Yes, that anniversary

May 23, 2013

Reprinted from the Tampa Tribune There are anniversaries ­- births, triumphs, marriages – and there are anniversaries – deaths, defeats, tragedies. And then there is the Kennedy assassination. Nothing else in America’s frame of reference resonates so searingly – and so controversially. Pearl Harbor begot V-J Day and a sense, however imperfect, of some closure. The assassination of John F. Kennedy – 50 years ago this Nov. 22 – is still an open case in the court of American public opinion. That’s because of one word: “conspiracy.” No matter what the alternative scenario, if there’s doubt that Kennedy was killed other than by a lone, Communism-enamored loser out to make horrific history, you have the cornerstones of conspiracy. And an anniversary like no other. According to public opinion polls over the years, a majority of Americans have continued to suspect conspiracy. Many think Lee Harvey Oswald did not act alone – or wittingly – or at all. Just last month a national AP-GfK Roper Public Affairs and Corporate Communications poll found that 59 percent of Americans still thought multiple people were involved in assassinating President Kennedy. The U.S. House Select Committee on Assassinations gave more than cover to conspiracy advocates…

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Who Died and Made the Sixth Floor Museum the King of Dealey Plaza?

May 16, 2013
Who Died and Made the Sixth Floor Museum the King of Dealey Plaza?

By Jim Schutze Thu., May 16 2013 at 11:00 AM Last night the history group called Preservation Dallas gave a special award to Lindalyn Adams, one of the people who created The Sixth Floor, the Kennedy assassination museum downtown. That’s great. She deserves it. Now I want to know why The Sixth Floor got Robert Groden thrown in the slammer. Groden is a best-selling author whose books argue that the killing of the president in Dallas a half century ago was a conspiracy. On weekends, when tourists, including plenty of assassination buffs, flock to downtown to visit Dealey Plaza where it happened, Groden sets up a table there and lectures and sells books and videos. After ticketing, arresting and jailing him on multiple occasions over the years, the city of Dallas has backed off, apparently agreeing with Groden’s lawyers that he was never breaking the law in the first place. But Groden still has a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city plodding its way slowly through the court system. I hope someday the lawsuit will answer my question. In today’s Dallas Morning News story about the award for Adams, the executive director of the museum, Nicola Longford, makes a…

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50 Reasons for 50 Years – Black Ops Radio

May 7, 2013

Len Osanic of Black Ops Radio is working on a weekly series of 50 informative videos available at the site below, one for each year since the assassination of President Kennedy, focused on outlining the evidence for 50 reasons to reject the official version of the Warren Commission and the failed investigations since. Drawing on some of the best researchers and sources, these videos outline the evidence that has emerged in the case over the decades to prove the official version wrong and to point to conspiracy. http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOpje8kixcV-skbCZOOiNIw

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Subject: COPA Petition | Mayor Mike Rawlings, Dallas, TX: Open Dealey Plaza to the public on November 22, 2013 | Change.org

April 17, 2013

Subject: COPA Petition | Mayor Mike Rawlings, Dallas, TX: Open Dealey Plaza to the public on November 22, 2013 | Change.org To: Date: Monday, April 15, 2013, 4:43 PM Friends, We now have 272 people signed on in support of our petition to Dallas Mayor Rawlings to open Dealey Plaza to the American people on November 22 this year, the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination. Have you signed on already? If not, please do, and please send the petition on to everyone you know. We need this to go viral. https://www.change.org/petitions/mayor-mike-rawlings-dallas-tx-open-dealey-plaza-to-the-public-on-november-22-2013 We are also hoping to have you with us that day in Dallas to observe our Moment of Silence at 12:30 pm and to attend our 20th annual conference in Dallas, “Fifty Years is Enough! Free the Files, Find the Truth!” with the best speakers and information on all the major assassinations. More information at www.politicalassassinations.com. Make your registration and reservations now to get discount rates before the end of June. Also, on Monday June 10 this year, at 12:00 pm, we will gather at the memorial plaque at American University in Washington, DC for our annual commemoration of the “And We Are All Mortal” speech given by…

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Looks Like the City May Allow Free Speech on JFK 50th After All

March 14, 2013

Looks Like the City May Allow Free Speech on JFK 50th After All By Jim Schutze, Dallas Morning News There are signs — hints, indications, wisps of smoke in the wind — suggesting we might get out of the JFK 50th observations in one piece after all. I’ve been quick to suggest Dallas would blow itself to smithereens with a bizarre compulsion to shut down free speech at Dealey Plaza come November 22 when the world remembers what happened here a half century ago. I guess I should acknowledge that it could also come out OK. First good sign: the mayor of Dallas is acting like a not-totally-crazy person about it. As I report in my column in the newspaper this week, Mayor Mike Rawlings quietly met with a national umbrella group of assassination conspiracy theory experts in Washington last January when he was there for the inauguration. When he talked to me about it recently, he had generally respectful things to say about them. The back-story here is a push by that most important of all local leaders in this politically opaque town  — the Great and Powerful “Somebody” — to shut down Dealey Plaza with paramilitary force on…

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Dallas Still Wants to Control Speech on JFK Anniversary

March 8, 2013
Dallas Still Wants to Control Speech on JFK Anniversary

Is the Trilateral Commission behind an anti-conspiracy conspiracy? By Jim Schutze Thursday, Mar 7 2013 Nothing could be crazier or sadder. It is the continued determination of a small group of people in Dallas to tightly control public observations of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination here. They want to banish the public from Dealey Plaza where it happened so that no one can go there and raise questions. Jared Boggess At the behest of this group, the city has agreed to barricade and shut down Dealey Plaza for two weeks bracketing the November 22 anniversary of President John F. Kennedy‘s murder in 1963. The longer this goes on and the closer we draw to the date, the more I feel myself getting spooked out by the whole thing. This is some weird stuff. The city’s stated goal is to keep Kennedy assassination conspiracy theorists away from the immense hordes of international press that city leaders fear will show up for the event. First of all, immense hordes are not coming. C’mon. If you asked people on the street right now to tell you who JFK was, half would guess he was a rapper. But a pretty decent-sized…

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Court rules Dallas must allow conspiracy vendors at Dealey Plaza

March 6, 2013

This decision upholds a municipal court decision that protected First Amendment rights in Dealey Plaza, a designated national historical site, and will not be further appealed. This paves the way for a federal suit to secure these rights and for COPA’s claim that our annual Moment of Silence in Dealey Plaza is also protected free speech and should be allowed to be held at 12:30 pm on the Grassy Knoll as planned. Court rules Dallas must allow conspiracy vendors at Dealey Plaza by BRAD WATSON WFAA Channel 8, Dallas, TX March 5, 2013 http://www.wfaa.com/jfk/Court-rules-for-JFK-conspiracy-vendor-at-Dealey-Plaza-against-city-195439101.html (The case was decided by Judge Kristin Wade, of the Dallas County Criminal Court of Appeals.) DALLAS — An appellate court ruled Tuesday that the city of Dallas must stop an enforcement effort against JFK conspiracy vendors selling materials at Dealey Plaza ahead of the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination. The Dallas County Criminal Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Robert Groden, a longtime conspiracy theorist and vendor who was arrested in 2010 for selling merchandise in Dealey Plaza. The appellate court upheld a lower court’s decision to toss the city’s case out. “It’s a matter of free speech, it’s a First Amendment issue,” Groden…

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