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Goodbye Charlie:  The world improved slightly yesterday when the twisted, manipulative serial murderer Charles Manson died of natural causes at 83.  Jamie Schram of the New York Post walks us back through Manson's life of crime and endless breaks from the criminal justice system.  In the late 1960s, he formed a cult known as the "Manson Family" made up of small-time criminals and runaway girls which lived on the Spahn Ranch in northwest Los Angeles County.  In 1969, after being turned down for a record contract by music producer Terry Melcher, Manson ordered the murders of people living at Melcher's former residence, including pregnant actress Sharon Tate, coffee heiress Abigail Folger and her boyfriend Wojciech Frykowski, and hair stylist Jay Sebring.  All four were butchered to death and "pig" was written in blood on the front door.  The next night, Manson accompanied cult members to the home of supermarket owner Nino LaBianca and his wife Rosemary.  There the couple was bound and stabbed to death as Manson gave instructions.  The words "rise," "death to pigs," and "helter skelter" were written in blood in the home.   At trial, the jury heard evidence that Manson had wanted the public to believe that the murders were committed by blacks, which he hoped would spark a race war.   

Soros-Funded Group Plots to Replace DAs:  A progressive donor network, the Democracy Alliance, held its fall conference in California last week to discuss plans to elect liberal/progressive district attorneys in counties across the U.S.  Joe Schoffstall of the Washington Free Beacon reports that the group, which was co-founded by liberal billionaire George Soros, rolled out 30 district attorney races targeted for 2018 as part of an effort to overhaul the nation's criminal justice system.  The group's most recent victory was the November 7 election of Larry Krasner as District Attorney of Philadelphia.  With nearly $2 million in contributions from Soros, Krasner beat out Republican prosecutor Beth Grossman by 40 points.  Krasner, a defense attorney, represented Occupy Philadelphia and Black Lives Matter, and had sued the police department over 75 times.      

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