Friday, June 28, 2019

Bruce Davis Granted Parole.... Again

Bruce has aged a lot since his last mug shot.



Read the article at Cielo Drive dot com

34 comments:

Mon Durphy said...

Damn, looks like the Grim Reaper is approaching, that day he turned himself in tripping his balls off in late 70 must seem like 500 years ago

Mon Durphy said...

If you were taking bets in 69 as to the only ones having passed away by 2019 being Atkins and Manson (and Charlie not even gone 2 yrs) you'd have won alot of bets

Milly James said...

Is there any point in this routine going on and on? The decision will get overturned by a politician. Legal precedents to hell.

Mon Durphy said...

If any of them had any repentance they would simply refuse their parole hearings and save the state the money of going through the whole charade, I think David Berkowitz does this in NY and if there's anything to respect about him it's that

Jillian Marie said...

This whole thing is ridiculous at this point. Keep recommending him only to turn him down. Same with Leslie & Bobby. Doesn't infringe upon my life either way honestly but it's annoying to have it circulating all the time.

DebS said...

Bruce did waive his parole hearing last year. The thing is, when they are granted parole and then turned down by the governor they are eligible for another hearing in a year.

Part of me thinks that the powers that be want to keep the "Manson Murders" alive and in the forefront for their own purposes.

David said...

Mon Durphy said: "that day he turned himself in tripping his balls off in late 70 must seem like 500 years ago"

Indeed.

I have always wondered whether they ever really sat with the fact that they were at the height of their youth and lost everything. When most people were about to launch a life, get a degree from college, drinking beer or smoking dope, getting a job, or painting or writing a song, finding love, then losing it and finding it again, writing poetry or whatever any of us did at age 21- they went to prison..forever...because of one man and one moment, one night, one day when they did what none of the rest of us would ever think about doing.

What a waste of a life.

What a terrible act they inflicted on someone for absolutely no reason.

Mon Durphy said...

I agree with everything you said except the "one man one night" statement, Tex and the girls may have thought Manson wanted them to do what they did but what they did was their own choice

Mon Durphy said...

Very good point, never thought of it that way but even in 2019 this case has Political Football written all over it

beauders said...

Does anyone know the state of Bruce Davis's health?

Matt said...

beauders said...
Does anyone know the state of Bruce Davis's health?


My understanding is that he has dementia. The details don't seem to be available.

Mon Durphy said...
Very good point, never thought of it that way but even in 2019 this case has Political Football written all over it


My contention all along is that they have become political prisoners. CA Governors a
have not had the guts to say, "I'm not going to be the one to have the stain of releasing the Manson Family on his record because I might want to run for national office some day". Instead we get lies like, "They still present a danger to society".

That DOES NOT mean that I am advocating for anyone's release. I do though think that the parole process is dysfunctional and needs to have truth and fairness to everyone involved. If you have to lie - it's broken.



Mon Durphy said...

I remember when I first really looked into this case at 16 I remember thinking that all of them would die in prison including Clem incidentally, I wasn't as aware of the game of politics then and honestly believed most people got into politics to improve life for the people they represent but even then I remember thinking no one would let them loose

cielodrivecom said...

Per Beckman, Bruce's mind is fine. But he has emphysema and needs a new hip

Gorodish said...

Wow, when I first saw Bruce's picture I thought Mike Love had gotten arrested.

DebS said...

I read in one article that Bruce has been in solitary confinement since April. I didn't understand exactly why until today when I learned a couple of things from someone who speaks with him.

Bruce began receiving threats from another prisoner. Apparently, someone in prison owed another prisoner money. The person who borrowed the money couldn't pay it back so the lender told the guy to threaten and, perhaps, harm Bruce as a payback for the debt. Bruce was put in solitary for his own protection.

Bruce will be transferred from San Luis Obispo to either San Quentin or Mule Creek in the near future so he can get out of solitary. It was explained to me that the reason for the move was because it's easier to move one person rather than the two or three who were perpetrating the threats.

Mon Durphy said...

You'd think with all the money that gets shoveled into the prison system they could build a 500 or 750 bed facility to house elderly over age 70 inmates, I'm not a fan of Bruce or what he did but keeping the elderly in the same housing as young, healthy, violent inmates is cruel and unusual, wasn't Manson attacked at Corcoran by that giant mid 30s psycho who killed the two women on a park trail a few years ago?

Zelda Formaldehyde said...

As far as I know, no state politician paid a price for the release of Clem (correct me if I'm wrong), so I don't see how anyone would pay a price 34 years later if Bruce were released now.

dawnn said...

what a creep he was and is.

DebS said...

Zelda Formaldehyde said...
As far as I know, no state politician paid a price for the release of Clem (correct me if I'm wrong), so I don't see how anyone would pay a price 34 years later if Bruce were released now.

Zelda, the law allowing the California governor to reverse a parole board's decision was not in effect when Grogan was paroled in November 1985, though that release was not announced to the public until May 1986.

The law allowing the governor to reverse a parole board's decision to release a prisoner was Proposition 89 passed by voters November 1988.

Originally the governor had 30 to decide whether or not to reverse, affirm or modify the parole board's decision. That part of the proposition has been changed to 120 days.

So, when Grogan was released there really was no politician that could have been hurt by letting him be released.

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1988-10-28-mn-340-story.html

cielodrivecom said...

The 120 days is the max time BPH has to review the grant. After BPH complete their review, it's given to the Governor who has 30 days to something about it. Some of the recent articles have botched this up

beauders said...

Deb do you know did Mrs. Tate have a role in passing Prop 89?

DebS said...

cielodrive, thanks for the clarification!

Beauders, I don't believe so.

Zelda Formaldehyde said...

Thanks for the clarification, Deb.

beauders said...

Thanks Deb

Monica said...

Thanks Deb. I am reading the Shorty book and get more and more frustrated at the life lost and unsung. What a horrible feeling for him to be trapped in murder like he was. ALL Bruce says is he stabbed against his will. I might believe that had he not been a primary person in the Manson doc talking about lighting a spark and then appearing at the courthouse pre arrest. Not one of those incarcerated (not even LVH who I think should be released because of the law) has ever done any type of unrequired victim restitution. I think he should be released according to the law, but the thought of it just breaks my heart. Especially after reading Deb's book.

Jenn said...

I wave at Davis every morning as I drive by his “house” and I shake my head every time in amazement at how one can do something incredibly stupid and antisocial as a young person, and waste your whole life “living” behind a fence.

Matt said...

Jenn said...
...I shake my head every time in amazement at how one can do something incredibly stupid and antisocial as a young person, and waste your whole life “living” behind a fence.


Those "kids" have spent their entire lives in prison. They wouldn't even know how to pump gas, use a drive-through, order off of Amazon or even how to start a new car. Their entire base of knowledge is how to live in prison.

It's hard to sympathize given what they did, but it's easy to empathize with anyone who has had no freedom or privacy for such a long time.



beauders said...

They could move to Oregon, it's against the law for customers to pump their own gas, it has to be an employee of the gas station.

Unknown said...

Agreed in my early 20s some loser 34 year old doing life on installments couldn't convince me to kill a house full of people. Lsd or not

Matthew Record said...

Blogger Unknown said...

Agreed in my early 20s some loser 34 year old doing life on installments couldn't convince me to kill a house full of people. Lsd or not

Only Bruce Davis was not involved in killing a house full of people.

Zelda Formaldehyde said...

"They could move to Oregon ...."
Heh.Some of the Family's past activities seem to be on vogue in Portland these days.

beauders said...

Zelda Portland is considered San Francisco’s naughty little sister by those in the know.

dawnn said...

He will never get out alive thank God

Unknown said...

Has any CA governor ever agreed to release a parolee that is not a Mansonite? They essentially did get the death penalty.