This year marks 50 years after the creation of the Warren Report – an evaluation of the murder of President John Kennedy that devolved into a cover-up. Not everyone was a conscious participant, but some of the Commission and staff members knew they were burying evidence that would exonerate the accused assassin Lee Oswald. Since Oswald consistently declared that he was innocent, it’s just not right to proclaim his guilt based on evidence that actually indicates that he was framed.
The best way to address such a disaster is with a compelling presentation showing not only reasonable doubt of Oswald’s guilt, but that there was never enough evidence for any case against Oswald to go to a jury.
What we need is a citizens’ body with subpoena power that can address this outrage and other contested events.
A quick rebuttal of the Warren Report can be done even though we don’t have a couple of crucial tools that would make the task much easier.
One is to cross-examine the Warren Commission witnesses with first-hand information, which has been described as the greatest engine for uncovering the truth.
The other is to work with government-funded defense experts to challenge the Warren Commission experts, who were widely lauded as the leading lights in the land.