JFK Assassination

Tori Smaldone

Who, What, When, Where, Why

John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963. He was in Texas campaigning for re-election. President Kennedy was riding in a convertible when at 12:30 pm the car had turned off Main Street at Dealey Plaza. At that time the President a bullet struck his neck and head. The governor was shot in the chest. Both cars sped to the hospital nearby. At 1:00 pm the President was pronounced dead, though the governor was able to recover. That same day Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested for the assassination and fatal shooting of Patrolman J. D. Tippit shortly afterward. On November 24, Oswald was scheduled to be transferred from police headquarters to the county jail. People from all over watching this live television coverage saw a man, Jack Ruby, aim and fire a pistol at Oswald. He was pronounced dead two hours later at Parkland Hospital.
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Perspective #1

The Single-Bullet Theory is still something that is very controversy to this day. They say there is really no proof that Oswald was on the sixth floor of the building where bullets and shells were found. The evidence suggests he was either on the first or second floor. There were also about 40 witnesses that claim a shot came from the grassy area in front of President Kennedy, the TSBD was behind the motorcade. Which in effect of the shot Kennedy took to the head, strongly suggested that it was fired in that general direction. It is also said the the doctors who examined him at the hospital conclude that Kennedy's throat wound came from the shot in front of him. The most confusing part of it all were the three people that sustained seven wounds. The President was fired in the back, throat and head. The Governor was wounded in the torso, wrist and thigh and James Tague was wounded on his cheek. That means if Oswald was responsible for all of these injuries, he could have only shot the three bullets whose empty shells were found on the sixth floor of the TSBD.

Perspective #2

There were only 10 named witnesses that saw suspicious activity on the upper floors from about 12:15 until the shooting. Four witnesses saw a man in the window holding a gun, two witnesses saw a man in the window, but with no gun and four witnesses saw a gun in the window but no gunman. The official evidence is ambiguous and incomplete. On top of that the witnesses were not completely reliable. For example, Howard Brennan, he claimed he saw a man standing up, but the window would have made this impossible. He also claimed on the afternoon of the assassination that he could identify the man again if he ever saw him again, but was unable to pick Oswald out at an identification parade a few hours later. In conclusion, none of the evidence is very clear, you can tell they very easily just took what they could and tried their best to make the pieces add up.

Media Bias

The reason why this event is still so controversy today is because of all the missing pieces to the story. There are things that do not make sense together and parts that might not be very reliable. People wonder if the government was hiding parts to the story or if the media told the whole truth. The only solution is that either Oswald did it or he was carefully set up in advance to all this madness.
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Criticism #1

People question the CIA's involvement in the case. The media and broadcast very heavy bias toward the lone gunman account and in contrast the population's strong rejection of Oswald acting alone. Facts about Oswald and the CIA were not announced until years later. Such as, the CIA knew about Oswald's impersonation in Mexico City a few weeks before the assassination. Which led directly to the official adoption of the lone–gunman theory as the only politically acceptable solution to the assassination.

Criticism #2

Some of the population claim Oswald had to have been framed because of the evidence in the Single-Bullet Theory. Since they could not come up with very good reasons on how Oswald made three shots and seven wounds, one shot being completely separate from the President and the Governor, they believe there is no way Oswald even acted alone.
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