Rush to Judgement

This paper reviews Mark Lane’s book, Rush to Judgment.

This paper examines Mark Lane’s “Rush to Judgment” which analyzes the investigation of the events surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The book questions the work done by Warren Commission. The author illustrates how Lane presents a unique perspective in discussing the assassination and the murders of police officer J.D. Tippit and Lee Harvey Oswald, which he believes are critical to get the full picture.
“The book seeks to connect the preconceptions of the Commission members with the conclusions of the Commission. Instead of pursuing the investigation of the crimes, the Commission fails to thoroughly question witnesses and stops questioning whenever a witness begins to present testimony not consistent with the conclusion that the Commission wanted. Lane shows that many questions remain and many possible areas of further analysis remain after the Commission finished its work concluding that there was a single assassin and he was Lee Harvey Oswald. The lack of completeness in the investigation leaves open the possibility of a conspiracy.”