Not Everyone Is Happy with the Ticketing Process for Dealey Plaza in November
June 21, 2013
DALLAS (WBAP 24/7 NEWS) – If you’ve been to Dealey Plaza on any November 22 in the last several years, you would have seen a moment of silence and first amendment events put on by Washington-based Coalition on Political Assassinations. COPA took over marking the 12:30pm moment of silence long done by the late assassination researcher Penn Jones Jr.
With the city’s 50th anniversary ceremony to take place November 22, 2013, it could mean the first time in several decades someone else will be leading the moment of silence. John Judge, President of COPA says he has tried to reach out to the Mayor’s 50th Committee and has been stonewalled. The Mayor and Judge did meet in Washington a few months ago.
“The Mayor knows that the national and international press is coming to Dallas on that day because of the assassination and he wants to hold a public relations event for the City saying that Dallas loved Kennedy,” said Judge.
Mayor Mike Rawlings says he encourages everyone including members of COPA to apply for tickets to get into the City’s event. “We’d love for them to apply for tickets, and if they are chosen they’ll be in. I’m sure they’d be respectful during the ceremony,” Mayor Rawlings said following a Thursday news conference at the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.
Mayor Rawlings says what he wants to do is get the ticket process set up and anything above that would have to be worked out with the 50th committee. Judge has said for months he’s tried time and time again to get in touch with the committee and has been ignored.
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