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Jim Garrison's Dangerous Fairy Tale

By Laine Kaplan-Levenson

When President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22nd, 1963, people around the country quickly rejected their government's conclusion that a sole assassin committed the crime. A slew of conspiracy theories took hold, but only one conspiracy theorist transferred his theories into actual arrests. Jim Garrison, District Attorney of New Orleans, was media savvy, and skillfully attracted TV cameras, reporters, and supporters with his giant claims. In 1967, the world watched Garrison insist that he had “solved the assassination.” But who was at fault? Listen to the Sticky Wicket podcast for free! Supposedly a ring of homosexuals in New Orleans’ French Quarter. Namely, Clay Shaw, a retired businessman, preservationist and playwright who was not publicly out. He was arrested for conspiracy to murder the president. Did he do it? Was there evidence to support Garrison? Listen to find out what happened when a city DA abused his power to remain in the spotlight, by any means necessary.

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