11/22/2014

Although there is no formal conference planned for COPA this year, a few of us are gathering at the grassy knoll to honor the moment of silence for John Kennedy, as honored for so many years by Penn Jones and…

Mae Brussell collection released today

Mae Brussell, who was one of John Judge’s key mentors along with Penn Jones, has had a collection of her original articles published on Feral House. Unfortunately, JJ isn’t here to tell stories about her, but at least there is…

Rest in Power, Chokwe Lumumba

EXCERPT: “Chokwe Lumumba was a longtime civil rights attorney who was moved to start his political career following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.” One of many people influenced by the life and murder of Dr. King to work…

BRRRR!! Cold Front and Rain Expected on Nov 22 Dallas

Friday’s Arctic front will give JFK visitors a chilly reception By Robert Wilonsky Dallas Morning News, weather 11:04 am on November 19, 2013 http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/2013/11/friday-wont-be-the-greatest-of-days-for-any-outdoor-plans-with-arctic-front-expected.html/?nclick_check=1 In Scott Goldstein’s story about security for Friday’s 50th anniversary commemoration of the John F. Kennedy…

Dallas Conference 2013

FIFTY YEARS IS ENOUGH! FREE THE FILES – FIND THE TRUTH COPA held our 20th annual conference in Dallas which will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy and the 45th anniversaries of the murders of Robert…

Lee Harvey Oswald gets hung jury at mock JFK murder trial

Lee Harvey Oswald gets hung jury at mock JFK murder trial Dallas Morning News, June 21, 2013 http://www.dallasnews.com/news/jfk50/explore/20130621-lee-harvey-oswald-gets-hung-jury-at-mock-jfk-murder-trial.ece PHOTO Michael Ainsworth/Staff Photographer About 150 people packed a courtroom at Dallas County’s Old Criminal Courts Building for Friday’s mock trial of…

FBI Says Agents Justified in 150 Shootings

FBI Says Agents Justified in 150 Shootings Opposing Views.com By Sarah Rae Fruchtnicht Wed, June 19, 2013 http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/fbi-says-agents-justified-150-shootings?utm_source=OV+Newsletter+List+2&utm_campaign=d6439b73b3-OV_Newsletter_June_206_20_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f6757bd76-d6439b73b3-2890885 The New York Times reports that internal investigations into 150 FBI shootings found the agents to be justified in every single one.…

From Globe Archives: The John F. Kennedy Library

From Globe Archives: The John F. Kennedy Library Ulrike Welsch, Globe Staff June 14, 2013 http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/theater-art/2013/06/14/from-globe-archives-the-john-kennedy-library/pOBX5VUuv6GL1GQgzpPhgN/story.html?camp=newsletter PHOTO Three generations of Kennedys dug small scoops of muddy soil during the groundbreaking ceremonies: from left, Caroline Kennedy, Rose Kennedy, Senator Edward Kennedy,…

JFK Assassination: The Reporters’ Notes

JFK Assassination: The Reporters’ Notes by The Dallas Morning News Staff & Will Pry https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/jfk-assassination-reporters/id648072890?mt=11 This book is available for download on your iPad with iBooks or on your computer with iTunes. Description Based on first-person accounts from Dallas Morning…

Yes, that anniversary

This recent commentary in the South Tampa News (FL) is indicative of the oncoming barrage of news items, stories, books, films, documentaries and commentary that will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy this year.…

Legendary Dallas cop James Leavelle, who escorted Lee Harvey Oswald, honored at police headquarters

Legendary Dallas cop James Leavelle, who escorted Lee Harvey Oswald, honored at police headquarters Scott Goldstein Dallas Morning News 11:10 am on May 14, 2013 http://crimeblog.dallasnews.com/2013/05/legendary-dallas-cop-james-leavelle-who-escorted-lee-harvey-oswald-honored-at-police-headquarters.html/ Several among the current generation of Dallas police officers have earned celebrity status with…

Billie Sol Estes, 88; built Texas­-sized legacy of scandals

Billie Sol Estes, 88; built Texas­-sized legacy of scandals By Robert D. McFadden New York Times May 15, 2013 http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/obituaries/2013/05/14/flamboyant-texas-swindler-billie-sol-estes-dies/MhHiFtMMcZPTajKO0cNUCO/story.html?camp=newsletter PHOTO Billie Sol Estes arrived at court in El Paso, Texas, to face myriad federal charges. NEW YORK — Billie…

JFK Library Bombed?

Differing reports have come in all day on this story, beginning with a third explosion heard after the initial bombs went off and located at the JFK Library, then reports of an incendiary device there and later an unrelated fire.…

Frank Sturgis – Run By US Military not CIA

Frank Sturgis – Run By US Military not CIA New Book “Gangsterism” shows Frank Forini Sturgis was not run by the CIA but US military. Bill Kelly JFK Countercoup2 Monday, April 15, 2013 http://jfkcountercoup2.blogspot.com/2013/04/frank-sturgis-run-by-us-military-not-cia.html As for Sturgis, his real name…

When an Archive is Lost: Jacques Lowe’s Rare (And Recently Restored) Look at JFK’s Camelot

When an Archive is Lost: Jacques Lowe’s Rare (And Recently Restored) Look at JFK’s Camelot Out There Time Magazine By Vaughn Wallace Tuesday, April 9, 2013 http://lightbox.time.com/2013/04/09/when-an-archive-is-lost-jacques-lowes-rare-and-recently-restored-look-at-jfks-camelot/#1 This is Jacques Lowe’s first portrait of John F. Kennedy, made during one…

Book review: ‘The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth’ By Mark Mazzetti

Book review: ‘The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth’ By Mark Mazzetti By Peter Bergen, Washington Post Opinions Published: April 5 http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/book-review-the-way-of-the-knife-the-cia-a-secret-army-and-a-war-at-the-ends-of-the-earth-by-mark-mazzetti/2013/04/05/88e07306-9af8-11e2-9a79-eb5280c81c63_story_2.html On May 1, 2011, CIA Director…

Former FBI agent speaks on Kennedy assassination

Former FBI agent speaks on Kennedy assassination DAVID E. MALLOY The Herald-Dispatch March 28, 2013 @ 12:00 AM http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/ohio/x1272699948/Former-FBI-agent-speaks-on-Kennedy-assassination#.UVX96zJd7-0.facebook CHESAPEAKE, Ohio — A former FBI agent who participated in the investigation of President Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas, Texas, some 50…

Cartha D. DeLoach, No. 3 in the F.B.I., Is Dead at 92

Cartha “Deke”DeLoach and William Sullivan were Office of Naval Intelligence operatives who promised to protect J. Edgar Hoover’s turf against intelligence agencies after WWII. They formed the Domestic Operations Division V (5) of the FBI and invented COINTELPRO, the counter-intelligence…

JFK Remains in the Shade on Sunshine Week

JFK Remains in the Shade on Sunshine Week by Bill Kelly March 11, 2013 JFK Facts http://jfkfacts.org/assassination/news/jfk-remains-in-the-shade-during-sunshine-week/ This is Sunshine Week in America, dedicated to bringing the issues of secrecy and open government before the American people and the government.…

Hugo Chavez, fiery Venezuelan leader, dies at 58

Hugo Chavez, fiery Venezuelan leader, dies at 58 By IAN JAMES and FRANK BAJAK Associated Press Mar 5, 9:04 PM EST http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/L/LT_VENEZUELA_OBIT_CHAVEZ?SITE=NJMOR&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Hugo Chavez was a former paratroop commander and self-styled “subversive” who waged continual…

Death of a president, 50 years on

Dr. Cyril Wecht, JD MD is a former president of the American Academy of Forensic Science and director of the Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law at Duquesne University. COPA is co-sponsoring thier conference in October in Pittsburgh, and…

Morley v. CIA: JFK at issue in federal court next week

Morley v. CIA: JFK at issue in federal court next week by Jefferson Morley JFKfacts.org February 18, 2013 http://jfkfacts.org/assassination/morley-v-cia-jfk-at-issue-in-federal-court-next-week/#more-3023 PHOTO The Washington DC courthouse where a long-running JFK FOIA lawsuit will be heard on February 25 Why are the CIA…