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How serial killers capitalize on chaos, according to an expert

The term “safe space” is a misnomer. Try as one may, no spaces, much less a university campus, can ever be truly hermetically sealed. The more effort it takes to engineer these spaces, as it turns out, the greater the real danger..theconversation.com/content/90995/count.gif?distributor=republish-lightbox-basic” alt=”The Conversation” width=”1″ height=”1″ /

Whether it’s 1967 or 2018, campus predators will always know as much.

Read more at: https://www.salon.com/2018/02/13/how-serial-killers-capitalize-on-chaos-according-to-an-expert_partner/

How serial killers capitalise on chaos, according to an expert

In 2017, the University of Wisconsin-Madison was ranked by the Princeton Review as the top party school in the United States, but it’s also the focus of my recent true crime title, Mad City.

That’s because in the wake of the summer of love in 1967 – from the late 1960s through to the mid-70s – the university was a much different kind of place.

It was a period when anti-Vietnam War protests and inevitable counter-protests supplemented draft-card burnings. Sit-ins meant to waylay political visits and right-of-centre speakers were all at high tide.

Sound familiar?

The UW campus at the time was the epicentre of a particularly vitriolic brand of hyper-partisan tribalism as members of the Chicago Seven, and the more violent Weather Underground, were assembling in what was a progressive island in an ocean of old-fashioned – and often intolerant – dairyland social conservatism.

A homegrown group, known as the New Year’s Gang, was allowed to

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How serial killers capitalize on chaos

In 2017, the University of Wisconsin-Madison was ranked by the Princeton Review as the top party school in the United States, but it’s also the focus of my recent true crime title, Mad City.

That’s because in the wake of the so-called Summer of Love in 1967 — from the late 1960s through to the mid-70s — the university was a much different kind of place.

It was a period when anti-Vietnam War protests and inevitable counter-protests supplemented draft-card burnings. Sit-ins meant to waylay political visits and right-of-centre speakers were all at high tide.

Sound familiar?

The UW campus at the time was the epicentre of a particularly vitriolic brand of hyper-partisan tribalism as members of the Chicago Seven, and the more violent Weather Underground, were assembling in what was a progressive island in an ocean of old-fashioned — and often intolerant — dairyland social conservatism.

A homegrown group, known as

Read more at: https://www.rawstory.com/2018/02/serial-killers-capitalize-chaos/

Bible John murders: Serial killers Angus Sinclair and Peter Tobin linked to killings

Glaswegian Tobin was then aged 22 and living in Brighton, where he had married his first wife Margaret on August 6, and Nate believes the couple had travelled “up the road” to visit his family.

The Scot is also named as the killer of Ms Puttock, whose body was found behind 95 Earl Street in Scotstoun, three blocks from her mother’s home at 129 Earl Street, where she was living with her husband George and their two children.

No blood was found at the scene and Nate’s dossier states: “Did Bible John fetch a mop and a pail after the deed? Of course he didn’t. It must have been clear to everyone then, as it is now, that the locus of the crime was a private dwelling. She was murdered in a nearby house and her body dumped in the back courts of Earl Street. That’s why there’s no blood-strewn public

Read more at: https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/914134/Bible-John-murders-Angus-Sinclair-Peter-Tobin-serial-killers

How serial killers capitalize on chaos, according to an expert

In 2017, the University of Wisconsin-Madison was ranked by the Princeton Review as the top party school in the United States, but it’s also the focus of my recent true crime title, Mad City.

That’s because in the wake of the so-called Summer of Love in 1967 — from the late 1960s through to the mid-70s — the university was a much different kind of place.

It was a period when anti-Vietnam War protests and inevitable counter-protests supplemented draft-card burnings. Sit-ins meant to waylay political visits and right-of-centre speakers were all at high tide.

Sound familiar?

The UW campus at the time was the epicentre of a particularly vitriolic brand of hyper-partisan tribalism as members of the Chicago Seven, and the more violent Weather Underground, were assembling in what was a progressive island in an ocean of old-fashioned — and often intolerant

Read more at: http://theconversation.com/how-serial-killers-capitalize-on-chaos-according-to-an-expert-90995

Is Arizona a hot spot for serial killers?

PHOENIX – Law enforcement officials announced Thursday that they’d arrested Cleophis Cooksey Jr. after linking him to nine killings in the Phoenix area late last year.

He’s the latest in a long line of accused or convicted serial killers

At one point in 2005, there were two active serial killers in the Phoenix area operating at the same time: The Baselilne Killer and the Serial Shooters.

Experts said that’s a very rare case. Since then, there have been at least five more serial murder arrests made in the Valley.

So we’re verifying if Arizona is a hot spot for serial killers.

By the numbers

According to the FBI, there are up to 50 serial killers active in the U.S. at any given time.

However, some experts now believe that number to be extremely low.

The Murder Accountability Project created a database of unsolved murders and the methods of murder. Researchers with the project believe there are 2,000

Read more at: http://www.12news.com/article/news/local/verify/is-arizona-a-hot-spot-for-serial-killers/75-509591612

Can You Use This Data Set to Find Serial Killers?

The story also inspired us to check out his data. Hargrove collected as much homicide data as was available online by downloading the FBI’s Supplementary Homicide Report data from 1976–2015. He then went the extra mile to obtain additional and (until then) generally unavailable data from Alabama, Florida, Illinois, and D.C. He used unknown offender sex as a proxy for unsolved case and grouped these cases by geographic area (county or metro area), weapon, and sex. Such cases are unfortunately not uncommon, especially if the victims are women. (There are also cases of multiple homicides of young men and unknown offenders, but data suggests that women are more likely to be targeted by serial killers.) Studying these individual groups, he found that he was able to find cases of suspected serial homicides, with young women as victims and unknown offenders, and this is what led to the discovery of the

Read more at: http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2017/12/the_data_behind_the_serial_killer_detector_has_some_small_issues.html

Data Analytics Takes On Serial Killers (Aspiring Data Scientists: Try This At Home)

FILE – In this May 2, 2016 file photo, a montage of photos of alleged victims is projected on a screen in the courtroom during the during closing arguments in the serial murder trial of Lonnie Franklin Jr., seated at far left, in Los Angeles Superior Court. Franklin was convicted Thursday, May 5, 2016, of 10 murders and one attempted murder in the serial killings that were dubbed the work of the “Grim Sleeper” because of a 14-year gap in slayings that spanned two decades in South Los Angeles and targeted vulnerable young black women in the inner city. (Mark Boster/ Los Angeles Times, Pool, File)

The headlines almost scream of superhuman data analytics:

Yet the

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The Hunt: Atlanta’s hidden serial killers

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11Alive’s investigators are hunting down the killers through time and across the continent.

They hunt the innocent; we hunt them

ATLANTA – Our city holds a deadly secret.

Someone’s been hunting, strangling, murdering women, dating back to 1970s.

According to a homicide detective-turned professor and a former data journalist, Atlanta is likely hiding some of the most prolific serial killers in U.S. history.

They’ve never been caught, and their crimes… left cold.

Numbers, data and an algorithm have done what detectives haven’t been able to do—outline the largest cluster of unsolved strangulation murders of women in

Read more at: http://www.9news.com/news/investigations/the-hunt-atlantas-hidden-serial-killers/489519673

‘My Brother’s Keeper’: The story of how one man fought to bring his brother’s killers to justice

Ted Kergan would stop at nothing to bring his brother’s killers to justice.

It took him almost 30 years and $1 million, but Kergan finally saw to it that the two killers ended up behind bars.

Now Kergan’s story is being told in “My Brother’s Keeper: A Thirty-Year Quest to Bring Two Killers to Justice,” a book written by first-time author Chris Russo Blackwood.

“It was a terrifying, horrific experience to go through,” said Kergen of his brother’s case that started so many years ago. “I had a really bad feeling right up front and started to prepare myself for the worst-case scenario.”

In the book, Blackwood recounts the story that began in 1984 when Gary Kergan disappeared. He was last seen at a Baton Rouge strip club called The Night Spot with a dancer/prostitute known as Erika. In reality, her name was Leila Mulla. Eventually, she and her companion, Ronald Dunnagan, were arrested

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