From the Associated Press:
Man called most prolific serial killer in US history dies
By JOHN ROGERS
an hour ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man authorities say was the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history, with nearly 60 confirmed victims, died Wednesday in California. He was 80.
Samuel Little, who had diabetes, heart trouble and other ailments, died at a California hospital, according to the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. He was serving a life sentence for multiple counts of murder.
… A career criminal who had been in and out jail for decades, Little denied for years he’d ever killed anyone.
Then, in 2018, he opened up to Texas Ranger James Holland, who had been asked to question him about a killing it turned out Little didn’t commit. During approximately 700 hours of interviews, however, Little provided details of scores of slayings only the killer would know.
A skilled artist, he even provided Holland with dozens of paintings and drawings of his victims, sometimes scribbling their names when he could remember them, as well as details such as the year and location of the murder and where he’d dumped the body.
By the time of his death, Little had confessed to killing 93 people between 1970 and 2005.
Will Little hold the record for long? Kenyan immigrant Billy Chemirmir, who robs and smothers old people in Dallas, has so far been indicted of 17 murders, but who knows what the real toll is.
Most of the slayings took place in Florida and Southern California.
Back in 2010, the LAPD admitted that it had overlooked at least five separate serial killers active in South Central Los Angeles during the crack years around 1990, figuring that all these dead prostitutes who kept showing up were just murdered in Bloods vs. Crips drug disputes. Strikingly, Little, who murdered ten women in that period in Southern California, was not one of the overlooked five. (Four of the five were black.)
Authorities, who continue to investigate his claims, said they have confirmed nearly 60 killings and have no reason to doubt the others. …
The numbers dwarf those of Green River killer Gary Ridgeway (49), John Gacy (33) and Ted Bundy (36).
Almost all of Little’s victims were women, many of them prostitutes, drug addicts or poor people living on the edges of society. They were individuals, he said he believed, who would leave few people behind to look for them and not much evidence for police to follow.
From Wikipedia’s listing of victims with race mentioned, I count 36 black women, one black trans, eight white women, and one Hispanic.
Kentucky authorities finally caught up with him in 2012 after he was arrested on drug charges and his DNA linked him to three California killings.
If FBI “profilers” hadn’t promulgated the stereotype of serial killers as white, would somebody have caught this black serial killer before he murdered 90 people?
We are constantly warned against stereotyping. Yet, one of the more disastrous stereotypes of the second half of the 20th Century — that being a serial killer was a white thing — is seldom mentioned even though it seems to have led to nobody noticing that black serial killer Samuel Little was murdering somewhere 50 and 93 women.
Paul Kersey wrote in VDARE:
According to a 2016 Radford University study, just 51.7 percent of all serial killers in America since 1900 have been white. Roughly 40 percent were black. The numbers have become more lopsided in recent decades. In the first half of this decade, 60 percent of serial killers were black, while only 30 percent were white. Blacks have been the outright majority of serial killers since 1990.
Racial profiling is okay, however, as long as it’s anti-white.
Wikipedia’s account of Little’s criminal career suggests how lax imprisonment was following the triumph of civil rights:
… He attended Hawthorne Junior High School, where he had problems with discipline and achievement. In 1956, after being convicted of breaking and entering into property in Omaha, Nebraska, Little was held in an institution for juvenile offenders.
Little moved to Florida to live with his mother in his late 20s, working at various times as a cemetery worker and an ambulance attendant (by his own account). He said he then “began traveling more widely and had more run-ins with the law”, being arrested in eight states for crimes that included driving under the influence, fraud, shoplifting, solicitation, armed robbery, aggravated assault, and rape….
In 1961, Little was sentenced to three years in prison for breaking into a furniture store in Lorain; he was released in 1964.
After 1964, however, America started to get more concerned about The New Jim Crow under which black men were always being accused of dangerous crimes. So, prison sentences got shorter. Hence Samuel Little’s career became busier:
By 1975, he had been arrested 26 times in 11 states for crimes including theft, assault, attempted rape, fraud, and attacks on government officials.
In 1982, Little was arrested in Pascagoula, Mississippi, and charged with the murder of 22-year-old Melinda Rose LáPree, who had gone missing in September of that year. A grand jury declined to indict him for her murder. However, while under investigation, Little was transferred to Florida to be brought to trial for the murder of 26-year-old Patricia Ann Mount, whose body was found in September 1982. Prosecution witnesses identified Little in court as a person who spent time with Mount on the night before her disappearance. Due to mistrust of witness testimonies, Little was acquitted in January 1984.
Little moved to California, where he stayed in the vicinity of San Diego. In October 1984, he was arrested for kidnapping, beating, and strangling 22-year-old Laurie Barros, who survived. One month later, he was found by police in the backseat of his car with an unconscious woman, also beaten and strangled, in the same location as the attempted murder of Barros. Little served two and a half years in prison for both crimes. Upon his release in February 1987, he immediately moved to Los Angeles and committed more than 10 additional murders.
Little was arrested on September 5, 2012, at a homeless shelter in Louisville, Kentucky, and extradited to California to face a narcotics charge, after which authorities used DNA testing to establish that he was involved in the murders of Carol Ilene Elford, killed on July 13, 1987; Guadalupe Duarte Apodaca, killed on September 3, 1987; and Audrey Nelson Everett, killed on August 14, 1989. All three women were killed and later found on the streets of Los Angeles.
A Three Strikes law in this one guy’s case would have saved dozens of lives.
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