Q: Will COPA be allowed to hold our Moment of Silence on the Grassy Knoll as in previous years?
A: At this time, COPA has not been issued a permit. Instead, City of Dallas Parks and Recreation Department granted an exclusive permit to the 6th Floor Museum. We intend to exercise our First Amendment rights, we continue to seek a permit or to be accommodated within existing permits to hold our event and that we fully intend to have our Moment of Silence. Failing all this, we plan to be visible in Dealey Plaza at 12:30 pm on November 22, 2013 in whatever way possible and to make our statement of truth to power about the lie that has lasted 50 years.
Q: How will City of Dallas prevent our Moment of Silence?
A: The Mayor’s office seems to be planning a ticketed, restricted access event in Dealey Plaza at the same time as ours. We are suggesting that the more appropriate location for the Mayor’s event would be the Kennedy Memorial site nearby, where they have held commemorations in the past.
Q: Does the City of Dallas intend on discuss the clear evidence of conspiracy to assassinate the President?
A: Of course not. Thousands of people and the national and international press will be present on the 50th anniversary of the assassination at that location and time because of his death, not because of the record of his life. We also celebrate the life and legacy of President Kennedy and his administration, but we know it was what got him killed. Disregarding the forces behind his assassination, their purpose and rise to prominence and power, and the policy changes that remain in place to this day is not any way to honor JFK. The Mayor’s planned “moment of silence” which will suppress any comments about his assassination will then become a “perpetuity of silence” that extends from the inception of this case among Dallas, Texas and federal authorities to effectively provide immunity for a crime that has no statute of limitations, and also cover for the “Military Industrial Intelligence Complex” that President Eisenhower predicted and warned against, and which took power on November 22, 1963 in a military coup d’etat.
Q: What does Occupythegrassyknoll.org intend to accomplish?
A: We continue to pressure the city of Dallas to issue our legal permit and to allow us our right to free speech. We may engage in a letter writing campaign or organize a petition drive. We intend to hold our Moment of Silence on the Grassy Knoll. We will organize a peaceful presence and protest on the anniversary at Dealey Plaza. We may use t-shirts, banners, and other creative methods to be visible. We will coordinate with serious researchers, individuals and organizations who reject Dallas efforts to silence the truth. We hope you will join us.