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How Jack Ruby got away with murder 

Fifty-two years ago this week, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, the state’s last resort for all criminal cases, reversed Ruby’s murder conviction and death sentence and ordered a new trial because of the trial judge’s egregious legal errors. Because Ruby died before he could be retried, in the eyes of the law, he will always be an innocent man.

Source: How Jack Ruby got away with murder in the shooting of JFK’s assassin [Opinion] – HoustonChronicle.com

Mark Shaw on Dorothy Kilgallen’s JFK investigation

Mark Shaw
Mark Shaw

I was intrigued by advance notice of Mark Shaw’s new book, The Reporter Who Knew Too Much, both because its subject, pioneering journalist Dorothy Kilgallen, and the medi credentials of author Mark Shaw.

Shaw describes himself as a former criminal defense lawyer, legal analyst for USA Today, ESPN, and CNN, and the author of 25 books. I  sent Shaw some questions and he responded thusly:

JFK Facts podcast: More about how to think (and not think) about the JFK story

Jefferson Morley and Alan Dale continue their discussion about the challenge of acquiring reliable methods by which reason and objectivity may prevail over alleged facts and confirmation bias.

  • Making sense of the JFK assassination 53 years later
  • Thomas Jefferson’s secret and almost 200 years of faulty expertise
  • Applying Thomas Kuhn’s “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions” to our understanding and methods

Comment of the week

Ronnie Wayne – December 28

Melba Christine Marcades, aka Rose Cheramie was found dead on the road in Big Sandy Texas in front of the property of Dallas billionare H L Hunt’ top security officer. Her head had been run over but a bullet wound in it was also found in her head. …

New Orleans mobster said Jack Ruby was a ‘goombah’

From The Advocatee — Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a fun obituary of an unrepentant crook with a delicious name, Frenchy Brouillete.

Marcello’s name cropped up in various JFK assassination theories, and a House Select Committee report in 1979 mentioned “credible associations relating both Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Ruby to figures having a relationship, albeit tenuous, with Marcello’s crime family or organization.” In the Randazzo book published last year, Brouillette describes Ruby — who killed presumed Kennedy assassin Oswald — as “another Marcello family goombah.

What’s a goombah? …

‘Assassination Theater’ probes a Mafia plot against JFK

Assassination Theater
A “Mafia done it” theory comes to the Chicago stage

“I’m an investigative reporter but I’ve always loved plays,” says Hillel Levin. The result is “Assassination Theater,” Levin’s investigative drama about the murder of President John F. Kennedy, now playing at the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago.

Focusing on Chicago FBI agent Zach Shelton, the four-man drama develops a “Mafia did it” interpretation of JFK’s assassination, along with excursions into the medical evidence and the life of Jack Ruby.

It is unusual territory for a stage drama.

‘Assassination Theater’ brings JFK story to the stage 

The Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago will be the setting for a bold and provocative play about the assassination of our 35th president.”

Opening August 11, the play was written by editor/author Hillel Levin. He blames the Chicago organized crime figures for the Kennedy’s death. Levin says the play will bring new information to light proving his claim.

I’m most curious about what Levin has to say about Jack Ruby, the man who lived at the intersection of the JFK story and Chicago organized crime. …

Hal Hendrix, journalist who collaborated with the CIA, dies at 92

Hal Hendrix
Hal Hendrix

Hal Hendrix was one of those respectable figures who hovered on the edge of the JFK assassination story. He was a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist whose service to the CIA is well-documented (though blandly denied in his recent Miami Herald obituary). He died Feb. 12 in Vero Beach, Florida. He was 92 years old.

Who was Hal Hendrix and what was his role in the JFK story?

One version comes from the Spartacus Educational Forum. John Simkin writes:

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