Richard Ramirez was on suicide watch in the days after his August 30, 1985 arrest and a sheriff deputy who was watching him said he saw Ramirez drawing symbols of devil worship in his own blood on the floor of his cell on September 2, 1985.“I looked through the doorway and saw the defendant sitting on the toilet,” said Deputy Gerald Newbold. “He was bleeding from the palm.” He said he watched Ramirez dip his left hand into the blood on his right palm and write on the floor the numbers “666” and draw a pentagram.
Columbine was a massacre which shocked the world and still continues to open healing wounds. The two boys who carried out this mass shooting were Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris. It is devastatingly obvious that the attacks took time and preparation to carry out, with the boys carrying an assortment of knives and an array of guns in which they used to murder their fellow students of Columbine high.
During the massacre, Dylan wore a top saying “wrath” on the front, and a pair of boots with a sickle and a hammer tucked into the side, alongside this he wore a leather jacket and a cap on backwards. Eric wore a shirt with “natural selection” scrawled across it, and pretty much the same as Dylan. Both wore a single fingerless glove. Both brandished belts with extra ammunition.
The legacy of Columbine was devastating, bombs littered the school as the two systematically murdered those who used to pass them on the corridors. This single act of terror has gone on to influence many movies, such as Elephant (2003) but what is more worrying is that it could’ve even gone on to influence more terrible massacres.