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  • Writer's pictureFred Litwin

Jim Garrison - The Phantom DA

Updated: Sep 14, 2023

The New Orleans States-Item endorsed Harry Connick for District Attorney in the Democratic Primary in 1969. They ran a series of front page editorials - and here is their first from October 30, 1969:


Here is one of the reasons why they ran that editorial (from the same newspaper):

Here is the next one from November 4, 1969:


And, November 5, 1969:


And, November 6, 1969:


Here is a news story about the race from November 6, 1969 with some interesting information on crime in New Orleans:


Garrison wouldn't debate his opponents (see above) and so he bought television spots. This is also from November 6, 1969:

Garrison won the election:

New Orleans States-Item, November 10, 1969


Update

Here is a letter to the editor from the November 4, 1969 issue of the New Orleans States-Item about Jim Garrison:




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