S2 E25: The Poughkeepsie Killer Part 2

Despite multiple technical issues (including the death of Beth’s computer), a fit of hiccups and a laughter attack, in Fruitloops Season 2 episode 25, Wendy & Beth get into Part 2 of the story of Kendall Francois, aka “The Poughkeepsie Killer”, a black serial killer from Poughkeepsie, New York. Francois was convicted of killing eight women from 1996 to 1998.  He hid all of the bodies inside his parents home, where he lived with them. He was unusual because he killed outside of his race.

As usual we close out the show with some shout outs, crime news and of course, some tips on how not to get shmurdered.  

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How Not to Get Murdered

Safety Apps :  Circle of 6 recruits friends when you’re in an emergency situation. As the name suggests, you register six friends as primary contacts. Tapping the app will display three buttons: A pushpin, a phone call and chat. The pushpin sends an automatic text message, complete with your GPS location, to your six friends.  The call button sends your location and a request that they call you about an “emergency.” The chat icon is in case you just need to talk.

Similar apps include OnWatch and PanicGuard.

bSafe makes it easy to connect with friends and family while you’re out on a date. Unlike Circle of 6, it also lets them see your phone’s location at any time.

Other functions include a timer that will contact your friends if you haven’t checked in, letting them know you might be in danger. The alarm has a PIN code so that your potential attacker can’t send the notice for you.

Finally, if you feel in danger, you can push an alert button that will notify your contacts and send them your GPS location as well as a video you’ve recorded through the app.

Apps like Hollaback let people share their stories of harassment with a description of the attacker and location.

Not all abuse is physical, however, and not all victims report assaults.

A few discreet apps attempt to help.

One Love My Plan is aimed at women ages 18 to 24, who are statistically more at risk of abuse. It asks questions about their relationship, then offers a safety plan and places to get help.

For help during a crisis,it’s best to call 911 or the National Domestic Violence hotline (1-800-799-7233), as their response times can be much faster than any app.

Shout Outs

Speaking of Racism Podcast.  Keep in mind that this is a safe space. We may not always say the right things but we are saying something and nothing gets fixed if we don’t talk about it.  

Special on Netflix about a gay young 28 year old man who also has Cerebral Paulsy.  He has a plus size beautiful supportive south east Asian female friend, an overbearing mother. It’s really funny, Netflix original and only 1 season so far but its excellent.

Crime News

Fearing a Serial Killer Has Been Targeting Black Women in Chicago for 20 Years, Activists Push Police to Start a Probe

https://www.theroot.com/fearing-a-serial-killer-has-been-targeting-black-women-1834229413

Footnotes

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kendall_Francois

http://murderpedia.org/male.F/f/francois-kendall.htm

https://killer.cloud/serial-killers/show/168/kendall-francois

https://www.nytimes.com/1998/09/05/nyregion/body-found-inside-house-is-unexpected.html

https://real-life-villains.fandom.com/wiki/Kendall_Francois

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/53749529/mckinley-h_-francois

https://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/books/the-spider-and-the-fly-tangled-strands-between-a-reporter-and-a-serial-killer/

http://charleyproject.org/case/michelle-carol-eason

https://missoulian.com/how-a-reporter-s-talks-with-a-serial-killer-helped/article_11ec7acc-2477-5648-a98a-120a276195f5.html

Spokane Washington Serial Killer https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Lee_Yates

Videos

Blood, Lies and Alibis https://youtu.be/spQpm0U5Ukc

Most Evil, S3 E7 “Deceptive Killers”

Books

Nightcrawler by Mark Gado https://crimescape.com/book/nightcrawler-a-true-crime-short/

The Spider and The Fly by Claudia Rowe https://www.amazon.com/Spider-Fly-Reporter-Serial-Meaning/dp/0062497626

Music

Make Thirst a Joy used by permission of Marlene Miller, Find her Facebook and Instagram under SEMNCHY, or marlenemiller138@gmail.com

Abyss by Alasen: ●https://soundcloud.com/alasenhttps://twitter.com/icemantraphttps://instagram.com/icemanbass/https://soundcloud.com/therealfrozenguy
Wayo Wayo – Summer Edition by wellman Ft: JhonBlack, cdk´s synth http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/wellman/22358
Furious Freak by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com
Licensed under Creative Commons By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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