Conspiracy Theory of John F. Kennedy´s Assassination

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On November 22, 1963 President John Fitzgerald Kennedy arrived in Dallas to an excited crowd of people lining the streets hoping to get a glimpse of the President. At 12:30 in the afternoon, the President’s car made the last, fatal turn. As the car turned left onto Elm Street, past the Texas School Block Depository and headed down the slope that leads through Dealey Plaza, Governor Connally’s wife said, “Mr. President, You can’t say that Dallas doesn’t love you” (Report of the President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy 48). Immediately after that, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the thirty-fifth President of the United States was shot once in the neck and again in the head (Report of the President's Commission on the…show more content…
This not only exposed President Kennedy to the sniping position of assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, positioned at the book depository, but also exposed the President to the grassy knoll and the Dal-Tex building, the two other locations eye witnesses suspected of hearing shots fired. Turning onto Elm Street “also caused the drivers to slow down to an estimated 10 miles per hour” (Groden 10). The Secret Service had to have approved the unexplained changes (Garrison 118). As thousands of individuals heard the shots and witnessed the death of President Kennedy, a few key individuals were composed enough to provide crucial information regarding the horrific act. There were many photographers and individuals videotaping in the Dealey Plaza who captured one of the most devastating moments in United States history. Abraham Zapruder shot the “Zapruder film,” perhaps the most famous film from November 22, 1963 (Groden 20). Zapruder’s film is a relentless “clock” of the assassination. It not only gives a visual record of the reactions to the gunshots, but also represents a device to verify the timing between the shots fired, which occurred in an incredibly short time span, less than nine seconds (Groden 21). Video evidence from Zapruder and many others indicates that policemen and Secret Service agents on the scene did not turn towards the book depository when hearing the shots, but towards the grassy knoll. “More than 80 percent of eye witnesses interviewed were drawn
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