Events during 1986 before encountering evidence of a |
(Hate Crime Scene during October of 1998)
History Prior to the Hate Crime Scene EncounterFor a narrative of events leading up to the Hate Crime Scene, with commentary and conclusions outside the scope of this example, please see: Investigations
1986: Shortly after hosting a Christmas Party for my family, my girlfriend attempts suicide, and I find myself groping on my hands and knees on the floor of my apartment with no light in my imagination for what might have caused such a thing to occur. At the Christmas dinner, my brother referred to the need to keep children on leashes - like animals, to prevent them from 'getting away' in dangerous or crowded situations. He was also the object of my girlfriends attention at the dinner table, though I tried not to betray my emotions at the time.