To his credit, Waters does not dismiss the personal tragedy left behind by Van Houten and other Manson followers. The Sun story noted that despite his support for Van Houten's parole, he emphasizes his respect for the LaBianca family: "Whatever they say, they're not wrong, it can't be wrong, because it's personal, it's their family. I am talking from the view of society, the law, and what is fair. And that's a very different thing. If they ask, 'Where's the parole for my mother?,' I can't answer that question."