If you accept that Jack Ruby was framed and innocent- there not being a single image of him in the garage during the spectacle- then I want you to consider the necessity that he be drugged.
Imagine if YOU were informed by police that you lethally shot someone, and of course, you didn't. Would there be any amount of insistence by police that could convince you that you did it?
Imagine how you would react. Imagine the determination you would have to fight it.
And if they told you that you were captured on film doing it, what would say? You would say, "I demand to see it." And when you got to see it, you would certainly look closely at the shooter, and you would certainly have the ability to recognize yourself and distinguish yourself from someone else.
If Jack Ruby had put up resistance when told that he shot Oswald, it would have been a disaster for the plotters. Imagine if the first thing he told his lawyer was, "I didn't do it. They are framing me." And if his lawyer got there right away, he could have demanded an independent paraffin test and nitrate test, saying that they don't trust the police. Again, it would have been a disaster for the plotters. They had to be certain that Jack Ruby would roll over when told that he shot Oswald. But think about the natural, instinctual resistance that a person has, their instinct for self-preservation.
What the plotters needed was absolute certainty that Jack Ruby would accept it when he was told that he shot Oswald. That kind of certainty only comes from a pharmaceutical. It's a crap-shoot without a pharmaceutical. Scopoloamine makes a person extremely susceptible to suggestion- even the suggestion that he killed somebody. You can think of it like a chemical form of hypnotic suggestion.
And look how well it worked. It took 50 years for the first person, Maxsim Irkutsk, to realize that Jack Ruby was innocent. 50 years. Half a century. Even the people who were vigorously fighting the claim that Oswald killed Kennedy and Tippit all accepted that Ruby shot Oswald. They just tinkered with it around the edges: did Oswald and Ruby know each other? Did Ruby do it to silence Oswald? And that latter question is really, really stupid. And I hate to say it because there were some good people who thought it, but it's true. It's very, very stupid. NOBODY would throw away his entire life and utterly destroy himself and lose everything just to silence someone. There is nothing worse than losing everything, including one's own life. So, nobody would do it. It's a degree of masochism that is impossible. And the idea that Ruby did it because of threats that were made is equally stupid. No threat compares to losing everything including one's own life. And, if they threatened to harm or kill his loved ones, he could have dealt with it. Especially him because look at all the people he knew in law enforcement. The idea that they threatened to hurt his sister, so therefore he blew Oswald away? That is insane, and it is insane of the people who spout it. They are just not thinking straight.
Before I settled on scopolamine, I figured that they must have used hypnotic suggestion on Ruby to get him to go the garage. And, I have no doubt that there were people messing with his head that weekend, and it may or may not have involved specific hypnotic techniques. But even that would not have given the plotters enough control. They needed chemical control.
I just reread the testimony of Doyle Lane, the WU clerk who waited on Ruby.
I thought he was very slick. He sounded like a lawyer the way he answered- with a lot of precision. He claimed that there was a customer before Ruby, but that customer left before he got started with Ruby. It sounded like he and Ruby were alone in the store during the transaction. And he said that upon leaving, he noticed that Ruby turned left- towards Harwood Street and City Hall. But, Ruby's car was parked to the right. So that means that Ruby got the idea to proceed to the police ramp- opposite the direction that his car was parked and his dog was waiting- before he left that WU office.
Think about it: Ruby turned left, even though his car and his dog were right. And, it was not just a few feet. He had to walk to the end of the long block, cross Harwood Street, and then walk the distance to the police ramp, which was past the entrance to City Hall. I think somebody timed it and said it was about 2 minutes altogether. Of course, it would depend on whether or not you caught the light at Harwood. If he had to wait for a red light to change before he could cross the street, that would make it longer.
But, it was a strange thing to do because even if he was lured by the crowd when he passed them coming in, conducting his WU business would have distracted him from that, and then afterwards, he would have thought about the rest of his plans for the day, which included moving some of his things into the swanky new apartment he leased. Lane said that Ruby just exited WU and immediately turned left- which means he didn't think about it. But, that doesn't really seem normal either. It seems like he would have stopped and just peered at the crowd- to see if they were still there and to see if the situation still looked interesting. But no, according to Lane, Ruby just turned left immediately upon exiting WU, without deliberation.
Doyle Lane was very precise in his testimony, and he answered like he was in court or was giving a deposition. Did he suggest to Ruby that he go down and check out the activity at the police ramp? If he did, I'm sure he would not have mentioned it, and of course, he certainly wasn't asked.
Ruby left the WU office and immediately turned left and headed down to the police ramp. He had no purpose in doing so. He definitely did not have the thought to kill Oswald. And honestly, if he did have such a thought and intention, would he have busied himself with sending a money order scant minutes before?
"Let's see. Before I go shoot Oswald and thereby destroy my entire life including my business, I better send this $25 to Karen Carlin."
The two don't really go together, do they?
So, Ruby had no purpose in going to the ramp, and upon getting to the ramp, he had no purpose in walking down the ramp. Yet, he did both. He walked to it and walked down it without knowing why he was doing it. He was in a drug-induced, zombie-like state. What if Lane coaxed him to go to the ramp, and someone at the ramp coaxed him to go down the ramp? If he was on scopolamine, that's all it would have taken.