Tag Archive for Dealey Plaza

Missing witnesses: two African-Americans on the grassy knoll

Grassy knoll aftermath

This photo, taken about 30 seconds after the assassination of JFK, shows a Dallas policeman running toward the so-called “grassy knoll” where two young black people were having lunch.

A half-century ago, two young black people in Dallas found themselves eyewitnesses to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy — yet their voices have never been heard. Indeed, a half century later, even their names are unknown.

This young man and woman were sitting on the spot famously dubbed “the grassy knoll” on November 22, 1963. They had a front row seat for a key moment in 20th century U.S. history: the murder of a popular liberal president.

 

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‘At least two of the shots…came from behind me’

“I have read the Warren Commission Report in its entirety and dozens of other books as well, I am sorry to say the only thing I am absolutely sure of today is that at least two of the shots fired that day in Dealey Plaza came from behind where I stood on the knoll, not from the book depository.”

–Cheryl McKinnon,a journalism major who witnessed the assassination of President Kennedy. McKinnon went on to become a newspaper reporter for the San Diego Star News. Read more

Guns and theories in Dealey Plaza

Via via Latino Post, a snapshot of American weirdness:

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‘Fear and loathing’ began in Dallas

Bill Kelly points out that Hunter S. Thompson coined his immortal phrase “fear and loathing” on the day of JFK’s assassination. In three words, the gonzo journalist had captured a mood that would never go away.

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Witnesses, spooks, and a lost Dealey Plaza film

You can see them on all on the JFK Facts Video vertical.

A closer look at Orville Nix’s film

With USA Today picking up on Gayle Nix Jackson’s search for the original version of her grandfather’s film of President Kennedy’s assassination, Gerda Dunckel’s film of Orville Nix talking about what he saw and heard on November 22, 1963, is timely.

JFK Assassination – Orville Nix’s Film Stabilized and Enhanced – YouTube.

USA Today calls attention to the ‘other’ JFK assassination film

The national daily revisits a story that JFK Facts highlighted in March, a story that I only learned last fall when I met Gayle Nix Jackson at a book event in Charlottesville, Virginia, and heard the remarkable story of her grandfather.

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Rare photos of JFK’s limousine

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When Vince Salandria met Arlen Specter

Vincent Salandria, a lawyer and JFK conspiracy theorist par excellence, sits down to break bread with his lifelong antagonist Arlen Specter, the inventor of the Single Bullet Theory.

It’s a fascinating story, told with restraint by Robert Huber in his article “Vince Salandria: The JFK Conspiracy Theorist” in Philadelphia magazine,

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James Tague, key JFK assassination witness, dies

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The original theory of JFK gunfire favored by the Warren Commission was debunked by the testimony of the late James Tague.

From Yahoo News:  James Tague, key JFK assassination witness, dies -

Why is Tague’s testimony “key”?

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Sixth Floor Museum declines to comment on Groden allegation

Yesterday, I asked the Sixth Floor Museum to comment on Robert Groden’s lawsuit against the City of Dallas for “malicious prosecution.” This morning I received this reply:

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Groden sues Dallas charging ‘malicious prosecution’ for Dealey Plaza free speech

The essential Dallas blogger Jim Schutze talks to Brad Kizzia about Robert Groden’s new lawsuit in defense of the 1st Amendment in Dealey Plaza. Read more

How we play with JFK

November 22 in Lego-land. (H/T The Daily Beast.)

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Is there mathematical proof of a grassy knoll shooter?

Grassy knoll aftermath

The math of tragedy

Richard Charnin, a software consultant, says yes. He made the case on his blog last week. His argument is reprinted here:

Charnin writes:

Of 121 eyewitnesses, 51 (42%) said shots came from the Grassy Knoll area, 32 from the Texas School Book Depository (TSBD), and 38 had no opinion.

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The state of the JFK case in 2014

James Fetzer, a retired professor of philosophy from the University of Minnesota-Duluth, is the very picture of a conspiracy theorist, from his dubious haircut to his hectoring tone to his assured command of facts. Professsor Fetzer recently offered his most detailed JFK conspiracy theory yet in Veterans Today, He purports to identify, by name, the six men who allegedly fired gunshots at President Kennedy on November 22, 1963.

The lavish detail of Fetzer’s allegations evokes one of the finest pieces of JFK journalism ever published — in the Onion. Fetzer’s is an American tale: a posse of six-shooters joins the army of Dealey Plaza gunmen.

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