tedbunny:

Mug shot of serial killer Gwendolyn Graham, who murdered 5 elderly female patients who were under her care as a nurses aide. Together with her partner, Catherine Wood, she would smother the victims before having sex, using the thrill of murder to enhance the experience.

Since the couple liked it playing scrabble, they decide to choose their victims by their initials to spell “M-U-R-D-E-R”. However, this become difficult for them to follow, so they just keep killing without consideration of the initials.

tedbunny:

Mug shot of serial killer Gwendolyn Graham, who murdered 5 elderly female patients who were under her care as a nurses aide. Together with her partner, Catherine Wood, she would smother the victims before having sex, using the thrill of murder to enhance the experience.

Since the couple liked it playing scrabble, they decide to choose their victims by their initials to spell “M-U-R-D-E-R”. However, this become difficult for them to follow, so they just keep killing without consideration of the initials.

dichotomized:

Who put Bella in the witch elm? In 1943 the remains of a murdered woman were found, stuffed into a hollow tree. The graffiti “who put Bella in the witch elm?” has been appearing in the area ever since. The question has never been answered, though theories of black magic and espionage have been put forward.

dichotomized:

Who put Bella in the witch elm? In 1943 the remains of a murdered woman were found, stuffed into a hollow tree. The graffiti “who put Bella in the witch elm?” has been appearing in the area ever since. The question has never been answered, though theories of black magic and espionage have been put forward.

serialmurderers:

Pedro López
López was born on October 8, 1948 in San Isabel, Columbia. His mother, a prostitute, caught him molesting one of his 12 siblings when he was 8 years old and kicked him out. He was picked up by a man and taken to an abandoned house where he was repeatedly sodomized. At age 12, he was taken in by an American family who enrolled him in school. He ran away after being molested by a teacher. He claimed to have been gang-raped in jail when he was 18. He also claimed that he killed two of the members while still in prison. When released, he moved to Peru where, by 1978, he killed over 100 girls.He was caught by a native tribe and they were going to execute him when an American missionary intervened. Instead, they handed López over to the state police, however, he was not held for long. He then moved to Columbia and then Ecuador killing an average of 3 girls each week. López was arrested when a group of market traders saw him attempt to abduct a girl. He confessed to over 300 murders but the police did not believe him until a flood uncovered a mass grave. He was found to be legally insane. López was released in 1998 because he did not have a visa for  Ecuador.

serialmurderers:

Pedro López

López was born on October 8, 1948 in San Isabel, Columbia. His mother, a prostitute, caught him molesting one of his 12 siblings when he was 8 years old and kicked him out. He was picked up by a man and taken to an abandoned house where he was repeatedly sodomized. At age 12, he was taken in by an American family who enrolled him in school. He ran away after being molested by a teacher. He claimed to have been gang-raped in jail when he was 18. He also claimed that he killed two of the members while still in prison. When released, he moved to Peru where, by 1978, he killed over 100 girls.He was caught by a native tribe and they were going to execute him when an American missionary intervened. Instead, they handed López over to the state police, however, he was not held for long. He then moved to Columbia and then Ecuador killing an average of 3 girls each week. López was arrested when a group of market traders saw him attempt to abduct a girl. He confessed to over 300 murders but the police did not believe him until a flood uncovered a mass grave. He was found to be legally insane. López was released in 1998 because he did not have a visa for
Ecuador.

lovelyloathsome:

According to investigative files released by police, Jeffrey Dahmer knew at least a few of his victims for months before he killed them, contradicting his claim that he’d never met any of them before the time of their murder.  Friends of victim Edward Smith witnessed the two men together at various clubs in Milwaukee and then at a birthday party on June 22, 1990.  The last anyone saw of Smith was of him leaving the party with Dahmer.  Smith’s own brother Henry Smith recalled being introduced to Dahmer once in a bar and told that he was a movie producer.  Henry Smith remembered vividly how Dahmer reeked of alcohol and intense body odor, and that his hair lay plastered in lank, greasy locks against his head.  He told his brother later that there was no way Dahmer could be a movie producer because of his appearance.  
Reports indicated that Dahmer had some sort of relationship with victim Joseph Bradehoft as well.  A woman who claimed to know Bradehoft informed police that he and Dahmer knew each other for one to two years before Dahmer killed him.  Another victim that Dahmer apparently knew was Tony Hughes.  A friend of Hughes told police that Dahmer had come to her home looking for Hughes six times from October 1989 to December 1990.  The witness further stated that Dahmer appeared anxious and impatient while waiting for Hughes at a New Year’s Eve party that year.  Another friend of Hughes, who was there  the night he disappeared, corroborated this information, reporting that Hughes knew Dahmer for two years before he was murdered by him.     
(Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel - May 14, 1992)
This is all very intriguing.  It’s not terribly surprising that he would have lied about knowing some of the men he murdered, considering the shame he felt towards his homosexuality.  I wonder, if this information is true, when he made the decision to kill them?  It’s exceptionally unusual for a serial killer to murder people he knows.  My guess is that these victims gave some sign that the ‘relationship’ was coming to an end, and rather than suffer the pain of them leaving him, Dahmer murdered them to ‘keep them’ with him.

lovelyloathsome:

According to investigative files released by police, Jeffrey Dahmer knew at least a few of his victims for months before he killed them, contradicting his claim that he’d never met any of them before the time of their murder.  Friends of victim Edward Smith witnessed the two men together at various clubs in Milwaukee and then at a birthday party on June 22, 1990.  The last anyone saw of Smith was of him leaving the party with Dahmer.  Smith’s own brother Henry Smith recalled being introduced to Dahmer once in a bar and told that he was a movie producer.  Henry Smith remembered vividly how Dahmer reeked of alcohol and intense body odor, and that his hair lay plastered in lank, greasy locks against his head.  He told his brother later that there was no way Dahmer could be a movie producer because of his appearance.  

Reports indicated that Dahmer had some sort of relationship with victim Joseph Bradehoft as well.  A woman who claimed to know Bradehoft informed police that he and Dahmer knew each other for one to two years before Dahmer killed him.  Another victim that Dahmer apparently knew was Tony Hughes.  A friend of Hughes told police that Dahmer had come to her home looking for Hughes six times from October 1989 to December 1990.  The witness further stated that Dahmer appeared anxious and impatient while waiting for Hughes at a New Year’s Eve party that year.  Another friend of Hughes, who was there  the night he disappeared, corroborated this information, reporting that Hughes knew Dahmer for two years before he was murdered by him.     

(Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel - May 14, 1992)

This is all very intriguing.  It’s not terribly surprising that he would have lied about knowing some of the men he murdered, considering the shame he felt towards his homosexuality.  I wonder, if this information is true, when he made the decision to kill them?  It’s exceptionally unusual for a serial killer to murder people he knows.  My guess is that these victims gave some sign that the ‘relationship’ was coming to an end, and rather than suffer the pain of them leaving him, Dahmer murdered them to ‘keep them’ with him.

shatteredchrystal:

runaon:

a-little-bi-furious:

asherehsa:

samjoonyuh:

Perspective. 

"Looting? I thought these were supposed to be nonviolent protests"

I know it’s incredible! People are literally coming out of the woodwork to comment on this photoset to focus on the looting headline with “well yes it is nice they were helping people hit with the tear gas, but stealing is still wrong uwu” as if they’re back to kindergarten morality.

Like everyone who’s gone to boot camp I’ve been tear gassed. They put about 50+ of you in a gas chamber and toss it in. You have to stay there until your rank is allowed to exit. Before that though, you have to say your name, rank, and social security number. You then exit and file into ranks (again) outside and are not allowed at any point to rinse your face or eyes for the entire day.

That right there? Easily the worst part of boot camp. My eyes were literally swollen shut. I was blinded for a good 30 minutes and my chest hurt for days.

I have zero problem and not and ounce of judgement for people raiding a mcdonalds that can easily afford to repair damage for ANYTHING to help ease the shittiness that is being tear gassed. Esp because every one of us in boot were medically sound to deal with tear gas. Children, asthmatics, people prone to panic and anxiety attacks, the elderly as sooo many more are NOT going to handle tear gas well at ALL.

Or that smoke the police use either.

It’s easy to sit there and judge someone from the safety of your home and say things like “it’s just tear gas” or “it can’t be that bad”.

Fuck you. As someone who HAS been gassed, you need to stfu.

I remember all the preparation they did to get us ready for the gas chamber in boot camp. We were taught how to handle ourselves, how to control our breathing, not to touch anything, how to avoid the worst of the gas. But it still didn’t matter. I remember taking in that first breath and feeling like I had just been kicked in the chest. I remember a few guys in my platoon falling down and vomiting. We knew the gas wasn’t as bad on the floor but we were the fifth platoon through and the vomit kept us from bending over more than absolutely necessary. I remember a few guys, guys in peak health training to be infantrymen, breaking ranks and running for the door only to be dragged back in kicking and screaming until they said name, rank and serial. They were expecting it, trained for it, bragging about how it wouldn’t bother them.
I remember standing there with all of the mucus from my nasal cavity on the front of my ACUs and thinking to myself “This is the nonviolent option?”
Covered head to toe and my skin still itching I looked down at the silver wedding band hanging next to my dog tags and realized that the gas had eaten little pits into its surface.
I stood there and thought of all the news reports I had seen over the years. The uprisings and revolutionaries being gassed, the crowds running from men in masks.
That’s the moment I got it, staring at my ruined wedding band, that’s the moment I realized terrorism isn’t about bombs or who is using them. It’s about controlling people through fear. It’s about removing their ability to act reasonably, to make them seem like the monsters. Terrorism is about triggering people to fight or flight then blaming them for not being rational. It’s about power. Remove someone’s power to act with reason, and you remove their humanity.

dichotomized:

“Our primary interest is what you’ve got between your legs. You’ll be raped thoroughly and repeatedly in every hole you’ve got, because basically, you’ve been snatched and brought here for us to train and use as a sex slave.”

Vernon Geberth, America’s top homicide cop - he has been involved in over eight thousand wrongful death investigations - believes that David Parker Ray was the most vicious serial killer he has ever encountered. “Clinically, I would describe him as the ultimate psychopathic sadist. Investigatively, I would define him as a human predator. Spiritually, I would describe him as the Devil-on-Earth.” Ray, his wife, Hendy, their daughter, Glenda Jesse, and a friend named Roy Yacy, participated in the abduction of women, usually prostitutes or runaways, from the streets of New Mexico towns. They would then take them to Ray’s compound and inside the windowless trailer called the “Toy Box,” where Ray and the others would strip them nude, tie them in obscene positions in a gynaecologist’s chair, and then torture them by administering electric current, inserting an assortment of large and odd-shaped dildos into their bodies, slicing them with razors and knives, and sexually assaulting them with homemade torture devices. The pain the women endured and their cries and screams provided David Parker Ray sexual stimulation. When the women were all used up, as it were, Ray would kill them, often by strangulation, and dump their bodies (he likely killed thirty or more) in a twenty-five-mile lake he had access to. To make sure they bodies wouldn’t surface, he would first gut them and pack stones inside. Ray also suffered from logorrhoea, meaning he wrote about his experiences extensively. At one point, Ray began reading his captives the riot act on what was going to happen to them. The speech was part of the torture he administered and was used to break them down emotionally so that they would obey his every wish and command. Following is excerpts from the tape which the FBI found and transcribed:

“Hello there, bitch. You’re chained, handcuffed, scared, and disoriented. Listen to this tape. It was created July 23, 1993, as an advisory for female captives based on my several years of experience. You are here against your will. You probably think you are going to be raped. You’re right about that - you will be raped thoroughly and repeatedly… My female companion and I are very selective. We’ll snatch up anything clean, young, and well built. We’re basically like predators. We’re always looking. I don’t want to kill unless it’s absolutely necessary. If I killed every victim I ever kidnapped, there’d be bodies all over the country”