(Red Alert Politics) -- Too often society uses a high profile crime to make a statement about the criminal justice system; Leslie Van Houten is such a case. A former member of the Manson Family, she has been incarcerated for 46 years and during her 21st parole hearing on Thursday, April 14, she should be set free.
Van Houten was just 19 years old when she met an insane cult leader named Charles Manson. She lived with him and his family out in the desert in isolation, performed back-breaking labor, absorbed endless hours of his brainwashing, and took LSD.
On the night of August 9, 1969, under Manson’s orders, Van Houten along with several other members of the family, broke into the house of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca and murdered both of them. Leslie personally stabbed Mrs. LaBianca more than a dozen times after she was dead and then stole some of her personal belongings.
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