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Response to Samantha (Reply #59)

Mon Nov 25, 2013, 07:21 PM

140. ONE photocopy of a cardboard-box print was claimed to match a photocopy

of an inked little-finger print of Mac Wallace's

That alleged match might be more convincing had the examiner made the identification from originals, and even then it might be suspect, since there are actually no clear-cut standards for fingerprint identification

As good cases are built from multiple and independent lines of evidence, not from a single likely-to-be-questioned claim, one should, in pursuing this particular hypothesis, want to find other evidence that Wallace could have handled that box or perhaps evidence that he was in the Book Depository before the shooting

Wallace did work many years as an administrator for Dallas-based conglomerate Ling-Temco-Vought, but the 10 January 1971 Dallas Morning News obituary says "A native of Mount Pleasant, he had lived in Dallas for 30 years. before moving to California about 10 years ago. He had recently returned to Dallas"

That suggests he did not actually live in Dallas after about 1961; and although the fact that Ling-Temco-Vought was Dallas-based might have given Wallace reason to travel to Dallas sometimes, it would remain to show that he actually did so soon before the assassination

Wikipedia indicates Ling had begun as an electronics company, and Temco and Vought as aircraft company, with the conglomerate diversifying into aerospace and airlines, car rental, electronics, meat packing, pharmaceuticals, sporting goods, and steel -- none of which would provide any reasonable cover for a visit by administrator Wallace for a visit to the Book Depository at any time

And so far as I know, nobody has ever credibly claimed to have identified Wallace (under any name) as being in the Depository

Of course, as Wallace died in 1971, anybody accusing him, in 1998 or after, of assassinating Kennedy, has probably been safe from any defamation suit

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