The latest additions to our program:
In keeping with CAPA’s ongoing efforts to pursue the truth and seek justice for the JFK assassination, CAPA will be conducting a mock Court of Inquiry at the conference. A Court of Inquiry is a unique Texas procedure used to examine allegations of prosecutorial misconduct and wrongful convictions. Members of the CAPA legal committee will argue that the arrest of Lee Harvey Oswald should be expunged because of a lack of probable cause that he shot President John F. Kennedy. This would clear his name officially and leave the case technically unresolved opening the door to a real investigation. The CAPA legal committee hopes to file an actual Court of Inquiry petition in the future and will be using the mock hearing as a rehearsal or dry run to see how a state court judge will respond to the evidence. To that end, the attorneys will experiment with different arguments to see which lines of evidence would work best in an actual hearing. Judge Jay Karahan, retired, will be the presiding judge.
David Denton, History Professor, Olney Central College, and Head of the JFK Historical Group, will speak on “The Newly Released Documents: What They Say About William Harvey’s Potential Participation in the JFK Murder and the Faulty Intelligence that JFK Received About Vietnam.”
John Curington, H.L. Hunt’s personal attorney and special assistant from 1957 to 1969 will speak about Hunt’s actions in the first 48 hours after the assassination.
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Previously announced speakers:
Oliver Stone, producer of the film “JFK,” will attend the conference and give brief remarks at the banquet. CAPA will be presenting him with our “Profile In Courage” award.
Dr. Cyril Wecht, world-renowned forensic pathologist and chairman of CAPA, keynote speaker at the banquet, “Post JFK, RFK, MLK Related Deaths – Circumstantial or Orchestrated?”
James Dieugenio, author of “Destiny Betrayed,” will speak on “the FBI, JFK and Jim Garrison”
Dr. Cyril Wecht and Dr. Gary Aguilar – “Five Lines Of Medical And Scientific Evidence Converge – A Shot From The Front”
Burt Griffin, former Warren Commission attorney who assisted in the investigation of Jack Ruby, along with Judge Brandon Birmingham, will speak about the Ruby trial. Judge Birmingham arranged for original, nonpublic documents and artifacts possessed by the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office relating to the Jack Ruby trial to be made public.
Using modern analytical tools, a panel will review some of the forensic evidence regarding the rifle, and bullet fragments used by the Warren Commission and HSCA to support the conclusions of their reports.
Cliff Spiegelman, Senior Research Scientist at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, Editor Emeritus for Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems, Statistics Advisor to the Texas Forensic Science Commission
David Josephs, a long-time researcher who has written extensively on the JFK assassination.
MEET THE ARCHIVISTS’ PANEL
The panel will consist of archivists from the major JFK Collections who will discuss the current holdings in each of the participant’s repositories,
the process to access this material, and suggestions for archiving collections for researchers in the future.
Stephen Fagin, Curator of the 6th Floor Museum;
John Slate, Head Archivist for the City of Dallas;
Mary Goolsby, Archivist at Poague Library, Baylor University;
Britney Crawford, Acting director of the NARA JFK collection
David Knight–video specialist
Rolf Mowatt-Larssen is a Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center. Prior to joining the Belfer Center, he served for 23 years as a CIA intelligence officer in various domestic and international posts. He is a recipient of the CIA Director’s Award, the George W. Bush Award for Excellence in Counterterrorism, the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal, Secretary of Defense Civilian Distinguished Service Medal, and the National Intelligence Superior Performance Medal. The title of Mr. Larssen’s presentation is “Marked for Assassination: Who Killed JFK?.” Drawing on his 23 years as a CIA clandestine services officer recruiting spies and hunting moles as well as his access to classified CIA files, he will offer the perspective of a CIA case officer who understands how the agency plans and carries out operations. He will be laying out an outline or template through which researchers can perhaps reassess the facts and/or modify the analytical basis for finding a breakthrough that might establish what really happened, and who did it.
Former Life Magazine executive James Wagenvoord will reveal the inside story of the Zapruder film, the alteration of certain photos associated with the assassination, and the “backyard” Oswald photos.
Bill Simpich will discuss the intelligence unit of the Dallas Police Department and its role in the investigation/coverup of the JFK assassination.
Burt Griffin, former Warren Commission attorney who assisted in the investigation of Jack Ruby, along with Judge Brandon Birmingham, will speak about the Ruby trial. Judge Birmingham was the head of the Cold Case unit in Dallas. He arranged for original, nonpublic documents and artifacts possessed by the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office relating to the Jack Ruby trial to be made public.
John Newman, author of many books on the JFK assassination, will speak about research for his new book volume which will demonstrate how Antonio Veciana’s years of deception about his case officers (laid out in Volume III, “Into the Storm”) reveals a roadmap of new leads he will be pursuing in his upcoming Volume IV—“Armageddon.”
CAPA has assumed responsibility for the annual November in Dallas conference formerly hosted by JFK Lancer Productions. The conference will be held 22 and 23 November 2019 at the new Marriott Courtyard hotel at 310 South Houston Street in the Dallas Downtown/Reunion district which is just two short blocks from Dealey Plaza.
The Marriott Courtyard rooms are sold out.
Two other hotels have agreed to block 20 rooms each. The sister hotel to the Marriott will block 20 rooms at the same rate as the Marriott ($139 plus taxes). It is three miles from Dealey Plaza but they have a shuttle that will transport people to and from. HOMEWOOD SUITES BY HILTON DALLAS MARKET CENTER – Phone number (214) 819-9700 – here is the link to register online
The other hotel is La Quinta next door to the Marriott near Dealey Plaza. They have blocked 20 rooms at the rate of $146/night plus taxes. They will hold the rooms until Nov. 7th or they sell out whichever occurs first. Reservations can be made only by phone – 800-753-3757.
Please mention you are with CAPA to ensure you get the discounted rate at all the hotels.
November is a busy time in Dallas and the hotels fill up quickly.
JFK Lancer President Debra Conway will continue to operate the book and collectibles store at the conference. If you have JFK related materials such as collectibles, photos or campaign materials that you would like to sell at the 2019 CAPA NID conference, please contact email@example.com for more information.
Please note that CAPA is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, which means that your payment to CAPA is considered a donation and can be deducted as a charitable expense on your income tax return. As you can see on the CAPA website, annual dues to be a member of CAPA can be as little as $50.
Tentative 2019 Conference Schedule
(finalized program schedule coming in the next update)
Early bird registration is now available at the following discounted rates:
CAPA Members Conference Only– $95, email Glenda here or copy email address here, firstname.lastname@example.org, for Discount rate purchase
Conference with Dinner – CAPA Member – $150, email Glenda here or copy email address here, email@example.com, for Discount rate purchase
Thank you all for your support of CAPA and its worthy cause – Pursue the release of withheld records – Find the Truth – Seek Justice.