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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.
CAPA also released statements by the ARRB members and more than two dozen other experts, including three surviving members of the Warren Commission staff, seeking broad release of the documents, as authorized by Congress in 1992.
Speakers at the forum included Dr. Cyril H. Wecht, J.D., M.D., the noted forensic pathologist, author, medical school professor and CAPA chairman, and Dr. John M. Newman, Ph.D., a history professor, former Army intelligence officer, and the author of "JFK and Vietnam" and “Oswald and the CIA” and other books.
The forum in the press club's Zenger Room began with a news conference for members of the media. Later, the forum continued with additional presentations. Visit here or see below for more details, including a film of the entire four-hour event by award-winning documentary film maker Randolph Benson.
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CAPA Publishes Two More 'How To' Instructional Transcripts By FOIA Experts
Citizens Against Political Assassinations (CAPA) published on April 24 transcripts of the how-to overviews delivered by two Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) experts at CAPA's "Sunshine Week" conference held at the National Press Club on March 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. The experts were Nate Jones of the National Security Archive and Adam Marshall of…
The Significance -- and Potential Release This Year -- of the Still-Secret Secret Service 'Threat Sheets' Against JFK
By William Kelly (CAPA Board member) In his March Sunshine Week presentation at the National Press Club, Federal Judge John Tunheim called attention to the "Secret Service Threat Sheets for 1963" that the Assassinations Records Review Board (ARRB) requested but the Secret Service wanted to keep secret. The former ARRB chairman said: “Actually, the Secret…
CIA Records Reveal: Agency Spied On 1973 Hollywood Film 'Executive Action' and Creators
Executive Action (1973, starring Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan and Will Geer) is perhaps the most famous conspiracy thriller about the John Kennedy assassination, with the exception of Oliver Stone’s JFK. Recently released CIA records in the CREST database show that they were keeping an eye the production and how it was being received. The articles…
Washington Post History: ‘Assassins!’: A Confederate spy vanished after being accused of helping kill Abraham Lincoln
John Surratt, Lincoln assassination conspirator, in his Papal Zouave uniform. (Library of Congress) On Feb. 19, 1867, the American gunboat Swatara returned to the Washington Navy Yard after a months-long trip to the Middle East. Out stepped a young man in a bizarre but filthy uniform and shackles. His name was John Harrison Surratt, and…
Wecht Describes JFK 'Conspiracy' April 11 At Sixth Floor Museum In Dallas
Renowned forensic pathologist, consultant and author Dr. Cyril H. Wecht delivered an April 11 lecture at the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas drawing from his remarkable career and longtime study of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in. In a multi-media presentation on key areas of the Warren Commission’s 1964 investigation, Dr. Wecht addressed…
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.
The JFK Act of 1992 exemplifies one major CAPA initiative especially congruent with the goals of Sunshine Week and other open government initiatives this spring fostered by the newspaper, broadcast and library leaders along with concerned citizens. The JFK Act requires federal release of records on the assassination of President Kennedy by October 2017. The president of the United States at that time will be responsible for enforcement.
“Especially in 2017,” Dr. Wecht said, ”this is a key time to foster public confidence in government by building public support for document release and other ‘sunshine’ goals. Time is running out to do something about the horrific JFK crime and cover-up. There is power in numbers. We hope you will join us in this worthy endeavor to bring truth to the American people.”
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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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