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CAPA is deeply saddened to report that Dr. Robert McClelland has passed away. In the words of Dr. Wecht: “He was truly a courageous gentleman and a very special person. We have suffered a great, irreplaceable loss.” Dr. Wecht’s letter to the editor is attached and you may find a lengthy tribute to him at https://jfkfacts.org/rip-dr-robert-mcclelland-the-most-important-jfk-witness/

 

 

THE LATEST ADDITIONS TO OUR PROGRAM:

 

 

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 AND JIM GARRISON”

 

DR. CYRIL WECHT AND DR. GARY AGUILAR - “FIVE LINES OF MEDICAL AND SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE CONVERGE – A SHOT FROM THE FRONT”

LINK TO 30-SECOND CAPA VIDEO AD on Youtube and Facebook – PLEASE CIRCULATE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uV0wsz2pnYM

 

Previously announced speakers

 

Burt Griffin, former Warren Commission attorney who assisted in the investigation of Jack Ruby, along with Judge Brandon Birmingham who participated in the Ruby trial, will speak about their experiences. Judge Birmingham was the head of the Cold Case unit under Dallas District Attorney Craig Watkins and was responsible for discovering previously unknown JFK-related records, correspondence of former District Attorney Henry Wade, and other artifacts that had been stored in a 6-foot safe in a Dallas courthouse in 2007.

 

“FORENSICS PANEL” - Using modern analytical tools, a panel will review some of the forensic evidence regarding the rifle, bullet fragments, and autopsy used by

the Warren Commission and HSCA to support the conclusions of their reports.

 

Panel members:

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. 

Panel members:

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 discuss his theory regarding who within the intelligence community plotted to kill JFK.

 

Bill Simpich will discuss the intelligence unit of the Dallas Police Department and its role in the investigation/coverup of the JFK assassination.

 

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.

 

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 November in Dallas Conference

 

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.

 

HOTEL INFORMATION

 

CAPA has reserved a block of rooms for three days (November 21 through November 24) at the discounted rate of only $139 (plus taxes) per night. Here is the link to register online: Book your group rate for Capa November 2019 – or call 214-214-5636. You MUST mention that you are with the CAPA group to receive the discounted rate. The rate is good until October 22. The hotel has only Friday and Saturday nights left. There is a chance, if another tentative conference falls through, they will have Thursday night available too but that is not known at this time. Try this hotel first as they  may have cancellations.

 

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

 

https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/hw/reservation/book.htm?inputModule=HOTEL&ctyhocn=DALMCHW&spec_plan=CHWCAP&arrival=20191121&departure=20191124&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT

 

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 debraconway@jfklancer.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

Friday, November 22nd

9:00 am- 9:30 am Registration

9:30 am – 11:30 am Speakers TBA

11:30 pm - 1:30 pm Dealey Plaza Remembrance Ceremony/Lunch
1:30 pm – 5:30 pm – Speakers TBA
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Dinner break

7:00 pm- 9:00 pm Speakers TBA

 

Saturday, November 23rd

9:30 am – noon Speakers TBA
Noon – 1:30 pm – Lunch break

1:30 pm – 6:00 pm Speakers TBA
    6:00 pm -7:30 pm Break before Banquet

                                                                                                              7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Banquet – Keynote Speaker

 

 

 

Conference Only

Conference Only/CAPA Member – $95

Conference Only/ Non CAPA Member – $110

One Day Admission without Banquet Dinner – $90

 

Conference with Dinner

Conference with Dinner/CAPA Member – $150

Conference with Dinner/Non CAPA Member -$175

One Day Admission including Banquet Dinner – $140

Spouse admission (including Banquet Dinner): $95

 

Banquet Dinner Only

 

Banquet Dinner only – $75

 

Streaming TBD

 

To register for the conference, please go to our website https://capa-us.org/ and click on the orange link “CAPA November in Dallas Conference.”

 

If you know of any groups or individuals who might be interested in our conference, please feel free to forward this email to them.

 

 

Thank you all for your support of CAPA and its  worthy cause - Pursue the release of withheld records -  Find the Truth -  Seek Justice.

 

Best regards

Glenda de Vaney

Chair, Membership Committee

https://capa-us.org

 

 

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Very sad to hear about the passing of Robert McClelland, which I see was late last month.

I’d never heard of the Belfer Center, mentioned above, until about a year ago, when I noticed it kept coming up in the biographies of a particular group of neocon personnel and their cohorts who were all pushing the War on Terror. In some cases, the Belfer Center guys pushing it had started pushing it a few years before the War on Terror actually started. For example, Phillip Zelikow is a member, and his infamous Catastrophic Terrorism Foreign Affairs article from 1997 written with former CIA head John Deutch and future Sec Def Ashton Carter - who are also members - has the Belfer Center logo on the top page, and Carter is now director of the Center.

Robert Belfer, the former director of Enron, awarded the Center a multimillion grant in 1997, hence the name, and in the thank you’s within the book reprinted version of the Foreign Affairs article, Zelikow and co thanked Herbert Winokur, who worked with them for months as part of their study group and who helped fund the group’s work. Catherine Austin Fitts and Linda Minor have both written articles about Winokur, as he’s another Enron board member. So no one here needs to be told how to prepare for a tell-all JFK talk by a multi-decade CIA intelligence officer, but having Rolf Mowatt-Larssen be a WMD and terrorism expert for the oil exec funded Center that was pushing a 1997 Pearl Harbor thesis co-written by the former head of the CIA will make it double the fun.

 

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Rolf's presentation will be very interesting. He will offer the perspective of a CIA case officer who understands how the agency plans and carries out operations. He will lay 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.  

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Greetings from CAPA,

 THE LATEST ADDITION 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.

LINK TO 30-SECOND CAPA VIDEO AD on Youtube and Facebook – PLEASE CIRCULATE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uV0wsz2pnYM

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On 10/9/2019 at 9:33 AM, Douglas Caddy said:

Previously announced speakers

Burt Griffin, former Warren Commission attorney who assisted in the investigation of Jack Ruby, along with Judge Brandon Birmingham who participated in the Ruby trial, will speak about their experiences. Judge Birmingham was the head of the Cold Case unit under Dallas District Attorney Craig Watkins and was responsible for discovering previously unknown JFK-related records, correspondence of former District Attorney Henry Wade, and other artifacts that had been stored in a 6-foot safe in a Dallas courthouse in 2007.

 

Will someone who is planning to attend this conference please ask Judge Birmingham why these records have not been digitized and made keyword searchable on the Internet?

 

Steve Thomas

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5 hours ago, Steve Thomas said:

Will someone who is planning to attend this conference please ask Judge Birmingham why these records have not been digitized and made keyword searchable on the Internet?

 

Steve Thomas

The answer is they do not give a hoot.

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21 minutes ago, Anthony Thorne said:

Are those particular files physically accessible to researchers?

Anthony,

 

Back in 2008, when the Dallas Morning News made these available online, I went through them pretty extensively.

You can find my analyses (pl of analysis?) here:

New Dallas Documents Online

In the end, when the News was trying to decide what to do with these documents, I urged the News to donate them to the Mary Ferrell Foundation where they could be scanned and made keyword searchable. Instead, it's my understanding that they were given to the Sixth Floor Museum where they remain locked up.

(Gary Mack and I went round and round about this. He assured me they would be accessible).

 

Steve Thomas

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It should be pretty easy to resolve whether they are at the Sixth Floor Museum, just contact the archivist.  And as far as we have seen in recent years the only restriction on access would have to be something established by the owner during the grant of transfer.

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8 hours ago, Larry Hancock said:

It should be pretty easy to resolve whether they are at the Sixth Floor Museum, just contact the archivist.  And as far as we have seen in recent years the only restriction on access would have to be something established by the owner during the grant of transfer.

Larry,

 

I have no doubt that the physical documents reside at the museum, but where are the pdf files that were created?

 

Steve Thomas

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Steve, this thread is a bit hard to follow for me....who created the pdfs?    Seems like a waste of energy if they were not to be posted someplace....  

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9 minutes ago, Larry Hancock said:

Steve, this thread is a bit hard to follow for me....who created the pdfs?    Seems like a waste of energy if they were not to be posted someplace....  

Larry,

 

The Dallas Morning News did. (At least it was where you went to go read them).

When the decision was made to house the actual physical documents, the pdf website went down. I do not know where the pdf files are. I agree that it was an incredible waste of energy to create them, and then not host them somewhere you could get access to them over the Internet. One day they were there, and the next day, they weren't. What a loss.

At the time I reviewed them, I was not in a position to store them - of course, they were not mine to begin with.

 

Steve Thomas

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Well if anyone ever locates them we would certainly work to get them on MFF....my guess is somebody just decided it was no longer newsworthy at the paper and din't think much about just wiping them.  I will try and contact the Archivist and confirm the museum has them.  Anyone really interested in them should pursue it there as well I would think.

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1 hour ago, Larry Hancock said:

Well if anyone ever locates them we would certainly work to get them on MFF....my guess is somebody just decided it was no longer newsworthy at the paper and din't think much about just wiping them.  I will try and contact the Archivist and confirm the museum has them.  Anyone really interested in them should pursue it there as well I would think.

Larry,

 

You can find a little more conversation about these records from 2008 here:

Oswald and Ruby: The Transcript

http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/topic/12284-oswald-and-ruby-the-transcript/

 

Bill Kelly wrote:

“The Dallas DA says that he is considering giving the records to the Sixth Floor or Smithsonian, when I say they should be given to a Grand Jury to determine if there is any evidence that can implicate suspects in crimes related to the assassination.”

 

Chris Courtright wrote:

“The documents and materials need to be given to the National Archives. Let's remember that even though the ARRB sunset, the JFK Act has not.

To hell with Gary Mack and/or the Smithsonian.”

Charles Drago wrote:

“In the meantime, let's do what we can to keep the material off the Sixth Floor. “

 

Tosh Plumlee wrote:

P.S I just got off the telephone from a Dallas source: "... Bob. if you have anyway of getting information to the right people then try to get them to write to Dallas authorities requesting an investigation into this find, overwhelm them if you can.., before all this is again lost. I feel the time is right. I know some are trying to buy the rights to this information and lock it up again..".

Sounds like a good idea to me. Perhaps that would block any thing going to a museum or being purged or sorted out.”

John Simkin wrote:

“It seems the Dallas News wants help in interpreting this material.

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dw...s.15b53191.html

The paper has set up a forum to discuss these documents. So far no one has posted on the subject:

http://www.dallasnews.com/forums/viewforum...1efd4c2c4c993ee

I took it upon myself to try and give them some sort of index, and urged the DMN to give the pdfs to the MFF so they could be made keyword searchable. They did not take my suggestion.

In his original post, Gary Buell wrote:

"The documents contained here are those that the district attorney's office made available in electronic form – an estimated 90 percent of all the documents from the vault. Another 10 percent had not yet been scanned when these files were released to The Dallas Morning News.

The contents include transcripts, personal and official letters, newspaper clippings, lists of jurors, police reports, rap sheets, autopsy reports, trial notes, police notebooks, photographs and much more.

The documents appear here exactly as they were received by The News . They are neither cataloged nor indexed, and they are in no apparent order.

Given the volume, we haven't been able to review most of the files. That's why were calling on you. Here's your chance to review never-seen-before materials related to the JFK assassination."

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dw...s.15b53191.html

 

The DA's office gave the documents to the DMN in electronic form. If you try and follow those links, you just get a 404 error. They no longer reside on that DMN server.

Does the DA's office still have copies of the original pdf's?

 

Steve Thomas


 


 

 

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Steve, honestly I would have to leave someone else to pursue this....if the pdfs can be found I'd be happy to work on getting them onto the MFF site but I looked at some of the material long ago when it was on the news site and I don't have any further interest in it myself at this point in time.

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