posted on Feb, 22 2010 @ 12:58 PM
I am just making notes as I go. If anything I point out or say has already been said I apologize.
1- There was no All Points Bulletin released This of course would have been extremely useful, since Memphis is only a few minutes away from Arkansas
and Mississippi. If an all points Bulletin was released Mississippi and Arkansas would have been aware of an assassination and could have caught the
white mustang with the well dressed man that dispatchers reported from Memphis. However, while Memphis and all of Tennessee were looking for the white
mustang and the man; Mississippi and Arkansas were both unaware of any white mustang and a well dressed man and of course, the assassination of Dr.
I'v been reading the book Public Enemies. It seems that this kind of bufoonery was not uncommon in police investigations and especially federal
investigations. I know at this point it was just a local investigation. If you figure in the fact that most officers had little or no real training at
the time, a mistake like this is understandable.
Problems With Ballistics Testing
6- Judge Joe Brown, a Tennessee Judge who reviewed the MLK case had the assassination rifle tested ruled that 12 out of the 18 test bullets that were
fired through the supposed assassination rifle, had markings different from the markings on the bullet that killed Dr. King. Which means that the
bullet recovered from Dr. King could NOT be matched to the murder weapon. Therefore, a switch of guns was made or planted.
The fact is that 33% of the bullets did match the gun. If it was the first six bullets that matched then the problem could be wear on the gun. Which
six match tells us a lot more than the fact that 12 didn't. Also depending on what shape the bullet that killed King was in it might not matter at
all. If it was an expanding bullet or a soft bullet that splintered it might make it harder to match the markings.
7- James Earl Ray was a terrible shooter in his stint in the army How can a terrible shooter make the greatest shot of his life from a rather
I am not a great shot. Yet, I have killed a fox with a single shot while falling down a gravel embankment. Sometimes things work in our favor when
they seem least likely.
11- A Question of time
-- Less than two minutes after the fatal shot was fired, a bundle containing the 30.06 Remington rifle allegedly used in the assassination and some of
Ray's belongings was conveniently found in the doorway of the Canipe Amusement Company next door to the boarding house. Ray would have had to fire
the shot that killed Martin Luther King from his contorted position in the bathroom, exit the sniper's nest, go to his room to collect his belongings
and wrap and tie it all in a bundle, leave his room, run down the stairs and out of the boarding house, stash the bundle next door, and then get away
from the scene unnoticed -- all within two minutes!
Did anyone say they saw him enter his room? Maybe the stuff was in the bathroom with him. That would seem like the smart way to do things.
12- The missing trees
* One witness, who was sitting just in front of the bank of trees, said he heard a rifle fired directly behind him at ground level, and not from the
boarding house. Two people at the fire station said that a boy came in and related much the same story, but the young man apparently left before
police could question him.
The problem with this seems simple to me. If the bullet came from below it seems more likely the bullet would have entered the skull than the neck.
Unless it hit the spine extremely close to the brain stem this seems unlikely in my opinion.
5) The FBI admitted there was no trace of gunpowder residue on the window sill which the government claims was used by the shooter.
Sometimes a primer or powder with low levels of lead does not leave traces identifiable by common GSR test. Also depending on how he used the window
sill, and atmospheric conditions, the evidence could have been gone rather fast. GSR testing has come under fire in recent years because it is not as
reliable as previously thought. The lack of GSR can mean absolutely nothing or prove innocence.
I think that there are a lot of curious elements to MLK Jr's death. However I don't think there is enough evedence to call the official story
incorrect. From what I see here it is qustionable but reasonably sound.
Thanks for the review Myth. I enjoy each one of these. They always give us something to think about.
edits for spelling and terminology
[edit on 22-2-2010 by MikeNice81]