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Online Bill Brown

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Re: Jim Leavelle
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2019, 07:16:37 AM »
Along with two assassination researchers, I had the pleasure to spend five hours with Jim Leavelle back in June of this year at his residence.  Jim was happy to have us, you could tell that by the way he talked to us.  He spent about forty-five minutes talking about the assassination and Oswald.  The rest of the time, he talked about Pearl Harbor, his wife Taimi and a few hours of stories related to his time as a member of the Dallas Police Department.  Each time he finished a story, he would pause for maybe ten seconds before asking us if we wanted to hear another one.  We hung on his every word.  In five short hours, I could easily tell that Jim Leavelle was a great man.  Jim was much more than simply the guy who was handcuffed to Oswald.  That Bob Jackson photo made him famous, but it certainly did not define him.

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Offline Charles Collins

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« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2019, 01:00:21 PM »
Along with two assassination researchers, I had the pleasure to spend five hours with Jim Leavelle back in June of this year at his residence.  Jim was happy to have us, you could tell that by the way he talked to us.  He spent about forty-five minutes talking about the assassination and Oswald.  The rest of the time, he talked about Pearl Harbor, his wife Taimi and a few hours of stories related to his time as a member of the Dallas Police Department.  Each time he finished a story, he would pause for maybe ten seconds before asking us if we wanted to hear another one.  We hung on his every word.  In five short hours, I could easily tell that Jim Leavelle was a great man.  Jim was much more than simply the guy who was handcuffed to Oswald.  That Bob Jackson photo made him famous, but it certainly did not define him.

That must have been an amazing experience. Lately I have been reading mostly autobiographies and interviews, etc of some of the witnesses and participants in the events surrounding the assassination. And there are some eye-opening revelations there. John Connally’s book “In History’s Shadow” is the latest one for me. He led quite an extraordinary life. And I can tell from your post that Jim Leavelle did too. Thanks.

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« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2019, 05:24:58 PM »
Retired Dallas Detective Jim Leavelle, Who Escorted Lee Harvey Oswald When He Was Killed By Jack Ruby, Has Died At 99

~snip~

On the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, Leavelle investigated the murder of Dallas Police Officer J.D. Tippit.

He interrogated Lee Harvey Oswald about the crime.

“I had about 15-20 minutes with Oswald. I didn’t say a word about the President because I had no idea he was involved in that. All I was talking to him about was Officer Tippit’s murder.”

~snip~

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Leavelle
REPORT ON OFFICER"S DUTIES IN REGARDS TO OFFICER TIPPIT"S MURDER
http://jfk.ci.dallas.tx.us/15/1519-001.gif
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Warren Commission Hearings, Volume VII
Current Section: James R. Leavelle

-snip-

Mr. Ball. You took part in the investigation, did you not, as a member of
the Dallas Police Department?


Mr. Leavelle. A minor part you might say. I didn't have much to do with
Oswald myself.


-snip-

Mr. Ball. Anybody ask him about a gun, whether or not he bought a rifle?

Mr. Leavelle I am sure they did. I remember some of them asking about
the rifle and about it being sent to the box here in Dallas but I do not recall.
I am not sure he denied it but I do not recall what his exact denial was.


Mr. Ball. You say he denied it. Do you remember whether or not he denied
that he had bought a rifle?


Mr. Leavelle. To the best of my knowledge I do. He did deny it but I would
not swear to it


Mr. Ball. Was anything said about a revolver?

Mr. Leavelle I am sure they asked him something about the revolver, too,
but I do not recall what it was.


-snip-

Mr. Ball Did you make any notes of the conversations?

Mr. Leavelle. No. I did not myself. That was the only time I ever sat in on
the interrogation of him by Captain Fritz or anyone.


Mr. Ball. Is that the first time you had seen Oswald?

Mr. Leavelle. No; I had seen him of course, the first day he was arrested
and when they brought him in and out of the office taking him to and from the
jail and of course, I had saw him at the showups, what have you.


Mr. Ball. Had you ever talked to him before?

Mr. Leavelle. No; I had never talked to him before.

-snip-

Mr. Stern. He engaged in banter with you and police officials?

Mr. Leavelle. Not with me because I didn't have occasion to question him,
but he did always smile and never hesitated for an answer, always had an answer.


http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?docId=41&relPageId=270



“I had about 15-20 minutes with Oswald. I didn’t say a word about the President because I had no idea he was involved in that. All I was talking to him about was Officer Tippit’s murder.”

Mr. Stern. He engaged in banter with you and police officials?

Mr. Leavelle. Not with me because I didn't have occasion to question him,
but he did always smile and never hesitated for an answer, always had an answer.



Hmmmm???   Leavelle says he talked to Lee Oswald for about 15 or 20 minutes ......  But..... "I didn't have occasion to question him" .

I believe Leavelle was confused and desperate to confuse others.....
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« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2019, 09:08:36 PM »
Retired Dallas Detective Jim Leavelle, Who Escorted Lee Harvey Oswald When He Was Killed By Jack Ruby, Has Died At 99

~snip~

On the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, Leavelle investigated the murder of Dallas Police Officer J.D. Tippit.

He interrogated Lee Harvey Oswald about the crime.

“I had about 15-20 minutes with Oswald. I didn’t say a word about the President because I had no idea he was involved in that. All I was talking to him about was Officer Tippit’s murder.”

~snip~

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Leavelle
REPORT ON OFFICER"S DUTIES IN REGARDS TO OFFICER TIPPIT"S MURDER
http://jfk.ci.dallas.tx.us/15/1519-001.gif
http://jfk.ci.dallas.tx.us/15/1519-002.gif
http://jfk.ci.dallas.tx.us/15/1519-003.gif

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Warren Commission Hearings, Volume VII
Current Section: James R. Leavelle

-snip-

Mr. Ball. You took part in the investigation, did you not, as a member of
the Dallas Police Department?


Mr. Leavelle. A minor part you might say. I didn't have much to do with
Oswald myself.


-snip-

Mr. Ball. Anybody ask him about a gun, whether or not he bought a rifle?

Mr. Leavelle I am sure they did. I remember some of them asking about
the rifle and about it being sent to the box here in Dallas but I do not recall.
I am not sure he denied it but I do not recall what his exact denial was.


Mr. Ball. You say he denied it. Do you remember whether or not he denied
that he had bought a rifle?


Mr. Leavelle. To the best of my knowledge I do. He did deny it but I would
not swear to it


Mr. Ball. Was anything said about a revolver?

Mr. Leavelle I am sure they asked him something about the revolver, too,
but I do not recall what it was.


-snip-

Mr. Ball Did you make any notes of the conversations?

Mr. Leavelle. No. I did not myself. That was the only time I ever sat in on
the interrogation of him by Captain Fritz or anyone.


Mr. Ball. Is that the first time you had seen Oswald?

Mr. Leavelle. No; I had seen him of course, the first day he was arrested
and when they brought him in and out of the office taking him to and from the
jail and of course, I had saw him at the showups, what have you.


Mr. Ball. Had you ever talked to him before?

Mr. Leavelle. No; I had never talked to him before.

-snip-

Mr. Stern. He engaged in banter with you and police officials?

Mr. Leavelle. Not with me because I didn't have occasion to question him,
but he did always smile and never hesitated for an answer, always had an answer.


http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?docId=41&relPageId=270

“I had about 15-20 minutes with Oswald. I didn’t say a word about the President because I had no idea he was involved in that. All I was talking to him about was Officer Tippit’s murder.”

REPORT ON OFFICER"S DUTIES IN REGARDS TO OFFICER TIPPIT"S MURDER
http://jfk.ci.dallas.tx.us/15/1519-001.gif
http://jfk.ci.dallas.tx.us/15/1519-002.gif
http://jfk.ci.dallas.tx.us/15/1519-003.gif


Would someone please point out in Leavelle's affidavit the part where he talked to Lee Oswald for 15 or 20 minutes?   ...... 

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Re: Jim Leavelle
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2019, 05:16:07 PM »
May he Rest In Peace.

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Re: Jim Leavelle
« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2019, 05:23:48 AM »
That must have been an amazing experience. Lately I have been reading mostly autobiographies and interviews, etc of some of the witnesses and participants in the events surrounding the assassination. And there are some eye-opening revelations there. John Connally’s book “In History’s Shadow” is the latest one for me. He led quite an extraordinary life. And I can tell from your post that Jim Leavelle did too. Thanks.



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Offline Walt Cakebread

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« Reply #17 on: September 03, 2019, 02:29:30 AM »


Each time he finished a story, he would pause for maybe ten seconds before asking us if we wanted to hear another one.  We hung on his every word.

The man told you he was telling tales......and you listened with rapt attention like little kids listening to Alice in Wonderland....

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« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2019, 04:49:54 AM »
Each time he finished a story, he would pause for maybe ten seconds before asking us if we wanted to hear another one.  We hung on his every word.

The man told you he was telling tales......and you listened with rapt attention like little kids listening to Alice in Wonderland....

He was telling us about his experiences.  So what?

Offline Walt Cakebread

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« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2019, 05:48:57 PM »
He was telling us about his experiences.  So what?

You're a simpleton, and a fool......

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