07-29-2008, 06:58 AM #1
Canada - SK Clifford Olson's 'murderabilia' offered for sale online
The Correctional Service of Canada is investigating how personal prison items of infamous serial killer Clifford Olson ended up for sale on a U.S. website.
The items, which include letters, legal documents and photographs, are available for auction at www.murderauction.com.
07-29-2008, 07:24 AM #2
This pos needs to just crawl into a corner and die.He has terrorised families for years and made enough money for his family off the deaths of these poor kids.Carolyn Pruyser missing since May 17,1984 please read her about her case Here
07-29-2008, 09:08 AM #3
From the article:
Murderauction.com is one of a number of U.S. websites that sells "murderabilia" -- collectible items from serial killers and notorious criminals. They sell everything from serial killers' paintings, autographed T-shirts, and even hair and nail clippings.
Todd Bohannan runs the website and makes no apologies for making money from notorious criminals.
"I don't know that I could look at a family member and say, 'I'm sorry, what I'm doing is wrong or bad,"' he said. "I don't feel like it is bad."
How does he not see it as being bad? How is that "good" for someone to profit from murders?Just thinkin' out loud....
07-29-2008, 09:48 AM #4Former Member
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07-31-2008, 08:49 AM #5
I will never understand how many in our society will uplift murderers to celebrity status. A few years ago at a local mall, I saw a young teenager wearing a t-shirt with Charles Manson's picture on it.(no words, just his picture.) So badly I wanted to take this kid and give him a kick in the bum! Why not have a picture of the beautiful Sharon Tate or one of the other victims on your t-shirt. At least then it could be a 'voice' for the victim.
Todd Bohannon's words are so cruel and shallow. Something even more disturbing is the fact that his website is not the only one that sells this stuff.
"You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and stars."
from Desiderata by Max Ehrlmann
07-31-2008, 08:53 AM #6
I really dont think it should be allowedRest in Peace Baby P xx
07-31-2008, 09:48 AM #7
I don't think it should be legal, but then on the other hand, we have way too many rules and laws as it is. The killers should be punished for killing, but can you really punish stupid and uncaring people for being themselves?FUN... is a renewable resource!
07-31-2008, 10:49 AM #8
I have been on that site Glitch and read some of the forums. Its disturbing the way some of those people glorify these killers.Rest in Peace Baby P xx
07-31-2008, 11:31 AM #9
Just when you think the families of victims of crime have suffered enough with media hounding, suspicion and vilification of their loved one in the courtroom by slick defence attourneys along come these vultures to add to their torment. I think some people who glorify criminals Ciara, especially teenagers, do it because it makes them feel like they are being a rebellious bad a$$. Others love the thought of flirting with evil. They think it makes them dangerous when really they just look sad. Also, some people will chase anyone famous. Look at Paris Hilton's fans.
07-31-2008, 11:41 AM #10
07-31-2008, 12:01 PM #11
07-31-2008, 12:45 PM #12
I agree with you imthemom.........they should get zero outside interaction and certainly should not be allowed to go on penpal sites. There are far more worthy causes than killers.Rest in Peace Baby P xx
07-31-2008, 02:05 PM #13
I think of my own daughter who was acting like a monster for 3 years... until she was diagnosed with bipolar and put on medication, and is now normal. I think of the homeless people who talk to themselves and act "funny" and if they had health insurance and were diagnosed early, they'd be normal. Kids who commit horribly aggressive crimes and end up in the system because no one took them to a shrink. I don't know, I guess I want to understand.
Other than that, it's extremely interesting to talk to someone who is so unlike me in only one way, but exactly like me in most other ways. It's just interesting. I can't really defend it, but I can say I'm not going to change anything about it, either. I've met entire families of these people and I can say this... the families of the killer are NO LESS wonderful than the familes of the vicitims. They are forgotten in this zeal to execute killers. I don't know why. They just are considered non people.FUN... is a renewable resource!
07-31-2008, 02:15 PM #14
08-01-2008, 09:06 AM #15
The sentence is either death, after some time, or many years of crappy nasty food, filthy living conditions and absolutely nothing to keep your mind occupied is such a punishment that they do get crazy. (I had a brilliant boyfriend who ended up in the system for most of his formative years due to drugs, and he's a complete NUT case now - it's horrific and so sad.) Anyway, their punishment is being treated worse than shelter dogs - so I hardly think writing on a piece of paper that you have to trade something for to even get a stamp is really to be considered a freedom. (My opinion, of course, you are totally free to disagree.) Especially if the mother of the prisoner gets even a piece of comfort from it. I know I get FAR and AWAY more out of writing to my pen pal than he does. At least I think so. We never talk about the crimes. I mean, once I asked one specific question about one crime that I read about and I had one specific question because I lost sleep over it - but I am not a "fan" and he knows I don't want details of his crime. I can watch stuff on tv all day long, true or not, and read about it here - but I don't want to hear it "from his point of view." I want to know who it is BESIDES the label of the one thing he is in prison for. I am not defined by the fact I am a mother, a programmer, a state worker, a tom boy and a dominatrix. I happen to be the most loyal best friend and most accepting person to so many people... and beyond that, I am so much more. So are they.
It's actually MORE scarey when you get to realize that they are human beings just like us, with just one wire crossed... and that MOST PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW IT. That means... one mistake, one fingerprint left at the wrong place just before a crime, and that could be us sitting there. Because we are just like them, but for a moment of something... that we did, or that we didn't even do.
That's a bigger rush to think about than any Stephen King novel.
Thank you for not condeming me. It's refreshing to be thought about a bit disapprovingly, without being attacked for it. You truely made my day.FUN... is a renewable resource!
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