This Day in Jewish History, 1977 'Son of Sam’ Caught; Asks 'What Took So Long?’

After terrorizing New York for a year in the late 1970s with shooting attacks that targeted young women with long, dark hair and that he later said were commanded by a dog, Berkowitz was arrested.

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On August 10, 1977, David Berkowitz was finally arrested for the year-long “Son of Sam” murder spree that had terrorized New York for a year and prompted the biggest manhunt in the city’s history. After being...