Letter to the Editor

Life in prison should mean life

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


I believe a grave mistake was made when Lynette Fromme was freed from prison in August.

Lynette Fromme, also known by her nickname "Squeaky," is a disciple of Charles Manson, one of the most notorious mass murderers in U.S. history. Furthermore she pointed a loaded pistol at Gerald Ford, the 38th president of the United States, and would have killed him if it were not for the quick action of the Secret Service. Thirdly, she escaped from prison at Christmas in 1987, which is not exactly "good behavior." (15 months was added to her sentence)

Just because Lynette Fromme is now 60 does not mean she does not pose a danger to the citizens and government leaders of the United States. Just a few months ago, an 89-year-old terrorist opened fire at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., and killed one person and wounded others. All Lynette Fromme needs is another loaded pistol.

We need to stop letting people out of prison who are sentenced to serve life. This is specifically true of people who are known domestic terrorists and who follow serial killers and attempt to take the life of the president. Fromme needs to go back to jail now.


David Shipp