To think that these folks correspond with these despicable criminals.
Some might find it shocking, others despicable and insensitive. Sometimes it’s called true crime memorabilia or murderabilia, artifacts from some of the most vicious crimes ever committed. And you may be surprised or even disgusted by what’s for sale.
Many of us are guilty of finding something fascinating about true crime stories. But would you collect the finger nail clippings of a serial killer? You can find anything from death art work to prison issued clothing on murderabilia web sites. Who sells this material? How is it gathered? And why is a Houston victim’s rights advocate trying to stop murder for sale.
There are items like a self portrait of Charles Manson, a painting by Richard Ramirez, serial killer wall calendars, a letter from Atlanta child murderer Wayne Williams, serial killer wall clocks, a letter from Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, serial killer snow globes and a letter from Charles Manson.
All of these items have something in common, they all commemorate infamous murders. And they’re all for sale. Andy Kahan says, “Crime victims are the only unwilling participants in the criminal justice system.”
Kahan works for the city of Houston as a victim’s rights advocate. He says, “There’s absolutely nothing more nauseating and disgusting than to find out the person who murdered one of your loved ones now has items being hawked by third parties for pure profit.”
Pretty despicable stuff.
But, there are first amendment issues, which I think will be hard to overcome.
Charles Manson described himself as a ‘bad man who shoots people’ in a rambling phone interview from his Californian jail cell. He also spoke in Spanish to say of himself – ‘La Hierba Mala No Muere’ – English for ‘Weeds never die.’
This criminal should have been executed years ago but thanks to the left-wing courts, he is ranting from a California prison and his victims are long dead. So, now he speaks about global warming – WTF?
Crazed cult leader Charles Manson has broken a 20-year silence in a prison interview coinciding with the 40th anniversary of his conviction for the gruesome Sharon Tate murders – to speak out about global warming.
The infamous killer, who started championing environmental causes from behind bars, bemoaned the ‘bad things’ being done to environment in a rambling phone interview from his Californian jail cell.
‘Everyone’s God and if we don’t wake up to that there’s going to be no weather because our polar caps are melting because we’re doing bad things to the atmosphere.
‘If we don’t change that as rapidly as I’m speaking to you now, if we don’t put the green back on the planet and put the trees back that we’ve butchered, if we don’t go to war against the problem…’ he added, trailing off.
Manson, who described himself to his interviewer as a ‘bad man who shoots people’, brainwashed members of a commune known as The Family into butchering eight people including film director Roman Polanski’s pregnant wife Sharon Tate in July and August 1969.
Speaking to Vanity Fair Spain magazine of the killing spree he led his crazed disciples on, the 76-year-old said: ‘I live in the underworld. I don’t tell people what to do. They know what to do.
‘If they don’t know what to do they don’t come around me because I’m very mean, I’m very mean.’
Interspersing English with Spanish, he added: ‘I’m very mal hombre, nasty.
‘I’m in the bullring. I run in the bullring with the heart of the world.’
‘I don’t play. I shoot people.
‘I’m too bad. I’m a mean guy. I’m an outlaw. I’m a criminal. I’m everything bad.’
Here is the murder scene photo of Sharon Tate.
Here was Sharon Tate.
Actress Sharon Tate, pictured here at London Airport, was murdered in August 1969
And, what about the global warming?
He is a founder of ATWA (which both stands for Air Trees Water Animals and All The Way Alive). It’s typically manic mission statement warns of the destruction of the planet from pollution.
Another ATWA founder, Lynette Fromme, was jailed for the attempted assassination of President Gerald Ford with an unloaded gun in 1975. The claimed she did so ‘for the redwoods’.
On the environment, Manson said: ‘Sooner or later the will of God will prevail over all of you. And I was condemned as the will of God.’
‘We are all martyrs. Love is a martyr… I am a martyr. But I am also a victim. And I’m a performer. And a dam. I’m both. I am everything. I am nothing.’
I would like to know how Charles Manson received access to a phone in the first place. He had been busted before for having an illegal cell phone in his prison cell. Did he cheat the system again?
And, what kind of game is Manson playing? Playing the criminally insane to get out of Corcoran State Prison?
Does Charley REALLY think California will EVER let him out of prison?
Rot in prison, Manson, and rot in hell when you die.