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Gene Nail

DEATH IN ARKANSAS. He went on to investigate what he considered a cover-up
and ended up quiting the news business behind his disillusionment.
START @ 11:10:15
10/56 ...and so he'd go out and do a good story and then flush, it was
over and done with...I never learned to do that...I got involved with my
stories. ....
11/45 ...when I was in college I never even though of investigative reporting...but
I broke several stories...
(story of college insurance scam)
16/27 ...I graduated from florida and worked in the state government,
then I got disappointed in the work and went back into the journalism...came
back to the Democrat and was there when the GK incident occurred...
17/36 I remember reading the newspaper stories and all about the incident
in ND and then the
ARK paper started printing more stories, then they thought he was in
Ark... during that period of time, at the Demmocrat we recieved a letter
that GK had written...being a writer I critiqued it, not just the content...
later I had a chance to contact GK and things might have been different.
The next thing I knew about was our front page story about him being
killed in the shootout in Smithville. ...
19/50 ...I was working for the ARK Democrat... we recieved a letter at
the paper between Feb and June from GK...I think this was the first one,
and it tried to explain the rationale of what he'd done...it didn't make
sense, because I didn't know him...someting that was interesting, but not
enough to go on from there...
21/16 ... most of the papers I ahd worked for I worked in investigative
21/56 ..but I had the reign of the state, I worked on stories wherever
they came up...I remember the morning of JUne3...I picked up the paper and
all of the stories dealt with what happened in Smithville... they were all
second hand, no reporter had been there... all of them were second hand
stories. ...but outside of that, nothing made me feel uncomfortable about
24/00...apx...and so I read it, and set it aside... I guess it was a
month or so later, maybe even after the famed foot was found... some friends
of mine came to me and wanted me to get interested in it. ...It all sounded
kind of stupid to me and kinnd of, sounded like they were a bunch of fringe
people... in the end, I told myself that I'd take a look at it so that they
would leave me alone... they thought that I was a professional... so I really
expected to just prove to them that all their hairbrained ideas were full
of water...
25/42 ...ed had been a source for me before and they usually turned out
to be good stories...he kept telling me something was there and I said Ed,
this story about flame-throwers and ...most people don't realize how the
trail they live...go thru records and learn a lot about you... most police
depts require a report every time a gun is fired... I started out with the
reports... there was a lot of a paper trail that I started on.
27/50 ...you stories as time passes get cold and peolpe lose interest
in them...they start on the front page... as follow ups come along they
get relegated to the back of the paper...the police know this and they delay
releasing...I really belived they wanted to sit on these autopsis...it was
28/56 ...becasue it was clear we threatened to go to court..they kept
saying the investigation was over, but you know, Gordon was dead and there
was no investigation. There was no investigation of anything, there never
has been an investigation of anything....why they didn't want it to come
out was that it clearly contradicted everything that happened up there.
30/28 ...well, in this case I knew that these reports were available,
and internal reports that would be available, this was months after this
and they wouldn't let me have them..I only got one report and it was flawed...
it was from the state police...31/45 ...one of the commanders told the st.
police officers. they put em all in a room and told them to write up a report,
they wanted one story...32/23 ...it's one thing when you ask all the witnesses
to get together and agree on the story and that's essentially what the state
police did. ...
32/33...they wrote up this little three page story and avoided all the
questions, but it at least gave them an official report of what happened...
there was something that Dero knew that he hadn't said and I can't remember
what it was...
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START @ 11:35:10
35/30 ... when I got the autopsy report, I had spent weeks in walnutridge
going thru court files, ...the harboring cases were under way...I couldn't
get to Norma Ginter...Leonard stayed in Walnut ridge...I'd never met Leonard
and I went up and talked to him..I'm not sure that talking to him was the
turning point
36/28 ... you know there was some crucial times, I guess there was a
half hour, you've probably run across this in your interviews. ...the police
destroyed all their radio logs which would prove times, there's a half hour
difference between when they say they came over the hill, which was 6:05
, and the time when Leonard says they came over the hill...I'm inclined
to agree with Leonard who has no reason to change the time...He explained
how he and NOrma and their guest had been watching the news, and he went
out to put his fishg tackle in the car and was starting to leave, and he
says that was 5:30 when the news was over and he couldn't have wasted more
than five minutes..there's exactly a five minute difference be when he and
the police say he came over the hill...depending on what happened during
the half hour could be very crucial,,, because they wouldn't give you the
records that's why I would tend to believe one over the other, if one person
has no reason to lie or cover it up , why would you not belive him as opposed
to somebody who gives you a different time and has a reasoon to...
38/14 so when I talked to Leonard, Leonard helped create problems for
me, I guess that's how I looked at it...where I was trying to solve poblems,
he gave me more things to be resolved.
38/38 ....I don't believe until I actually got the autopsy report which
took a lot of badgering, we threatened to sue em, talked to the Governor's
...we did everything we could short of going to court, before they caved
in and gave it to us. ...38/58...When I got that report it just blew me
away. Because what it said was that two people who the FBI said shot each
other in a shootout, had both been shot in the back. and so that tells
me that they lied, everything was a lie. ...and then all the little peices
tht didn't solve all the little pieces. ...there are still things that
I can't provbe, a ttheory that I developed solve most of those problems...but,
if you take the story handed out by the FBI...
39/41 ... alittle background might help, as a reporter I might have a
jaundiced view of govt. anyway . most of the investigative story's concern
the operations of govt. or they deal with people who interface with govt.
40/03 ...so if you tend to believe that you can trust govt., you don't
challenge things like I do. so you need to have a little jaundiced view
to be a good reporter...and so that jaundiced view is how I looked at things,
not always giving people the benefit of the doubt.
40/30 ...when I got that examiners report and it told me dirctly what
people had been telling for months. it was a lie. and so in some of my
initial interviews...Blasingame, I knew him, I'd known him all along, from
other stories and he didn't show a refusal to talk to me about it...so I
went to him...to try to solve some problems...I said Jim, how do you account
for the fact that GK was shot in the back of the head and he was killed
in a shootout ...and then sheriff matthews was clearly shot on the arm
and the bullet had to come from the back , he wasn't shot in the back, but
he was clearly shot by a bullet that came from behind him...you quoted as
saying these two guys killed each other in a shootout...and so he came up
with all kinds of gyrations, as to, some of the stories were , GK was hiding
on top of the refrigerator and he shot Matthews as he entered the house
and then he wheeled around and shot him in the back of the head... you know
some preposterous stories that wouldn't even if a guy was falling, falling
off a building, you know and then he could be shot anywhere...and where
the bullet went in and out...wouldn't make sense...
42/22 ...but to think that two guys who, one of them was killed instantaneously,
when GK was shot, he didn't live one second ,,,...42/30... the bullet blew
his brains to smithereens. And to think that after he was shot that he
did anything is preposterous...and when Matthews was shot his arm was gone,
now he was right handed , and he had a gun in his right and I understand
that he could have done something with his right handbut if a person got
shot to the trauma that he had to have been, the odds are that he fell down,
in fact , all of the stories, I think Matthews fell down when GK was shot,
because I think he was so suprised that somebody fired a shot...
43/13 ...and so to believe that these stories that they came out with,
and then if there was a shootout, then what was Matthews doing in the house
? When he was uspposedly, the first story that Blasingame gave out was that
he was shot as he was approaching the house, well , that has to be a clear
lie becasue we know he was in the house,...Fitz. Hall, everybody admits
that they went into the house. And also GK was shot at close range, so
he couldn't be shot from outside, so all these questions, even after I got
the autopsy report it took me a long time to come up with an acceptable
theory as to what happened...I guess the thing that made matters worse for
the people involved with the thing, was that I kept getting lies, and then
people would make up more lies to cover these lies...and until there was
one crucial piece of evidence that I got that convinced me that I was right...
44/16 ...well, at one point in time, along into my investigation,,, I
found out that officers at the scene, about 9:30 by 9:30 had been dead for
three hours, Matthews had already been shot , taken to the hspital and might
have been dead by this time, the house had been burned and the rain had
put it out...this was late at night, there was not level of excitment any
longer ...and yet the officers on the scene tried to get Gov. Clinton to
release a national guard helicopter to try and blow the house up...the house
was a concrete box... even a light explosive would have completely detroyed
it... I believe they intended to destroy and another thing that enforces
that in my mind is that they never did a crime scene search...the outside
of the house was police in utter detail, where evidence inside the house
you know they'll admit, the FBI and Marshals service will admit, they never
did an internal search of the house. which is kind of stupid ...they rarely
walk away from a crime scene without doing some type of an investigation...to
me that enforces my belief that either right then or even later that they
planned to blow that house up so that there would be no evidence inside
of it...
49/09 ...there are alot of, there are a lot of funny stories that indicate
how far out of control things got...there is court testimony, when Jim Blasingame
was put on the stand and asked who was in charge...well, I was in charge...then
why did this happen? And he could explain nothing...and he wasn't really
in charge , nobody was in charge, ...49/40...it was a scene gone crazy,
police out of control, peple did the wrong thing and started covering up
and all , but one of the key characters, interms of being and out and out
liar, is FBI officer Jim Handley, at the time , Jim was the head of the
ARK FBI swat team, and to me a guy that heads up a swat team, has to have
the character and dispositon of a cold , calculating killer type , in other
words , under stress, he has to be real good at stress...to me that 's what
type of swat team guy...
50/22 ...I'll tell you two funny stories , one of the funny stories that
I don't know any details of, was that there were two swat teams up there
, there was the marshals swat tream, which had 12 to 15 guys on it and the
FBI, which had 6 or 7 and Jim Handley was in charge of that... well before
they came over the hill, they sent the marshals service swat team out to
make a loop and come on in and they got lost and never did find their way.
and so here a large contingent of this great assault force, once they got
into three feet of woods, you know they were totally lost, that's how asinine
the whole thing was. Well, so Jim Handley, who's supposed to be this calculating
person who can manage the stress associated with a swat team type situation.
Leonard Ginter told me this first and other people have told me the same
thing, right out maybe thirty degrees off from the front door, there was
a stack of wood, some kind of diversion out there, that Jim and one other
officer wer hiding behind, when quote the assault was made on the house.
and then after everybody was out of the house Jim was sitting there with
a machine gun, a milatary automatic rifle with some kind of cardboard box
full of clips, loaded, he probalbly had, from what I'm told about a dozen
of em, and to show you the coolness that he exhibited, here's the way Ginter
explained it...
...52/07 ...Jim would jump up from behind this diversion and just point
in the direction of the house and pull the trigger , BBBRRPPTTT, you know
he was using long clips of thirty rounds, flaying his rifle , and when he
would run out, he would drop down, throw that one, grab another one, stick
it in there and shoot it until he ran out of ammo....Leonard said that if
he and his wife hadn't been handcuffed and laying on the ground when all
this firing was going, he'd a been over there laughing.... it was so preposterous,
when there was nothing to be shooting at and yet that was the scene
...52/51 going back to the ammo, right there Handley had to shoot off
a hundred rounds of ammo. You can look at the front of the house, and I
counted at one time over a hundred pockmarks on the house and that doesn't
include the shots that missed the house, even without exagerating, to say
that 300 rounds of ammo were shot towards the house, shows how out of control
everything was, even if it only lasted three or four minutes. to have that
much ammo expended when nobody had shot at them. Nobody had been in any
danger, somebody got scared and they just started shooting at this house.
..assume that 200 rounds were fired , there had to be empty casings all
over the yard , becasue there were officers scattered all around the house,
in fact there had to be one guy up in the woods, he's the guy that killed
the sheriff
...53/51 ...but you know that there wqas empty caseings all over the
place, and yet, the wades and others and Leonard himself have gone all
over that property and not one empty casing by the law enforcement was found
on that property, so they took utter detail and care to make sure that they
got every cartridge from every one of their handguns, shotguns and automatic
wepons to not leave any evidence of what happened out there , yet they never
did it on the inside, to the best of my knowledge...
54/33 ...there were only two shots fired on the inside of the house and
we have the casings from both of those. and they were fired I think by Jim
Hall. And what the FBI call "Hot 38s" , and there were two of
those, it's aluminum case, bought by the govt. , it can be shot in either
a 38 special or a 357 magnum, and Jim Hall was carrying a shortbarrel 357
magnum and believe he was the one that fired it. and he never went back
in and got it. I can understand why, because they burned the place and
all before and Hall wouldn't have been able to find it. And all he would
have wanted would have been those two cases...and we found them and he didn't...
55/21 ...that had been fired ...they're called Hot-38s, but they were
shot from a 357 magnum because that's what Jim Hall had. and there only
two other officers in the room at that time,...Sheriff Matthews carried
a 41 magnum that was never trigger fired, it exploded from the heat ..and
then Ed Fitz. went in and ed had a shotgun and so nobody else had a handgun
that could have fired those , Leonard G. and GK didn't have one, so it couldn't
be anyone else except Jim Hall...
56/06 ...not only is it contrary to, the little evidence that is available,
whenever I do any investigative work, I remember once I did a story right
56/44 ...Public records are required by law to be kept...destroying records
is only a misdeameanor, so they did that to cover up numerous felonies...
57/33 ...the first official version is real close to what the ARK Democrat
printed on June 4...it went two men were killed in a shoot out as law enforcemtnt
officials approached a house where a dangerous federal fugitive was hiding
out...and it identified those two men as ND fugitive GKand Sheriff Gene
Matthews,,,and it says as Matthews and other law enforcment officers were
approaching the house that GK opened fired on them , mortally wounding the
sheriff who later died in the hospital and GK died in the shoot out...and
then it said as officers fired on the house , it caught fire and ammo expoded
and created a fire that burned the house down...
...58/35 ...so you can see everything I've told you can easily be proved
a lie , there was no shoootout, I remember months after I proved there was
no shootout, TIME AND NEWSWEEK Magazines would do perspective type articles
and they still called it a shootout ...even thoug it was proven it wasn't
58/55...well there was no fire by teargas cannisters either, the fire
was caused by law enforcement officers went to a neigbor and brought back
5 gallons diesel and five gallons of gas and dumped it into the house and
even after they dumped it in they had problems getting it started, so all
that appeared in that first story was a lie, everything was a lie.
59/56 ...and it's certainly probably not the same explanation that I've
been given or the other people...
12:00;37 ...it travelled up the arm and into the armpit...
12/02/40 ...well at first Fahmy wouldn't discuss the autopsy report with
me at all, after much badgering, he gave me the report but he wouldn't discuss
it with me. ...
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START TAPE @ 12:34:40
I think let's go back and accept that what happened the house...
36/27 ...when gene M. walked in the door hapened in 15 seconds...and
so it wasn't like there was a lot of time...the sheriff walked in and Jim
Hall walked in and shoot...36/40......ed panicked and busted out the window,
boom, boom, boom...when fitz opened fire, quite possible that Jim Matthews
ran out of the house ...yelling the sheriff's been hit, the sheriff's been
hit..everybody believed that GK had shot the sheriff when he'd been hit
by Ed fitz...
38/02 ...the entire incident took place in 5 to 15 seconds...
the sheriff walked in and turned around, by then Jim Hall had already
fired a shot and blown the head off of Bill WAde... before the sheriff could
come to grips with murder had been committed that a law inforcement officer
had blown Bill wade...... ed fitz was pumping shotgun into the window and
hitting him... maybe even Jim Hall turned and shot the sheriff...all this
is happening within a matter of seconds...well when the sheriff had went
down, after he had already told Jim H. that he'd shot the wrong person,
here the two people had come in to cover him and they'd shot him...and all
he'd done is say you shot the wrong man...Jim Hall probably turned and ran
out yelling the sheriff's been hit, the sheriff's been hit, but he doesn't
say who's hit him, everybody outside presumes GK had hit him... everybody
sitting out side just dumped on the house, shot all their ammo...now where
...I'm convinced that Jim Hall wasn't shoooting...
40/40 ...I'll bet if the truth was known Jim Hall fired two shots from
his revolver in the entire thing, whereas everybody else unloaded everything...
42/47 ...there is undisputed evidence that someobody or group of bodies
went into the house and did some engineering betwn the time that GK was
murdered...and the time that the fire burned the house...43/10...somebody
had to go in there and chop the hands and feet off, steal some teeth or
put some teeth in...don't forget to talk about the shotgun...or do some
other things...
...43/41 somebody had to go in there and arrange some stuff...either
before or after Jim Hall ran out...
...44/34 I believe that the state police officer that was carrying him
to the hospital is the one that put that on the air. because Sheriff Matthews
told him that...
45/01 ...in fact let me tell you something that makes me as suspicious
as the dickens... Sheriff Matthews was, I'm guessing, six feet beyoind the
garage door when he was shot, with his hands out, like this...the first
person to get to him and take him somewhere, was guess who? Jim Hall. I
don't think Jim Hall wanted him to get to anybody else...now I don't think
that Jim Hall is a mean enough, or he was trying to make the sheriff die...I
think he wanted to be there if the sheriff said anything, to accuse him
of murdering Bill Wade...jim hall told me, he claimed that he helped him
out of the house, which I don't believe he did. I believe that where the
sheriff fell outside, that Jim picked him up and put him next to the garage
until the police car came and got him. I dont believe that he got him out
of the house...that's a lie, sheriff matthews was not bleeding when he came
out of the house there was no blood ...the only blood was outside where
he was sitting. and I beleivie that when he came out and got shot , and
I don't know that the person that shot him had anything to do with Jim Hall,
quite conceivable that here was one of the state poilice, FBI snippers sitting
up on the hill. They saw a guy walk out with his hands up in the air, he
was wearing a camoflage outfit...this guy had just heard 10 or 15 minutes
of shots and they thought GK came walking out with his hands up and he just
shot him... that's the best off stories, but the thing to dispute that is
that I believe that there was only one shot fired, that would lend credience
to the worse off stories, that says that gene matthews was murdered, in
other words the person on the hill who shot the sheriff, knew who he was
shooting at and intended to kill him, he didn't shoot at the vest, he had
a sniper, it's possible ...he knew exactly what he was doing, to shoot under
the vest...
47/51 ...this is an atrocious story about our govt.. it's like an abused
child story...something that people hate to believe is that parents who
are supposed to love their children can molest em and abuse them. and we
as Americans who have spent 200 years trying to convince ourselves that
we can trust our govt. ...can't readily accept the fact that the FBI and
the us Marshal's service whic is supposed to be the worse for integretty
in law enforcement in this country can murder people and then lie about
this isn't an accident ...
the best thing that could have happened up there is one person was murdered
and the other was killed by accident.
48/45... the worse thing is that two people were murdered by cops and
they've lied about it and then they've gone to extensive means to destroy
evidence which is felonys . and then if that's not bad enough to accept
about our govt...then the courts and the whole judiciary and ..the fed courts
as well are aware of the charges...they know that they exist cause I've
published them in the newspapers...they're afraid of the truth to come out...
if any one of them had the integrety..
50/30 ...proably, there's only about a dozen of em that know the truth...nobody,
not one person has come forward and said, folks, I'm willing to be interviewed...that's
what should disturb the American public about this story...
...if my name goes on a story, it's my integrety...54/35
55/07 ...you have right to do it as a business man, to cheat em, but
I'm not going to be a part of that...that's why I left a job in Tuscon...the
editor, I think he had reason's for the story not being printed...he allowed
me to print the first 4 or 5 stories.... I knew that I had enough that the
FBI had lied... well within a week or two of those stories broke, they said
those stories show our govt. lying and cheating us... they realized what
a slap in the face of the govt. these stories were...
57/40 ...at some point in time he told me I couldn't travel anymore...within
a week he told me to drop the story...after a few weeks I went and told
him what I thought happened...there was some reason why they wouldn't let
me complete the story...and so I quit...I haven't gone back into the conventional...
news...they burned my integrety.
...some people went in that house, fully beliving the wrong person
had been murdered... their intent to destroy evidence...their intent was
to make the body unrecognizable...I think the teeth thing may have been
done after the fire, the hands and feet were cut off before the fire.
13;01/10 after ...another thing that was done I believe was that automatic
weapon that GK was carrying with him
...now you have to remember that GK HAD FLOWN, from ND to ARK in feb...he
had remained hidden at an undisclosed location in western ark. for 2 or
3 months before moving to Art Russell's and then the Ginters. ...so there
are a number of people...and I've talked to the previous people he stayed
with and he did not have a shotgun. In other words everything that he had
was in a knapsack and the rifle he carried over his shoulder...if there
was a shotgun... everybody I talked with, none of these people told me they
saw him with a shotgun...after the house was torched, they found the remains
of a shotgun from ND...now I need to give a little background so this will
make sense...
02/35 ...during the shooting in ND, there's a letter, proably not the
only letter he wrote...GK explained the shooting... Gordon walked over to
this wounded man...he had a shotgun right beside him and Gordon reached
down and took the shotgun away from him... GK did not take the shotgun with
him... when the house was burned down the shotgun was found there. ..now
here's what I believe happened... I know how to prove it... if I could get
to US Marshal airplance records...I believe there's a guy named Kurfener...ordered
someone to go back and get that shotgun that night. ...someone had been
murdered here who they could not identify and some steps had been taken
to be sure he was misidenified...if they had just one piece of evidence
that this person had come from ND, then even if the house was blown up,
and the only thing they found was a shotgun from ND, then everyone would
believe that was GK wouldn't they?
05/06 ...see I believe at some point their full intention was to blow
up the house and have this shotgun there, they burned the house and then
put the shotgun in later that night , the next morning, after the shotgun
was put in the house , they abandoned the house, never did a grid search...just
abandoned it. ...I fully believe that somebody flew back to ND and
END TAPE @ 13/05/40

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09: Joan Kahl Uncut Interviews (120 min)
The connection between Gordon Kahl, Timothy McVeigh, and the Oklahoma City Bombing
A little-known fact regarding Death & Taxes is the surprising connection to Timothy McVeigh and the ATF / Oklahoma City Bombing. Here's a clip of Jackson sharing the story during a director's commentary on his film Postal Worker.
Manhunt in the Dakotas
The story of Gordon Kahl so captured the attention of mainstream America that it was turned into a highly-rated made-for-television movie titled In The Line of Duty - Manhunt In The Dakotas.

DEATH & TAXES is the story of Gordon Kahl, a North Dakota farmer who became America's "most-wanted" fugitive. How had a WWII war hero become the target of one of the largest manhunts in FBI history? Gordon Kahl U.S. Marshalls Most Wanted Fugitive
Gordon Kahl's charred and burned remains were reexamined after his exhumation. The island of unburned skin shows that Kahl's body was likely positioned against the floor at the time he was set on fire.
The badly burned remains of Gordon Kahl, with an island of skin that shows he was in a prone position at the time of the fire.
Was Kahl a racist, gun-toting fanatic? Or a victim of an IRS policy of harassing vocal tax protestors into silence to keep the rest of us intimidated? Did Bill Clinton conspire to cover-up the torture and execution of Gordon Kahl in Arkansas? Did federal agents mutilate and burn the body to cover-up the murder of the wrong man?
DEATH & TAXES follows the trail of Gordon Kahl as his body is exhumed for a new autopsy. Building on newsreel clips covering two fiery shootouts and hundreds of interviews -- with IRS agents and federal prosecutors as well as Kahl's family and supporters -- D&T explores the myths and controversies surrounding a man who dared to challenge the federal income tax system. Some revile Kahl as a cop killer. Others revere him as an American patriot. Which was he?