Well, I must admit that David Von Pein surprised me. He looked at these images, without and then with the jacket, and he decided that Ruby must have put the jacket on in-between.
That is amazing for several reasons. First, there is no sign that Ruby is doing anything but walking along on his way to the elevator. We all know what is involved in putting on a jacket. You start by putting an arm in one sleeve. Then you put an arm in the other sleeve. And then, with both hands, you grab the front of the jacket, and then you pull it on the rest of the way until it lies right. But, how could Ruby do any of that when he's handcuffed?
You know, it would be quite funny if you had a guy who had just fatally shot one man and tried to shoot another, a cop no less, and then a couple minutes later, he's just walking along, right past some cops, his hands free, putting on his jacket. You notice that none of the cops are paying any attention to Ruby at this point. But, just a couple minutes ago, this was the attention they were giving him:
So, how could it go from that to this in two minutes?
It's presumably because he is now in handcuffs and can't fight with them any more the way he did in the garage. But, if he's not in handcuffs, then why the hell not? What did it take for Dallas Police to put a guy in handcuffs? What did he have to do? Fatally shooting one man and trying to shoot another man, a cop, wasn't enough? After all that, the trust got restored so quickly that he could walk right by them with free hands and without the slightest worry on their part? "That's just good ol' Jack Ruby. We know him."
I know how David Von Pein's puny mind works. He sees Ruby without the jacket, so he figures, "I can't deny that." He sees Ruby with the jacket, so he figures, "I can deny that." (And note that I deny it. I say it's a black screen added to the film because the blackness has none of the distinguishing features of a jacket.)
But, that is not a space that David Von Pein can occupy, so for him, there is no choice except to say that it's a jacket. So, since he is locked into Ruby being jacketless and then jacketful, therefore, he must have gone from one to the other in the space and time in-between.
And again, to him, it is a matter of obligation. It's like an obligatory move in Chess. He sees this as an obligatory move in this game. But, it is ridiculous because there is so much evidence to the contrary. David admits that Ruby couldn't do it if he's handcuffed; therefore, he wasn't handcuffed. Again: an obligation. But, what David is really doing is telling Detectives McMillon and Archer to go to Hell because they're full of shit. They said they handcuffed Ruby, but they didn't, because David Von Pein says they didn't.
I haven't quoted Detective Clardy's testimony yet, so I'll do it now.
Mr. HUBERT. When did you first identify Ruby?
Mr. CLARDY. After he had been taken inside the jail office.
Mr. HUBERT. Did you speak to him then?
Mr. CLARDY. As I went inside the main jail office they had the cuffs on him, and Detective McMillon said, "Well, let's take him on upstairs."
So, that's 3 detectives who said that Ruby was cuffed right away once they got him inside the Jail Office. There are probably more. But, David Von Pein is like a petulant child. He needs for Ruby to be uncuffed so that he can put his jacket on in route to the elevator, and therefore, God damn it, he is going to declare Ruby uncuffed, no matter who he has to contradict.
It won't work, David. You just keep digging yourself in, deeper and deeper and deeper. You are struggling. Your career as a JFK researcher is dying on the vine, but it was hanging on the threadedge of yonder anyway, and I mean the whole time you were doing it.