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By Catherine Pelonero

Absolute Madness tells the aggravating precise tale of Joseph Christopher, a white serial killer who distinct black men and struck worry into the citizens of recent York within the Eighties. Dubbed either the 22-Caliber Killer and the Midtown Slasher, Christopher allegedly claimed eighteen sufferers in the course of a savage four-month spree around the country.

The research, aided by means of famed FBI profiler John Douglas, drew nationwide cognizance and biting feedback from Jesse Jackson and different civil rights leaders. The killer, while eventually he was once unmasked, appeared an not going candidate to have held long island in a grip of terror.

His trap used to be neither the top of the tale nor the top of the racial strife, which flared anew in the course of circuitous prosecutions and judicial rulings that brought on cries of a double average within the justice approach. either a wrenching actual crime tale and an incisive portrait of dangerously discordant race kin in the United States, Absolute Madness additionally chronicles a lonely, weak man’s tragic descent into insanity and the failure of the yankee psychological overall healthiness procedure that refused his pleas for help.

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