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Former Manson Family killer Bruce Davis granted parole
Reuters ^ | March 12, 2014 | Dan Whitcomb

Posted on 03/14/2014 8:37:32 PM PDT by Beowulf9

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former Manson Family member Bruce Davis, who was sentenced to life in prison for two 1969 murders carried out with other members of the cult, was granted parole on Wednesday by a California parole board, although it was not certain he would be freed.

Davis' parole must still be affirmed by California Governor Jerry Brown, who reversed a similar decision by the same board last year, saying that the 71-year-old convicted killer remained a danger to the public.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; family; manson; murders; parole

1 posted on 03/14/2014 8:37:32 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9

Leave him in until he assumes room temperature.


2 posted on 03/14/2014 8:39:47 PM PDT by DJlaysitup
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To: Beowulf9

This is why you execute convicted murderers. Always. Quickly.


3 posted on 03/14/2014 8:39:55 PM PDT by TheDon (Californians are losing their right to keep and bear firearms one firearm at a time.)
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To: Beowulf9

Moonbeam will let him out this time?


4 posted on 03/14/2014 8:40:11 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Beowulf9

Wonder how often Mr. Davis has looked back on his life and wondered “what the hell was I thinking”? Wasted life.


5 posted on 03/14/2014 8:41:35 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Jet Jaguar; Beowulf9
I think it's almost certain that Brown will veto it. Besides, is there anyone out there really lobbying for this guy to get out?

Is this the guy who is a born again Christian now?

6 posted on 03/14/2014 8:46:45 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Jet Jaguar

Moonbeam will let him out this time?


If the guy promises to vote Dem yeah..Obama is happy, he just gained another voter in the November election


7 posted on 03/14/2014 8:47:37 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: doc1019

He became a born again Christian, joined a ministry, met and married a woman in that ministry, had a now-adult daughter with her, and divorces her in the last 40 years in prison.


8 posted on 03/14/2014 8:51:22 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Are born again Christians a big Obama voting block?


9 posted on 03/14/2014 8:51:59 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

They should never let these killers out


10 posted on 03/14/2014 8:52:04 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

I bet they won’t. No one wants to let them out. Even groups that want practically all prisoners out aren’t going to waste their good will on the Manson people.


11 posted on 03/14/2014 8:53:12 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

WOW! Talk about a misshapen life. He became a born again Christian, met a married woman and had a daughter. Was the daughter by the married women? Was she divorced when the blessed event happened?

Not sounding like a Christian like life to me.

By the way, the heading says he is 71, but the article says he is 79?


12 posted on 03/14/2014 9:04:19 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: nickcarraway

I would just assume any murderer would be an Obama voting block


13 posted on 03/14/2014 9:05:17 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Beowulf9

California where a life sentence only applies to the victims, he, Manson and the rest should have been fried. Damn Brown and Bird to hell!


14 posted on 03/14/2014 9:24:00 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: doc1019
Wait! You didn't read what I wrote closely. He met a woman with the ministry and got married to her, and they had a daughter while the two of them were married. Later they divorced. Just to be clear. However, I don't know anything other than the couple of sentences they wrote in some of the articles. But there is no indication she was married when he met her.

It is kind of weird that he met, married, had a chils with, and then divorced a woman all while in prison.

15 posted on 03/14/2014 9:39:46 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: doc1019
By the way, the heading says he is 71, but the article says he is 79?

It is Manson, not this guy, who is now 79. Yep, ole Charlie has lived a long and pleasant life at the expense of the CA taxpayers. I don't think being in prison has bothered that weird little freak in the slightest.

Manson was originally sentenced to death for the murder spree that horrified the nation in the late 1960s but was spared execution after the California Supreme Court declared the death penalty unconstitutional in 1972.

16 posted on 03/14/2014 9:45:02 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: nickcarraway

My bad, I read to fast. My first read left me with the impression that he met a married women and married her. I apologize.


17 posted on 03/14/2014 9:52:45 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Sarah Barracuda
If the guy promises to vote Dem yeah..Obama is happy, he just gained another voter in the November election

Can't vote until the probation is discharged ... then again, since we have virtually no checks in California to see if someone is eligible to vote, nothing stops him from voting for a rat.

18 posted on 03/14/2014 10:10:16 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: Beowulf9

You gotta be kidding!


19 posted on 03/14/2014 11:04:44 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda; nickcarraway

I cannot picture Manson’s crew of doper rodents practicing safe sex.
Have wondered for years if their are infants buried at one of his hideouts. Speculated on this with my wife but have never seen any public questioning of the possibility.


20 posted on 03/15/2014 12:19:40 AM PDT by Rockpile
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To: nickcarraway

I think that it is great that he is a born again Christian. I hope that he can continue being a witness of the Gospel to those in prison, and can share in their situation as a fellow prisoner.

God can forgive anyone - even Charles Manson (or his followers). Me? Probably not. And even if I would/could forgive someone of something, doesn’t mean I don’t want justice on this earth served.


21 posted on 03/15/2014 12:26:30 AM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: 21twelve

I don’t know whether he’s sincere in his beliefs or not, but either way, he should stay in jail for the duration.


22 posted on 03/15/2014 1:48:11 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Now they should charge him for “room and board” for all those years he lived in one of OUR houses, ate our food and etc.


23 posted on 03/15/2014 4:34:48 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Jet Jaguar

Walter Lippmann, in “Public Opinion” said politicians preferred either to do a large number of small things for a large number of people, or, to do something for an individual so obscure that the fact they took notice at all is a glowing sign of magnanimity. You’d think, though, that after Dukakis got so badly hurt by Willie Horton they’d think twice about letting convicted murders go.

As you may recall, Dukakis was a shoo-in for president. But as governor he’d been giving weekend furloughs to men serving life for murder. Convicted murderer Willie Horton would leave prison on Friday nights and check back in on Sunday night. All day Saturday and Sunday he was murdering people.


24 posted on 03/15/2014 4:39:47 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Beowulf9

I guess “life in prison” means 45 years in the California Penal System.

I wonder when Charlie himself gets out?


25 posted on 03/15/2014 5:03:33 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Beowulf9

When does “life” mean “life?” Never in the legal system.


26 posted on 03/15/2014 5:15:53 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ("There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Beowulf9

This case, and other cases, demonstrate why “life in prison” doesn’t mean what is stated. Sooner or later almost all of these “things” are released back into society. At our peril.

The death penalty is the correct answer to those who murder. By their actions they have forfeited their right to live.


27 posted on 03/15/2014 5:50:06 AM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: OldPossum
"The death penalty is the correct answer to those who murder. By their actions they have forfeited their right to live."

This may sound draconian to some, but IMHO, capital punishment ought to be on the table as an option for prosecutors for any crime in which the victim would have been justified resisting with deadly force.

In such cases, it is the criminal who has openly declared the fruits of the crime were of a greater value than their own life. Let them reap that harvest.

28 posted on 03/15/2014 6:02:13 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: nickcarraway

Everyone sentenced to death row, even if reprieved, winds up be a born again Christian sooner or later.


29 posted on 03/15/2014 6:45:20 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: Beowulf9

He’ll still be a ward of the state at that age.


30 posted on 03/15/2014 6:48:58 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: Beowulf9; GeronL; Revolting cat!
Davis has been serving a life sentence in a California state prison since his 1972 conviction for the murders of music teacher Gary Hinman, who was stabbed to death in July 1969, and stunt man Donald "Shorty" Shea, who was killed the following month...

Steve Grogan, a Manson Family member who was convicted of murdering Shea at Manson's direction, was released in the mid-1980s.

How can 2 people be convicted of the SAME murder? Not contributing TO the person's death, but actual murder?

Jay Sebring. invited Steve McQueen to join them that night. He opted for a private "affair" instead.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2057769/Steve-McQueen-Wife-beater-drug-taker-relentless-philanderer-brutal-truth-actor.html

31 posted on 03/15/2014 6:49:43 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: Rockpile
I cannot picture Manson’s crew of doper rodents practicing safe sex. Have wondered for years if their are infants buried at one of his hideouts. Speculated on this with my wife but have never seen any public questioning of the possibility.

Manson had several kids. So did other family members having orgies in the commune.

People aren't supposed to talk about them today.

32 posted on 03/15/2014 6:53:44 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: Gen.Blather

Dukakis was a “shoo in” for president the same as Fritz Mondale was.

It was a media spun myth. So was the “Massachusetts Miracle”.

After 8 years of Reagan, the Left wanted control again.


33 posted on 03/15/2014 6:55:15 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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