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  •  I believe it was a palm print on the rifle (0+ / 0-)

    I'm sorry, I don't trust Dallas police. They had no prints, then suddenly they did.
    I don't trust them because of their report on Oswald's arrest saying he killed the President. This was in an hour or so after the shots were fired.
    How the heck was it possible to already know that then?
    Dallas was a hotbed of extreme right wing opposition and hatred toward this President.
    I don't trust that palm print as evidence. I do trust the gun powder tests because the results wouldn't be tainted because they point in the opposite direction of the finders of the test wanted...ie they reported evidence that did not support their own conclusion.

    Here is the arrest report:

    City of Dallas Archives: http://jfk.ci.dallas.tx.us/...

    Arrest Report On Investigative Prisoner, by M. M. McDonald.  Arrest  report  identifies Oswald as the assassin of President John F. Kennedy and Police Officer J. D. Tippit.  Copy marked  'deceased', (Photocopy Annotated), 11/22/63. 00002104       1 page  07  02  001  2104-001.gif
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    I am sure you can agree that it is very unusual that they knew Oswald killed Kennedy within about an hour. Think about even now...when does that happen when someone shoots someone without a direct eye witness?

    •  It's been at least a year since I last spent any (0+ / 0-)

      significant time on this matter (when reading Bugliosi's Reclaiming History), so my memories have grown a ltitle rusty. IIRC, though, LHO's prints (fingerprints, that is) were found in at least two places on the Mannlicher-Carcano rife: on the magazine and a partial on the stock. (Not sure about the palm print.)

      Same goes for the DPD's ID of LHO as the principal suspect so quickly. Again, IIRC, a duty roster was compiled of all Texas Book Depository emloyees and LHO was the only one who had vanished (all other TBD employees present and accounted for). Flight can show an awareness of guilt and desire to evade arrest.

      I'll have to defer to you on the nitrates and their significance (or lack thereof). Much as I think this investigation and debate are worthwhile, I cannot find the time to do it well. And if I can't do it well, I'd just as soon not do it at all.

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