The famed prosecutor of Charles Manson, Vincent Bugliosi, has written a book entitled Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, whose introduction states that it is intended to a "comprehensive and fair evaluation of the entire case, including all of the major conspiracy theories." Even at 1600+ pages plus 950+ more on a CD-ROM, the book is hardly comprehensive, mainly due to incessant repetition that "conspiracy theorists" are "kooky as a three-dollar bill". And fair?
As a prosecutor in the Los Angeles District Attorney's office, Vincent Bugliosi won 105 out of 106 cases, and 21 of 21 murder trials. This establishes beyond doubt that Bugliosi is a great prosecutor. Since not all persons brought before the court of justice are guilty, it might also lead a reasonable person to conclude that Bugliosi can win an argument even when he is wrong. In the JFK case, he is very wrong.
Like Gerald Posner's Case Closed before it, Bugliosi's book is a prosecutor's brief. He cherry-picks the evidence, ignores the most compelling counter-evidence, and sets up straw-man arguments to knock down. This website is devoted to presenting differing viewpoints on Bugliosi's book and the arguments he makes, in the pursuit of a truly fair evaluation of the case. Judge for yourself.
- Rex Bradford, May 20, 2007