Tales of The Grim Sleeper (NSFW)

 

Lonnie David Franklin Jr

 

On Thursday, May 5, Lonnie David Franklin Jr. was found guilty of killing nine women and a teenage girl, in a series of murders that dates back to 1985. The serial killer was the subject of Nick Broomfield’s 2014 HBO documentary Tales of The Grim Sleeper, which argued that Franklin was able to continue murdering African American women in South Central Los Angeles because the killings were ignored by the Los Angeles Police Department.

It’s a great relief to have some closure in a case that’s been going on for 30 years,” Broomfield told Indiewire in a recent interview. “Having said that, I think it is time to demand for an inquiry into why it took police so long to catch Lonnie Franklin, who was not a particularly skilled killer, nor someone who contrived some ingenious plan to get away with it. This 25 years was passable because of the complete police disinterest in the people he was murdering, who were poor black women in South Central.

It’s a very compelling story, and one I highly recommend diving into if you’re a fan of true crime. I fully agree with Broomfield’s assertion that there is a double-standard placed on an investigation into serial murder when the victims are black. I also think you can hardly ignore the lack of media coverage surrounding this case. And I feel it’s more than safe to assume, based on many cases before this one, when the killer is revealed to be black, the mainstream media would rather not touch it. Much easier for them to continue to perpetrate the myth of the exclusively white killer. Business as usual in the great ol’ U.S. of A.
 
 

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One comment on “Tales of The Grim Sleeper (NSFW)
  1. Mark Ebner says:

    Journo Christine Pelisek has owned this story from day 1.

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