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Tony Austin

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  1. Lots of good advice and interesting comments. Thanks to everyone who has replied on this thread. I think the forum works best when we are trying to help each other. Kind regards Tony
  2. Thanks for the advice guys, I will get hold of copies of those books soon. Regards Tony
  3. Hi folks, I am currently doing general research into the subject of Jack Ruby. I would be grateful if any members of the forum could advise me of any particular books, magazines, articles or documentaries that they would recommend as providing accurate, interesting and insightful informative on this subject. All suggetions welcome, I would rather have too much information than too little. Thanks for any help in this matter, Regards Tony
  4. Yes, I agree with you there, Michael. As to why Oswald decided to purchase his rifle via mail-order when he knew full well he would be attempting an illegal act with that weapon within just a few days of receiving it (attempting to kill Maj. Gen. Edwin A. Walker) --- my answer to that inquiry is this: ~shrug~ And everyone else's answer should be that same "shrug" too, because nobody can know for sure why Kook Oswald did the nutty things he did in 1963.....because he never told anybody why he did them prior to meeting his Maker in the City Hall basement. It seems strange to me that Oswal
  5. It is interesting to ask questions of the "if only" and "what if" type when looking it historic events. With regards to the Kennedy assassination you could ask "what if the Chicago plot had succeeded?" There was a plot to assassinate President Kennedy when he visited Chicago on the 2nd day of November 1963. However, the FBI were tipped off about the plot and they informed the Secret Service. The Secret Service then worked with the Chicago police to arrest the plotters and stop the assassination from happening. What would have happened if the FBI had never been tipped off? The assassination mi
  6. ___________________________________________________________________________ Thanks, Tony. I wonder if he saw anyone getting or taking that kind of paper, of at least the required length, from his work area in the days leading up to the assassination. Also, regarding Lee's question, does anyone on the Forum know if the electrical boxes for the elevators were in the basement? Thanks, --Thomas Tony I am sure the paper bag produced by the FBI ( one of 4) was tested and neither the paper nor the tape came from the TSBD Ian Ian, The Warren Commission's official conclusion
  7. Perhaps for the same reason they fingerprinted Oswald twice. Also I thought Fritz kept one in his desk and that only 2 went to the FBI.Maybe he kept the dented/short cycled one?. Ian, The official version is that Detective Sims took possession of the three spent cartridges at about 1:20pm and he took them to Captain Fritz at his office later that afternoon. Fritz gave them to Detective Dhority later that evening with instructions to deliver then to Lieutenant Day for fingerprinting and to return with one of the three cartridges. Captain Fritz retained the single cartridge until an
  8. Perhaps for the same reason they fingerprinted Oswald twice. Also I thought Fritz kept one in his desk and that only 2 went to the FBI.Maybe he kept the dented/short cycled one?. Ian, The official version is that Detective Sims took possession of the three spent cartridges at about 1:20pm and he took them to Captain Fritz at his office later that afternoon. Fritz gave them to Detective Dhority later that evening with instructions to deliver then to Lieutenant Day for fingerprinting and to return with one of the three cartridges. Captain Fritz retained the single cartridge until an
  9. OK, no takers. If you look at the testimony of Lieutentant Day before the Warren Commission, you find on one page: http://www.jfk-assassination.de/warren/wch/vol14/page253.php ,about half way down, Day is taking about what he did on the day Kennedy was assassinated when he was on the sixth floor at about 1:20pm. You will see the bit where he says: "..Were taken. I processed these three hulls for fingerprints, using powder. Mr. Sims picked them up by the ends and handed them to me. I processed each of the three, did not find fingerprints. As I had finished that, Captain Fritz sent word for
  10. The three spent rifle cartridges Anybody notice anything strange about this affidavit by Detective Dhority? http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/russ/testimony/dhority2.htm
  11. Thomas, Don't forget Troy Eugene West who worked as a mail wrapper on the first floor. He never left his work area throughout his normal working day. He would even eat his lunch close to his wrapping machine. Just because the President of the United States was going past the book depository in his motorcade that day he did not see any reason why he should change his routine. He was at usual place of work on the first floor at the time of the assassination and he did not see anybody until the police arrived. Troy is an interesting character because he never saw Lee Harvey Oswald
  12. Bernice, Many thanks for your contributions. Reading through the above you see the huge amount of contradictions between the Tom Alyea version of events and the Dallas Police and Sheriff's Department version of events. I was interested in the comment ".. crime scene peolpe who did not see the original positioning because they were not called upon the scene until after the rifle was found nearly an hour later." An awful lot of law enforcement people would have had to have been lying for this to be true! With regards to general timing of events, I was interested to find that the
  13. Bernice, Many thanks for your contributions. Reading through the above you see the huge amount of contradictions between the Tom Alyea version of events and the Dallas Police and Sheriff's Department version of events. I was interested in the comment ".. crime scene peolpe who did not see the original positioning because they were not called upon the scene until after the rifle was found nearly an hour later." An awful lot of law enforcement people would have had to have been lying for this to be true! With regards to general timing of events, I was interested to find that the
  14. Mike, It gets Fritz away from the snipers nest in the immediate minutes following the discovery of the shells. If he's not there he can't tamper with them. Lee I hardly think that he would really have to lie about that. As it stands we have film footage from Alyea of Fritz entering the TSBD. If this is the case then Alyea had to enter after Fritz. So then to do we have Gerald Hill saying he yelled down to the ground as well, and then shortly after he heard Fritz et al coming up in the freight elevator. I think it is plausible that Fritz may have been still on the ground when they w
  15. Tony, How could Fritz have aided Alyea within a minute of the casings being found, when he was not even on the 6th floor when they were found? This is only one of many questions. There are some serious accuracy issues with the article, if you wish I will address them. Mike Mike, If you look at the "Report on the officer's duties in regards to the President's murder - R.M. Sims and E.L. Boyd" in the City of Dallas Archives: JFK collection in box 3, folder 4, item 5 on the second page you find that they state that the empty hull were found about 1:15pm and that Lt Day and Detect
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