A creative legal approach to clarifying the JFK story

Civl rights attorney Bill Simpich

A new legal approach to cracking the JFK assassination puzzle from civl rights attorney William Simplich.

“He considers the assassination cases to be a poorly understood area of civil rights violations. To preserve cold cases, he is preparing a proposed JFK Preservation of Evidence Act that would be applicable in both of these areas of the law and administered by a citizen panel similar to the ARRB.”

via JFK Lancer.

21 thoughts on “A creative legal approach to clarifying the JFK story”

  1. Ramon F Herrera

    I have a public request for Bill Simpich. There is an important addition to your proposed legislation. Let’s say that intelligence agency AIC, IBF, or whatever says:

    “This record is extremely important, for reason of national security it must be held until the year 3030”

    We The People do our very best to survive and patiently…

    … wait, and wait and wait…

    and next, we wait some more.

    Finally! The Year and Month of The Revelation arrives!! We are lucky to be still alive and sufficiently cognizant.

    Then, the Big Disappointment comes: The records actually contain laundry lists, crosswords puzzles, doodles, birthdays, favorite teas, the book “The Goats of Greece” from the secret archives of William Harvey King, James Jesus Angleton, David Atlee Phillips and George Joannides.

    Shouldn’t we have any recourse?

    The perpetrators of that infamy must be severely punished.

  2. Im about halfway through my book on a legal analysis of the physical evidence. Had Oswald gone to trial much of the physical evidence that was relied on by the Warren Commission to link Oswald to the shooting would have been inadmissible under rules of evidence, or considered unreliable. For example, none of Marina’s testimony would have been admissible under the spousal immunity rule. her testimony was key to authenticating the photos of LHO holding the rifle (hence showing he actually possessed the rifle as opposed to ordering it for someone else to pick up), the Walker shooting that WC used to demonstrate Oswald’s capability for violence would also not have been admissible. That scared 24 year old widow who feared she was going to be deported was the key to pinning the shooting on her husband. lots of other stuff as well.

    1. Hi Larry

      Are you writing a book on the legal aspects of the JFK assassination? I would be interested to read it once it’s done. You make very apt commentary on here.

      1. Hi Vanessa,

        Yes-its a legal analysis of the evidence. i’ll keep you posted on progress. writing during down time from my solo practice….not easy trick. As the saying goes “The Law is a Jealous Mistress”. 🙂

    2. In her Oprah interview, she disavowed her identification of the rifle as her husband’s. She went along with the govt because she assumed they were right. But she said to Oprah that the rifle looked like “a stick with metal” and wouldn’t be able to tell one from another. She wished she hadn’t gone along.

      1. Thanks David. I’ve seen this and a couple of other articles. If you come across anything else, send them my way. Always on the look out for good analysis-from either perspective.

  3. The following has puzzled me since I have been reading JFKfacts:

    How come we know:

    • So much about the CIA-withheld documents? In essence we know everything except their contents.


    • NOTHING about documents held by other agencies: Secret Service, FBI, HSCA, NSA, etc.?

    Additionally: are the documents locked up by order of professor Robert Blake in 1978 going to be released on Thursday, October 26, 2017?

    1. That’s an excellent point, Ramon. The Department of Defense admitted to a “routine” destruction in 1971 of an Army Intelligence file on Oswald which was never seen by any investigative body.

      Three years after Congress passed the JFK Act ordering that all government records related to the assassination of President Kennedy should be preserved and immediately disclosed, the Secret Service destroyed Protective Service records, among them files on Kennedy’s aborted Chicago trip in early November of 1963.

      According to the ARRB, Protective Service records regarding the Fair Play For Cuba Committee and files relating to threats to Kennedy in the Dallas area were apparently destroyed and no explanation or specific information as to when or by whom was ever provided.

      The HSCA received information that the US Marine Corps had launched its own investigation in the aftermath of Kennedy’s assassination but no reports or official confirmation were ever located.

      1. [David Regan:] “That’s an excellent point, Ramon.”


        I know. But the questions remain unanswered. I am amazed at the fact that this forum is surrounded by so many qualified participants and yet nobody has made an attempt to clarify those points of a fundamental nature.

        1. Ramon,

          If you go to the Mary Ferrell Foundation website, you’ll find lots of
          FBI and HSCA records. There not as many Secret Service records, partially because LBJ assigned the case to the FBI, partially because of improper
          Destruction, partislly because of refusal to designate relevant records as relevant. Equally as scandalous if not more is NSA and military intelligence for similar reasons and even fewer releases. For more read the ARRB Final Report at MFF.

  4. I would welcome any feedback on this first rough draft of the proposed JFK Preservation of Evidence Act.

    I think that this should be completed and on the shelf waiting to go with a list of co-sponsors in 2017
    when the debate about the proposed JFK releases is in full swing.

    Opinions go back and forth on whether this particular bill should include the other assassination investigations of the 1960s era. Polling would probably be the best way to find the answer. It will be a heavy lift in either case.

    1. Hi Bill,

      I just read your first draft. A well constructed proposal. But like you say a heavy lift!

      I have less optimism at this time. I think the maximum security state has hardened ever more in the last 8 years. But I still think it is worth every effort to try to get all records in the public arena.

    2. Mr. Simpich, I have a serious question. I’m confused about the civil rights angle. What civil rights protections are enjoyed by the dead?

      1. [John R:]

        “What civil rights protections are enjoyed by the dead?”


        The right to keep their souls safely locked up inside their bodies. Mr. Romney would further qualify it as “retroactively”.

        You should watch these movies:

        Mississippi Burning

        Ghosts of Mississippi

        In them, the prosecutors successfully brandished the deprivation of the victims’ Civil Rights in cases where Justice was otherwise destined to be defeated.

        See also the Hate Crimes legislation passed by the current administration. The justification is that the Federal branch must enter when the state does not have the resources or wherewithal to prosecute.


      2. John R,

        Ramon set forth how families of the deceased can obtain justice.
        Another aspect is the privacy retained by the deceased. Ordinarily,
        The Freedom of Information Act can be used by outsiders to gain
        Info about a third party and there are frequent redactions. Many of
        the redactions or withheld docs open up after the subject’s death. More
        Personal R records such as personnel files are customarily not open to
        the public pursuant to the Privacy Act, but close family members can often obtain access.

        1. Mr. Simpich and Mr. Hererra, thank you for replying. I was thinking in terms of his death in custody. Is there a greater civil rights violation?

  5. William Simplich has articulated another bold tactic in the overall strategy to wrench the truth from this illicit syndicate calling itself the US Government.

    I agree with this whole heartily, and would combine it with a continued strategy of educating the population on all aspects of the ultra vires nature of the present criminal enterprise squatting in DC.

    Thank you Mr Simplich for your continuing valiant efforts in this regard.

    ~Willy Whitten \\][//

  6. I’m glad JFK’s name will be a part of this bill. Certainly the FBI and WC cut into the civil rights of many of the assassination witnesses. For these witnesses to be told “It couldn’t have happened that way-you must mistaken/imagining things” is just plain rude. The witnesses were there. Was the WC? No. Was Hoover? No.

    1. Not to mention the civil liberties of the accused assassin – “neither the press nor the public had the right to be contemporaneously informed by the police or prosecuting authorities of the details of the evidence being accumulated against Oswald … The courtroom, not the newspaper or
      television screen, is the appropriate forum in our system for the trial of a man accused of a crime.” WC Report pg. 240

      The Warren Commission Report was crammed with facts that would not be admissible on the trial of a criminal case. In other words, once Oswald was dead, it was carte blanche for authorities to put whatever “facts” they saw fit into their report.

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