Side note: watched Valley of the Dolls the other night. When it was over, Mrs. Chandler said it was two hours out of our lives we will never get back.
She’s lucky she avoided the death penalty and needs to leave it at that.
The Tate-LaBianca murders, Manson’s “Helter Skelter”, etc...Man, the Beatles sure didn’t need that!
It’s too bad the current RAT regime didn’t apply the Manson rules to John Hinckley Jr. (the person who tried to murder Ronald Reagan), who they let out this week.
>> The ringleader; Charles Charlie Manson, was convicted later.
4x4’d Goller Canyon a few years ago and stopped by Barker Ranch where Charlie was hiding in a kitchen cupboard when arrested.
Creepy, isolated, place.
Started watching the TV series Aquarius because it was supposed to be about Manson, but the main detective seems to have turned into the Forrest Gump of the police world. In addition to being involved with Manson, he’s involved with the Black Panthers, the Zodiac Killer, the Nixon election, and more that I can’t think of at the moment.
- The book Helter Skelter, by Vincent Bugliosi, the DA that tried the Manson clan.
- The movie Helter Skelter, a made for TV movie about the Tate and LaBianca murders and the trial, based on the above book.
The libs in California can forgive a lot of things but Charlie and the family killed the summer of love. They’ll never get out.
They ALL should die in prison but the thing that steams my beans is Tex Watson has been afforded conjugal visits and has 3 (?) children??? That needs to stop. ALL rights should be taken away while in prison and a death penalty should mean just that and a life sentence should mean just that. Susan Atkins died a painful death and that’s OK with me. I have no pity for cold-blooded murderers!
Moonbeam got it right cause like anyone over mid 50s recalls that horrific time vividly
The true death of the flower children fantasy
Absolutely beyond the pale what they did to those poor people those two nights
And that’s just what we know about
Back in the 80s I had regular dealings with a tall hippy-ish man who worked in a warehouse in Phoenix. A pleasant fellow, he had a scar in the shape of a tiny swastika on his forehead. One day I asked him if he had been a member of the Manson Family. He said, “Yes.”
They should have all gotten the death penalty.