JFK Forensics Position Paper
On November 22, 1963, a great leader was assassinated. John F. Kennedy was said to have been shot by marksman Lee Harvey Oswald. It was said that Oswald took the shot from the 6th floor of the old book depository at Dealey Plaza. It has also been stated that Oswald acted alone, with no one else’s assistance. My personal opinion, I think Oswald did commit the assassination and worked alone. One of the most compelling pieces of evidence in the case against Lee Harvey Oswald was the sniper’s nest configuration on the 6th floor of the book depository. Since he was an ex-marine marksman, he had the experience and skill to complete the assassination. He was more than capable to have done the assassination and pull it off just by himself. He was also familiar with the rifle he used because of his sharpshooting training. One of the least compelling pieces of evidence in the case against Lee Oswald would have to be the angle the bullet traveled through JFK and governor Connally and the amount of bullets fired from the rifle in that short amount of time. Many debate on whether the bullet was shot by Oswald because of the angle of the shot, so it wasn’t the most convincing piece of evidence. Also, there were 4 shots fired in about an 8-9 second time period. Judging from the type of rifle that was shot, it was possible to shoot those amount of bullets in the given amount of time, but to be accurate proved very difficult. I side with the warren commission which states that Oswald did act alone on the assassination. Judging from the evidence put against Oswald, I am strongly convinced that he did do it and worked alone as well. Throughout the case study, I learned that Oswald had previous experience with rifles as an ex-marine marksman. The crime scene reconstruction in my opinion only furthers the notion that Oswald worked alone during the assassination of JFK. Through all of the evidence given, I strongly agree that Oswald did in fact do it...
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