Footage of racially motivated serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin
shortly after his arrest in 1980. Franklin (born James Clayton Vaughn
Jr.) went on a three year murder spree across America, targeting Jews,
African Americans and interracial couples. In 1978, he attempted to
murder Hustler publisher Larry Flynt. He made the decision when
he saw photographs depicting an interracial couple in a Hustler magazin.
The attack left Flynt paralyzed from the waist down. Franklin also
confessed to shooting civil rights activist Vernon Jordan Jr. in
1980 after he had seen him interacting with a white woman. He was
officially convicted of eight murders but reportedly confessed to more.
In 1997, Franklin was sentenced to death for his crimes. He was executed
by lethal injection on November 20, 2013. Before his execution,
Franklin claimed to have changed his views. In his last interview,
Franklin told the interviewer that he had contact to many inmates of
different race, adding “I saw they were people just like us.”