Ruby / Tippit ?


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Offline William Connors

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Ruby / Tippit ?
« on: June 25, 2020, 04:05:37 AM »
Hi ,
   Since Ruby knew a lot of cops, they came to his clubs, he hung around the station......Any chance he knew Tippit ? Could that have given him added motivation ?

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Ruby / Tippit ?
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Offline David Monaghan

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Re: Ruby / Tippit ?
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2020, 08:35:16 AM »
Hi ,
   Since Ruby knew a lot of cops, they came to his clubs, he hung around the station......Any chance he knew Tippit ? Could that have given him added motivation ?
I'm more convinced Tippit was dirty than LHO being a shooter, His frantic behaviour beforehand reeked of someone hunting down Oswald......... to silence him.

Online Michael T. Griffith

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Re: Ruby / Tippit ?
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2020, 01:06:37 PM »
Hi, Since Ruby knew a lot of cops, they came to his clubs, he hung around the station......Any chance he knew Tippit? Could that have given him added motivation?

Ruby did not want to shoot Oswald, but the Mafia forced him to do it. Ruby even tried to warn the Dallas police that Oswald would be shot, but they didn't want to hear it. Whether or not Ruby knew Tippit had nothing to do with his reason for shooting Oswald.

On a side note, there is credible evidence that Ruby knew Oswald, and that Ruby was aware that JFK would be shot in Dealey Plaza. One of the records released by the ARRB is an FBI report that says that an informant advised that Ruby had asked him that morning if he wanted to "watch the fireworks" and that he, the informant, joined Ruby at the corner of the Postal Annex Building to watch the motorcade based on Ruby's invitation.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/jfk-files-release-john-f-kennedy-jack-ruby-fbi-watch-for-fireworks-lee-harvey-oswald-assassination-a8063826.html

One of the more exhaustive treatments of Ruby's Mafia ties and his shooting of Oswald is Dr. David Scheim's book The Mafia Killed President Kennedy. Another good book on the subject is veteran journalist Seth Kantor's book The Ruby Cover-Up.
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Offline Louis Earl

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Re: Ruby / Tippit ?
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2020, 06:07:15 PM »
This might all be true but it's hard for me to believe that anyone would have entrusted any matter of importace to either Oswald, Ruby OR Tippit. 

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Re: Ruby / Tippit ?
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2020, 06:44:13 PM »
This might all be true but it's hard for me to believe that anyone would have entrusted any matter of importace to either Oswald, Ruby OR Tippit.

I have always found this argument curious, though I've never heard it applied to Tippit.

While in the Army Air Corps, Ruby was an aircraft mechanic for three years. After he moved to Dallas, Ruby worked his way up in the nightclub business to become an owner. Castro's people in the U.S. trusted him enough to let him engage in gunrunning for them. As Mafia men went, Ruby was just as capable as anybody else of shooting Oswald with a pistol at close range, and actually Ruby was a smart pick because of his extensive connections with the Dallas police department. 

As for Oswald, he was not entrusted with anything--he was set up, and by all accounts he was frequently being checked on and guided by those who were using him. In any case, Oswald was very intelligent, read a lot, and spoke Russian fluently. In the Marine Corps, he qualified for a high security clearance and worked as a radar operator for the U-2 program at Atsugi Air Force Base, Japan. People who knew him well said he was quite intelligent and an avid reader.

Regarding Tippit, he was exactly the kind of dirty cop that might be asked to shoot a patsy.

Online Joe Elliott

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Re: Ruby / Tippit ?
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2020, 09:22:06 PM »

I'm more convinced Tippit was dirty than LHO being a shooter, His frantic behaviour beforehand reeked of someone hunting down Oswald......... to silence him.

By that logic all Dallas police officers were dirty, as evidence by their frantic behavior of hunting down the assassin of President Kennedy.

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Online Joe Elliott

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Re: Ruby / Tippit ?
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2020, 09:32:54 PM »


On a side note, there is credible evidence that Ruby knew Oswald, and that Ruby was aware that JFK would be shot in Dealey Plaza.


Yes. That makes since. Ruby knew beforehand about the assassination. But he still went down to the newspaper and paid money to put in advertisement for his club. But when he heard the assassination took place, he tried to get his money back but couldn’t. So, he then cancelled the advertisement for his club, since it would be in bad taste to advertise that weekend, even though he couldn’t get his money back.

I would take a skeptical look at that credible evidence.

Offline David Monaghan

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Re: Ruby / Tippit ?
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2020, 10:14:17 PM »
By that logic all Dallas police officers were dirty, as evidence by their frantic behavior of hunting down the assassin of President Kennedy.
Absolute rubbish, no other reports of coppers frantically pulling over cars wild eyed , not saying nothing then quickly moving on, in and out shops using the payphones also saying nothing, and being outwith his location at the crime scene  etc etc, the guy was dirty.

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