Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Marsh, if you recall, we were talking about roll call back in the first grade, and that is exactly where you belong. That is the limit of your mental capacity. You apparently can't distinguish between people claiming that Lovelady said something and him actually saying it, where we have a reasonable and objective basis to know for a fact that he said it.
When the Doorman controversy first erupted, authorities made a lot of claims about what Lovelady was saying, but not only did they not sit him down in front of a sea of microphones to speak for himself, but they fervently tried to keep journalists and photographers from getting to him. It wasn't until May 1964 that an independent and accountable journalist, Jones Harris, got to interview Lovelady, and where Lovelady made the claim of being Doorman. It's all hearsay prior to that.
So, don't you tell me what Lovelady told investigators. Even as late as April 1964 with Joseph Ball, Lovelady did NOT claim to be Doorman. I have only read his testimony about a thousand times.
And about what Lovelady told Groden and Brooten in 1976, we know this: that it caused Brooten to resign his job as HSCA Chief Counsel so that he could represent Lovelady. What the mudderpluck??????????? It wasn't a criminal trial, and Lovelady was not being accused of any crime. So, what did he need a lawyer for?????? And why did he need one so badly that Brooten was willing to quit his job to represent him???? Who does that????? When has that ever happened before or since in the history of jurisprudence???
And I can just imagine what Lovelady told Groden and Brooten:
"Look, I'll sign anything you want. But please- I'm begging you- don't make me go to Washington. I can't do it. I can't handle it. I'm a nervous wreck. I'm falling apart. Can't you see that?"
Oh, Brooten could see it alright. And he could see that the whole case against Oswald was going to collapse if Lovelady was allowed to speak in public. Lovelady was a man who had to be kept under lock and key. Hence, Brooten became his lawyer.
Ken Brooten is still alive, living in Florida, and OIC Chairman Larry Rivera sent him a letter asking him some questions. Brooten never responded. He didn't even acknowledge receiving the letter. You might say he took the 5th.