There is justice, even with a California parole board, as Manson hatchet goon, Susan Atkins, was once again denied parole.
The reason that this parole hearing was such a big deal is that Miss Atkins is suffering with terminal brain cancer. Not unlike another that committed a heinous crime of blowing up a packed Pan-Am jetliner over Scotland in 1988.
That involved the Libyan government agent, Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, who was the only one convicted of blowing up Pan-Am flight 103 on December 21, 1988. The bombing killed all on board and scores on the ground in Lockerbie, Scotland. A total of 270 were killed.
Mr. al-Megrahi was supposedly diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and given three months or less to live.
And that was enough for the Scots Justice "Minister", Kenny MacAskill, to free Mr. al-Megrahi and allow him to die in his homeland, Libya.
It is not enough that Mr. MacAskill freed Mr. al-Megrahi, but gave this load of crap to justify it:
"Some hurts can never heal, some scars can never fade. Those who have been bereaved cannot be expected to forget, let alone forgive ... However, Mr. al-Megrahi now faces a sentence imposed by a higher power."
Hey, Kenny, it is not an AA meeting. A court gave Mr. al-Megrahi a sentence and it should have been carried out until Mr. al-Megrahi died in prison. But, Kenny just seems to have his priorities screwed up.
Many people actually thought that the California Parole Board may look at what happened in the al-Megrahi case and possibly do the same for Miss Atkins.
But, not even this Board could take such a leap. And we should all be thankful that they did the right thing and will let this hatchet goon die in prison.
In case one forgets, it was Miss Atkins who repeatedly stabbed the actress, Sharon Tate, and killed her eight month old baby. As Miss Atkins was killing Sharon Tate, this is what she told her,
“I told her I didn’t have mercy for her.” And after Miss Atkins killed Miss Tate and her baby, she scralled the word "PIG" on the front door of the Tate home. Oh, that was in Miss Tate's blood. And, no doubt probably the baby's blood as well.
While in prison, the United States supreme court struck down the death penalty and because of that all death row inmates sentences were commuted to life in prison. A stroke of luck is why Miss Atkins is alive today. And yes, she is suffering. A long, painful suffering. And she should do that in jail. Until she dies.
Even the California Parole Board can not take a leap of faith to release Susan Atkins. Too bad that Scotland does not have more people like the members of the California Parole Board and they are stuck with Kenny MacAskills.