Jack Ruby: A Rosetta Stone of the JFK Assassination

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Offline Michael T. Griffith

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Re: Jack Ruby: A Rosetta Stone of the JFK Assassination
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2022, 03:34:44 PM »
And then there's the testimony of Julia Ann Mercer, the wife of a U.S. Congressman. Like many witnesses, Mrs. Mercer later discovered that the FBI had brazenly misrepresented what she had said during her FBI interview. Mrs. Mercer corrected the FBI's distortion when she spoke with Jim Garrison's staff. At first, Garrison didn't believe her because, at that point, he didn't believe that FBI agents would misreport an interview and forge a signature, but Mrs. Mercer and her husband proved that the signature on the FBI interview report was not hers.

Mercer said she saw Jack Ruby driving a truck in Dealey Plaza about 90 minutes before the assassination, and that another man exited the back of the truck carrying what appeared to be a rifle case, walked up the grassy knoll, and did not return to the truck.

This is essentially the same account that she gave to the Dallas County Sheriff's Department shortly after the assassination. She didn't mention Jack Ruby because she didn't know who he was at that point. She mentioned the truck and mentioned seeing a man carrying a gun case get out of the truck and walk up the grassy knoll.

In her discussion with Garrison staffers, Mrs. Mercer related the following:

On Saturday 23 November, she had positively identified a photograph as that of the man in the driver’s seat of the pick–up truck. She had turned the photograph over and saw Jack Ruby’s name written on the back.

After seeing Ruby murder Oswald on television, she contacted the FBI and told them that Ruby had been the man sitting in the pick–up.







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Re: Jack Ruby: A Rosetta Stone of the JFK Assassination
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2022, 03:34:44 PM »

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Re: Jack Ruby: A Rosetta Stone of the JFK Assassination
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2022, 04:33:30 PM »
And then there's the testimony of Julia Ann Mercer, the wife of a U.S. Congressman. Like many witnesses, Mrs. Mercer later discovered that the FBI had brazenly misrepresented what she had said during her FBI interview. Mrs. Mercer corrected the FBI's distortion when she spoke with Jim Garrison's staff. At first, Garrison didn't believe her because, at that point, he didn't believe that FBI agents would misreport an interview and forge a signature, but Mrs. Mercer and her husband proved that the signature on the FBI interview report was not hers.

Mercer said she saw Jack Ruby driving a truck in Dealey Plaza about 90 minutes before the assassination, and that another man exited the back of the truck carrying what appeared to be a rifle case, walked up the grassy knoll, and did not return to the truck.

This is essentially the same account that she gave to the Dallas County Sheriff's Department shortly after the assassination. She didn't mention Jack Ruby because she didn't know who he was at that point. She mentioned the truck and mentioned seeing a man carrying a gun case get out of the truck and walk up the grassy knoll.

In her discussion with Garrison staffers, Mrs. Mercer related the following:

On Saturday 23 November, she had positively identified a photograph as that of the man in the driver’s seat of the pick–up truck. She had turned the photograph over and saw Jack Ruby’s name written on the back.

After seeing Ruby murder Oswald on television, she contacted the FBI and told them that Ruby had been the man sitting in the pick–up.



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Re: Jack Ruby: A Rosetta Stone of the JFK Assassination
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Re: Jack Ruby: A Rosetta Stone of the JFK Assassination
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2022, 02:58:29 AM »
I was thinking the same thing. Why didn't Baker just shoot him when he saw Oswald?

Only a sociopath would say that the police would have been justified to kill Oswald in the TSBD. For what, drinking a Coke?

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Re: Jack Ruby: A Rosetta Stone of the JFK Assassination
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Re: Jack Ruby: A Rosetta Stone of the JFK Assassination
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2022, 01:35:24 AM »
And, lo and behold, who came to visit Jack Ruby soon after he was jailed for shooting Oswald? Joseph Campisi, the number 2 Mafia guy in Dallas and a lieutenant in the Marcello crime empire. Just an innocent social visit, right?

Of course, the HSCA found that Sam and Joe Campisi since 1947, and had been seen with them on many occasions.

Also, we know from released HSCA files, that Gerry Patrick Hemming, a CIA asset, told the HSCA that he saw Ruby in Cuba in late 1959, and that Ruby sold jeeps to the Cuban Air Force (https://www.history-matters.com/archive/jfk/hsca/unpub_testimony/pdf/Hemming_3-21-78.pdf).

Hemming added that he saw Guy Banister and George DeMohrenschildt at a meeting of anti-Castro operatives in mid-1962 (Ibid.).

Hemming also revealed that after Castro took over in Cuba, he saw Oswald in the Cuban Consulate in Monterey Park, CA. He said Oswald seemed to
know a lot about Hemming's background, and this made Hemming suspicious. On another occasion, said Hemming, he encountered Oswald in late 1962, and that Oswald had been trying to infiltrate Hemming's group at the motel where they were being detained (Ibid.)

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Re: Jack Ruby: A Rosetta Stone of the JFK Assassination
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Re: Jack Ruby: A Rosetta Stone of the JFK Assassination
« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2022, 02:24:01 AM »
Joseph Campisi, the number 2 Mafia guy in Dallas
Who was #1?

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Re: Jack Ruby: A Rosetta Stone of the JFK Assassination
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Re: Jack Ruby: A Rosetta Stone of the JFK Assassination
« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2022, 01:32:54 AM »
It should be noted that the smoking gun Lafitte datebook mentions Ruby and indicates he was part of the assassination conspiracy. Hank Albarelli's bombshell new book Coup in Dallas discusses this fact and provides the most thorough analysis of Ruby I've ever read.

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« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2022, 01:32:54 AM »

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Re: Jack Ruby: A Rosetta Stone of the JFK Assassination
« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2022, 04:44:55 AM »
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If anything, the involvement of Jack Ruby is indictive of no conspiracy.
Indicative of no conspiracy? No it isn't. That's silly.
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for the DPD to kill Oswald
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the DPD still didn't kill Oswald given this golden opportunity
This idea that the Dallas Police operated as some kind of Borg Collective doesn't fly.
Most cops just do like they're told. Most genuinely thought that Oswald was the shooter.
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It's absurd to believe they somehow recruited a loose cannon like Ruby and then trusted him to remain silent for the rest of his live in prison.
Ruby didn't live very long. Joe Valachi lasted a lot longer.

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« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2022, 04:44:55 AM »

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Re: Jack Ruby: A Rosetta Stone of the JFK Assassination
« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2022, 05:00:56 PM »
I don't think Ruby was anyone's first choice for a hitman but once Oswald was in police custody, Ruby was one of the few mafia-connected people who could easily slip into and out of police headquarters in Dallas.

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Re: Jack Ruby: A Rosetta Stone of the JFK Assassination
« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2022, 06:39:46 PM »
Ruby's involvement lends itself more to the absence of a conspiracy.  The fantasy conspirators would have to recruit someone to kill Oswald in front of numerous police officers and a national TV audience and face the rest of his life in prison. And then trust this screwball to remain silent forever.  He shows up only seconds before Oswald gets in the car after running some meaningless errands and leaving his dog in the car.  Good grief.  This was the "plan" when the authorities had numerous golden opportunities to kill Oswald before he was arrested?  No sensible person can believe such nonsense.   

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Re: Jack Ruby: A Rosetta Stone of the JFK Assassination
« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2022, 06:39:46 PM »

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Re: Jack Ruby: A Rosetta Stone of the JFK Assassination
« Reply #19 on: July 15, 2022, 06:46:08 PM »
I don't think Ruby was anyone's first choice for a hitman but once Oswald was in police custody, Ruby was one of the few mafia-connected people who could easily slip into and out of police headquarters in Dallas.

Good point , Jon..... And it seems that the DPD weren't protecting their suspect at all while Lee was in their custody...He was taken through the halls of the police station several times. ..... Almost inviting someone to do what Jack Ruby did.


 

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