In the ongoing saga of the crumbling credibility of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Arpaio, and their “Cold Case Posse” led by Mike Zullo, we find some backpedaling, actually backing into a corner.
I showed in my two articles that the Cold Case Posse used a race code table as the centerpiece of their recent press conference, and the code table they showed was a fake (a different table from another year).
The CCP is making noises like they used the code table from 1968 as a convenience instead of the real code table from 1961 that they claimed it was. This makes no sense. Why would they even have tables from the wrong year if they had the right year, and how, if it is the same, is it more convenient to show a fake rather than the real one? However, it’s worse than that. Not only did they use a fake from 1968, they ALSO used a fake from 1969 later in the video! How is it convenience to get two fake tables from 7 and 8 years in the future instead of using a real one?
In this same video, the CCP claims that the records were coded for the purpose of receiving federal money for the data. Here’s what they said in the video:
It’s now known that these markings indicate a document has been coded for vital statistic recording purposes. Though states were paid only pennies per document by the federal government for their work, the task was well worth the effort as federal funding was and still is tied to population.
That, however, is not true of 1961 (although it is true today). Here is what The 1961 Vital Statistics of the US – Volume 1: Natality (Page 5-3) says about who coded the federal data:
With the exceptions noted in the next paragraph [California, Michigan, Georgia and New York], natality tabulations for 1961 are based on information obtained from microfilm copies of the original certificates. These copies were received from the registration offices of all States, certain cities, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The statistical information on these records was edited, classified [i.e. coded], placed on punchcards, and tabulated in the National Vital Statistics Division (NVSD).
This is an important point. The Cold Case Posse believed that the State of Hawaii coded the date for federal use, that it was coded based on a federal table, and that the 1968 federal table was the same as the 1961 table. Of course, I proved in my two articles that the 1968 table was not the same as the 1961 table and was not the table used by the federal government for 1961 tabulations.
In fact, I noted back in my March 2012 article on the codes that there were items coded that corresponded to no field in the federal data set, indicating coding by Hawaii for its own use. Further, the federal statistics were based on even-numbered certificates only, and there would have been no reason to code Obama’s odd-numbered form. All the evidence points to the fact that the penciled notations on the 1961 birth certificates were done by the State of Hawaii for their own purposes independently of the federal government, although they certainly could have used federal race codes.
It is clear from the video that the Cold Case Posse did not know this. However, since their faux 1961 code table has been exposed and shown not to be a 1961 federal table, they are claiming that they are uniquely Hawaiian codes, and that they have had a copy of these codes all along, and that they magically match the 1968 federal codes years before the federal codes came out. Discounting the time travel theory altogether, there are further objections to the claim that they have Hawaiian codes:
- They believed that Hawaii coded the forms to earn federal money. If they had Hawaiian instruction manual, they would have know that the coding was different from the federal coding.
- The CCP codes don’t match what the State of Hawaii has certified as an accurate birth certificate for Barack Obama.
- They haven’t produced the code book they claim to have. Rather than publishing the book and ending any question, they let the question fester while changing their story.
I think the Cold Case Posse, and by implication Jerome Corsi have been well and fully caught. They aren’t going to produce the 1961 manual they claim to have because they don’t have it. Instead of “Where’s the Birth Certificate?” it’s going to be “Where’s the 1961 vital statistics instructions?” I have a copy of Barack Obama’s birth certificate, but the Cold Case Posse does not have the 1961 Hawaiian birth data coding manual.
I would suggest that the CCP look for a scapegoat real fast.
I commented preceding that the CCP has changed its story. A lot of what I meant comes from the comments made by CCP video producer Mark Gillar on his video at the TeaPartyPowerHour YouTube channel.
We start from the video itself that says on the screen: “The Posse is Confident it has the Correct Manual.” But did they have any 1961 manual at all? The the video narration references “the 1961 vital statistics instruction manual.” So at one point, they said they had the 1961 manual.
We have the 1961 manual. Stop making an ass out of yourself. The 9 code for race means not stated. 2 would have been Negro. We have the V.K.L. recording and the manual. Only a few left in the US. Hard to get. I know you must be upset about it.
Gillar then says:
According to Dr. C. Not according to the government officials from MD.
Do you really think this would have been placed in the PC if MD officials hadn’t provided the posse with documentation of the meaning of the 9.
This is the same claim that Johannson and Crosby made to explain where they got their manual, from “Maryland”. However, everyone who has claimed to have that manual has shown a false image from something else, except me. I had the real 1961 federal manual with different codes.
Now the story changes. Gillar says:
The one thing I can tell you is that according to the cold case posse who spoke with a government official who referenced the 1961 manual, both list 2 as negro and 9 and as not stated. The CCP said they have this confirmation documented. I have no reason not to believe them. Since we both agree that code 2 was for negro in both the 1961 and 1969 manuals why wouldn’t his father be coded a 2? There’s nothing confusing about his appearance is there? Is he purple, blue, pink?
So where did the manual go? I said that they didn’t have a manual, and now they are essentially admitting it.
I just sent the following email to Jerome Corsi:
I understand you have been reading my recent blog articles and finding them amusing. Let me get serious for a minute.
In September of last year, you published an image of a 1961 birth certificate on WorldNetDaily.
The race for Father and Mother, while redacted, still show the code value of "3" for both. If you folks at the Cold Case Posse presented honest codes used by Hawaii in 1961, then those race entries would be [American] "Indian."
So now you know.
The story has changed again according to a new article at WorldNetDaily:
“The values were curious,” Zullo told Klein. “If you look at Mr. Obama Sr.’s race, the box says ‘African,’ and that’s always been a point of contention, because in the ’60s ‘African’ wasn’t a race designator. Next to it is the number 9. We learned the statistical codings in the 1960s for the federal government – and actually through the remainder of the decade – number 9 stands for unstated or information not supplied.”
No claim of 1961 codes now and no “vital statistics instruction manual”, but that the general federal codes were consistent across the decade justifying their claim that it was OK to use the 1968 manual. Well that ain’t gonna fly.