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    Susan Atkins wants out of jail to die...

    Well boo-freaking-hoo. She wants a "Compassionate Release". I say let her sit in jail. Where was her compassion on Sharon Tate? http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/06/13/...ins/index.html

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    Okay, she got sentenced to life in prison. This is her life, she is dying, so she should do it in prison. If she didn't want to die in prison, she should have thought of that before slitting a pregnant woman's throat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shamrock View Post
    Okay, she got sentenced to life in prison. This is her life, she is dying, so she should do it in prison. If she didn't want to die in prison, she should have thought of that before slitting a pregnant woman's throat.
    I know right! Since when do we even let prisoners out to die???

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    Quote Originally Posted by michelle View Post
    I know right! Since when do we even let prisoners out to die???
    This sort of thing bugs the CRAP out of me. This "compassion" for prisoners. Why??? They're criminals!!! "Yeah, well they're human beings." So?? IMO, when you commit a crime, you give up your rights. That was your choice. Period. The end. Quit whining about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shamrock View Post
    This sort of thing bugs the CRAP out of me. This "compassion" for prisoners. Why??? They're criminals!!! "Yeah, well they're human beings." So?? IMO, when you commit a crime, you give up your rights. That was your choice. Period. The end. Quit whining about it.
    I AGREE 100% You did the crime, now do the time.

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    Oh, Sadie, Sadie, Sadie... you poor, poor little killer you! I certainly don't think that she should be allowed out, although when you think about it, these days, when you are sentenced to life in prison (with the possibility of parole)aren't you usually out in under 30 years? She has definitely been in longer than that but she should die there. She had no mercy and therefore should be shown no mercy. (It felt strange to write her name, I named one of my dogs after her - the Manson killings were my first true crime interest way back in Jr high school).

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    Susan Adkins has spent her time in prison constantly petitioning and bringing actions against the dept of corrections, etc. I am sorry she has brain cancer, but I am not sorry she is dying in prison. She wouldn't even be alive now, since she was sentenced to death, if the Cali legislature hadn't overturned the DP in that state.

    Ah..did she say she was sorry, show any remorse in that request to leave prison to die somewhere else. I don't think she did. She deserves what she got, she made a choice to murder Sharon Tate and her 8.5 month fetus....now she has to not only live with that choice but also die with that choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeavisMom62 View Post
    Oh, Sadie, Sadie, Sadie... you poor, poor little killer you! I certainly don't think that she should be allowed out, although when you think about it, these days, when you are sentenced to life in prison (with the possibility of parole)aren't you usually out in under 30 years? She has definitely been in longer than that but she should die there. She had no mercy and therefore should be shown no mercy. (It felt strange to write her name, I named one of my dogs after her - the Manson killings were my first true crime interest way back in Jr high school).
    HA! I had a cat named Manson for this very reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shamrock View Post
    This sort of thing bugs the CRAP out of me. This "compassion" for prisoners. Why??? They're criminals!!! "Yeah, well they're human beings." So?? IMO, when you commit a crime, you give up your rights. That was your choice. Period. The end. Quit whining about it.
    Just to give you a taste of why someone on the other side (Me!) might have no problem in letting her go home to die and believe it's the right thing to do:

    I don't believe in prison as punishment. There's no punishment on earth suitable for the crime she committed, so I leave justice to a higher authority and don't care a whit if I "see" it or not. I do believe prison is appropriate to keep the rest of society safe from those who have proven dangerous and/harmful.

    I don't look at prisoners as POS, but as fellow humans who made terrible choices. Those terrible choices don't negate the fact that they are humans who should be treated humanely. They have worth just as the rest of us have worth.

    She was not compassionate when she murdered Sharon Tate. But I hold myself and society to a higher standard than a murderer. I think we should show compassion because it is the right thing to do. It is the high road, the honorable path and what many of us are called to do by our spiritual beliefs.

    It costs us nothing monetarily to allow her to die in the care of relatives. In fact, as a society, we would save money because she would only be released to family memebrs who agreed to be completely financially responsible for her care.

    It costs us nothing riskwise to allow her to die in the care of relatives. She is no longer a danger to society.

    I'm about creating a "treat others as you would be treated" world and not "a treat others as they treat you" world.

    Anyway - I'm not trying to change anyone's minds here. I surely understand the desire for someone to "pay". I don't necessarily understand the desire for someone to suffer - I hate that any of us here suffer, whether we "deserve" it or not. I was just sharing with you the honest feelings that run through my heart when I read a story like this.

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    SCM I totally see where you are coming from and you make some good points like how it would save us money to send her home to die. However thats about the only reason why she should be allowed. I just think of the crime and how poor pregnant sharon did not have her mom or dad, sister or husband be with her as she lay dying. I do think Justice will be served in another life as well. I still like to see it done here and I would NOT let any prisoner go home to die, its just not fair.


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    Her final judge, as is all of ours, is God. With that having been said, I too agree that we should have a bit of compassion on her in dying. She was a crazy drugged up young girl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by curiositycat View Post
    Her final judge, as is all of ours, is God. With that having been said, I too agree that we should have a bit of compassion on her in dying. She was a crazy drugged up young girl.

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    I don't mean to infer that I don't think it's important for us to measure out justice and judgment here. Our efforts are laudable and I have deep respect for our legal system.

    I just think that, in reality, we are not equipped to truly render justice. We are hindered by our human limitations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michelle View Post
    SCM I totally see where you are coming from and you make some good points like how it would save us money to send her home to die. However thats about the only reason why she should be allowed. I just think of the crime and how poor pregnant sharon did not have her mom or dad, sister or husband be with her as she lay dying. I do think Justice will be served in another life as well. I still like to see it done here and I would NOT let any prisoner go home to die, its just not fair.
    I think about Sharon Tate too, michelle. I mean what she went through - unimagineable. But, imho, I can have compassion for Sharon and Susan. I don't have to take sides. The very nature of compassion (a form of love) is that its expression is not diluted or lessened if it is shown towards everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southcitymom View Post
    I think about Sharon Tate too, michelle. I mean what she went through - unimagineable. But, imho, I can have compassion for Sharon and Susan. I don't have to take sides. The very nature of compassion (a form of love) is that its expression is not diluted or lessened if it is shown towards everyone.
    I have running in my mind constantly when I hear things like how susan wants out is how the victim felt. I rarely ever have compassion on a criminal, I know some people do and thats great I just never do. I am usually a very sensitive person too. I know that is not how God would want us to be but I cant help it.

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