MONDAY, JANUARY 10, 2011
Robert Groden, the author of several books alleging conspiracy in the assassination of President Kennedy, is now going to get back materials seized from him by the city of Dallas.
Groden was arrested in June for selling his work in Dealey Plaza, and City Hall has been doggedly pursuing a case against him despite a municipal judge throwing out the charges.
The city is appealing that decision.
Meanwhile, Groden's attorney, Bradley Kizzia, has been demanding that City Hall return the materials it took from his client.
That would include a folding table, a black stool, a cardboard box, five JFK DVDs, 13 JFK magazines and one blue pen.
Kizzia reports today that the city is ready to give it back, so long as Groden stipulates the items are his, presumably in case that would become an evidentiary matter at trial.
Kizzia agreed to such a stipulation some time ago.
"After seven months and repeated requests, the City has finally agreed to release to Robert Groden the property seized from him when he was arrested last June in Dealey Plaza for trying to sell one of his magazines on the JFK assassination. This is more than seven weeks after the municipal judge dismissed the disputed charges against Groden," Kizzia writes.
He adds: "Unfortunately, however, the City has made no offer to Groden to resolve the case and apparently intends instead to continue the questionable case via appeal.
In the meantime, the City has still not returned to Groden the cash bond money that he had to pay to gain his release from jail, now seven months after the ill-advised arrest and seven weeks after the case was dismissed (and counting)."
THE ABOVE ARTICLE WAS FROM THE CITY NEWSPAPER. THE REPORTERS, OF COURSE, ARE HOG-TIED AS TO FREEDOM OF SPEECH IF THEY WANT TO KEEP THEIR JOBS. THEY DO NOT EXPRESS HOW LIKE A POLICE STATE GRODEN'S TREATMENT HAS BEEN. BUT A DALLAS VOICE THAT'S NOT SO GAGGED BY 'DISCRETION' HAS THIS TO SAY:
By Chasing Robert Groden from Dealey Plaza, City Hall Conspires to Make Dallas Look Asinine,
Let's not even get into the underlying issue of whether Robert Groden should be able to sell his books and magazines about the Kennedy assassination on Dealey Plaza downtown. Just for grins, let's put that to one side.