what does it mean? Accuracy was not a forte of official Dallas that afternoon. On the new document—the deceased's "usual occupation" was given as "President of the U.S."—Kennedy's Washington address was erroneously recorded as 600, not 1600, Pennsylvania Avenue. The transit permit incorrectly listed his age as forty-four. The Dallas Police Department completed a homicide report later in the day and it, too, was imprecise, stating that headquarters had received word of the shooting at 5:10 P.M. With that the local rites were over. Ceremonial homage had been paid to the letter of the law.】 what does "local rites" indicate?
Jun 25, 2013 2:45 PM
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The author is comparing bureaucratic paperwork to religious rites. All the required local police forms had been completed and filed, as well as all the forms required for transporting the body out of state.
June 25, 2013
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