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Breaking Global News On Alleged Assassinations
Wecht, CAPA Challenge Warren Report Defenders Sabato, Shenon
Disclosures this summer about President John F. Kennedy’s 1963 assassination are prompting a blistering dispute on whether new "scientific evidence" proves that Lee Harvey Oswald killed JFK as a lone gunman — or whether the claim against Oswald is part of an ongoing media cover-up of the truth. During the historic JFK document dump this…
Dr. Wecht Chides Newspaper For Smearing Dick Gregory, Others As 'Conspiracy' Suckers
Dr. Cyril H. Wecht, CAPA's chairman, reprimanded his hometown Pittsburgh Post-Gazette newspaper for besmirching the late comedian Dick Gregory as a "sucker for conspiracy theories" in an otherwise generally favorable editorial published on Aug. 25 assessing Gregory's life and legacy. Wecht's letter to the newspaper, known in its locality as the "P-G," is reprinted below…
Volunteers Sought For CAPA Membership Planning, Growth
CAPA is seeking volunteers to implement ambitious growth in the organization's size, impact and membership benefits. All such functions will be under a new membership committee to be formed shortly by a decision last week by the CAPA board of directors, meeting by conference call. Among membership benefits will be reduced rates at CAPA's next…
Newly Released JFK Murder Files Prompt Disputes, 'Jigsaw Puzzle' Solutions
Long-suppressed documents released last week about the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas show that the city's mayor at the time had a covert relationship with the CIA. Documents showing the CIA status of the late Dallas Mayor Earle Cabell (shown at left) were among the 3,810 released by the National Archives…
National Archives Begins Online Release of JFK Assassination Records
On July 24, 2017 at 8 a.m., the National Archives released a group of documents (the first of several expected releases), along with 17 audio files, previously withheld in accordance with the JFK Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992. CAPA's leadership applauds the release of records, including release on a rolling basis to advance research…
Dr. Cyril Wecht Supports Accused RFK Killer's Petition Seeking New Trial
The famed forensic pathologist, author, consultant, and medical school professor Cyril H. Wecht, M.D., J.D. released the following statement in conjunction with a petition by Sirhan Sirhan last week to the Organization of American States (OAS) seeking a new trial or evidentiary hearing on charges that Sirhan acted alone and fired the fatal shot killed…
CAPA Covers Former JFK Death-Probers Privacy Suit Against CIA
A report this week that several key former staffers of the last official assassination investigations of President John F. Kennedy (JFK) have sued the CIA shows the continued vitality of such probes and the need for CAPA's ongoing summary of political assassination news from around the world. As amplified below, Courthouse News reporter Brandi Buchman…
Petition To OAS: Sirhan wrongfully convicted in 1968 RFK Murder
Historic petition to OAS seeks retrial or hearing Famed attorney, noted author, and human rights advocate Dr. William F. Pepper announced July 17 that he is filing a petition to the Organization of American States (OAS) seeking justice for his imprisoned client Sirhan B. Sirhan. The filing describes Sirhan (shown upon his arrest) as wrongfully…
Save The Date: CAPA Mock Trial On Oswald Nov. 16-17 In Houston
A two-day mock trial State of Texas v. Lee Harvey Oswald will be held on November 16th and 17th at the South Texas College of Law-Houston, Citizens Against Political Assassinations (CAPA) announced today. Building on what has been learned from the Innocence Project and the 2009 National Academy of Sciences report on forensic evidence, the…
ARRB’s Former Chief Tunheim Keynotes CAPA March 16 National Press Club Forum Previewing Historic 2017 JFK Records Release
Leaders in the JFK research community convened at the National Press Club during “Sunshine Week” on March 16 to underscore the historical importance of the scheduled release next October by the National Archives of the final batch of declassified documents about the 1963 assassination of President Kennedy.
John R. Tunheim, the congressionally appointed former chairman of the Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB) and now chief U.S. district judge for Minnesota, delivered a keynote address regarding the scheduled release by Oct. 26 of the final installment of JFK assassination papers. read more...
CAPA Advocates Disclosure On Political Assassinations
Americans deserve prompt and thorough disclosure of the facts surrounding the nation’s major assassinations, according to a new research group on the occasion of the annual “Sunshine Week,” celebrated by open government advocates beginning March 13.
As an initial goal, Citizens Against Political Assassinations (CAPA), a non-partisan umbrella group, seeks withheld records pertaining to the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy in 1963, and the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, both in 1968.
“CAPA seeks release of the remaining JFK records with a minimum of redactions, which can obscure vital information,” said CAPA Chairman Cyril H. Wecht, M.D., J.D., a prominent expert in forensic pathology for five decades. “We shall also file Freedom of Information Act requests and similar legal actions to enforce the law and undertake public education efforts to show the importance of disclosure to new generations.” Wecht is a consultant, medical school professor, author, and former county coroner for two decades in Pennsylvania.
2017 Recent and Upcoming Political Assassination Research Events
Note: A listing below does not mean that CAPA helped organize an event or endorses any views presented.
Other Upcoming Events
Oct. 6, Washington, DC
Free screening of film about JFK Assassination researchers, produced and directed by Randy Benson, who answers questions
6 to 8 p.m., Oct. 6
Southwest Neighborhood Library, 900 Wesley Pl. SW, (Between 3rd and 4th Sts., near Waterfront Metro), Washington, DC
Oct. 18, New Orleans, LA (various locations)
“NOLA & Lee”: Lee Harvey Oswald’s Birthday Party, Oct. 18, New Orleans, LA, Various locations: Press conference and rally at Lafayette Square, “Ground Zero” downtown tour of key locales, author event featuring Edward T. Haslam (author of Dr. Mary’s Monkey and Judyth Vary Baker (author of memoir Me & Lee and forthcoming Kennedy & Oswald) at Barnes & Noble, and “Birthday Party” at Le Bon Temps Roule. Produced by TrineDay Books.
Major Assassinations, Commissions, Archives, Analysis
Archives, Commissions, Reports
National Archives and Records Administration
House Select Committee on Assassinations
Jim Garrison Trial
Mary Ferrell Foundation
The Assassination Archives and Research Center
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CAPA Mission Statement
We oppose the use of political assassination as a means to obtain or maintain power and are committed to support those who determine the truth, seek justice, and educate people on the dangers assassination poses to our society.
Political assassination is the most serious threat to democratic government and it occurs somewhere every day, usually as a convenient means of maintaining and controlling power. That’s why it is important to support those who focus on and study political assassinations as a tactic that must be opposed.
We want to live in a country where murders will not go unpunished and where the democratic processes cannot be frustrated by individuals, agencies or organizations who oppose the popular will and violate the Constitution.
Five decades of independent research have demonstrated that the American system is unable to effectively address crimes that have the potential of exposing groups with radical and socially explosive motives. There is strong evidence that lead key decision makers compromised investigations and manipulated official conclusions at both the state and national levels. Examples of such compromised legal inquiries include the assassinations of John and Robert Kennedy, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Medgar Evers as well as domestic terror attacks, such as the Oklahoma City bombing and 9/11. Read more...
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