozheng(1969-1989)

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The Central Military Commission awarded 12 heroes the honorary title of "Guardians of the Republic"(China Youth Daily)

China CCTV News

According to our news, Chairman of the Military Commission of the People's Republic of China Deng Xiaoping signed an order conferring the honorary title of martyrs on Liu Guogeng, Wang Qifu, Li Qiang, Du Huaiqing, Li Dongguo, Wang Xiaobing, Xu Rujun, Cui Guozheng, Ma Guoxuan, and Wang Jinwei.


after in 1990

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In view that since the quelling of unrest and counterrevolutionary riots in Beijing, the situation in the capital and the country has been stable and social order has returned to normal, and the task of imposing martial law in some areas of Beijing has been successfully completed, in accordance with Article 89, Paragraph 16 of the Constitution of the People's Republic of China According to the regulations, the State Council decided to lift martial law in some areas of Beijing starting from January 11, 1990.

Order of the Beijing People's Government

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The Beijing Municipal People's Government decided to lift martial law in some areas of Beijing where martial law was imposed starting from January 10, 1990, namely, Dongcheng District, Xicheng District, Chongwen District, Xuanwu District, Shijingshan District, Haidian District, Fengtai District, and

Chaoyang District Martial law.

Order of the Beijing People's Government II

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﹥ The "Regulations of the Beijing Municipal People's Government on the Areas Surrounding Places in which Assemblies, Processions and Demonstrations are Not Prohibited" are hereby promulgated and shall come into effect on January 11, 1990.

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EFFORTPOST 2022 New York City Subway Shootings/Gassings

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At 8:24 AM on April 12, 2022, a "mass shooting" and smoke/gas attack was committed at a New York City underground transit subway near Sunset Park, Brooklyn. 29 were injured, 10 of which, by direct gunfire, and 19 by smoke inhalation. The shooter, Frank Robert James, a 62-year-old Black Nationalist put on a respiratory gas mask and tossed 2 smoke grenades into a subway train and fired a Glock 17 (Chambered in 9mm) about 33 times. This led to passengers fleeing to other train carts and even hiding on the tracks. before proceeding to flee the scene of the attack. The next day, he was found and arrested after a manhunt in Manhattan East Village. James was faced with charges from the U.S Attorney's Office of Eastern New York (NY DoJ Branch) with committing a terrorist attack on a mass transportation system, and discharge of a firearm, to at first, he did not plead guilty. 8 months later, James plead guilty to all charges against him, and on October 5, 2023, he was sentenced to life in prison. This was something big here as a New Yorker, and this was also a failure by the retard, so let's research this fella.

Perpetrator

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Mugshot of Frank Robert James, after the attack

Frank Jobert James was born in the Bronx, New York City on August 8, 1959, and he spent most of his time with his family moving across different states and cities. As he grew older, he strayed away from his family, as his sister said. He drifted to southern cities, and then west, to Newark in New Jersey, then Philadelphia, then Chicago, and back to NYC. Throughout these movements, he was arrested 12 times before the main attack had occurred 1992-1998, 9 of which, in New York state. These arrests were mostly for misdemeanors, such as possession of burglary tools, sexual acts, and criminal tampering, which I will show his court documents at the end of this post, proving his charges. James was also arrested 3 times in New Jersey state for trespassing and misconduct, from 1991 to 2007. Because of these only being misdemeanors, he was allowed to purchase a Glock 17 in 9mm from a Columbus, Ohio Pawn Shop.

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The Glock 17 used in the attack, he also tried scrubbing the serial number off on and below the ejection port of the gun.

Social Media posts

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An example of the corny, cringy millennial meme shirt, along with many other memes he posted throughout Twitter and Facebook.

James had a decently active social media Prescence, especially on the platforms of Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. On Twitter and Facebook, he would mostly post cringe memes on how he was going to "Get revenge" on those against him and his race. He would make racist, homophobic and misogynistic remarks such as how Blacks needed to commit more mass shootings and attacks to "assert dominance" over the racist issues to Black Americans in churches and workplaces. He had a youtube channel under the name "prophetoftruth88" (What? 88? Heil Hitler? A Black National Socialist? :marseylaughwith:) On a video posted on YouTube, April 6, James spoke of having wanted to kill people but said he didn't want to go to jail. He also stated that in which, the mass shootings that he wanted to happen, that the shooter wasn't the problem, yet the country and environment they live in was the "issue". James spoke of a “race war" against Whites and Asians, having the feeling the desire to “exterminate” certain groups of people and claimed to have suffered from mental illness from his family leaving him as he traveled from city to city, as I stated earlier. He claimed he used the subway as a target for the shooting because the Black mayor of NYC, Eric Adams, did nothing to address the homelessness crisis of the city. He made so many posts threatening to shoot up places to the point I'll just link them here by Inside Edition.. A few months before the shooting in October of 2021, he stated on Facebook "I THINK SOMETHING IS GOING TO HAPPEN REAL BAD" and other edgy quotes like “Better late than never – payback” and “hurt people kill people – please don't hurt me” and "We need to see more, there has to be more mass shootings to make a BIPOC understand. …It's not about the shooter; it's about the environment in which he is, he has to exist.” and “it's never too late to say I love you – only death could stop me.”

Now, without further ado, let's see his videos and memes.

Brainrot dump warning

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Videos (Here, he rants about a White Mass shooter, and how Whites do most of the crime (ironic)

The following videos are his reposts of what he claimed was racism by White People on Black workplaces, and homelessness and crime on the NYC Metro, which is ironic, because this retard shitbrain committed a SHOOTING to make matters worse. He named the video to "TOLD YOU SO".

This video was a repost of a new report on the Milwaukee Brewery Shooting, which was perpetrated by a White person, and I guess James got pissed off at it.

Shooting

CCTV Footage shows Frank Robert James with a construction vest and helmet, arming himself with a Glock 17. Before the smoke attack on the "N" Train, he just finger-gun shoots people mindlessly.

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James's U-Haul Van

On 6:15 A.M, CCTV footage 2 blocks away from the subway captured footage of James parking a U-Haul van two blocks from a train station on the same subway line where the attack took place. James walked towards and into the underground subway, with 2 bags in hands. These bags contained smoke grenades, ammunition, fireworks (to work as a makeshift bomb), and a gas mask for himself. Almost 2 hours after James parks his U-Haul van, he fires the first shots on the Northbound "N" train at Sunset City Park, Brooklyn. The train ended up leaving 59th Street station on the Fourth Avenue Line in Sunset City Park. James equips a gas mask on himself, and proceeded to throw 2 smoke grenades onto a floor of a train car connected to the N train, and fired 22 shots as the train approached the 36th Street station. He fired at least 33 shots and fled the scene after the attack.

Scenes of wounded people

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Blood splatter along with a woman's purse. Smoke is visible.

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Another wounded person on of the train cars James fired at.

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Remaining fireworks and smoke grenades discarded by the attacker on the subway floor.

When the train stopped at 36th Street after being fired and gassed upon Sunset City Park Station, the wounded passengers disembarked at the platform immediately, and police (NYPD's ESU and Bomb Squad units) were called to the station at 8:30 a.m, 6 minutes after the first shots were fired (All you guys living in urban areas and fellow New Yorkers reading this post, is this a good response time for NYC?) A passenger waiting for the subway claimed that he saw "calamity" when the subway door opened due to the smoke, blood splatter, and screaming. Footage of the evacuation from the subway train was filmed by a passenger in an adjacent car and quickly published on social media and news sites the first video (posted w/ the woman's purse and blood). The footage depicted the chaos of the evacuation with many people helping injured passengers, shouting about details of the shooting, and requesting emergency services. At 10:20 AM, FBI and ATF Agents arrived on the scene.

Aftermath/Court Information/Interrogation

1 day after the shooting, James was found in Manhattan East Village, which was about 9.2 miles away from the attack scene. NYPD's Bomb Squad unit searched this site to make sure everything was clear and safe.

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James in custody

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Sunset City Park station, today.

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What the train car could've looked like, a similar R46-Train car to the one involved.

May all the people who were injured in this attack have a speedy recovery and forget this tragedy.

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Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera mostly known as El Chapo a mexican slang for shorty was a Sinaloa cartel leader from 1989 to 1993 and from 2001 to 2014. He was born on 4 April, 1957, La Tuna, Badiraguato Municipality, Sinaloa, Mexico. Born in a farming family with 4 siblings and an abusive father. His father kicked him out of the house when he was in his teen and he started living with his uncle. His uncle was working for local drug dealers and that'show El Chapo entered the drug world. In the late 1970s, when he was in his early adulthood he started working with Héctor Salazar. Hector Salazar was one of the rising drug lords at the time and El Chapo was helping him with moving drugs in to America and Europe. They were mostly distrubuting cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana, and heroin. Later in the 1980s, he started working for Miguel Gallardo, a drug kingpin in Mexico. Hector Salazar was arrested in 1989 for ordering the death of a DEA agent. After Salazar's arrest El Chapo started his own cartel.

SINALOA CARTEL VS TIJUANA CARTEL.

The war between the Sinaloa cartel and Tijuana cartel between 1989 to 1993 was one of the bloodiest cartel rivalry in Mexico.

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The leaders of the Tijuana cartel were brothers Benjamin Felix (left) and Ramon Felix(right). In 1989, El Chapo approached the brothers and offered to work with them in the drug trade. But the 2 brothers believed that he was an amateur and was not worthy of working with them, and they declined his offer. El Chapo was very angry because of this and started moving drugs through their territory without informing them or giving them a cut of the money. In response the brothers killed one of El Chapo's men Rayo Lopez when he drunkenly showed up to their nightclub, with Ramon Felix shooting him publicly and having many of his family members killed to prevent reprisals. The war between El Chapo and the Felix brothers resulted in countless deaths. Warehouses were being attacked. Rival cartel members, their family members and many more people were killed during this war. Decapitated heads were sent to each other in packages. El Chapo and the Felix brothers also made numerous assasination attempts on each other with car bombs and sending hit squads to each other.

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Mexican bishop Juan Jesus Posadas Ocampo.

One of the most famous death in this war was the death of bishop Juan Ocampo. On 24 May 1993, bishop Ocampo was killed with six other people in the parking lot of Guadalajara International Airport. The Felix brothers had send a hit squad to kill El Chapo at the airport, but the hitmen accidentally killed the bishop, because they thought that El Chapo was in the car. El Chapo and the bishop were driving the same car. The bishop was killed with 14 bullets and his driver was killed with 11 bullets.

The Mexican goverment offered a reward of 15 million pesos for the capture of the Felix brothers and El Chapo. They were already following him and taking pictures of him, because of his involvement in the drug world.

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Surveillance photos of El Chapo in April 1993 by undercover agents in El Salvador.

El Chapo's first arrest.

On 9 June 1993, El Chapo was arrested by the Guatemalan Army at a hotel in Tapachula. He was sent to a maximum-security prison in Almoloya de Juárez, State of Mexico. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison on charges of drug trafficking, criminal association and bribery. He was still running his drug empire in prison with the help of his brother Arturo who was on the outside. He was living like a king in prison bribing the guards and they were acting like his servants.

El CHAPO'S FIRST PRISON ESCAPE.

El Chapo is most known for his famous prison escape. He escaped from prison not once, but twice. He made his first escape On 19 January 2001, when he bribed a prison guard. He opened El Chapo's cell and El Chapo got into a laundry cart that a maintenance rolled through several doors and eventually out the front door. He was then transported in the trunk of a car and then he was driven out of the prison. A lot of people got in trouble, some of them have even gone to prison for helping El Chapo escape. It cost El Chapo 2.5 million$ to escape from prison. After escaping from prison El Chapo returned to his Sinaloa empire. He immediately went after the Felix brothers and was able to kill Ramon Felix.

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The bodies of Ramón Félix and Sinaloa state police agent Angel Antonio Arias lie outside a pharmacy in Mazatlán, Mexico, following a shootout on Feb. 10, 2002.

Ramon Felix was killed in a gunfight, when he was stopped due to a traffic infraction by Mexican police officer, Ángel Antonio Árias Torres. Ramon Felix drew his gun and mortally wounded Árias Torres twice in the chest, who fired back and killed the Felix brother with a single bullet in the head. El Chapo planned this execution. He ordered the police officer to enact this traffic stop and to find an excuse to kill Roman Felix. His brother Benjamin Felix was arrested a few weeks later for money laundering and was sentenced to 25 years in prison in 2012. With the Felix brothers out of the way, El Chapo had more power and control.

Video of El Chapo's men executing a Los Zetas member.

MANHUNT AND EL CHAPO'S SECOND CAPTURE.

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El chapo was very good at evading law enforcement. He was bribing goverment officials and law enforcement officers to keep him self out of prison. He also had a lot of escape routes in his house's just in case the police would invade his house. One of El Chapo's escape route in his house.

Some aftermath pictures of his dead men trying to stop the Mexican forces from arresting their boss.

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El Chapo managed to evade arrest until 22 February 2014. The Mexican authorities arrested him at a hotel in a beachfront area on Mazatlán malecon, following an operation by the Mexican Navy, with joint intelligence from the DEA and the U.S. Marshals Service.

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He was arrested and charges were being filed against him and he could be sentenced to prison for 400 years, but he managed to escape again.

EL CHAPO'S SECOND ESCAPE AND CAPTURE.

He was moved from Mexico to America and on february 12, 2019, he was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years. He was also ordered to forfeit more than $12.6 billion. He was imprisoned in ADX Florence, the most secure US supermax prison.

EL CHAPO'S FAMILY.

El Chapo has at least 15 children and some of them, even his wife was involved in the drug business. His wife was also charged and sentenced to prison for 3 years. 4 of his sons have a bounty of 5 million$ to 10 million $ on their head. His oldest son Ovidio Guzmán López was arrested in 2019.

He was arrested 2 times and is currently awaiting trial. Each time the Mexican police tried to arrest him war broke out on the streets. His men did their best to stop the mexican police from arresting him and a lot of people lost their lives.

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There is a netflix series of El Chapo. It has 3 seasons and i have watched the first episode and i liked it, and people who have seen the whole series are saying that it's great, so check it out if you are interested.

CONCLUSION.

El Chapo wants to be in a prison in Mexico, because it's easier for him to bribe the guards in Mexico. Some people believe that we may still see a 3th prison escape, but as of 2024 he hasn't managed to pull it off. The Sinaloa cartel is still the most powerful cartel in Mexico and is the main drug supplier of America. 2 of El Chapo's sons are also leading it. Thank you for reading hope you enjoyed it👍There are more documentary's on the infographics show about El Chapo, but I will end it with the one called 50 things you didn't know about El Chapo✌️

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CHILD WARNING EFFORTPOST Myra Hindley and Ian Brady - Moors murders


Myra Hindley and Ian Brady were a notorious British serial killer couple who were responsible for the murders of several children in the 1960s, which became known as the "Moors Murders"

.Myra Hindley and Ian Brady met in 1961 and began a relationship. Together, they committed a series of heinous crimes between 1963 and 1965, targeting young victims between the ages of 10 and 17. They would lure their victims, sexually abuse them, and then brutally murder them, often burying the bodies on the Saddleworth Moor in Greater Manchester.The victims of the Moors Murders were:

1.Pauline Reade (age 16, disappeared in 1963)

2.John Kilbride (age 12, murdered in 1963)

3.Keith Bennett (age 12, disappeared in 1964)

4.Lesley Ann Downey (age 10, murdered in 1964)

5.Edward Evans (age 17, murdered in 1965)

Hindley and Brady's crimes were discovered in 1965 when one of their victims was found.

They were both convicted of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment. Hindley's sentence was later increased to a whole life term, while Brady was given a whole life sentence.



Ian Brady:

  • Born in 1938 in Glasgow, Scotland

  • Had a troubled childhood and youth, with a history of petty crimes and violence

  • Developed a fascination with Nazism, the occult, and serial killers

  • Met Myra Hindley in 1961 and they began a relationship

  • Masterminded the Moors Murders, committing 5 savage killings between 1963-1965

  • Convicted of 3 murders in 1966 and sentenced to life imprisonment

  • Spent over 50 years in prison until his death in 2017 at the age of 79

Myra Hindley:

  • Born in 1942 in Manchester, England

  • Had a difficult upbringing and was described as a loner in her youth

  • Met Ian Brady in 1961 and became his accomplice in the Moors Murders

  • Actively participated in the abduction, sexual abuse, and murders of the victims

  • Convicted of 2 murders in 1966 and sentenced to life imprisonment

  • Spent over 35 years in prison, with several failed parole attempts, until her death in 2002 at the age of 60

Together, Hindley and Brady became known as the "Moors Murderers" for their heinous crimes on the Saddleworth Moor in northern England. They were both described as having a dark fascination with death and evil, and their crimes shocked and horrified the nation.

Even after their convictions, Hindley and Brady remained unrepentant, with Brady in particular continuing to taunt the victims' families and refuse to reveal the location of the remains of one of the victims, Keith Bennett.



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The bodies of some of the victims of the Moors Murders were eventually discovered on the Saddleworth Moor, while others remain missing to this day.

breakdown of the victim recoveries:

1.Pauline Reade (disappeared in 1963) - Her body was discovered in 1987 after Hindley confessed to her murder and provided information to help locate the remains.

2.John Kilbride (murdered in 1963) - His body was discovered on the Moor in 1965, shortly after the murders were uncovered.

3.Keith Bennett (disappeared in 1964) - His body has never been found, despite extensive searches of the Moor over the years. The location of his grave remains a mystery.

4.Lesley Ann Downey (murdered in 1964) - Her body was discovered on the Moor in 1965, shortly after the crimes were revealed.

5.Edward Evans (murdered in 1965) - His body was not buried on the Moor, as he was killed inside Brady and Hindley's home.

The causes of death for the victims of the Moors Murders

1. Pauline Reade (disappeared in 1963):

Cause of death: Multiple injuries, including severe blows to the head.

2. John Kilbride (murdered in 1963):

Cause of death: Strangulation.

3. Keith Bennett (disappeared in 1964):

Cause of death: Unknown, as his body has never been found.

4. Lesley Ann Downey (murdered in 1964):

Cause of death: Suffocation and multiple injuries.

5. Edward Evans (murdered in 1965):

Cause of death: Severe head injuries inflicted with an axe.

The murders were particularly brutal and sadistic in nature. Hindley and Brady would often sexually assault their victims before killing them, and the methods of murder varied, including strangulation, bludgeoning, and suffocation.



Books:

•"The Moors Murders" by Emlyn Williams (1967)

•"Beyond Belief: A Chronicle of Murder and Its Detection" by Emlyn Williams (1967)

•"Killing for Company" by Brian Masters (1985)

•"See No Evil: The True Story of a Ground Breaking Coup in the Murky World of Internet Surveillance" by Robert Eringer (2008)

•"One of Your Own: The Life and Death of Myra Hindley" by Carol Ann Lee (2010)

TV Shows:

•"Appropriate Adult" (2011) - dramatization starring Dominic West and Emily Watson

•"The Moorside" (2017) - docudrama about the search for Keith Bennett

•"Manhunt: The Night Stalker" (2019) - included an episode on the Moors Murders

Films:

•"Scream of Stone" (1991) - based on the Moors Murders

•"Longford" (2006) - TV film about Lord Longford's campaign to free Myra Hindley•"The Falling" (2014) - psychological thriller inspired by the Moors Murders

Podcasts:

•"True Crime All the Time" - episode on the Moors Murders•"Casefile True Crime" - episode on the Moors Murders•"Serial Killers" - episode on Ian Brady and Myra Hindley

Documentaries:

•"The Moors Murders" (1966) - BBC documentary

•"Murder on the Moors" (1987) - ITV documentary

•"The Lovers" (2006) - Channel 4 documentary

•"The Moorside" (2017) - BBC documentary on the search for Keith Bennett

Art

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The "Myra" portrait was exhibited at the Sensation exhibition at the Royal Academy of Art in London in 1997. The exhibition featured works by the Young British Artists (YBA) group, which was known for producing provocative and often shocking artworks.The "Myra" portrait immediately caused outrage and controversy when it was unveiled. Many found the use of children's handprints to create Hindley's face to be deeply disturbing and disrespectful to the victims of the Moors Murders.Relatives of the victims protested the exhibition, with some even throwing eggs at the painting. There were calls for the artwork to be removed, and the Royal Academy faced significant backlash for including it in the exhibition.



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Myra and Ian (colourised)

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Myra and Ian outside the home they commited two murders (colourised)

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Pauline Reade body discovered 1987 (colourised)

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Searching the moors (colourised)

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Myra talking audio



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Early Life

Family

Desmond Daniel Amofah, more commonly known as Etika, was born on May 12th, 1990, in Brooklyn, New York. His father was a Ghanaian politician and laywer from Kibi. His father, Owuraku had been based in Ghana in the 1990s as a member of the Parliament of Ghana; before having moved to the United States after a misunderstanding with the Ghanaian president, only returning in 2013. Etika had an older brother named Randy, who died from an asthma attack in 2010 after a sandstorm in Ghana.

Previous Careers

Prior to his Youtube career, Etika had dabbled in modelling, featuring in the photos below.

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However, he mainly participated in rapping, uploading rap videos from 2007 to 2009 under the name "Iceman". He released an independent mixtape called, Written in Ice

vv Etika said years later in a stream that he would go back and slap himself so he'd never upload this mixtape. vv

Etika also briefly experienced homelessness after quitting his job to become a Youtuber.

Youtube Career

Etika created a new Youtube channel under the username "EWNetwork" (Etika World Network) in 2012 to upload his gaming and reaction streams, amassing over 800,000 subscribers for his exaggerated and energetic reactions; such as him falling out of his chair in shock and throwing objects around his room.

Etika dubbed his fanbase "JOYCONBOYZ", after a stream where he declared he'd have a Nintendo Switch Console before release. Subsequently he had a stream where he had a fake 3D print on stream to further this bit.

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Etika with his fake Nintendo Switch

Etika commonly ended his videos with the catchphrase "Take care of yourselves, and of course, as usual, please have yourself a damn good one."

Mental decline

On October 23rd, 2018, Etika was temporarily suspended from Twitter for using the N word in a tweet. In response, he uploaded a video of him repeating the n word and defending himself for the usage; bringing up rappers Travis Scott and Drake. Etika was mocked for this video by his fans and trolls alike.

Two days after this video, Etika uploaded Porn to EWNetwork, which caused his channel to be terminated. Etika posted cryptic messages on his twitter following the termination.

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Etika remained inactive for 3 days before he announced that he had checked into a mental hospital and was now on anxiety medication; also apologizing on his subreddit for his behavior. He also claimed that he deleted his youtube as a protest against "PC policy"

Etika was later banned from twitch for saying cute twink as he read a conversation between him and a streamer.

In October, Etika created a new channel called "EtikaFRFX", aiming to post more sincere content where he'd be himself. This channel was terminated in April due to him posting pornographic material again.

Suicidal tweets once again followed after the channel termination.

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These tweets resulted in his re-hospitalization; his girlfriend telling officers that "He only wanted to hurt himself and no one else." He tweeted an apology on April 25th, claiming his behavior was dark shock humor.

Etika continued to tweet various homophobic and antisemitic slurs on April 29th, of which he later deleted; whilst he blocked close friends and other youtubers. Later the same day, he livestreamed himself being detained in his apartment to 19,000 viewers on Instagram live after a fan contacted police about his tweets.

The aforementioned live showed him refusing to let officers into his apartment, shouting phrases and quotes from his window, some of which included "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised"; which is a satirical poem and song by Gil Scott-Heron. After the stream, he was escorted out of his apartment and taken to a Brooklyn hospital in an ambulance. This livestream trended on twitter due to the bizarre nature of his actions. After his release, he posted a picture of himself holding a release form, showing his diagnosis of agitation.

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The next day, Etika was interviewed by Keemstar for the internet news show, DramaAlert.

In this interview, Etika starts by saying "Hey guys, whats going on it's me, the antichrist. I've come to purge the planet of all human life," along with saying he'll be dropping missles very very soon on every human being." He claims that "Death means nothing, Why are you all so scared of death for?" and expresses belief that life is a video game; where everything in Keemstar's life was leading up to this moment. Keemstar inquired if Etika was doing a publicity stunt, which Etika denied and claimed that he was "In my world. Playing his game." Keemstar questioned this by saying "then why live? Just jump off a cliff? If it's just a simulation, who cares?" This interview devolved into bickering before Etika abruptly left the call.

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Most of this behavior was considered funny instead of a sign of mental ailment; resulting in his viewers teasing and mocking Etika instead of showing concern.

Suicide

Midnight, June 20th, 2019, A video titled "I'm Sorry" was uploaded to Etika's TR1Iceman channel. In this video, Etika walks through the streets talking about his mental health, suicidal thoughts, and the negative aspects of social media. The video description contained a suicide note asking for forgiveness. Both video and description can be seen below.

“I'm sorry for betraying all of your trust. I'm sorry for the manipulative things I've done, and I'm sorry I never sought help for myself.

I've made my bed, and now I've got to sleep in it. Please learn from my example. Don't be like me. Don't push away the people that care about you.

I've always lived my life as a [clown emoji, so I guess that's all my “legacy” will amount up to. Don't let this social media shit consume you the way it did me. I pushed away and hurt so many of you.

The good times however! MAN were they good. I've lived an incredible life filled with thrills and happiness. Even though I always was an odd ball out, I used that as my strength and brought together an incredible community of insane wild bois just like me. God I'll miss you all so much.

I was mentally troubled, and far to stoneheaded to admit it, far too stubborn to face it, and far too scared now to deal with it.

God… I'm so sorry I hurt you all so badly. I'm so sorry I betrayed you all. I mislead so many of you, I manipulated, I lied, I shifted blame… I don't know what awaits me on the other side, but I'm ready to face it.

As far as we know, there is no life after death. My time ends now, but if there is a way for me too, I'll send you all as many blessings as I can from the other side.

Thank you all for helping to making my life the incredible tale it was. I'm sorry it had to end on such a heartbreaking note. Though I know for SURE hella people are gonna prolly laugh at it LOL I just hope there's at least some fresh me-me's that come of it. I'm dying as a guy hated by a lot of people, so I know you all won't let me down haha.

Well, that's my cue. Time for me to go. I mean this with every bit of my heart…

Take care of yourselves, and of course, as usual, please have yourself a damn good one.

This video was taken down by Youtube for violating Community Guidelines, but the video was reposted on News and Social Media outlets.

The day after this concerning video was uploaded, Etika was reported missing to the New York Police Department. Fellow Internet personalities and fans tried to reach out to him and show their appreciation for him, but trolls still harassed him online, not believing the situation was real.

Etika's personal belongings were found soon on Manhattan bridge; including a backpack, wallet, laptop bag, cellphone, a change of clothes, and a Nintendo Switch.

On the evening of June 24th, a body was discovered floating near a pier at South Street Seaport, half a mile from where Etika's belongings were discovered. By morning, the NYPD and EMS recoved the body and confirmed that the cadaver was Etika. He jumped from the Manhattan Bridge and drowned at 29.

Etika's Corpse

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Body Recovery

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NYPD Social Media announcement

Aftermath

Following the announcement of his death, Etika was top trending worldwide as many fans posted tributes for him; as well as several youtubers who offered condolences.

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The circumstances of his death prompted discussion of mental health and mistreatment of content creators; most notably by Asmongold and CoryxKenshin. His death also highlighted how social media platforms handle users who express mental distress on their platform; with Youtube stating that removal is needed to "prevent copycats of self-harm and videos that express suicidal ideation." People reflected on how Etika's mental decline was seen as entertainment rather than a cry for help.

Keemstar also recieved backlash for how he treated and spoke to Etika in their interview, receiving accusations of influencing Etika's death.

Fans erected a memorial for Etika on Manhatten Bridge, leaving letters, fan art, Twizzlers, and other memorabilia related to his streams. People changed their profile pictures to resemble Etika's channel logo and tattooed themselves with his logo. People attempted to sell Etika Joycons in his honor, however Nintendo sent them cease and desist letters; leading to them being discontinued.

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It's unknown if it was intentional or not; but the video game, Tears of the Kingdom, released on Etika's birthday; which many fans took as a sign of Nintendo honoring him, due to his love of the game.

Etika believed that "this world's gonna forget me" however, his subreddit for EtikaNewsNetwork is still relatively active to this day, with fans remembering Etika's life and moments on stream to this day.

Rest in Peace Desmond Daniel Amofah

May 12th, 1990 - June 19th, 2019

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