The Warren Commission
The Warren Commission Report was initiated to re- investigate the assassination of former PresidentJohn F. Kennedy.This report was named after Earl Warren who, at the time was the acting Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Commission was established in 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson.The commission was concerned with the circumstances, evidence, forensics and testimony that encompassed the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963 and, the murder of Kennedy’s accused assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, by a nightclub operator, Jack Ruby. Ruby shot and killed Oswald two days after the assassination of Kennedy. The 26 volumes, 296,000-word report, is based on the testimony of 552 witnesses taken over a period of one year, following the assassination of Kennedy.(www.nara.com)
The Warren Commission carried out an intensive, exhaustive investigation and submitting the report the following year on September 24, 1964. The main conclusions were that Oswald and Ruby ;acting alone and without advice or assistance,;(www.nara.com) had fired the shots that killed President Kennedy and that no evidence indicated that either Lee Harvey Oswald or Jack Ruby had any part of a conspiracy, domestic or foreign, to assassinate the formerpresident. Despite the commission’s findings, speculation persisted that others had been involved in the assassination and that Kennedy had been the victim of a conspiracy by the Soviet Union, Cuba, The House Select Committee or, organized crime figures.(www.nara.com)
At this point of time in history, no body considered the nature of a possible security risk when announcing the route, time and travel for a President in a convertible waving from motorcade.
Chronologically, the President's aircraft landed at Dallas' Love Field.
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