Frequent Reader "Gary" asks "
I would like to know what you think about it."
Here is what he refers to:
Shortly before his death, Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson told Bill Scanlon Murphy (A former session musician with the Beach Boys and friend of Dennis Wilson) "I know Manson didn't do it. He was an asshole and a criminal, but this family shit is all wrong. I know". Although Wilson wouldn't elaborate, Murphy's curiosity was piqued, and he decided to further investigate the matter; an investigation that spanned over 10 years and brought him in contact with West Coast porn stars, mobsters and assorted druggies. According to Murphy, he and his family have been threatened by Manson supporters and the Mafia. This harassment is in part due to information Murphy obtained from the sources within the California State Attorneys Office and the LAPD, the nature of which suggests that authorities knew the real motive behind the murders, but chose to prosecute it as a sham "serial killer cult trial" to cover up the involvement of Hollywood bigshots with drugs, orgies and the mob."
What do I think?
I think first of all that this Lisa person needs to stop putting quotes from books out there as "facts." There are tons of facts in Sanders book but no truth. Many "facts" in the Bug's book are just made up. Calling something a fact when it isn't is bad form.
The short response to this is that the LAPD couldn't cover up anything for long- every time they try from Rampart on down they fail. I think that the police arrested the killers because, well, they killed everybody, and arrested Charlie because they felt the need to get the perceived honcho. In order to GET Charlie they felt they needed a motive (not legally but in reality) and thus Bug made shit up. So no, I don't think they covered anything up.
Scanlon Murphy is a weird dude- I have a radio show he did and he shows up occasionally in AesNihil's tapes- but he never wrote anything substantial that I am aware of from his research. I am not sure whether he should be trusted about anything.
As far as orgies and shit- hell just read Sanders newest edition- he spends PAGE after PAGE talking about the hunt for the "Family Sex and Snuff Films" back in the day- but they never surfaced because, ummm, they didn't exist.
If what you are asking me is what the actual motive was, I don't think any of the actual killers even know. But I do think it involved drugs, and I do think it involved Gibby and Voytek only. They were the ones meant to die.
Hope you like my thoughts Gary, really I do.