‘Don’t you think I would make a good actor?’ -Jack Ruby in custody after Oswald assassination
Per Double Cross, by Chuck and Sam Giancana, Jack Ruby had worked for Chicago’s ‘Outfit’ for decades running guns to Cuba and Latin America. He had been sent to Dallas earlier to ingratiate himself with/compromise its politicians and law enforcement agents with free drinks, gambling and floozies from his Carousel Club. Ruby was apparently given the choice of killing Oswald and living on in prison or facing his own immediate execution by the Outfit for non-compliance.
A Video on Jack Ruby’s chummy relationship with most of the Dallas PD here:
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