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FREEMASONS under scrutiny Newsday - Long Island,NY,USA Mar 21, 2004 ... New York ... investigating whether misconduct led to the death of William James ... growth and philanthropy generated by 5,000 members on Long Island ...  Why is the press more interested in protecting the image of Freemasonry than finding out how Albert Eid, (who owned the .32 caliber pistol for 53 years and thus would be accustomed to the feel of that particular gun in his hand) managed to—as the police instantly concluded— accidentally shoot William James to death?

If a non-Mason had two guns on his person, one loaded and one empty, and he shot his friend to death at a party in front of witnesses, would the police instantly conclude that it was an accident? No!

Newsday switched the "which pocket" stories! Three days after the Newsday online publication published an article stating Albert Eid's loaded gun was in his right pocket, they changed the story and published an article stating that Eid's loaded gun was in his left pocket!

The brotherhood remains relevant March 18, 2003 A Newsday public relations article on behalf of the the Masons. If the Masons are as moral as this article states, they will not cover up and seek to avoid responsibility for their part in the life that was lost while on their premises!

State Masonic Leader Suspends LI Lodge
Kansas City Star, MO - Mar 15, 2004
FARMINGDALE, NY - The New York state Masons organization has suspended a lodge where a man was killed by a gunshot during an initiation ceremony and will ...


Lodge in limbo as ceremony ends in death
The Age, Australia - Mar 15, 2004
Leaders of New York State's masonic organisation have suspended the Long Island lodge after a man was shot dead during an initiation ceremony. ...

Shooting puts spotlight on secretive Masons organization Mar 13, 2004 


Masonic Lodge Is Suspended After Shooting
New York Times - Mar 14, 2004
A week after a man was shot dead inside a Masonic lodge on Long Island, leaders of the state's Masonic organization made the rare move yesterday of suspending
...

Masonic leader suspends lodge where member died in shooting
Newsday, NY - Mar 14, 2004
By FRANK ELTMAN. FARMINGDALE, NY -- Six days after a man was fatally shot during a ceremony at a Long Island Masonic lodge, the organization's
...


State group begins probe
Newsday, NY - Mar 14, 2004
BY INDRANI SEN. New York state's Masonic leader on Sunday suspended the 170 members of its Patchogue chapter pending an investigation ...


Shooting during induction draws focus to Masons
Miami Herald, FL - Mar 14, 2004
Members of the Free and Accepted Masons say their rites have no connection to the death of a man who was shot during an initiation. BY FRANK ELTMAN.
...

Masons disavow initiation rite after man's killing
Kansas City Star, MO - Mar 14, 2004
PATCHOGUE, NY — They still greet each other with secret handshakes and use rituals that date to the Middle Ages. But members of
...

DEATH-HOUSE MASONS SUSPENDED
New York Post, NY - Mar 15, 2004
March 15, 2004 -- The 170 members of South Side Lodge 493 in Patchogue - the site of a fatal shooting during an initiation ceremony last week - have been
...

Sons: Slain Mason died doing what he wanted
Oneonta Daily Star, NY - 15 hours ago
By Amy L. Ashbridge. The sons of the Mason killed in an initiation rite said their father died doing something he wanted. William
...

Masons claim rites not linked to death
Toledo Blade, OH - Mar 14, 2004
PATCHOGUE, NY - They still greet each other with secret handshakes and use rituals that date to the Middle Ages. But members of
...

State Masonic leader suspends lodge where member was killed in ...
San Diego Union Tribune, CA - Mar 15, 2004
By Frank Eltman. FARMINGDALE, NY – The New York state Masons organization has suspended a lodge where a man was killed by a gunshot
...

State Masonic Leader Suspends LI Lodge
Worcester Telegram, MA - Mar 15, 2004
By FRANK ELTMAN. FARMINGDALE, NY- The New York state Masons organization has suspended a lodge where a man was killed by a gunshot
...

Masons Suspend Lodge After Deadly Shooting
CBS New York, NY - Mar 15, 2004
FARMINGDALE, NY (AP) A week after a man was fatally shot during a ceremony at a Long Island Masonic lodge, the organization's state leader has suspended the ...

Masonic Lodge Suspended Following Shooting 
1010 Wins, United States - Mar 15, 2004
(1010 WINS) (Farmingdale, NY) A week after a man was fatally shot during a ceremony at a Long Island Masonic lodge, the organization's state leader has
... 

Masons Suspend Lodge After Shooting
1010 Wins, United States - Mar 14, 2004
(1010 WINS) (FARMINGDALE, NY) Six days after a man was fatally shot during a ceremony at a Long Island Masonic lodge, the organization's state leader said
...

Witness describes fatal initiation accident  
Newsday, NY - 2 hours ago
BY SAMUEL BRUCHEY. The induction ceremony in the basement of the Masonic lodge 
on Monday in Patchogue began as it had hundreds of times before for decades. ...

Gun blunder kills mason
The Scotsman, UK - 15 hours ago
A MASONIC initiation ritual ended in tragedy when a man was shot in
the head and killed with a gun thought to contain blanks. Police
...

'Trust us' Masonic ritual ends in gunshot tragedy "Albert Eid, 76, had a .22 with blanks in his left pocket; in his right was a .32 with live ammunition."
Guardian, UK - 5 hours ago
For years initiation into the inner circle of Southside Masonic Lodge No 493
in Patchogue, New York, followed a predictable if peculiar pattern. ...

Widow of man slain in initiation prank struggles with loss
Newsday, NY - 5 hours ago
"I don't understand these games," says Susan James, whose husband was
shot and killed in Patchogue. By Samuel Bruchey and Indrani Sen. ...

Man killed in Masonic gun ritual
BBC News, UK - 9 hours ago
By Emma Simpson. An initiation ceremony at a Masonic Lodge in New York has
ended in tragedy after a man was killed during a ritual for new members. ...

Man dies as Mason rite goes wrong
Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia - 17 hours ago
A 76-YEAR-OLD man has been charged with manslaughter after accidentally shooting
a man in the head during a bizarre William Tell-style induction ceremony at a ...

Club initiation ends in death
Chicago Tribune (subscription), IL - 20 hours ago
By Samuel Bruchey, Tribune Newspapers. NEW YORK -- The secret induction
ceremony in the basement of the temple Monday night was only ...

GUNS & GUILLOTINES
New York Post, NY - 23 hours ago
By LISA PULITZER and BILL SANDERSON. March 10, 2004 -- Guns, a guillotine
and mechanical rat traps played a regular role in a secret
... "But instead of using the blank pistol in his left pocket, Eid pulled a loaded .32-caliber pistol from his right pocket and fired, said Fitzpatrick."

Initiation rite goes awry and man dies
Kansas City Star, MO - 22 hours ago
PATCHOGUE, NY — A man was shot in the face and killed at a Masonic initiation by
a member who mistakenly pulled out his own pistol instead of one loaded with ...

Man killed during Masonic ceremony
Winnipeg Sun, Canada - 23 hours ago
By AP. PATCHOGUE, NY -- A man was killed during a ceremony at a Masonic
temple when another member fired a gun loaded with real bullets ...

Man Killed as Masonic Initiation Goes Awry
Los Angeles Times (subscription), CA - 23 hours ago
A man was shot in the face and killed during a Masonic initiation ceremony by a
fellow member who mistakenly pulled out a real pistol instead of a blank gun ...

Mason killed at initiation; another member is charged
Boston Globe, MA - 23 hours ago
By Frank Eltman, 3/10/2004. PATCHOGUE, NY -- A man was killed during
a Masonic initiation ceremony when another member fired a gun ...

New Masonic member killed by gun during initiation
Houston Chronicle, TX - Mar 9, 2004
By PATRICK HEALY. PATCHOGUE, NY -- The initiation rituals at the Masonic
lodge had been bathed in secrecy. The climax of Monday night's ...

An Initiation Ritual Gone Fatally Wrong
New York Times, NY - Mar 9, 2004
By PATRICK HEALY. ree and Accepted Masons, which oversees all Masonic
lodges in the state, said the social club was not officially ...

Shooting at Masonic lodge termed a "tragic accident"
Newsday, NY - Mar 9, 2004
By Samuel Bruchey. The secret induction ceremony in the basement of
the lodge on Monday night was only supposed to frighten William ...

New York Man Accidentally Killed in Masonic Rite
Reuters, United States - Mar 9, 2004
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Masonic initiation ritual ended in tragedy when a man was
shot in the head and killed with a gun thought to contain blanks, police said ...

Man Killed During Masonic Initiation
Guardian, UK - Mar 9, 2004
By FRANK ELTMAN. PATCHOGUE, NY (AP) - A man was shot in the face and
killed during a Masonic initiation ceremony by a fellow member ...

Man Killed During Masonic Initiation
Kansas City Star, MO - Mar 9, 2004
PATCHOGUE, NY - A man was killed during a Masonic initiation ceremony when another
member fired a gun loaded with real bullets instead of the expected blanks ...

Man killed during initiation at Masonic Lodge; Masons say gun not ...
San Francisco Chronicle, CA - Mar 9, 2004
A man was killed during a ceremony at a Masonic temple when another member fired
a gun loaded with real bullets instead of the expected blanks and shot him in ...

Man fatally shot at LI Masonic temple
MLive.com, MI - Mar 9, 2004
PATCHOGUE, NY (AP) — A man was fatally shot at a Masonic temple during
what police said was an initiation ceremony. William James ...

Man shot to death in ritual
Newsday, NY - Mar 9, 2004
BY BILL MASON AND ZACHARY R. DOWDY. A Medford man was killed inside
the basement of a Masonic temple in Patchogue last night during ...

Man killed during Masonic Lodge initiation ceremony
Newsday, NY - Mar 9, 2004
PATCHOGUE, NY (AP) _ A man was shot and killed during an initiation
ceremony at a Long Island social club, police said. William ...

Man shot dead in Masonic rite
Fort Worth Star Telegram, TX - 19 hours ago
PATCHOGUE, NY - The initiation rituals at the Masonic lodge here had
been bathed in secrecy over the years. The climax of Monday
...

Masonic induction turns deadly
Calgary Herald, Canada - 20 hours ago
A man was killed during a ceremony at a Masonic temple when another member fired
a gun loaded with real bullets instead of the intended blanks and shot him in ...

State Briefs
Ithaca Journal, NY - Mar 9, 2004
ALBANY (AP) -- The number of children living in New York dropped since 2000 even
as the state's population grew slightly, according to census estimates ...

Deadly Craft: Masons Kill Each Other in Ritual
Conspiracy Planet - Mar 9, 2004
by CONSPIRACY PLANET. As if the Masons don't have enough trouble with a shrinking
and elderly membership, now they're killing new would be members. ...

Man Shot and Killed in Masonic Initiation
ShortNews.com - Mar 9, 2004
William James, 47, was shot and killed during a Masonic initiation
in Suffolk County, NY. When James was seated in a chair with ...

Man charged in shooting death during Masonic Lodge initiation ...
KAIT, AR - Mar 9, 2004
Patchogue, New York-AP -- An initiation ceremony at a Masonic Lodge
on New York's Long Island has turned deadly. Patchogue police ...

Man Killed During Ritual at Masonic Temple
WABC-TV, NY - Mar 9, 2004
(Patchogue-WABC, March 9, 2004) — An initiation ritual at a Masonic
temple in Patchogue ended in one man's death. Police say he ...

Man killed during Masonic initiation ceremony
WFSB, CT - Mar 9, 2004
PATCHOGUE, NY (AP) - A man was shot and killed during an initiation
ceremony at a Long Island Masonic temple, police said Tuesday. ...

Man killed during Southside Masonic Lodge initiation ceremony
News 12 Long Island, NY - Mar 9, 2004
(03/09/04) PATCHOGUE - Police say a man is dead after he was shot during
an initiation ceremony at a Patchogue social club. Police ...

Man Killed In Masonic Lodge Initiation
1010 Wins, United States - Mar 9, 2004
(1010 WINS) (Patchogue, Long Island) -- A man is dead after he was
shot during an initiation ceremony at a Patchogue social club. ...

LI MAN SHOT DEAD IN MASONIC INITIATION ACCIDENT
New York Post, NY - Mar 9, 2004
By TOM BUCHTA, ED ROBINSON and ERIC LENKOWITZ. March 9, 2004 -- A Masonic
initiation ritual turned deadly last night at a Long Island ...

Death at the Masonic Lodge
Chicago Tribune (subscription), IL - 14 hours ago
BY SAMUEL BRUCHEY. The secret induction ceremony in the basement of
the lodge on Monday night was only supposed to frighten William ...

Shooting highlights Masonic secrecy  "Eid, was carrying two guns, a .22-caliber handgun with blanks in his left pocket, and a .32-caliber gun with live rounds in his right pocket."
International Herald Tribune, France - 16 hours ago
PATCHOGUE, New York The initiation rituals at the Masonic lodge in
this Long Island town had been bathed in secrecy over the years. ...

Initiation prank ends in a killing
San Francisco Chronicle, CA - 20 hours ago
Patchogue, NY -- The initiation rituals at the Masonic lodge here
had been bathed in secrecy over the years. The climax of Monday ..."The shooter, a 76-year-old Mason, Albert Eid, was carrying two guns, a . 22-caliber handgun with blanks in his left pocket, and a .32-caliber gun with live rounds in his right pocket."

Man shot, killed during initiation at Masonic Lodge
Miami Herald, FL - 21 hours ago
PATCHOGUE, NY - (AP) -- A man was shot in the face and killed during a Masonic initiation
ceremony by a fellow member who mistakenly pulled out a real pistol ...

Man shot dead at Masonic initiation
Atlanta Journal Constitution, GA - 21 hours ago
PATCHOGUE, NY -- A man was killed during a Masonic initiation ceremony when another
member fired a gun loaded with real bullets instead of the expected blanks ...

Masonic initiation rite goes horribly wrong (They already removed this article from the internet!) 
Seattle Post Intelligencer, WA - 22 hours ago
By PATRICK HEALY. PATCHOGUE, NY -- The initiation rituals at the Masonic
lodge here had been bathed in secrecy over the years. The ... "The shooter, a 76-year-old Mason, Albert Eid, was carrying two guns, a .22-caliber handgun with blanks in his left pocket, and a .32-caliber gun with live rounds in his right pocket."

An Initiation Ritual Gone Fatally Wrong
New York Times - Mar 9, 2004
Free and Accepted Masons, which oversees all Masonic lodges in the state, said
the social club was not officially tied to the Masonic organization. ...

Mason initiation results in killing
Dallas Morning News (subscription), TX - Mar 9, 2004
PATCHOGUE, NY – A man was shot in the face and killed during a Masonic initiation
ceremony by a fellow member who mistakenly pulled out a real pistol instead ...

Man accidentally killed in Masonic rite
Nzoom.com, New Zealand - Mar 9, 2004
A Masonic initiation ritual ended in tragedy when a man was shot in the
head and killed with a gun thought to contain blanks, police said. ...

Man Killed During Masonic Initiation
Atlanta Journal Constitution, GA - Mar 9, 2004
By FRANK ELTMAN. PATCHOGUE, NY (AP)--A man was shot in the face and
killed during a Masonic initiation ceremony by a fellow member ...

Man killed during Masonic initiation
Salon (subscription) - Mar 9, 2004
By Frank Eltman. March 9, 2004 | PATCHOGUE, NY (AP) -- A man was
killed during a Masonic initiation ceremony when another member ...

Man Killed During Masonic Initiation
Atlanta Journal Constitution, GA - Mar 9, 2004
By FRANK ELTMAN. PATCHOGUE, NY (AP)--A man was killed during a Masonic
initiation ceremony when another member fired a gun loaded ...

Man Killed During Masonic Initiation
Chicago Tribune (subscription), IL - Mar 9, 2004
By FRANK ELTMAN. PATCHOGUE, NY -- A man was killed during a Masonic
initiation ceremony when another member fired a gun loaded with ...

Man Killed During Masonic Initiation
Guardian, UK - Mar 9, 2004
By FRANK ELTMAN. PATCHOGUE, NY (AP) - A man was killed during a Masonic
initiation ceremony when another member fired a gun loaded ...

Man Killed During Initiation at Masonic Lodge
FOX News - Mar 9, 2004
PATCHOGUE, NY — A man was killed during a ceremony at a Masonic temple when
another member fired a gun loaded with real bullets instead of the expected ...

Man Killed During Masonic Initiation
Atlanta Journal Constitution, GA - Mar 9, 2004
By FRANK ELTMAN. PATCHOGUE, NY (AP)--A man was killed during a ceremony
at a Masonic temple when another member fired a gun loaded ...

Man Killed During Masonic Initiation
Guardian, UK - Mar 9, 2004
By FRANK ELTMAN. PATCHOGUE, NY (AP) - A man was killed during a ceremony
at a Masonic temple when another member fired a gun loaded ...

Police: Man shot to death during Masonic Lodge initiation ...
Boston Herald, MA - Mar 9, 2004
By Associated Press. PATCHOGUE, NY - A man was fatally shot at a Masonic
temple during what police said was an initiation ceremony. ...

Man Fatally Shot at LI Masonic Temple
Miami Herald, FL - Mar 9, 2004
PATCHOGUE, NY - A man was fatally shot at a Masonic temple during
what police said was an initiation ceremony. William James, 47 ...

Man killed at Masonic initiation ceremony
CNN International, World - Mar 9, 2004
PATCHOGUE, New York (AP) -- A man was fatally shot at a Masonic temple
during what police said was an initiation ceremony. William ...

Man shot dead in Masonic ritual
Toronto Star, Canada - Mar 9, 2004
PATCHOGUE, NY (AP) - A man was shot and killed during an initiation
ceremony at a Long Island, NY Masonic lodge, police said. William ...

Man fatally shot at LI Masonic temple
Seattle Post Intelligencer, WA - Mar 9, 2004
PATCHOGUE, NY -- A man was fatally shot at a Masonic temple during
what police said was an initiation ceremony. William James, 47 ...

Police: Man shot to death during Masonic Lodge initiation ...
San Diego Union Tribune, CA - Mar 9, 2004
PATCHOGUE, NY – A man was fatally shot at a Masonic temple during
what police said was an initiation ceremony. William James, 47 ...

Man Fatally Shot at LI Masonic Temple
Atlanta Journal Constitution, GA - Mar 9, 2004
PATCHOGUE, NY (AP)--A man was fatally shot at a Masonic temple during
what police said was an initiation ceremony. William James ...

Man Fatally Shot at LI Masonic Temple
Guardian, UK - Mar 9, 2004
PATCHOGUE, NY (AP) - A man was fatally shot at a Masonic temple during
what police said was an initiation ceremony. William James ...

Man Fatally Shot at LI Masonic Temple
Newsday, NY - Mar 9, 2004
By Associated Press. PATCHOGUE, NY -- A man was fatally shot at a Masonic
temple during what police said was an initiation ceremony. ...

Man Accidentally Killed in Masonic Rite
Aljazeerah.info - 10 hours ago
A Masonic initiation ritual ended in tragedy when a man was shot in the head
and killed with a gun thought to contain blanks, police said on Tuesday. ...

Man killed during initiation at Masonic Lodge, fellow member ...
Twin Falls Times-News, ID - 17 hours ago
PATCHOGUE, NY -- A man was shot in the face and killed during a Masonic initiation
ceremony by a fellow member who mistakenly pulled out a real pistol instead ...

Trial of trust goes horribly wrong (This article was removed from the internet!)
Los Angeles Daily News, CA - 23 hours ago
By Patrick Healy. PATCHOGUE, NY - The initiation rituals at the Masonic
lodge here had been bathed in secrecy over the years. 

"The shooter, a 76-year-old Mason, Albert Eid, was carrying two guns, a .22-caliber handgun with blanks in his left pocket, and a .32-caliber gun with live rounds in his right pocket.

He reached into his right pants pocket, pulled out the wrong gun and shot William James, a 47-year-old fellow Mason, in the face, killing him, the authorities said."

Mason fatally shot in initiation ritual
Washington Times, DC - Mar 9, 2004
PATCHOGUE, NY (AP) — A man was killed during a Masonic initiation ceremony when
another member fired a gun loaded with real bullets instead of the expected ...

Masonic rites lead to death
San Antonio Express, TX - Mar 9, 2004
PATCHOGUE, NY — A man was shot in the face and killed during a Masonic initiation
ceremony by a fellow member who mistakenly pulled out a real pistol instead ...

Man killed during initiation at Masonic Lodge, fellow member ...
Billings Gazette, MT - Mar 9, 2004
PATCHOGUE, NY - A man was shot in the face and killed during a Masonic initiation
ceremony by a fellow member who mistakenly pulled out a real pistol instead ...

NATION: Man killed during initiation at Masonic Lodge, fellow ...
Orangeburg Times Democrat, SC - Mar 9, 2004
By FRANK ELTMAN, Associated Press Writer. PATCHOGUE, NY (AP) -- A
man was shot in the face and killed during a Masonic initiation ...

Man killed during initiation at Masonic Lodge, fellow member ...
Boston Globe, MA - Mar 9, 2004
By Frank Eltman, Associated Press, 3/9/2004 16:21. PATCHOGUE, NY (AP)
A man was shot in the face and killed during a Masonic initiation ...

Man killed during Masonic initiation
Times Picayune, LA - Mar 9, 2004
By FRANK ELTMAN. PATCHOGUE, NY (AP) — A man was killed during a Masonic
initiation ceremony when another member fired a gun loaded ...

Man killed during initiation at Masonic Lodge http://www.cumberlink.com/articles/2004/03/09/breaking_news/lewis01.txt
Carlisle Sentinel, PA - Mar 9, 2004
By FRANK ELTMAN, Associated Press Writer. PATCHOGUE, NY -- A man was
killed during a Masonic initiation ceremony when another member ...

Man killed during initiation at Masonic Lodge, fellow member ... http://www.jacksonsun.com/news/20040308_masonic.shtml
Jackson Sun, TN - Mar 9, 2004
By FRANK ELTMAN. PATCHOGUE, NY - A man was killed during a Masonic
initiation ceremony when another member fired a gun loaded with ...

Death at Masonic Initiation (article still available) http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/news/03092004_nw_initiation.html
WPVI, PA - Mar 9, 2004
PATCHOGUE, NY-March 9, 2004 — A man was killed during a Masonic initiation ceremony
when another member fired a gun loaded with real bullets instead of the ...

Man Killed During Masonic Initiation http://www.sanluisobispo.com/mld/sanluisobispo/news/local/8142351.htm
San Luis Obispo Tribune, CA - Mar 9, 2004
PATCHOGUE, NY - A man was killed during a Masonic initiation ceremony when another
member fired a gun loaded with real bullets instead of the expected blanks ...

Man Killed During Masonic Initiation http://www.in-forum.com/ap/index.cfm?page=view&id=D81713QG0
In-Forum (subscription), ND - Mar 9, 2004
By FRANK ELTMAN Associated Press Writer. A man was killed during a Masonic
initiation ceremony when another member fired a gun loaded ...

Man shot dead at Masonic lodge http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/World/2004/03/09/376010-ap.html
Canoe.ca, Canada - Mar 9, 2004
PATCHOGUE, NY (AP) - A man was killed during a ceremony at a Masonic temple when
another member fired a gun loaded with real bullets instead of the expected ...

Man Killed During Masonic Initiation http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/newssentinel/8142351.htm
Fort Wayne News Sentinel, IN - Mar 9, 2004
PATCHOGUE, NY - A man was killed during a ceremony at a Masonic temple when another
member fired a gun loaded with real bullets instead of the expected blanks ...

Man Killed During Masonic Initiation

http://www.phillyburbs.com/pb-dyn/news/1-03092004-261252.html
Montgomery County Record, PA - Mar 9, 2004
By FRANK ELTMAN. PATCHOGUE, NY - A man was killed during a ceremony
at a Masonic temple when another member fired a gun loaded with ...

Shot dead at LI Mason lodge

http://www.nydailynews.com/front/story/171841p-149900c.html
New York Daily News, NY - Mar 9, 2004
PATCHOGUE — A man was shot and killed during an initiation ceremony
at a Long Island social club, police said. William James, 47 ...

 

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