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The Brick SlayerA series of brutal home invasions terrified Los Angeles in 1937 They ended in Chicago a year later with the arrest of African American teenager Robert Nixon igniting racial tensions in an already appallingly divided cityTortured in custody and portrayed by the press in the most lurid and flagrantly racist terms. In 1937 Los Angeles was terrorized by a killer wielding a brick Five women were killed Their heads smashed in In 1938 similar attacks started in Chicago Robert Nixon was arrested following a double murder because he had blood on his clothes and scratches on his hands The young black man was vilified in the press called the Brick Moron'' and described in blatantly racist terms Nixon was also abused beaten and threatened while in custody He was held for a full two weeks without counsel facing constant threats and interrogation by police until he confessed to multiple crimes Was he a thief and criminal Yes Did he the brutal murders he was charged with Probably But he should never have been brutalized depicted in the press as being like a jungle animal'' and held without charge or representation This case was used as the basis for Robert Wright's novel Native Son The Brick Slayer is about the killings in Los Angeles and Chicago that Nixon was executed for Schechter presents the facts about the killings and the treatment of Nixon while in custody The story was well presented but difficult to listen to just because of the nature of the murders and the horrible treatment of Nixon I listened to the audio book version of this story The audio lasts just under an hour and is narrated by Steven Weber Weber reads at a nice even pace and is easily understandable I have partial hearing loss but was easily able to hear and understand the entire novella The Brick Slayer is 4th story in the Bloodlands Collection from Audible Originals The collection presents six true crime stories from the past all written by Schechter The Brick Slayer was by far the most brutal story in the collection so far Not just because of the murders but also because of the aftermath Nixon was abused horribly while in custody and then faced an all white jury In no way did he have a fair trial Even if he was guilty of all the murders he confessed to he still deserved to be treated according to the law and as a human being Made me sick to my stomach This is the first time I had heard of this caseI'm glad I listened to this story even though it was rough to hear Schechter is the author of several true crime novels After listening to the Bloodlands Collection I will definitely be checking out his other novels

Harold Schechter ã 7 review

Of Bloodlands a chilling collection of short page turning historical narratives from bestselling true crime master Harold Schechter Spanning a century in our nation’s murderous past Schechter resurrects nearly forgotten tales of madmen and thrill killers that dominated the most sensational headlines of their d. Part of Exploring the dark heart of US history true crime master Harold Schechter reveals six sensational but nearly forgotten acts of carnage and bloodlust that shocked the nation From a diabolical Kansas family down the road from Laura Ingalls Wilder to an Elvis inspired “rebel” to the country’s first mass shooter these chilling criminals dominated the headlines—and nightmares—of their day

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The Brick Slayer characters ô 7 î A series of brutal home invasions terrified Los Angeles in 1937 They ended in Chicago a year later with the arrest of African American teenager Robert Nixon igniting racial tensions in an already appallingly divided cityTortured in custody and portrayed by the press in the most lurid and flagrantly racist terms NixoNixon faced an all white jury It would be the fastest conviction in the history of Cook County Used as inspiration for Richard Wright’s classic social protest novel Native Son the case against Nixon is a still relevant examination of bigotry suppressed rage and the making of a murdererThe Brick Slayer is part. An Short about a series of brutal murders of women in the 1930's in LA and Chicago The suspect was apprehended but since he was black he was tortured by the police and his confession was tainted It made no difference times being what they were I don't know why Harold Schecter wrote this and I don't know why I read it either