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I'd like a list of all of Warrens flaws, no matter of what nature.

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I'd like a list of all of Warrens flaws, no matter of what nature.

It would take forever to compile such a list. Check out my Medford B. Evans and M. Stanton Evans postings though to find some

of the major leads they failed to investigate: Boris Pash, Elmore Greaves and the James Angleton links and the H.L. Hunt Facts

Forum associations through the John Birch Society into Robert Morris, Charles Willoughby and Edwin Walker and Leander Perez.

Medford B. Evans had close contacts with just about every single one of Condon's Dirty Baker's Dozen of scoundrel's and villains.

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1. He took the oath of the Chief Justice of the USA and then broke that oath to us when he agreed to head the WC and cover up JFKs murder

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1. He took the oath of the Chief Justice of the USA and then broke that oath to us when he agreed to head the WC and cover up JFKs murder

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Warren was unable or unwilling to pursue Jack Ruby's statement that Edwin A. Walker of the Dallas John Birch Society was part of the group that ran

things in Dallas and that Walker was Ruby's prime suspect in the Plot to Assassinate JFK.

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He allowed his choice as lead council to be replaced with Rankin, when the precedent was for the top dog on such commissions to be able to choose his man. After this there would be no doubt that his name was just a seal of approval, if this was not even determined before then.

Rankin worked with Ford like pincers to make sure that little deviated from the FBI's initial report, or when late arriving (because they were smothered) FBI reports such as on the Tague bullet finally arrived, they helped this new information be merged in while minimizing contradictions to the best of their ability.

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Passed Witherspoon v. Illinois, which in effect saved Richard Speck (and later Charles Manson) from being put to death

If anybody has seen the Richard Speck tape from Stateville Prison of him doing coke, having sex, and talking about killing the nurses you know why this was one of the biggest screw ups of Earl Warren

This lead to Furman v. Georgia which took the death penelty away and saved the lives of people like Richard Speck and Charles Manson who proved that the death penelty MUST be carried out

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Then there was his key role in Japanese internment during WWII.


Perhaps the most surprising advocate of evacuation was Earl Warren. Considering his later career as a vociferous liberal, it is at least ironic that, more than any other person, Warren led the popular sentiment to uproot and incarcerate the Japanese. As Attorney General of California, Warren cultivated popular racist feeling in an apparent effort to further his political career. He was an outstanding member of the xenophobia "Native Sons of the Golden West," an organization dedicated to keeping California "as it has always been and God Himself intended it shall always be-the White Man's Paradise." The "Native Sons" worked "to save California from the yellow-Jap peaceful invaders and their White-Jap co-conspirators."

In February 1942, Warren testified before a special Congressional committee on the Japanese question. He would be running for Governor of the state that year, and would be elected. Warren testified, falsely, that the Japanese had "infiltrated themselves into every strategic spot in our coastal and valley counties." In one of the most amazing feats of logic ever performed by a lawyer, Warren next claimed that the very fact that no Japanese had so far committed any disloyal act was proof that they intended to do so in the future!

Later, when the government began to release Japanese whose loyalty was above suspicion, Governor Warren protested that every citizen so released had to be kept out of California as a potential saboteur.

Earl Warren played to popular racism to further his political career. Later, as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, he presided over the consummately liberal "Warren Court" which ushered in an era of racial "equality" and unprecedented racial chaos following the 1954 Brown decision.


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Very interesting. I'm finding myself having to re evaluate Warren.

Most of my perception has been gleaned from the huge amount of vitriol heaped on Warren from the Constitutional Republicans who were anti Democracy and the general response by the enemies created through the CR 1954, 57 judgements by those seeking to maintain the segregated south and his immediate response to the assassination as being a right wing extremist action, the Impeach Warren movement and so on.

There must be something to him being under attack from all sides.

Over time I'll contemplate the contributions here.

Tentatively one could perhaps hypothesise a conflicted Oppotunist person?

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Reading some of the information here I had to add my two cents on Earl Warren:

Earl Warren's father was murdered and the murder was never solved.

When the Japanese from California were being interred Warren was working very closely with Asst. Sec. of War John J. McCloy

When Warren first ran for Gov. of California, as I understand it, he received financial backing from many Wall Street interests who had interests in California. It is not to much to suggest that Wall Street insider John J. McCloy, who was impressed by Warren's work on Japanese Internment, may have helped him in this capacity.

When Warren ran for re-election to the position of Gov. in California there was no election because Warren had won both the Democratic and the Republican primaries.

In 1948, with the support of John J. McCloy, Earl Warren was Windel Wilke's Vice Presidential candidate.

Prior to the 1952 election, Earl Warren was promised the "next" seat on the Supreme Court for agreeing to stay out of the Republican Primary against Eisenhower. This allowed Eisenhower to win the Republican Primary with virtually no opposition. It is believed that McCloy brokered this deal and then, when the next seat open on the Supreme Court was the seat of Chief Justice, McCloy then influenced Eisenhower to honor his word (interesting to note that I believe at the moment of the assassination of JFK McCloy was actually lunching with Eisenhower).

McCloy believed very strongly that the guarentees of racial equality and racial integration were paramount issues that would be used by the Soviets during the Cold War to promote civil strife in the US. McCloy believed that the US must act to eliminate this potential internal wedge issue in a positive and progressive manner. McCloy himself authored the rules that integrated the military and by pushing Warren into the position of Chief Justice seems to have influenced the Warren Court and the Nation in this direction as well.....

In the first meeting of the Warren Commission McCloy let Warren know that it would not be his perogitive to choose the Lead Attorney......McCloy would control that........

Etc., Etc.

Just some thoughts!

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It is troubling that even with only two law clerks to choose per annual Supreme Court term, both Justice Tom Clark and Earl Warren each chose a law clerk who was the son of a prominent man strongly linked to the Chicago Syndicate. It defies credulity that they didn't know who they were affording such a souight after opportunity to when they selected these law clerks.




Paul Ziffren, Democratic Leader In California in 1950's, Dies at 77


Published: June 3, 1991

Paul Ziffren, a Democratic Party leader in California in the 1950's, died Friday night at his home in Los Angeles. He was 77 years old...

... Born in Davenport, Iowa, on July 18, 1913, Mr. Ziffren received a degree from the Northwestern University School of Law. He then joined the Chicago office of the Internal Revenue Service and later became head of the tax division of the United States Attorney's office there.

He worked briefly for the law firm of Jacob L. Arvey, the Chicago Democratic leader, before moving to California in 1943.

He served on numerous executive boards and won several citizenship awards, including the 1990 Founders Award from the St. Jude's Hospital Foundation.

Mr. Ziffren is survived by his wife, Muriel; four children, Kenneth...


Dark Victory:

Ronald Reagan, MCA, and the Mob

(Viking Press, 1986)

By Dan E. Moldea

Chapter One

...The brains behind MCA was Jules Stein, a Chicago ophthalmologist who discovered that he could make more money booking bands. When Stein and an associate, Billy Goodheart, founded the Music Corporation of America in 1924, they began empire-building--with the help of James Petrillo, the head of the American Federation of Musicians, with whom MCA maintained a sweetheart labor-management relationship. According to Justice Department documents, Petrillo was paid off in return for favors to MCA. Taft Schreiber and Sonny Werblin were among the first two top MCA assistants, followed by Lew Wasserman, who was groomed as Stein's heir and was named president of the company in 1946; Stein then became MCA's chairman of the board.

The rise of MCA and its move to Hollywood paralleled the rise of the Chicago Mafia and its infiltration of the motion picture industry. While MCA was representing some of the top motion picture stars, Chicago mobsters took control of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), the major Hollywood labor union--through Willie Bioff, a small-time hood, who was supervised by Chicago mob lieutenant Johnny Rosselli. The studios made payoffs to the underworld for labor peace--and to keep their workers's wages and benefits to a minimum. But when the studios' payoff man was caught for evading federal income taxes, he plea-bargained with the government, implicating Bioff, but not the Mafia, in the extortion scheme. Bioff was indicted and convicted--and then turned state's evidence against his cohorts, who were also convicted and sent to prison.

The Chicago Mafia's role in Hollywood did not end with the convictions; it simply changed. Chicago's new liaison in the motion picture industry became attorney Sidney Korshak, who had represented Bioff. Charles Gioe, a top Chicago Mafia figure, had told Bioff that Korshak was "our man . . . any message he may deliver to you is a message from us."

A close friend of Stein's and Wasserman's, Korshak quickly became one of the most powerful influences in the entertainment industry and in California politics. One of his key political connections was another former Chicagoan, Paul Ziffren, who at one point was California's delegate to the National Democratic Committee. (He would not seek reelection after his ties to major organized crime figures were exposed by a national magazine.) Korshak also associated himself with top Republican leaders to hedge his bets--and always have friends in power.

In the late 1940s, Hollywood shifted its attention away from the Mafia's infiltration of the film industry to its infiltration by communists. Ronald Reagan, a young actor who was represented by Wasserman and MCA, was a star player during the investigation and hearings by the U.S. House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), serving as both an informant for the FBI and a friendly witness for the committee. ...


The last mogul: Lew Wasserman, MCA, and the hidden history of Hollywood‎ - Page 222

Dennis McDougal - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 600 pages

Like fellow Chicagoan Paul Ziffren, Korshak found creative methods of investing

Mob capital in California business. And like Lew Wasserman, ...

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Supermob: how Sidney Korshak and his criminal associates became America's ...‎ - Page 240

Gus Russo - True Crime - 2006 - 623 pages

Governor Brown quickly appointed Judge Mosk, the man who had recently huddled

with Ziffren and Korshak, as attorney general.

The Nick Tosches reader‎ - Page 497

Nick Tosches - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 593 pages

Dominick Dunne, who moved west in 1957, remembers first encountering Sidney

Korshak several years later at the home of Paul Ziffren, the entertainment ...

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Privileged son: Otis Chandler and the rise and fall of the L.A. Times dynasty‎ - Page 334

Dennis McDougal - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 528 pages

... and Otis's personal attorney, Democratic Party kingpin Paul Ziffren. ... had

publicly linked the aging movie mogul to Chicago mob lawyer Sidney Korshak. ...

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Drug politics: dirty money and democracies‎ - Page 92

David C. Jordan - Social Science - 1999 - 288 pages

Sidney Korshak had ties to powerful Democratic Party figures — including James

Arvey, whose protege was Adlai Stevenson,73 and Paul Ziffren, once considered


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New York Times - Jan 7, 1932


Los Angeles County Biographies


The late W. Joseph Ford, an active and successful member of the Los Angeles bar for about a third of a century, was widely recognized as an attorney of marked ability and enjoyed an enviable reputation among his professional colleagues and contemporaries. He was born in Oakland, California, August 2, 1877, son of John J. and Mary B. (Mahoney) Ford. His father, a native of Lowell, Massachusetts, came to California in 1875. His mother, Mary B. (Mahoney) Ford, was born in Oakland, California, daughter of Dennis E. Mahoney, one of the early California pioneers.

W. Joseph Ford was reared in Los Angeles, attending the public schools and the Los Angeles high school, and continued his studies at the University of California during the years 1897 and 1898, leaving in that year to participate in the Spanish-American War. He was admitted to the bar October 10, 1899, and at once engaged in the private practice of his chosen profession. He served as secretary of the judiciary committee of the state senate of California from January to March, 1907, was deputy city prosecutor of Los Angeles in 1907 and 1908 and filled the office of deputy district attorney of Los Angeles County from 1908 until 1914, acting as chief assistant for most of that period. For a period of eight years, from 1920 until 1928, he was dean and professor of evidence in St. Vincent’s School of Law of Loyola University of Los Angeles. The general practice of law claimed his attention to the time of his death, which occurred June 6, 1932, when he was in his fifty-fifth year, and in his passing Los Angeles sustained the loss of one of her prominent and respected citizens as well as representative and able attorneys.

On the 29th of November, 1906, Mr. Ford married Maude M. McCarthy, of San Diego, California, who died June 28, 1911, leaving three children, namely: John J., Robert E. and Margaret E. The eldest son, John J. Ford, who graduated from Stanford University with the A. B. degree and from Harvard law School in 1932 with the LL. B. degree, has followed in the professional footsteps of his father, with whom he became associated in law practice and whose clientele he took over at the latter’s death. On the 14th of July, 1913, W. Joseph Ford was again married, his second union being with Miss Cecily M. Chambers, of Los Angeles, by whom he had seven children: William Joseph, Jr., Patrick, Joseph Brendan, Moira, Declan, James and Dermot.

The Republican Party found in Mr. Ford a stalwart supporter of its principles. His military record included service in the Spanish-American War as a private in Company H of the Sixth California Infantry, and in 1913 he was made first lieutenant of the Sixth Company of Artillery in the California National Guard. He was a member of the United Spanish War Veterans, a past president of Corona Parlor of the Native Sons of the Golden West and was also affiliated with the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, the Knights of Columbus, of which he had been a Grand Knight, the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, the Los Angeles City Club, the Newman Club, of which he was an ex-president, the Jonathan Club and the California Club. He was a director of the Los Angeles center of the American Academy of Political and Social Science and was a charter life member of the California State Historical Association. Along strictly professional lines he held membership in the Los Angeles County, California State and American Bar Associations.

Transcribed by V. Gerald Iaquinta.

Source: California of the South Vol. IV, by John Steven McGroarty, Pages 421-422, Clarke Publ., Chicago, Los Angeles, Indianapolis. 1933.

There are no coincidences, Delia. Only the illusion of coincidence.

The only two individuals besides employees of credit bureaus the FBI included statements from with regard to the backgrounds of Declan and Katherine Ford were Max Clark and George Bouhe.

Declan Ford worked for Degolyer and McNaughton, Inc. from 1953 until 1962. George Bouhe told the FBI that Ford had been discharged from Degolyer with two years

salary as part of a downsizing. From 17 October, 1953 until 24 April, 1959, Ford lived and was working in Spain, mainly out of Madrid, and from 26 April, 1959, to 15 September, 1959, in Ankara, Turkey. Ford returned to the U.S. and married divorced Katherine Skotnicki, divorced with two children and formerly married to a Texan she had met when he served in the U.S. military during WWII. She arrived already married, in New York from Le Havre, France on May 25, 1946.

The Fords were two of several people who seemed to put their routine lives aside to assist in sequestering - shepherding Marina Oswald through her own life in the year before and during a surprising number of years after the arrest and sudden death of Marina's husband, Lee Harvey Oswald.

"....On July 6, 1964, Mr. Ford advised that the Fords and Marina Oswald were leaving on that date for a vacation together in Oklahoma...."

....The testimony of Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald, Edith Whitworth, and Gertrude Hunter was taken at 11 a.m., on July 24, 1964, in the office of the U.S. attorney, 301 Post Office Building, Bryan and Ervay Streets, Dallas, Tex.



James C. Ford, DA Aide, Dies

‎Los Angeles Times - Nov 22, 1969

.....four brothers, Robert, Justice John .1. Ford of the Dis- trict Court of Appeal, Joseph B. Ford and De-

clan P. Ford, and two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Keating and Mrs. Owen J. Brady. Rosary will be recited ......

Obituary 4 -- No Title

Los Angeles Times - Aug 9, 1982

John J.-Ford, veteran municipal, superior and appellate court judge, died Aug. 4 of a heart attack in Newport Beach.

Ford, 75, chief enforcement offi- cer for the Office of Price Adminis- tration-during World War II, was named to the

municipal court in 1943 by Gov. Earl Warren, and to the superior bench in 1948 , also by Warren. His elevation to the 2nd District Court of Appeal came in 1959 .

Ford's key judicial rulings over the years involved musicians' re- use payments for phonograph rec- ords; a decision to approve issuance of $8-million worth of

bonds for the Los Angeles Sports Arena, and his upholding of the California Air Pol- lution Control Act as constitutional in 1949. He also upheld the right of an employer to arm himself as protec- tion against threatening pickets and was involved in the trials of picke- ters arrested in connection with a bitter film studio strike in 1946.

John J. Ford - California Courts

Judge, Los Angeles Municipal Court. December 17, 1943 - February 18, 1948, Appointed by Governor Earl Warren. PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND. Professor

Key Events in the History or Air Quality in California

Feb 6, 2012 – 1947, June 10, 1947, California Governor Earl Warren signs into law the Air Pollution Control Act, authorizing the creation of an Air Pollution ....

Air Pollution Law Held Constitutional

Los Angeles Times - Mar 10, 1949

Superior Judge John J. Ford yesterday ruled that the California Air Pollution Control Act is constitutional, in that he held the exemption of agriculture a

Going forward, I am under the assumption that Earl Warren had an awareness of who had custody of the lone nut's widow, at least by the time she testified before his

"official court," aka the Warren Commission, for the second time.

It may even be much more complicated than that. Since evidence is building that Warren was compromised, speculation as to the depth of it is justified.

On the very slim chance Warren did not know who Declan Ford was, and he was not in contact with Ford's brother John before and during the WC investigation, someone undoubtedly would have brought Declan Ford's background to Warren's attention, at least before the second time Marina Oswald appeared before the WC on 24 July.

Note how few prosecutors made the LA bar association hall of fame over a 150 year period.: Only 20 other names besides Declan Ford's father, from 1850 to 2000.

Criminal justice wall of fame - Los Angeles County Bar Association


W. Joseph Ford ....

Declan came back to the U.S. in December, 1959 after living in Spain and Turkey more than six years. By mid 1960, he was married to a Russian wife.

Just over two years after that, he met Lee Harvey Oswald.

If Earl Warren had had enough integrity to advise the American public at some point that he knew Declan Ford's brother John quite well, there would be little to this

except a reminder footnote, in passing. But that is not what happened, We do not know how these associations fit, and assume that was Earl Warren's intent.

Did Earl Warren receive regular reports about Marina Oswald without her knowledge, and without the knowledge of the rest of the WC, during their "investigation" and before the WC report was published? Was Warren cued as to what not to ask Marina Oswald? Was her testimony staged? Were Earl Warren and Declan Ford selected for their "assignments" well before President Kennedy was assassinated?

Very thorough investigation! I am impressed.:



The CHAIRMAN. Mr. Ford, you were given a copy of this statement were you?

Mr. FORD. Yes, sir.



Mr. MURRAY. Mr. Chief Justice, may I confer briefly with counsel?

The CHAIRMAN. Where were you born?

Mr. FORD. Los Angeles.

The CHAIRMAN. Did you go to the public schools there?

Mr. FORD. I attended both parochial and public schools in Los Angeles and Glendale.

The CHAIRMAN. Then you went to the University of California at Los Angeles?

Mr. FORD. Right.

The CHAIRMAN. Where did you go after that. You were in the service, did you say?

Mr. FORD. I was in the service. After I got out of the service I went back to UCLA and finished my education and then went to work in the oil industry first in Bakersfield and in Los Angeles, Ventura, and then went to work for DeGollyer and McNaughton overseas.

The CHAIRMAN. I see.

Representative FORD. How old are you, Mr. Ford?

Mr. FORD. Forty-one.

Mr. LIEBELER. Mr. Ford, were you at any time present in Mr. McKenzie's office, William McKenzie, when there was a discussion with Marina Oswald concerning guns and the gun that was used to or presumably used to attack Walker and the gun that was subsequently presumably used to attack the President?

Mr. FORD. I don't remember any discussion. I have been in his office several times when he was discussing things with Marina, but I don't remember him ever asking about this gun or discussing this gun.

Mr. LIEBELER. Did you hear McKenzie at anytime advise Marina if she were asked about these guns she should say there was only one gun?

Mr. FORD. I think I did hear him say that once or something to that effect but I don't remember specifically the words.

Mr. LIEBELER. Can you recall--

Mr. FORD. But I don't think it was any discussion about the gun used in shooting General Walker.

Mr. LIEBELER. Tell us about it.

Mr. FORD. As nearly as I can remember it, the whole discussion was, he was telling her, he had asked her if there was anything else but this one rifle and


she said no, and he said "be sure you always say that there was just this one gun," but I thought he was referring to the gun used only in the case of the assassination.

Mr. LIEBELER. He asked her about this before he advised her?

Mr. FORD. Apparently this was after she had been interrogated by the FBI and I don't know--I just had the impression they were talking about the possibility that more than one gun was used in the assassination of President Kennedy.

Mr. LIEBELER. Is that the best you can recall about that conversation?

Mr. FORD. The best I can recall, yes.

Mr. LIEBELER. That as all.

The CHAIRMAN. Thank you very much, Mr. Ford. I appreciate your coming here with your wife. You have been very helpful.

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