Wednesday, September 27, 2017

A CRUEL & SHOCKING ACT OF VIOLENCE

WARREN REPORT SAYS OSWALD ACTED ALONE IN KILLING JFK

Washington, D.C. (JFK ASSASSINATION) Fifty-three years ago today, September 27, 1964, The President's Commission on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy published its final 888 page report.

The Warren Commission*, as it came to be known, was created by Executive Order 11130 signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson on November 29, 1963 one week after JFK's assassination.  The commission held its first meeting on the 2nd floor of the National Archives Building in Washington, D.C. on December 5, 1963.

The commission, chaired by Chief Justice Earl Warren of California, included Richard Russell, Jr. (D-GA), John Sherman Cooper (R-Kentucky), Hale Boggs (D-Louisiana), Gerald R. Ford (R-Michigan), Allen Dulles (former CIA director), & John J. McCloy (former president of the World Bank).

The commission concluded that, from the "available evidence," Lee Harvey Oswald** was the lone assassin and there was no conspiracy "foreign or domestic."  The Warren Report's summary report was followed about two months later with publication of 26 volumes of hearings and and exhibits.  

The Mary Ferrell Foundation website says...

"While a majority of Americans have long disbelieved the Warren Report, the Commission's support in some quarters remains high."


*The introduction of the Warren Report describes the assassination of President Kennedy as "a cruel and shocking act of violence directed against a man, a family, a nation and against all mankind."

**Lee Harvey Oswald was shot and killed by nightclub owner Jack Ruby on November 24, 1963 in the basement of Dallas City Jail as the suspect was being transferred to the County Jail.  

SOURCES

"JFK Assassination Records", National Archives, www.archives.gov/

"Warren Commission", Mary Ferrell Foundation, www.maryferrell.org/