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Back in 1999, I ran into a website with the entire transcription of the Dallas PD dictabelt from November 22, 1963. As I read all of this I noticed some disturbing comments being made. Such as "The shots definitely came from the 5th floor of the Texas School Book Depository." to "We have found a gun on the 5th floor." After following up on a witness statement, I read every word. Then to further follow up I looked into allegations made by the Associated Press that the "Sniper's Nest had been recreated." This statement was confirmed by a member of the Dallas PD from 1963. I won't mention names but if you look at it, you will find it. According to Officer, there was "a" gun found on the 5th floor and the "Sniper's Nest" had already been dismantled much to the chagrin of the local Press Corps. So, the put it back together "as accurately as possible from memory," hence the reason that bullet casings were alligned in a straight line and everything was too perfectly alligned. Mind you, this Officer dis did NOT specifically state that the "Sniper's Nest" was moved, just that in two seperate incidents: another gun (no type was mentioned specifically) was discovered on the 5th floor (which IS proven in the Channel One dictabelts) and that the Nest was recreated as the AP alleged.

I am wondering if anyone else has run across these accusations or findings and was hoping to find out what you guys think about their potential impact on any truth that we may find. It has bothered me for years and in essence supports the statements made by Jean Hill, Mary Moorman, and Beverly Oliver. Being friends of mine, I find that bias tends to force me to believe and it clouds my judgement. Can anyone else back them up on this?

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Back in 1999, I ran into a website with the entire transcription of the Dallas PD dictabelt from November 22, 1963. As I read all of this I noticed some disturbing comments being made. Such as "The shots definitely came from the 5th floor of the Texas School Book Depository." to "We have found a gun on the 5th floor." After following up on a witness statement, I read every word. Then to further follow up I looked into allegations made by the Associated Press that the "Sniper's Nest had been recreated." This statement was confirmed by a member of the Dallas PD from 1963. I won't mention names but if you look at it, you will find it. According to Officer, there was "a" gun found on the 5th floor and the "Sniper's Nest" had already been dismantled much to the chagrin of the local Press Corps. So, the put it back together "as accurately as possible from memory," hence the reason that bullet casings were aligned in a straight line and everything was too perfectly aligned. Mind you, this Officer dis did NOT specifically state that the "Sniper's Nest" was moved, just that in two separate incidents: another gun (no type was mentioned specifically) was discovered on the 5th floor (which IS proven in the Channel One dictabelts) and that the Nest was recreated as the AP alleged.

I am wondering if anyone else has run across these accusations or findings and was hoping to find out what you guys think about their potential impact on any truth that we may find. It has bothered me for years and in essence supports the statements made by Jean Hill, Mary Moorman, and Beverly Oliver. Being friends of mine, I find that bias tends to force me to believe and it clouds my judgment. Can anyone else back them up on this?

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Hi Carrie,

I thought I'd wish you "Happy Birthday" and bump your post at the same time!

Have a good one!

--Thomas

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Michael Crane Posted Today, 05:12 AM

I could have sworn that I read somewhere that JEH was telling LBJ in a memo that they know that a sniper was on the 5th floor.Could be wrong though.

Michael,

I have read that memo too. In fact the first "official reports" out of Dallas said the weapon was found on the 5th floor.

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