I can hear your sincere apology in the words of this story. I believe your desire to present the Family members as real human beings has shed light on the fact that Manson ran a brutal cult into which many unsuspecting and innocent individuals fell. You've opened my eyes to understanding and forgiving these mere kids for falling under Charlie's wicked spell.
In a genre that often exploits and further sensationalizes the Manson story, you've taken time to present the stories behind this big true crime story. Thank you for your good work, and for reminding us that the Family was mostly made of lost kids.