by Scott Creighton
“RB” written on the wall in blood. Does “RB” stand for “race baiting” perhaps?
UPDATE: As expected, the assault on “open carry’ laws has begun as well.
“This is the first time — but a very concrete time — that I think a law can hurt citizens, police and not protect them,” Dallas mayor
Someone (Chads Diebold) posted a link for me on my Twitter account showing that scene shot from above (as they always seem to have someone with a camera filming the action in these things) where the officer in Dallas is supposedly gunned down by the assailant conveniently right next to his car, or his mom’s car, which has it’s flashers on.
(Don’t forget… the official story has changed once again from 2 sniper teams (the three other people arrested that night carrying rifles have been released) to one sniper to no snipers and back to one sniper driving from perch to perch in order to fool us into thinking there were two snipers. That final story comes to us from Police Chief Brown: “Police also found a journal in which the Army veteran detailed tactical movements, including one called “shoot and move,” which is meant to create confusion about the number and location of gunmen,”. This addition to the story answers the bothersome question of how two sniper teams firing from two different elevated positions can become one Lone Gunman)
“It looked like we had more than one shooter and they were triangulating on our officers from different positions,””When you look at the shoot-and-move tactics, the abilities he had because of the structure of the building, the journal buttresses the theory that the man acted alone,” Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins
“Two men who were armed and a woman who was with them were detained, fueling an early, errant theory by the police that there was more than one gunman.” New York Times
(Please keep in mind, the two armed men were seen leaving the scene of the shooting in a black sports car and the woman arrested was supposedly picked up in the same garage where the shooter was eventually cornered)
This video Chads left for me shows the scene in slow-motion. What is interesting are the sparks generated by the bullet strikes on the sidewalk, columns and walls. Bullet’s don’t typically generate sparks when they hit concrete. That’s a generalization of course, but for the most part, they don’t. Things like the composition of the concrete and the exact rounds used come into play, but generally speaking, they don’t look like what we see in that video below.
Keep in mind when you watch the video of the Dallas shooting… the rounds fired by both the assailant and the officer create sparks on both the sidewalk and the wall of the building. Two different types of ammo, two different guns, two different materials being hit… but the exact same sparking results.
I am posting below his video a couple of Youtube videos which show an AK hitting a concrete wall and an AR-15 hitting a concrete wall.
Take a look and see what you think. Keep in mind, another thing that come into play is the angle of attack of the bullet striking the surface. The videos below show various types of rifle rounds striking a block wall, but they all do so at a 90 deg angle, or straight into the block. Only a couple shots during the gunfight scene would qualify as being fired straight into the wall (a couple at the end of video)
Hickok45 has over 2 million subscribers and is regarded as an authority on firearms on Youtube.
AK vs Concrete Block (first group of rounds are tracer rounds and even they don’t spark)
M14 vs Concrete Block (he says he “thinks” he “saw a spark” on one shot that bounced off ground and struck wall)
Personally, I don’t see any sparks flying off these bullets hitting the block wall.
Finally, we have an example of an SKS (the kind of rifle used by assailant) hitting solid concrete.
In all of these cases of real world trials, there are no sparks flying when a bullet hits concrete.
Again, keep in mind, the surface treatment of the building factors in just as the angle of attack of the bullet strikes. And these videos are not shot at night. So it is hardly a perfect comparison. But you see the same sparking from bullets hitting the wall as you do them hitting the sidewalk, which is suspect in my opinion.
Also keep in mind he was supposed to be using an old SKS semi-auto rifle. Seems longer than what the guy in the video had.
I’m not suggesting this attack was staged like many in the past have been. And I’m not saying no officers were injured or killed.
Had it been staged, the question arises, “why the three others were arrested and then released? Doesn’t that seem to suggest real sniper teams targeting real cops? And wouldn’t the confusion and the changing of the story be detrimental to their purpose?”
In that light, I still think this was a real event, even if the street scene combat wasn’t. In many cases, they tend to inject some dramatic footage into an event like this in order to elevate the shock and awe element of the project.
The fact that his car is the only one there and the guy left his flashers on as if he WANTED attention is extremely suspect to me. That and the various bullet strikes on different surfaces producing the exact same effect.
Suspect? Yes. Conclusive? You tell me.