Sunday, June 22, 2008

No bias here, move along.

From CNN

Prison boss opposes release of ailing ex-Manson follower.

Notice the lack of capitalization.

Let's break this headline down, shall we?

"Prison boss"? That would be California's director of adult prisons.
I would think that should be a title, but that's just me.

opposes release

Yep, I would expect that a representative of the people of California would oppose the release of a convicted cold blooded murderer. Susan Atkins was sentenced to the death penalty for killing Sharon Tate. SCOTUS gave her a "get out of sparky free card"

of ailing
So, now that she's going to die, we should feel sorry for her?

ex-Manson follower

Ummm... the only non-ex-Manson follower is Manson, himself.

Bottom line.

Susan Atkins was sentenced to life in prison for one of the most hideous and senseless crimes of the 20th century.

Now she's dying.

Oh well.
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  1. Yeah, they had a show on (I think it was History Channel) just the other day, probably because of this. While I'm not a big fan of the Death Penalty on general principles, due to the "You can't take it back if you execute the wrong person," problem, I don't think dying is a reason to be let out of prison.

  2. Wayne,
    I still support the death penalty. Some acts just abrogate your right to keep sharing the same air that I breathe. In the case of Susan Adkins, there is no question of guilt. She admitted, in fact bragged about, her participation in the Tate/La Bianca murders. She should have been dead 30 years ago. I'll not shed a tear if she dies in prison.


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