He craves attention to serve his cause. The effect that took place was that the hostage taker was out to have a good time and meant no harm to anyone. He proved that he could take control of the whole situation if he wanted to.Raffaele Minichielo, an Italian born- US Marine, pulled off one of the most spectacular air plane hijackings ever undertaken. Wolfe explains in this hilarious account how the hostage taker took his hostages on a wild trip from Los Angeles to Rome. Though Raffaele had grown up in the United States, his English was quite poor and he felt quite awkward and gauche to ask American girls out on dates. Though he was decorated for bravery having served in the Vietnam War, he drank six beers and broke into a PX and stole merchandise worth $200, before passing out. When he came to, he asked his Commanding officer to bring him the good news but was shocked to find that they had slapped him down with a court martial which would ruin his whole career. The hostage taker craves for attention to serve his cause (192). As Wolfe quotes one of thehostage takers saying, “No possible “ransom”, or “prisoner release” could compare to the ecstasy of this moment – when for a change I have these people whimpering like dogs at my feet” (192). The hostage taker describes how exhilarating it feels to take control of the lives of other humans.The crimes committed in modern times are not the kind of crimes that were committed in the 70’s. They are more sophisticated and planned more thoroughly. An example of the perfect crime of 2007 would be that of the Coco Cola Company whose employees (3 of them) tried to sell the trade secrets of the company for a huge sum of money. The company alerted the FBI who took immediate action. An undercover FBI agent posed as the buyer and met the employees who handed them the Coco Cola Company’s trade secrets and crucial information of the new product which was about to be launched. The agent received the information in a manila envelope and he handed over a huge sum of money stating that he would give the rest when he is furnished with more information. When enough evidence was gathered, they closed down on them as they were found guilty. They are now serving their sentences after being slapped down with a huge fine. In today’s sophisticated and complex world, even the
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