Progress & Criticism
I want to let people know how much I have appreciated the comments I've received over the last few months. I need to apologize for my slow response in many cases, but I'm recovering from a severe leg infection that has slowed me considerably down. If you have questions or comments feel free to direct them to this web site.
The one thing I've been disappointed with is the feeble attacks by those
individuals from the wrong side of the tracks. Their "research" has involved
efforts such as calling the Homicide Section of the Detroit Police Department
and asking the individual who answered if they knew Evan Marshall. When that
unknown individual responded that he had never heard of me, they considered
that "proof" that I had never worked there. The problem with this simple-minded
approach is that any number of readers, editors, other writers, and friends had
called me there on a number of occasions. Additionally, there are a number of
files there with my name on them as the officer in charge.
Another individual from the wrong side of the tracks wrote a critical review of
HSP. In it he listed all my criteria for including my shooting in my
statistical base and then started to dispute some Glaser shootings. This is at
best sloppy and at worst deceptive. Readers can search HSP&SS and not
find a single Glaser or Mag Safe incident, which included the actual shooting
database. One of the wrong side of the tracks gang saw me sitting in the Cor
Bon booth at a Shot Show years ago and took that as proof that I was a paid
consultant for Cor Bon. I reserve the right to visit with friends and if this
same person had followed me, he would surmised I was also a paid consultant for
Remington, Federal, Winchester, etc. Besides, I'm curious why that when the
gang from the wrong side of the tracks do consulting work it's an honorable
effort, but the thought of me doing it compromises my objectivity and in their
eyes destroys my credibility. Again, if this is best they can do I'm not
I find it curious that they constantly whine that nobody has seen my database.
What they are really saying is they haven't. A number of years ago I got a
letter from one of the lads from the wrong side of the tracks saying that they
thought my shooting results for 9MM 115gr jhp +P+ were fraudulent based on the
fact they would not penetrate 12" in their beloved 10% gelatin. When I sent
this individual 10 autopsy reports where these loads had averaged between
16-18" penetration in people, the response was to ignore it. I especially find
the complaint about not publishing the sources for the data curious, since when
one of their own was collecting data on actual shootings for a police
publication, the "what's the source for this data crowd" were strangely silent.
I guess it depends on agendas not the search for the truth.
Additionally, there have been individuals who have sent e-mail to the various
servers claiming to be me and asking that this web page be removed from their
directory. Such individuals are the worst kind of cowards. If this is as
fraudulent as they claim it is they should be anxious to see it available as it
should collapse like a house of cards.
A special thanks to a select group of people around the world know informally as
"Evans Marshal's." These individuals have supplied data at great personal
risk and I deeply appreciate their efforts.
The people from the wrong side of the tracks will be horrified to know I am
concluding negotiations with a major agency in this country to get access to
all their shootings. Additionally, I have completed negotiations with a
major source in Central America and have been receiving shooting data from them
for several months now. While most of their shootings involve ball
ammunition, they are confirming the results I published for full metal jacket
ammunition. Additionally, "STREET STOPPERS II" is in progress.
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