I am Sherry Fiester, author of Enemy of the Truth: Myths, Forensics and the Kennedy Assassination. A retired Certified Senior Crime Scene Investigator and court recognized expert with over 25 years of experience, I have testified as an expert in crime scene reconstruction and bloodstain pattern analysis in over 30 judicial districts in the states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida. My publications include Bloodstain Pattern Identification and Documentation: a Workbook for Analyst, 1990, “Blood Evidence; What Does the Blood Tell Us?” 1997; “Bloodstain Pattern Analysis and the Kennedy Assassination”, 2002; and Enemy of the Truth: Myths, Forensics, and the Kennedy Assassination, 2012.
In 1995, I began to apply my expertise to the Kennedy assassination. Later that year I spoke at the 1995 Coalition on Political Assassinations Conference in Washington, DC. I was the featured guest speaker at the Dealey Plaza Echo Kennedy Assassination Conference in the United Kingdom in 1996. A regular presenter at JFK Lancer November in Dallas Conferences since 1996, I am a recipient of the JFK Lancer-Mary Ferrell New Pioneer Award, presented in appreciation for my contributions of new evidence and furthering the study of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Now retired from police work, I utilize various forensic fields to promote a better understanding of the Kennedy assassination.
Why I wrote the book:
I believe the historical narrative of our country concerning the Kennedy assassination is distorted with biased and unverified information. Many people still believe in a single shooter, regardless of the scientific facts that prove otherwise. Sadly, the majority of the conclusions and purported facts concerning the death of President Kennedy are anecdotal, unrealistic, and …incorrect statements kept alive by those who would prefer fabrications that promote sensationalism as opposed to the quiet reality of fact. I want to fight the unsubstantiated allegations that continue to rear their head, summoning the naive to join forces in a “truth is stranger than fiction” campaign. Although imaginative and sometimes thought-provoking, these theories rely upon the suspension of common sense and fly in the face of forensic research. I want to correct those misconceptions. Polls have consistently shown that the American public’s confidence in their government has steadily declined since the Warren Report was issued in 1964, and now over 80% of the people refuse to believe a lone, deranged gunman killed Kennedy was. The American people are convinced they have never been told the truth about the tragedy of November 22, 1963 and many will not stop in their search for the truth concerning his death and the subsequent cover-up. I am one of those people. This book is part of my fight to bring the truth to light and restore accuracy to our history.