ANOTHER TWO HOLES IN THE FILES STORY
1) Here is the first excerpt from Files videotaped "confession":
Q: How did you exit the plaza?
A: When I exited the plaza, I walked to the edge of the stockade fence, I did not walk down the steps, I walked back over, crossed the grass to the dead end street that ends there by the parking lot and I proceeded to, I believe that's Houston, crossed Houston, went into the Dal-Tex parking lot. When I got into the car, Mr. Nicoletti was already in the car and so was Johnny Rosselli. I got in the car and drove away. (Emphasis mine)
The photo below clearly shows there was no parking lot associated with the DAL-TEX building.
2) The second excerpt leading to more problems:
Q: Are you sure that they were in that Dal-Tex building?
A: I'm positive cause I had the car parked there, [The second time Files mentions the non-existing parking lot] they were going to come out through the door and put their weapon...well, Johnny Rosselli had no weapon...Charles Nicoletti was the one that carried the rifle in there. That had been secured and he put that back into the trunk of the vehicle. I knew that was in the trunk because it was still there when I got to the motel...I took it out....cause that was....the plan was for him to come back...put his in the trunk...I would have the briefcase, I would slide it under the steering wheel. Johnny Rosselli was sitting in the back seat...Charles Nicoletti was sitting in the right front passenger's seat...I opened the door of the Chevrolet...got in...and drove out. As I come out of the parking lot, I made a right hand turn on to Houston street.(Emphasis mine)
The road Files alleges he took when leaving the assassination scene did not exist.
END OF A BOTTLENECK
The new Houston Street-Ross Avenue connection, in the lower part of the photograph, is expected to be completed by the end of this month, city officials announced. The new connection, which will cost $33,865, is expected to facilitate the flow of traffic through the warehouse area near the courthouse complex. The new courthouse rises in the background.
Aerial Photo by Squire Haskins
The Dallas Times Herald - December 4, 1963
Thanks to The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and archivist Gary Mack.
Copyright Ó 1998 by David B. Perry All rights reserved
We all have seen or had to deal with, individuals who become visibly upset when things arent going their own way. Usually its a youngster. Their "protests" are, for the most part, in public, in a store or schoolyard, they bully, call names and exaggerate. Remember the child who screams and holds his breath until he turns blue. Ive received a response to my posting of the Dealey Plaza aerial photograph. It is a missive from Mr. Robert Vernon and in fairness to Mr. Vernon, as well as, the reader I feel it necessary to post his reply along with my comments.
For those of you unfamiliar with Mr. Vernon Id like to give some background. Almost three years ago in June of 1995 Bob Vernon issued the following "press release."
MURDER OF JFK SOLVED!
THREE CONFESS ~ OSWALD JUST A PATSY
As part of the release one finds an additional notation. "Vernon and a certified legal investigator from Texas located a known Mafia/CIA dual operative who has revealed who was the real Kennedy assassin, not Oswald." The real assassin was,supposedly, James Files.
You would think that was that. We could fold up our tents and leave our research behind. But such was not the case. Just a few years earlier, in August of 1990 to be exact, there were just as persistent claims and similar, if not more grandiose, evidence that the case was solved and the "Grassy Knoll" shooter was Roscoe White. So by the time of the Files' revelation the public, and especially the media, had become somewhat skeptical of such pretenders to the throne.
Since 1995 Vernon has been pushing the story for a network television special or pay-per-view extravaganza. In mid 1994 The New York Post reported Vernon was trying to sell what the Post termed "the yarn" as a TV special for two million dollars.To date the only taker has been MPI Home Video. MPI distributed the Files' confession through Blockbuster under the title Confessions Of An Assassin. In my opinion if Vernon had truly solved the case, then every legitimate documentary production company would be chaffing at the bit to bring the "story" to prime time television. This hasnt come to pass. Therefore, Vernon should be courting the media rather than attacking the likes of me. But wait a minute. He HAS already tried this tactic and the press has had field day with this tale.
Richard Johnson writing for the New York Post (5/9/94) indicated "The bogus assassin is James Files, 51, a chop shop operator . . " (emphasis mine). Another of Johnsons efforts (New York Post 7/27/94) proclaims in bold letters "Call this JFK Tale Knoll and Void."
Michael Sneed in the 8/17/94 Chicago Sun-Times questions Vernons take on the episode ~
"Sneeds query: So howcum Files wants to confess to a crime of murder, a charge that has no statute of limitations, that was committed in the state of Texas, which has the death penalty?
Vernons reply: Its really not admissible in court.
Sneeds reply: Huhhhh?" (The Huhhh? is Sneeds rejoinder not mine)
Billy Cox in the 7/26/96 Melbourne Florida Today quips "At last - the guy who shot Kennedy."
So with this in mind lets go on to Mr. Vernons response. My comments begin with l
Mr. Vernon Responds
(2/17/98) TO DAVE PERRY:
Nice try, agent Perry, but no bananas.
We have much better pictures in our evidence chain and ours don't have a "No Entry" message that was typed in by you or Gary Mack.
In the 6 years of investigation, research and study done on Files, the questions you try to raise were covered years ago.
Files told us about the construction in the area WHICH FURTHER VALIDATES HIS CONFESSION. You see, agent Perry, if Files would NOT have told us about the construction, that would have meant he was lying. Since Files KNEW about the construction, this means HE WAS THERE ON 11/2263.
CREATE BETTER PICTURES, agent Perry. Since you are computer enhancing pictures, make sure you don't mess them up too much in your disinfo effort.
Anyone can see that Files turning right on Houston and continuing around the road to the other street is possible. And, before you ask, we've driven that route and it pretty much rides like Files says it does.
And, yes, there appears to be a parking lot in YOUR PICTURE, right behind the Dal-Tex. Files, being from Illinois and never having been in Dealey Plaza before 11/63, has every right to say "The Dal-Tex Parking Lot" because, guess what, the lot in your picture is behind the Dal-Tex and could easily be mistaken for the Dal-Tex parking lot.
Oh, and, oh yes, I stood in the middle of the Dal-Tex parking lot and looked around. And, I have other pictures that aren't quite like yours. Mine aren't computer enhanced.
Next, I guess you'll tell me that there is NOT a pancake house at the corner of the I-30 and University in Fort Worth where Files said the meeting with Ruby and Rosselli took place? Or there is NOT a Lamplighter Inn in Mesquite where Files says he stayed? And then I guess you'll say that Files is not from Alabama or that he never worked for Charles Nicoletti in Chicago.....Oh, please tell me that agent Perry. Please.........
Tell me one other thing agent Perry....how could Files pass three (3) lie- detector tests if he was lying?
Oh, and Dave....I really hate to bring this up....but.....in one of your poorer disinfo pieces on FIles you stated something to the point of "Files is in Joliet for murdering/killing two police officers...." It was something like that. Dave, this just goes to show you what a lightweight researcher/investigator you really are. James Files is in Joliet serving 50 years for the ATTEMPTED MURDER of two police officers, NOT for MURDERING TWO POLICE OFFICERS.
In fact, I MET AND TALKED TO ONE OF THE MEN FILES SHOT. Sgt. Ostertag, now Investigator Ostertag of Lake County D.A's office, raised his shirt and showed me the entry wound in his chest and informed me it exited out his rear end. I did not ask to see the exit wound. By the way, agent Perry, he was alive when he did this.
Dave, you just got to use better false information when you're doing disinfo for the agency. If you continue to use such poor, weak lies, people will stop calling you for "expert" consultation on the JFK public execution....folks like Posner. Then again, I'm sure the checks you receive from Langley don't bounce.
Bye, Dave....come back anytime. And please give my regards to Gary Mack or whatever his real name is....I hear Gary changed his name when he came to Texas from Arizona. Is this true? If so, what IS Gary Mack's real name? Or is it classified? Or could he be hiding from an ex-wife....?
And to Greg Jaynes.....
NEVER send a boy to do a man's job, son.
Bob Vernon aka Dr. Truth