seen walking with the weapon, which could draw attention, but why on earth leave a weapon behind with your fingerprints all over it? Wouldn’t you have a predetermined place where you’re going to ditch it? Certainly not out in the open where anyone could find it! Or, in the case of Oswald, taking the rifle to the other side of the floor and tossing it behind some book boxes. What gets me is, the assassins are so “successful” in accomplishing the mission, but then utterly inept in the evacuation from the mission. They leave clues that point straight to themselves, and seem to always get caught fairly easily. Here they supposedly did all this sophisticated stuff up until it came time to pull off the killing. Yet it’s like they never planned for the escape. I guess we’re supposed to believe their minds are so focused on delivering the death blow that escape never enters into the plan. Then after they shoot, it’s “oh, well what do I do now?” In the case of Oswald, it’s run home and then go to the movies! Later, Ray claimed that somebody else had left behind the bundle so as to incriminate him. In fact, one witness, Guy Canipe, said the package was actually dropped in the doorway to his store about ten minutes before the shot was fired. Makes a little more sense, doesn’t it? Another witness, Olivia Catling, saw a fellow in a checkered shirt running out of the alley beside a building across from the Lorraine soon after the killing, who went screaming off in a green ’65 Chevy. Ray, though, fled the scene in a white Mustang. Judge Joe Brown, the first judge on the King family’s civil case, spent two years examining technical questions about the murder weapon, and said that “67% of the bullets from my tests did not match the Ray rifle.” When he called for more tests, he was taken off the case for showing “bias” by a Tennessee appeals court. “What you’ve got in terms of the physical evidence relative to ballistics is frightening,” he said later. “First, it’s not the right type of rifle. It’s never been sighted in. It’s the wrong kind of scope. With a 30.06, it makes a particularly difficult shot firing at a downward trajectory in that circumstance.” Above all, according to Brown, “Metallurgical analysis excludes the bullet taken from the body of Dr. King from coming from the cartridge case they say was fired in that rifle.”5 The actual sniper seems to have fired from behind some tall shrubs facing the second floor motel balcony. A Memphis newspaper reporter named Wayne Chastain had arrived at the scene within ten minutes. He was told by two witnesses, King’s chauffeur and a lawyer, that the shot came from those bushes. Andrew Young told the FBI that he heard a sound like a firecracker come from the bushes above the retaining wall across the street from the motel.