Laundering Ransom Feb 17, 2008 10:22:22 GMT -5
Post by rick3 on Feb 17, 2008 10:22:22 GMT -5
kevkon said:You may be right, Rick. But I think all of us, admit it or not, have an underlying sense about this crime which gives us cause to look at and pursue the case from different perspectives. On the evidence level, Parker may have seized the issue of the notes, on a another level there might have been a feeling, call it a sixth sense if you will, that gave him cause to look in this direction. I see the same thing in a different manner. To me the crime is not unified simply because it is being adjusted in play. I largely discount the notion of many players simply because of the multitude of trails so many would leave are not present. Neither is a string of dead bodies which would be the far more likely case if a true criminal mastermind was behind all of this. There is a unified thread throughout this crime and the ensuing ransom negotiations, it's just not as linear as one would expect to see in a highly thought out and planned endeavor. Like the ladder, the crime works but not without some major deficiencies and oversights. Is this not consistent with the actions of Mr Hauptmann?
Kevin....I like the feeling part, but the facts are less clear.
- Alot is made about Rosner taking the Nursery note to NYC. But if the holes match perfectly(?) and the paper is torn in half(?)then we are still just changing writers? Not "gangs".
- I suppose there could be two Merman's? tables in play? After all, they would all have the same hole pattern? But what were the holes for anyways? Were they used other times for some other reason and not just thought up for the LKC? One table is so far out that two would almost be "the same" as one?
- So, the very instant you disconnect the kidnap from the Extortion in the Bronx....you get some definite connections? With or without BRH.
- I suppose we should axe MM what other reasons Ellis Parker had for suspecting a disconnect--like the timing or distance from NYC? Didn't it take ages for Parker to get ahold and see the ransom notes anyways. Maybe EP advanced his theory before he even saw them, eg independent of the handwriting on the Notes which looks so different? Maybe from talking to Benjamin Lupica? Or something else? Olde Ellis proceeded in strange ways (eg Paul Wendel),that were ususally over everyone elses head and light years beyond in analysis. Thats why he was the most famous Detective in the World.***