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Good Day.... FYI....

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/tx/5870078.html

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Man who bought gun used to kill Oswald dies

© 2008 The Associated Press

DALLAS — A former Dallas police officer who bought Jack Ruby the gun ultimately used to kill presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald has died.

Joe Cody, who was a friend of Ruby's, took him to a hardware store in 1960 and paid $62.50 for the .38-caliber Colt Cobra revolver and ammunition. He bought it for Ruby to help him save money, because as a police officer there was no tax on the purchase. In 1963, Ruby shot Oswald with the gun two days after President John F. Kennedy was killed in Dallas.

Cody, a Navy veteran, died Saturday, according to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. He was 78.

Concerned about protecting the profits in his nightclub, Ruby had asked Cody about buying a safe. Cody instead suggested that Ruby carry the cash in his left pocket and a gun in his right, The Dallas Morning News reported Thursday.

The next time Cody saw the gun was on television Nov. 24, 1963, while stopping in a Louisiana grocery store.

"And finally, they said, 'We've just now determined his name is Jack Ruby.' And I thought, 'Oh, my God,'" Cody said in an oral history for The Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas.

In March, a Florida real estate developer who owns the gun tried selling the weapon for a minimum of $1 million at auction but was only offered a fraction of the asking price.

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Best Regards in Research,

Don

Don Roberdeau

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National Terror Alert for the United States:

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"Drehm seemed to think the shots came from in FRONT OF or BESIDE

the President." (my EMPHASIS)

----CHARLES F. BREHM, a combat gunfire experienced, United States

Army Ranger, World War II, D-day veteran, & very close Dealey Plaza

attack witness, quoted only minutes after the attack, and while he

is still standing within Dealey Plaza (11-22-63 "Dallas Times Herald,"

fifth & final daily edition, which mis-spelled his name)

"Another eyewitness, Charles Brehm, said he was 15 feet away from the

President when he was shot.

'He was waving, then the FIRST shot hit him and that awful look

crossed his face.' " (my EMPHASIS)

CHARLES F. BREHM, a combat gunfire experienced, United States Army

Ranger, World War II, D-day veteran, & very close Dealey Plaza attack

witness (quoted to the "Associated Press," 11-22-63)

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Joe Cody,

Isn't he the guy on the Frontline TV special who said that he accompanied Jack Ruby to the Egyptian Lounge, where in the back office, with one of the Campisi owners, talked on the telephone to Carlos Marcello?

Is that segement of the documentary available?

Is the Sixth Floor Muse Oral History transcript or video of Joe Cody available on line?

Thanks

to anyone who can answer these two three questions.

And many thanks to Don, for all you do,

Bill Kelly

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wF0wm6hMjEU

In this segment, Joe Cody talks about how he and Jack Ruby knew the Campisis and would sit with them at the Egyptian Lounge (good pizza).

At the end of this segment, Deputy Sheriff Al Maddox says that he was in the office of the Egyptian Lounge when he talked with Carlos Marcello on the telephone.

BK

Campisi Commercial:

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....Good Day.... GARY MACK just provided the following....

"The Dallas Morning News story, which was the source of the edited AP story, is finally on their website:

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dw...n1.3922b7e.html

Gary Mack"

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....Good Day.... GARY MACK just provided the following....

"The Dallas Morning News story, which was the source of the edited AP story, is finally on their website:

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dw...n1.3922b7e.html

Gary Mack"

Gary,

Is there a transcript of Mr. Cody's Sixth Floor Oral History tape available?

Thanks,

Bill Kelly

....Good Day Bill.... The SFM does list an oral history with CODY....

http://www.jfk.org/go/collections/oral-his...y-name?letter=C

....but it is not, yet, available online. I know from securing the transcript of the 1989 SFM interview with GORDON ARNOLD Sr.** and others, that you can contact the SFM and request a print-out of the transcript and they will snail-mail it for you. Mr. STEPHEN FAGIN administrated that.

** my report, that includes verbatim transcripts of all of ARNOLD's 1989 SFM assassination-claims (including several of his answers that more illuminate, precisely, his, SFM-claimed, assassination-standing location), is always available for everyone, here.... http://members.aol.com/droberdeau/JFK/addi...noldCLAIMS.html

Best Regards in Research,

Don

Don Roberdeau

U.S.S. John F. Kennedy, CV-67, "Big John," Plank Walker

Sooner, or later, The Truth emerges Clearly

Discovery: ROSEMARY WILLIS Zapruder Film Documented 2nd Headsnap : Westward, Ultrafast, & Directly Towards the "Grassy Knoll"

Dealey Plaza Professionally-surveyed Map Detailing 11-22-63 Victims locations, Witnesses, Photographers, Suspected trajectories, Evidentiary artifacts, & Important information & considerations

President KENNEDY "Men of Courage: 4 Principles" speech, and a portion of fellow researchers articles and my research & discoveries, 1975 to present

T ogether

E veryone

A chieves

M ore

TEAMWORK.gif

National Terror Alert for the United States:

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On April 24, 1959 the FBI was informed that Officers Joe Cody, C.D. Dellinger and Sam F. Tuck were employed in their off-hours by a company called Truth Verification, Inc.; and that while thus employed, had placed an illegal wiretap on an official of the AFL-CIO. At their hearing, the officers took the 5th. Cody was represented by attorney, William O. Braecklein. Braecklein also represented Candy Barr and Joe Civello.

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...amp;relPageId=5

During her trial for possession of marijuana, Attorney Braecklein alleged that prior to her arrest on 10/25/57, a telephone company employee during a routine circuit check had discovered on 10/15/57 that Candy’s Barr's telephone had been tapped and that her calls were being relayed to another apartment in the same building rented by one, James Daniels. At her trial, Detective Pat Gannoway testified that James Daniels was an alias for Detective H.W. Totten.

Braecklein told the FBI that on 10/25/57 a telephone call between Candy Barr and one Helen K. Smith was intercepted and that call was what led to Candy Barr’s home search and arrest. Helen K. Smith was also known as Pixie Lynn.

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...amp;relPageId=4

On 11/22/63 Pixie Lynn allegedly told Travis Benkendorfer at the Midnight Lounge in Houston that she had attended some “swinging parties” at Jack Ruby’s. She would later go on to deny that she had told Benkendorfer this.

DPD Archives Box 18, Folder# 11, Item# 3.

http://jfk.ci.dallas.tx.us/box18.htm

I had read somewhere that Joe Cody was one of the first, if not the first officer to arrive at the scene of Tippit’s shooting, but I don’t have a source for this.

Steve Thomas

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On April 24, 1959 the FBI was informed that Officers Joe Cody, C.D. Dellinger and Sam F. Tuck were employed in their off-hours by a company called Truth Verification, Inc.; and that while thus employed, had placed an illegal wiretap on an official of the AFL-CIO. At their hearing, the officers took the 5th. Cody was represented by attorney, William O. Braecklein. Braecklein also represented Candy Barr and Joe Civello.

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...amp;relPageId=5

During her trial for possession of marijuana, Attorney Braecklein alleged that prior to her arrest on 10/25/57, a telephone company employee during a routine circuit check had discovered on 10/15/57 that Candy's Barr's telephone had been tapped and that her calls were being relayed to another apartment in the same building rented by one, James Daniels. At her trial, Detective Pat Gannoway testified that James Daniels was an alias for Detective H.W. Totten.

Braecklein told the FBI that on 10/25/57 a telephone call between Candy Barr and one Helen K. Smith was intercepted and that call was what led to Candy Barr's home search and arrest. Helen K. Smith was also known as Pixie Lynn.

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...amp;relPageId=4

On 11/22/63 Pixie Lynn allegedly told Travis Benkendorfer at the Midnight Lounge in Houston that she had attended some "swinging parties" at Jack Ruby's. She would later go on to deny that she had told Benkendorfer this.

DPD Archives Box 18, Folder# 11, Item# 3.

http://jfk.ci.dallas.tx.us/box18.htm

I had read somewhere that Joe Cody was one of the first, if not the first officer to arrive at the scene of Tippit's shooting, but I don't have a source for this.

Steve Thomas

Where's the tap on the phone at Campisi's Egyptian Lounge office?

Here's the office where the head of the gambling crew of Dallas operates out of, organizing card games, numbers and junkets to Vegas, where they make routine calls to Carlos Marcello in New Orleans, and they don't have any tap on it? Locals or Feds?

Oh, I forgot, they don't have to, they got Dallas Cop Joe Cody sitting right there having pasta with the Campisis and Jack Ruby, and there's Deputy Sheriff Al Maddox in the office talking with Marcello on the phone.

There aren't Good Cops and Bad Cops, but Right Cops and Wrong Cops.

Con artsists and racketters, who depend on working with law enforcement in order to be successful, say that there's Right Cops and Wrong Cops, - the Right Cops being the ones who you can put the fix in, while the Wrong Cops are the ones with scrupples.

Joe Cody and Al Maddox were Right Coppers you could depend on if you were running a racket in Dallas.

BK

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Con artsists and racketters, who depend on working with law enforcement in order to be successful, say that there's Right Cops and Wrong Cops, - the Right Cops being the ones who you can put the fix in, while the Wrong Cops are the ones with scrupples.

BK

1951. Ada, Oklahoma.

"Juanita Phillips (AKA Candy Barr) ex-prostitute-bootlegger, advised this office (FBI) that she is taxed $2.00 per case on all whiskey sold. The above tax is being paid to Sheriff, J.D. Garr as protection money. The arrangement is such that Garr promises three hours notification before any raids are conducted."

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...amp;relPageId=4

Steve Thomas

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Cody is certainly an interesting character.

In the early 70's, he and his wife were managing the Red Lion Apartments in Oak Cliff. I have been trying to get some information about this complex which I believe opened in mid 1963. If anyone can help here (like owners, developers etc), it would be greatly appreciated?

In 1971, Cody shot a young man named Prince Stovall during a disturbance at the apartments. Also involved was a Dallas Detective named D.E. Bynum who himself has somewhat of an interesting history with many curious associations.

If anyone has anything on him, it also will be appreciated.

The image below shows George Butler on the left and Joe Cody on the right.

James

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Here's an interesting link that mentions Marcello.

http://www.insider-magazine.com/inside_the_dixie_mafia.htm

(22)Their criminal enterprise required, and had, corrupt collusion of public officials at every critical level including police, sheriffs, justices of the peace, prosecutors, mayors, governors, judges, councilmen, licensing authorities, :State legislators, and at least one Member of Congress. (20)In its final report, the Kefauver committee concluded that Marcello's domination of organized crime in Louisiana had come about in large part due to the "personal enrichment of sheriffs, marshals, and other law enforcement officials" whoreceived payoffs for "their failure to enforce gambling laws and other statutes relating to vice...

So if the late Dallas cop Joe Cody and Dallas Deputy Sheriff Al Maddox were so cozy and pals with the Campisis, close friends and daily telephone communicants with Marcello, were they on the take?

Were they the Right Coppers?

BK

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  • 10 years later...

Still reading Burying The Lead by Mal Hyman.  Pg. 226 "Ruby's links to... DPD's Joe Cody, who escorted Oswald,".  I thought that name sounds familiar, but why?  Googled "Officer Joe Cody Oswald".  This tread popped up.  Nothing in it I saw about Cody escorting Oswald.  But a Very interesting short read.  I guess if he bought Ruby the gun he shot Oswald with, to save him the tax, he knew Ruby.

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This is interesting too in many respects.  Allegation that DPD Chief (Curry?) went to Arkansas with Ruby (Hot Springs horse races?).  Cody, Ruby calling DPD not unusual, gave us tips.  Went ice skating together, Ruby was a hockey fan.  This link get's real deep in a hurry.  I need to read further.

 http://www.aarclibrary.org/publib/jfk/hsca/reportvols/vol9/pdf/HSCA_Vol9_5A_ShootingLHO.pdf

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