May 10 – Debra Tate, the outspoken adversary of the Manson family, has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
After losing her mother Doris to brain cancer in 1992 and her sister Patti to breast cancer in 2000 – both victims’ rights advocates – Debra dedicated her life to continuing her family’s legacy. Over the past two decades, Debra has become a staple at Manson family parole hearings, relentlessly opposing their release.
Last year, Tate launched online petitions on her website noparoleformansonfamily.com, collecting nearly half a million signatures opposing parole for Manson family members.
A gofundme page to help with Tate’s medical bills has set up by her friend, Jillian Barberie.