A month ago 16 year-old Sandra Davis's on-off white boyfriend Ken Newcomb is shot from a car before here eyes, she next strangled to death, presumably by her date, in a park at Groten, an affluent suburb (42,000, 8% black) of New York City. It's the third of three racist killings in Westchester County, following Keisha Andrews (15) and Vickie Williams (17), black girls disappeared simultaneously from their homes in the county, corpses dropped in nearby woodland, neither raped but the date rape drug GSB found near them. Swastikas are painted on faces and cars, racism is becoming a hot political issue, the white mayor put back Lt. detective Ware in charge. Sandra was threatened by letter in advance, 'we' forbid her to keep seeing ken or tell anyone, in adolescent girl phraseology. The local police dismissed its initial suspicion of the letter-writer, black Tania Mathers (17), rumored to be dumped by Ken for Sandra, jealous after the high-school talent school. The team profiles a ... Written by
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Although serial killers who are white males outnumber black serial killers in the United States, when looked at proportionately to the population, they make up about the same percentages. Examples of black serial killers include Craig Price and Henry Louis Wallace. See more
Some events take place in Groton, Connecticut, but the characters pronounce the town name as "Groat-in" (a long O with a dipthong, rather than a short O). See more
I was just thinking. I know what it's like to grow up without a father
Their father died a hero
So did mine. Doesn't make it any easier
written by John Newton See more