I look for news items featuring (in no particular order) preternatural lying abilities, an arrogance with no discernible justification (and a related contempt for others and extreme “watch me get-over” attitude), beyond-the-pale crimes, a willingness to simulate the most intimate emotions, individuals who view others as pawns to be manipulated or even destroyed for the enjoyment or greater glory of themselves, the ability to effortlessly and artlessly turn on sincerity, etc. All of these have to be far above and beyond normal faults, crimes and vanities. As always I’m simply suggesting that the following news stories merit the consideration of sociopathic elements.
Celeb Designer Guilty of Rapes, Assaults – Anand Jon Alexander
LOS ANGELES (Nov. 14) – Celebrity fashion designer Anand Jon was convicted Thursday of raping and sexually assaulting aspiring models as young as 14.
“He humiliated, degraded and took what he wanted from them. He was a predator who took advantage of the weak people around him. He has no criminal sexual borders. If he didn’t use force, he laced their drinks,” prosecutor Frances Young told the jury. Jon, whose full name is Anand Jon Alexander, denied the charges. His lawyers said the girls and young women were revenge seekers who had made up their stories or who had “invited what happened,” and that there was little physical evidence.
Blaming the victim is very frequent in the defense of sociopathic crimes. Also one will often see sociopathic defendants testifying in their own behalf (or even representing themselves) when it is not at all in their interest to do so. However their imperial ego can’t imagine defeat, they can be almost pathologically optimistic.
Jersey City Councilman Steven Lipski is No. 1 threat at Washington club
A drunken Jersey City councilman was arrested for urinating on a crowd of concertgoers from the balcony of a Washington nightclub, police and club sources said Saturday.
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“He was very drunk,” the source said, noting that it wasn’t the first time Lipski had caused a ruckus at the popular concert venue. “We’ve dealt with this man before,” the source added. “He’s never peed on anybody, but he gets really belligerent and drunk.”
IMO, one should always pay very close attention to anyone whose behavior goes totally off the scale when intoxicated – no matter what the individual’s station in life, education or title. The slim self control a sociopath may have in the best of times can be totally lost when drunk. Hervey Cleckley in the attached Mask of Sanity (p. 355) writes:
57. Fantastic and uninviting behavior with drink and sometimes without
A major point about the psychopath and his relation to alcohol can be found in the shocking, fantastic, uninviting, or relatively inexplicable behavior which emerges when he drinks
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Alcohol, as a sort of catalyst, sometimes contributes a good deal to the long and varied series of outlandish pranks and inanely coarse scenes with which nearly every drinking psychopath’s story is starred. Free from alcohol, such a patient would scarcely sit under a house all night idly striking matches, or, concealing himself behind book stacks, urinate from the window of a public library on passersby in the street below.
Woman Says Father Held Her Captive and Fathered Two Children She was Forced to put up for Adoption
His wife, identified as Teresa B., said on private TVN24 television that the man used to order her to watch television whenever he went into the girl’s room, closed it and took out the door handle.
“My daughter was frightened and did not want to talk about it,” the mother said. She learned the facts when she found her daughter’s diary, the mother said. She said the man beat her and her daughter when they asked that he stop the abuse. “He intimidated us; he threatened that my daughter will be dead, that he will destroy us all, if anyone learned about it,” Teresa B. said.
This story is both similar to and quite different from the crimes of Josef Fritzl (http://pathwhisperer.wordpress.com/2008/05/23/reflections-on-josef-fritzl/) — illustrative of the complex crime and ramifications of incest.
2 Dutch men guilty of injecting 14 with HIV
All victims tested positive after being drugged, assaulted at a sex party http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27681660/wid/11915773?GT1=31037#storyContinued
How AIDs and its spread hasn’t put sociopaths on the public radar is beyond me. I can very easily imagine sociopaths doing the above. At their level of personality development if they hurt they want the world to hurt. To hurt and not act on that hurt is interpreted as an attack on the self. Many of them never reach the stage where there is a self separate from their wants and hurts.
An early job of mine was as an international phone operator, back in the days of electrical switchboards with multiple leads. I had a co-worker who was friendly and fun loving but with some odd habits. Whenever he had a difficult customer that left him feeling insulted he would afterwards call up one of his standard “whipping boys,” customers that he considered good for a few laughs. As a sociopath, which I certainly didn’t know then, he was unable to internally handle his emotions. If he was hurting someone had to pay, even if that someone had nothing at all to do with the hurt. Not to express that hurt would have left him feeling angry and frustrated.
I recall a case from a few years ago of several dental patients who came down with the same strain of HIV that their dentist had recently died from, but no likely transmission mechanism could be found. I think it was probably intentional for the same reasons.
The so-called AIDs Patient Zero, Gaetan Dugas, was a sociopathic flight attendant with hundreds if not thousands of lovers of both sexes (since sociopaths only know friction orgasms, the more, the merrier). Since then, sociopathic AIDs victims with no concern for others have been a real problem for both gays and straights. I once read in a Gay Men’s Healthcare article a discussion of whether to publicize the role of amoral sociopaths in the spread of AIDs, but the decision was not to, since they wanted the focus to stay on the danger being the disease AIDs and not the carriers, as I recall.
Woman With 5 Dead Spouses Leaves Jail
RALEIGH, N.C. (Oct. 16) – A Georgia grandmother who came under suspicion because all five of her husbands had died was released Thursday from a North Carolina jail where she had been held on charges in one of their deaths.
Betty Neumar, 76, posted $300,000 bond late Thursday morning at the Stanly County jail, where she’s been held since her arrest in May, Sheriff Rick Burris said.
Skylar Deleon Convicted in Gruesome Yacht Killings
SANTA ANA, Calif. (Oct. 20) – A man was convicted Monday of murdering three people, including a couple who were tied to an anchor and thrown off their yacht off the California coast [after posing as a prospective buyer].