Mercy Killers

I’ve blogged before about the idea of releasing the Manson killers, who are supposedly reformed model prisoners. CNN has a front-page article on it. My feelings remain unchanged — the murderers weren’t executed. That’s about as merciful as I’m willing to get, considering what they did and why.

I find their stories unmoving. Personally, if I recovered from some delusion and discovered that I’d murdered six people, I wouldn’t think myself deserving of freedom.