The Mississippi Burning – The Self-Inflicted Investigative Challenges Of The Jessica Lane Chambers Murder…








January 15, 2015

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By now most people are aware of our decision to stop analyzing and researching the Jessica Chambers murder. If not, well now you are.  That said, and because of the exhaustive previous research by all of you genuinely good truth-seekers, an explanation is warranted and deserved.

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My apologies in advance for any length of explanation – And prior to explaining, allow me to assert a belief that investigators probably know who did it.

The problem is proving it.

From day #1, when we became aware of this incident on December 7th,2014, we immediately noticed that not only did this story hold a series of various agenda items which might lead to a buried lede story (FTP and BLM protests);  but also the entire construct of the media reports themselves were indicating a very troubling beginning to what should normally be a serious murder investigation.

When you understand why, you understand the current dilemma.

On December 6th the crime scene itself, and all of the evidence therein, was horridly handled. Many speculated in the days and weeks that followed the Panola County Sheriff’s department might have done that intentionally. We can’t speak to why, indeed we don’t ever think anyone will admit why, but we can explain the outcome thereof.

Within an hour of the first responders arriving on the scene (8:13pm), a decision was made by someone (no-one will admit who – and no media has asked who) to remove the critical evidence, the vehicle Jessica was driving.

That vehicle was towed from the crime scene and showed up at M&M First Stop gas station at approximately 9:30pm.

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At 9:30pm, according to his own admissions, Ali Alsanai (aka: Ali Fadhel, Basem Alsanai) had unrestricted access to the burned vehicle and took pictures of it. Ali uploaded pictures to his Facebook page showing his followers  (see above and below).


The vehicle was towed without police escort, left unattended, and transported without a chain of custody for it to be considered evidence.

After the tow truck driver stopped at the gas station, purchased cigarettes or a soda and allowed Ali access, he dropped it off in the Panola Sheriff outdoor impound lot.

emergency brakeAny evidentiary value held by the vehicle was lost as soon as it became compromised by a lack of security.

In essence, any value within it would be dismissed prior to a courtroom because of the sloppy handling. Any decent defense attorney could get it thrown out because there was no specific and protected chain of custody.

Anyone could have engaged the emergency brake, anyone could have opened the doors, anyone could have put the transmission in park etc.

Similarly the same can be said of the actual crime scene itself which was also left unprotected within hours of the event.

There were no access restrictions put on the crime scene, no-one securing it from compromise, and no effort made to protect it from the external elements of man, weather or nature.   No tarp was placed as ground cover, no physical security was in place, nothing. It was left completely unguarded.

Again, like the vehicle, this essentially removes any crime scene value from follow-up investigative inquiry. It didn’t matter if investigators returned sometime after sunrise for pictures or further review, because no-one secured the scene. It was stomped all over by first responders, media, and anyone who might be a curious onlooker.

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Three days after the incident the media were even reporting about visibly seeing investigators returning to the scene to “pick stuff up” and “place in paper bags”.

Sometime around Tuesday 12/9/14 the scene was secured with perimeter tape, but that was about the extent of the effort. Just like the vehicle disposition, by 12/9 any courtroom value was again lost.  Heck, we even captured pictures of vehicle parts left laying in the mud a week later.

So you have to approach this case from District Attorney John Champion’s position of prosecutorial value. When you take that approach you begin to realize how and why John Champion is the lead investigator.

You also realize why Champion drove to Panola on Sunday 12/7/14 for the first media brief.

DA John Champion is not stupid. He might be annoying to listen to in repetition, and he might be covering for the botched prior decision making, but he’s not completely incompetent as a DA.

Champion had to know by the time he was involved, if the goal was a prosecution of a felonious murder, he was already in a weak position regarding the evidence.

If you remove physical evidence from the vehicle and you remove physical evidence from the crime scene from prosecutorial value, what is he left with?

Hopeful of forensics (via DNA or similar) from the victim? Hopeful that cell phone “ping logs” might provide circumstantial evidence? Or, hopeful that someone would either a.) admit to it, or, b.) admit to specific first-hand knowledge of who did it.

More at The Last Refuge:

Mississippi Burning – Day #6 – The Murder of Jessica Lane Chambers Exposes Massive Problems In Panola County Mississippi…

December 13, 2014

The Last Refuge:


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Day #2 HEREDay #3 HEREDay #4 HEREDay #5 HERE

To say the last 24 hours of research has uncovered significant information would be the understatement of the year.

We are going to attempt to share the discoveries and keep the text digestible, but the depth here is really consuming. So we’ll start with a troubling outline of the investigation and then share more alarming evidence of big trouble in a small town.

Here’s a video of District Attorney John Champion and Panola County Sheriff Dennis Darby, giving a press conference on Thursday. If you pay close attention you can hear cause for initial concern. What we outline after is jaw dropping:

I do not anticipate any arrests“..

First concern – given the current framework and national sentiment around racial crime, you can quickly identify why DA John Champion would be the absolute worst possible person to seek Justice for Jessica Chambers.  Once you know about his own racial issues, given his racial controversies in the Johnny Lee Butts case, well, you can see how he would be easily leveraged/pressured by the professional grievance industry.

Second, recently gang crime has exploded within the towns of Batesville and Courtland.  Apparently the gang culture from Memphis has spread to Panola County Mississippi, and metastasized into a local gang violence dominated by a group called “The Black Squad”.

In response to recent gang violence the law enforcement community, led by Panola County Sheriff Dennis Darby, is relying upon “word of mouth” to lead their investigative efforts.  Two recent shooting events exemplify the LEO approach.

[Batesville] Police chief Tony Jones admits gangs are in and around Panola County, but says officers try to keep a handle on it.

“We’ve been able to solve those situations, most of ‘em, It just happens unfortunately,” Jones said. (link)

Serious recent example #2:

[…]  ”Not much happens out here like this, not this far out in the County, so it’s a shock yeah,” Jerry Beaver said.

It comes as Panola County has struggled to gain the upper hand against gangs after a series of deadly incidents over the last few years.

”It’s obviously gang-related, you know. We’ve been going on three years working on gang relationships,” said Panola County Sheriff Dennis Darby, who believes it’s a sign that gangs, which used to come from out of town, have begun to take root locally.

But as we found before in Panola County, those people were too intimidated by what happened to talk on camera about it.

Sheriff Darby says that continues to present a problem, but he’s making progress.

”We’ll continue to ask the general public to give us information. We’ll protect you regardless of who you are,” he said.  (link)

Those of you familiar with Roscoe P Coltrain can almost hear him shouting “get em’ flash” right about now.  But seriously, we share these recent examples of ‘do-little law enforcement‘ because it’s important to a larger understanding of what follows.

If you have followed this case you’ll note the timeline of Jessica Lane Chamber’s activity on the day she was attacked, brutalized and set on fire, is a key element of this entire investigation.

jessica chambers 8According to her Mother, Lisa Chambers, she left home shortly after 6pm to clean out her car, and then at 6:48pm Jessica called to say she was picking up something to eat and would be home thereafter.

Jessica was attacked on Saturday night December 6th, the fire department found her next to her burning vehicle at 8:13pm.  Jessica died in the hospital from her severe burns the next day, Sunday December 7th.

On Tuesday a local reporter “found” CCTV footage of her stopping at a local gas station midway between her home and the place she was discovered on fire.  M&M First Stop Gas is located at 8967 Highway #51, Courtland MS.   Her burned body was discovered at 2352 Herron Road, Courtland, approximately 2 miles from the gas station.

According to the reporter, and the original CCTV timestamps Jessica’s timeline can be displayed as follows:

1) Jessica arrived at M&M First Stop Gas at 6:25pm
2) Exits car, approaches store, then walks out of frame until 6:27pm
3) Enters store at 6:27:15 pays (for gas?) then exits store at 6:28:15pm
4) Arrives back at car 6:28:27pm
5) Opens car door, either places something inside or uses interior latch to access gas tank.
6) Pumps gas from 6:29pm to ? (news footage didn’t show timestamp)
7) Gets in car and drives away–estimated time now around 6:32pm?
8) Jessica’s mom, Lisa Chambers, has phone conversation with Jessica at 6:48pm(Jessica is going to get something to eat)
9) Fire Department respond to a 911 call at 8:13pm (Jessica Discovered)

This leaves approximately 90 minutes from the time she left the gas station, to the time the fire department found her burned over 98% of her body and barely conscious.

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Now, this is important.  VERY IMPORTANT.

The police did not locate the CCTV video, a reporter did.  96 hours after the attack.  Why wasn’t the Sheriff looking for such CCTV?  (Note – they were interviewing a 31-year-old man named Derrick Turner for two days Mon/Tue)

Jessica  was seen on camera inbound from the North traveling South to the gas station.  She exits the gas station remaining headed in the same direction, headed South.

This gas station visit is FAR MORE than what is currently known.  The story now takes unbelievable twists.

On Thursday afternoon, the same reporter from Tuesday, who discovered the CCTV video, now reports the owner/operator of the gas station tells him the CCTV timestamps are incorrect and were never adjusted for Daylight Savings Time.  So 6:30pm on the CCTV recording is really 5:30pm, or so he claims.

“He Claims” – The CCTV video is part of a serious problem with this gas station.

It has been noted by several researchers that NO-ONE is seeing the raw footage from the CCTV system.  Instead what everyone is seeing is a video of a video monitor, not the actual footage contained in the system.

Why is this important?  Because the person playing back the recording is also controlling what is being displayed and recorded on the device.

This comes into play when you realize the video playback is being specifically manipulated to avoid the viewer seeing ALL OF THE ACTIVITY at the time in question.

Rather than try to explain in detail here’s a video from U-Tube by a person we don’t have any affiliation with, who is sharing this aspect of the concern.  You’ll see why this is so important after the u-tube presentation.   Please pay no attention to the insane conspiracy angle the presenter is playing, he obviously does not know the aspects of the case and people in it, but the beginning of the video does explain well the CCTV recording issues.  Again, pay only attention to the recording issues he outlines (about 5 minutes).  Skip the rest:

Now again, remember the police didn’t find this CCTV video, a reporter did. The reporter then shared that he contacted the police department to inform them of its existence. The construct of the original reporters footage therein has been widely distributed to various outlets who also share it in their news stories.

Two days later the owner/operator then tells the reporter the CCTV timestamp is off. Yet, if you align the original time with Mom, Lisa Chambers, saying Jessica left shortly after 6 it doesn’t seem like the CCTV time is off. So why would the owner/operator now be changing the timeline.

Now you might say “big deal, the cops would be smarter than a reporter”, you might think the cops and investigators from the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation would demand the raw feed copy via DVD data download, or memory stick.  You might say no investigator would be stupid enough to allow the possibility of filtered information for his investigation.  You might think all of those things.

You might think that, but you’d be wrong:

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Here’s the State and Federal Marshall investigators doing the exact same thing.  And consequently getting the exact same corrupted footage.

This is where you pause reading and go to the restroom because the next part is going to drop your jaw even further.

The man who is controlling what they record, is the same man in all of the news stories about Jessica’s visit to his gas station.  His name is Ali Alsanai, aka Basem Alsanai.  We’ll call him “Ali” for short:

The gas station owner who helped her said nothing seemed out of sorts.  “She seemed normal,” Ali Alsanai told CNN affiliate WREG. “She didn’t seem like something was going wrong, you know? She just seemed normal. She just pumped some gas, we had a talk and she left.”  (link)

Ali Alsanai is in just about every story regarding the CCTV system.  Another HERE.  And this guy has every reason in the world to distance himself from this story.

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Ali Alsanai, aka Basem Alsanai, is the key player in the local “Black Squad” gang community.  BIG TIME.  Ali Alsanai is also a muslim radical who posts pictures of dead jews gleefully upon his social media and advocates for extremist Islamic positions.

But wait, it gets better.

The guy who owns the gas station, the guy who is the head of the gang activity, the guy who is filtering information to investigators, Ali Alsanai, is also only 19 years old.  Yes, you read that correctly, he’s only 19.  Quite the entrepreneur, no?

Not quite.

That “gas station”, well let’s just say it’s the hub of drug and illicit activity surrounding the drug and crime community.  Helps to explain what that nice female clerk was doing delivering small envelopes to the outside crowd no.

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How does a 19-year-old handle/afford a business note (loan) to operate a gas station?

We’ll get to that in a minute.

Let’s first share some other aspects of Ali Alsanai so you get a firm grasp of how “connected” this guy, this big boi, really is.

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Nice hardware section, no?

Did you notice the first person to “like” and comment on the AR-15 upload?  Yes, that’s former Atlanta Falcons star Peria Jerry – who is also closely intertwined inside the “Black Squad”.  Perhaps that’s why he walked away from $890,000 final contract year in 14′ and retired.  When you see the kind of money we’re talking about below, you’ll understand.

Back to our intrepid entrepreneur, Ali Basem Alsanai.  A self made thug man.

Able to purchase $5,000 watches by the tender age of 16:

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And able to carry $10,000 in “walking around money” by the age of 17:

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Which explains how somehow, at the age of 19, he’s the owner/operator of M&M First Stop Gas Station at 8967 Highway #51 in Courtland, MS.

Ali is also skilled in the art of publicly downplaying the real activity of the same business.

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So perhaps now you’ll understand the next element.

Mr. Alsanai has been quite open in the media about how well he knew Jessica Chambers.  He even went so far as to say “if she were having any trouble, she would have told him about it“, as he explained her demeanor in the gas station last Saturday.

He remembered what she did, he remembered how much gas she purchased, he remembered some really obscure details about Jessica’s visit.  Ali even told reporters what Jessica normally purchased when she stopped by. 19-year-old Mr. Alsanai is obviously very interested in providing his customers exceptional and personal service.

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But we havn’t answered the question of why Mr. Alsanai would want to divert attention away from the time of Jessica’s visit.  Perhaps the following will lend some of that needed clarity.

And why, when a shopkeeper is so concerned about customer service, would something so important as notifying law enforcement of the victim’s visit minutes before her death slip the mind of someone so attentive?  She was in his store talking to him on Saturday evening 12/6, yet by Tuesday 12/9 he had never told investigators or police?

Hmmm,  then another jaw dropping discovery.  During research into the murder, and specifically into the burned vehicle as it sat atop a wrecker, something clicked.

See the flag in the background:

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We’d seen that flag before.  Guess where?

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Yup.  Right in front of Ali Alsanai’s gas station.  There’s actually a couple of them.  The one in the picture of Jessica’s car appears to be this one:

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Which leads to the natural question:

Where did the picture of the tow truck come from?

Oh boy… ya don’t say…. FACEBOOK:

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And who posted it on facebook?  Yep our 19-year-old shopkeep gangbanger, Ali Alsanai:

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Mere hours after the attack, Ali Alsanai had pictures of Jessica’s burned car taken in front of his business en route to the police impound lot.

But what’s that final comment?

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How would Ali know that little detail?

So let’s recap before moving on:  Ali Alsanai, aka Basem Alsanai is a 19 years old muslim member of “The Black Squad”.  He operates a gas station which, by all accounts, appears to be both a legitimate business, and a front for the local drug trade.  He saw Jessica on the night she died, took pictures of her burned vehicle, knew details of how she died, and posted to social media.

However, he didn’t tell anyone she was there.  When questioned about it by a reporter he plays selectively edited CCTV footage.  And waits until four days after he death to talk to law enforcement.  Who do the same recording, and subject themselves to the same editing as the reporter two days earlier.

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Ali is well liked inside the community he serves.  Well liked.

We could go into other details about Ali Alsanai and how he is connected to New York and Yemen, and how it actually appears he was “assigned” to Panola County Mississippi by recruiters who live in Yemen, but we’d rather divert attention to how it circles around Jessica.

At an earlier stage in life, sometime around 2012, Jessica was involved with a guy in this Black Squad gang circle named Bryan Rudd.  Jessica would have been around 17 years old.

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This appears to be how Jessica became familiar with the thug lifestyle and drug culture. In addition there appears to have been some gladiator abuse. In a few of the pictures around this timeframe Jessica is noted with deep bruises.

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We don’t know what happened but it appears Jessica was somehow removed -or got out- from the culture, Bryan Rudd left town, and Jessica went into some form of intervention, perhaps for addiction, counseling, dependency, or all of the above.

While “inside” she penned this letter to her niece:

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Perhaps her familiarity with the sketchy side of society, and some of the players she would have encountered that evening, is why she was less fearful of her surroundings.

The local social media amid Mr. Alsanai’s customer base shows two aspects.  #1) that a majority of people are sad that Jessica was beaten, brutalized and killed.  #2) that a similar majority think the people who did it “went too far“.

The second point implies a concerted effort to “punish”.

…. And that’s where this circle comes back around to these two guys:

jessica 7 DA John ChampionDistrict Attorney John Champion (left) who is not well regarded by the black community, and is already under scrutiny from the DOJ/CRS for his prior failure to press “hate crimes charges” against the murderers of Johnny Lee Butts.

So him saying “and we don’t anticipate arresting nobody“, is essentially saying – move along, move along now folks… y’all just keep moving on along.

And Sheriff Dennis Darby, who delivers his “we are all one people and we believe in Jesus here” speech, while saying that, “well, people just ain’t talking right now“….

…. “and talkin’ is how we’ll ketchim”!

It would appear Mr. Ali Alsanai has nothing to fear.


ADD: My apologies for forgetting to add an important detail:

In the video of Jessica pulling into the gas station it is obvious there is no damage to the rear of her 2005 Kia Rio:

Yet, after it was set ablaze, it is also obvious there was rear end damage not caused by fire, which necessitated the use of a Tire Iron to pry open the trunk. AND the key (including a heart shaped key chain) is in the ignition, the gear shift is in the park position, and the emergency brake is pulled up.

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So what does the key in the ignition, the transmission being in park, the emergency brake being activated/engaged, and rear end damage, prior to the fire – indicate to you?