R | | Drama, History, Thriller
New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.
Garrison tells the jury that fifty-one witnesses thought they heard shots from the grassy knoll. Harold Feldman's article "Fifty-One Witnesses: The Grassy Knoll" was published in 1965.
"To sin by silence when we should protest makes cowards of men." - Ella Wheeler Wilcox
President Eisenhower: ...We have been compelled to create a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions. And to do this three and a half million men and women are directly engaged...
Garrison claims that Oswald's statements while in custody would be inadmissible in court. Because this assertion in based on a contrary to fact condition, it can never be verified. Neither can the assertion that Oswald's statements made while in custody would be admissible. In 1964, the Supreme Court ruled Danny Escobedo's murder confession to be inadmissible, because he made it in police custody after his requests to obtain a lawyer were refused. If Oswald had been tried, if he had chosen not to testify and if the courts held that giving him only brief opportunities to find a lawyer and continuing to question him after his efforts were unsuccessful constituted a denial of his right to counsel, his statements in custody would have been inadmissible.
Closing statement: What Is Past Is Prologue
In another flashback, Oswald is introduced to the New Orleans Cuban community and meets Sylvia Odio, leader of an underground anti-Castro movement.
$5,223,658 22 December 1991