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?”
LATEST ADDITION TO OUR CONFERENCE: Andrew Kiel, author of “J. Edgar Hoover: The Father of the Cold War” will speak on “J. Edgar Hoover, LBJ & the Secret Service Coverup.” He spoke at the COPA program for the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination and was on the panel with Russ Baker.
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. JudgeJay Karahan, retired, will be the presiding judge.
Russ Baker – Longtime investigative reporter, author of the bestseller “Family of Secrets,” and editor in chief of the news site WhoWhatWhy, discusses in his talk (“Strange Discoveries and Fertile Paths”) some of the more interesting findings in the course of his 10 year research for his next book, a comprehensive forensic investigation of the JFK assassination.
Bill Kelly – JFK researcher and blogger will speak about “Released and Withheld JFK Documents”
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.
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”
Judge Brandon Birmingham will speak about the Jack Ruby trial. Judge Birmingham arranged for original, nonpublic documents and artifacts possessed by the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office relating to the Ruby trial to be made public.
FORENSICS PANEL – 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
Christine Sharbrough–Lead archivist, Dallas Public Library
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
Bill Simpich will discuss the intelligence unit of the Dallas Police Department and its role in the investigation/coverup of the JFK assassination.
James Wagenvoord -Former Life Magazine executive will reveal the inside story of the Zapruder film, the alteration of certain photos associated with the assassination, and the “backyard” Oswald photos.
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.”