In 1985 and 1986, the last Effin thing, South Central Los Angeles needed was a Serial Murderer. Gang Violence was at an all time high, so much so, that the decade was termed the bloody eighties. You could open a box of cracker jacks and get a vial of crack!
A Black Serial Killer? This was unheard of! We didn't fit the FBI profiles. What about Wayne Williams of the Atlanta Child Murders Mista Jaycee?
Exception to the rule! Most of the time Serial Killers were White Males in their 40's ,not Black Men! But on top of everything there was one loose in South Central preying on Black Women! He was dubbed the South side Slayer, the South Central Killer and a whole bunch of other B/S nicknames. Then, one morning, the media reported a shootout where police killed who they believed to be a suspect in the South Central murders. The bastard was dead! There were no other killings! We were at peace for years or so we thought!
Then, a killing happened again; It had been 14 years. The so called media really didn't go back to investigate the slayings of murdered Black Women. They didn't ask why there seemed to be no case file, no clues but the media did manage to do one thing give the Serial killer, a catchy new name! The Grim Sleeper!
Last evening a suspect was arrested in the slayings due to DNA evidence. Good! Now, let's talk about what really matters! The victims! You remember them! The ten Women who died! Ask why the LAPD didn't do more back in the 1980's and see if there is anything we can do now to make sure that the Police have the tools to do their jobs and the mandate to see it through!
Let's not make this bastard famous by giving him a catchy name just a nice comfortable jail cell in which to live out the rest of his days on earth!
BE Prayerful! BE Mindful! BE Careful!