[In the first issue of Deep Truth Journal, William Davy, the author of Let Justice Be Done, submitted a fascinating article entitled “The Deep State in the Big Easy: Jim Garrison’s Quest for Justice.” Unfortunately, his endnotes were cut off at number 51. I would personally like to apologize to Mr. Davy for the error. What follows are the complete endnotes for Mr. Davy’s article.]
“The Deep State in the Big Easy” by William Davy
Deep Truth Journal Volume 1, Issue 1
1Garrison was popular among the people of New Orleans, NOT among the New Orleans power elite: global corporations, the Catholic Church, organized crime, et al.
2Garrison had numerous opportunities to set the record straight including in two books, several unpublished manuscripts, numerous interviews, and even under oath at the Shaw civil trial. In every case, he would maintain that Senator Long was the true impetus for the investigation. As did Long, per author’s interview with Senator Long December 29, 1998.
3The tip came from Jack Martin, an investigator for Guy Banister. Although Martin had drinking problems, his information about Oswald, Ferrie, and the Civil Air Patrol would all prove accurate.
4Melvin Coffee and Alvin Beauboeuf were Ferrie’s traveling companions and between the three of them they couldn’t keep their stories straight. (See William Davy, Let Justice Be Done. Reston: Jordan Publishing, 1999, pp. 45-47).
5Rolland testimony, State of Louisiana vs Clay L. Shaw, February 12, 1969.
6Davy, pp. 5-7
7Author’s interview with Jack Dempsey September 2, 1994.
8CIA File 104-10109-10376, 8/30/60, re. Guy Banister & Project GOLIATH.
9Davy, pp. 7, 15-20.
10Davy, pp. 39-43.
11Michael Kurtz, The JFK Assassination Debates. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2006, pp. 159-161, 189.
15James DiEugenio, Destiny Betrayed. New York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2012, pp. 158-159.
16Davy, pp. 37-38.
17DiEugenio, pp 158-159.
18Davy, pp 21-24.
19Kurtz, p. 165.
20Davy, p. 288n44-289.
21HSCA Report, p. 145.
22All of the Roache and INS material is taken from a collection of Church Committee memos they assembled into a document entitled “Oswald in New Orleans.” Of the over 150 pages very little of it has to do with Oswald in New Orleans. SSCIA document # 157-10014-10120, 01/19/1976.
23Author’s interview with Lou Ivon, April 7, 1995.
24Paris Flammonde, The Kennedy Conspiracy. New York: Merideth Press, 1969, pp 41-42. This volume in its original published form is extremely hard to find but is highly recommended.
25FBI memo from DeLoach to Tolson, March 2, 1967, document # 62-109060-4635.
26Regis Kennedy testimony, Shaw trial, February 17, 1969.
27FBI memo # 62-109060-4874, March 21, 1967.
28Ivon interview, April 7, 1995.
29Davy, pp 63-64.
31Author’s interviews with Perry Raymond Russo, August 31, 1994 & April 7, 1995.
32Kurtz, p. 164.
33Booking officer Habighorst was prepared to testify to such at the Shaw trial, but presiding Judge Haggerty ruled improperly that the booking card and question was inadmissible.
34Author’s interview with Joe Newbrough, April 3, 1995.
35Dempsey interview September 2, 1994.
36CIA memo, “Garrison and the Kennedy Assassination: Cubans and Other Latin Americans Allegedly Involved,” March 7, 1968.
37Davy, Chapters 12 and 13. Over 80 pages of text were required to document all of this chicanery.
38No fewer than 10 memos were generated out of the Garrison Desk, all numerically titled, i.e., “Garrison Memo #1.” Many of these were authored by James Angleton’s lieutenant Ray Rocca. All of these documents are now widely available online at many sites including the National Archives, the AARC, Mary Ferrell Foundation, etc. For “Courses of Action” memo, see Davy pp. 140-142.
39CIA Dispatch to Chiefs, Certain Stations and Bases, July 19, 1968. CIA document # 1127-987.
40FBI memo from SAIC Dallas to Director, re. call to DeLoach. Document # 62-109060-4427, January 27, 1967.
41Davy, pp 135-137.
42Davy, p. 134.
43HSCA document from CIA Segregated Collection #180-10143-10220, 06/28/1978.
44FBI memorandum from DeLoach to Tolson, #62-109060-4631, February 27, 1967.
47Aside from the actual trial transcript, extensive trial coverage can be found in both DiEugenio and Davy.
48Davy, pp 186-187.
49Critical testimony was elicited from these witnesses and is covered in an entire chapter in Davy, Chapter 11.
50Lucien S. Vandenbroucke, Perilous Options: Special Operations as an Instrument of U.S. Foreign Policy. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, pp 32-33.
51Vandenbroucke, p.30. Operation 40, a CIA operation, called for assassination of “left leaning” Cubans during the Bay of Pigs. See also Lawrence Freedman, Kennedy’s Wars, Schlesinger RFK and His Times, and DiEugenio, pp 50-56.
52Davy, p. 26.
53David M. Barrett, The Two Stories About the Bay of Pigs You Never Heard, 09/25/2005, historynewsnetwork.org/article/14951 quoting CIA History of the Bay of Pigs by Jack Pfeiffer, 1974.
56Arthur Carpenter, “Social Origins of Anticommunism: The Information Council of the Americas.” Louisiana History Magazine, Spring 1989.
57Davy, pp 85-87.
59As noted, this information is all publicly available but valuable analyses of these policies and events can be found in James Douglass, JFK and the Unspeakable, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., American Values, and James DiEugenio, Destiny Betrayed. See also Davy speech at George C. Marshall Center for Leadership and Ethics, September 2, 2017. Available on YouTube.
60See Donald Gibson, The Kennedy Assassination Cover-Up. Huntington, NY: Kroshka Books, 2000, see especially chapters 3, 4 & 5.
61Sam Kashner, “A Clash of Camelots,” Vanity Fair, October 2009, p. 10 (electronic edition).
62Richard Raznikov, The Killing of the Dream, Marin Life Magazine, 1977. Page 11.
63ARRB memorandum from Legaspi to Gunn, CIA and related files pertaining to New Orleans, Hunter Leake, Clay Shaw, QKENCHANT, and ZRCLIFF, November 14, 1996.