Ecker's JFK Web Page

The motorcade at Main and Houston

The Assassination

Treason doth never prosper, what's the reason? For if it prosper,
none dare call it treason.
(Sir John Harrington)

President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963. In 1964 the Warren Commission reached the foreordained conclusion that Lee Harvey Oswald, who was murdered by Jack Ruby while in Dallas Police custody, was the lone assassin, firing three shots from above and behind JFK's limo in Dealey Plaza. (To reach this conclusion, and account for all the wounds, the commission had to concoct the so-called single bullet theory.)

In 1979 the House Select Committee on Assassinations reached the conclusion that JFK was assassinated probably as the result of a conspiracy. A crucial factor in that conclusion was an acoustical study, based on a Dallas Police Department dispatch recording, indicating a fourth shot, fired from the right front, specifically from the Grassy Knoll.

The acoustical evidence is a subject of dispute, but is only one piece of the puzzle. Thanks to four decades of work by researchers, and the release by the Assassination Records Review Board in the 1990s of millions of pages of documents related to JFK's murder, there exists today more evidence than ever of a conspiracy and cover-up.

I've created this links page to direct those interested to a few of the very best web pages dealing with the JFK assassination. I've also included links to seven articles of my own on the subject.

Why, after over half a century, does the assassination still matter? Because in Dealey Plaza a president of the United States was removed from office by public execution. No civilized society that calls itself democratic should tolerate coup d'etats and the murder of its elected officials. And it's time for some closure, after all these years, by knowing the truth--for the nation, and for those of us old enough to remember that tragic day all too well.

Ron Ecker

The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.(attributed to Thomas Jefferson)

Moorman Photo
The Moorman photo, taken right after the fatal head shot,
with the Grassy Knoll in background

Mary Ferrell Foundation - A vast searchable electronic archive of documents, back issues of journals (The Fourth Decade, Kennedy Assassination Chronicles, and Dealey Plaza Echo), and other materials relating to the JFK assassination.

JFK Assassination Debate - A valuable research and discussion section of The Education Forum.

JFK Facts - Website moderated by journalist Jefferson Morley, including an article by attorney Dan Hardway on how the CIA is not complying with the law in the 2017 release of JFK documents.

History Matters - Rex Bradford's comprehensive collection of documents of the Warren Commission, House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA), and the Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB); the site also includes excerpts from the insightful works of researcher Peter Dale Scott.

See the ARRB staff memo of senior analyst Doug Horne revealing that two different brains may have been examined by the JFK autopsy pathologists. (See Horne's defense of his work against the attack by Vincent Bugliosi in the latter's book Reclaiming History.)

See also Doug Horne's presentation of evidence that the Zapruder film was altered at CIA photographic facilities on the weekend of the assassination. (The authenticity of the Z-film has long been a debated issue among assassination researchers, but Horne's work has broken new ground.)

Kennedys and King - Jim DiEugenio's website, covering the JFK, RFK and MLK assassinations, features articles, news, interviews and book reviews, as well as archived material from Probe magazine and Jim's former website CTKA.

The John F. Kennedy Assassination Information Center - Included on Mike Russ's website are the Warren Commission Report and the alphabetized testimony of WC, House Committee, and ARRB witnesses.

Films taken that day can be viewed at Dave Reitzes's website. Zapruder film frames can be viewed individually at John Costella's Combined Edit Frames.

Dark Corners, the website of researcher Allan Eaglesham, includes Horne's work on the Z-film, Eaglesham's work on the death of William Pitzer at Bethesda (suicide or murder?), and more. - Greg Burnham's website features interviews, articles, and a research forum.

For assassination-related photos, see Robin Unger's JFK Assassination Research Galleries.

The Jim Garrison Investigation - A page of links provided by Dave Reitzes on the Garrison investigation and Clay Shaw trial on which Oliver Stone's movie JFK was based.

A comprehensive Dealey Plaza map by Don Roberdeau features the locations of witnesses and many other details at the time of the assassination.

Jack Ruby shooting Lee Harvey Oswald
two days after the assassination

From Grimsby with Love - On Albert Osborne, the mysterious "itinerant preacher" who sat next to Oswald on his bus trip to Mexico City, and who never quit lying to the FBI.

Greetings from Lee Harvey Oswald - My speculative take on what JFK's accused assassin might say to America today.

Hell in Miami - The story of Cuban exile Jose Aleman, one of the innocent people tragically caught in the web of the JFK conspiracy.

Jack Ruby's Dog - Does Ruby's dog Sheba help prove a conspiracy in the JFK murder?

Our Man in Powder Springs - A look at Mitch WerBell and the JFK Assassination.

The Tokyo Flight - How almost all Cabinet members happened to be out of the country, together in one airplane, when JFK was assassinated.

The Umbrella Man - Who were the two mysterious figures, called the Umbrella Man and the Dark Complected Man, who calmly sat down together after the shooting on Elm Street?

The eternal flame

There is one safeguard known generally to the wise, which is
an advantage and security to all, but especially to democracies
as against despots. What is it? Distrust.

Copyright 2003 by Ronald L. Ecker

Updated December 6, 2017

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