The Secret Service failed to make a move – great new article

http://www.grunge.com/29755/bizarre-things-never-made-sense-jfks-death/s/the-secret-service-failed-to-make-a-move/

The Secret Service failed to make a move    

 

 

 

 

Since the assassination of JFK was caught on several cameras depicting the gruesome murder from many angles, the occurrence has been reviewed and studied by many. As we all know, the Secret Service is most known for their fast reflexes and intimidating demeanor, but during JFK’s time in the White House, that had changed. According to Vanity Fair [quoting that article that mentions my book: http://www.vanityfair.com/news/politics/2014/10/secret-service-jfk-assassination, the President’s lax attitude had rubbed off on his staff and, as each year passed with him in office, the Secret Service grew lazier and lazier. Several former members of the Secret Service came forward about that day years later, claiming they were slow to respond to the shots fired since they’d been out partying the night before, and were sleep-deprived and even hungover.

One particular agent, Abraham Bolden, described the details of that day in his book The Echo from Dealey Plaza. He describes how he specifically remembers that after JFK was shot, an agent shouted, “I knew it would happen. I told those playboys that someone was going to get the president killed if they kept acting like they did. Now it’s happened.” Bolden also discussed what it was like being one of the only African-Americans on the Secret Service team, and the racism he had to deal with. Soon after the book was released in 2008, Bolden was accused and convicted of attempting to sell a secret government file for $50,000 to the defendant in another case. Bolden claimed that he’d been framed for going public about the partying ways of the Secret Service, and how he feels it led to the death of JFK. Framed or not, it’s clear in the videos that the everyone nearby, aside from his wife, failed to react until the third and final gunshot was fired.


The Secret Service stole Kennedy’s body    

 

 

 

After JFK was shot, he was rushed to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Texas where he was pronounced dead. Texas state law rightfully stated that the President’s body wasn’t allowed to leave the hospital until an autopsy had been performed, but the Secret Service felt differently. According to Jacob G. Hornberger, president and founder of the Future of Freedom Foundation, a dispute broke out in the hospital when Dallas medical examiner Dr. Earl Rose attempted to prevent the Secret Service from taking JFK’s body. According to Hornberger’s article “The First Step In The JFK Cover-Up,” there was a lot of shouting and cursing, before the situation forced agents to draw their guns and push their way out of the hospital with JFK’s body.

The casket holding JFK’s body was then taken on Air Force One to Anders Air Force Base, where the military supposedly conducted the autopsy. Many have speculated that this move was the first of many performed by the government to cover up the assassination of the president. When reports surfaced about exactly what happened at the hospital, the public was led to believe that this was all normal, and that breaking Texas law by practically stealing the president’s body was totally consistent with Secret Service training. However, many see this as a precaution taken to ensure that the details of JFK’s autopsy weren’t leaked to the public, especially if those details prove his assassination was a conspiracy involving our own government.

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About vincepalamara

Vincent Palamara was born in Pittsburgh and graduated from Duquesne University with a degree in Sociology. Although not even born when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, Vince brings fresh eyes to an old case. In fact, Vince would go on to study the largely overlooked actions - and inactions - of the United States Secret Service in unprecedented detail, as well as achieving a world's record in the process, having interviewed and corresponded with over 80 former agents (the House Select Committee on Assassinations had the old record of 46 with a 6 million dollar budget and supboena power from Congress), not to mention many surviving family members, White House aides, and even quite a few Parkland and Bethesda medical witnesses for a corresponding project. The result was Survivor's Guilt: The Secret Service & The Failure To Protect President Kennedy. Vince is also the author of the books JFK: From Parkland To Bethesda and The Not-So-Secret Service. All told, Vince has been favorably mentioned in over 120 JFK and Secret Service related books to date (including two whole chapters in Murder in Dealey Plaza, The Secret Service: The Hidden History Of An Enigmatic Agency by Philip Melanson, and the Final Report of the Assassination Records Review Board, among many others), often at length, in the bibliographies, and in the Secret Service - and even medical evidence - areas of these works. Vince has appeared on the History Channel, C-SPAN, A COUP IN CAMELOT, KING KILL '63, THE MAN BEHIND THE SUIT, National Geographic, PCN, BPTV, local cable access television, YouTube, radio, newspapers, print journals, at national conferences, and all over the internet. Also, Vince's original research materials, or copies of said materials, are stored in the National Archives (by request under Deed Of Gift by the ARRB), the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Harvard University, the Assassination Archives and Research Center, and the Dallas Public Library. Vince Palamara has become known (as he was dubbed by the History Channel in 2003) "the Secret Service expert." As former JFK Secret Service agent Joe Paolella proclaimed: "You seem to know a lot about the Secret Service, maybe even more than I do!" Agent Dan Emmett calls Vince a Secret Service expert in his new book.
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