COPA letter to Mayor Rawlings

June 11, 2012

By John Judge

In response to the previous post “Mayor Rawlings names committee to plan commemoration of JFK tragedy in Dallas” John Judge wrote the mayor of Dallas:
The Coalition on Political Assassinations is a national network of serious researchers into the JFK assassination Our first president was Dr. Cyril H. Wecht, JD MD, who now directs the Cyril H Wecht Institute on Forensic Science and Law at Duquesne University. Other leading ballistics, forensic, medical experts, academics and former official investigators, authors and independent researchers present the best new evidence from scientific analysis, historical perspectives, and newly released documents. We were responsible for the passage and implementation of the JFK Assassination Records Act, which declassified a record 6.5 million pages that rewrote the history of the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban missile crisis, the Kennedy administration and the assassination itself. The new files verified the research and legal assertions of New Orleans D. A. Jim Garrison depicted in Oliver Stone’s movie JFK. A local Dallas representative of our organization should be appointed to this committee planning the events.

Early critic and newspaper editor Penn Jones, Jr. from Midlothian, Texas began the tradition of an annual Moment of Silence on the Grassy Knoll in 1964 and COPA has continued it since the time of his death with permits from the City of Dallas. We are not “theorists” or “nuts”. Our events have been solemn reminders of the assassination of President Kennedy and our speakers have enlightened the growing numbers of visitors to the Grassy Knoll each year about why Kennedy was killed and the evidence that more than one gunman had to have been involved. We intend to hold our Moment of Silence this year and on the 50th anniversary, at 12:30 pm on November 22.

We celebrate the life of President Kennedy, but we believe his actions led to his assassination by forces well beyond any lone killer. You cannot talk about his life without talking about his death and his as yet unsolved murder. To refuse to investigate until the truth is known is disrespectful to the memory of his life and his legacy as one of the greatest Presidents in our history. We continue to call for full release of the remaining classified documents that have been postponed or concealed to this day regarding his assassination. We invite you to visit our website at and to join us on the Grassy Knoll on the 50th anniversary to make a call for truth and for a restoration of hope and democracy in America.

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