Drugs: Sifting Fact from Fantasy

Truth drugs and hypnotism. Any TV espionage agent worth his salt knows that these are surefire tools for compelling a reluctant subject to tell the truth. Most lately they were employed in New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison's investigation into the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Indicted last week on conspiracy charges growing out of that probe, Businessman Clay Shaw had been linked to the assassination during a preliminary hearing by State Witness Perry Russo, 25, a Baton Rouge insurance salesman. Garrison's investigators supposedly checked out Russo's veracity beforehand by hypnotizing him and giving him an injection of...

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