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Did the Mafia kill John F Kennedy The sun was shining on Friday November 22 1963 when the Dallas crowd heard the shots ring out that killed the president of the United States John F Kennedy Kennedy was wounded while riding in a motorcade through the hostile city of Dallas in an open convertible Waggoner 8 The suspect arrested was Lee Harvey Oswald but Oswald would be dead by the end of the day due to a gunshot wound from a man named Jack Ruby Since Oswald was no longer around to give his statement many people have to wonder who really killed Kennedy Was Oswald part of a mafia conspiracy to assassinate president Kennedy or did he act alone Attorney General Robert Kennedy and President John F Kennedy put their political power together to crack down on organized crime John Kennedy served on the McClellan Committee which investigated the relationship between organized crime and American labor unions The committees findings were astounding so when John Kennedy became President of the United States he vowed to cut down the mafias criminal activity Robert Kennedy Johns brother was the chief counsel of the McClellan Committee and when appointed Attorney General he increased staff at the Justice Department and created a special organized crime unit in the department Waggnoer 52 In 1960 there were only thirty five convictions whereas in 1963 the Kennedy Era the convictions rose to two hundred and eighty eight Waggoner 52 Three high ranking mafia leaders Jimmy Hoffa Carlos Marcello and Santos Trafficante were infuriated with the Kennedys and had great desire to see them eliminated from office Jimmy Hoffa was a huge figure in the organized crime world His name was synonymous with assassinations drugs and other major crimes Waggoner 53 Hoffa once spoke to a close friend Edward Partin about the possibility of killing Robert Kennedy while riding in open convertible He went on to say that it
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