Monday, May 14, 2012
THE TIPPIT MURDER I
May 14, 2012
WHITEWASH-the report on the Warren Report by Harold Weisberg, Chapter 6: The Tippit Murder I
Knoxville, Tennessee (JFKASSASSINATION) Today this blog begins our report on Chapter 6 of Harold Weisberg's book "Whitewash--the report on the Warren Report", published in 1965.
The title of Chapter 6 is The Tippit Murder.
Harold Weisberg begins this chapter with these words:
"If the Tippit murder had not happened, it would have had to have been 'invented'. There is reason to believe that, in effect, it was."
Mr. Weisberg reiterates that there was really not much of a case against Lee Harvey Oswald. It was, he says, based on "coincidences, conjectures, speculations...."
Weisberg's opinion is that the Warren Commission just accepted the version of the Dallas police concerning the killing of Officer Tippit without question.
To support his point, Weisberg tells us that there are 362 typewritten pages of contradictory versions of the police radio logs that "reveal the existence of other suspects" in the Tippit murder.
Harold Weisberg writes that had the Commission confronted this contradictory evidence in the Tippit murder, "the 'solution' of the assassination would have been jeopardized."*
Officer J.D. Tippit's Squad Car
East 10th Street, Oak Cliff
Warren Commission Exhibit 522
*J.D. Tippit (1924-1963) was the Dallas police officer who was working the Oak Cliff section of the city on Nov 22, 1963 when, according to the Warren Commission, he was shot & killed by Lee Harvey Oswald.
The shooting occurred at 1:15 p.m. (CST), 45 minutes after JFK was assassinated in downtown Dallas.
The Warren Commission concluded that Tippit was suspicious of Oswald, who was walking on the sidewalk, because of the description given of JFK's assassin over the police radio.
They further claimed that in an attempt to avoid capture, Oswald shot & killed Tippit.