„Serial killers do, on a small scale, what governments do on a large one. They are a product of the times and these are bloodthirsty times. Even psychopaths have emotions if you dig deep enough. Then again, maybe they don't.“

Interview with Mike Watkiss. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uA6MkH9BHMg

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