City Gives JFK Conspiracy Theorist Robert Groden 14-Day Reprieve, Which Means He'll Be Back at Dealey Plaza Perch Saturday Morning
|City of Dallas Municipal Archives|
|On a related note, while I was doing some Dealey Plaza research I came across this original 1939 sketch in the city's archives.|
Tandy received a letter from Assistant City Attorney James Butt, who wrote that in exchange for a 14-day delay, "the City of Dallas will forebear enforcement of respective provisions of state and city laws concerning Mr. Groden's vending activities in the Dealey Plaza area until the court rules on the hearing. This agreement does not extend to enforcement actions against obstruction of sidewalks and roadways and trespass on private property."
Tandy's delighted with this good news, no matter how temporary: "The city will not harass or try to arrest him for the next two weeks, while they try to get material together," he says, "so Robert will be out there hawking his wares starting this afternoon, if it isn't raining like a cow peeing on a flat rock." And since it is right now, more than likely Groden will return to his perch tomorrow morning starting at 11. I might go say hi, then get a cupcake.
"And if the city doesn't back off from trying to enforce this [permanently]," says Tandy, "I think we'll go to trial."