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Last Rampage The Escape of Gary TisonNear the Mexican border Next to the Gunfight at the OK Corral this is the most sensational crime story in Arizona histo. 375

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characters Last Rampage The Escape of Gary Tison ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ In 1978 convicted murderer Gary Tison escaped from an Arizona prison with the help of his three sons Over the following two weeks Tison and his gang roamed the Southwest murdering six people before confronting police In 1978 convicted murderer Gary Tison escaped from an Arizona prison with the help of his three sons Over the following. In late July 1978 Gary Tison and Randy Greenawalt both convicted killers escaped from the Arizona State Prison during broad daylight with the help of Gary's three sons Before being captured less than three weeks later the pair had brutally murdered 6 people one a small baby Up until the prison escape Gary's sons had never been in trouble yet they stood by and watched as their father shotgunned a family and honeymooning couple Why This is one of the fundamental uestions asked by James W Clarke in his narrative of the Tison escape Last Rampage The Escape of Gary Tison The book is also a searing indictment of the Arizona Penal system during the seventies Warden Caldwell had been warned of the planned escape on several occasions both by Gary's brother Joe and the Texas police authorities who discovered the escape plan after capturing a pilot during a drug bust The pilot revealed he was supposed to fly the escapees to Mexico after the breakout     Everyone who knew Tison agreed he was a calculating and manipulative individual who could be very persuasive and a master of sycophantic attention to those in authority he needed something from Here was a man convicted of several armed robberies who had killed a prison guard unnecessarily during an escape with a gun undoubtedly provided by his wife and who was suspected of killing several inmates yet who was allowed to transfer to the minimum security wing of the prison The family who saw Tison only briefly for a few months when he was out on parole promptly violated created a melange of myth and fantasy nurtured by his wife Dorothy She always maintained he was imprisoned unjustly that it was all a frame up and that he could never hurt anyone Gary was totally solicitous toward the boys during that brief time and despite overwhelming evidence they could not see his sociopathological personality They mistook his shrewdness and manipulative skills for intelligence and sound judgment; his impulsiveness and independence they mistook for courage and integrity; his lack of empathy and toughness they mistook for strength of character Only when Gary blew the head off the baby did the boys discover how wrong they were They still failed to leave or stop the bloodletting Clarke speculates that it has something to do with a trait inherent in most of us an unuestioning obedience to authority He cites the 1963 Milgram studies done at Yale where 65% of subjects continued to administer what they believed to be lethal electrical shocks to innocent victims for no other reason than Milgram told them to It was not a uestion of right or wrong but subjugation to an authority figure The situation controlled behavior rather than an individual's morality An individual's guilt transfers to the authority figure The boys knew their father was in charge and he was responsible for the killing; they therefore felt no guilt or remorse I suspect many Nazis felt similarly     Ironically the Tisons probably would have escaped had Gary not been so obsessed with wanting to kill his brother Joe another unsavory character who had informed the authorities about Gary's second attempt to obtain an airplane By wasting time looking for Joe they gave police time to set up a roadblock actually not intended for the Tisons which they stumbled on and tried to shoot their way through The book is an interesting study in motivation and corruption

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Two weeks Tison and his gang roamed the Southwest murdering six people before confronting police in a bloody shootout. Compelling read Clarke's meticulous mastery of all aspects of this story from the incompetence corruption of prison officials to the involvement of organized crime and the psychological dynamics of a totally dysfunctional family makes for a terrific sensitive telling of this tragedy I'm very much looking forward to the movie being released this week which has a great cast a script by the author