Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Thom Hartman on Abraham Bolden W/video How a “Jackie Robinson” was Railroaded

If you haven't heard about Abraham Bolden during Black History month, it’s because after helping to prevent JFK's assassination in the weeks before Dallas, Bolden was arrested on the very day he went to Washington to tell the Warren Commission about those attempts. Caught in a maze of National Security concerns that only became clear after four million pages of JFK files were released in the 1990s, Bolden was sentenced to six years in prison, becoming America's first national security whistle blower.

Bolden went to Washington in the Spring of 1964 to tell Warren Commission staff about the Chicago and Tampa attempts, and other Secret Service laxity, such as late night drinking bouts by the agents. News reports of the late-night drinking of Secret Service agents the night before JFK's assassination were threatening to become a major scandal, but the Secret Service couldn't reveal that the agents were blowing off steam after the stress of the recent plots against JFK in Chicago and Tampa. While Warren Commission staff had heard vague rumors of the Chicago plot, they had been told nothing about the Tampa attempt (which would continued to be withheld from the later Congressional investigations into JFK's assassination). Bolden was arrested the day he arrived in Washington to talk to Warren Commission staff. Bolden himself had previously arrested both of his accusers, one of whom later admitted committing perjury against Bolden. But the Chicago judge told the jury he felt Bolden was guilty, and Bolden was convicted and sentenced to six years in jail.snip.
Common Dreams has the full story read it.

"">Please sign the petition for Agent Bolden . The petition does require you to be a member of Facebook however if you don’t want to sign there please copy and paste the text and e-mail the President directly.

Mr. Bolden has written a book, The Echo From Daley Plaza a very good read for those interested in the circumstances around the assassination of President Kennedy.

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