Many of the captions on the Manson Family Slide Show have this appended:
"Forty years ago, Manson 'family' members were kids. Vulnerable, alienated, running away from a world wracked by war and rebellion. They turned to a cult leader for love and wound up tied to a web of unimaginable evil, and now, on the brink of old age, they are the haunted."
What? Give me a break. What saved the other people who knew Charles Manson and his followers? Normal people looked at Manson and decided to keep their distance. The ones who embraced him weren't victims; the people they killed were victims. The followers were evil.