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Jones discusses conspiracy in a phone call, 1977, transcript

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Jim Jones discusses conspiracy in phone call with unknown caller, 1977, transcript
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McGehee III, Fielding M.
Warning: the conversation includes obscenities and graphic descriptions of torture. In summarizing this tape, Fielding M. McGehee, III, who prepared this transcript of it and provided the title, says that it must have been recorded in "late spring/early summer 1977." The assumption is that the "Dennis" mentioned in the conversation is Dennis Banks, leader of the American Indian Movement who was believed to have been approached by a government agent offering help in return for a denunciation of Jones. The original tape was retrieved and reviewed by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation as part of its inquiry into the assassination of Congressman Leo J. Ryan on November 18, 1978. Jones and his unknown caller talk about conspiracies against Jones and the Peoples Temple, with Jones becoming passionate and asserting that his people would fight: "We're not going to be carried away to no concentration camps."
Jim Jones; Jonestown; Peoples Temple; James Warren Jones; Dennis Banks; Fielding M. McGehee; Cults
1859 Geary
California - San Francisco -Western Addition
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