Hard evidence was in many cases destroyed by the LAPD.
Ceiling tiles and door frames with bullet holes would have helped to illustrate the number and trajectory of all bullets fired. Photos taken by Scott Enyart were later “lost” when they were scheduled to be returned by him.
Without that evidence, the more compelling story is how LAPD investigators didn’t do the legwork to determine all the activities of persons who were in contact with Sirhan before the shooting, and pressured witnesses who contradicted the “lone nut shooter” conclusion they apparently wanted to draw.
Kennedy originally wasn’t supposed to be in the pantry that night, as it was a last-minute switch from his planned route. Sirhan held a loaded gun but he wasn’t a clairvoyant genius who could forsee or control RFK’s movements.
Somehow the two occupied the same place at the same time.
Who was in a position to have MMO to kill RFK? That’s the basics of any murder investigation but yet what the LAPD chose to suppress rather than fully disclose. That’s why we’re still wondering, 44 years later.
I went to New York City with Young Americans for Freedom to draft Barry Goldwater. I had been working under Dick Allen and found JFK to have mishandled the Cold War to a dangerous extent.
In the interim decades it's clear the world has been shaped by forces beneath the plausible denial, i.e., Oswald was an intelligence operative for CIA, FBI, ONI, and Sirhan was a hypnoprogrammed distraction.
In the case of this witness, her FBI deposition was in 1968. When she saw her testimony after alteration in 1992 she identified fifteen departures, most notably that she'd originally said there were fourteen shots not eight, and that they came from multiple directions, not the same direction.
At the time of the shooting the LAPD used Manny Pena and Hank Hernandez, officers trained by AID which was a front for CIA.
Hernandez bullied Sandy Serrano into rescinding her testimony the polkadot dress girl ran gleefully shouting, "We killed him!" Although other witnesses saw this woman shouting the same words.
The door jambs, ceiling panels and other physical evidence of additional bullets was destroyed, and of the thousands of depositions, any witness testimony of additional shooters or shots was ignored or suppressed.
The mention of photographer Scott Enyart is significant. He won his lawsuit after three decades only to find LAPD had destroyed most of his photos.
The acoustic test of the tape shows thirteen shots, eight with the signature of Sirhan's Iver Johnson, five of the H & R 922 owned by Ace Security Guard Thane Eugene Cesar.
Cesar said he'd sold the gun before that night, but that was not true. His clip-on is seen in photos by Robert Kennedy's outstretched hand.
Medical examiner Thomas Noguchi said the four shots which hit Kennedy were back-to-front, down-to-up, right-to-left, point-blank: within an inch.
Sirhan of course never occupied such a position. Witnesses pinned him and though he fired, his gun was not anywhere near the kill zone.
Sirhan did not remember his actions.
One sees the anger of a man like David Sanchez Morales. A key CIA officer at JM-WAVE, he vehemently boasted he'd taken care of the Kennedys.
I don't dispute that at all.
The danger lies in the use of intelligence for political rather than security purposes.
Recall that John Brennan was Barack Hussein Obama's first choice for Director of Central Intelligence.
And that President Obama has set out his authority to detain, or to assassinate any person on the basis of his finding.