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William E. Kelly, Jr. was born in 1951, the son of a Camden, New Jersey, USA homicide detective. He followed the news reports and read the articles and books on the assassination of President Kennedy and majored in history at the University of Dayton, Ohio, School of Education, where he did his thesis on the Bay of Pigs. After graduation he taught history and became a freelance journalist and author of regional history books "300 Years at the Point" and "Birth of the Birdie," a history of golf.

Kelly became personally involved in original JFK assassination research in 1977 after publication of Peter Noyes' book "Legacy of Doubt," which reported on the activities of Jim Braden, a suspect taken into custody at the scene of the crime.

Reading that Braden had been arrested in mob related activities in Camden, N.J. in 1948, but the Camden PD refused to released the arrest record, he obtained the file and shared it with other researchers and investigators, including former Philadelphia prosecutor and then chief counsel of the House Select Committe on Assassination Richard Sprague.

When the HSCA records were locked away, Kelly formed the Committee for an Open Archives (COA) with his college associate John Judge, lobbying extensively for the JFK Assassination Records Act, which was passed in 1992. With Judge, Peter Dale Scott, John Newman, Jim Lesar, Bill Turner, Jerry Rose, Jim DiEugenio and others, he was an original founder of the Coaliton on Political Assassinations (COPA), and made presentations at COPA conferences on the Collins Radio Connections, the North American Newspaper Alliance (NANA) and the NORAD stand down on 9/11. With Judge, he also assisted the 9/11 Citizen's Watch, which monitored the work of the 9/11 Commission.

Kelly is currently attempting to petition federal prosecutors in Texas, Louisiana and DC to convein a special federal grand jury to review the evidence and determine if any individuals can be indicted for crimes related to the assassination of President Kennedy.

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Guest Stephen Turner

William welcome to the Forum, If you get a chance it would be instructive to know your thoughts on the 911 section of this board (political conspiracies) particularly with relation to the NORAD standown.

Regards, Steve.

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Per Mr. Kelly's biography:

Kelly is currently attempting to petition federal prosecutors in Texas, Louisiana and DC to convein a special federal grand jury to review the evidence and determine if any individuals can be indicted for crimes related to the assassination of President Kennedy.

A splendid idea, of course!

And perhaps we should import Detlev Mehlis to conduct the new investigation!

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And perhaps we should import Detlev Mehlis to conduct the new investigation!

Good idea. If Mehlis could find some proof of conspiracy, George W. Bush would be "deeply disturbed" and demand swift action, as Bush will not stand for assassinations. (Though he probably wouldn't mind if something happened to Chavez of Venezuela.)

the 911 section of this board (political conspiracies)

Stephen, I can't find that. Where is it?

Ron

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