The following people or groups are known to have been either been living in and actively killing, or received some form of Psychiatric treatment at the hands of the State of California during Ronald Reagan's gubernatorial term January 2, 1967 – January 6, 1975.
During this time also, in 1969, the infamous Dr. Jollyon West (who once fed an elephant so much LSD that it dropped dead, then performed the autopsy on it himself, whilst tripping) was appointed as Head of Department and Director of the Neuropsychiatry Institute at UCLA.
His research covered many fields: alcoholism, hallucinary drugs, sleep deprivation, violent behavior, the hippie culture and cults.
He also proposed and founded the Center for the Study and Reduction of Violence. Part of that role involved his suggestion that black rioters in Watts or South Central might be either lobotomised or subject to psychosurgery in instances of civic disorder or social breakdown and the collapse of law and order and failure of police authority (remember, this is the LAPD we are talking about, during Darryl Gates and Mark Fuhrman's era).
In support of that work, he went on record to state the following:-
"The role of drugs in the exercise of political control is also coming under increasing discussion. Control can be through prohibition or supply. The total or even partial prohibition of drugs gives the government considerable leverage for other types of control. An example would be the selective application of drug laws… against selected components of the population such as members of certain minority groups or political organizations"
This statement was published in the literature in 1975, barely a decade before Los Angeles and other urban centres were in the grip of both a crack and AIDS epidemic, most of the toxic rocks hitting the streets via a route that spanned from Pablo Escobar and the Nicaraguan Contras, President Manuel Noriega of Panama, Marine Col. Oliver North, Barry Seal, Vice President George Herbert Walker Bush, Mena Arkansas, Governor William Jefferson Clinton, Arkansas State Troopers, the LAPD Ramparts Division, Suge Knight and "Freeway" Rick Ross, amongst many others links in the chain and nodes on the network.
In anycase, an incomplete list of individual killers or groups who either were active in Central California during these years or recieved psychiatric treatment courtesy of Dr. Jollyon West, Governor Ronald Reagan and future US Attorney General Edwin Meese includes:
- Manson Family
- "Manson II",
- the Jeffery McDonald Satanic Cult murder (see above),
- the Cotton Club Murders (ditto)
- the Zodiac Killer,
- the Zebra Killer,
- the Symbionese Liberation Army (kidnapped and both doubled and mind-controlled Patty Hearst),
- the Soledad Brothers,
- Ted Kazinsky (the Unabomber),
- the Son(s) of Sam,
- Ted Bundy,
- Patrick Kearney,
- Paul John Knowles (the Cassanova Killer),
- The Original Night Stalker,
- the Green River Killer,
- Randy Steven Kraft,
- Charles Ray Hatcher,
- "Big Ed" Kempler,
- Dean Corll (The Candy Man Killer),
- Leonard Lake & Charles Ng,
- Richard Ramirez,
- William Suff,
- Henry Lee Lucas,
- Kenneth Bianchi,
- Charlene Gallego,
- Angelo Buono, Jr.,
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- Lonnie David Franklin, Jr. (the Grim Sleeper),
- Dennis Rader (the BTK Killer),
- Doug Clark (the Sunset strip killer),
- The Cotton Club Murders
- David Berkowitz,
- Richard Chase ("The Vampire of Sacramento"),
- John Floyd Thomas, Jr.,
- Michael Gargiulo (The Hollywood Ripper),
- Karl F. Warner
With hindsight, it seems as though there was something of the order of a 100 fold increase in Serial Killers, mass murderers and domestic terrorism by "left-wing radical" groups during that 5 year period.
Hardly any of these serial killers principally targetted prositutes or working girls, as is usually the case with serial psychopaths or sexual sadists like the Ripper murders (Jack, Yorkshire and Blackout), nor did they typically rent out a room to lonely runaways and orphans, rape and kill them (the Fred and Rose West and Christie model), nor were they just snatching very small children whose bodies could be more easily disposed of and who make a more tempting target for genuinely Mentally Disordered Sex Offenders or paedophile sadists like Ian Brady and Myra Hindley.
These people did not take in lodgers and they were not targetting people who would not be missed.
They were slaughtering hitchhickers and people who were *definitely* someone's daughter and would get them on the news.... Almost invariably, young, pretty, virginal and white.
Nor did their sexual psychosis seem to be filtered through a gauze of distorted Christian morality such as the as-yet-uncaught and unidentifed Bible John or most killers of prostitutes like Peter Suttcliffe, the (supposedly lone, although I doubt that conclusion) Yorkshire Ripper (I think there's two series there, overlapping and he got pinned with both).
Rather, instead, many, but not all of these people or groups had overtly Satanic, occult or ritualisitic overtones to them.
It was never God that told them to do it, it was always The Devil, Old Nick himself.
Most of these alleged demonic encounters or episodes or inhabitations predate the release of the Exorcist in 1974 and The Omen in 1976, prior to which time, The Devil had sort of been on vacation from popular culture for about 300 years for most people; he appears briefly in dreams in Rosemary's Baby, but his physical pressence is never really felt and he is less of an agent or oppressive force within the movie than his followers, who are all crazy cultists and witches but have no supernatural or superhuman powers. Rosemary simply accepts her fate in the film, as opposed to being placed in a position where she herself is directly threatened or coerced, once her path is laid out for her.
Anton Le Vey went on television in 1968 and was laughed at, both by the audience and the host. Which is a fair reaction to Le Vey himself, he's little more than a Carnie and a ghost train operator who happens to have repackaged Ayn Rand as a theology and sold it to people as something Rock n' Roll and edgy, with a small slice of Screamin' Jay Hawkins and Ooogy Boogie on the side.
But those around him were not so shallow and unthreatening. CIA General Michael Acquino later split away from the Church of Satan when he realised that Le Vey wasn't taking it seriously, founded the (far more hardcore) Temple of Set and eventually taken Le Vey's daughter along in tow with him, citing newly recovered abuse memories; yeah, right...
And then there were the Processeans of the Process Church of Final Judgement..... The Rouge Scientologists from England who knew and hung out with Charlie Manson and Mick Jagger and the Stones, and maybe Bruce Davis and the Byrds and Dennis Wilson and the Beach Boys and allegedly Sirhan B. Sirhan...
But there's nothing in that at all. And they'll sue anyone who says so.
For also there were also in the streets or mental asylums of the Great State of California at this time the following assassins (or would-be asassins) -
- Sirhan Sirhan,
- Arthur Bremer,
- Lynette Fromme,
- Sara Jane Moore
- James Earl Ray (or his double),
- Patty Hearst (and double),
- Dan White
- and George Layton.
Plus, Jim Jones and 900 - 1400 (somebody couldn't count for the first 4 days) members of the People's Temple who committed "revolutionary suicide" in the jungles of Guyana in November 1978, within 7 days of both the attempted muder and then actual murder of Congressman Leo Ryan (Congressman for the Bay Area and then, and to this day, the only member of the House of Representatives killed in the line of duty) and the double murder of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk by a manic depressive who calmlywalked into the police precinct and surrendered without a fight but had no immediate memory of having done so or why he was in custody.
His lawyer convinced the jury a Twinkie made him do it.
California today, in 2012, has a population of around 37.7million people with a pipulation densitity of around 242 people per square mile.
I don't know how much lower that might have been by 1979, towards the end of this period, but lets give them the benefit of the doubt and round down in both cases; lets say 25 million people and 200 people per square mile.
For comparisson, the District of Columbia has 10,065 people per square mile, followed by New Jersey, 1189 per square mile and Puerto Rico and Rhode Island at just over 1000 per square mile each.
Texas today had 25 million people and an awful lot of guns. Very little changes in some parts of the world. And Texas does have a BULGING Death Row (or it did, in 1992, thing's darn near empty nowand has had it's share of serial killers, perhaps five or ten over the last 40 years, but fairly well spread out over that period and an awful lot of crossover with the previous group credited to California; a lot of the killers who worked up to speed in California made their final stop in the Lone Star State. Yippie-Ki-Yay.
A selection of (non-wartorn) countries with largely urban populations that number between the 25million to 39 million range includes: Venezuala, Saudi Arabia, Nepal, Malaysia, Morroco, Canada and Poland.
I don't think this kind of thing happens in Saudi Arabia or Nepal; perhaps we might never have heard about it if it did, but we surely would if it happened in Poland; New Jersey doesn't get this. Nor does Puerto Rico, as far as I know.
And, much as I hate to dig up the old cliche (but it happens to be absolutely true, valid and appropriate here), but this shit simply DOES NOT HAPPEN in Canada. Not until recently, at any rate.
You know, it must all just be a coincidence.
Yes, that's clearly what this is.