The following is my opinion about how Ex-General Edwin Walker of Dallas, was able to coordinate the public execution-style assassination of JFK with the help of the Dallas Police and other Dallas officials.
Anticommunism was only a part of the picture. Without the long-standing, Anti-Yankee sentiments of the Deep South as reflected in Dallas, Texas, the Anticommunist rants of the John Birch Society would have been too weak to motivate this type of violence. Most Birchers tended to be professional types -- dentists, lawyers, bankers -- rather than revolutionaries. The John Birch Society make-believe that Washington DC had gone Communist could not motivate violence because it was clearly based on weak arguments that had a lot of big words with very little emotional draw.
It was only with the Southern wing of the Birchers, led by radicals like Guy Banister and David Ferrie in New Orleans, that a decision was made to exploit the old KKK sentiments to fire up emotions in the cause of Anticommunism. As Jason Ward noted, the year was 1954 when Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren passed the Brown Decision, which made racial integration of US public schools mandatory. Although most US States quickly cooperated, the Deep South dragged its feet for years. Their first response was to generate White Citizens Councils (WCC) in protest.
Guy Banister was a leader in the WCC in New Orleans, and he ran for office in New Orleans based on his segregationist visions, and so did many other politicians in the 1950's --- for example, Alabama Governor George Wallace.
After General Walker resigned from the US Army in November 1961, he moved to Dallas immediately, into the neighborhood occupied by the close relatives of oil billionaire H.L. Hunt. Hunt had agreed to finance Walker's campaign for Texas Governor, and if he won, possibly a bid for the White House. Yet Walker was stubborn. Although Hunt wanted Walker to run as a Republican, Walker decided he would run as a Democrat -- or rather, as as Dixiecrat, after the style of his Democratic hero, Woodrow Wilson, the US President who had publicly extolled the KKK back in 1920.
Edwin Walker lost his bid for Texas Governor in May, 1962, but imagine his surprise when during the Cuban Missile Crisis, an outspoken leader of the NAACP, namely, Medgar Evers, chose to energetically support the plea of Black American James Meredith to be the first Black student at Oxford University (Ole Miss) in Mississippi in September, 1962.
JFK and RFK had committed to send Federal Troops to Oxford, Mississippi to protect James Meredith against attacks by angry students and parents -- just as President Eisenhower had sent Federal Troops to Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957 to protect nine Black high-school students from angry mobs when they chose to attend that high school.
General Walker was paradoxically the same US General to lead those Federal Troops in Arkansas, yet in this case he decided to oppose the US President and to rally his own forces against the Federal Troops. Walker appeared on radio and TV coast to coast, calling for "ten thousand strong" to join him at Ole Miss, to protest the use of US forces to push an unwilling State Governor to admit Black students into his college.
Thousands coast to coast responded to Ex-General Walker's plea. They thronged to Ole Miss, and on September 30, 1962, there were violent racial riots at the college that lasted for many hours. Hundreds were wounded and two were killed. (To this day, film footage of this event will not be released by NARA on FOIA exceptions.)
The racists in the US South were sorely disappointed that Ole Miss had now been racially integrated during the JFK Administration. JFK and RFK, still reeling from the Cuban Missile Crisis, decided to send General Walker into an insane asylum for his behavior of leading those racial riots at Ole Miss. This move by JFK ended any hopes Walker still held for a political career, but it also enraged Walker to a fever pitch.
(I want to note here that the photograph above, showing Walker greeted by a throng of supporters at the Love Field airport in Dallas, is dated October 7, 1962, just eight days after Walker was sent to that insane asylum. Notice the tear gas stains on Walker's left sleeve. This was the very jacket that Walker wore during the Ole Miss riots only five days before this photograph was taken.)
Nevertheless, in January, 1963, a Mississippi Grand Jury acquitted Ex-General Walker of all charges, and this started Walker out again into politics -- not for the general public, but for the Radical Right, to whom Walker was still a legitimate US General, and the proper leader of the USA as far as they were concerned.
Dallas, Texas was already well-known as "nut country," that is, on the politically far, Radical Right wing. That means that they believed that Washington DC was a swamp of Communists, and that even the Pentagon was full of Communists, and that the head Communist was the US President. It is this belief that made it common sense in Dallas to public JFK's picture with the caption: WANTED FOR TREASON.
What is not generally accepted is that many if not most Dallas Police and Deputies had fully accepted this Southern common sense. The Damn Yankees were no damn good, over there on the Eastern coast as the "Eastern Establishment." Here is what Robert Welch published in 1959:
"Communism is imposed on every country, from the top down, by a conspiratorial apparatus, headed and controlled by suave and utterly ruthless criminals, who are recruited from the richest families, most highly educated intellectuals, and most skillful politicians within that country. The rest of the show, including all of the noise made and work done by the poor “revolutionary” beatniks and dupes at the bottom, is mere pretense and deception." (Robert Welch, The Politician, 1959)
The US South liked to hear this sort of talk. Communism was the conspiracy of the rich from New York City. And JFK was the richest of the rich. Here was the problem. But that wasn't enough to inspire violence. It was only talk.
It was only when the Radical Right came up with the slogan, "Race Mixing is Communist" that Southern emotions were pulled into the service of Anticommunism. The Brown Decision still stung many people as late as 1962 and 1963, and in the aftermath of the Ole Miss riots of 1962, the NAACP advocate of James Meredith, namely, Medgar Evers, was shot in the back in the driveway of his Mississippi home on around midnight on June 12, 1963 -- only four hours after JFK had delivered his speech in support of Civil Rights and Martin Luther King, Jr.
What does this have to do with the Dallas Police? Why would anybody seek to blame the Dallas Police of anything to do with the JFK Assassination?
Please remember that I'm not the first to try to connect a Dallas policeman with the JFK Assassination. Ricky White, the son of former Dallas policeman Roscoe White, announced publicly in 1990 that his father killed JFK on 11/22/1963, and had also killed J.D. Tippit. Not Lee Harvey Oswald -- but Dallas Policeman Roscoe White was the killer of both, said his own son, Ricky White.
Furthermore, Jeff Caufield wrote in his 2015 book that J.D. Tippit attended General Walker's John Birch Society weekend meetings at the Austin BBQ restaurant in Dallas.
Furthermore, former FBI agent, William Turner, wrote in his history book, Power on the Right (1971) that to join the Dallas Police in the early 1960's, a candidate had to be a member of the KKK, the White Citizens' Council, or the John BIrch Society, or preferably all three.
The Radical Right wing in Dallas had an advantage that few other American cities enjoyed, namely, they had General Walker as a citizen. The Radical Right throughout the South rallied behind Walker. Walker had the local support of the richest man in the USA at the time -- H.L. Hunt. The support this shone on Walker with respect to the Sheriff, the Chief of Police and the Police Captains would have been considerable.
Walker had not only ample military and paramilitary experience, but also ample guerilla warfare experience starting with WW2. Planning a paramilitary feat like Dealey Plaza on 11/22/1963 was well within his skill set. This should be obvious.
Many patsies were selected to throw the public off -- and they were all connected with Communists in one way or another. Loran Hall, Gerry Patrick Hemming, Harry Dean -- all were connected with Fidel Castro at some point. The Communists were going to take the blame for this political theater. But the favorite was Lee Harvey Oswald -- who had been framed with care in New Orleans since May, 1963. Months of framing were about to pay off.
Why such care about Lee Harvey Oswald? Because, reports Dick Russell (TMWKTM, 1993), the Dallas FBI had a source confirming that Oswald had been General Walker's shooter back in April, 1963. The fix was in.