Question from Chad in Reno:
“Do you believe the “Badgeman” photo is the grassy knoll shooter? Looks like a real person there.”
Answer from Jeff in DC:
No, I do not believe “Badgeman” represents a gunman. The imagery does not look like a real person to me. It looks like a bunch of shadows. There is not enough visual information in Mary Moorman’s photo to make such a determination with any confidence.
I agree with Dale Myers’s analysis that a gunman in that location would have had to have been considerably elevated in order to have a clear shot at JFK’s limousine on Elm Street. But don’t take my word for it (or Myers’). Go to Dealey Plaza stand in the “Badgeman” location. Decide for yourself.
Given the nature of Kennedy’s head wound, the more likely location for a grassy knoll gunman, if there was one, was along the stockade fence on the Elm Street side toward the rear of the parking lot. And that is where S.M. Holland, one of the most credible eyewitness on the subject, heard a rifle report and saw smoke.
Needless to say, the fact that “Badgeman” is a figment of the imagination does not mean that JFK was not shot from the front.