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Thursday, August 20, 2009

THE MANSON TRIBE

I don't suppose many people know that some former members of the MANSON TRIBE or CULT spent time here in New Hampshire and one even spent time on the Streets of Claremont, apparently. Now one of this tribe who tried to 'assassinate' the late President Reagan has been released recetnly.

THE TWIN STATE VALLEY MURDERS

I have decided to expand the topic I started in HAPHAZARD HAUNTINGS & OTHER ODDITIES on the murders of several women in the Twin State Valley and to deal with it here since it needs a separate blog. New England, and New Hampshire and Vermont in particular, have had their share of murders and murderers, which needs to be mentioned as many have ignored this or forgotten about them .Then there are the murders in Massachusetts and other New England States and perhaps I shall bring these up when I run out of other material.

THE MURDERERS AMONG US

This blog is about crime,killers, and related topics. According to some writers and some statistical information, though it might be higher or lower, ONE IN EVERY TEN PEOPLE YOU MEET OR PASS BY IS A MURDERER! If, as now being advocated, more criminals are poured into the street, we can perhaps expect more murders,especially if 'reformed' murderers are released Of course, this is not all I want to say on this subject but will continue things later. SOME OF THE NICEST PEOPLE YOU EVER MEET ARE MURDERERS! I took a course at UNH in criminology, which was taught by Stuart Palmer of the Sociology Department. I also took a course on Anthropology from him. But the field of sociology as taught then did not interest me as much as psychology and philosophy. Anyway, we went on a field trip to the NH State Prison where we did see some killers among the convicts. Years later, when I became a Corrections Officer at the Sullivan County House of Correction in Unity, I again had opportunity to visit the State Prison for a Correctional Officers Course and again another time. Professor Palmer had a theory that most murderers had been frustrated and killed out of that frustration but while this seemed possible to me, I did not accept this entirely and still don't. It seems to me there are other factors.