Skip to comments.BTK SUSPECT IN THE AIR FORCE: Rader's tour of duty
Posted on 03/16/2005 5:13:56 AM PST by QwertyKPH
In the years before 1974 -- the year police say Dennis Rader started killing in Wichita -- his Air Force service took him all over the map, military records show. Police in at least two of the U.S. cities where Rader was stationed will check their archives of unsolved homicides from the 1960s to see whether they could be linked to the BTK killings, officials said Tuesday.
Rader, 60, was charged March 1 with 10 counts of first-degree murder for killings attributed to the serial killer in Wichita and Park City from 1974 to 1991.
Rader's Air Force records, which The Eagle obtained through a federal Freedom of Information Act request, provide a small window into his military experience before he married in 1971 and settled in the Wichita suburb of Park City.
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Kansas did not have a death penalty when murders took place.
While I am not against capital punishment, I am against them killing these highly proficent serial murderers. I wan't them studied and kept in isolation for the rest of their natural lives to see if we can learn something.
Ted Bundy should never have been executed, IMO. If Charles Manson could escape it...why not Bundy?
Maybe they will find a case in a state that did!
Yeah - I know. But wishful thinking nonetheless.
Read "Mindhunter" or log on to crimelibrary.com.
Serial killers have been thoroughly studied. They kill because it satisfies them and because they have no regard for other human beings. Ted Bundy said that he never felt guilt, that he felt sorry for people who did feel guilt.
Such creatures are too dangerous to have around, even locked up. Execute them.
WE can hope. I was stationed in Wichita at McConnell AFB when he commited the murder of the family in 74.
The best way for these killers to give society at least something beneficialis to unleash them against the terrorists. Maybe we could turn them into interrogators terrorists would fear. Itwould laos satisfy their desires.
That's a tough one. I can appreciate the merits of studying them. However, justice (in whatever form) should be the first priority.
An aside; In my opinion, proficient serial killers seem to have a commonality. That is a belief in their own superiority and intelligence over law enforcement. They all seem to relish in their duping authorities.
With that in mind, how can they be studied? It would seem to me that they would continue their mind games - especially once incarcerated. Instantly they have nothing beter to do other than thinking, planning and rehearsing.
You got me on that one.
Not only that, it only took a couple weeks to get them apparently.
Reminds me of Bundy. Right before his excution, IIRC, he started talking about how pornography was the root of his evil, in hopes they would stay his execution. Didn't work.
Watching how they play their mind games is, in itself, very telling of the mind of the serial killer. Glean all the info, then let justice take its course.
Yeah. . .I requested a FOIA on a simple Air Force contract and it took 2-months.
The "something" that we know is that some people just choose evil and in doing so become evil
Society will learn nothing more other than they're all psychopaths and/or are just evil.....which we already know.
Why provide steady (taxpayer-paid) income for expensive shrinks nationwide to "analyze" and "study" these sadists up till the time they shuffle off this mortal coil on their own.....maybe not until they're in their eighties.
While I support capital punnishment, I like the study them idea. Since the state could put them to death, why not give them the choice to give something back to society by allowing the state to study them or to use them for research. Brain scans, experimental drug testing, you name it. It would be volutary on their part (as opposed to their victims), but at least they could do something productive with their lives beyond dying.
Seems to me that serial killers who have the capacity to be presidents of church organizations and who could possible by your next door neighbor or scout troop leader have value alive.
Once their usefulness is complete...ie, when they are on their death bed, I have no problem with them propped up and shot like they used to do in Utah...to that guy Gary something or other.
There's little to be learned from these monsters that we don't already know. But if we keep them alive long enough, some judge will discover some new "right" and let them out.