JFK ASSASSINATION NOTES 52 YEARS LATER

ANNIVERSARY #52 & “SIXTH FLOOR MUSEUM” HEAD DIES!

Figure in Dallas PD Uniform On Grassy Knoll

Figure in Dallas PD Uniform On Grassy Knoll


San Francisco, CA– When the curator (see face) of the Sixth Floor JFK Assassination Museum in Dallas, TX died some months ago, Gary Mack’s death got him and the JFK assassination both national and international mainstream press. But as they say, the devil is in the details as the media attention the Kennedy Assassination received with Mack’s passing was simply a regurgitation of the “Oswald did it” sandwich, something mainstream media devours time and again.

Before I go any further, it was November 22, 1963, sitting in Miss Benedict’s class in SF’s Alvarado elementary school, the principal enters the room just prior to lunch and told the thought to be iron-willed Benedict something that shook her to the core. She went from a blackboard exercise to sitting at her desk as the a administrator told us, “President Kennedy has died.” Although things got quiet with Ms. Benedict in tears, I asked how did he die? “He died in Texas,” was all she said and left the room.

With my father grilled to the TV and reading “special edition” newspapers, something he never did before or after, my 6th birthday party set for November 24th was nixed and I was sitting on the couch at his side when gangster Jack Ruby shot a man NOT born Lee Harvey Oswald*. At this my dad just went crazy. Screaming while running up and down the hall of our Castro St. flat, a neighbor Dayton Brooks had to come over and calm him down. He kept saying, “They shot him, they shot him.” They? Read more

ARLEN “SPIDER” BYNUM: BOXER, JUDGE, REFEREE, ESQUIRE!

THAT DREADED PHONE CALL!

Dallas, TX– Having been to this “Lone Star” metropolis a dozen times or so, I’ve always looked forward to my time here. The fact is that Dallas, a “riddle wrapped in an enigma,” to steal a line from actor Joe Pesci pertaining to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, fuels an unquenchable curiosity I have. That being said, I didn’t want to come to Dallas this time. Why? In the latter part of last year, boxing judge, referee, and Texas attorney Arlen “Spider” Bynum suffered a debilitating stroke. While his wit and mind did not seem affected, the stroke left Spider in a bad state physically.

PEDRO IN TOTAL DENIAL!

A couple of months ago, Spider’s wife Charlsie called and told me his health was failing. Look, you can call me a coward if you want, but I haven’t got over losing ten people close to me in 2012, including an uncle and the Kronk Gym Goldfather Emanuel Steward. So when “Mrs. B” put forth the bad news, I cried and then stored this bit of knowledge in that small part of your brain where it is hidden, and yet at the same time is in plain view. So for the better part of two months I was the in denial Ostrich that buried my head in the ground. About ten days ago I got an email from Dallas telling me the organs of the great Arlen Bynum were shutting down. One person said that he only had a couple of days left. From total denial to total panic, Pedro was airborne, destination Dallas within 60 hours of the ominous message.

SPIDER DRUGS PEDRO IN SPAIN! Read more