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  • The right call on Manson follower

    07/28/2016 8:31:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 28, 2016 | Dennis Lund
    It’s hard to believe it has been almost fifty years since the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders of 1969. Unfortunately, we are reminded of these murders on too regular a basis. They were again in the news recently when Gov. Brown overruled the parole board’s recommendation to release Leslie Van Houten, one of several Manson Family members convicted of murder. Good call -- she is where she belongs. If you lived in southern California at the time, you likely have strong memories of those events. It was an unusually hot August that year, when the Tate murders hit the news. Six people...
  • California governor denies parole for Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten

    07/23/2016 9:48:09 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 23 July 2016 | By Associated Press
    California Gov. Jerry Brown denied parole for the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson who is serving a life sentence for killing a wealthy grocer and his wife more than 40 years ago. Brown overturned the recommendation of a parole board on Friday that found Leslie Van Houten was no-longer the violent young woman who committed a gruesome murder and was now fit for release. She has completed college degrees and been a model inmate. The Democratic governor acknowledged her success in prison and her youth at the time of the murders. However, he wrote in his decision...
  • Woman found near Manson murders IDed after 47 years

    Jurvetson's body was found Nov. 16, 1969, by a birdwatcher in dense brush off the iconic Mulholland Drive. She had been stabbed 150 times and didn't have identification. ... After going unidentified for years, Jurvetson eventually became known Jane Doe No. 59. The location and timing of her killing, just a few miles away from several Manson family murders, has long fueled speculation that Jurvetson's case was connected. ... Police said they used DNA to identify Jurvetson after her sister recognized a photo posted of the young woman's body online. The sister, Anne Jurvetson, told People that the "free-spirited and...
  • Psychopathic, Narcissistic Machiavellians The traits that make con artists, ... lawyers tick.

    02/27/2016 5:34:34 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 21 replies
    Slate ^ | 22 Feb, 2016 | Maria Konnikova
    Here's a question most anyone who learns I am researching confidence artists asks me: Are con artists clinical psychopaths-or are they just slightly more devious versions of our more conniving selves? Is it a qualitative difference between our small daily deceptions and the wiles of the confidence man, or is it just a simple matter of degree? 
 Robert Hare's Psychopathy Checklist-Revised, the most common assessment tool for antisocial, psychopathic behavior, looks for things like responsibility, remorse, pathological lying, manipulativeness, cunning, promiscuity and general impulsiveness, superficial charm, grandiosity, and the like. Score high enough, and you are labeled psychopathic,
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  • Charles Manson Found Dead At Age 80 (hoax)

    09/15/2015 6:19:51 AM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 75 replies
    Now8News.com ^ | September 14, 2015
    News 8 – Corcoran, California – Charles Manson, leader of the 1960’s cult group the ‘Manson Family’ was found dead in his Corcoran State Prison cell early Monday morning. Correction officers approached Manson’s cell after they heard strange noises of banging and hollering at approximately 3:17 AM on September 14. When they arrived at Manson’s cell, they found him on the ground with a slit throat –  alongside him, a suicide note which read:  “As I write this letter on September 14 at 2:20 AM, I feel my soul rising to greatness. I am God, a great leader. These children that...
  • Parole recommended for Charles Manson follower Bruce Davis

    08/28/2015 11:13:54 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Associated Press | August 27, 2015
    SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – After 43 years in prison, parole officials again say it is safe to free Charles Manson follower Bruce Davis. Parole commissioners recommended Thursday that Davis be paroled in the 1969 slayings of musician Gary Hinman and stuntman Donald "Shorty" Shea. It's the fourth time for such a recommendation, but the 72-year-old Davis remains imprisoned at California Men's Colony in San Luis Obispo.
  • Former LA Prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi Dies at 80

    06/09/2015 8:05:05 AM PDT · by Borges · 21 replies
    NBC L.A. ^ | 6/9/2015 | Jack Noyes and Kelly Goff
    Famed former prosecutor and author Vincent Bugliosi has died of cancer at age 80, family members said Monday night. Bugliosi was best known for successfully prosecuting Charles Manson and three followers for the 1969 murders of actress Sharon Tate and six other. He later co-wrote the book “Helter Skelter” detailing the Tate-LaBianca murder trial. Born in Hibbing, Minnesota, Bugliosi moved to LA in the 1960s, where he earned his law degree from UCLA. During his time with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office, he successfully secured convictions in 105 of 106 felony jury trials, including 21 murder cases. Bugliosi...
  • Charles Manson prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi dies at 80

    06/09/2015 6:06:06 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 21 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | June 09, 2015
    LOS ANGELES – Vincent Bugliosi, a prosecutor who parlayed his handling of the Charles Manson trial into a career as a bestselling author, has died, his son said Monday night. He was 80 years old. Bugliosi, who had struggled with cancer in recent years, died Saturday night at a hospital in Los Angeles, his son, Vincent Bugliosi Jr., told The Associated Press. Bugliosi Jr. said his father had "an unflagging dedication to justice" in everything he did.
  • NBC's Charles Manson Series 'Aquarius' With David Duchovny Set for May

    03/07/2015 8:34:03 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    NBC has set a May 28th start date for the Charles Manson miniseries Aquarius, which stars David Duchovny as a Los Angeles police officer in pursuit of the Helter Skelter cult leader in the period leading up to the Sharon Tate murder. Game of Thrones actor Gethin Anthony will portray Manson on the 13-episode "event series." Aquarius takes place in 1967 Los Angeles and follows Duchovny's Sgt. Sam Hodiak and a counterculture-infiltrating undercover cop played by Gray Damon as they investigate Manson and his "Family," the Wrap reports.
  • Charles Manson’s fiancée wanted to marry him for his corpse: source

    02/09/2015 10:59:12 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 57 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 8, 2015 | Bill Sanderson
    This plot was too crazy even for Charles Manson. Manson’s engagement to a woman 53 years his junior was part of a wild scheme of hers to profit by putting his body on public display after his death, says the author of an upcoming book. Manson’s fiancée, 27-year-old Afton Elaine Burton, known as Star, sought to wed the convicted mastermind of the Sharon Tate murder and eight other slayings so that she could gain possession of his corpse, according to journalist Daniel Simone. Burton and a pal, Craig Hammond, planned to lay out Manson’s remains in a glass crypt, Simone...
  • BOOM: What Do Charles Manson & Mohammed Have In Common?

    01/23/2015 12:33:09 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 21 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 1/23/15 | Donald Joy
    I like to refer to Islam as equivalent to the Manson Family on a global scale. Just how accurate is that? Let’s take a look. Ali Sina is a renowned ex-Muslim author, and founder of FaithFreedom.org. He writes, “I see Muhammed as a psychopath and Allah was nothing but his own alter-ego. He invented this bugaboo deity to fool people and ride them. Allah is no god and even if he was, Muhammed did not receive any revelations from him. Muhammed was a deranged man. He concocted this whole lie to fool people. He was no different than Jim Jones,...
  • AP EXCLUSIVE: CHARLES MANSON GETS MARRIAGE LICENSE

    11/17/2014 2:39:13 PM PST · by bkopto · 99 replies
    Breitbart/AP ^ | Nov 17, 2014 | staff
    Mass murderer Charles Manson has gotten a license to marry a 26-year-old woman who visits him in prison....
  • 25-Year-Old Planning to Marry Charles Manson Says “It’s What I Was Born For”

    08/11/2014 12:27:12 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 74 replies
    WTKR ^ | AUGUST 10, 2014 | MATT KNIGHT
    Afton Burton was 16 and living with her parents in Illinois when she discovered Charles Manson. Now, nine years later, her name is Star, she’s 25 years old, and she considers herself Charles Manson’s wife, even though it isn’t official yet. “He filed for the first round of paperwork,” says Star, who says she’s in love with the 79-year-old convicted murderer. “I’m completely with him, and he’s completely with me. It’s what I was born for, you know. I don’t know what else to say.” Star says she was first attracted to Manson after reading about ATWA, Manson’s environmental philosophy...
  • Charles Manson Granted Parole [HOAX]

    06/05/2014 7:04:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    Empire News ^ | June 4, 2014 | Aaron Smith
    Charles Manson Granted Parole Corcoran, California – One of the most famous killers in the American prison system will be walking free. On Tuesday Charles Manson, who is now 79 years old, was granted parole by the California Board of Parole and authorized by California Governor Jerry Brown. According to California Board of Parole Hearings Commissioner John Peck, prison overcrowding forced the prison board to re-evaluate prisoners that are elderly or those with serious illnesses. In February a panel of federal judges ordered California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) two more years to reduce chronic prison overcrowding that has cost the...
  • Vegetarians are Evil

    04/01/2014 10:32:59 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 18 replies
    vegetariansareevil.com ^ | vegetariansareevil.com
    Found this website that is interesting: Vegetarians are Evil; Vegan & Vegetarian Killers The following is a list of vegetarians who were also killers: Pol Pot, Vegan despot and mass murderer Out of a population of approximately 8 million, Pol Pot's regime exterminated one quarter, or almost 2 million people. Charles Manson - Vegan Animal Rights Activist Manson was an environmentalist and animal rights activist concerned about damage to the environment and pollution. Volkert van der Graaf, vegan killer Volkert was also a member of a group called the "Furious Potatoes" (De Ziedende Bintjes), a group that carries out illegal,...
  • 10 Chilling New Things About Charles Manson Detailed in His New Biography

    08/12/2013 10:35:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    LA Weekly ^ | Mon., Aug. 12 2013 | Sarah Fenske
    There's a new biography of Charles Manson out this month -- which seems like the last thing America needs, in light of the reams of print that have already been devoted to the wannabe pop star who led his "family" to commit nine murders in the summer of 1969, terrifying Los Angeles. And yet Manson: The Life of Times and Charles Manson by Jeff Guinn is riveting, a thoroughly researched biography that manages to be a breezy page-turner. Even those who've already read extensively about the Manson murders and their aftermath may find new insight into the pint-sized West Virginia-born...
  • Why Do We Boycott 'Ender's Game' But Give Roman Polanski An Oscar?

    08/03/2013 12:43:41 PM PDT · by Ripliancum · 76 replies
    policy mic ^ | 7/1/2013 | Angie Hartley
    Orson Scott Card, whose science-fiction book Ender's Game is being released as a film, is a conservative Mormon with a long history of attacking gay people and their rights. He's also one of the most respected sci-fi writers of all time. This has really got sci-fi fans and gay rights activists in a moral dilemma as the momentum for the film builds up to its November 1 release. Orson Scott Card has gone far beyond opposing gay marriage. In 1990, he wrote in Mormon publication Sunstone Magazine, “Laws against homosexual behavior should remain on the books, not to be indiscriminately...
  • Manson family member Leslie Van Houten is again denied freedom

    06/05/2013 6:19:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 99 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 5, 2013 | Andrew Blankstein
    A parole board on Wednesday rejected Manson family member Leslie Van Houten's 19th attempt to win freedom. The board also decided she could not seek parole again for five years. Van Houten, 63, was convicted of murder and conspiracy in the 1969 killings of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca in their home in Los Feliz. She has repeatedly been denied bids for parole over the last four decades. “Given the brutality of the murders of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca and Van Houten’s willing and active participation in this evil, pre-planned and violent crime, we are pleased with the parole board’s decision...
  • California governor weighs parole for Charles Manson follower

    02/03/2013 5:15:15 PM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | February 2, 2013 | Michael Martinez and Kyung Lah
    California Gov. Jerry Brown is considering whether to grant parole to a convicted murderer who followed notorious killer Charles Manson, a spokeswoman for the governor said. Brown's office received a formal recommendation from the state board parole Friday to release Bruce Davis, 70, who would be the first Manson "family" member to secure freedom solely for good behavior. Brown has 30 days -- or until March 3 -- to either modify, affirm or reverse the parole board's recommendation, a corrections spokeswoman said. In 2010, Davis secured his first formal recommendation for parole by the state board, but then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger...
  • Parole Recommended for Fmr. Manson Follower Bruce Davis

    10/04/2012 4:50:58 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies
    ktla.com ^ | Oct. 4, 2012
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The California Parole Board has recommended parole for convicted killer and former Charles Manson associate, Bruce Davis. Bruce Davis' 27th parole hearing was postponed back in June after Davis reported feeling ill, the L.A. County district attorney’s office said. The suitability finding is subject to a 120-day decision review period during which the Governor may reverse, modify, affirm or decline to review the Board’s decision. Davis is serving 2 life sentences for the 1969 slayings of musician Gary Hinman and stuntman Donald "Shorty" Shea.
  • Exclusive: New Evidence Possible in Manson Family Murders

    05/24/2012 6:18:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 34 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | May 24, 2012 | Olsen Ebright and Patrick Healy
    Possible new evidence has surfaced in the Manson Family murders and police are poised to hear it for the first time, according to documents obtained by NBC4. In a letter dated March 19, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck requested "eight hours or so" of audio recordings between attorney Bill Boyd and his then-client Charles "Tex" Watson, according to a U.S. bankruptcy filing. Watson, the former right-hand man of Charles Manson, is currently serving a life sentence for his involvement in the 1969 Manson Family murders. Although the LAPD has yet to receive the recordings, police believe the interviews could contain information...
  • Charles Manson, now 77, gets new chance at parole

    04/06/2012 8:43:12 AM PDT · by jmcenanly · 76 replies
    Q13Fox.com ^ | 4:09 p.m. PDT, April 5, 2012 | Charles Manson, now 77, gets new chance at parole Shelby Grad and Andrew Blankstein
    LOS ANGELES— This post has been corrected. See the note below. After 11 failed bids for freedom, notorious killer Charles Manson, now 77, is up for parole later this month. The parole board rejected his bid in 2007, saying Manson [For the record, 9:42 a.m. April 5: An earlier version of this post incorrectly gave the killer's last name as Mason.] "continues to pose an unreasonable danger to others and may still bring harm to anyone he would come in contact with." Manson refused to participate in that hearing, describing himself as a "prisoner of the political system." He also...
  • Poor Charles Manson. The green lobby's mainstreaming of nutty apocalyptic thinking has robbed him

    04/20/2011 8:08:59 PM PDT · by Jim 726 · 13 replies · 1+ views
    So crazy old Charles Manson, one-time aspiring pop star turned murderous cult leader, has come out as an environmentalist. In his first interview for 20 years, Manson says in imitable unhinged-hippy style: “Everyone’s God and if we don’t wake up to that there’s going to be no weather because our polar caps are melting because we’re doing bad things to the atmosphere. If we don’t change that as rapidly as I’m speaking to you now, if we don’t put the green back on the planet and put the trees back that we’ve butchered, if we don’t go to war against...
  • Charles Manson breaks silence to warn of global warming

    04/19/2011 7:49:57 AM PDT · by ETL · 52 replies
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | Apr 19, 2011 | Fiona Govan
    Charles Manson, the notorious cult leader, has broken a 20-year silence in an interview from his prison cell to warn the world of an impending apocalypse due to global warming. In a series of rambling interviews from his Californian jail, the man who brainwashed members of his commune known as "The Manson Family" into butchering eight people on two nights in August 1969 described himself as a "very mal hombre". Among those stabbed in the killing spree was Sharon Tate, the wife of film director Roman Polanski, who was eight months pregnant with his child. [snip] Refusing to discuss whether...
  • Global warming must be true, Charles Manson believes in it. Killer breaks 20-year silence (edit)

    04/18/2011 11:14:50 AM PDT · by Stoat · 39 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | April 18, 2011
    (edit)He told Vanity Fair Spain magazine: 'You have to accept yourself as God. You have to realise you’re just the Devil just as much as you’re God, that you’re everything and you’re nothing at all.'Europe is the United States just as much as the United States is America and America is Europe.'Manson, who started championing environmental causes from behind bars, told his inteviewer: 'Everyone’s God and if we don’t wake up to that there’s going to be no weather because our polar caps are melting because we’re doing bad things to the atmosphere.'If we don’t change that as rapidly as...
  • Charles Manson's Attorney Asks Obama For Help

    02/22/2011 6:55:37 PM PST · by jakerobins · 44 replies
    Charles Manson's lawyer has just sent a fax to President Obama, asking for mercy. Giovanni Di Stefano -- known as "The Devil's Advocate" -- tells TMZ, he wants the Prez to set Manson free. Di Stefano -- who has also repped the likes of Saddam Hussein -- says Manson was nothing more than a cult leader, not a murderer -- Manson didn't do the killing. Di Stefano says at worst, Manson is guilty of telling his followers to "do something witchy" -- never specifying murder. Di Stefano complains, "Manson has been made out in America to be the Satan of...
  • Soros-funded Criminals Lobby Sparks Prison Revolt

    12/24/2010 3:36:10 PM PST · by detective · 11 replies · 2+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | December 24, 2010 | Cliff Kincaid
    Convicted serial killer Charles Manson, whose deranged followers killed a pregnant movie actress and then stuck a fork into her stomach, was recently in the news when it was discovered that he had a cell phone that had been smuggled to him in prison. Far less attention was given to Georgia inmates who used contraband cell phones to organize and stage a “strike” in several prisons. This uprising struck a chord with members of the “progressive” community, including former Obama official and communist Van Jones.
  • Charles Manson follower seeking parole after 40 years behind bars

    01/20/2011 10:59:23 AM PST · by Niuhuru · 43 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | Daily Mail Reporter
    A follower of Charles Manson who has been imprisoned longer than any other woman in California is facing a parole hearing on her conviction in the Sharon Tate killings.
  • Charles Manson had a cellphone?

    12/02/2010 9:24:00 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 23 replies
    LA Times ^ | December 2, 2010 | Jack Dolan
    Contraband cellphones are becoming so prevalent in California prisons that guards can't keep them out of the hands of the most notorious and violent inmates: Even Charles Manson, orchestrator of one of the most notorious killing rampages in U.S. history, was caught with an LG flip phone under his prison mattress. Manson made calls and sent text messages to people in California, New Jersey, Florida and British Columbia before officers discovered the phone, said Terry Thornton, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Corrections. Asked whether Manson had used the device to direct anyone to commit a crime or to...
  • Manson follower faces 19th parole hearing

    07/06/2010 10:24:00 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies · 2+ views
    KABC/AP ^ | July 6, 2010 | Amy Powell
    CHINO, Calif. (KABC) -- She was convicted in one of the most notorious murder cases in Los Angeles history, and on Tuesday, former Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten faces her 19th parole hearing. It may be her best chance yet for release. She was just 19 when she joined members of the Manson cult in the killings of Leno and Rosemary La Bianca.
  • John Gardner is now in jail with Charles Manson and Mikhail Markhasev

    06/11/2010 11:17:25 AM PDT · by jackspyder · 5 replies · 413+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | June 10, 2010 | Réne Girard
    Dear John, What part of "Thou Shalt not Kill" did you not understand? Or did you simply forget because it was rarely on your mind? Maybe you were never taught that in the first place. As I understand it, you're not just a cold blooded murderer, you are now in prison for life - sharing the same unit as Charles Manson. Did you ever think it would come to this? You said you could not get the help you needed. Did you even realize the kind of help you needed was not just mental, but spiritual and emotional? Did you...
  • DA says Manson follower Davis not fit for parole

    05/01/2010 10:27:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies · 409+ views
    AP ^ | April 30, 2010 | LINDA DEUTSCH
    The LA County district attorney asked the California governor Friday to reverse a parole board decision recommending the release from prison of Bruce Davis, a former Charles Manson follower who participated in two killings. Manson and two of his followers, Leslie Van Houten and Patricia Krenwinkel, remain in prison for life in the Tate killings. Their co-defendant, Susan Atkins, died in prison last year.
  • Eric Holder says Osama bin Laden would have same rights as U.S. Citizen Charles Manson

    03/17/2010 10:20:54 AM PDT · by Justaham · 29 replies · 534+ views
    Here is video of Attorney General Eric Holder saying that Osama bin Laden would have the same rights as mass-murderer Charles Manson. Holder made the comments while being grilled by Texas Rep. John Culberson on Capitol Hill. Culberson responded to Holder with, "That's incredible." He told Holder that "you are clothing Osama bin Laden with the protections of the U.S. Constitution." Culberson said this shows the total "disconnect" between the American People and your administration. As heinous as Manson is, he is an American Citizen. Bin Laden is not. What Holder is saying is that a captured Osama bin Laden...
  • Man discovers Charles Manson is his real dad

    11/23/2009 10:06:24 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 59 replies · 2,905+ views
    news ^ | November 23, 2009
    A MAN who went in search of his biological father was shocked to learn it was famed serial killer Charles Manson. Matthew Roberts, a 41-year-old DJ who lives in Los Angeles, said the shock of discovering his father sent him into depression. "I didn't want to believe it. I was frightened and angry. It's like finding out that Adolf Hitler is your father,” Mr Roberts told The Sun. "I'm a peaceful person - trapped in the face of a monster." Despite his revulsion Mr Roberts has been exchanging mail with Manson, who is serving life in Corcoran State Prison in...
  • Time Explains 'Why the French Are Outraged' at Roman Polanski Arrest

    09/28/2009 6:28:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies · 2,240+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 9/28/2009 | Ken Shephard
    There's a side of America that scares Frenchmen, French Culture Minister Frédéric Mitterrand was quoted by Time magazine Paris-based writer Bruce Crumley, and it's the side of American determination that doesn't let a 32-year-old rape case die, even if the perpetrator is an elderly survivor of the Holocaust. Seeking to explain the "cultural divide" that's as "wide as the Atlantic" between America and Europe, Crumley noted that Europeans are "shocked and dismayed that an internationally acclaimed artist" such as Roman Polanski "could be jailed for such an old offense." Of course, at no point did Crumley cite any public opinion...
  • Susan Atkins Dies at 61; Imprisoned Charles Manson Follower [Obituary]

    09/26/2009 5:37:34 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 61 replies · 1,991+ views
    LATimes ^ | September 26, 2009
    Susan Atkins Dies at 61; Imprisoned Charles Manson Follower California's longest-serving female inmate, she was involved in one of modern history's most shocking crimes -- the 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders that terrorized Los Angeles. Susan Atkins looks back as Charles Manson arrives in court in 1970. She was convicted on seven counts of first-degree murder in the Tate-LaBianca killings, including the death of pregnant actress Sharon Tate. (Associated Press) By Elaine Woo September 26, 2009 Susan Atkins, who committed one of modern history's most notorious crimes when she joined Charles Manson and his gang for a string of killings in 1969...
  • Manson follower Susan Atkins dies at 61

    09/25/2009 7:09:23 AM PDT · by elizabethgrace · 117 replies · 3,581+ views
    LA Times ^ | September 25, 2009 | Elaine Woo
    <p>Susan Atkins, who committed one of modern history's most notorious crimes when she joined Charles Manson and his gang for a 1969 killing spree that terrorized Los Angeles and put her in prison for the rest of her life, has died. She was 61.</p>
  • Manson follower Susan Atkins dies at 61

    09/25/2009 10:00:53 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 24 replies · 1,235+ views
    LATimes ^ | September 25, 2009
    Manson follower Susan Atkins dies at 61 Atkins and Charles Manson appear in court on Oct. 13, 1970, in Santa Monica to enter pleas in the July 27, 1969, stabbing death of musician Gary Hinman, 34, at Hinman's Topanga Canyon home. (Associated Press) Susan Atkins, who committed one of modern history's most notorious crimes when she joined Charles Manson and his gang for a 1969 killing spree that terrorized Los Angeles and put her in prison for the rest of her life, has died. She was 61. Atkins died at the Central California Women's facility in Chowchilla on Thursday night,...
  • Charles Manson follower Susan Atkins dies

    09/25/2009 4:56:55 AM PDT · by ETL · 47 replies · 2,367+ views
    ABC News ^ | September 25, 2009 | LINDA DEUTSCH AP Special Correspondent
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Susan Atkins, a follower of cult leader Charles Manson whose remorseless witness stand confession to killing pregnant actress Sharon Tate in 1969 shocked the world, has died. She was 61 and had been suffering from brain cancer..." Debra Tate, the slain actress's younger sister, told the parole commissioners Sept. 2 that she "will pray for (Atkins') soul when she draws her last breath, but until then I think she should remain in this controlled situation." Debra Tate noted that she would have a 40-year-old nephew if her sister had lived..." Atkins married twice while in prison....
  • Manson follower Susan Atkins dies

    09/25/2009 12:54:21 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 73 replies · 6,214+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | September 25, 2009 | N/A
    Charles Manson follower Susan Atkins, who admitted killing actress Sharon Tate 40 years ago, has died. She was 61. California Department of Corrections spokeswoman Terry Thornton said Atkins, who suffered from brain cancer, had been in hospice care in recent days. Thornton said Atkins died late Thursday night at a prison hospital in Chowchilla where she had been moved when she became ill. Early this month, she lost her final bid for parole.
  • Obama Associate Implicated in Murder Plot

    09/16/2009 11:30:26 AM PDT · by RogerFGay · 29 replies · 2,136+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | September 16, 2009 | Cliff Kincaid
    The sub-headline over the article says it all: "The investigation into a cop killing in the '70s leads to a law professor who helped launch Barack Obama's political career." The law professor is former Communist terrorist Bernardine Dohrn, a leader of the Weather Underground known for praising mass murderer Charles Manson.
  • Mercy for a Murderer? Charles Manson Follower Susan Atkins Up for Parole

    09/02/2009 5:42:10 PM PDT · by elizabethgrace · 70 replies · 4,532+ views
    abc news ^ | Sept. 2, 2009 | By SARAH NETTER
    Forty Years After Gruesome Cult Killings, Susan Atkins is Paralyzed, Near Death Charles Manson follower and convicted mass murderer Susan Atkins is expected to appear in person today to plead for parole so she can die outside of prison, but officials said her condition is on an "hour by hour" basis.
  • Charles Manson has become the richest prisoner in California

    08/10/2009 2:49:26 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 21 replies · 1,483+ views
    the week ^ | 8.10.9
    "Feel-good nostalgia tells us that 1969 was the height of the hippie, warm-fuzzy era of peace and love," said Murray Whyte in the Toronto Star, but Charles Manson's "stamp on the culture is arguably deeper and more lasting" than even Woodstock's. Forty years ago, "puppetmaster" Manson orchestrated "a generation's defining criminal atrocity"—the "Helter Skelter" killings in Los Angeles, Calif., during which director Roman Polanski's pregnant wife, Sharon Tate, was among those murdered. To this day, "legions of gawkers" still make a "macabre pilgrimage" to the scene of the crime. "Long after his capture and incarceration," said Owen Gleiberman in Entertainment...
  • Video, Quote and Word of the Day

    08/10/2009 2:20:58 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 1 replies · 159+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 08/10/2009 | Mike Volpe
    A "classic" video of Geraldo interviewing Manson.
  • Fox News Channel special tonight with Greta Van Susteren: 'Summer of Evil: The Manson Murders'

    08/08/2009 7:43:16 AM PDT · by ETL · 16 replies · 1,162+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | August 8, 2009
    Friday, August 7, at 10 p.m. ET/Replay 1 a.m. ET "On the Record" host Greta Van Susteren hosts "Summer of Evil: The Manson Murders" on FOX News Channel. Forty years ago, a two-night murder rampage in Los Angeles by the followers of an aspiring rock star and cult leader named Charles Manson terrified the Hollywood community and made headlines across the world. In the last four decades, the savage murders of a beautiful actress named Sharon Tate and six others at the hands of a "family" of hippies have taken on mythical proportions. The story that shocked the world has...
  • Fox News Tours "Barker Ranch" - Last Hideout of the Charles Manson Family - Raw Video

    08/08/2009 5:34:12 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 4 replies · 519+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 8, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is raw video of the "Barker Ranch," the hangout and hideout for Charles Manson and the "Manson Family" during and after their gruesome killing spree in Los Angeles of actress Sharon Tate and the Labiancas. Greta Van Susteren toured the ranch earlier this year in preparation for a special on Fox News. The ranch was since severely damaged by fire in May of this year. . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Woman who tried to kill Ford to be released August 16

    08/05/2009 2:32:02 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies · 1,050+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 5, 2009
    The woman who tried to assassinate President Gerald Ford is expected to be released from prison on August 16 after serving her sentence. Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, a one-time follower of mass murderer Charles Manson, has been serving a life sentence . Fromme has been incarcerated at a prison in Fort Worth, Texas. Fromme had told her defense attorney she staged the attack because she "wanted to get some attention for a new trial" for Manson and members of his gang.
  • Charles Manson Follower Ends Her Silence 40 years After Night of Slaughter

    08/01/2009 11:44:56 PM PDT · by kellynla · 47 replies · 3,515+ views
    The Malaysian Insider ^ | Aug 2, 2009 | staff
    LONDON, Aug 2 — They were the murders that ended the 1960s, the decade of love, in a bloodbath that shocked the world. Now, on the 40th anniversary of the killing of Hollywood actress Sharon Tate and her friends by Charles Manson's "Family", the gang member whose testimony convicted the killers has revealed for the first time her full involvement in the crimes. On the night of Aug 9, 1969, Linda Kasabian was sent by Manson with three other members of his Family — Tex Watson, Susan Atkins and Patricia "Katie" Krenwinkel — to break into Tate's home. There they...
  • Charles Manson's Last Hideout Burns Down

    05/08/2009 3:44:07 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 6 replies · 689+ views
    ktla ^ | May 7, 2009
    DEATH VALLEY - Charles Manson's last hideout, Barker Ranch, has been gutted by fire. Death Valley National Park spokesman Terry Baldino said Thursday that the isolated cabin was discovered burned on Tuesday. He says it's not known if it was an accident or a deliberate act. The cabin was last seen intact Friday and may have burned over the weekend. Manson and his followers hid at the cabin after killing actress Sharon Tate and seven others in the summer of 1969. He was arrested there that fall and is serving a life sentence. For years, there were rumors that other...
  • Stand Against Bill Ayers (invited to speak at high school)

    03/28/2009 7:20:24 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 7 replies · 454+ views
    Doug Ross@Journal ^ | March 28, 2009 | Doug Ross
    Bubba writes: Beverly Person (Band of Mothers) has been keeping me up to date on the campaign against Bill Ayers. Today it's about Naperville High School's invitation to this terrorist nutcase to speak at an assembly of their students. A confessed and unrepentant domestic terrorist, and accused cop killer has been invited to speak to high school students about social justice. Did you catch that? I'll repeat: A confessed and unrepentant domestic terrorist, and accused cop killer has been invited to speak to high school students about social justice. Beverly's (and many others) campaign against this event is showing...