Jim Garrison's Pressure on the Gay Community of New Orleans
Updated: Oct 9, 2021
Here is a good example of the pressure Garrison was putting on people in the gay community.
Informant No. 949-C is Betty Parent a.k.a. Parrot, who also provided information to Garrison. She will be turning up in an upcoming blog post.
Here is a report on Bill McKenzie from Shaw's investigators.
In the second page, McKenzie says that Sciambra has driven a lot of business away from his bar. and that "many of the homosexuals are lying low during this investigation." He notes that no offer was made to him to identify Shaw as Bertrand, but as we have seen above, an offer was made to him - at least for other information.
To further illustrate some of the pressure on the gay community, or perhaps the entire French quarter, here is an excerpt from Dean Andrews' testimony in the Gordon Novel libel case against Playboy Magazine and Jim Garrison.