Saturday, November 5, 2016

So, the jailer, in listing the charge on November 25, put it down as involuntary murder? Involuntary murder? How can murder be involuntary? There is involuntary manslaughter, but when you bump it up to murder, the intention is subsumed in the word. 

And, prosecutors did not charge Ruby with involuntary murder. They charged him with first degree murder, for which the jury found him guilty and sentenced him to death. So, nobody else saw anything involuntary about it. But, the Dallas Police were there- not the prosecutors and not the jurors. And perhaps the police meant that it was involuntary in the sense that he didn't do it at all but was only framed for doing it. And that, of course, is the reality. It is as certain that it was Bookhout in the Garage as it is that it was Oswald in the Doorway, which is to say 100%, make that 1000% certain. 

Bus ride? Real. 
Cab ride? Real. 
Ruby shooting Oswald? Not real. 

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