"There wasn't going to be any trial." Joseph Backes
Now, you'd think that in making such a sweeping statement that he would elaborate some and tell us what he knows- or what he thinks he knows.
Well, while we're waiting on him, I'll tell you what I know. I know that at the time that JFK was having his brain blown out in Dealey Plaza, Will Fritz was sitting at a table at the Trade Mart waiting for Kennedy to get there and for his juicy Texas steak to be served. And I don't think for one second that he had any doubt that both things were going to happen. I'm telling you that if Will Fritz knew Kennedy was going to be slaughtered in Dealey Plaza, he'd have been there. He would not have been waiting futilely at the Trade Mart.
So, Will Fritz didn't know a thing. Nobody ever tapped him on the shoulder or sent him a memo saying: "We're killing Kennedy on Friday."
So, Fritz found out about it the same way most people found out about it. Of course, he did go to Dealey Plaza, and he toured the 6th floor. He actually kept Oswald waiting. He didn't start interviewing Oswald until 3:15. Then, at 4:00, Oswald was taken for his lineup, and that's when the bus transfer ticket was found in his shirt pocket. And it was immediately entered into evidence. And by the way, John Armstrong says that there were a total of 17 people who confirmed that Oswald said that he rode the bus. 17. That's 5 more than a dozen.
John Armstrong: "A total of seventeen people, including a Secret Service Agent, a US Marshall, FBI Agents, DPD Detectives, and Capt Fritz were present during interrogations when Harvey Oswald said that he rode a bus. Twelve people were present during interrogations when Oswald said that he had obtained a bus transfer."
Here's the link if you'd like to read John's analysis. It's called Leaving the TSBD. This is the work of a real researcher.
But, according to Backes, it was all made up; the transfer ticket wasn't Oswald's, since he didn't ride the bus, and somehow, the Dallas Police came up with it- the transfer ticket- by 4:00. And then, they entered it into evidence, such that there was no taking it back if something later surfaced proving that Oswald did something else, which they knew he did. Yet, they were willing to take the chance, risking their jobs, their reputations, and their freedom, since falsifying evidence in a criminal investigation is a crime punishable by imprisonment. Plus, the revelation that Oswald was framed for riding the bus and cab would surely have established reasonable doubt about the murders and gotten him acquitted. Yet, Backes thinks they were willing to risk all that.
So, who made the call, Backes? Somebody had to have the thought and give the order to frame Oswald for riding a bus and cab, so who was it? I need a name. And whoever he was, how did he get all the others to cooperate? What was in it for them? Why was it worth to them personally, people like Detectives Sims and Boyd, to be involved in such a crime? It wasn't their daily routine, was it?
You're an idiot, Backes. You're not even smart enough to realize that this theory can't possibly be made to work. It fails every test; every challenge. Yet, you cling to it.
Oswald said he rode the bus and cab. That is beyond doubt. So, why did he say it? Because he did it. He did it. He did it. He did it.