Without question, the Dallas district attorney did the right thing in opening a courthouse safe that held a trove of information on the JFK assassination.
The question is: why did the long line of DA’s over the past 40 years choose to keep the secrets locked up in the dark? Each knew of the stash.
Researchers need this stuff. History needs this stuff. The American people need this stuff. Because of the secrecy for decades, conspiracy nuts will take wing once more. Sigh.
What is it with law enforcement? Why this need to keep information only to themselves? Anal? Ha. That’s just half the description I would use in this case.
Warning: tout ahead.
Four of us wrote a book about our experiences as young reporters covering those four days for KRLD-TV in Dallas. Three of my co-authors knew Jack Ruby and had been to his strip joint. Wes Wise, who later was elected mayor of Dallas, even won a twist contest at the Carousel Club and his wife did not kill him. Still married, too.
I was too new to even know who Jack Ruby was or what he looked like. So, I didn’t know it was Ruby standing right next to me in the police basement just before he stepped out of the crowd and into history by firing one shot killing Lee Harvey Oswald. You’ve seen my film of the shooting on TV.
Go to Amazon and buy our book” “When the News Went Live." We wrote it for history.
And stay tuned.