A good place to start, on this subject, is to take a moment and comprehend that Lee Oswald was never more than a suspect in the two killings on that terrible day in Dallas in 1963 (and that all other suspects were summarily released). And, to remember that, under the American system of jurisprudence, we have the "presumption of innocence." If this is a new subject of study for you, you will soon discover that the evidence against this man was very slim, and that—in a legitimate trial—he would have been readily acquitted. One might entertain the possibility that this is why he was murdered in the Dallas Police Dept. basement. Perhaps it was felt he had to be gotten rid of, and the normal trial process was not likely to accomplish this purpose.
What’s more, when one examines the situation in Dallas, one begins to note a HUGE incidence of irregularities and peculiarities. Here are a few:
- Very few—if any—of the Dallas police were on duty around Dealey Plaza. It appears that any in that vicinity (e.g., a big group on the east side of the plaza, in front of the police station) were ordered to simply stand about (essentially a military-like “stand-down”). And, the military reserve unit normally providing security back-up was advised that their assistance would not be required.
- After the assassination, there was no securing of the crime-scene.
- Many of the usual security precautions taken during a presidential visit—such as the welding-shut of manhole covers, and the closing and securing of upper floor windows, were not accomplished on this visit. Col. L. Fletcher Prouty (a man very familiar with such precautions) is explicitly clear about this.
- There was a terribly strange—atypical--arrangement of the cars in the motorcade, e.g., with the press car (usually placed just in front of the presidential limo) located far back in the procession, and with the accompanying motorcycle police reduced to four and placed slightly to the REAR of the presidential limousine.
- Two Secret Service personnel, normally placed on the rear of the presidential limo were removed at the last minute.
- At the “eleventh hour,” the motorcade route was changed to one which made the occupants of the presidential limousine much more vulnerable, including a hair-pin turn from Houston onto Elm Street.
- Roughly halfway down Elm Street, the presidential limo slowed to almost a stop (solidly established by witness testimony and photographic evidence).
- In many cases, “chains of evidence” were broken. What’s more, there was MASSIVE manipulation, loss and destruction of evidence.
- A rough description of Oswald was broadcast on the Dallas police radio frequencies within an hour, seemingly very suspicious.
- (Hold onto your seats!!) There was no bill of indictment for the assassination of Pres. Kennedy, and the one for the murder of Officer Tippit was unsigned. This means—astoundingly—that Lee Oswald was never properly charged for either murder.
- Oswald was denied legal counsel, and his attempted call to a superior in the Intelligence Community was terminated by the telephone operator in the Dallas P.D., meaning he was denied Due Process.
- Within two days, the FBI had seized all of the Dallas Police investigation materials (co-opting the Dallas criminal investigation), and absconded with this body of material to Washington.
- Texas law prescribes that the body of a murder victim be retained during the investigation, but federal agents---in the face of local official outrage and, at gun-point—seized the President’s body, and moved it to Air Force One.
If you are an unbiased and intelligent person, I think you might recognize (even before all related issues--of which there are MANY!--are examined), that something VERY SUSPICIOUS occurred, surrounding President Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas.