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July 18, 2014 45 Years Later, Defense Attorney in Manson Case Speaks
Irving Kanarek was assigned as Charles Manson's attorney during the "Tate-LaBianca trial", after Manson's 6th Amendment Right of self-representation was violated. In a recent article by TheGuardian.com, Kanarek, now 94, claims that Manson was legally innocent, and actually innocent. He gives his take on Manson, the trial, and the debilitating media frenzy surrounding it all.
“I would defend a client who I knew was guilty of horrific crimes. They have to be proved guilty. I've had cases where people were guilty as hell but they couldn't prove it. And if they can't prove it, he's not guilty. In that case, the person walks free. That's American justice.
I got a reversal of Jimmy Lee's death sentence, and he had been accused of killing a police officer. That made me the victim of police non-objectivity. They pulled me over, gave me tickets undeservedly.
It wasn't a difficult decision to take the Manson case. My purpose was to fight legally admissible evidence, and the amount of that was scant. His guilt was based on a few hearsay words, inadmissible in court, that he supposedly told this guy to do a number on the Tate residence. No question he was legally innocent. And, more than that, he was actually innocent. There was no evidence connecting him to those murders.
The newspapers, the magazines, the motion pictures got people all excited – Manson as the embodiment of human evil. Charlie wasn't a monster. When you look at the legally admissible evidence, you come to a very different conclusion. Just looking at him from objective considerations, he's a personable person.”
“I've thought a lot about the case in terms of the legalities. I haven't dwelt much on the human tragedy of it. There's a lot of myth, for example that the baby was taken out of Tate's body. Not so. The wounds were not in the abdomen. The wounds were primarily in the breast area.
I didn't spend much time [thinking about Tate and the other victims], because they were victims of disputes that Charlie had nothing to do with. I think his direct involvement has been woefully extrapolated.
By the time I visited the house, the bodies were gone. The scene was what I'd call mechanical. Nothing about it was gruesome, per se. They'd marked where they were in chalk. So it isn't as overwhelming as some people may feel. None of it stayed with me. The tools of the courtroom make such scenes less than human. I didn't think about it emotionally. The victims are part of the case, but are not that tangible. I lost sleep on other cases, but not on this one.
People ask me, have I ever felt in the presence of evil, I don't know how to respond to that. I don't dream or even think much about Charlie.
I have regrets about every case where someone is killed or injured. Murder is unappetising. But I've never defended anyone who's been accused of horrible criminal acts on children.”
- Irving Kanarek
June 15, 2014
Blue hands said, be ready for Jesus…
Blue hands are cleaning the Lord’s Air. For his coming, his Air must be pure. Praise the Lord.
- Charles Manson
June 15, 2014
June 14, 2014 Charles Manson | One Mind CD Re-Release
"One Mind" is one of Charlie's most popular albums to date.
Originally published in 2005, this authorized re-issue features over 75 minutes of high intensity material, dramatic spoken word and Manson playing guitar and singing his own unique music.
The publication includes an eco-wallet design, new front and back cover art by Charlie, beautiful CD-disc art, and a new CM photo inside cover.
Limited edition release hand-numbered 1-100. Available now at CharliesArts.com
June 6, 2014
It has come to our attention that a parody/fake article announcing the release of Charles Manson has been published on the internet. Some people have been inquiring if the article is true. Although the article is fake, it does reference true events and facts concerning the CA Dept. of Corrections (including “elderly parole”), and it brings up some points we’d like to address.
-- Manson will be 80 years old this year (2014).
-- He has been in prison for 45 years. In so-called civilized/advanced countries, this is unheard of. (In parts of Europe, the maximum sentence for murder is 26 years)
-- CM has endured decades of torture, through long-term solitary confinement, and abuse by forced debilitating psychotropic “medication”. Now he must contend with substandard medical care, poor nutrition, unhealthy conditions of confinement, and continued discriminatory treatment at the hands of rogue staff members. In addition, he is denied his 1st Amendment rights of access to the public media, and is held against his will in a protective housing unit instead of general population.
-- Manson has been convicted of masterminding 9 murders; convicted of first degree murder only through conspiracy laws. It has never been claimed by a court that Manson himself killed anyone.
-- In California and elsewhere, people who have actually committed murder are being released regularly (“…data from 2012, shows that of 784 California inmates on parole after being sentenced to a life term for murder, only 5 percent returned to prison last year for parole violations.”)
-- Manson is considered by the CDCR to be a “low risk” inmate, meaning that the inmate is highly unlikely to be a risk if released. According to the CDCR, low risk category is determined by age, amount of time incarcerated, and behavior while incarcerated.
-- The only evidence used to convict Manson was purely circumstantial; presented by bribed witnesses, threatened witnesses, fabricated testimonies, and through suppression of exculpatory evidence.
-- New developments in the “Manson cases”, previously overlooked or suppressed evidence, as well as updated witness statements, have constantly been ignored by the media and the courts.
-- Manson was unduly denied his 6th amendment right of self-representation.
-- Manson was never allowed a defense portion of the trial, after 8 months of prosecution, slander, and a pervasive world-wide media frenzy (which began well before the trial itself).
-- The longer you hold Manson down under your ignorance, jealousy, lies, and cover-ups – the more you will have to pay.
Charlie and Star, visiting, Feb. 16, 2014
May 20, 2014 China Declares "War Against Pollution", Four Decades After Charles Manson
Now that human society has apparently begun to wake up to the same reality that Charles Manson has constantly warned them of for many decades, will they be able to avoid the worst of consequences?
May 10, 2014
April 29, 2014 New Manson art prints available at CharliesArts.com
These four new prints showcase a variety of classic Manson art styles.
April 27, 2014
April 22, 2014
New phone recording - Charles Manson - Speaking to One Mind - Take a breath of Air before prayer -
"When the lion comes, then they got to do right. If they don't do right, they don't exist."
April 20, 2014
Charlie: I always did wonder why they crucified that dude, and I seen them execute people ever since then, and it looks like it’s the same damn thing. That they haven’t stopped crucifying him, that they crucify him every day. Jealousy does it, incompetence and fear, lies and confusion… People are cold.
Star: Well, they say he was, that Jesus was going against – teaching against the society at the time, or something like that… how they always do.
Charlie: Yea, pretty much.
April 20, 2014
April 15, 2014
March 22, 2014 Update
On March 20th, Charlie returned from the SHU (solitary confinement) to his regular unit. His visiting privileges have been suspended for 90 days, followed by 90 days of only "no-contact" visits (behind glass for one hour). No other information on this episode is available at this time. We are very glad that he is out of the hole and that he seems to be doing fine.
March 17, 2014
To: CDC ATWA
My stars from Milky Way are Gold people, not English or Spanish; they are not people, but birds and animals and name themselves as ATWA, never ending nature of Earth of God. Themselves free from only what they want for their life on Earth. ATWA – All The Way Alive – pray themselves in whatever tongue that makes [them] happy.
It’s just a dream.
Letter, March 2014
March 1, 2014
On Saturday February 22, Manson was moved to the SHU (Security Housing Unit, a.k.a. the hole) pending an initial disciplinary hearing which is scheduled for this Wednesday March 5th. There are rumors concerning the situation, but no solid facts will be known until the administrative process has run it's course.
Being in the SHU means solitary confinement, no access to personal property, no telephone access, and visits are limited to behind glass for one hour. You can still write to Manson at his normal address.
February 14, 2014
January 27, 2014 Interview with Croatia
January 13, 2014
A sincere New Year's thank you to the "X-Men" of Corcoran Prison for their on-going help with answering Charlie's mail. The X-Men have helped Charlie respond to many of the inquiries he receives concerning ATWA, his music, fame, and so forth.
John G and Mickens ("Irish")
December 10, 2013 Concerning Charles Manson: Letter from a member of the US Armed Forces
As I have grown older, I have come to understand the media for what it really is…sensationalistic journalism designed to titillate it's viewers. A prime example is the Geraldo Rivera special "Murder: Live from Death Row" that aired on national television in 1988. It is available on YouTube, so I urge you to watch it. Then, compare the actual television program, specifically Geraldo interviewing Charles Manson, to his entire and unedited interview of Manson, which is also available on YouTube. You will see what I mean. Geraldo cuts and splices the interview so that Manson's words are taken out of context and used against him.
Let me be clear about something….He is a criminal and has done some very bad things in his life. BUT being a petty criminal, and mastermind of the most heinous crime in U.S. history, are two very different things. I won't try to explain what I mean by that here, but I suggest doing your own research. The cards were completely stacked against him from birth, yet he has persevered. He is very unusual and definitely marches to the beat of a different drum. But I can assure you he is not the "Most Dangerous Man Alive" or the devil, re-incarnated.
I know this because I have gotten to know him on a very personal level over the last four years. As a service member stationed in Afghanistan in 2009, I began writing to him because I wanted to see for myself what he was "really" like... not the typical news coverage designed to scare old ladies and increase network ratings. Through phone calls and letters, I have learned that he is nothing like what we have been led to believe over the last forty-four years.
Besides what you THINK you might know about him, I can also tell you that he has a huge admiration and respect for the military. He befriended me and gave many thanks for what I do to serve our country. He cares about what is happening to the country and to the world. He has a positive message, if you will just listen. Being raised in institutions, he has spent most of his life in solitary confinement. That being said, his perception of reality is completely different from ours. You need to understand that from the onset. He doesn't speak in a language or dialect that we are used to hearing. He speaks almost entirely with figurative language to illustrate his points and most of us aren't used to that. He is wise beyond his years and also very intelligent. Open your ears and open your mind and you will be surprised at what you will hear.
December 3, 2013
If you could get everybody that’s watching football, basketball, and baseball, to accept the truth in words, and you tell all those people a simple message – that if you don’t start planting and putting back into the earth everything that you’ve taken from it, you’re all going to die and perish in a cruel terrible way, forever. It’s not complicated.
The truth is that you’re not going to get anything unless you pay for it. You’re getting away with the bounty of all those sacrifices that your army and your soldiers made for you. The only ones that are worth anything is the soldiers, because they serve their God, and they give their lives for that.
You have a chance to be reborn. That means start over - all over. If you don’t start it all over, you’re gonna have nothing left. And you don’t have no time, you’ve wasted it all.
Zezo Zeze Zadfrack.
November 24, 2013 Charles Manson On the Latest Media Hype
You’ve got to stop warring against air. Your sin is against yourself, ‘is your sin against air. Air is all you’ve got. If you’re making money to sell your air, you’re selling your own life. You’re buying and selling your own life to destruction. That system that you say that I’m not good, that I’m a danger to, I might be a danger to your stupidity and I’m a danger to your ignorance, but I’m not a danger to intelligent life forms. I’m not a danger to the people who want to exist on the planet. I’m not a danger to farmers, I’m not a danger to poor people, I’m not a danger to soldiers who don’t want to hurt nobody, who don’t wanna go to war, but who’s forced into war by the bureaucrats who want to destroy themselves.
- Charles Manson, 2011 (Vanity Fair Spain interview)
November 20, 2013
Put that on [the website], say, we must be saying something, because all these people are so jealous that they can’t seem to keep their hate to themselves. They wanna hate what they don’t understand. If they can’t understand it, that’s not [our] fault. Yea, that’s actually a witness for you. You know, we must be saying something [right] because we wouldn’t have all these people against us if we wasn’t. They’re all jealous. They’re ganging up on somebody, why are they ganging up on it? Well, we’ve always been at the bottom, there ain’t nobody helped me.
If you look at, the only thing that’s made me famous is the people that are against me. The people that talk shit about me are the ones that made me into who I am. If it wasn’t for that lying-ass district attorney, I would have never been “Charlie Manson”. He made “the family”. He made it with his bullshit. He made it with all them filthy fuckin’ lies he told in the courtroom. That’s the kind of people you’re dealing with. They think to discredit you is gonna make them better. They think they wanna build their dream on the destruction of your dream. The only thing they got going is, to down somebody else – they have nothing going, they just wanna keep somebody else from making it. They don’t wanna make it; they wanna stop somebody else from making it because they can’t make it. They can’t make it unless they feed on somebody else. Look at everything they’re doing.
That’s what this person said to me when I mentioned a similar thing to them about what people were doing to me, and he said he can’t understand why people want to talk bad about me, “because of you there’s a song in my heart, because of you this romance had its start – because of you the sun will shine, the moon and stars will say you’re mine, forever…” You know, they wanna be down on the very same person that they’re feeding on. It don’t make no sense at all.
(Phone call transcription)
November 12, 2013
We would like to express our heart-felt thanks and appreciation to all the people who sent donations to the Charles Manson Legal Trust. As of today, your donations to CMLT in support of Charlie’s package total $435.
Your support has helped us to purchase a great 4th quarter package for Charlie. These quarterly packages give an important health and nutritional boost for men who are confined and provided a terribly inadequate diet.
(Photo taken 11-9-2013)
November 11, 2013 Happy 79th Birthday Charlie! 11-11-1934
November 8, 2013 Memo From Manson
They're trying to get me to see a doctor. It's a bunch of bullshit.
They just come over from 'Frisco [saying] that the air's all dying and the water's getting so polluted they can't drink it. So yeah, everything we said is coming true. These fuckin' assholes don't wanna listen to the truth about anything, man. They wanna force their bullshit over on somebody else. Lying double-dealing fake phonies.
You know, if it's not in the movies they can't understand it – isn't that weird? You gotta make a movie about it before they can. And then they cut the interviews off… so they could sing… worthless pieces of dog shit.
Put it up on the wire: They just can't seem to leave me alone. They wanna play-act like I'm dead. Haha, I've been doing that for 65 years.
November 7, 2013
November 8, 2013 Report
Unhealthy conditions of confinement:
Living conditions in the PHU aggravate the health problems of inmates. The air is consistently polluted by concrete dust from the unpainted concrete block walls. There are also pervasive chemical fumes from floor strippers, pesticides and toxic cleaners. Dust and debris from the outside air is pumped in through dirty and neglected ventilation ducts.
Despite numerous written requests and a doctor’s prescription, Manson is being denied clearance for an air purifier.
Ignoring obvious nutritional deficiencies in the prison diet, doctors and medical staff routinely deny Manson’s requests for normal treatment options. Conflicting information has been presented to Manson by medical staff, and “No” is their safe and standard answer for common sense solutions.
Prison mailroom staff members are once again failing to process and deliver Manson’s mail in a fair and timely manner. Incoming mail for Charlie has come up missing, and the mail that he does receive is being delivered in bunches of six to ten letters, followed by a lapse of several or more days with no mail at all.
Dozens of envelopes are marked with yellow “refusal slips”, meaning the mail has been kept from Manson for “internal rules violations”. There is no transparent over-sight of this punitive process. Portions of Charlie’s outgoing mail are also being stolen or destroyed, and the entire mail stream is so slow that it often takes 30 days or more for mail going either way to be delivered.
Inmates in other units of the prison also report that their mail stream is marred by severe slowdowns and missing mail.
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