Been There infers that the Zapruder, Nix, and other films and photos have been "altered" by either the CIA or some other nefarious entity to hide at least one fact that Officer Chaney was ahead of JFK when he was shot. One question is "WHY?" Why would it have been necessary to go through all that trouble to hide that fact?
I contend it would have been totally unnecessary to hide the locations of Officer Chaney. The idea that "they" went through all that trouble is absurd on the face it. But Been There insists "alterations" occurred.
Let's look at what Been There has posted:
Here Ofc. Chaney talks about the shots but he claims it was the second shot that hit JFK in the head apparently. Officer Chaney then describes moving ahead of the JFK limo to notify Chief Curry, who was in the Lead Car ahead, that "... he [JFK] had been hit..."Been There wrote:Officer Chaney wrote:“We had proceeded west on Elm Street at approximately 15-20 miles per hour. We heard the first shot. I thought it was a motorcycle backfiring and uh, I looked back over to my left and also President Kennedy looked back over his left shoulder. Then, the, uh, second shot came. Well, then I looked back just in time to see the President struck in the face by the second bullet. He slumped forward into Mrs. Kennedy’s lap, and uh, it was apparent to me that we were being fired upon. I went ahead of the President’s car to inform Chief Curry that the President had been hit. And then he instructed us over the air to take him to Parkland Hospital and he had Parkland Hospital stand by. I went on up ahead of the, to notify the officers that were leading the escort that he had been hit and we're gonna have to move out.”
Okay... that's what Chaney said according to Been There's post.
Then we have this from Been There (my emphasis):
Here the article states that Ofc. Chaney said the first shot missed. Then he goes on, according to the article, to say that the second shot hit him in the head. Officer Chaney does NOT make it clear about which shot hit JFK in the back but he does state there were THREE shots.BT Post wrote:24th November 1963 article in the Houston Chronicle:
"A motorcycle policeman just six feet from President Kennedy when he was hit said the assassin's first shot missed entirely. The second of the three shots felled Kennedy, said patrolman James M. Chaney. He was six feet to the right and front of the President's car, moving about 15 miles an hour while rounding a curve. The shot, said Chaney, came from the sixth floor of a warehouse building about 50 feet or less behind the President's car. From the sixth floor to the President, the bullet traveled about 110 feet, Chaney estimated. Chaney was an infantryman in Europe during World War II, with experience in sharpshooting. 'When the first shot was fired, I thought it was a backfire,' Chaney said. Everyone looked around. The President was looking back over his left shoulder. A second or two after the first shot, the second shot hit him. 'It was like you hit him in the face with a tomato. Blood went all over the car. There was screaming and yelling. A secret service man yelled 'Let's get out of here!'' Chaney said the motorcade stopped momentarily after the shots rang out. A policeman ran between two cars with his pistol drawn, heading toward the building. 'I sped to the lead car carrying Chief (Jesse) Curry and Forrest Sorrels, chief of the secret service division of the Treasury Department in the Dallas area. I told them the President had been hit and it appeared bad,' Chaney said.
As far as being "AHEAD" of JFK he states that he was ahead of him "... while rounding a curve."
That seems plausible while they were turning off of Houston Street onto Elm. No need to engage in a dispute of that. But did Officer Chaney really "... go ahead of the President's car to inform Chief Curry..."? We shall see...
The article states that Ofc. Chaney said; "... the motorcade stopped momentarily after the shots rang out."
What isn't clear is whether that included JFK's limo or just the rest of the motorcade vehicles behind him. So no definitive information here.
Been There then states:
It does.He has been captured on film looking over his left shoulder.
It may "... looks like he is looking at JFK..." to some people but not necessarily so. The foreshortening is due to the lens and focus setting in the Altgens #6 photo and Ofc. Chaney may be looking somewhere entirely behind the JFK limo and not AT JFK.It looks like he is looking at JFK, because he had heard a shot.
At some point he may have looked "LEFT" at JFK. JFK was, of course, to his "left", but ahead of Ofc. Chaney.Oh, and guess what, he precisely stated exactly that in filmed interview immediately after the assassination. He stated he had looked left at JFK.
It's rather certain that Officer Chaney sped ahead to inform Chief Curry of what happened so we need to look at what Officer Chaney said to Chief Curry according to Mr. Curry and Mr. Sorrel:
Forrest Sorrel states:
So Mr. Sorrel says the Officer said "Yes" to the inquiry if anyone was hurt by Chief Curry.Mr. STERN - Now, did you recognize it at the time as a shot?
Mr. SORRELS - I felt it was, because it was too sharp for a backfire of an automobile. And, to me, it appeared a little bit too loud
for a firecracker.
I just said, "What's that?" And turned around to look up on this terrace part there, because the sound sounded like it came from the back and up in that direction. At that time, I did not look back up to the building, because it was way back in the back.
Within about 3 seconds, there were two more similar reports. And I said, "Let's get out of here" and looked back, all the way back, then, to where the President's car was, and I saw some confusion, movement there, and the car just seemed to lunch forward.
And, in the meantime, a motorcycle officer had run up on the right-hand side and the chief yelled to him, "Anybody hurt?"
He said, "Yes."
So here we can see a story slightly deviating from person to person. But in this case not significantly so but a difference all the same.I heard a sharp report. We were near the railroad yards at this time, and I didn't know--I didn't know exactly where this report came from, whether it was above us or where, but this was followed by two more reports, and at that time I looked in my rear view mirror and I saw some commotion in the President's caravan and realized that probably something was wrong, and it seemed to be speeding up, and about this time a motorcycle officer, I believe it was Officer Chaney rode up beside us and I asked if something happened back there and he said, "Yes," and I said, "Has somebody been shot?" And he said, "I think so."
We have seen the Zapruder film and the Nix film. No where in either of these films does Officer Chaney proceed ahead of JFK ANYWHERE on Elm Street. But Been There infers these films have been altered to not show Ofc. Chaney EVER ahead of JFK.
But the issue here is whether Officer Chaney went AHEAD of the JFK Limo on Elm Street to notify Chief Curry of the shootings.
To further evidence that Officer Chaney NEVER proceeded ahead of the JFK limo we can look at the Bell Film. In this version of the Bell film at time stamp time stamp 00:40:00 to 00:46:00 and a repeat at time stamp 2:22 to 2:36 we can see the JFK limo zooming ahead towards and through the underpass to pass the Lead Car containing Chief Curry and Forrest Sorrel with Officer Chaney following a bit of a ways behind. We get an extra shot towards the underpass in this particular version at time stamp 1:15. We can also see three officers up ahead of the Lead Car past the underpass.
The following photo, shot by Altgens... I believe photo #7, is shown here to verify the location of the JFK limo, the Lead Car and with Ofc. Chaney not anywhere between the two at this particular point in time:
THEN, from the other side of the underpass, we have the Daniels Film. In this film we can see the JFK limo zooming up to and passing the Lead Car on its way to Parkland. Officer Chaney can be seen coming up on the right (the left side of the road) BEHIND the JFK limo and the Lead Car. The film speaks for itself as to where Ofc. Chaney was in relation to the JFK limo during this time frame:
AND... just a little bit later, we have the McIntyre photograph. This photo shows the three motorcycle officers seen in the Bell film, the JFK limo and the Lead Car containing Chief Curry and Forrest Sorrel. It can also be seen in this photo is Officer Chaney, with lights on and to the right on Elm in the photo, hurrying to catch up to the Lead Car to inform Chief Curry of the situation. Also can be seen is Officer Jackson, lights off and to the left, proceeding to join Officer Chaney.
Any RATIONAL person can view this evidence, and other information available online, and determine the whereabouts of Officer Chaney in this time frame of events. In some cases the "BEST EVIDENCE", the films and photos, verifies Officer Chaney's story and also, in some portions, disputes his version. Understandable.
CONCLUSION: OFFICER CHANEY WAS NEVER POSITIONED AHEAD OF JFK ALONG ELM STREET.
... and there was no need for any nefarious entity to modify ALL those films and photos to hide anything.