posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 12:01 PM
reply to post by Onboard2
If he was innocent, why would he kill a police officer?
We don't know if he did kill a police officer or not though (his name was Jefferson Davis Tippit btw - Often referred to as J. D. Tippit). Some
witnesses describe someone that fits the description of Oswald, some witnesses describe someone who looks very different and with different clothing
and some witnesses claim there was 2 individuals involved in the slaying - this alone if true providing proof of a "conspiracy". Multiple witnesses
claim the assassin came from 2 different locations also.. And so on.
A pretty good article to read would be this
by Michael T. Griffith, IMO
anyway. It makes some good points I think. Here's a snippet of particular interest:
What is this evidence? For example, several witnesses said the assailant was wearing a jacket that was darker than the light-gray jacket that the
WC claimed the killer was wearing. Yet, other witnesses said the man was wearing a light-colored jacket. (For that matter, the jacket was initially
described as "white.") At least two witnesses, and quite possibly three, said two men were involved in the Tippit slaying, and one of them saw the
gunman jump into a car that proceeded to speed away from the scene. The police were searching for a car that was reportedly connected to the Tippit
shooting. There is a credible report that a second man was arrested and removed from the Texas
The point is there is no direct evidence to say Oswald was a shooter thus closing this part of the case, not as of right now anyway.
Anyway another source of particular interest, and one looking at the description of the shooter(s) would be this one:
Spartacus.Schoolbook.net - J. D. Tippit
Here's another snippet of interest:
Witnesses at the scene of the assassination claimed they had seen shots being fired from behind a wooden fence on the Grassy Knoll and from the
Texas School Book Depository. The police investigated these claims and during a search of the Texas School Book Depository they discovered on the
floor by one of the sixth floor windows, three empty cartridge cases. They also found a Mannlicher-Carcano rifle hidden beneath some boxes.
Oswald was seen in the Texas School Book Depository before (11.55 a.m.) and just after (12.31 p.m.) the shooting of John F. Kennedy. At 12.33 Oswald
was seen leaving the building and by 1.00 p.m arrived at his lodgings. His landlady, Earlene Roberts, later reported that soon afterwards a police car
drew up outside the house and sounded the horn twice and moved on. Roberts claimed that Oswald now left the building.
Tippit was one of the few officers in the Dallas Police Force not to be called to Dealey Plaza to help investigate the assassination. Instead, at
12.45 p.m. he was sent to the Oak Cliff section of Dallas.
At 1.16 p.m. Tippit approached a man, later identified as Lee Harvey Oswald, walking along East 10th Street. Domingo Benavides, later testified that
after a short conversation, Oswald pulled out a hand gun and fired four shots at Tippit. However, Acquilla Clemons, who was sitting on a porch of a
house close by, claimed that there were two men involved in the attack on Tippit. Another witness, Frank Wright, also claimed that Tippit was shot by
Another witness, Helen Markham, also saw the killing. However, she described the killer as being short and somewhat on the heavy side, with slightly
bushy hair." Later, Markham identified Oswald in a police lineup, but this was after she had seen his photograph on television.
Warren Reynolds did not see the shooting but saw the gunman running from the scene of the crime. He claimed that the man was not Oswald. After he
survived an attempt to kill him, he changed his mind and identified Oswald as the man he had seen.
J. D. Tippit was buried in the memorial plot at Laurel Land Memorial Park,
Whether he was involved in the shooting of Tippit, It's unknown. Possible, but unknown.
edit on 18-10-2011 by Rising Against because: (no