When I first came upon the Jared Loughner mug shot, my mind flashed back to 1977.
That was when I was working for the Associated Press. I was sent to State Supreme Court in Brooklyn to cover the first courtroom appearance of David Berkowitz, known previously as “Son of Sam.”
The courtroom was jammed, and he was hustled in by a bevy of court officers while chanting in a sing-song voice, “Stacy was a whore. Stacy was a whore.”
His outburst shocked the spectators, among whom, as I recall, were family members of victims of his serial killing. Among the families were relatives of Stacy Moskowitz.
Shocking as was his outburst, I was even more struck by Continue reading