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Friday, December 08, 2017

Yet Another TV Documentary on Charles Manson is Running This Week, and It’s Not Bad, but Where are the Documentaries on The Nation of Islam’s Zebra Murders, East Bay Murders, Oklahoma City Murders, Its Murders of New York City Cops…

 

[Of related interest: “The Nation of Islam's Zebra Murders: The First Victims?”;

“Domestic Terrorism: The Nation of Islam and the Zebra Murders”; and

The Zebra Project blog.]
 

By David in TN
Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 5:23:00 P.M. EST

REELZ Channel is running a new two-hour documentary on Charles Manson this week. It repeats at 8 pm ET, Friday night December 8, again at 11 pm. This one is different in that it criticizes Vincent Bugliosi's “Helter Skelter” theory.

I somewhat agree, in that I don't believe Manson actually thought it would literally happen. Several followers did tell Bugliosi Manson preached it to his flock.

Several interviewees think Manson wasn't “legally” guilty, even though he was “morally” guilty on the grounds of not being present at the killings. In other words, since Bugliosi “made up” Helter Skelter, Manson should have been acquitted.

Bobby Beausoleil is interviewed by telephone from prison, first time I've heard from him. His arrest for the murder of Gary Hinman started the chain of events. Beausoleil denounces Helter Skelter as phony, says he shouldn't have been convicted, and then admits to killing Gary Hinman!

And Manson himself was interviewed by phone (presumably recently) in which, in Manson-talk, he “denies” responsibility.

The program says Manson was just a petty criminal pre-1967 but overlooks his being a pimp, an occupation requiring the ability to control women. And his “Family” was far and away mostly female.

In all, the program debunks “Helter Skelter,” while confirming the guilt of the gang. It also confirms what we have said before. The Manson story is done to death and other horrible crime stories need to be told.


Let's start with the Zebra Murders, shall we?

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