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  • Bob
    A journalist writing about corruption in Arkansas committed suicide with two 9mm bullets at the same time he was scheduled to meet with two Christian Identity
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      A journalist writing about corruption in Arkansas
      committed suicide with two 9mm bullets at the
      same time he was scheduled to meet with two
      Christian Identity men affiliated with Christian
      Identity members who told him to commit
      suicide or they would kill his family like one
      of them had already killed another family and
      not gone to jail and everybody knew it. The
      two Christian Identity men were seen nearby.

      Two bullet suicides are fairly common.

      -Bob

      norgesen wrote:
      from: http://tinyurl.com/xgjy


      More on the Death of Michael Halton at the UN


      This case has become completely strange already. As usual, there are
      more questions than answers.

      When I think of a conventional 9mm shot to the head, that scene is
      pretty ghastly. However, the article states, "The dead officer seemed
      to have committed suicide. Blood was spotted in the officer's right
      ear, leading investigators to believe the fatal shot was to his head."

      He seemed to have committed suicide?!

      This is interesting. A full velocity (or plus pressure, +P) 9mm
      jacketed hollow point (JHP) fired at a human skull at point blank
      range would leave little to the imagination as to the mechanism of
      death. "Blood spotted on the officer's right ear," is a strange
      description. There should have been blood everywhere. There should
      have been an exit wound on the skull, and blood, brain and possibly
      sections of skull on the walls.

      What would explain such a small amount of blood and no exit wound?

      Subsonic 9mm is one possible explanation. (I doubt an assassin would
      use silenced .22 because there is no way that would wash in the
      pathology report.) A subsonic 9mm fired at point blank range would
      not leave the skull. Weapons exist that fire subsonic 9mm loads that
      are almost completely silent. The pathologist would have to know the
      difference between a full velocity 9mm wound profile and a subsonic
      9mm wound profile.

      The position of the gun is almost always interesting in these types
      of cases. The gun should be several feet from the body. The recoil
      from the blast throws the weapon back and out of the hand of the
      person pulling the trigger. But not in this case. It wound up wedged
      between the officers legs.

      I wonder if Halton's weapon was even fired. That's what I'd like to
      know most of all. Not if a cartridge was missing from the magazine,
      but if the weapon was actually fired. Is there powder residue on the
      hand that Michael Halton supposedly used to hold the weapon to his
      head? Is there singeing on the skull and hair from the muzzle blast?
      (A silenced weapon contains most of the hot gasses from the muzzle
      blast.) Is there an impression on the skull from where the muzzle of
      the weapon made contact? Is that impression consistent with Halton's
      Glock?

      Even if Halton's weapon was fired, how did nobody else in the area
      hear the blast!?

      Does anyone buy suicide as an explanation for this one?

      >From the article:

      At approximately 11:45am, a room adjacent to the cavernous General
      Assembly, used for occasional meetings and parties was entered. The
      room was darkened with curtains drawn. When the room's lights were
      turned on, the dead officer's body was discovered in a corner at the
      far end of the room.

      Surprisingly, the dead officer had some company.

      Only a few feet away, was another U.N. security officer who had
      decided to take a brief nap, apparently not knowing the officer
      seated nearby was dead.

      Officers on the scene were puzzled by what they saw next... The dead
      officer seemed to have committed suicide. Blood was spotted in the
      officer's right ear, leading investigators to believe the fatal shot
      was to his head.

      However, those on the scene say the officer's head was in a raised,
      not slouched position, as one might expect in a suicide.

      The officer's gun was also found wedged between his legs.

      Nobody heard any shots fired.


      http://tinyurl.com/xgjy

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      Another Suicide? * Wink * Blink * Nod *

      Body Found Inside U.N.

      By The Associated Press

      December 1, 2003, 3:01 PM EST

      A body was found inside United Nations headquarters on Monday, a U.N.
      spokesman said. U.N. security and the New York police department are
      investigating the matter.

      The U.N. spokesman said the person had been shot, and that the body
      was discovered inside the building's third-floor lounge at about
      11:30 a.m. He declined to give any details on the deceased person
      pending notification of the family.

      The spokesman, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the world
      body considered the shooting an "isolated incident."

      UPDATE: Looks Like a Suicide to Me * Wink * Blink * Nod *


      A guy sits down for a coffee break and blows his head off. Sounds
      perfectly believable to me:

      A U.N. security guard was found dead inside U.N. headquarters at
      midday on Monday with a gunshot wound to the head, the head of U.N.
      security said.

      Michael Holton's body was found in a third floor lounge shortly
      before noon. He was discovered by two officers who were sent to check
      on Holton after he did not return to his duty station following a
      break, said Michael McCann, the U.N. security chief.

      McCann told a news conference the incident was the first of its kind
      inside the United Nations buildings.

      Holton, 41, was found in a lounge area where U.N. employees often
      take their breaks. He was seated in one of the chairs and his gun was
      on the chair next to his leg, McCann said.

      McCann said that Holton was a 16-year veteran of the U.N. security
      department, was married and had two children. McCann gave no further
      details on the family. Holton was a U.S. citizen.

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      Security guard found shot at U.N. headquarters
      By Associated Press, 12/1/2003 16:43

      UNITED NATIONS (AP) A U.N. security guard was found dead inside U.N.
      headquarters at midday on Monday with a gunshot wound to the head,
      the head of U.N. security said.

      Michael Holton's body was found in a third floor lounge shortly
      before noon. He was discovered by two officers who were sent to check
      on Holton after he did not return to his duty station following a
      break, said Michael McCann, the U.N. security chief.

      McCann told a news conference the incident was the first of its kind
      inside the United Nations buildings.

      Holton, 41, was found in a lounge area where U.N. employees often
      take their breaks. He was seated in one of the chairs and his gun was
      on the chair next to his leg, McCann said.

      McCann said that Holton was a 16-year veteran of the U.N. security
      department, was married and had two children. McCann gave no further
      details on the family. Holton was a U.S. citizen.

      ''We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family,'' the security
      chief said. ''Michael was a terrific officer ... very personable,
      very friendly, somebody that greeted everybody in a positive
      manner.''

      Asked whether the death might have been a suicide, McCann said the
      incident was under investigation by the New York Police Department
      and by the FBI.

      He said there was no prior indication of psychological problems and
      that no note was left near the body. He said there were no witnesses
      and no one was known to have heard anything unusual.

      ''He's one of my officers; someone well respected. It's not easy
      answering these questions,'' McCann told reporters.

      http://makeashorterlink.com/?H349543B6

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      Mystery Death at the U.N.
      Stewart Stogel
      Tuesday Dec. 2, 2003

      United Nations -- The death of a United Nations security officer at
      its New York City headquarters on Monday has raised serious questions.

      A series of interviews conducted by NewsMax with several U.N.
      officers investigating the incident unveiled some new facts.

      The body of Michael Halton, 41, a 16 year veteran of the U.N.'s
      Safety and Security Service was discovered shortly before noon on
      Monday.

      The officer was overdue to return from a one-hour break which was
      scheduled from 10am-11am.

      Several U.N. security officers fanned out throughout the 40-acre
      complex to search for the missing officer.

      At approximately 11:45am, a room adjacent to the cavernous General
      Assembly, used for occasional meetings and parties was entered. The
      room was darkened with curtains drawn. When the room's lights were
      turned on, the dead officer's body was discovered in a corner at the
      far end of the room.

      Surprisingly, the dead officer had some company.

      Only a few feet away, was another U.N. security officer who had
      decided to take a brief nap, apparently not knowing the officer
      seated nearby was dead.

      Officers on the scene were puzzled by what they saw next... The dead
      officer seemed to have committed suicide. Blood was spotted in the
      officer's right ear, leading investigators to believe the fatal shot
      was to his head.

      However, those on the scene say the officer's head was in a raised,
      not slouched position, as one might expect in a suicide.

      The officer's gun was also found wedged between his legs.

      Nobody heard any shots fired.

      Several U.N. officers. who had contact with the dead officer earlier
      that morning, say there were no signs that even remotely suggested he
      would take his life.

      U.N. officials claim no note or any other communication was found at
      the location, which was labeled a "crime scene."

      However, in the early afternoon, before news reports of the death
      were released, U.N. sources speak of a telephone call from the
      officer's mother to the security command center. It was explained
      that his mother did not know of the death and asked to leave a
      message. The message to her son was: "Everything at home is OK." The
      message was too late.

      Halton's body was later turned over to the NYPD. U.N. security chief
      Michael McCann told reporters the NYPD and the FBI had been called in
      to assist in an investigation.

      Veteran U.N. security officers tell NewsMax whether intentional or
      not, the death on Monday points out serious problems in the United
      Nations New York security operations.

      Currently, U.N. security officers carry 9mm Glock handguns.

      The Glocks do not carry safety locks. In fact, NewsMax is told the
      only device preventing an accidental discharge of the handgun is the
      holster it is carried in.

      "If that gun is taken out of the holster, watch out" one U.N.
      security veteran explained. He added that he and several other
      officers "unofficially" break U.N. rules and do not carry their guns
      loaded.

      Rules mandate that at least one bullet be present in the gun's
      chambers "at all times."

      The U.N. source explained that the Glock issued to U.N. officers
      requires "little pressure" to cock the trigger and is too easy to
      discharge. As such, the source added that he opts to keep his
      ammunition "close by" but not in the gun.

      The problem is further compounded by the U.N.'s decision to equip its
      officers with "hollow point" bullets. Such bullets, unlike
      conventional ones, fragment and spread on impact to cause maximum
      damage.

      Several U.N. officers tell NewsMax the use of such bullets
      is "overkill" and unsuited for use in a heavily populated office
      building such as the high-rise Secretariat.

      "It is stupid to carry these bullets. It shows that they (U.N.
      management) do not know what they are doing," explained another
      veteran United Nations officer.

      Earlier this year, the U.N. spirited out of New York City a cache of
      highly controversial sub-machine guns known as MP-5's

      The United Nations took the action when U.S. authorities threatened
      to confiscate the guns if they were found outside the NYC
      headquarters.

      Where did the U.N. send the "hot" guns?

      To its headquarters in Baghdad, which several weeks later was
      destroyed by an Iraqi truck bomber.

      That bombing led U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan to commission
      a "review" of the world body's management of security operations,
      which had been described by an investigatory commission
      as "dysfunctional."

      A report is expected to be submitted before the end of the year

      http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2003/12/2/95304.shtml







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