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Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Murder of Mary Pinchot Meyer

The murder of JFK continues to be the topic of much research and one of the best books written on the issue is JFK and the Unspeakable, Why He Died and Why it Matters by James Douglass who says on page 142 "We have no evidence as to who in the military-industrial complex may have given the order to assassinate President Kennedy. That the order was carried out by the Central Intelligence Agency is obvious. The CIA’s fingerprints are all over the crime and the events leading up to it.". Subsequent to JFK's murder, many others disappeared or were murdered. The murder of Mary Meyer, the socialite ex-wife of a high ranking CIA official, is just another mysterious chapter in JFK's murder because Meyer had an affair with JFK. The government attempted to convict a a poor black man, Raymond Crump, of Meyer's murder but the evidence was so contrived and unbelievable that even a 1965 jury didn't believe it and acquitted him.
In early 1976 the National Enquirer published a story that shocked the elite political class in Washington, D.C. The story disclosed that a woman named Mary Pinchot Meyer, who was a divorced spouse of a high CIA official named Cord Meyer, had been engaged in a two-year sexual affair with President John F. Kennedy. By the time the article was published, JFK had been assassinated, and Mary Pinchot Meyer herself was dead, a victim of a murder that took place in Washington on October 12, 1964. The murder of Mary Pinchot Meyer is the subject of a fascinating and gripping new book by Peter Janney...A 21-year-old black man named Raymond Crump Jr., who lived in one of the poorest sections of D.C., was arrested near the site of the crime and charged with the murder. Crump denied committing the crime....When the case came to trial, the prosecution, which was led by one of the Justice Department’s top prosecutors, called 27 witnesses and introduced more than 50 exhibits. Dovey Roundtree presented 3 character witnesses and then rested her case, without calling Ray Crump to the stand. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty. As Janney documents slowly and meticulously, the case against Ray Crump had all the makings of a good frame...
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