Joe for Michael
Re: condon's phone number
Sun Jul 8, 2018 10:54

I agree the high road is the one that allows for the best viewpoint, and I'm looking forward to reading this section of your book to see what's new under the sun. At the same time, we also need to consider behaviours, reactions, habits, quirks and things that may not specifically be found in archive documents. Things like Hauptmann's flat denial with little more offered in response to Wilentz's questioning at trial over the evidence, the fact that Hauptmann, through the solid mass of circumstantial evidence against him, would have had reason to know Condon's address and phone number, the fact he had a self-acknowledged and demonstrated habit of writing things down in places other than what you and I might consider to be normal. And let's not forget that it looks an awful lot like his natural writing and representation of numeral figures. Add Hauptmann's demonstrated ability to think quickly on his feet and survival instinct into the mix, and I feel we have the opportunity to appreciate a more balanced viewpoint here as well.

  • Re: condon's phone numberMichael, Sun Jul 8 08:30
    I agree the (3) questionings should be read. So should the Bronx Testimony, the Flemington Testimony, the Police Reports, the Memos, Interviews, and the Letters. In fact, everything should be read.... more
    • context is everythingbob mills for michael and forum, Mon Jul 9 10:07
      "I guess I must have written (Condon's phone number) on the wall" doesn't sound to me like an admission of guilt. It sounds more like a confused person's effort to answer a hostile question. Michael... more
    • Re: condon's phone number — Joe for Michael, Sun Jul 8 10:54
      • Re: condon's phone numberMichael, Sun Jul 8 11:19
        I think after reviewing everything assembled that you will be in the best position ever to make an informed decision - whatever that will be. What I've learned most over the years is there are always ... more
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