One Weekend in Dallas
“The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.” Robert M. Hutchins
“Both apathy and indifference regarding the assassination of JFK have been enabled and encouraged by decades of a false war between two camps… the defenders of the Lone Assassin myth and the inventors of elaborate and unfalsifiable theories. The resulting white noise has dulled public sensibilities, while those in authority can simply hit the “ignore” button. It is time for a new way forward.” Greg R Parker
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Making a murderer is one thing – making a patsy is another…
It is November 22nd, 1963. The 35th President has been assassinated in Dallas. Thirty minutes later, a police officer is shot and killed in suburban Oak Cliff. The opening scene depicts the arrest of LEE OSWALD in the Texas Theatre. The final scene is the murder of Oswald by JACK RUBY on November 24 as he was about to be transferred to the County Jail. In between, we follow the chaos, the poor police work, and the junk science and manufactured evidence designed to break down Oswald’s will and obtain the Holy Grail – a confession. Without the confession, a trial is out of the question. A reluctant JACK RUBY is “hired” as the executioner. We follow Ruby in his attempts to avert his date with destiny. With his attempts failing and his addiction to pills growing, we watch him slowly unravel before finally shooting Oswald on live TV.
The underbelly of Dallas in 1963 was ruled by sheriff BILL DECKER, Dallas police captain of Robbery and Homicide WILL FRITZ and District Attorney HENRY WADE. It is now known that this triumvirate put away more innocent people than even some entire states according to data available through the Innocence Project. The pressure imposed on these men by both Washington and the media to solve the assassination of JFK quickly – and without tipping the world into nuclear conflict – was beyond enormous. Their only recourse was to do what they had done before in other cases: frame the first good suspect to come into view. They did not have to wait long for one to be tossed straight to them. LEE OSWALD said he was a patsy. The evidence backs up his claim. But unlike previous frames, there could be no trial if a confession was not obtained due to the international spotlight on their every move. Justice would have to be swifter – and extra-judicial. Enter JACK RUBY, on the periphery of the criminal underworld, an abuser of amphetamine, a wannabe detective and in deep debt to the IRS.