February 19, 2013
DID DALLAS POLICE PHOTOS DEPICT AN UNTOUCHED CRIME SCENE?
Knoxville, Tennessee (JFKASSASSINATION) Today we continue our look at "Enemy of the Truth: Myths, Forensics, & the Kennedy Assassination" by Sherry P. Fiester.
The book, published by JFK Lancer Productions & Publications, Inc. of Southlake, Texas, includes a Foreward by Jim Marrs, & is available at www.amazon.com & www.jfklancer.com.
Chapter 1: DALLAS PD FOLLOWED PROTOCOL.
Today we look at "Photographing the Scene."
Sherry writes that according to protocol no evidence should have been disturbed in any way before photographs were taken, but on the 6th floor of the TSBD on the afternoon of 11/22/63, that was not the case.
She quotes Rusty Livingston, a member of the DPD, as saying....
"We had...officers picking up things...before we had photographs."
And the DPD officer who 1st located the sniper's nest, Luke Mooney*, made it clear that when he looked at the photographs..."it appeared the (boxes had) been moved."
*Luke Mooney, a plain clothes detective, was standing in front of the Dallas Criminal Courts Building on Houston Street when the shots were fired.
He ran to the Grassy Knoll, went over the picket fence & into the railroad yard before being directed back to the TSBD.
Photo by James G. Howes (1969)
Sherry gives corroboration from other witnesses that the boxes in the sniper's nest were moved before photos were made.
Officer Mooney also said the shell casings located in the sniper's nest were picked up by Captain Will Fritz** BEFORE photographs of them were made.
**John Will Fritz (1895-1984) was born in Dublin, Texas, served in WWI, & attended Tarleton State College. He joined DPD in 1921 & became captain in 1934. He was the 1st officer to interrogate Lee Harvey Oswald. Fritz retired in 1970.
Mooney's statement is corroborated by news photographer, Tom Alyea.
Other components of Chapter 1 include....Sketching the scene, Describing the Scene, & Collecting Evidence.
Sherry Fiester writes in Chapter 1's Conclusions...
"The homicide investigation of President Kennedy by the Dallas Police Department is unacceptable (and has) created doubt...that is still being addressed today."
Accordingly, Sherry concludes the Dallas Police Department FAILED....
"to provide a quality, comprehensive & impartial investigation of the Texas School Book Depository."
TSBD 6th Floor Window
Dallas, Texas (2006)
You Tube Video
In the next posting on JFK ASSASSINATION, we will begin a discussion of Chapter 2, EAR WITNESSES.