MM: The last question I have is about forensics and about the crime scene. Malcolm is assassinated at 3:05 in the afternoon. The police are there covering the place within six minutes. The photo unit is there by 4 o`clock and they`re taking photographs of the crime scene. There are still people hanging around, but there is the crime scene, not really cordoned off. People are walking through the thing.
GF: That`s way out of line.
MM: What`s protocol for a murder?
GF: Oh, yes, you just protect the whole area. You get rid of everybody who`s not going to be a witness. Anybody who they didn`t question. You want everybody out of that thing. You don`t want evidence destroyed, you don`t want people finding things, like a camera up here or maybe a guy coming out from underneath the stage, whatever. That surprises me. I didn`t even know that. At that time I was rushing back to my wife.
MM: It gets worse. That they do find forensic evidence, the bullets, bullet holes, and they dig out the bullets and things like this. It`s just before five o`clock. They pretty much shut down and leave. And several women come out with buckets and bleach, and they wash the blood off the floor, so that the crime scene is really not cordoned off for more than about an hour, hour and a half. And they hold a dance at seven o`clock in the Audubon. Did you know about this?
GF: No… I don`t know. This has certainly got me thinking, since I read your stuff, and first contacted you about this two years ago. But I wouldn`t put it past them, and I didn`t put all these pieces together until most recently discussed in this conversation. My getting dumped from the unit that never struck me as being connected. My guess is that it very well could have been—and that`s as far as I can say—I can`t say for sure—but could have been an inside job with cover-up following.