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Las Vegas: police scanner evidence examined; timeline problems & other matters

Published: October 16, 2017
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Some more on the Las Vegas false flag and subsequent cover up – both so shabbily executed that Hollywood had to sacrifice a pervert. In the previous article on the subject at FBEL there was some discussion of how police teams interacted inside the Mandalay Bay hotel – and this didn’t have justice done to it. That the author hadn’t listened to the police scanner audio enough times was reflected in the piece – it wasn’t anywhere near as tight enough as it should have been in terms of pinpointing the individuals – most identifiable by call signs. The exchanges between police in the Mandalay Bay hotel are extremely important evidence, and this article is going to be concerned with refining our understanding of what is happening on the police scanner audio. The version that the author is using can be found here.

The official narrative tells us that Stephen Paddock’s shooting rampage started at 10:05pm, and ended at 10:15pm. It also provides a time for when the police entered Paddock’s room: 11.20pm. This dramatic moment happens to have been captured on the police scanner recording: “breach, breach, breach” – and then an explosion (it would be interesting to know if the sound effect of doors being blasted open is to be expected, or if this is for public consumption on this occasion).  The breaching of Paddock’s room occurs in the seventy second minute of the audio. This gives us a time for when the audio begins, and times for landmark events described in it – such as when police first arrive on the 31st floor: 10:15pm. This team reports that it can hear gunfire one floor above. So far, so good for the official narrative.

However, at 8m 39s into the audio – or 10:17pm – officer 765 reports “we’re taking gunfire, it’s going right over our heads”. Furthermore, at 8m 51s, officer 166 reports a shooting at Gate 4 of the festival arena – automatic gunfire is clearly audible in the background. That would mean shots being fired at approaching 10:18pm.  Obviously, this is problematic – and it is not all. Officer 765 is still having a problem at 13m 12s into the audio: “be advised, we are taking fire from a very high floor we believe it’s possibly coming from the Mandalay Bay”. This would mean shots being fired from the Mandalay Bay hotel at 10:22pm. At 30m 02s into the audio, officer 790 radios the following: “We’ve been pinned down at Mandalay Bay road and the Boulevard for about 15 minutes. Not heard any shots for probably 10 to 15”. And so, the last time this officer would have heard gunfire would have been between 10:24pm and 10:29pm.

How do we account for this apparent duration of gunfire from the Mandalay Bay hotel which is double the one supposed by the official narrative? We could say that we are misinterpreting some of the police accounts; for instance, let’s reinterpret the report by officer 765, and imagine that he’s referring to very recent past events as if they were still present – sometimes people do behave like this. But there is still a problem, because we can hear gunfire with our own ears at 10:18pm. One thing is for sure; it means that the time of the breaching of Paddock’s door in the official narrative cannot be correct.

A fix comes by sliding the timeline so that as many of the reports of gunfire on the police scanner occur within the 10 minute window of the official narrative. If we say that officer 166’s report at 8m 51s occurred at 10:14pm, it would make the very first reference to shots fired (at 0.25 in the audio) occur at 10:05pm. This would place the appearance of the first team on the 31st floor at 10:11pm. In fact, this is not far off the official narrative which states that that happened at 10:12pm. There remains, of course, the inconvenience of officer 765’s report of gunfire – if we choose to interpret it as describing a contemporaneous incident – and from the words that are used, there is no reason not to. It remains a problem for the official narrative.

What especially struck the author as odd on his first examination of the police scanner was the way that a team of police suddenly appeared on the 31st floor of the Mandalay Bay. Now, we can explore the feasibility of it. For the exercise we need to focus on a team around an officer using the call sign 159FC. At 3min 57s into the audio 159FC opens his mic. and says “we have a rifle deployed. We’re in front of the Mandalay Bay. We’re trying to see where the shots are coming from. If anyone can advise if they’re coming from Mandalay.” Having listened carefully, the author believes that it is this same team that reports being on the 31st floor at 6min 21s into the audio. At 11min 22, the same voice (using call sign 159) answers a request from another unit in the building – officer 592 (more from him soon) – to confirm that he is headed to floor 32, or is on it, to “make contact with the suspect”. So, we’re probably dealing with the same guy in the three cases, and with that being the case, we’re dealing with the idea that this police officer has, in 2 minutes and 24 seconds, established that the shooting is from the Mandalay Bay, and also reached the 31st floor. Is that feasible? Don’t forget, the taxi driver of the famous footage that she shot herself, is outside the entrance of the Mandalay Bay at 10:13pm where people are milling about as if the hotel isn’t aware that it has a situation (although we don’t know if this is true). However, if we are understanding correctly, at this simultaneous point in time, this team is already in the hotel and even breathing down the neck of the target.

The next question that begs answering is why is there only two officers in this team that attains the 32nd floor so early on? We know that this team was constituted in the way it was from this statement: “Ok. If he’s still firing, we’ll stand by and wait; there’s only two of us” (11min 32s).  It will become clear to the reader that no other team is similarly shorthanded. Officer 592, who will serve as the first of our comparisons, at 11min, 12s says: “I have a team of four”. Please also notice that this two man team announced that, on reaching floor 32, it wouldn’t tackle the shooter if the firing was still ongoing. Why did it advance on its own if it was of no tactical use? What was it doing? Later on, when joined by other teams, 159FC reports that he is taking part in the evacuation of the 32nd floor (this is still before anyone enters Paddock’s room). Consider the account of one hotel guest who encountered this operation:

I could hear the police making their way up the hallway and they were basically breaking down the doors – opening the doors aggressively. Six or seven SWAT guys came in and just made sure that I wasn’t a bad person – that I was doing what I was supposed to be doing. They ushered us out and told us to run as far and as fast as we could to get away.

Is the manner of entering the rooms anything to do with the risk of encountering an armed suspect? Or are police confident that they won’t find another threat to them and are just scaring the “civilians”? Either way, if police won’t barge into rooms mob handed, what was this two-man team hoping to achieve on its own to stop the attack on the Route 91 Harvest?

Maybe it had another mission. At 15min 36s into the audio, the officer we believe is 159FC announces “I’m in the stairwell on the 32nd floor… I’m on the 32nd floor. The room is going to be 135”. According to our calculations, this is 10:20pm. At some point prior to this moment, the exact location of the target has been divulged to this team. According to the official narrative, it will have had contact with the security guard, Jesus Campos – or indeed other hotel staff if Campos had raised the alarm. We should perhaps suspect that this bee-lining to 135, floor 32 is the reason why the Las Vegas police changed the story so that knowledge of the location of Paddock could be seen to have been available as early as possible. Imagine the scenario where Campos gets shot at 10:15pm; in that case we could probably say with more certainty that team 159FC were on floor 31 without the hotel being aware of a crisis. However, if we have cause to disbelieve the police because of this story change – and we do – then we should be suspicious, and in that case we might say this of 159FC: if it knew the floor to head to – and did that without the hotel even understanding it had an emergency (which we don’t actually know is true) – then perhaps it also knew which room was the target? Moreover, if it knew the target, then perhaps it went to it understanding that a two man team was sufficient for what it intended to do? There are a lot of “ifs”.

The reader might have been wondering where the other SWAT team members in the hotel patron’s account came from. Officer 159FC was later joined by two other teams. The first was the one around officer 182FC. This was a four man team, and suddenly appears to be on the 32nd floor at 18min 20s. It is the first to mention that “we have a security officer also shot in the leg on the 32nd floor; he’s standing by near the elevator”. From this team we also get to hear about how “Campos” received an injury “he shot down the hallway and hit a security guard”. Obviously, we are meant to assume that “he” refers to Paddock. This team also thinks that there is another suspect on the 29th floor so that there are in fact “two shooters with automatic weapons” in the hotel. At 27min 9s, we hear of another new team: officer 677V is on the 29th floor. Is this team clearing this second “shooter” up, or conducting evacuations? We should ask, because all of a sudden – 6 minutes later, in fact – 677V are on the 32nd floor, and clearing the “west wing”.

The combination of a wounded security guard and a possible fleeing “perpetrator” on floor 29 – because there was no shooters nest there – is intriguing. If the reader looks at the image of the double doors to Paddock’s room, one of which is off its hinges and leant up horizontally against the inside of the doorway, he will see what looks like bullet holes in it. There appears to a margin on the side of the door that is against the floor as we look at it in this picture, suggesting that this would be the side of the door that was hidden behind the frame; i.e. that it was the side that was hinged. That would mean that the bullets were shot at the door from the corridor, and not from within the room. We do have evidence from the audio of a gunfire battle in the corridor from the audio – the statement from 182FC about “[shooting] down the hallway”. Are we seeing and hearing evidence of a target for the police that was actually moving around the hotel – a target that needed to be chased down and eliminated, but a target that the public couldn’t ever know of? How is Jesus Campos really related to this – especially as he has now disappeared, and to many appears photoshopped into images of his attendance at an award ceremony for his bravery?

Listening to the police scanner, behaviour of the other teams featured here, in contrast with that of the 592 team is very striking. It can’t help but be noticed. The 592 team are always concerned with not running into their colleagues and having an accident. While this team itself is very visible on the scanner, it always seems to be out of the loop in relation to the other teams who were at the sharp end of the action. At one stage it radios to ask if there is a team evacuating the 32nd floor. It doesn’t know the call sign of 677V, and is worried about running into it on the 29th. Let’s cover this in a fuller way: 592 arrived on 29, having decided to go straight there “based on the intel” (looking for the perpetrator that had been reported), but then it skips that floor because of the presence of this other team. Why does it do that if, later, two and a half teams (195FC, 677V and 182FC) can all evacuate floor 32 together? Notice that 677V, makes a beeline for the 32nd floor, while 592 systematically clears floors 30 and 31 when it finishes on the 29th.

And then, to cap it all, 592 wasn’t allowed to go up to the 32nd floor – at least that’s certainly the impression one could get from hearing the scanner:

(40.15)

592 (talking to 159FC) We’ve got one more room on 31 to clear and then we’re going to come up the stairwell. I’ll let you know… so we don’t have a blue on blue.

159FC: Ok copy that. We have a bunch of team up here so we are ready.

(43:23)

592: Floor 31 is clear, moving up to floor 32 with the other team.

(44:53)

592: Unit on floor 32, 592, we’re coming up to you, do you copy?

(45:58)

592: Inaudible – “do you copy?” – inaudible.

677V: 592 repeat last, 677 victor.

592: Just to let you know we’re making an entry on floor 32…

677V: You need to be careful of booby traps – are you coming up the stairwell or you coming up the elevator.

592: We’re in the stairwell…

677V: Standby… are you with the squad guy?

592: Negative.

677V: Stand by right there. There’s a squad officer on in his way down to the stairwell. Wait for him.

(47:23)

677V: 592, 677 victor.

592: Go ahead.

677V: Are you with the squad officer in the 300 stairwell?

592: Yes, that’s affirmative… [inaudible] on 31 and moving towards 135 down here.

677V: Copy, We have the hallway and we’re holding it, you have to let me know when you move.

592: Copy we should be a floor below you. Do you need more resources up with you, or you good?

677V: Negative. we have the hallway contained the room with the shots were fired from. It is contained right now. If you can avoid coming through those doors please do.

592: Copy, if you have it we will not come up through there. Confirming, you do have a rifle with you, though, correct?

677V: Copy, I have multiple rifles and plenty of officers. Just hold that stairwell and we’ll wait on the zebra team for the plan.

Doesn’t that look like someone doesn’t want 592 to get on the 32nd floor? The reader should make his own mind up. Of course, the “zebra team” (call sign Zebra 20) is allowed on to the hallowed ground because it is the team that announces the breach of the room, and eventually it announces that there is a “suspect down”. This is a fact that makes the CBS story about an ad hoc SWAT team totally bogus. The officers who took part in that effort to shore up the official narrative were aiding in the retailing of a fantasy. However, those officers also could very well have been on floor 32, and the author thinks he recognises a voice. And so, are they even remotely trustworthy?

The fact that the security guard, Jesus Campos, has now disappeared, and in doing so has avoided questions from both real and pretend journalists (the latter being the corporate type) suggests that there is a story that someone doesn’t want told – or even dug into. The author believes there is a big clue to this real story hinted at in the police scanner (and has been less subtle than that in this interpretation). Something else happened with regards the gunfire that wounded Campos. The Las Vegas police actually changed the story about him – and if it was bogus in the first place, then why should we imagine that it is not bogus in the second? This cannot be reiterated enough: if one detail of a narrative has to be changed to counter the risk of discovery in a lie, then how can we be sure that the story in its original form wasn’t already accordingly altered?

The author thinks that the room was a decoy for another location in the Mandalay Bay vicinity from whence an anonymous gunman, as part of a much large military-style operation, principally fired on police who were trying to access the Route 91 Harvest festival from the Las Vegas Boulevard, and it was dressed with a suicided patsy (discounting the gun running theory – which is probably disruption). The author’s notion is based on evidence of the taxi driver video whereby the gunfire is very loud – as if it is literally on top of her position – and has a very close echo before she moves around the north tower to the porch of the hotel (as explained in the first article hereabouts on Las Vegas). It is based on the behaviour of certain police as caught on police scanner (which serves to aid the formation of an opinion, rather than as conclusive evidence). It is based on the actual lie about Jesus Campos, and the evident lie about gunfire being shot out of Paddock’s room to cover up whatever did happen that meant weapons were discharged in the corridor of floor 32.

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