Kennedy, died on Feb. He was Weisberg had retired to be a Maryland chicken farmer and writer by the time of the shooting in Dallas in He wrote four more sequels, each devoted to evidence in the commission report and to government documents that he uncovered using the Freedom of Information Act.

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In this sequel he shows how the agencies of the investigation—the FBI, the Secret Service, the Dallas police, and the lawyers who worked for the Commission—made this possible by often corrupting evidence and consistently avoiding pursuit of clear and critical evidence pointing to and defining a conspiracy.

The author demonstrates that their failure was rooted not only in institutional inability but also in a deliberately twisted investigative structure. Weisberg retired from his job and had become a Maryland chicken farmer and writer when John F.

Kennedy was shot in Dallas in Weisberg detested the way the government investigated the assassination and published a response out of his own pocket stating that the decision reached by the Warren Commission was inconclusive with the evidence collected. This response was entitled "Whitewash" and published in Weisberg followed with another book published by Dell and titled "Whitewash II" in , which questions the tie sequence accepted by the Warren Commission.

He wrote four more sequels to his original; each one devoted to different evidence from the Warren Commission as well as documents he himself uncovered using the Freedom of Information Act. In fact, when Weisberg died he had collected over , government papers on the assassination. His devotion to the truth about what happened that day inspired Jim Garrison, a New Orleans District Attorney to search out and prosecute conspiracy suspects. He was hired as an investigator for James Earl Ray and believed that Ray was innocent of the crime.

He wrote yet another book on this investigation called "Frame-Up" which was published in While Weisberg wrote about and critiqued the government, he had his own critics as well and most of his books were not well supported.

Harold Weisberg died on February 21, at the age of 88 in his home in Frederick, Maryland. Read more.


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Even in the rare, remote cases where the assassin had no comprehensible political objectives, the crimes had political consequences. Whether it is the head of a state or a lesser official, the assassination has immediate political effects. With the head of state murdered, the changes in the political structure and situation are more immediate and far-reaching. A policy change by the head of state has national and international implications. Even when his successor follows the same basic policies, there nonetheless are changes in the implementation of these policies.


Whitewash: The Report on the Warren Report

Martin Luther King Jr. He had been a journalist, a labor investigator for then-Progressive Party Sen. Robert M. La Follette Jr. In an obsession that kept him in financial hardship during the last 35 years, Mr. Weisberg came to believe that neither Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused Kennedy gunman, nor Ray was responsible for the deaths of the prominent leaders. He focused on what he considered the inadequacies of the government investigations, specifically an improper probe of the available evidence.


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