Portlander Accuses FBI of Conspiracy to Frame Mayfield, Seeks Court Action
On May 6th, Brandon Mayfield was arrested on murder charges after the FBI claimed his fingerprint was falsely identified in the March 11th Madrid bombings. John R Kennedy, accuses an FBI fingerprint examiner of lying on a court affidavit and the FBI of supressing and fabricating evidence, lying in explanations for Mayfield's indictment and conspiring to frame Mayfield.
Mr. Kennedy said, "The FBI's and DOJ's official explanations for the misidentification contradict each other and have always been, and continue to be, in disagreement with many known facts and with other official comments. There remains over 50 unanswered questions revolving around the Mayfield case, but officials within the FBI are variously lying or are constrained from releasing information because of judicial gag orders and other official reasons and our national media remains silent. It is now up to Americans to demand full disclosure and an independent investigation into the case. If we cannot find out what happened then we have no alternative except to assume the only probable scenario that answers all of the questions and explains all of the facts. Politically motivated individuals within our government authorities attempted to frame Mayfield!"
Mr. Kennedy claims that conspirators loyal to the Bush Administration and loyal to Aznar's government in Spain, conspired to first suppress evidence linking Muslim suspects in the wake on the Madrid bombing. At that time, the Spanish government attempted to blame the ETA, a group of Basque separatists for the attacks, and was suppressing news of the Muslim connection. Conspirators working within the Spanish National Police destroyed an Algerian suspect's fingerprint and original print evidence and suppressed the suspect's fingerprint identification. To quell pressures from the Spanish National Police (SNP) and international community, the conspirators agreed to let conspirators working within the FBI identify the marred fingerprint to someone else. Washingon Post on 3/17/4[ http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/washingtonpost/580598271.html?did=580598271&FMT=ABS&FMTS=FT&date=Mar+17%2C+2004&author=Keith+B.+Richburg&desc=Spain+Campaigned+to+Pin+Blame+on+ETA%3B+Despite+Evidence+to+Contrary%2C+Basque+Group+Was+Focus+in+Blasts] , BBC 3/12 [ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/3501364.stm]
The conspirators chose Mayfield because as a Muslim and a former lawyer for a Portland 7 member he was believable enough to be framed. Mayfield was also targeted because he was white, had a family and lives in the suburbs in a swing election state, because according to Kennedy, "He is the perfect patsy to generate a domestic terror scare. Mayfield fits neatly into a presumed Al-Qaeda network of other charged yet doubtful terrorists in Oregon, including the Portland 7, and Mayfield is a white liberal, middle class professional with a family who lives in Aloha, Oregon. LOOK OUT SUBURBAN SWING-STATE VOTERS, AL-QAEDA IS EVERYWHERE! YOUR LIBERAL NEIGHBORS COULD BE TERRORISTS! THANK GOD BUSH, ASHCROFT AND THE PATRIOT ACT ARE HERE TO PROTECT YOU. YOU WONT BE SAFE UNLESS YOU REELECT BUSH"
Mr. Kennedy claims the conspirators initiated their frame by sending a forged digital image of Mayfield's fingerprint to the FBI's Latent Print Unit in Virginia, for the following reasons: 1) The fingerprint was identified as belonging to a different individual and only a 7 points-of-similarity, high medial match to Mayfield. 2) The four fingerprint experts, and the super-computer could not have made the same "horrendous" misidentification, as commented by Bayle and other experts. 3) How else could a high resolution Digital Image of a fingerprint could be called a "15 point", "100% match" by 3 FBI experts, a supercomputer and independent examiner, whereas another image, which by all documentation should have been an exact digital duplicate of it, would be conclusively identified as a "7 point", medial match - a difference that the world's best fingerprint experts can not explain and the FBI's impossible explanations of a poor quality copy or alternate photograph does little to alleviate as commented on by fingerprint experts Bayle and others posting at ONIN.COM [ http://onin.com/bums/messages/37/38.html]. 4) The obvious differences in the descriptions of Digital Images that, as commented on by Mr. Melida and other Spanish National Police officers in the Kennedy is accusing the FBI of fabricating evidence. NY times printed on June 5.[ http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F70A1EFA3B550C768CDDAF0894DC404482].
Their were other images of the same fingerprint and other fingerprints which were identified, forensically, as belonging to the same hand. The FBI should have received these images or should have expected them and asked for them. Any of these images would have excluded a match to Mayfied. The FBI should have received news of the destroyed original and latent and that also would have excluded Mayfield. Kennedy accuses FBI officials of overlooking and supressing evidence.
When federal prosecutors in Portland heard about the SNP's claim of a misidentification, they called the National FBI Headquarters, who sent an examiner to Madrid. Instead of performing their official function and examining evidence that was offered, the examiner made a presentation to SNP officers to convince them that the LPU had made a better identification with less evidence. The examiner then wrote in a court affidavet that tht SNP "felt satisfied" with Mayfield's identification and insisted on a 100% match. This statement was contradicted by the 10 Spanish police that attended. The examiner later lied when federal prosecutors cross-examined them about this. Kennedy accuses this examiner of negligence of duty, overlooking and suppressing evidence and perjury. June 5, NY Times. [ http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F70A1EFA3B550C768CDDAF0894DC404482]
In another court affidavit from April 19th, an independent examiner was informed by an FBI examiner that the original print, the best admissible evidence "no longer existed". That information was not officially discovered until the next day. John Kennedy accuse the FBI of withholding and suppressing crucial information from Federal court. NY Times 6/5/2004 [ http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F70A1EFA3B550C768CDDAF0894DC404482]. June 7th, Seattle Times[ http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=fingerprint07m&date=20040607&query=Madrid+bombing].
The FBI's official explanation for Mayfield's mistaken indictment is that the examination was a fingerprint misidentification facilitated by a '"substandard quality" digital photograph, yet the documentation only supports one digital image, and experts doubt that two digital photographs of the same latent could yield such different results. The official explanation also contradicts FBI examiners who briefed congress and insisted they were working with a poor quality 2nd or third generation copy. The digital image originated from a single digital photograph, meaning that all copies of it would be exact digital duplicates. Kennedy accuses the FBI of lying in their official explanations, and perpetuating a cover-up and a frame of Brandon Mayfield. NY Times on June 5 [ http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F70A1EFA3B550C768CDDAF0894DC404482], NY Times on May 26 [ http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F70C10FC3F5A0C768EDDAC0894DC404482] . BBC on May 25 [ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/3748093.stm]. Oregonian, May 30.[Charging $2 per archived article!] ONIN.com
Kennedy also accuses John Ashcroft of lying in his official explanation to the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 8th.
Kennedy said, "Our government may have just crossed a defining line into fascist territory and if Americans don't demonstrate their awareness, those conspirators will know that they can get away with more frames, and any of us could be the next patsy! This is an urgent matter. On July 20th, the 3/11 commission will reconvene after it's two-month internal investigation and inquest. They may then ask our FBI some very uncomfortable questions such as, why does it seem like you are complicit in a scheme with our former government that resulted in the delay of the identification of a suspect during an ongoing investigation? The Spanish government will have little power to demand those answers, but with similar questions from Americans and especially our courts we can hold them accountable and through oversight and accountability measures, begin to make sure that this never happens again."
Kennedy seeks interested individuals to cooperate with in creating an internet think tank on the subject and in pressing for an independent investigation and court action. He can be reached at Undefineable@Hotmail.com. He has posted a 40 page research report on Mayfield's case at www.seperatevote.org.
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