THANK YOU, LAPD-LADA
September 24, 2014
Jason Slater - TLB Radio
On a side note, it appears O'Neill uses the same propaganda to sell his TLB story as did Vince Bugliosi, The Rolling Stone magazine, Life magazine and countless others. The "Manson Tapes"? Really? That is the first I've seen or heard of the tapes being referred to as the Manson tapes. Silly us here at TLB Radio thought they were called the Tex Watson tapes.
O'Neill's article is certainly insightful and interesting for those of us following the story of the tapes but I think many are missing an important point and misplacing their ire over the tapes on the Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles District Attorney's Office.
I thought Brian Davis did a good job Sunday night during his radio show outlining O'Neill's article and pointing out the crucial mistake O'Neill made that has prevented O'Neill and anyone else outside of a select few from listening to the tapes or knowing the contents.
As you read in O'Neill's article, O'Neill had already convinced the trustee, Linda Payne, that the tapes were no longer protected by attorney-client privilege.
However, as Brian pointed out, the costly mistake O'Neill made was also convincing Payne that there is a possibility of information about other murders on the tapes. It was that persuasion which triggered Payne's decision to turn the tapes over to law enforcement.
So it was actually O'Neill who shot himself in the foot in his attempt to gain access to the tapes and it's a double-barrel blast because the strange twist to all of this is there would probably be no "Watson tapes" for anyone to ever listen to had it not been for O'Neill bringing them up to begin with in his 2008 interview with Bill Boyd, the one who recorded the tapes with Watson.
In his expose' article, O'Neill attempts to garner public and media support in his continued quest for the tapes and make law enforcement look bad but O'Neill, himself, had been dancing in-step with the LAPD and the LADA the whole time.
Yes, in my opinion, law enforcement has been playing dirty pool with those tapes but O'Neill has known this for the whole two-plus years and never said anything publicly because he felt by playing the game along with LAPD and the LADA, he would be rewarded with access to the tapes but now feels betrayed by law enforcement.
However, bluntly, O'Neill screwed himself back at trustee Payne then got "pwn3d" by the LAPD and the LADA.
While O'Neill does expose the LAPD and the LADA office with some of their underhanded procedures in regards to the tapes, we the public should actually be thanking the LAPD and LADA.
We should be thankful to law enforcement because if not for their refusal to let O'Neill listen to the tapes, O'Neill probably would never have written that expose' and we the public would never have been the wiser to questionable tactics and secret meetings regarding those tapes.
Also, if then Deputy District Attorney Patrick Sequeira or Detective Dan Jenks does let O'Neill listen to the tapes, does anyone think O'Neill would have shared such information with the public who O'Neill now claims has a right to know? I don't.
Thank you, LAPD and LADA.