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  • William Bonin The Freeway Killer

    William Bonin, also known as “The Freeway Killer”, is classified as a serial killer. One way to describe him as a serial killer is as a homosexual rapist. Bonin was a resident of the state of California, and has raped and murdered 14 teenagers. He committed his 1st rape crime in 1972 and went on until 1980, the year he was arrested. He was sentenced to death and died of lethal injection in 1996. On August 5, 1979, the defendant and co-defendant Butts accosted Marcus Grabs, 17, in Newport Beach sometime between 6 and 10 p.m. Marcus, a German student on a backpacking tour of the United States, was sodomized, beaten and stabbed 77 times. His nude body was found the next day beside a road in Malibu, with an orange nylon cord loosely wrapped behind…

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  • Texas Road Congestion

    As a conclusion for this data, not only does that mean more people in our region but it also means more car on the roads. (Mac Churchill) The population rate is higher than the roads, which means more cars, more congestion and traffic on the highways and alternative roads. The population in Texas keeps growing and growing. This is due to a lot of job opportunities that the states offers. But this also brings the issue that most of the jobs are in the urban area, downtowns. This causes the…

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  • Why People Drive America

    In this book by tom Vanderbilt he gives an insight into the reasons people drive a certain way and how do those correlate to the amount of traffic people deal with every day. The psychology of the population is one of the biggest reasons that they drive a certain way. Everyone drives differently and they believe they are the best drivers even if their driving record doesn’t agree with them. He uses the help of many different engineers, physicist and psychologist form all around the world, in his…

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  • Freeway Jam Analysis

    Journal #3 part:1 Freeway Jam was about the abundance of freeways In Los Angeles and the infamous Los Angeles traffic. One person mentioned in the reading was a man named, Reyner Banham who is basiclly the grandfather of freeways in LA. He wrote the book “Los Angeles:The Architecture of Four Ecologies” Reyner even coined the word “autopia.” He stated “as you acquire the special skills involved , the Los Angeles freeway become a special way of being alive.” Banham was a british architectul…

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  • 202 Freeway Case Study

    When people who live in Arizona think of South Mountain, they tend to think of family hikes and the beautiful wildlife in the area. Sadly, this perception of South Mountain may not be the same for future Arizonans if the expansion of the 202 Freeway takes place. The expansion of the 202 Freeway should be stopped due to the environmental impacts it would have such as the destruction of natural land and wildlife in that area. Another concern for the expansion of the 202 Freeway would be the…

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  • Analysis Of Frank Romero's 'Going To The Olympics'

    In the mural the very first thing that people would see would be the cars themselves, since the mural is relatively tall and is located on the side of a freeway which allows the drivers passing by to relate to the art piece, this in the end evokes the idea that this metropolitan city of Los Angeles is a haven town and should be recognized as a very beautiful city. Cars are a very important way of life here in the modern era, especially in a huge city such as this, and providing the audience with…

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  • Analysis Of The Freeway In Joan Didion's Play It As It As It Lays

    The Escape of the Freeway in Didion 's Play it As it Lays The absence or termination of life or existence provokes an act of escape. Escape from a life of nothingness can be both a healing mechanism and the discovery of purpose in an individuals life. Maria Wyeth 's intensity of denial and passivity devour every single one of her actions throughout Joan Didion 's Play It As It Lays. It seems as if nothing really gives genuine meaning in Maria 's life, however, something she does possess is…

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  • Freeway 405: Racial Desegregation In The United States

    Los Angeles has the reputation of having the worst traffic in the world, and of course, everyone would spend more time tapping brakes on freeways if it was Thanksgiving. The picture of the jammed 405 Freeway depicts the Thanksgiving rush in Los Angeles well, and people make fun by saying that the freeway 405 has the name because “it takes you '4 o' 5' hours to get anywhere.” () Driving on Freeway 405 is infuriating not only because drivers have to drive slowly, but also because when everyone…

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  • Randy Steven Kraft: The Scorecard Killer And The Freeway Killer

    In the early 1970’s through the early to mid 1980’s there was a series of murders with the victims were young men, who were raped, tortured, and mutilated. The American serial killer known as the “Scorecard Killer” and the “Freeway Killer” was Randy Steven Kraft. Convicted of 16 murders and believed to be guilty of 51 other murders, suspected to have claimed more victims then Patrick Kearney and William Bonin combined. Randy Kraft was born in California, which is the state where all of his…

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  • Tropic Of Orange Literary Analysis

    Social Space and Mobility of the Freeway In Yamashita’s Tropic of Orange, space is a crucial element to the novel that affects the major characters throughout the plot. Space is constantly changing in the novel, especially with the magic realism in the novel. Social space in particular is a key aspect of the plot and influences the events in the story. In the social space of the freeway in the novel, the freeway offers mobility to each of the characters, however, not all the characters are able…

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