Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Charles Manson reportedly seriously ill, taken to hospital
Fox News ^ | January 4th, 2017

Posted on 01/04/2017 4:32:18 AM PST by Ciaphas Cain

click here to read article

Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-6061-64 last
To: CodeToad

Go screw yourself, you know-nothing idiot.

61 posted on 01/04/2017 8:20:42 AM PST by ETL (On the road to America's recovery!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 59 | View Replies]

To: Mark17

The joke was on Bakersfield Hospitals.

62 posted on 01/04/2017 8:32:33 AM PST by occamrzr06
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

To: Tuscaloosa Goldfinch

Charles Manson and the Death Penalty
April 12, 2012 5:22 AM | Posted by Kent Scheidegger | 0 Comments
Yesterday, in a bizarre ritual, Charles Manson came up for parole again. To no one’s surprise, he was turned down again. The exercise highlights the travesty of justice that occurred the last time the death penalty was abolished in California.

In 1971, Manson received a thoroughly deserved sentence of death. The next year, the California Supreme Court misconstrued the state’s constitution to prohibit the death penalty — despite the fact that the state’s original constitutional convention had expressly decided the precise question the other way and the relevant language had been carried over unchanged in subsequent revisions. (People v. Anderson, 6 Cal.3d 628 (1972).) A few months later, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down all remaining capital sentencing laws in the country — despite the fact it had carefully considered and rejected essentially the same claim the year before in a California case. (Furman v. Georgia, 408 U.S. 238 (1972); McGautha v. California, 402 U.S. 183 (1971).)

Manson’s sentence was changed to life in prison, and at the time life with possibility of parole was the only legal alternative. The spectacle of these periodic hearings serves only to highlight the travesty of justice, and it would be a travesty with or without the hearings.

Manson is allowed to live out his natural life. He is able to network with his fan base on his smuggled cell phone. This simply is not sufficient punishment for the horrific crimes he committed.

California’s death row today holds some killers whose evilness is in the same league with Manson. There is Richard Ramirez, the Night Stalker, convicted of 13 murders, 5 attempts, and 11 sexual assaults. There is David Carpenter, the Trailside Killer, convicted of nine murders in two separate trials.

The question before the people of California this November is whether we will commit the same travesty of justice in these cases and many others as the courts committed in the Manson case.

63 posted on 01/04/2017 8:42:30 AM PST by zaxtres
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Ciaphas Cain

You have to want to repent and be sincere, the devil owns his soul.

64 posted on 01/04/2017 1:45:06 PM PST by GailA (Ret. SCPO wife: suck it up buttercups it's President Donald Trump, not the hrc commie witch.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-6061-64 last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson