In the latest episode of the Token Majority podcast, Melanie and Ruby take on True Crime and Netflix’s new series Dahmer – Monster: the Jeffrey Dahmer Story. After 14-year-old Konerak Sinthasomphone escaped from Jeffrey Dahmer’s apartment on May 27, 1991, the police received multiple phone calls from concerned neighbors who believed he was a minor (true) who was being abused (true). The police escorted the boy back to Dahmer’s apartment, where he was killed 30 minutes later. Dahmer went on to kill four more men before being caught on July 22, 1991. Several families, including Sinthasomphone’s, filed claims against the responding police officers and the City of Milwaukee for wrongful death. All were dismissed by the trial court, but one settled for $850,000.00. Melanie and Ruby discuss why the cases shook out the way they did and share other details about the untold civil lawsuits filed by Jeffrey Dahmer’s victims and their families. This is part one of a two-part series about Jeffrey Dahmer.

Part One