JFK Assassination Pt.II

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JFK Assassination Pt.II

Kynzee Favano and Sandra Tobar

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Lee Harvey Oswald was a former US marine from New Orleans, Louisiana. He had served for three years and was then honorably discharged. Some believe he was framed to take the fall for the assassination because of his convenient placing at the scene of he crime. Oswald had recently taken a job at the Texas School Book Depository. He was at work the day of the assassination. When asked if he was in the building at the time of the shooting, he replied, “Naturally, sir. I work in that building. Naturally, I’d be there.” Those who advocate for his innocence to this day, think he was a convenient scapegoat. He could be placed at the scene, he had obtained guns in the past few months, one of which was the rifle used to kill JFK, and he had traveled to Mexico City just six weeks before and was suspected of meeting with Cuban and Soviet Union officials, parts of a Communist regime. Arrested only hours later at the Texas Theater for carrying a gun, Oswald asked for a lawyer on several occasions. Despite his rights, he was denied any kind of legal representation. The interrogation was never recorded in any way so there is no information about what was said in the interrogation room during the twelve hours he was questioned. Oswald never assumed guilt. In fact, he gave an alibi of having been eating lunch with two other coworkers who were confirmed to be in the break room, three floors down on the other side of the building at the time of the shooting. This was ignored and he was detained for the murder of the president. Only two days after the death of President Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald was shot down by Jack Ruby before he could even receive a trial. Ruby is suspected of having been enlisted by Kennedy’s true assassins to get rid of Oswald because they were worried he would tell the truth. What is for certain is that Oswald never received a trial or a chance to prove himself innocent.

Whether it’s a magic bullet, the innocence of Oswald, or two shooters, speculation continues to surround JFK’s assassination. Commemorated as the youngest US President to be in office, he restored the nation from a recession, established the Peace Corps, and signed the Equal Pay Act of 1963 giving females all over the country equal salaries, JFK will go down in history as one of the best world leaders.

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