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Subject: Dallas to appeal dismissal of charge against Dealey Plaza vendor

Robert Groden:blink:

(This should be considered a political issue in the next round of Mayor

and Council elections in the City of Dallas. What Robert Groden offers

is 1st Amendment material, just as do sellers of newspapers. He is the

author of it. People who buy from him seek him out, at this location.

He formerly served on the staff of the US House Assassinations Committee

that dealt with the acoustics evidence, and other evidence about Dealey

Plaza. He is also known for his testimony about photographs at the O J

Simpson trial.)

Dallas to appeal dismissal of charge against Dealey Plaza vendor

12:00 AM CST on Friday, January 7, 2011

By RUDOLPH BUSH / The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/stories/DN-conspi

racy_07met.ART.State.Edition1.1470038.html

Almost as doggedly as Robert Groden has pursued his theory that the

Kennedy assassination was a conspiracy and cover-up, the city of Dallas

is pursuing him.

After a municipal judge dismissed the charge against Groden last month,

the city filed notice Wednesday of its plans to appeal the case and try

to have it sent back for trial.

The city argues that Judge Carrie Chavez incorrectly ruled she did not

have jurisdiction in the case and that the city should have charged

Groden under a separate ordinance.

"[N]either the defendant nor the court has a right to choose the offense

for which the defendant is to be charged. In fact, the 'separation of

powers' doctrine protects that the prosecutor's discretion to choose the

offense to be prosecuted from usurpation by the trial court," assistant

city attorney Frederick Williams wrote in a strongly worded motion.

Groden's attorney, Bradley Kizzia, said the city's interest in pursuing

Groden isn't about one man, but about removing all pamphleteers, authors

and others who deal in Kennedy's murder from Dealey Plaza.

"It appears to me since Robert Groden is a noted author and widely

recognized as very knowledgeable about the JFK assassination, they have

decided to make an example of him," Kizzia said.

Groden is well-known among those interested in the assassination, and

he even consulted with director Oliver Stone on the 1991 film JFK.

Until his arrest in June, Groden had spent 15 years selling books and

magazines in the plaza, Kizzia said.

Now the city is pursuing him for not having a permit to sell merchandise

in a city park.

"They say the reason they're doing it is he doesn't have a permit. There

is not a process for getting a permit," Kizzia said.

The city attorney's office did not comment on the case.

Meanwhile, Groden has sued the city, alleging that it is violating his

civil rights.

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Regards, TOM BLACKWELL, PO Box 25403, Dallas, Texas 75225

http://DemocraticResearch.Org

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"They say the reason they're doing it is he doesn't have a permit. There

is not a process for getting a permit," Kizzia said.

I'm confused. Obviously there is a law in Dallas against selling merchandise in a city park without a permit. So how can there not be a process for getting a permit?

How could it be against the law to drive without a driver's license if there was no process for getting a driver's license? Who would have one?

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"They say the reason they're doing it is he doesn't have a permit. There

is not a process for getting a permit," Kizzia said.

I'm confused. Obviously there is a law in Dallas against selling merchandise in a city park without a permit. So how can there not be a process for getting a permit?

How could it be against the law to drive without a driver's license if there was no process for getting a driver's license? Who would have one?

The answer is should be obvious: The city is not permitted to issue a permit to a person who does not have a permit.

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Ron; there are some earlier threads on this problem within the forum, there has never been a permit, needed nor issued for selling anything in the park, within those threads i believe this is spelt out...fyi...b

Ron i found these articles in a search http://www.wfaa.com/results?search=site&keywords=groden&searchbutton=Go

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