“If you’re black, you can’t get work as a serial killer even if you’re manifestly qualified.” Mike tells Sarah how a military veteran became an abuser, a murderer and, eventually, a footnote in his own crime spree. Digressions include Jim Jones, the Addams Family and “The Gillooly Gang.” The episode gets super dark about two-thirds in, but brightens just before the big twist. We describe—again, unfortunately—domestic abuse in great detail.
Support us! Subscribe on Patreon, donate with Paypal or get a T-shirt!
- Mildred Muhammad’s book, “Scared Silent”
- NPR interview with Mildred
- “23 Days of Terror: The Compelling True Story of the Hunt and Capture of the Beltway Snipers”
- “Sniper: Inside the Hunt for the Killers Who Terrorized the Nation”
- 2002 American Journalism Review article: “The news media, particularly cable channels, relied heavily on profilers during the sniper coverage”
- “African American Serial Killers: Over-Represented Yet Underacknowledged”
- “Black Criminal Stereotypes and Racial Profiling”
- A 2002 Newsweek article that includes some of the debate over John’s military service
You must be logged in to post a comment.