The Secret Service failed to make a move

Since the assassination of JFK was caught on several cameras depicting the gruesome murder from many angles, the occurrence has been reviewed and studied by many. As we all know, the Secret Service is most known for their fast reflexes and intimidating demeanor, but during JFK's time in the White House, that had changed. According to Vanity Fair, the President's lax attitude had rubbed off on his staff and, as each year passed with him in office, the Secret Service grew lazier and lazier. Several former members of the Secret Service came forward about that day years later, claiming they were slow to respond to the shots fired since they'd been out partying the night before, and were sleep-deprived and even hungover.

One particular agent, Abraham Bolden, described the details of that day in his book The Echo from Dealey Plaza. He describes how he specifically remembers that after JFK was shot, an agent shouted, "I knew it would happen. I told those playboys that someone was going to get the president killed if they kept acting like they did. Now it's happened." Bolden also discussed what it was like being one of the only African-Americans on the Secret Service team, and the racism he had to deal with. Soon after the book was released in 2008, Bolden was accused and convicted of attempting to sell a secret government file for $50,000 to the defendant in another case. Bolden claimed that he'd been framed for going public about the partying ways of the Secret Service, and how he feels it led to the death of JFK. Framed or not, it's clear in the videos that the everyone nearby, aside from his wife, failed to react until the third and final gunshot was fired.