Skip to comments.Exclusive: Hastings Sent Colleagues Email Hours Before Crash (WOW)
Posted on 06/21/2013 10:56:51 AM PDT by SE Mom
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) The crash that killed journalist Michael Hastings was ruled an accident by police, but conspiracy theories continued to circulate on Friday.
Hastings, 33, was killed in a fiery solo-vehicle crash in Hancock Park early Tuesday morning.
...Staff Sgt. Joseph Biggs told KTLA that he received an email from Hastings on Monday.
Biggs had known Hastings since 2008, when the journalist was embedded in his unit in Afghanistan.
On Monday morning, I woke up and I got an email, and its very panicked, Biggs said.
He was blind-copied on the email, which was sent to Hastings colleagues.
In part, it said that the feds were interviewing his close friends and associates, and that he was onto a big story and needed to get off the radar.
The FBI has denied that Hastings was ever under investigation.
It alarmed me very much, Biggs said. I just said it doesnt seem like him. I dont know, I just had this gut feeling and it just really bothered me, he said.
The email was sent just before 1 p.m. on Monday, 15 hours before the deadly crash.
Breaking news photographer Scott Lane happened to be less than a mile from the scene of the crash, and shot video of the fiery aftermath.
Video taken from his cars dashcam also caught what appeared to be Hastings Mercedes minutes before the crash, speeding through a red light.
More than 30 seconds pass after Hastings car goes by, and no other cars pass through the intersection.
Theres no cars that are following him, Lane said. He flies by and 10 seconds, 20 seconds, 30 seconds goes by
No cars are following him.
(Excerpt) Read more at ktla.com ...
Copy of email at link.
Could it be that Hastings was trying to create a story with his death?
What are the odds of a camera-ready videographer being nearby, particularly at that hour?
What are the odds of a car exploding upon hitting a tree?
The odds are probably good that there were three freelance videographers working within five minutes of the crash.
There are guys staking out places all over LA trying to get paparazzi video 24/7. It’s a way of life there.
Could have had a psychotic break. Non stop stress will help that. On the other hand his car could have been tricked up or blown up. Doesn’t pay to come to the public attention of the Man. With no evidence whatever, I vote for Breitbarting as the cause.
No cars, huh?
Did he look UP?
I have never EVER seen a car catch fire crashing.
This guy was an editor for Rolling Stone. This sounds like maybe he suffered Sudden Hunter Thompson Syndrome.
There are freelancers ALL OVER LA / Hollywood and some in OC. Hollywood especially is a great place to be on weekend nights if you have a scanner and a car. The cop reads the name on the license and his location and boom, $$.
If you hear a celebrities name, you drive by, take a picture, and if it’s mediocre, you sell it for a couple thousand dollars. If it’s BIG, you sell it for more. And it’s almost a given that at least two celebs are going to be drunk/drugged and driving every hour on a weekend night.
There is a major, massive coverup of historic proportions going on.
But you can bet your shiska-bobs that the MSM will do nothing to unravel it.
The MSM is worthless. Worse than worthless.
They are cowards, not journalists.
>>I have never EVER seen a car catch fire crashing.
He ran over a hydrant - it could have torn up his fuel lines and provided the spark.
The question is, what was he running from, or who was controlling his car?
Makes me wonder if Hastings had been drugged.
The rest of the Press needs to figure out what story he was working on and get it out.
Evidently that message was intercepted and he was accommodated.
There’s a lot of stuff the Admin doesn’t want out.
But was he a person of interest or w witness?
I know. By “Brietbarted?” I mean “Was he Brietbarted?”. Unfortunately the post that landed right before mine mentioned Brietbarted and made it look like I didn’t know what Brietbarted meant.
What are the odds that a vehicle speeding thru a red light would eventually end up in an accident....
Or a group in a position to pretend to be the FBI was intimidating him.
Now who would know enough and be confident of not being prosecuted for masquerading as FBI?
Is it possible for his car computer to have been programmed to speed w/ no brakes?
Google driverless car
I knew a city bus driver who was as grounded as could be in conversation and on the job. He never drank during the work week but put away a bottle of Hennessy on his days off. Did that for at least 10 years. One night he wakes up and his neighbors are yelling insulting things at him from their houses. Except they weren't. They put him on a 55 gallon drum of Risperdal and eventually brought him down with advice to lay off the sauce. Don't know whether he got dibbed out or a desk job. Be interesting to know if Hastings drank a lot.
BS. These cars especially top end model’s computers automatically cut off the fuel in crashes. This car look like it EXPLODED on impact. In the video the metal looks like its melting in places.
Perhaps he was an adrenalin junkie.
Going off radar / disappearing. Faking own death. Have they done DNA tests on the body?
We’re FBI fake? FBI said they weren’t investigating. Who was?
Based on what I learned while handling a car burning case many years ago—the odds are almost zero. For that case I interviewed a number of arson experts, auto industry experts, insurance industry experts, etc.
Not only the Administration, but BOTH parties.
Yes I’ll take Breitbarted for $500 Alex.
Yep. Hastings was murder death killed. By drone or by bomb, or a combination of incendiary device + accelerator manipulation.
People see car burning in crash and don’t think twice, because they see it in fiction all the time.
This was a 2012/2013 Mercedes C250 Coupe, entry-level model a little over $40K. A V6 Honda Accord is faster.
The C250 is a prestige badge for cheap, as evidenced by so many FReepers who think it must be way more expensive than a Buick Lacrosse.
I think he’s been I’d by dental.
I don’t know if I trust the FBI to tell the truth anymore.
Was Breitbart also ‘unto something big’ before his untimely heartattack?
There are 55 onboard computers on late model Lexus cars. Mercedes is probably similar. The Techstream factory computer interface can do all kinds of stuff. Including ABS/VSC and throttle.
I believe a device connected to the CAN bus and hidden under the dash could be used to remotely do most anything.
Disclaimer: I know nothing about cars that are not Toyota/Lexus. I have been a Toyota specialist for 32 years.
Sooner or later these pesky idealistic journalists will realize that the first warning is the last warning. It shouldn’t take plutonium poisoning for them to get the hint.
Who believes anything the FBI says anyway. They are all liars covering up massive stuff for Obama and his minions.
The MSM is worthless. Worse than worthless.
They are cowards, not journalists.
They have calmed down significantly since their little “meeting” with Holder, haven’t they?
Whenever the Mainstream Media calls something “Conspiracy Theory”....there is always a lot more to the story. Always
Glad Holder can’t ‘meet’ with the Guardian.
The key to all of this is that regardless of the real truth, benign as it might conceivably be, we all know for a fact that the authorities ARE incompetent, that they do LIE at the drop of a pin, that they are completely capable AND willing to off political dissidents, be they private citizens or journalists if they believe they can get away with it.
Point being, that unless you get confirmation from God, you simply can't believe these people. Even if they are not complicit and are telling the truth.