JFK Conspiracy Theorist Robert Groden Sues City Over Prosecution

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Robert Groden's malicious prosecution suit against the city is about basic constitutional rights today, not who shot JFK 50 years ago.
Just when you thought I would never talk about the Kennedy assassination and the Sixth Floor Museum again, I'm baaack. But, look, I'm only baaack because Robert Groden is baaack, this time with a state district court lawsuit against the city for malicious prosecution.

Groden is the nationally known New York Times best-selling author and expert on the Kennedy assassination who has been ticketed and arrested more than 80 times over many years by city police. The police have busted him repeatedly for lecturing and selling books in Dealey Plaza, where Kennedy was murdered a half century ago, even though city laws at the time specifically allowed selling books there.

At one point the city charged him specifically with selling books in a park without a license. Groden's lawyer, Bradley Kizzia, asked the city if they gave out licenses to sell books in parks. Ummm, no. No such thing. Pretty clever, eh? We're arresting you because you don't have a license, and, no, you can't get a license, because there is no such thing as a license.

Not clever at all, according to the lawsuit filed a few days ago by Kizzia. Just plain old garden-variety "malicious prosecution" -- arresting somebody because he pisses you off, even though you know he's not breaking the law.

Why did this take so long? The events in question took place four years ago. Why would it take Groden this long to decide he was the victim of a malicious prosecution? Kizzia ran it down for me yesterday:

You can't file a malicious prosecution suit, he said, unless you're innocent of the charges. Literally every single ticket and arrest of Groden has been tossed out eventually by the courts after judges figured out there was no law against what Groden was doing. But the city kept appealing, which meant Groden was not officially innocent yet. As long as it was on appeal, Groden couldn't claim malicious prosecution.

Last year the appeals court finally said, "This is crap," not in so many words, and more recently the city grudgingly admitted it had no where else to go with it, finally opening the door to a malicious prosecution action by Groden.

In the meantime a separate federal civil rights suit filed by Groden four years ago has been moping along in the courts. It hasn't produced any definitive ruling so far except that the judge did allow Kizzia to do discovery, which produced a string of very interesting documents. You can read them yourself at the end of the petition below.

We will keep in mind, I am sure, that officials of the Sixth Floor may offer a different interpretation of these documents when they get a chance. But on the face of them the documents do seem to show a deep involvement by the museum in efforts to have Groden bullied out of Dealey Plaza by the police, all of which flies in the face of early denials by Sixth Floor director Nicola Longford of any involvement.

Why would Longford want Groden kicked out of a public place where he was breaking no law? Oh, well, I guess we'll have to wait for her to answer that question in her own way. I suspect it was not her idea. I suspect somebody else told her to get it done.

That's where I'm hoping this will go. Who is it who pulls the strings on everything Kennedy in this town? Who ordered up the crackdown?

Whenever I write about Groden, I always get comments from people, who probably think they are conservative, saying that they don't like the look of Groden's sale booth in the plaza and they don't give a shit, they want it gone whatever it takes. I guess that's a conservative position, if we think of Joe Stalin as a conservative.

I don't think so. To me, Groden is the conservative, fighting for the preservation of basic freedoms, and Kizzia ... I have no idea what Kizzia is except a very good lawyer. Together they are fighting the good fight against someone, we know not yet who, who has ruled over this entire sordid scenario with arrogance and disregard for the basic rights of others. I hope this thing doesn't settle before we get a good mug shot.

Groden (6th Floor) - P's Original Petition & RFD - File Stamped by Schutze

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123morrow
123morrow

The Sixth Floor Museum, and the board that controls it, is a disgrace and is dedicated to covering up Dallas' own and LBJ's participation in the JFK assassination. The exhibits produced up there are a sick joke designed to foster this "cover up" of a blatant coup d'etat abetted by the Dallas business elite of 1963 and LBJ.


 If you want to get quickly “up to speed” on the JFK assassination, here is what to read:

1) LBJ: The Mastermind of the JFK Assassination by Phillip Nelson

2) The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ  by Roger Stone

3) JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why it Matters by James Douglass

4) Brothers: the Hidden History of the Kennedy Years by David Talbot

5) The Dark Side of Camelot by Seymour Hersh

6) Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty by Russ Baker

7) Power Beyond Reason: The Mental Collapse of Lyndon Johnson by Jablow Hershman

8) Operation Cyanide: Why the Bombing of the USS Liberty Nearly Caused World War III by Peter Hounam (LBJ engineered the attack on the USS Liberty)

9) Inside the Assassinations Records Review Board  Volume 5, by Doug Horne

10) Watch "The Men Who Killed Kennedy - the Guilty Men - episode 9" at YouTube -

best video ever on the JFK assassination; covers well Lyndon Johnson's role

11) Google the essay “LBJ-CIA Assassination of JFK” by Robert Morrow

brookethecrook2011
brookethecrook2011

   In this day and time we try to teach our children to not bully others and to step in to help those weaker or different, the city of Dallas authorities are not with the program.  Now why is that?  Let's see.  They were warned 79 times that the charges against Mr. Grodan wouldn't stick.  They conspired with other agencies to do harm to him.  In addition, they maded up new charges (lied) that he was breaking laws.   So what can be done with groups like that?  What do the citizens of Dallas think?  Let me know right here in this column, please.





masacasa11
masacasa11

After reading the following comments on the Web I have decided to retract my initial comments:'For those who view him as a hero, Robert Groden represents an opportunity to get a person with CT views into the clique that controls the 6th floor museum & change the theme from 'Oswald did it' to 'maybe Oswald didn't do it or he had help'. This opportunity is important to these people. They believe at the very least Robert Groden will let visitors look out the alleged
sniper's nest window instead of keeping it blocked off. As far as his
presence in Dealey Plaza, they see him as the sacrificial lamb suffering
the harassment of a biased group of people attempting to distort American
history. They see the photos some find offensive as just putting the
evidence out in the open, something the Kennedy family has failed to do.
They don't see this as 'greed vs. greed' at all; they see this as 'good
vs. evil'.

I didn’t realize how unhappy some folks are with the people controlling the museum. The situation is pathetic. I hope it gets corrected soon when this court action is settled. I apologize to Mr. Groden.

masacasa11
masacasa11

Many see this situation as greed vs. greed, where greed will be victorious no matter which side wins. Not mentioned is the fact that Robert Groden has an online business to sell his merchandise, it's not like he has to be in Dealey Plaza on the grassy knoll to make sales. Also not mentioned is the fact he sells autopsy photographs of President Kennedy that have not been released by the Kennedy family. He does this mere yards from where JFK was shot down & murdered. Some believe he instigated the tension looking to sue Dallas & pocket some serious 'they've been mean to me' damages money. Dallas has to be sick of this by now, how many homeless people could have been taken off the street with the money lost of Mr. Groden's selfish behalf? If one likens the President to the head of a lion pride, it's possible this case may seen some Presidential influence with Caroline Kennedy now an Ambassador. A lion will unhesitantly protect its lioness.


I didn't see my 1st submission post so I'm posting it again in case it fell through the cracks.

FrankieVegas
FrankieVegas

I hope the Sixth Floor Museum faces some real consequences for their part in the torment of Mr Groden. How disgusting.
When it comes to the Kennedy assassination the govt and institutions like the 6FM tend to act high and mighty, and try to crush the average person. Dr Cyril Wecht and his 46 false charges spring to mind.
If these institutions are trying to make it appear that there was no conspiracy in this case they are doing a very poor job of it.
Shame on you Sixth Floor Museum, resorting to human rights abuses is never the answer. It does look like you will go to any length to stop the questioning of the official story by the public however.

brookethecrook2011
brookethecrook2011

    Thank you Mr. Schutze for keeping the Robert Grodan vs. City of Dallas lawsuit in the forefront.  Please keep up the good work and let us know how this suit works it's way through the Courts. 

wneuls
wneuls

Conservatives? That is irrelevant. Its the good old boy mentality that exists in Dallas still to this day. He isn't playing by their rules. It messes up the way their vision of downtown should be.

WhiteWhale
WhiteWhale

So if Groden gets a settlement will he buy a pair of Bruno Magli?

ozonelarryb
ozonelarryb

Good example holding up present day conservatives as often statists, reactionaries.

NewsDog
NewsDog

The City will probably find a way to get this forced into arbitration and have all depositions (evidence of facts) sealed.

oakclifftownie
oakclifftownie

WOW someone was killed near Dealey Plaze ?


Who knew ?

Montemalone
Montemalone topcommenter

This guy's life certainly isn't boring.

I can't imagine spending my days for the past 4 years dealing with that.

I wonder how much it's going to cost us?

ruddski
ruddski topcommenter

"This is crap"

What took the court so long to see the obvious?

P1Gunter
P1Gunter

Wow. Two straight days of Stalin references. Well done. Can we get a Mussolini tomorrow?

123morrow
123morrow

@wneuls  I am a Tea Party conservative, I voted for Ted Cruz and I complete support Robert Groden in his efforts to tell the truth about the JFK assassination. Robert Groden is a national hero.

WhiteWhale
WhiteWhale

@wneuls It's good to be king and make a peasant dance and if there are negative consequences other peasants pay the bill.

JimSX
JimSX topcommenter

Thinking more along lines of Greg Abbott/Ted Nugent.

ruddski
ruddski topcommenter

Its a bow to Sochi.

P1Gunter
P1Gunter

Well in that case let's get some Lenin or Trotsky. Maybe a little Brezhnev. He's got options.

ruddski
ruddski topcommenter

But Stalin was a lefty favorite son, so his name is probably tip 'o the tongue.

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