From the Kennedy Files Part V: Oswald with his Rifle, His Mug Shot, Telegrams from “farmer’s Branch Coward

The fifth in a series of posts before the 50th anniversary of November 22nd, 1963, about that fateful day and the days afterward.

Click here for part one (Ruby’s mug shot, Oswald’s arrest warrant, the famous “cut out” photo, and telegrams calling Oswald a filthy tramp)

Click here for part two (Oswald after he was arrested, The grassy knoll statement, Oswald’s fake ID and the FBI investigating whether Ruby was gay)

Click here for part three (Ruby’s stripper girlfriend, Oswald’s Texas Theater seat, Ruby’s lawyer has a heart attack, and Frank Sinatara’s Drummer’s role in the events of the day)

Click here for part four (the scene in the parking garage right after Oswald was shoot, Ruby’s Psy evaluation, and Oswald’s family visit him in jail)

Everything is from the City of Dallas’s file on the Kennedy assassination and the Oswald murder from online the City of Dallas achieves. Some are presented without comment other aren’t. Click on the images to enlarge them.

Oswald’s Original Mug Shot

mug shot lee harvey oswald

Oswald and his famous photo

oswald rifle twoIt’s interesting that the police’s file on Oswald also includes the photos below with Oswald cut out, and with a police officer standing in his place.

cut outdallas dectiveOfficer Tippit’s File

j.d. tippit's file

Officer Tippit was gunned down by Oswald shortly after Kennedy was shot.  The following is an account of the shooting.  Notice how Mr. Callaway, a used car salesmen, saw the murder, picked up Tippit’s gun hailed a cab and proceeded to try and chase down Oswald in order to shoot him.  Ballsy Mr. Callaway, I’ll give you that.

JD Tippit

Speaking of Ballsy, or not so much, two telegrams to Ruby, one from “Farmers Branch Coward”

farmer's branch coward

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From the Kennedy Files Part IV: The Scene right after Oswald was Shoot, Ruby’s Psy Evaluation, Oswald Wife visits him in Jail

The fourth in a series of posts before the 50th anniversary of November 22nd, 1963, about that fateful day and the days afterward.

Click here for part one (Ruby’s mug shot, Oswald’s arrest warrant, the famous “cut out” photo, and telegrams calling Oswald a filthy tramp)

Click here for part two (Oswald after he was arrested, The grassy knoll statement, Oswald’s fake ID and the FBI investigating whether Ruby was gay)

Click here for part three (Ruby’s stripper girlfriend, Oswald’s Texas Theater seat, Ruby’s lawyer has a heart attack, and Frank Sinatara’s Drummer’s role in the events of the day)

Everything is from the City of Dallas’s file on the Kennedy assassination and the Oswald murder from online the City of Dallas achieves. Some are presented without comment other aren’t. Click on the images to enlarge them.

The Scene in the Jail’s Basemeant after Oswald was Shot

right after the shooting

Check out the guy in the top right, below the with the paper covering his mouth, almost looks like he’s smiling.  A conspiracy theorist would say he’s smiling cause he knows Oswald will now never talk.  But for most of us, it’s because he’s maybe a little happy that the man who killed the country’s President is now likely dead.

Two months after Ruby shot Oswald, he was evaluated by a Psychiatrist.  This is the first page of the evaluation.

psy evlu of rubyI’ll skip the boring details and head to the highlights.  He’s been knocked out numerous times including once by two Chicago cops, and once by a woman who hit him over the head with a jug of wine.  He had the tip of his index finger bitten off in another fight.  He’s had gonorrhea six of seven times, though he used protection by means of “fish skins.”

Oswald’s Wife and Mother get permission to visit him in jail, the day after he was arrested.

permit to see oswald in jail

Seriously think about this for a second. This guy is under arrest for murdering the President, and then his wife and mother just stroll on in roughly 24 hours later to visit, and it’s allowed.  In the present day, if someone was under arrest for murdering the President what are chances that his family can see him within the first week let alone first day.  Hell, Oswald was under arrest for murdering a police officer too, you think the murderer of a cop today would be allowed visitations within the first day.  Not sure if that say more about the justice system then or now.

Lastly, because this all comes from a City’s file, you have to find some bureaucratic processes.

A memo regarding revocation of Ruby’s Liquor license based on his recent actions after killing Oswald

ruby liquor permit

In Texas you have to have a license to sell liquor which Cities have to approve.  Ruby’s club had one, but within days of Ruby shooting Oswald, the police were asking to have that permit revoked.  If you’re wondering about that paragraph talking about Ruby not being “of good moral character or his reputation for being a peaceable, law-abiding citizen.”   Well that actually comes out the laws of the great state of Texas.  Where a man can be denied a liquor permit because “the applicant is not of good moral character or his reputation for being a peaceable, law-abiding citizen in the community where he resides is bad”

From the Kennedy Files Part III: Oswald’s Seat in the Texas Theater, Frank Sinatra’s Drummer and Ruby’s Strippers

The third in a series of posts before the 50th anniversary of November 22nd, 1963, about that fateful day and the days afterward.

Click here for part one (Ruby’s mug shot, Oswald’s arrest warrant, the famous “cut out” photo, and telegrams calling Oswald a filthy tramp)

Click here for part two (Oswald after he was arrested, The grassy knoll statement, Oswald’s fake ID and the FBI investigating whether Ruby was gay)

Everything is from the City of Dallas’s file on the Kennedy assassination and the Oswald murder from online the City of Dallas achieves.  Some are presented without comment other aren’t.  Click on the images to enlarge them.

Officer pointing to the seat where Oswald was captured

where oswald was arrested

Statement to Police regarding Ruby’s stripper “Little Lynn” regarding pimps and prostitutes

ruby's mistress

You really needs to click and read the statement, its great.  It’s a statement from an unnamed source with information about Karen Lynn Bennet.  Not sure which sentence is the best, either the one where police identify the woman as “…the stripper at Jack’s Ruby’s Club and the one arrested with a pistol at Ruby’s bond hearing.”  Or the one where the informant says he noted that several characters at the apartment which he believes are pimps and prostitutes are “…in and out of there all hours and their dress is not becoming at times.”  My heavens.

A drunken phone call from Iowa reveals real killer of Kennedy

frank sinatara's drummer killed kennedy

If you didn’t enlarge the picture to read it, i’ll quickly sum up.  In June of 1967 Dallas police received a call from Iowa, at 1:20 in the morning, from a man who was clearly drunk telling him he had information on Kennedy’s killer.  Clearly this phone call would only lead to credible information.  The man told police that the drummer in Frank Sinatra’s band shot Kennedy while standing in front of him in the parking lot of the Texas School Book Depository.  No word if Dallas police followed up on the tip.

Statement regarding Ruby’s attorney having a heart attack when he saw Ruby shoot Oswald

ruby's att heart attackRuby was having some tax issues, surprise he ran a night club/strip club, his attorney for the tax issues was out in California, when he saw Ruby shoot Oswald, he had a heart attack.

From the Kennedy File Part II: The origin of the Grassy Knoll statement, Oswald’s fake ID and his police station photo

The second in a series of posts before the 50th anniversary of November 22nd, 1963, about that fateful day and the days afterward.

Click here for part one (Ruby’s mug shot, Oswald’s arrest warrant, the famous “cut out” photo, and telegrams calling OSwald a filthy tramp)

Everything is from the City of Dallas’s file on the Kennedy assassination and the Oswald murder from online the City of Dallas achieves.  Some are presented without comment other aren’t.  Click on the images, to enlarge them.

Oswald after his capture with the Police

oswald and st. warren

Two things, first, the context of the picture.  No details are available to determine if the officers in the picture know they caught the man who killed JFK or just caught the man who killed Dallas police officer J. D. Tippit.  But second, look at the photo, look at the officer on the left, his hatred of Oswald, his fuming anger.  He looks like he’s going to beat Oswald to death right there.  If he knew Oswald killed JFK, he’s likely expressing the feelings of millions of Americans at the time.  But then Oswald looking confident, almost cocky, like he’s standing up for something or will ultimately be proven innocent. And then the officer on the right, who looks like he knows he’s caught up in something far bigger then himself, and he just wants to go home and see his family.

S.M. Holland’s statement to the police regarding a shooter behind the grassy knoll

(Click to enlarge and read)

grassy knoll

Holland says in his statement that he saw puffs of smoke and shots coming from an area that would become known as the Grassy Knoll. His statement combined with a few others would become part of the bases for conspiracy theorists. The last line of his statement is interesting too, “Everything is spinning in my head and if I remember anything else I’ll come back and tell Bill.”

Oswald’s fake ID

oswald's fake id

When the police first questioned Oswald after arresting him, they asked why he had two ID’s, one his real ID the other this fake one.   He told the detective, “you’re the detective, figure it out.”

Dallas Police report the FBI looked into whether or not Ruby was gay.

(Click to enlagre and read)

ruby ho

Two FBI agents, from New Oreleans, apparently had a source that said in some file in Dallas, Ruby was reported as gay.  Because in the end, that would have made a difference?

From the Kennedy Files Part I: Oswald’s Arrest Warrant, Ruby’s mug shot, the “cut out” photo and Filthy Telegrams

This is the first in a series of posts before the 50th anniversary of November 22nd, 1963, about that fateful day and the days afterward.

Everything is from the City of Dallas’s file on the Kennedy assassination and the Oswald murder from online the City of Dallas achieves.  Some are presented without comment other aren’t.  Click on the images, to enlarge them.

Ruby’s mug shot

mug shot

Oswald’s Arrest Warrant, note the NO BOND, underlined at the end

no bond

Telegram (popular at the time) sent to Oswald (In City Jail, Dallas) from Joe Hughes in Houston, calling him a “Filthy Tramp”

oswald flithy tramp

Picture found in Oswald’s apartment, with the image of a man holding a “gun” and “newspaper” cut out.

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