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R.I.P. (?) Charles Manson

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Can't believe tax payers had to pay for that fucker to live 44 years. Folks who say it costs more to execute than this, I don't understand that math at all. 

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15 hours ago, fungus said:

There's a lot less executions, so it's easier to average out what those cost:  “Taxpayers have spent more than $4 billion on capital punishment in California since it was reinstated in 1978, or about $308 million for each of the 13 executions” – LA Times (2011)

It shouldn't cost 20+ million dollars to kill someone. A breakdown of how the government somehow finds ways to waste that money would be interesting for sure.

Edit: I guess it's all the lawyer fees to keep them alive on death row lol. I don't think capital punishment is always the best option, but when it comes to fuckers like Manson I'm all for it

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yeah i dunno so much about the state's authority to kill people, no matter their crimes. particularly when, as fungus says, it doesn't effect much of anything anyway. call me crazy but i'd rather pay manson's way

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have any of you listened to the Young Charlie podcast?  saw it on my Spotify, got through episode one...intriguing stuff.  didn't realize he had come from such a broken home, and was committing high crimes at such an early age.  guess he just wanted to do hoodrat stuff with his friend

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