New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison televised comments on Kennedy assassination conspirators.....
Tonight I am going to talk to you about the truth and about fairy tales....about justice and about injustice.
In the months that follow you are going to learn that many of the things which some of the major news agencies have been telling you are untrue.
You are going to learn that although you are citizens of United States, information concerning the cause of the death of your president has been withheld from you.
In the months to come you will learn to your own satisfaction that President Kennedy was not killed by a lone assassin.
You will learn that here has been and continues to be a considerable effort to keep you from learning these facts.
They have lent themselves to the all out efforts to convince you that the matter has been looked into and anyone who raises a question now is irresponsible, or a trouble maker, or an enemy of the people. (SOUNDS FAMILIAR)
What's that? You say you are an American citizen and you want to see the autopsy x-rays, and you want to see the hundreds of documents that have been withheld from your view, and you want to know why these vital notes always end up being burned?
What's the matter with you? Can't you take the word of these honorable men who have looked into it for you?"
I say that the matter is NOT closed. Not in this country. I say the day has not yet arrived when the only reality is power and the ideals on which this country was built are merely words printed on paper.
I believe in this conflict between truth and power and this is exactly what this is all about that power cannot possibly slash truth out of existence. The people in this country will not let that happen.
In this case I have learned more about the human race than I really wanted to know and I have learned more about some of our government agencies than I really wanted to know and I have learned more about some of our press agencies than I cared to know.
But I am still naive enough to believe that in America the people make the decisions not a handle full of people in the Washington and the New York area.
I believe the people of America want to know the entire truth of about how their president was shot down in the streets of Dallas.