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HSCA Final Assassinations Report
The Final Report of the House Select Committee on Assassinations presents
the HSCA's findings in the murders of both President John F. Kennedy and Reverend Martin
Luther King, Jr. The HSCA found a "probable conspiracy" in the JFK assassination, but
was unable to determine its nature or participants (other than that Oswald was still
deemed to have fired all the successful shots). In the King case, the HSCA similarly
found that James Earl Ray assassinated Reverend King, but that there might have been a
small-scale conspiracy involved.
For many assassination researchers, the HSCA's findings suggested a "limited hangout"
of a deeper and more disturbing reality. The release of the HSCA's internal files in the
1990s has certainly provided fodder for this view, including evidence of HSCA cover-ups
in the area of the medical evidence and of Oswald's intelligence connections and his mysterious trip
to Mexico City.
The HSCA Report presents an overview of the HSCA's work. Many more details are
present in the twelve volumes of appendices published in each of the two assassination cases
(the JFK volumes are available online here). The voluminous files of the HSCA and the
many depositions taken in the investigation are a fertile field for today's researchers.