The Warren Commission concluded that at approximately 1:15 p.m., Dallas Patrolman J. D. Tippit drove up in his patrol car alongside Oswald—presumably because Oswald resembled the police broadcast description of the man seen by witness Howard Brennan firing shots at the presidential motorcade. Patrolman Tippet’s encounter with Oswald occurred near the corner of East 10th Street and North Patton Avenue. This location is about nine-tenths of a mile (1.4 km) southeast of Oswald’s rooming house—a distance that the Warren Commission concluded “Oswald could have easily walked.” Tippit pulled alongside Oswald and “apparently exchanged words with [him] through the right front or vent window.” “Shortly after 1:15 p.m.”,[n 10] Tippit exited his car and was immediately struck and killed by four shots.Numerous witnesses heard the shots and saw Oswald flee the scene holding a revolver; nine positively identified him as the man who shot Tippit and fled.[n 11] Four cartridge cases found at the scene were identified by expert witnesses before the Warren Commission and the House Select Committee as having been fired from the revolver later found in Oswald’s possession, to the exclusion of all other weapons. However, the bullets taken from Tippit’s body could not be positively identified as having been fired from Oswald’s revolver as the bullets were too extensively damaged to make conclusive assessments.
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Oswald was in the Texas Theater at the time Tippit was killed.
None of the so-called ‘witnesses’ who supposedly ID’d Oswald actually did. Many of these witnesses had obviously been coached. And they still went off script during official questioning.
The bullets taken from Tippit could not be tied to the pistol that Oswald is said to have when arrested at the theater.
The question remains. who actually had that revolver before the scuffle in the theater? It is highly likely that the entire scuffle scene was staged to plant that pistol on Oswald. Remember that gun could not be fired in the condition it was “found” in.
You have a problem on the receiving end at the PO Box where both the Carcano rifle and the 38 SW pistol were sent. An insider that we have discussed before, who also “just happened to be at Oswald’s last interrogation, and who just happened to have a birds eye view just above the sniper at the south-west end of Dealey Plaza just at the entrance to the underpass on Commerce St. — that being the US Post Office Building of course.
Then there is the issue of “Oswald’s Wallet” supposedly being found in the street near the Tippit killing. This to the rational mind is another plant.
I contend that Oswald never had possession of the Carcano or the SW 38 revolver, nor the Hidell ID card. They were all props held by the perpetrators setting LHO as the patsy.
“According to Warren H. “Butch” Burroughs, the concession stand operator at the Texas Theater, Lee Harvey Oswald entered the theater sometime between 1:00 and 1:07 P.M., several minutes before Officer Tippit was slain seven blocks away. If true, Butch Burroughs’s observation would eliminate Oswald as a candidate for Tippet’s murder. Perhaps for that reason, Burroughs was asked by a Warren Commission attorney the apparently straightforward question, “Did you see [Oswald] come in the theater?” and answered honestly, “No, sir; I didn’t.” What someone reading this testimony would not know is that Butch Burroughs was unable to see anyone enter the theater from where he was standing at his concession stand, unless that person came into the area where he was working. As he explained to me in an interview, there was a partition between his concession stand and the front door. Someone could enter the theater, go directly up a flight of stairs to the balcony, and not be seen from the concession stand. That, Burroughs said, is what Oswald apparently did. However, Burroughs still knew Oswald had come into the theater “between 1:00 and 1:07 P.M.” because he saw him inside the theater soon after that. As he told me, he sold popcorn to Oswald at 1:15 P.M.—information that the Warren Commission did not solicit from him in his testimony. When Oswald bought his popcorn at 1:15 P.M., this was exactly the same time the Warren Report said Officer Tippit was being shot to death—evidently by someone else.”~Jim Douglass – JFK and the Unspeakable
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Officer Jerry Hill’s dispatch @ 1:40 PM/550-2
“Shells at the scene indicate the suspect is armed with a .38 automatic rather than a pistol.”
Anyone vaguely familiar with firearms and ammunition would know instantly the difference between a .38 special and a .38 automatic round.
Especially as the DPD used .38 special pistols as standard issue.
The casing of a .38 is practically twice as long as a .38 auto casing.
That someone of Jerry Hill’s experience would “mistake” a .38 sp with a .38 auto is simply preposterous.
When, in 1986, DPD Sgt. Gerald Hill admitted that it was he who radioed at
1:41pm, on Nov. 22, 1963,
“The shells at the scene indicate that the suspect is armed with an automatic 38
rather than a pistol” (DPD radio log tapes & CE 705 p28),
he couched his admission in terms which turned it into a virtual confession of
conspiracy to cover-up before the Warren Commission, in 1964. In effect, he
implied that he, fellow officers Joe M. Poe & Det. James Leavelle, & witnesses
Domingo Benavides & Sam Guinyard fed the WC an erroneous story re the handling
of the empty shells at the Tippit murder scene. The enterprising Hill took it
upon himself to rewrite all their roles, with help from Benavides. Why?….
-Don Willis – 2001
A City of Two Tales
Representative BOGGS. Are you able to match the bullet with the cartridge case?
Mr. CUNNINGHAM. It is not possible.
Representative BOGGS. So that while you can establish the fact that the cartridge case, the four that we have, were fired in that gun–
Mr. CUNNINGHAM. Yes, sir.
Representative BOGGS. You cannot establish the fact that the bullets were fired in that gun?
Mr. CUNNINGHAM. That is correct.
Dallas officer Jerry Hill and other policemen always insisted that Oswald fired his revolver in the theater in an effort to kill, but that the revolver misfired.
Hill wrote in his report that one of the shells had a hammer mark on the primer.
Firearms and toolmark expert Cortlandt Cunningham testified to the Warren Commission, “We found nothing to indicate that this weapon’s firing pin had struck the primer of any of these cartridges.” In other words, Cunningham called Hill a liar.
The shells found at the scene were marked by Officer JM Poe, but when
Poe was shown the shells during his testimony before the WC, he would
not identify them as the ones he initialled.
In fact, no one–not Poe, Sgt. Hill, the Davises or Domingo
Benevides—would identify the shells shown to them as the same ones
they found at the Tippit murder scene.
When the Dallas Police were ordered to turn over their evidence to the
FBI, they turned over one shell and only after the FBI inquired to the
whereabouts of the remaining shells were three shells “found” in a
desk drawer at Police Headquarters.
So the “chain of possession” was broken.
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Mr. BALL.Now I have here a package from the lab. Q-74 to Q-77. Would you look those over and see if there is any identification on there by you to indicate that those were the hulls given to you by Benavides?
Mr. POE. I want to say these two are mine, but I couldn’t swear to it.
Mr. BALL. Did you make a mark?
Mr. POD. I can’t swear to it; no, sir.
Mr. BALL. But there is a mark on two of these?
Mr. POE. There is a mark. I believe I put on them, but I couldn’t swear to
it. I couldn’t make them out any more.
Affidavit In Any Fact by George Jefferson Applin, Jr. as a witness to the arrest of Lee Harvey Oswald. He states that he was watching a movie in the Texas Theater when an officer with a riot gun walked down the aisle. He witnessed the officer approach a seated man and shake him down. The man then took a swing at them and held up a pistol. Applin heard the pistol snap and then a large group of officers arrested the man.
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Alpin “heard the pistol snap”…but both the officer and Oswald were holding the gun when the pistol “snapped”. As both Oswald and the officer had their hands on the pistol, Alpine cannot have known who had the gun to begin with. His testimony impugns itself on these grounds/
The testimony of John Gibson was taken at 3:45 p.m., on April 8, 1964, in the office of the U.S. attorney, 301 Post Office Building, Bryan and Ervay Streets, Dallas, Tex., by Mr. Joseph A Ball, assistant counsel of the President’s Commission.
Mr. BALL. Did you see the lights come on in that theatre?
Mr. GIBSON. Yes.
Mr. BALL. Had you paid any attention to other people who had come in the theatre before the lights came on?
Mr. GIBSON. No.
Mr. BALL. Tell me what happened after the lights came on?
Mr. GIBSON. Well, when the lights came on, of course, as I said before, I know most of the people that work there in the show and I got up and started to the front to ask where the head usher or the girl was that works these lights–if something was wrong–I thought maybe they had a fire.
Mr. BALL. You say you started to the front, you mean you started into the lobby?
Mr. GIBSON. I started to the lobby, and just before I got to the door there were two or three–anyway the first police officer that got to me was carrying a shotgun, I remember that, and he says, “Is there anybody in the balcony?”
I said, “I don’t know.” He went on up into the balcony and I stood around out in the lobby for–I don’t know–a minute or something, I guess, and they kept coming in and I stepped back inside the theatre just standing just behind where I had been sitting and I would say there were at least six or possibly more policemen downstairs. The rest of them were going upstairs…
Mr. BALL. What did you see happen?
Mr. GIBSON. Well, I was standing there watching all this going on and then the policeman started down the aisle–I would say there was another–I don’t know, maybe six or eight–started down the aisles.
Mr. BALL. When you say “down the aisles,” you mean all of the aisles?
Mr. GIBSON. Toward the screen–I don’t know if they were going down all of them or not. I don’t believe there was any–there was one policeman standing, it seems to me like, right on the other side of me, in the far aisle just behind me–I don’t think there was anybody going down the far aisle next to the wall on my side.
Mr. BALL. What aisles did you see policemen going down?
Mr. GIBSON. I saw them going down what I would call the two big center aisles, and then the next thing was–Oswald was standing in the aisle with a gun in his hand.
Mr. BALL. That’s the next thing you saw?
Mr. GIBSON. Yes, sir.
Mr. BALL. Was there anybody with him–near him?
Mr. GIBSON I couldn’t swear to that–I don’t know–you mean other policemen?
Mr. BALL. That’s what I mean–was he in the aisles?
Mr. GIBSON. Well, he was in the aisle when I saw him.
Mr. BALL. What was he doing?
Mr. GIBSON. Well, he had this pistol in his hand.
Mr. BALL. Was anybody near him?
Mr. GIBSON. Just the officers.
Oswald was not in the isle with a gun in his hand as Gibson claims, the scuffle took place at the seat where Oswald was sitting.
Gibson was standing to the entrance of the seating section in the foyer while witnessing the scuffle. As Oswald was surrounded by cops Gibson simply did not have a clear view of what was happening.
Bottom line, his assertion that Oswald was in the isle holding a gun rebukes his testimony.
This video is relevant to the planting of the pistol on Oswald in the Texas Theater in 1963:
All the officer planting the pistol had to do was what is shown in this video in how to set the hammer block so the gun won’t fire if the trigger is pulled.
This is how you can hand or plant a loaded revolver on a ‘suspect’ assuring that he won’t shoot you in the act.
Note: You will here the ‘snap’ even though the gun doesn’t fire:
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We all know by now that the HSCA was compromised by CIA interference:
Chief Counsel Blakey later stated that Joannides, instead, should have been interviewed by the Committee, rather than serving as a gatekeeper to the CIA’s evidence and files regarding the assassination. He further disregarded and suspected all the CIA’s statements and representations to the Committee, accusing it of obstruction of justice.
In the same 2003 interview, Robert Blakey, issued a statement on the Central Intelligence Agency:
“I no longer believe that we were able to conduct an appropriate investigation of the [Central Intelligence] Agency and its relationship to Oswald…. We now know that the Agency withheld from the Warren Commission the CIA-Mafia plots to kill Castro. Had the commission known of the plots, it would have followed a different path in its investigation.
The Agency unilaterally deprived the commission of a chance to obtain the full truth, which will now never be known. Significantly, the Warren Commission’s conclusion that the agencies of the government co-operated with it is, in retrospect, not the truth.
We also now know that the Agency set up a process that could only have been designed to frustrate the ability of the committee in 1976-79 to obtain any information that might adversely affect the Agency.
Many have told me that the culture of the Agency is one of prevarication and dissimulation and that you cannot trust it or its people. Period. End of story. I am now in that camp.”~Robert Blakey