Thursday, September 18, 2014

CALLING ALL MANSON BLOGGERS, Readers, and Associated Hangers On:

By now, I hope that everyone has seen Tom O'Neil's article on the Tex Watson Tapes and the LAPD's and LADA's decision to withhold them from the public.

If not you can find it here. 

Now it's time for us to unite and take the next step.  Let's all file Freedom of Information Act requests to both the LAPD and LADA under the California Public Records Act.  Just for shits and giggles, lets copy the LA Times and any other news organization you care to involve with a letter demanding to know why they are not pursuing this matter further.

I'm no lawyer, not even a disbarred one, so for guidance, a sample letter for such can be found here.

Addresses I suggest follow below.  Let's try to shake things up, shall we?

LAPD California Public Records Act Processing Unit
201 N Los Angeles St 301
Los Angeles, CA  90012
(213) 978-2100

Los Angeles District Attorney's Office:

District Attorney's Office HeadquartersBack to the Top210 West Temple StreetSuite 18000Los AngelesCA90012(213)

Los Angeles Times
Mailing Address:
202 W. 1st St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 237-5000


katie8753 said...

Starship, should we describe it as the "Tex Tapes"?? LOL.

katie8753 said...

Perhaps the most troubling question of all, though, is: Would the LAPD and DA ignore evidence of unsolved murders on a tape if that tape also contained evidence that jeopardized one of their most prized convictions ever?

What could Tex have said in 1969 that would jeopardize their convictions? The trials hadn't even taken place yet.

I can see why Tex would try to block release of the tapes. He's spent years trying to appear to be a "goody two shoes", and if he laughed and said monstrous things about the victims on the tape, the parole board would just throw away the key.

When Tex was talking to his psychiatrist back in 1969, he made fun of the victims at Cielo Drive, laughed and said they were "running around like chickens with their heads cut off".

Personally I don't think there's anything about other murders on that tape, probably just a lot of talk from Tex that he was "spitting up" a lot.

katie8753 said...

How could anything that Tex said on those tapes minimize the girls' actions? They've already admitted to being there and admitted to what they did.

What could he possibly say to minimize that?

beauders said...

Maybe Watson is actually minimizing Manson's involvement in the tapes and it's just thrown out as the girls because the girls as Katie has pointed out can't be minimized. A red herring of sorts. Just imagine that what Manson has been saying these 43 yeas, that he "was not directing traffic" those nights. Heads would roll if this was the truth and the California justice system would probably never recover. The names Charles Manson and Sharon Tate go together in the psyche of most Americans over a certain age. What if it was all a bunch of bullshit.