Noah Cooper. Mrs. Sites. English 10A. 15 April 2017. Lee
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15 April 2017
Lee Harvey Oswald: The Sole Assassin?
The public must be satisfied that Oswald was the assassin; that he did not have confederates who are still at large; and that evidence was such that he would have been convicted at trial. Unfortunately the facts on Oswald seem about too pat- too obvious (Marxist, Cuba, Russian wife, etc.) The Dallas police have put out statements on the Communist conspiracy theory and it was they who were in charge when he was shot and thus silenced (“The JFK Assassination” 2.) The assassination of John F. Kennedy has been a topic of debate for many years. The aforementioned quote is a prime example of why many individuals feel the JFK assassination was a conspiracy.…show more content… In the hours after the assassination Oswald murdered a police officer by the name of J.D. Tippit (“The JFK Assassination” 1.). Soon after Oswald was arrested, and whilst in interrogation Oswald claimed that he was framed (Vollbach, Michael 1.). There is no documentation or recordings of this interrogation, however (Vollbach, Michael 1.). While in custody Oswald took a Paraffin test, which detects gunpowder residue. The results of the test showed that Oswald had not fired the Mannlicher-Caracano rifle found on the sixth floor of the Texas Book Depository (Vollbach, Michael 1.). The Mannlicher-Caracano rifle that was found was a notoriously poorly made and inaccurate rifle (Bisaro, Anna 1.). During a transfer to different prison facility Lee Harvey Oswald was assassinated by Jack Ruby (“The JFK Assassination” 1.). Jack Ruby was a local club owner who was known to have ties to organized crime (“The JFK Assassination” 2.) . The CIA was acknowledged to have ties to organized crime, particularly when they were attempting to assassinate Fidel Castro (“Why the CIA has confessed to a Cover-Up in the JFK Assassination 1.).
On November 29, 1963 the Warren Commission was formed to investigate JFK’s assassination (“The JFK Assassination” 2.). The commission’s body members were Senators Russell and Cooper, Representatives Ford and Boggs, former High Commissioner of Germany John McCloy, and Allen Dulles, CIA director for several years until after the failed Bay of Pigs