Post by BOZ Post by mainframetech Post by BOZ
No, 'A' is for a person with a gun.
Fair enough. A is the letter that was placed there by Brennan. Don
Willis can't seem to understand this.
First, note that the "A" designates a double window, the west half of
which was not open at the time of the shooting. This seems to throw
Brennan off, and he first picks the window marked "B" for the window in
which he saw "two colored boys" (v3p152). And note that his "B"
designates only the east half of the second double window from the east
end. Thus, originally, Brennan placed the two men he saw in a single
He sees he may have made a mistake, and Belin says that Brennan is now
pointing to the window to the east of the "B". But Belin doesn't correct
the photo, so we can only assume that Brennan was pointing to the *west*
half of the last double window: "They were one window over below the man
that fired the gun" (p152).
"One window over"--in other words, the men were NOT in the window below
the "man that fired the gun". In other words, Brennan did NOT see Harold
Norman who was supposedly right under the mtftg.... And Brennan supposedly
saw Norman downstairs & recognized him as someone he had seen *upstairs*.
But that can't be, if we are to believe his testimony here.
Back to "B".... In his first try, Brennan specifically designates only the
east half of the second double window from the end as the window in which
he saw *two* men. This doesn't tally with any of the photos we have of
Jarman, Williams, & Norman, who are always seen in separate halves of the
Obviously, Brennan is confused re who he saw where on the 5th floor. And
he goes on to make an observation which makes him seem very confused about
where he saw the gunman: "I believe that at the time he was firing, [the
sniper's window] was open just like this". Belin: "Just like the windows
on the 5th floor immediately below?" Brennan: "That is right" (p153).
In the photo in question (CE 481), the windows on the 5th floor are wide
open. Belin fails to clear up the confusion--he does not tell Brennan
that 481 was taken immediately after the shooting, when the 6th-floor
"nest" window was HALF OPEN. In effect, then--without Belin's
assistance--Brennan has re-situated the "nest" to the 5th floor.
Just before this, Belin had asked Brennan if, in CE 481, "Does the
condition of the opening of the windows in the fifth floor appear to be
that which you saw on the afternoon of Nov. 22?" Brennan: "Yes, these
And darned if Brennan isn't right about THAT, eh? And yet he
mis-remembers how wide the 6th-floor window was open?
I don't have a skeleton key to Brennan's testimony. No one does. So
we're all on thin ice here. So... he's right about the 5th-floor windows,
wrong about the 6th-floor window. One way to square Brennan's confusion:
He's right about the 5th-floor windows (we can see that), but maybe wrong
about the floor on which he puts the shooter (but we can't see that).
Brennan doesn't know who was where, exactly--we can see that with his
distribution of the 3 witnesses, who were NOT where he said they were.
Perhaps the shooter was not where he said he was either....