Colorized by me: Lee Harvey Oswald assassination. [1237x1507]

Colorized by me: Lee Harvey Oswald assassination. [1237x1507]
Photoshopped by someone else:

http://i.imgur.com/JJLYN.jpeg

Photoshopped by someone else:

It suggest that this was not Ruby's first rodeo so to speak. Using your middle finger to pull the trigger of a snub nose revolver was a gun slinger type of method. It is used for close-in, very fast shooting where you do not bring the revolver up to aim. You place what would normally be your trigger finger along the side of the revolver. You then point to where you want the bullet to go while pulling the trigger with your middle finger. This is not something a novice would do.

How weird would it be to know a photograph of you being murdered was photoshopped like this.



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Sweater Lee Harvey Oswald was wearing when shot by Jack Ruby



Ruby's bullet entered Oswald's left side in the front part of the abdomen and caused damage to his spleen, stomach, aorta, vena cava, kidney, liver, diaphragm, and eleventh rib before coming to rest on his right side. NSFW



At 12:20 p.m., in the basement of the Dallas police station, Lee Harvey Oswald, the alleged assassin of President John F. Kennedy, is shot to death by Jack Ruby, a Dallas nightclub owner.

On November 22, President Kennedy was fatally shot while riding in an open-car motorcade through the streets of downtown Dallas. Less than an hour after the shooting, Lee Harvey Oswald killed a policeman who questioned him on the street. Thirty minutes after that, he was arrested in a movie theater by police. Oswald was formally arraigned on November 23 for the murders of President Kennedy and Officer J.D. Tippit. On November 24, Oswald was brought to the basement of the Dallas police headquarters on his way to a more secure county jail. A crowd of police and press with live television cameras rolling gathered to witness his departure. As Oswald came into the room, Jack Ruby emerged from the crowd and fatally wounded him with a single shot from a concealed .38 revolver. Ruby, who was immediately detained, claimed that rage at Kennedy’s murder was the motive for his action. Some called him a hero, but he was nonetheless charged with first-degree murder.

Jack Ruby, originally known as Jacob Rubenstein, operated strip joints and dance halls in Dallas and had minor connections to organized crime. He also had a relationship with a number of Dallas policemen, which amounted to various favors in exchange for leniency in their monitoring of his establishments. He features prominently in Kennedy-assassination theories, and many believe he killed Oswald to keep him from revealing a larger conspiracy. In his trial, Ruby denied the allegation and pleaded innocent on the grounds that his great grief over Kennedy’s murder had caused him to suffer “psychomotor epilepsy” and shoot Oswald unconsciously. The jury found him guilty of the “murder with malice” of Oswald and sentenced him to die. In October 1966, the Texas Court of Appeals reversed the decision on the grounds of improper admission of testimony and the fact that Ruby could not have received a fair trial in Dallas at the time. In January 1967, while awaiting a new trial, to be held in Wichita Falls, Ruby died of lung cancer in a Dallas hospital.

The official Warren Commission report of 1964 concluded that neither Oswald nor Ruby were part of a larger conspiracy, either domestic or international, to assassinate President Kennedy. Despite its seemingly firm conclusions, the report failed to silence conspiracy theories surrounding the event, and in 1978 the House Select Committee on Assassinations concluded in a preliminary report that Kennedy was “probably assassinated as a result of a conspiracy” that may have involved multiple shooters and organized crime. The committee’s findings, as with those of the Warren Commission, continue to be widely disputed.

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Ruby's bullet entered Oswald's left side in the front part of the abdomen and caused damage to his spleen, stomach, aorta, vena cava, kidney, liver, diaphragm, and eleventh rib before coming to rest on his right side. NSFW

At 12:20 p.m., in the basement of the Dallas police station, Lee Harvey Oswald, the alleged assassin of President John F. Kennedy, is shot to death by Jack Ruby, a Dallas nightclub owner.

On November 22, President Kennedy was fatally shot while riding in an open-car motorcade through the streets of downtown Dallas. Less than an hour after the shooting, Lee Harvey Oswald killed a policeman who questioned him on the street. Thirty minutes after that, he was arrested in a movie theater by police. Oswald was formally arraigned on November 23 for the murders of President Kennedy and Officer J.D. Tippit. On November 24, Oswald was brought to the basement of the Dallas police headquarters on his way to a more secure county jail. A crowd of police and press with live television cameras rolling gathered to witness his departure. As Oswald came into the room, Jack Ruby emerged from the crowd and fatally wounded him with a single shot from a concealed .38 revolver. Ruby, who was immediately detained, claimed that rage at Kennedy’s murder was the motive for his action. Some called him a hero, but he was nonetheless charged with first-degree murder.

Jack Ruby, originally known as Jacob Rubenstein, operated strip joints and dance halls in Dallas and had minor connections to organized crime. He also had a relationship with a number of Dallas policemen, which amounted to various favors in exchange for leniency in their monitoring of his establishments. He features prominently in Kennedy-assassination theories, and many believe he killed Oswald to keep him from revealing a larger conspiracy. In his trial, Ruby denied the allegation and pleaded innocent on the grounds that his great grief over Kennedy’s murder had caused him to suffer “psychomotor epilepsy” and shoot Oswald unconsciously. The jury found him guilty of the “murder with malice” of Oswald and sentenced him to die. In October 1966, the Texas Court of Appeals reversed the decision on the grounds of improper admission of testimony and the fact that Ruby could not have received a fair trial in Dallas at the time. In January 1967, while awaiting a new trial, to be held in Wichita Falls, Ruby died of lung cancer in a Dallas hospital.

The official Warren Commission report of 1964 concluded that neither Oswald nor Ruby were part of a larger conspiracy, either domestic or international, to assassinate President Kennedy. Despite its seemingly firm conclusions, the report failed to silence conspiracy theories surrounding the event, and in 1978 the House Select Committee on Assassinations concluded in a preliminary report that Kennedy was “probably assassinated as a result of a conspiracy” that may have involved multiple shooters and organized crime. The committee’s findings, as with those of the Warren Commission, continue to be widely disputed.

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Wow, I just gave this a crack and it's bloody effective.

Edit: sorry to disappoint real gun people, but I'm in Australia so my experience of pistols outside of my stint in the army involves shooting nerfs at my kids. This technique has revolutionised my quick draw and snap shots. Little dudes are screwed now!

Who did you assassinate?

Note that Jack Ruby is using his middle finger to pull the trigger on the revolver.

we did it redit

Strange, any significance?_

Best prisoner transportation of all time

Here's the video- NSFW.

This actually happened a while back, and it was caught on camera.

In 1989, Jeff Doucet abducted a boy from Louisiana, took him to California, and sexually assaulted him. As authorities were walking Doucet through the airport in Baton Rouge, the boy's father, Gary Plauche, emerged from the phone booth he had been hiding in and shot Doucet in the face while live on camera. Plauche was later sentenced to 5 years of probation and 300 hours of community service after pleading no contest to manslaughter.

The video is somewhat NSFW, essentially you can see Plauche point the gun at Doucet, but the impact of the bullet is obscured as an officer is standing in between the camera and Doucet at the precise moment of the shot.

video of the shooting,

The photographer is Bob Jackson of the of the Dallas Times-Herald.

If you watch the you'll see how perfect the timing was. Ruby jumped out of a crowd of people and shot Oswald, then a crowd of people jumped on Ruby. It's not like the photographer was shooting 10 frames per second. He had a flash and could take one shot. Just amazing.

You beat me to it.

I couldn't remember the name of this technique for anything, but a little Google-fu and I finally figured it out.

It's called Point Shooting, and that link is the Wikipedia page on it.

This page seems to be a little more specific and in-depth, but both should get the point across (no pun intended).

I know reddit loves justice porn but father got off to easy. It's almost as if the law wants vigilante justice.

Your work is amazing. A very gifted person you are.

But what if they shot him in the face?

This is why they give high profile criminals bulletproof vests during transport

It's like a traditional painting. Lots of layers, research and patience are required.

He moved through a crowded police station filled with police and the media. He killed a man quickly and efficiently. He used a peculiar version of point shooting to do it. It seems to me that he was not a novice to such things. But who knows.

Thank you so much.

It's also important to realize that there were tons of photographers there, but only one of them got that perfect shot.   

Here's one from just a half a second earlier.

It's also important to realize that there were tons of photographers there, but only one of them got that perfect shot.

Yea the Warren commission really dropped the ball. I personally don't believe in the conspiracy theories, but looking at the Kennedy assassination it's hwrd not to come to that conclusion. The commission just did not care to really investigate because they thought LHO was the sole perpetrator. So their lack luster investigation allowed for people to go, "but look at this, this doesn't make sense. They must be covering it up!"

I wouldn't go that far. Photographers back then were way better at timing than modern photographers. (No offense to modern photographers) Back in the day you had one flash you could use then you had to replace the bulb. Timing wasn't only important for the photo, it was also important for the wallet.

Vigilante justice is exciting, but it's wrong. There's a great little monologue that Tim Roth gives in the Hateful Eight about this. It boils down to "dispassion is the essence of justice." Justice is only served when it is rendered by people who have no stake or emotional investment.

Also from Wikipedia:

Dallas Deputy Sheriff Al Maddox claimed: "Ruby told me, he said, 'Well, they injected me for a cold.' He said it was cancer cells. That's what he told me, Ruby did. I said you don't believe that bullshit. He said, 'I damn sure do!' [Then] one day when I started to leave, Ruby shook hands with me and I could feel a piece of paper in his palm… [In this note] he said it was a conspiracy and he said … if you will keep your eyes open and your mouth shut, you're gonna learn a lot. And that was the last letter I ever got from him."[55] Not long before Ruby died, according to an article in the London Sunday Times, he told psychiatrist Werner Teuter that the assassination was "an act of overthrowing the government" and that he knew "who had President Kennedy killed." He added: "I am doomed. I do not want to die. But I am not insane. I was framed to kill Oswald."[55][56][57]

I think it's reasonable to think Oswald killed Kennedy the way the official story says, but there's no way Ruby killed Oswald to spare a trial. There's so much weird evidence that points in other directions.

I don't think there's a "conspiracy" but there's still questions that will probably never be truthfully answered for the general public.

gave it a crack

bloody effective

shooting things

One of these things is not like the other. Expat or Anglophile?

This is class. Can someone give me a brief summary of how people like OP can 'colourise' a picture like this? Just curious.

Yes, I don't like a man deciding he's going to be judge, jury, and executioner.

It doesn't really have any clear implications in the greater scope of things. It just means he was familiar with a popular method of using handguns in close quarters. It could mean he learned it from mob friends, the military, or just a buddy at a shooting range. He was in the army at one point, so it seems likely that's where he picked it up, although the military discouraged it because it could cause jams in 1911's.

Alright, just make sure you return the time machine to the proper time/place after this.

This might be my fav PS of all time!!

/sub/photoshopbattles would be a good place to look.

Shot through the heart!

It was a method during that period of time. It was not common, but it was a method.

This is more of a military shooting technique. I learned from my uncle who learned it in the Marines. People point accurately instinctively. So the idea is if you are being rushed by the enemy, scared as shit, just point and shoot. A professional shoot wouldn't need a technique like this. He/she has all day to plick on targets and make accurate shooting second nature. But when you're preparing a bunch of 18s to go to war and need to teach them to shoot accurate enough to not immediately die, this technique does the trick. Jack Ruby probably learned it in basic, especially considering Army Airmen were mostly given pistols.

You should go tell him that you were right and shame him.

Is there no risk of burns using this technique?

Nah his dad was right. Point shooting isn't something you should make a habit out of. It's inaccurate and only useful for jamming your weapon into someone at point blank range. Which isn't something you will likely be doing in a defensive position.

5 years probation? That's crazy.

Really dope, couple of things I noticed, hopefully you appreciate feedback.

The brick wall throws it off, it looks like it still needs some color. And the hats, look pitch black, if the camera has a flash which it looks like it did, the black hats would look more faded and perhaps even some reflection from the flash.

I don't know, I'm not an expert but those are two things that threw me off.

I used to be that way, until I realized that's it's that burning that leads people on both sides to take irrational absolute positions. Instead of sitting in the "not knowing" they decide it was definitely a conspiracy even though there's no proof, or decide the official story is completely true, even though there's probaby more to the story.

I'm not just talking about only the jfk assassination, but in general I've found that not being okay with not knowing leads you to defend irrational positions.

And yes! The mystery is the best part.

That was for the band the Dead Kennedys. http://www.deadkennedys.com/

After this?

I guess not with something this size since everyone is acknowledging that it is a thing. All I can think of is those hot dog fingers exploding on mythbusters when they do this.

Wow, the guy in 11.22.63 really looked like him more than I thought.

I don't think there's a "conspiracy" but there's still questions that will probably never be truthfully answered for the general public.

That's a pretty rational approach, and much as I agree with it... damn, there's a part of me that just burns up, thinking that us schmucks will never, ever know the true, full story behind the JFK assassination.

On the one hand, I love the mystery of it; on the other, sometimes I wonder what I wouldn't give to finally find out.

2012 is in no way "fairly old".

Well he didn't want to hit the other guys, they were just transporting the target in the open like they were told.

pour some sugar on me

Again? Poor guy can't catch a break.

Funny, I did this instinctively with toy guns as a child until my dad corrected me.

I don't understand. You say not exactly and then link me a comment of yours that says it was made for the DKs?

colors seem spot on, incredible work.

You can rewrite it

11.22.63

Ha! Very astute! I'm Australian. I should have mentioned this was with nerfs, not real pistols, in my original post. I've edited it accordingly.

No he wouldn't he knows nothing. And if I'm wrong cause spoilers, I just halfway through season 6, so don't correct me.

I don't think it was a popular method.

No, but he's not considered a danger to society for this crime. A reasonable person can be driven to a crime like this against their own son, but isn't likely to repeat that crime.