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nowhereman: Happy Friday, people!!! Aug 23, 2019 16:51:48 GMT
f1guyus: The current Atlanta admin is reopening the child killer case. Lotta reasons given but I’m thinking it’s politics. Aug 24, 2019 2:27:06 GMT
V: I think Williams was responsible for most of the Atlanta Child Murders, but a few of them were someone elses work. I have no doubt about that. He was a guilty and convenient scapegoat. Aug 24, 2019 12:04:17 GMT
sammyt: I didn't think the second series of Mindhunter was as good as the first one. Aug 28, 2019 9:18:40 GMT
sammyt: IMO there was too much emphasis on the profiler's private lives, and not enough about the actual crimes. Aug 28, 2019 9:19:29 GMT
sammyt: 9 episodes, yet only one which really involved Wayne Williams... and not much about the actual WW trial which (going by John Douglas' books) was quite dramatic. Aug 28, 2019 9:21:39 GMT
nowhereman: agree with Sammy, the second season wasn't as solid. They were really teasing the BTK storyline setting things up for S3 for sure Aug 29, 2019 0:09:49 GMT
elir: Did not care about the personal lives of the profilers in season 1 or 2, but did like that in season 2, Ford learned how well his theories may or may not pan out, and how much of the work on the ground had less to do with logic and more to do with politics Aug 29, 2019 3:09:46 GMT
sammyt: I agree that the new series does cover the political infighting side of things pretty well Aug 29, 2019 6:49:02 GMT
sammyt: It will be around season 20 (and Holden and co will be almost retired) before the BTK re-emerges and case starts hotting up! Aug 29, 2019 6:52:43 GMT
cherylh: Or, they might be developing BTK as the one these guys never catch, the one that haunts them. Because there have to be several of those. Aug 30, 2019 19:00:38 GMT
sammyt: I wonder if Holden will attempt an EAR profile. To my knowledge, John Douglas shied away from attempting a profile, even in later years when he was an independent profiling expert. Sept 4, 2019 17:24:05 GMT
sammyt: The FBI profile of BTK wasn't great IMO, so I find it strange that this case is the series glue. The BTK case only really becomes good television once the older Rader starts communicating with the authorities Sept 4, 2019 17:28:19 GMT
sammyt: It's funny that shows are using BTK and 'The Hunt for the Unabomber' as FBI success stories, when in both cases the profiles were far from accurate Sept 4, 2019 17:30:45 GMT
cherylh: We don't know that they're using BTK as a success story. It's quite likely that they're using it as a non-success story. Sept 4, 2019 22:04:34 GMT
saund10295: If it makes for good TV they'll use it and BTK does that in spades. The reason perhaps they aren't considering DeAngelo is he likely never wanted the notoriety IMO. I personally have no doubt he wrote Excitement's Crave (there were others.) But ... Sept 5, 2019 2:31:26 GMT *
saund10295: ultimately that poem, received just nine days after an assault and likely from that victim's own typewriter, would have humiliated the police to no end. I think he wanted them to conclude outright that it could not have come from one of their own. Sept 5, 2019 2:51:17 GMT *
saund10295: I also think there needs to be an "a-ha" revelation to their backstory. It was probably before Douglas but John Wayne Gacy being a family man, gregarious, successful in business but closeted. (Just an example don't know if that was actually his trigger.) Sept 5, 2019 3:17:20 GMT *
Red909XMZ1: Alrighty then...I deleted 2 of my posts...I feel so much better. Hmmm... Still no one is on. Insomnia is the worst. I just completed a marathon and it really wrecked havoc on my regular circadian rhythm. Hope everyone is doing well, although no one is on😊 Sept 5, 2019 8:01:54 GMT
nowhereman: Hope everyone is well, been quiet here of late. Was hoping some more developments would happen with the Delphi case, very sad seems things have stalled. Sept 16, 2019 3:27:46 GMT