Apparently, the rope that hung Sharon and Jay was on display and even Robert Kennedy's shirt from his assasination was there. There were also some weapons used at the Manson murders on display. The items have since been removed.
"This is supposed to be a learning experience," Police Chief Charlie Beck told The Associated Press on Wednesday. "It wasn't intended to cause anyone grief or to be prurient or salacious in any way."
Debra Tate, the sister of Sharon Tate, said she and family members of other victims should have been notified in advance that evidence was going to be shown.
"A little warning would have been nice so we could prepare ourselves emotionally," Tate said. "It's part of the insensitivity the department shows toward victims. We're being victimized over and over again.
"From my perspective it's very disturbing. Number one, I didn't get any notice that this was going to occur.
"These are very personal artifacts to me. These are things that bring back horrible memories, not only for myself, but other Manson family victims."
Tate plans to complain to the LAPD. However, she said she understands the value of the exhibit.
"I understand using it as a teaching tool and keeping the public aware of how heinous these murders were," she said. "From that aspect it's very important."
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