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    Charles Manson - Then and Now

    Charles Manson, (aka Charles Milles Maddox), the self-proclaimed "Messiah" who presided over a commune-style group known as the "Manson Family" was convicted in 1971 in California in a trial covering a total of 27 count indictments against he and members of the 'family' for the murders of seven persons, including actress Sharon Tate, (who was pregnant at the time of the murder), coffee heiress Abigail Folger, supermarket executive Leno LaBianca and his wife, Rosemary.

    For those unfamiliar with the case: Charles Manson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    In 1972, the death sentences of all Manson Family members were commuted to life imprisonment secondary to the case of California v. Anderson, wherein the death penalty was ruled "cruel and unusual" and was temporarily abolished until reinstated by Consititutional Amendment. Since being commuted, Manson has been denied parole eleven times as of 2007, his next opportunity coming in 2012.

    Was justice done in the cases affected? Should those sentenced to death by California's penal system have had their sentences reversed? Should Manson and his followers have been executed as originally sentenced?

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    Quote Originally Posted by countybear View Post
    Should Manson and his followers have been executed as originally sentenced?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Cap'n I would like to add to that:


    I really don't think it will ever happen but as long as he is alive there is a possibility of him being out again, through escape, a fluke, or something.
    He is evil incarnate.
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    Absolutely yes. I've read a lot about it and a friend of mine recently released a documentary about the Manson murders.

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    Do they need someone to flip the switch?
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    I'd volunteer to put him down personally.

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    I could go on a rant here, but I need to head to work.

    The only good thing about them not having the death penalty reinstated is being able to write to the parole board to demand they be denied....otherwise all their commuted sentences did was keep Manson in the limelight. It would be nice to see the victims stories out there more, they are too often forgotten.

    Leslie Van Houten is up again this year....start writing or e-mailing now.

    Susan Atkins is dying of brain cancer....hopefully soon....she was denied compassionate release after the outraged response to her request last year.

    I'll add more later.....
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    Is it worse to die by execution or to slowly rot away in prison from natural causes? I'll bet the 2nd is worse, so I'll say no, they should not be executed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Loblaw View Post
    Is it worse to die by execution or to slowly rot away in prison from natural causes? I'll bet the 2nd is worse, so I'll say no, they should not be executed.
    Depends on whether or not, as an American taxpayer, you want to foot the bill for housing this piece of trash and his cohorts.

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    I would hazard an opinion that Charles Manson is not "rotting away" in prison. Prison has simply provided him a home and allows him a forum in the public eye every few years. The sooner this trash dies and is gone, the better.
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    Did he get his swastika touched up? The picture comparison from booking to now, the swastika is very different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by keith720 View Post
    I would hazard an opinion that Charles Manson is not "rotting away" in prison. Prison has simply provided him a home and allows him a forum in the public eye every few years. The sooner this trash dies and is gone, the better.
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