by Winsip Custer CPW News Service
|Jared Loughner as desired by Freebird, Charles Manson after initial arrest and a recent photograph of Manson at his parole hearing|
Citing the freedoms enjoyed by California inmate Charlie Manson, family and friends of Jared Loughner have expressed concern for the shaving and hair cut received from his Arizona captors. "Nobody cut Charlie's hair like that and nicked his head," said Winston Freebird a distant relative.
Spokesperson for the Arizona Department of Corrections said "we have a short hair policy that has long been observed for health, sanitation and other reasons that are far above any public humiliation considerations." Angered by the photo released by the ADC, Freebird provided an enhanced photo which he feels would provide a modicum of respectability. "Next time you want to kill a bunch of people, you should do it California," said an unnamed deputy. Freebird responded by saying "what a mean thing to say. Jared should not be politicized by playing Arizona against California. Anyone who knew Jared knows that he was apolitical. Why his two favorite books were Hitler's Mein Kampf and Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto....Mein Kampf during his manic periods and Marx during the depressive ones."