We must remember not just at the anniversaries but throughout the whole year, when you are looking at Manson blogs, "ogling" at photos of the crime scene, analyzing books & different opinions on what, who, when, where, etc., that these were real people that were viciously snuffed out before they had a chance to live their lives to the fullest & grow old, including a baby boy.
Why did this happen? Nobody will ever know. Personally, I would like to take a moment to think about the pain this group of people caused. Yes I know not all of them were responsible, but - a lot of them knew what had happened and didn't do a damn thing about it. At this point in time after so many years, the blame game is pointless. It doesn't matter if you think "Charlie" is just an innocent "environmentalist" in this whole thing, or if you think Bobby Beausoleil should be released simply because he has those baby blues.
Think about it people. Not only the victims' incredible, frightening, PAINFUL death, but the aftermath the families had to endure at the hands of the press, and then watching as the perpetrators laughed in court while their loved ones deaths were being replayed in detail.
In closing, I would like everyone to just stop for a moment throughout your day, no matter if you are a Mansonette, a shaved-headed earth mama, a victim's advocate or an occasional Eviliz cruiser, and give the Manson Family victims a little bit of a bow. They deserved so much more.
From Austin Ann 74