Friday, July 4, 2008

Summer Plans

For the rest of the summer i plan on just sleeping. I wanted to take another class in the second part but i changed my mind.For some reason doing nothing seems like the best move. Im actually happy to say this is my last blog entry. Dont get me wrong writing is cool, but i think i should leave the writing to the writers.
Bundy knew he could get these girls by appealing to their kindness. This became his preferred trap. After Joni Lenz college women started disappearing from different colleges all over Washington. The only thing in common with all these disappearing was that witnesses recall seeing a man in either a leg or an arm cast asking women for help. From March 1974 to June 1974 Bundy had killed an estimated 20 women. It is only estimation because no traces of some of the women that went disappearing were never found, and Bundy couldn’t recall all the women he had killed when he was finally captured.
The next day she was found tied up in a pool of her own blood. Bundy had also stuck a large metal pole into her rectum. She fell into a coma after the attack but she miraculously survived the attack. After his first victim Ted Bundy started to evolve into killing his victims just like all other serial killers .According to Tod W. Burke, a professor of criminology at Radford University and a former police officer explains "Most profilers say serial killers don't learn from mistakes in their previous killings, but I believe they do. They try to improve on their previous effort. You know how the more you do something, the better you get at it? Well, there comes a point where you peak and you can only go down. With serial killers, a greed factor will set in where they'll believe the more they kill and get away with it, the easier it will be. And that's when they get sloppy and get caught.” Ted Bundy was seen to women as a good looking guy so he used that to bait women into his traps. He would approach a woman with his arm in a cast and ask them to help him with his groceries. If you even seen the movie “Silence of the Lambs” (a film loosely based on Ted Bundy) the killer lures girl into his van by making her help him load a sofa into his truck which was on of the ways Bundy got his victims.
He was smart in school and very shy, but it was around this time he began to think he was smarter than everyone else and that he was above the law. When he graduated High School he was given a scholarship to attend the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. He then transferred to the University of Washington where he found his first girlfriend Stephanie Brooks. A year later she graduated and broke up with Bundy and that broke his heart. The same year he returned to Vermont and found out the truth about his sister really being his mother. This event pushed him past the point of no return. I don’t know how he never realized the truth but I can’t image how he felt finding how that he had been lied to his whole life. Bundy graduated in 1972 and then enrolled into law school but dropped out a year later. The exact reason why he started killing and torturing women is unclear, but he confessed it started when he was 28. The first girl that he claimed to be his victim was Joni Lenz. In 1974 Bundy snuck into her room and attacked her while she was sleeping and started raping her. Although for some reason he didn’t kill her.
Ted Bundy grew up believing the only way to get someone to do something he wanted to do was to harm them. Ted and his mother moved to Washington in 1950 where she met a navy veteran named Johnnie Culpepper Bundy who she soon married. Soon after they ware married Eleanor had his name legally changed to Theodore Robert Bundy. Johnnie and Eleanor eventually had more children but Ted didn’t really find himself fitting with the new family. Johnnie tried to build a bond with Ted but he remained distant. He really didn’t find himself fitting in at school either which mad his childhood harder. There is a theory that focuses on the family environment into which the serial killer is born. A person’s environment can play a big role into shaping a person. As children, they were often rejected by their parents and received little nurturing (Lunde 94; Holmes and DeBurger 64 - 70). Most killers state that they experienced psychological abuse as children and never established good relationships with the male figures in their lives (Ressler, Burgess, and Douglas 18-19). With out a male figure there is no one for the boy to learn the man's version of right and wrong. It has also been established that the families of serial killers often move repeatedly, never allowing the child to feel a sense of stability; in many cases, they are also forced to live outside the family home before reaching the age of eighteen (Ressler, Burgess, and Douglas 19 - 20). Our culture's tolerance for violence may overlap with such family dynamics: with 79 percent of the population believing that slapping a twelve-year-old is neither necessary, normal, or good, it is no wonder that serial killers.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Research Paper part 1

A True ZombieTed Bundy to this day is one of the biggest serial killers in America’s history. Around 1974 he began a large killing spree of young white women. What fueled him to kill all those women? Many different elements are put together to build a monstrous serial killer like Ted Bundy. Serial killers are always portrayed as a crazy guy with a mask and a chainsaw but that is the complete opposite of Ted Bundy. He was actually a smart clean cut upcoming lawyer that looked and even acted like a normal person. But he was far from normal, Theodore Bundy once said “We serial killers are your sons, we are your husbands, and we are everywhere. And there will be more of your children dead tomorrow.” Ted Bundy was born Theodore Robert Cowell on November 24, 1946 in Vermont. His mother Eleanor Louise Cowell didn’t know who was the father of her child, so her parents claimed Ted as there son and so he grew up unaware that his sister was actually his mother. He would not find out the truth about his real mother until years later. Ted’s actual grandfather Samuel Codwell is part of the reason why he grew up to be violent. Samuel was an abusive father that physically harmed his children.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

My 10 favorite rap songs.

My 10 favorite rap songs are all on one album,by one artist and that is Nas. This album to me is the foundation on which real rap music was built on.

The Genesis
N.Y. State of Mind
Life's a Bitch.
The World Is Yours
Memory Lane
One Love
One Time 4 Your Mind.
It Ain't Hard to Tell