Thursday, February 27, 2014

Article in New Orleans Times Picayune website about how unfairly treated Clay Shaw was, yeah, boo-boo, cry me a river, but it has links to some great photos.

After JFK's assassination, D. A. Jim Garrison's investigation rips into the life of Clay Shaw.  

Surrounded by U.S. marshals who arrested him at this lakefront home Wednesday, District Attorney Jim Garrison is led to the St. Louis Street entrance to the federal court, July 1, 1971. He was booked on federal charges of accepting bribes to protect illegal pinball gambling. ( | The Times-Picayune archive)

Admirers surround a smiling DA Jim Garrison as he emerges from the Federal Courts Building on Royal Street in New Orleans, September 28, 1973, after a jury found him not guilty in the pinball bribery trial. (James N. Pitts, | The Times-Picayune archive)

Perry Russo, right, key witness in the New Orleans district attorneyís assassination probe, is led from a grand jury session by James Alcock, assistant district attorney, March 23, 1967 after Russo appeared before the secret body that later indicted Clay Shaw on a charge of conspiring to assassinate President Kennedy. Russo testified at a preliminary hearing last week that he heard Shaw plotting to murder President Kennedy at a meeting with David Ferrie and Lee Harvey Oswald. (AP archive/Jack Thornell)

Jim Garrison bans T-P reporter Joe Darby from a press conference at the Fontainebleau Motor Hotel, February 20, 1967. Garrison said he would call a halt to the conference if Darby entered. Moments later an investigator for Garrison shoved Darby from the room. L-R: Unidentified man, Joe Darby [back to camera], Jim Garrison, unidentified man, Andrew J. Sciambra, right. Garrison called the conference to publicly discuss for the first time his investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. (Photo by Mike Bates, The Times-Picayune archive)

Dean Andrews Jr., in dark glasses, flashes a smile as he is held on all sides by sheriff's deputies as he is escorted off to jail, Aug. 14, 1967, following his conviction of perjury in connection with his grand jury testimony in an alleged New Orleans plot to assassinate President Kennedy. Andrews, a 44-year-old attorney, was found guilty on three of five perjury counts. (AP archive/Jack Thornell)

Baron Robert Silvercruys, left, Belgian ambassador to the United States, cuts ribbon to Belgium's new offices in the International Trade Mart in New Orleans. Looking on are Clay Shaw, center, the mart's managing director, and Mayor 'Chep' Morrison Sept. 9, 1948. ( | The Times-Picayune archive)

Clay Shaw, center, walks away from the Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office following his arrest on March 1, 1967. Flanking him are his attorney, Edward F. Wegmann, left, and an investigator for the DA's office. Photo originally published on March 2, 1967. ( | The Times-Picayune archive)

Charles I. Spiesel (right) a New York accountant, leads the Clay Shaw jury on a tour of several French Quarter apartments as he attempted to point out the building where he testified he was introduced to Clay Shaw by the late David Ferrie in the summer of 1963. Standing in the doorway at upper left is Clay Shaw, who is charged in the case and at center facing the apartment is Judge Edward Haggerty Jr. (AP archive)

Being toasted by his attorneys who waged the battle that won his freedom is Clay L. Shaw, center, F. Irvin Dymond, left, his chief counsel, and Edward F. Wegmann, right. They met Saturday ata a press conference at the home of Wegmann, 350 Broadway March 2, 1969. ( | The Times-Picayune archive)

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