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Tony Krome

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  1. Connally from his Parkland bed; If anyone in the front seat of a car wishes to view the rear seat area, they always turn towards the centre of the car. Connally did exactly that.
  2. Elsbeth st; Mrs. TOBIAS. She said she was Russian. Mr. JENNER. She said that in Russian? Mrs. TOBIAS. No; she said that in English, but she said, "My husband said it was bad and my husband told me if I said I was Russian people would be mean to me". Mr. JENNER. She made it known to you with her limited command of English--she said what you have now related? Mrs. TOBIAS. Oh--yes; she said it. I understood her real well. Then we see her in a TV interview, after the assassination, speaking English just fine.
  3. So how do we deal with the interrogation reports that mention the bus? The timeline has Oswald arrested, taken to DPD, then interrogated. Roger Craig has Oswald saying "I told you people I did" at around 5 to 5:30pm Friday afternoon. This would be after the first round of interrogation. Oswald has told something to the people in the first round of interrogation before Craig arrived. That something was relative to Fritz asking him, in Craig's presence, about Craig having seen Oswald's means of departure via a car. At this point, Fritz has both Oswald's and Craig's accounts that seem to suggest that a car was involved. It follows then, that the information was then passed on to Fritz's boss, Curry, who then passed it on to reporters on Saturday. The individual Bookhout FBI report from the 22nd indeed shows no mention of a bus. Following the Craig/Fritz/Oswald meeting, and in very short order, McWatters was dragged off his bus; Mr. McWATTERS - Well, they stopped me; it was, I would say around 6:15 or somewhere around 6:15 or 6:20 that afternoon. Mr. BALL - You were still on duty, were you? Mr. McWATTERS - Yes, sir. Mr. BALL - Still on your bus? Mr. McWATTERS - I was on duty but I was on a different line and a different bus. The DPD quickly arrange a lineup; Mr. McWATTERS - Yes, sir; when they stopped me over there and took me into the police department there, like I say, it was around 6:15 or 6:20, they took me down before the lineup there and asked me if I could identify anyone in that lineup as getting on my bus that day. Mr. BALL - Did they take you down and show you a lineup? Mr. McWATTERS - Yes, sir. But the bus driver fails to pick out Oswald as passenger. Instead, he picks out Oswald as the closest person that resembled the grinning teenager, Milton Jones; Mr. BALL - Who was the No. 2 man you saw in the lineup on November 22, 1963? Mr. McWATTERS - Well, just like I say, he was the shortest man in the lineup, in other words, when they brought these men out there, in other words, he was about the shortest, and the lightest weight one, I guess, was the reason I say that he looked like the man, because the rest of them were larger men than-- Mr. BALL - Well, now, at that time, when you saw the lineup-- Mr. McWATTERS - Yes. Mr. BALL - Were you under the impression that this man that you saw in the lineup and whom you pointed out to the police, was the teenage boy who had been grinning? Mr. McWATTERS - I was, yes, sir; I was under the impression-- Mr. BALL - That was the fellow? Mr. McWATTERS - That was the fellow. At this point, Fritz wasn't about to tell Curry about a busted ID on Oswald. Something more substantial was needed. Enter the bus transfer "found" on Oswald. If there was in fact a bus transfer in Oswald's possession at the time of arrest, Fritz would have known about it and related that to Curry. But we know that Curry only had the negro/car info when asked by reporters about whether Oswald got across town by bus. It appears, the bus scenario was developed from about 5:30pm Friday but hit a few bumps, for there a many versions of the Oswald journey; 1. A single bus ride home 2. One bus to another bus ride home 3. A single bus and a cab ride home In the end, they settled for number 3.
  4. That is correct. Always check the earliest reports. Connally was hit simultaneously as he turned to his left.
  5. Bookhout reported Oswald as saying he spent 5 to 10 minutes outside the TDBD. Split that time, 7 to 8 minutes, add the encounters with Baker and the "Secret Service agent", and you end up with approx 12:40, the same time that Roger Craig witnessed, who he believed was the man in Fritz's office, hailing a car outside the TSBD. Bookhout wasn't the only one to report Oswald out front with Bill. Fritz has the same in his notes. So it appears certain that Oswald did in fact say that. The WC has Oswald blocks away up Elm St boarding a bus at around 12:40. Do you wish to believe Oswald/Craig or go with WC/DPD/Bledsoe?
  6. If you believe that several Dallas Police officers were confronted with who they thought were Secret Service agents in the immediate aftermath of the shooting, then you must consider that the report of Oswald believing he saw a Secret Service agent to have some merit; Picture below shows phone location on TSBD first floor; Regardless of who that "Secret Service agent" may have been, the point is that Oswald related the same theme that members of the DPD later did. Oswald would have had no idea on Sunday morning, when he told SS Kelley, that other Secret Service sighting reports even existed. This statement was one of the last Oswald made before he was gunned down in the basement. We see that Oswald was by the front entrance, was asked where the phone was, points to the phone, and watched as the person approached the phone. We have an Oswald that is cool and calm when confronted by who he thought was Secret Service. We have an Oswald that is cool and calm when confronted by Officer Baker. What we don't have is a wild maniac according to Bledsoe
  7. That's exactly what I am saying; "My take is that Crafard was not there, Ruby was later at Parkland, and Andy had their backs" Andy was covering for both Crafard and Ruby who arrived back at the club at a later time than Andy suggested. I do not have Crafard anywhere near the Club when Andy said Crafard was snoozing while sirens were blaring.
  8. Crafard enlisted in the US Army in 1958 and specialised in anti-aircraft and underwent a eight week advanced missile training course. He stated he intended to watch the parade; Mr. HUBERT. Did you ask Jack's permission to leave to go watch it? Mr. CRAFARD. I think we both told Jack that we was going to go watch it. Mr. HUBERT. You and Andy did? Mr. CRAFARD. Yes; I believe so. Andy Armstrong could hear sirens getting louder; Mr. ARMSTRONG. Yes--I went in and I had to use the restroom, and so I went to the restroom and then I heard a lot of sirens and I listened to the sirens for a second or two and they got louder and they got more sirens, so I decided I would go get my transistor and see what was going on, and that's when I heard that there had been a shooting at the President or something like that. Somebody had tried to assassinate the President, or something, and then I run in and I woke Larry up--Larry was staying there. Mr. HUBERT. Who is Larry? Mr. ARMSTRONG. Larry Crafard. Obviously they weren't at the parade. But what happens when Crafard is woken up in the midst of sirens? Mr. ARMSTRONG. ... I told him somebody shot at the President, and Larry--I noticed the couple of times that I had woke him up he always went back to sleep and he did the same thing this time Crafard goes back to sleep to the soothing sounds of sirens and thinking aren't I supposed to be at the parade? Later, Andy stated that Crafard got up when he was told the President was actually shot. Or so Andy Armstrong said, the same Andy Armstrong that Jack Ruby listed as one of his closest friends. My take is that Crafard was not there, Ruby was later at Parkland, and Andy had their backs
  9. Back to the Texas Theatre; The diagram below shows how a movie late-comer is unlikely to access the lower theatre without being seen by Burroughs. This is why Julia Postal pointed out the balcony stairs in the lobby to police when they arrived. The doors to the theatre were closed. They were closed because the movie had started. Burroughs does not have the suspect entering the closed doors or descending the northern stairs from the balcony. If Oswald was driven directly to the theatre, he would have arrived before the doors were closed. Oswald could have been seated in the lower theatre when Brewer's and Postal's suspect ducked in and climbed the stairs in the lobby. So we may have a suspect on the balcony, and it seems, an empty pick-up truck outside with the motor running;
  10. Sequence of shots that killed Tippit; First we see how the gunman surprised Tippit. He shoots three times from the hip like a regular gunslinger; Let's hear from Benavides about the three shots that he heard; Mr. BENAVIDES - The other man was standing to the right side of the car, riders side of the car, and was standing right in front of the windshield on the right front fender. And then I heard the shot. Actually I wasn't looking for anything like that, so I heard the shot, and I just turned into the curb. Looked around to miss a car, I think. And then I pulled up to the curb, hitting the curb, and I ducked down, and then I heard two more shots. Mr. BELIN - How many shots did you hear all told? Mr. BENAVIDES - I heard three shots. Benavides hears the first shot, then we have a short interval where he has time to swerve, miss a car, hit the kerb, and finally duck before hearing two more shots. Mr. BELIN - Oh, I see. You heard the shot and pulled in and then what? Mr. BENAVIDES - Then I ducked down. Mr. BELIN - Then what happened? Mr. BENAVIDES - Then I heard the other two shots and I looked up and the Policeman was in, he seemed like he kind of stumbled and fell. Mr. BELIN - Did you see the Policeman as he fell? Mr. BENAVIDES - Yes, sir. After the third shot, he looks up and sees Tippit in the process of falling to the ground. We can discount the first shot as being the shot that went through Tippit's head as he would have immediately collapsed before Benavides looked up after the brief interval and third shot. Just how good was this gunslinger? Shooting three times into the torso from the hip seems possible for a competent gunman, but including a shot to the temple in that burst of three shots seems extraordinary. Yet we have four shots that hit Tippit ....
  11. "Oswald" threatened to kill Markham;
  12. Statement below relative to what Curry told reporters;
  13. The report below says exactly that;
  14. So we question the actions of the gunman, who could plainly see that the car, driven by Benavides, had pulled up adjacent to his position. The gunman knew he was being witnessed. What does he do? He makes an obvious show of dispensing two empty shells. He wasn't wearing gloves that I'm aware of, so he knew the shells he touched, as he threw them, had his prints on them. At the very least, one of the shells, which Benavides said he picked up, then dropped, would have had prints on it. Benavides said both shells, that he ended up placing in an empty cigarette box, were "chrome"; Mr. BENAVIDES - Yes. Well, right after that I went back and I knew exactly where they was at, and I went over and picked up one in my hand, not thinking and I dropped it, that maybe they want fingerprints off it, so I took out an empty pack of cigarettes I had and picked them up with a little stick and put them in this cigarette package; a chrome looking shell. Mr. BELIN - A chrome looking shell? Mr. BENAVIDES - Yes, sir. CE 594--Four expended cartridge cases retrieved from the scene of the Tippit murder, designated Q74 through Q77 by the FBI. Q75 and Q76 are .38 special caliber of Western Cartridge Co. manufacture; Q74 and Q77 are .38 special caliber of Remington-Peters manufacture.
  15. The gunman was very close to the Tippit car (around 5ft) when he carried out the unloading procedure as seen in the photo below. I assume that all chambered rounds, both used and unused dropped into the gunman's palm. He then picks out one used shell and throws it, takes 5 or 6 more steps, picks out another used shell and throws it. Just before the gunman disappeared around the corner of Tenth/Patton, he then reloaded the unused rounds; Mr. BELIN - Do you remember if he was trying to put anything in the gun also? Mr. BENAVIDES - Yes. As he turned the corner he was putting another shell in his gun. Benavides tells us that the weapon the gunman had, dispensed 2 used shells, even though he heard 3 shots.
  16. Note in the affidavit below how a shell is "found" after the police had already left. Something tells me they got the count wrong. We know that different brand bullets were used to shoot Tippit which may indicate more than one shooter. Did they at first think that Tippit was hit with three bullets? Remember that one bullet hit a button which only left a superficial wound. It may well be the case that another shell had to be later found. Keep in mind that it was a crime scene and one of their own was killed. The police were told that the gunman emptied his revolver as he crossed the yard. But a 16 year old can later find a shiny shell where trained police officers can not? On the document below, I've added the matching telephone number found in Crafard's notebook that he used for compiling calls for Jack Ruby.
  17. Since the reenactment sign appears lower in the gif below, does that confirm Shaneyfelt was taller? Its strange that they varied the vehicle ride height and the cameraman height for the reenactment.
  18. Just to be clear, are you are talking about the vertical height of the Stemmons top horizontal plane? In other words, there is a height difference of 10" at the site of the Stemmons sign between the Z-film and the reenactment film?
  19. Retracing Brewer's and Postal's suspect, we arrive at the Tippit shooting scene. This scene has several links to Jack Ruby's temp employee, Crafard; 1, A telephone number found in Crafard's notebook is the same number of the Tippit witness Davis residence on the corner of Tenth/Patton (CD 717) 2. Crafard frequented the same Eat Well Cafe where Tippit witness Helen Markham worked (CE 2250)
  20. So far I have shown that Curry, on Saturday, had the Oswald/negro/car information from Fritz via Roger Craig. Curry knew nothing about a bus. The Texas Theatre; A straight line from the street, there is Julia Postal's Box Office, the doors to the lobby, and the doors to the theatre concession area where Butch Burroughs worked. Mr. BALL. The last time you had seen him before he ducked in, he was just standing outside of the door, was he? Mrs. POSTAL. No, sir; he was still just in----just off of the sidewalk, and he headed for the theatre. Mr. BALL. Were the doors of the theatre open? Mrs. POSTAL. No, sir. Mr. BALL. It was closed? Mrs. POSTAL. It was closed. Mr. BALL. And you didn't see him actually enter the theatre then? Mrs. POSTAL. No, sir. The lobby doors, just behind the Box Office, would have been open, but the theatre doors, that Julia mentioned, were closed. They would have been closed because the movie "War is Hell" commenced from 1:20pm. Mr. BALL. Did you see that man come in the theatre? Mr. BURROUGHS. No, sir; I didn't. Burroughs would have been there alone stocking confectionary while patrons were watching the movie adjacent to his location. He later assumed that if the man that Julia Postal saw came into the building, he went up the balcony stairs that were between the lobby doors and the closed theatre doors. That aside, we have Oswald sitting in the lower level of the theatre. If Oswald arrived earlier, it all makes sense. Mr. BALL. Now, did many people go into the theatre from the time you opened at the box office until about 1:15 or so? Mrs. POSTAL. Some. Mr. BALL. How many? Can you give me an estimate? Mrs. POSTAL. I believe 24. Dealey Plaza 12:40pm; Roger Craig witnesses the Oswald/negro/car and reports it later that day; Mr. CRAIG - ..... Captain Fritz then asked him ........ "What about this station wagon?" ........ Captain Fritz then told him, as close as I can remember, that, "All we're trying to do is find out what happened, and this man saw you leave from the scene." And the suspect again interrupted Captain Fritz and said, "I told you people I did." Note: Craig does not report that Fritz mentioned a bus. This would be after the first round of interrogation that Hosty attended. If a bus was bought up in the interrogation Fritz would have questioned Oswald while Craig was there as to why his story had changed. If you want to believe Bledsoe, and if you want to believe nobody bothered to tell Curry about a bus, that's fine. But it sure looks like Oswald was picked up by a dark complected person in a car and was driven directly to the Texas Theatre to arrive before the theatre doors were closed. The "suspect" in the charade that Brewer and Postal refer to, more than likely came from the Tippit shooting. This guy's objective was to draw attention and to steer attention to the Texas Theatre where Oswald was already seated so that the arrest could be effected.
  21. Not only that, but there were reports of a "Circus train" as well. VIRGIE RACHLEY: I guess it would be by the underpass, the triple underpass, and there is a railroad track that runs back out there and there was a train that looked like a circus train as well as I can remember now, back there, and we all ran to the plaza-the little thing there I guess you call it a plaza Every time I read this, I picture caged lions and elephants behind the TSBD.
  22. Steve, actually, Bledsoe's testimony is quite enlightening. If you wish to believe Curry was NOT out of the loop, and he was up to date with developments, there was no Bledsoe phone call to police Friday night, and there was no mention of a bus during the Fritz/Oswald interrogations. Curry, on Saturday, mentioned that he had heard Oswald was picked up by a negro in a car. We know Roger Craig passed information to that effect to Fritz on Friday afternoon. What this tells us, is that there was communication between Fritz and Curry. Curry and Fritz had their heads together discussing how Oswald got across town. Note that Fritz tells Curry about the negro/car but not the bus. What fits the "Lone Nut" picture better, the bus/cab story or the negro chauffeur? Re: "little boy", Bledsoe mentions "we" and "next door", so it may be the case that she was at the neighbors where this little boy was. Re: Sorrels and Bledsoe. I believe it was Sorrels that intimidated Jean Hill and told her there were 3 shots ONLY. Now we have Sorrels closely advising Bledsoe. Re: heavy traffic, Milton Jones said that the bus was held up for an hour, that police were searching the bus looking for weapons. Does Bledsoe have that in her notes? Re: line up, Notice that none of the landlords at Marsalis and Beckley attended a line up? Re: CE150, so a key piece of evidence (Oswald's shirt) was taken out to Bledsoe's house? haha ok
  23. Mr. BALL - When did you first notify the police that you believe you'd seen Oswald? Mrs. BLEDSOE - When I got home, first thing I did I went next door and told them the President had been shot, and he said, "Why, he has got killed." Well, I turned on the radio--television--and we heard ambulances and going around and there was a little boy came in that room in the back and he turned it on, and we listened and hear about the President, only one I was interested in, so, he went on back to work and they kept talking about this boy Oswald and had on a brown shirt, and all of a sudden, well, I declare, I believe that this was this boy, and his name was Oswald---that is---give me his right name, you know, and so, about an hour my son came home, and I told him and he immediately called the police and told them, because we wanted to do all we could, and so, I went down the next night. He took me down, and I made a statement to them So Porter Bledsoe, Mary Bledsoe's son, called the police Friday evening and relayed information such as his mother seeing Oswald on the bus, and probably mentioned that Oswald had been boarding at their house recently. Police Chief Curry, the next day, Saturday; Reporter: How did he get across town? Did he get over by a bus? Car? Curry: I don't know, we have heard that he was picked up by a negro in a car. 24 hours later on Saturday night, according to Bledsoe, Porter drives her to the police station. Her affidavit is dated the Saturday the 23rd which appears to confirm this. Curry had 2 avenues to receive information about Oswald boarding a bus, the Bledsoe Friday phone call and the Fritz Oswald interrogations. Are we to believe the police mouthpiece for the worldwide media, which was the Police Chief himself, was out of the loop? Are we to believe that Police would wait 24 hours before interviewing Bledsoe? Could the bus scenario have been developed after Curry spoke to the media?
  24. The "Snipers Nest" as seen from the Triple Underpass construction site
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