PAT SPEER SAID:
[Dallas Police Homicide Captain J. Will] Fritz's notes list Oswald's movements in sentence fragments. They reflect that Oswald told Fritz he went down to the first floor to have his lunch. They then relate on another line "out with Bill Shelley in front". Based upon Fritz's report, this reflects that Oswald said he left the building through the front door and saw Bill Shelley. It is only through a merging of the two sentence fragments that one can believe otherwise.
Think of it this way. Suppose the notes in JFK's day planner reflect "Lunch with mom" and that on the next line he writes "out on the terrace". While this might appear to be a claim he'd had lunch with his mom on the terrace, his actual diary from the day says he had lunch with his mom and THEN went out on the terrace. So which should we believe? That he had lunch with his mom and then went out on the terrace.
DAVID VON PEIN SAID:
That's a good hypothetical example, Pat.
I agree. Thanks.
Another hypothetical example we could use might be this one (if Oswald had confessed and Fritz was hurriedly writing down notes)....
FIRED SHOTS AT PRESIDENT...
Could someone interpret the above choppy notes as an indication that Oswald told Fritz he had fired the shots from the second floor? Could be. But the fragmentary nature of Captain Fritz' notes makes it difficult to piece them together into any kind of provable "narrative" form.
Many conspiracy theorists, however, seem to think they CAN piece together the notes into rock-solid proof that Oswald told Fritz that he (Oswald) was "out with Bill Shelley in front" at the exact time of the assassination. But I don't think those notes prove any such thing.
But even if Oswald DID say to Fritz that he was "out with Bill Shelley in front" at 12:30, we can be pretty confident that such a statement would have been just one of the many lies he told the police after his arrest.
So, IMO, the CTers are dead in the water on this topic any way you slice it.
David Von Pein
May 3, 2015
PAGE 1 OF CAPTAIN FRITZ' NOTES:
CAN BE SEEN HERE.