A work of massive historical importance, I was unable to obtain this book in the U. After almost fifty years, the official whitewash of the Warren Commission report remains as the historical truth. As the author writes in her Epilogue "No attempt has been made in this study to deal comprehensively with every aspect of the Oswald case. Such a comprehensive, all-inclusive study would involve perhaps a second set of 26 volumes, which like the Hearings and Exhibits would be read only by a minute segment of the public.
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The Warren Report says that the two men were not acquainted and had never even seen each other. Sandra Styles, Depository office employee: With Victoria Adams, she ran down the back stairs of the Depository immediately after shots were fired but did not encounter Oswald — supposedly running down at that time — nor Roy Truly and policeman M. Baker, supposedly running up. The Shots and Related Circumstances James Chaney, motorcycle policeman: He rode in the motorcade and reportedly saw Governor Connally hit by a separate bullet after the President was first shot.
Julia Mercer: About 75 minutes before the assassination, while driving toward the triple underpass, she saw a man walk up the grassy knoll carrying what appeared to be a rifle case. Approximately people known to have witnessed the assassination at the scene who were never questioned by the commission.
The Tippit Shooting There is considerable confusion and contradiction about the time that Tippit was shot , the description of the killer, the movements of the suspect, and the actions of the eyewitnesses. The following people could have given important information: T. Bowley said in an affidavit taken by the Dallas police that Tippit was already dead at p. If Bowley was correct about the time, Oswald could not have walked from his rooming house to East 10th Street in time to kill Tippit.
Radio—car patrolman R. Nelson: Tippit drove to central Oak Cliff, supposedly on a simultaneous instruction to him and Nelson. But Nelson went to the Depository, casting doubt on whether either of them was really ordered to Oak Cliff. Radio—car patrolman H. Marie Tippit, widow of J. Tippit: She probably saw her husband about an hour before he was killed, when he came home for lunch. Frank Wright and his wife: They lived across the street half a block from the spot where Tippit was killed.
Wright phoned the police to report the shooting; it was her call that resulted in the dispatch of the ambulance. Ambulance drivers Clayton Butler and Eddie Kinsley were never questioned either. The following witnesses present at the theatre might have thrown light on those matters: Bob Apple, insurance investigator.
Bob Barrett, F. Jim Ewell, reporter. Detective E. Taylor: he stayed behind at the theatre after the arrest to make a list of the names and addresses of the patrons. Walker in April, But they neglected to take testimony from: Walter Kirk Coleman, a teen—age neighbor of General Walker, who saw two men flee the scene by car after the shot was heard.
Oswald could not drive, and the Report said he was alone. He was in the motorcade, then at Parkland Hospital, and later at the autopsy, and he received the autopsy report submitted by the pathologists. Francis X. James W. Sibert, F. John T. Stringer, Jr. Fourteen other Armed Forces or Federal officials named in the F.
Report, and four funeral—home workers who prepared the body for burial. Richard E. Wright, chief of personnel, at Parkland Hospital, before the Presidential party departed. Wright was not called either. A Possible Conspiracy F. Robert Adrian Taylor, a former service—station attendant: He claimed that Oswald had given him a rifle in lieu of payment for car repairs in the Spring of The Warren Report mistakenly asserts that Taylor retracted his identification of Oswald.
Information About Jack Ruby Lt. George Butler: He was present when Ruby murdered Oswald , and he gave contradictory information to the F. Killiam was found dead in Florida, his throat cut, in March, Ray Rushing, evangelist: He attempted to see Oswald on Sunday morning and says that he rode up in the police elevator with Jack Ruby at nine—thirty a.
Names Unknown About ten or more witnesses present at the Texas Theatre when Oswald was arrested, named on a list compiled by detective E. Caterer at the Depository, who sold lunches to employees and might have sold lunch to Oswald on the day of the assassination or on other occasions.
Post—office employees at the main office, where Oswald maintained P. Inmates, County Jail, who were permitted to watch the motorcade from a window and may have observed significant happenings at the sixth—floor window or other Depository windows. Witnesses we could have done without Mrs. The Warren Commission used experts. Tracing of the rifle obtained by Robert Adrian Taylor see above to determine whether the weapon was ever in the possession of Oswald or persons associated with him.
In reenactments performed for the Warren Commission the estimate was progressively reduced from eleven to nine to six minutes. Re—auditing of the police radio log to make an authoritative transcript which would resolve the conflicts among the three transcripts made for the Warren Commission. Scrutiny of all test bullets fired in the wound—ballistics experiments with human cadavers, goats, and gelatin blocks rounds of ammunition were obtained for use in those tests but only two of the test bullets are shown by the Warren Commission for comparison with the stretcher bullet.
Examination of all unpublished films and photographs of the assassination i. Examination of all withheld F. Examination of all transcripts of off—the—record passages of testimony.
Accessories After the Fact
Accessories After the Fact: The Warren Commission, the Authorities & the Report