Fifty Years Later,
Kennedy Shooting Less Certain than Lincoln Conspiracy
By William Boardman
Is Dead Kennedys Just a Hard Core Punk Band to Younger Americans?
50th anniversary commemorations of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy will include a tickets-only memorial at the scene of the crime, Dealey Plaza, in Dallas, Texas. No doubt there will also be celebrations in some places, just as there were in the aftermath of the November 22, 1963, killing.
Whatever events are held, whether formal or impromptu, they will all have one thing in common: no one knows the full story of what happened. The official version put out by the Warren Commission, is long since discredited, but independent investigations have yet to present a coherent alternative narrative.
That there is such a narrative is certain, since that would be the event as it happened. One reason we don't know what happened is that our government has kept assassination-related material secret -- protecting national security secrets say secrecy defenders. Others say stonewalling.