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Rapist preys on men in suburban Houston
Associated Press ^ | 12/26/06 | JOHN PORRETTO

Posted on 12/26/2006 12:56:01 PM PST by presidio9

A rapist who has struck at least five times since April in and around Baytown has not only spread fear in this working-class community but also piqued the interest of those who study the criminal mind. The reason: He preys on other men.

That makes him something of a rarity in the world of crime.

"It's the least prevalent kind of serial rape, and largely underreported," said Jack Levin, a leading criminologist and director of the Brudnick Center on Violence at Northeastern University in Boston.

Levin and other experts say male-on-male rape sometimes stems from sexual encounters gone bad. But that does not appear to be the case with the rapist in this oil-refining town of 70,000 people about 30 miles east of Houston.

Instead, he methodically identifies and stalks young men and attacks them at gunpoint or knifepoint in or near their homes, according to police Capt. Roger Clifford. Sometimes he robs his victims, too, but rape appears to be the primary motivation, police said.

"This is certainly of interest, an interesting case," Levin said.

The U.S. Justice Department says one in 33 men in the United States has been a victim of a rape or attempted rape, compared with one in six women. Experts say men are far less likely to report a rape to authorities, because they fear being perceived as weak or see the attack as an assault on their masculinity.

In fact, investigators in Baytown fear there may be other victims of the rapist who are too ashamed to come forward.

"There's a lot of emotional damage that goes with being raped, especially when the victims are men," said Lynn Parrish, a spokeswoman for the National Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network. But she added: "The best way to get this rapist off the street is for more people to come forward."

Three of the attacks have occurred in the city, the other two on the outskirts of town. The most recent attack was Nov. 30. Clifford would not give details of the rapes but said at least one victim managed to thwart the attack.

No one has been seriously hurt.

"But it's only going to take one victim who resists enough or in the wrong way until the gun is going to go off, the knife is going to be used, and we're going to have a victim with serious injuries or who's dead," Clifford said.

Criminologists have seen cases of serial killers who raped or otherwise had sex with their male victims — among them, John Wayne Gacy and Jeffrey Dahmer. But psychologically, this is a different phenomenon.

Levin said it is rare for a serial rapist to become a serial killer.

"I think the reason has to do with the absence or presence of a conscience," he said. "A serial rapist is more likely to have a conscience. Otherwise they'd take the life and silence the victim."

Victims have described the Baytown attacker as a clean-shaven black man, 18 to 21 years old, 5-foot-10 to 6 feet tall and about 200 pounds, with a shaved head. Police have released a sketch and are working with the FBI's behavioral sciences unit to develop a psychological profile. DNA testing also is under way.

Fliers with the sketch have been circulated around schools and Baytown's Lee College, with an enrollment of about 6,000.

Jay Ali, an 18-year-old who works at the local mall, said he has been spreading the word among friends. "There's a loose psycho running around raping men," he said.

The local paper, The Baytown Sun, has run the sketch and details of the crimes at the top of its front page nearly every day since the most recent attack, and an electronic bulletin board on its Web site is filled with discussion about the rapes.

"I have selfish reasons for wanting this guy caught," Marie W. wrote in a posting Dec. 12. "I have a son who fits this guy's target group. ... I want him off the streets and locked up like yesterday."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: anotherdemocrat; celebrateperversity; gaypride; gerrystudds; hatecrime; homosexualagenda; queers; serialrapist
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1 posted on 12/26/2006 12:56:09 PM PST by presidio9
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To: presidio9
male-on-male rape sometimes stems from sexual encounters gone bad.

Trying to get my mind around such a sexual encounter gone good.

2 posted on 12/26/2006 1:02:26 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: presidio9

Oh gee, too bad that 18-year-old adults are second-class citizens not permitted to carry defensive firearms. This pisses me off.


3 posted on 12/26/2006 1:02:51 PM PST by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: presidio9
Bizarre. Queers are notoriously promiscuous. He could find willing perverts without a problem. Why rape?
4 posted on 12/26/2006 1:03:16 PM PST by Jaysun (I've never paid for sex in my life. And that's really pissed off a lot of prostitutes.)
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To: presidio9
"But it's only going to take one victim who resists enough or in the wrong way until the gun is going to go off, the knife is going to be used, and we're going to have a victim with serious injuries or who's dead," Clifford said.

OR, the perp gets put down for a long dirt nap.

5 posted on 12/26/2006 1:05:42 PM PST by SampleMan (Islamic tolerance is practiced by killing you last.)
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To: presidio9
The U.S. Justice Department says one in 33 men in the United States has been a victim of a rape or attempted rape, compared with one in six women.

I find both statistics startling and very hard to believe.

6 posted on 12/26/2006 1:06:31 PM PST by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: presidio9
According to one report, there apparently is also a racial factor since the perp is black and all known victims are white.
7 posted on 12/26/2006 1:07:29 PM PST by Dante3
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To: Jaysun

Supposedly, its about dominance and violence.

And I love the quote about "nobody has been seriously hurt."

I can barely go to my urologist for my prostate checkup.


8 posted on 12/26/2006 1:09:21 PM PST by whitedog57
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To: Fzob
I find both statistics startling and very hard to believe.

It's rape if the woman changes her mind and has remorse afterwards because the guy didn't send flowers.

It's also rape if the DA is running for office in a black community, and the victim is a black hooker and the perpetrator is a rich white kid who was at an ATM miles away when it happened.

9 posted on 12/26/2006 1:09:27 PM PST by presidio9 (Proudly posting every day from Ground Zero)
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To: martin_fierro


I am mulling the question of which is worse: Strait rape or gay rape. As nasty as I find the concept of gay rape, I am inclined to say straight rape, because 99% of the time a woman has absolutely no reasonable chance of defending herself against her attacker. Even if a dude had a knife, he'd have to put up a pretty good fight to get at most guys, so I don't see it really being worth it.


10 posted on 12/26/2006 1:15:56 PM PST by presidio9 (Proudly posting every day from Ground Zero)
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To: Jaysun

Because rape is NOT about sex, it is about power.


11 posted on 12/26/2006 1:18:53 PM PST by sheana
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To: presidio9

Nifong has been busted raping 3 white kids. That was his intent from the git, but the sun came out too soon for him to achieve penetration.


12 posted on 12/26/2006 1:19:15 PM PST by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: presidio9
"It's the least prevalent kind of serial rape, and largely underreported..."

"I don't want this getting around..."

13 posted on 12/26/2006 1:23:22 PM PST by Recovering Hermit (There's another old saying Senator..."Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining.")
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To: Jaysun
He could find willing perverts without a problem. Why rape?

It's the same reason that men (who seem 'normal' and could probably get a date w/ a woman) rape women...it's about power and feeling dominant.

14 posted on 12/26/2006 1:24:09 PM PST by arizonarachel (Lord, thank you for this miracle!)
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To: sheana
Because rape is NOT about sex, it is about power.

Nonsense. Sex must be a factor or it can't be called rape. If it were just about power it might be called arm wrestling, assault, or murder. Sex is what makes rape rape, so it can't be dismissed outright - unless you buy into feminist idiocy.
15 posted on 12/26/2006 1:25:16 PM PST by Jaysun (I've never paid for sex in my life. And that's really pissed off a lot of prostitutes.)
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To: whitedog57; Jaysun
"Supposedly, its about dominance and violence."

Exactly, rape is an act of violence intended to humiliate and dominate an unwillingly and frightened victim. A rapist would rarely be satisfied with a consensual sexual encounter, no matter how bizarre the role playing.

I would think the trauma to the victim is even greater for male-on-male rape from the domination and humiliation angle. The male victims of this rapist in Baytown (Houston area) will need some serious counseling, or they could be messed up for life.

16 posted on 12/26/2006 1:26:09 PM PST by Unmarked Package
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To: whitedog57
Supposedly, its about dominance and violence.

And I love the quote about "nobody has been seriously hurt."

I can barely go to my urologist for my prostate checkup.


Dominance and violence can be achieved without sex, as you know, and there are a number of crimes (assault, murder, etc) that point to this fact. And the "nobody has been seriously hurt" is absurd - made me laugh.
17 posted on 12/26/2006 1:27:13 PM PST by Jaysun (I've never paid for sex in my life. And that's really pissed off a lot of prostitutes.)
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To: Unmarked Package
Exactly, rape is an act of violence intended to humiliate and dominate an unwillingly and frightened victim. A rapist would rarely be satisfied with a consensual sexual encounter, no matter how bizarre the role playing.

I would think the trauma to the victim is even greater for male-on-male rape from the domination and humiliation angle. The male victims of this rapist in Baytown (Houston area) will need some serious counseling, or they could be messed up for life.


I disagree. See my post # 11.
18 posted on 12/26/2006 1:28:20 PM PST by Jaysun (I've never paid for sex in my life. And that's really pissed off a lot of prostitutes.)
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To: 1riot1ranger; Action-America; Aggie Mama; Alkhin; Allegra; American72; antivenom; Antoninus II; ...

Baytown is a suburb of Houston???


19 posted on 12/26/2006 1:28:50 PM PST by weegee
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To: Jaysun

Reply was so simplistic, it does not deserve a reply.

Have a nice day.


20 posted on 12/26/2006 1:30:04 PM PST by sheana
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To: sheana
Reply was so simplistic, it does not deserve a reply.

Have a nice day.


LOL! Thanks for the laugh. Nice day to you as well.
21 posted on 12/26/2006 1:30:59 PM PST by Jaysun (I've never paid for sex in my life. And that's really pissed off a lot of prostitutes.)
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To: martin_fierro

"sexual encounters gone bad". Yes. Like a homosexual not taking "no" for an answer.


22 posted on 12/26/2006 1:31:02 PM PST by weegee
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To: Unmarked Package

Sorry, I meant post # 15


23 posted on 12/26/2006 1:31:44 PM PST by Jaysun (I've never paid for sex in my life. And that's really pissed off a lot of prostitutes.)
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To: presidio9

This pervert has got it made.

His victims dare not report him, not only because of the shame of the crime, but also because they themselves might be targeted for investigation of a hate crime against a black homosexual, if they put up any resistance.


24 posted on 12/26/2006 1:32:26 PM PST by Loyalist (Social justice isn't; social studies aren't; social work doesn't.)
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To: presidio9

Sounds like Captain Clifford is encouraging men to let themselves be raped. I wonder what would happen if he gave this advice to women.


25 posted on 12/26/2006 1:33:21 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: presidio9

I only know one thing---If this guy is ever arrested and convicted ,the boys at the big house are going to have a great time with him.


26 posted on 12/26/2006 1:33:46 PM PST by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: presidio9

No doubt this queer cretan is another Katrina "refugee" infesting Houston. No good deed goes unpunished.


27 posted on 12/26/2006 1:34:32 PM PST by montag813
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To: weegee
Baytown is a suburb of Houston???

No, it's a city east of Houston with a population of about 70,000.

28 posted on 12/26/2006 1:35:54 PM PST by pax_et_bonum (I will always love you, Flyer.)
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To: presidio9

JUST WAIT TILL THIS GUY GETS TO PRISON...WHOA


29 posted on 12/26/2006 1:44:21 PM PST by panzerkampfwagen
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To: pax_et_bonum; weegee

It ain't my suburb.


30 posted on 12/26/2006 1:48:37 PM PST by Eaker (You were given the choice between war & dishonor. You chose dishonor & you will have war. -Churchill)
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To: presidio9

He'll get shot dead soon.


31 posted on 12/26/2006 1:51:12 PM PST by G Larry (Only strict constructionists on the Supreme Court!)
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To: Jaysun

Because it's not really about sex?


32 posted on 12/26/2006 1:55:37 PM PST by Jaded ("I have a mustard- seed; and I am not afraid to use it."- Joseph Ratzinger)
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To: Jaysun; sheana

Sheana is right.

Rape is not about sex ... or wanting sex. Many rapists are married and/or have girlfriends.

Rapists are not out to "get laid". Rape is about subjugation.


33 posted on 12/26/2006 1:56:06 PM PST by BunnySlippers (SAY YES TO RUDY !!! GO RUDY GO!!!)
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To: BunnySlippers; sheana
Sheana is right.

Rape is not about sex ... or wanting sex. Many rapists are married and/or have girlfriends.

Rapists are not out to "get laid". Rape is about subjugation


Could it not be, BunnySlippers, that it's just another brand of perversion? Someone that "gets off" on seeing someone in a helpless position or in seeing the sheer look of terror on the faces of those being raped? Why is that so implausible? There are those that "get off" on everything from the inherent wrongness of homosexuality to being strangled or defecated upon.

Sheana is right in that regard. But it remains a perversion, just as homosexuality does, and it has to include sex to even exist. Because there are acts of violence, dominance, and subjugation that have nothing to do with sex. But rape does. I maintain that rape is just another perversion (perhaps more abhorrent than others) but still having to do with sex. If you've some idea or evidence otherwise please let me know.
34 posted on 12/26/2006 2:09:33 PM PST by Jaysun (I've never paid for sex in my life. And that's really pissed off a lot of prostitutes.)
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To: Jaded
Because it's not really about sex?

That's what they say about homosexuality. But sex is what defines it. Without sex homosexuals are "buddies" and rape victims are "assaulted" or "murdered". It has everything to do with sex. That's what makes it rape.
35 posted on 12/26/2006 2:11:11 PM PST by Jaysun (I've never paid for sex in my life. And that's really pissed off a lot of prostitutes.)
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To: Jaysun; sheana; Jaded
If you've some idea or evidence otherwise please let me know.

Just about everyone on this thread knows what rape is ... except you. Just because you have homegrown theories that make you feel warm and fuzzy doesn't make them true.

36 posted on 12/26/2006 2:13:29 PM PST by BunnySlippers (SAY YES TO RUDY !!! GO RUDY GO!!!)
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To: presidio9

"the FBI's behavioral sciences unit to develop a psychological profile"

Will the profile dare to theorize whether or not the subjuect is homosexual? If so, will the MSM report it? It wasn't mentioned at all in the article.


37 posted on 12/26/2006 2:13:50 PM PST by Spok (He who bites the hands that feeds him will lick the boot that kicks him.)
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To: presidio9
When the U.S.A. has finally deported God politically..
Sodom and Gomorrah is not far off.. and in some places is already here..
38 posted on 12/26/2006 2:14:37 PM PST by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole)
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To: BunnySlippers
Just about everyone on this thread knows what rape is ... except you. Just because you have homegrown theories that make you feel warm and fuzzy doesn't make them true.

Where do your theories come from? What proof do you have that you're right? Being told something over and over doesn't make it so.
39 posted on 12/26/2006 2:17:02 PM PST by Jaysun (I've never paid for sex in my life. And that's really pissed off a lot of prostitutes.)
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To: SampleMan

And actually, the studies I'm familiar with say that you are far more likely to be seriously injured or killed if you offer no resistance.

Then there seems to be an accompanying decrease in the fatality/wound rate as you go up the ladder of method of resistance. Even a person kicking and punching and biting will less likely be wounded.


40 posted on 12/26/2006 2:27:26 PM PST by Skywalk (Transdimensional Jihad!)
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To: Jaysun; sheana; BunnySlippers
Jaysun, you're correct insofar as non-consensual sex is what makes it rape as a matter of law in defining the criminal act.

However, there is a clear distinction between how the law defines rape and the motivation of the rapist in committing the act. You are arguing the former aspect of rape and others are arguing the latter; both are valid.

I think what others are pointing out is the rapist seeks above all to dominate and humiliate the victim, and uses sex as a means to increase the humiliation of the victim far in excess of what simple assault inflicts. But sex is not the primary motivator for rapists, otherwise they would simply engage in a consensual arrangement involving rape fantasy.

41 posted on 12/26/2006 2:31:10 PM PST by Unmarked Package
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To: SampleMan

This is taking place in TEXAS. A lot of people carry in Texas. It won't be long at all before the perp attacks the wrong guy and has his head blown off.


42 posted on 12/26/2006 2:35:33 PM PST by Fairview
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To: Unmarked Package
However, there is a clear distinction between how the law defines rape and the motivation of the rapist in committing the act. You are arguing the former aspect of rape and others are arguing the latter; both are valid.

No. To call the motivation of the rapist anything else but sexual is absurd. Why else would sex even come in to play?
43 posted on 12/26/2006 2:36:16 PM PST by Jaysun (I've never paid for sex in my life. And that's really pissed off a lot of prostitutes.)
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To: Jaysun

You've taken a few hits here but I actually agree with you.

By repeating the well-worn, "rape isn't about sex" I think we overlook some key things.

1) "date rape" which can involve anything from a man going just a bit too far or "not stopping" when already engaged in intercourse. Often, these suspects don't fit the typical profile and don't engage in any violence or other act of humiliation of the victim. In many cases these days, women are plied with drink or slipped drugs in order to lower or eliminate their resistance.

That is CLEARLY as case of rape being about sex. IN that instance, the rape is the method by which sex is obtained but it isn't the goal. There are probably some 'date rapists' who have only done it once or think that because the girl is extremely drunk and they're drunk that it's OK.

Technically speaking, since we consider a certain age of minor to always be a rape victim (even if the offender doesn't know the age,) you could say that's about sex and not domination also.

It also depends on the MO of the rapist. In many cases, it probably is a perversion though certainly there are criminals out there who do it more as a delivery method for humiliation and degradation but rape IS inextricably linked with sex, particularly penetration. That's why grabbing parts is a different crime than penetration.


44 posted on 12/26/2006 2:36:22 PM PST by Skywalk (Transdimensional Jihad!)
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To: Jaysun
"Bizarre. Queers are notoriously promiscuous. He could find willing perverts without a problem. Why rape?"

Indeed. It reeks of --> HOAX <-- because it doesn't fit existing profiles (e.g. the rapist doesn't kill his male victims, attacks them in their homes where they have the highest chance of being armed in Texas, etc.).

...and there appears to be no DNA...certainly no DNA matches (even rape with a condom being worn leaves DNA, by the way)... which if this turns out to be real would mean that the perp has no prior convictions...

...which is again outside the profile of someone so aggressive as to be doing daylight home invasion rapes of men.

So I'd rate "HOAX" as the number 1 possibility, but if true rather than a hoax, a foreign perp would almost be required to fit the "no DNA match" profile. Since Baytown is on the Houston Ship Channel, I'd suspect a foreign commerce sailor.

45 posted on 12/26/2006 2:36:43 PM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Jaysun
He's got aids and wants to pass it on.
He's really angry about the way he got it and now
is p'od and wants to take it out on everyone.
Just my opinion.
46 posted on 12/26/2006 2:38:38 PM PST by squibs
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To: presidio9

>>>"no one had been seriously hurt">>>>

Yeah! Easy for this reporter to say!


47 posted on 12/26/2006 2:41:49 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Skywalk
Thank you Skywalk, but you make the same mistake as the others. The question is this: what makes it rape? I say sexual intercourse. Others argue that this is just a legal definition. Okay, then WTF is their definition of rape?
It involves sex or it isn't rape. That isn't just a legal matter, but one of common sense. The same as homosexuality, it involves sex or it isn't homosexuality. What is so "warm and fuzzy" about that?
We've been inundated with liberal PC talk and some buy into it - I do not.
48 posted on 12/26/2006 2:43:07 PM PST by Jaysun (I've never paid for sex in my life. And that's really pissed off a lot of prostitutes.)
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To: Jaysun
Why rape?

Ask a woman and she will tell you that "Rape is not about sex, it is about power." This particular twist gets off on having and exercising power over another man. I disagree about the "serial killer" being substantially different from a serial rapist. I would think that this guy will become more dangerous as the thrill fades and would at some point start killing to keep his buzz going.

Lets hope he hits on someone with a CCW soon and his string runs out.

Regards,
GtG

49 posted on 12/26/2006 2:48:37 PM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: Gandalf_The_Gray
I disagree about the "serial killer" being substantially different from a serial rapist.

You are correct, The pathology for both is very similar.

50 posted on 12/26/2006 2:49:50 PM PST by Wormwood (I'm with you in Rockland)
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