Was Charles Manson a CIA lab rat?

The cult leader brainwashed his followers using the same techniques MKULTRA was trying to perfect.

Charles Manson 1968 mugshot (Public Domain)

In 1999, freelance journalist Tom O’Neill accepted what he thought would be a simple assignment: He was tapped to write a story about the Manson Family’s lasting impact on Hollywood to mark the 30th anniversary of the Tate-LaBianca murders. It…

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Justin Ward

Justin Ward

Journalist and activist. Founder and co-chair of DivestSPD. Bylines at SPLC, The Baffler, GEN, USA Today. Follow on Twitter: @justwardoctrine, @DivestSPD