John Wayne Gacy
The Killer Clown
What: Known as the Killer Clown, was an American serial killer and rapist who was convicted of the sexual assault and murder of a minimum of 33 teenage boys and young men.
When: Crimes occurred between 1972 and 1978
Where: Chicago, Illinois.
How: Gacy would lure his victims to his address by force or deception. His victims were either killed by strangulation or asphyxiation. Gacy buried 26 of his victims in a crawl space in his basement.
Other medias perceive him to just be a monster, capable of ruthless acts of murder and rape. They believed for him to be executed as soon as possible.
Media Bias Cont.
We can also view this event through a Marxist critical lens. Looking at Gacy's age when he did his killings, it seems as if he did these murders in a response to a life of feeling powerless. Through Gacy's eyes he might've felt like empowering teenage boys gave him more power and maybe the power is what he was lusting for.
"Suspected Gacy Victim Found Alive in Montana after 41 Years." Tribunedigital-chicagotribune. N.p., 19 Dec. 2013. Web. 07 May 2015.