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Tom Gaumer
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:25

Didn't the prosecutor Lyttleton Price say in the newspaper he had talked with the Witnesses about Doc's involvement in the stage attack and found them not credible at all. Did he not then refuse to prosecute the case against Doc because of the lack of value in what the witnesses had to say?

Wouldn't the money from a "citizens committee" be effective enough in getting Sippy to leave as intimidation? Why use intimidation if you can do it with money and avois the possibility of criminal charges?

Is not the city council elected by the citizens? Thus a citizens committee would be an organization of voters attempting to get elected officials to pay attention to what they wanted or lose their votes. Powerful effect on politicians. No?

Did Kate leave after or before the charges against Doc were dismissed? If after she was not very intimidated?

Did not both newspapers dismiss Kate's credibility due to drinking?

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  • implication of involvement. But getting witnesses to go away or drop charges was a standard routine in those days. And Tombstone was a prime example of it. In the skill set of every Earp... more
    • But — Tom Gaumer, Fri Jul 14 10:25
      • Avoid the possibility of criminal charges?K.t.K., Fri Jul 14 17:30
        Since when did any Earp (or a Doc Holliday for that matter) show any undue concern about facing criminal charges in any State or Territory? According to my latest count the Earp brothers accumulated... more
        • You should put up the 46 arrests before the listTom Gaumer, Fri Jul 21 23:48
          KTK gets so long no one can handle it:-) Wyatt's story that the businessmen bought out Sippy is still the wiser way to go if moving him out required any effort at all. Both newspapers still agreed... more
          • Evidently you have never researchedK.t.K., Sun Jul 23 13:24
            ...the lives of James, Morgan and Warren Earp, who are all documented for intimidation, threats and/or terrorizing of either men, women, or both, in many different places across the frontier -... more
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