Monday, July 4, 2016

I want you to look closely at this photo. It's one of the most famous news photos of all time. It's the only time a murder got caught on camera for national television. The man who took the photo, Robert Jackson, won the Pulitzer Prize for it. But, did anybody look at it closely? Let's you and I do so now. 

First, note that the story of the photo seems to be that Ruby shot Oswald from the front. It looks as though Ruby just fired. But, that is not correct. We know from the footage that Ruby did not shoot Oswald from the front; he shot him from the side. And after shooting him from the side, for some reason, Ruby jumped around to the front, as you see him above. But, that's not where he was when he shot Oswald. And we know that not only from the footage but from the surgeons. The Parkland surgeons said that the bullet entered Oswald's left rib cage and traveled across his upper abdomen from left to right, settling under the skin of his right rib cage. So, if that was the trajectory of the bullet, it means pistol had to be lined up that way too.  A gun has got to be pointed in the same direction that the bullet goes. So, the information of this photo is wrong. It's giving us false information. But, let's continue. 

Look at Oswald's left hand pressed to his chest. Doesn't it have only 4 fingers? Where is his middle finger? You see his grotesque thumb, and I call it grotesque because it is. It's too large; it's too long; and it's misshapen. But, we still know it has to be his thumb. Next to that is his index finger. Did you ever know any other finger to be next to the thumb? Next to that is the knuckle of his ring finger, and next to that is the side of his hand with his pinkie. Where is his middle finger? Count the fingers that you see: 1- 2-3-4. Where is his middle finger? 

Notice that you can see the extensor tendons, but I only see 3. Obviously, the finger next to the thumb has to be his index finger. Don't tell me that the knuckle next to that is his middle finger because it's too close to the side of the hand. The middle finger is in the center of the hand. So, that's got to be his ring finger, with the pinkie next to it on the outside. His middle finger is missing. I said: his middle finger is missing. 

OK, now let's look at Oswald's other hand.

Let's start with Ruby on the right. He's holding his Colt Cobra in his right hand. He, presumably, has his index finger curled around the trigger. But, why don't we see three fingers wrapped around the grip? How come we see only two? Here it is on me:
That's a Smith and Wesson .38, but that doesn't matter. You see my three fingers going around the grip. How come only two on Ruby?

Does Ruby have his middle finger extended? Pointed straight ahead? That's what it looks like to me, but why would he do that?

Now, let's look at Oswald's right hand. We see thumb, index, middle and ring fingers. But, where is his pinkie? I don't see it. Is it out of view? But, it should be peeking out there, at least a little. And why is his index finger so long? On a man, the middle finger is by far the longest, and usually the ring finger is longer than the index finger. So, what we are seeing here is not anatomically correct in terms of finger length. 

Now, let's look at Leavelle's hand. His fingers are buried deep in Oswald's pants. We don't see Leavelle's fingers, so they must be down there inside. But that wasn't easy because he's going over Oswald's black sweater. He's above the bottom of it. You can see the line of the bottom of it below. It's faint, but it's there. Here, I'll lighten it for you so that you can see it better.

 So, there you see the line of the bottom or margin of the sweater. Presumably, it's that way all the way around. Why wouldn't it be? If it's not, then where is it? If not, then shouldn't the material be bunched up? It has to go somewhere. And, if that's the top of Oswald's exposed pants, then how come no belt? And how come no belt loops? 

Now look at the handcuff around Oswald's wrist.

That is not a police handcuff. I don't know what it is, but it isn't that. The DPD used standard metal handcuffs on Oswald.

The handcuffs Leavelle used to cuff himself to Oswald are on display at the Sixth Floor Museum. Here they are as they are displayed:

They look like standard police handcuffs, right? Well?

Terry Graves, the son of LC Graves, who was the other police detective escorting Oswald, claims that it was his father's handcuffs that were used to cuff Oswald's hands to each other. 

Silsbee man claims to own original handcuffs worn by Lee Harvey Oswald

When Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald was shot and killed by Jack Ruby 50 years ago, Terry Graves' father was there.
"My dad grabbed the pistol immediately from Ruby, and wrestled him to the ground, and got the gun out of his hand," Graves told 12News Friday at his home in Silsbee.

Friday marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Graves' father, L. C. Graves, was a detective with the Dallas Police Department, and can be seen in old photos escorting Oswald through police headquarters the day Oswald was killed. 

"He didn't talk about it much to us, to him it was just another day at the office," Graves said about his father. "He did what he was supposed to do to save other men's lives.. and grab that gun."

Graves says it was his father's handcuffs Oswald was wearing that day, and now those handcuffs are in his possession, given to him after his dad passed away.

Graves says his mother donated the suit his father wore that day to a Dallas museum.

"Our father was always our hero," said Graves.

Graves also has a copy of the original arrest report for Oswald, and a copy of the original arrest report for Ruby, where Graves' father is listed as the arresting officer.

Graves also has a book filled with what he says are original periodicals and newspaper clippings his father took from Oswald's apartment.

"A lot of anti-Semitism stuff," said Graves. "So you can see (Oswald) wasn't filling his mind with too much good things."

Graves said if a person were to come along and offer him the right price for Oswald's handcuffs, he would consider selling them.

Well, all I can say is that he better be talking to someone who is open to buying the Brooklyn Bridge because you only have to look at the Jackson photo to see that Oswald's hands were not cuffed to each other.

If there was a cuff around Oswald's left wrist, don't you think we'd see it? And don't you think it would prevent Oswald from separating his hands as much as they are separated? That's quite a spread. The whole idea of handcuffs is to keep the hands together. 

So, now you know that there is a lot wrong with this Pulitzer Prize winning photo. And by "wrong" I mean fraudulent. And look at the guy in back, good old Inspector J.H. Sawyer. You know he's not looking at Oswald. He's looking at the camera. It's like he is posing for the camera. Seriously. Look at him.

Why would he be doing that at a time like that, posing for the camera? He is clearly looking beyond the action that we are looking at. He's looking at us, which is to say, at the camera. 

There is someone I am going to have to point these things out do: Robert Jackson, the photographer. He's still alive, and he's got some 'splainin' to do. 

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