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“In my mind’s eyes my thoughts light fires in your cities.” This statement given by Charles Manson after his conviction in the 1969 Tate, LaBianca murders raises questions of morale in a “cultural icon” society. What would posses a man to take advantage of others, instill demonic beliefs, and perform senseless murders. The grizzly murders of actress Sharon Tate and her friends and of the LiBianca couple on August 9, 1969 have been studied and reviewed by countless times by hundreds of people. Even today there are individuals (with purely ignorant intent) who are still glorifying, copying, or talking about the senseless killings performed by Charles Manson and his “Family” of followers. The events
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One must observe the story as a spectator at the crime scene on a hot morning from the lawn of the Tate mansion. Also to observe the controversiality of the murders and realize that the glorification and mocking of the Manson murder’s is ignorant due to the extensive truth that Manson was, and still is, a weak and uneducated man who was not creative enough to work for what he wanted. And if one can see the senselessness behind the copy-cat actions of others, then one can come to the safe conclusion that the Manson murders were completely for a negative purpose and the case can go in the books as one of the most selfless and pointless acts of all time. It is hard to believe that such a selfless and grotesque act, that occurred over thirty years ago, maintains an effect on society today through copycat killings and controversial glorification. Perhaps reparation of ignorance can be reached in the near future. Until then, we all remain…show more content…
Due to the fact that both the Tate and LaBianca murders had occurred around the same time, and had had similar writings of blood on the walls, the officials were led to believe that the crimes had been related.
There was much negligence on the part of investigators. For example officer Granado, LAPD, had failed to collect all blood samples from the walkway of the LaBianca home. Officer Granado failed to do this, “presuming, he later said, all were the same” (Bugliosi 17). Nevertheless, eventually Charles Manson and most of the members of his “family” would be convicted of the murder charges and sentenced to life in prison.
Manson still writes song lyrics from his cell in California and keeps his praise that he is a servant of god and compares himself to Jesus Christ. One would have a hard time finding an individual as devoted to evil as Manson speaks of. It makes it almost ironical that this five foot, three inch tall man weighing not more than 150 pounds can strike so much fear in the sole mention of his name. Or perhaps Charles Manson just has a lot of things to say that generally no one wants to hear about.

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