JFK Conspiracy theorists blocked from the grassy knoll on Nov. 22

November 26, 2013

The assassination of President Kennedy is no parlor game for us, nor is it unsolvable. The old evidence and the newly released files tell us who killed JFK, how and why. Parks falls into the old rejoinder that if there is more than one suspect or solution proffered then all are false. Conspiracies often involve disparate and numerous elements who work together wittingly and unwittingly. There is a decision level, an implementation level, a mechanical level, a cover story and a cover up that involve many layers of the power structure. See our 10 Points of Agreement which show we are not so divided, save by emphasis.

JFK Conspiracy theorists blocked from the grassy knoll on Nov. 22
By Scott K. Parks
5:56 pm on October 31, 2013

I just completed a long conversation with John Judge, executive director of the Coalition on Political Assassinations. This is a group of JFK assassination researchers that do not accept Lee Harvey Oswald as the lone assassin at Dealey Plaza on Nov. 22, 1963.

Judge and his colleagues usually take up positions on the grassy knoll to observe a moment of silence at 12:30 p.m. on every Nov. 22. Then, they might chat about the latest conspiracy theory or listen to a speaker or two. It’s been that way since 1964.

Not so this year.

Dealey Plaza will be cordoned off to the public for several hours on Nov. 22 for a special commemoration ceremony run out of city hall with security — a lot of security — provided mostly by Dallas Police Department. Only those with tickets will be allowed through the magnetometers set up on the perimeter of Dealey Plaza.

Judge and his group will not be allowed to conduct their usual activity on the grassy knoll. He told me that Mayor Mike Rawlings has offered to let him and other coalition members gather at the Kennedy Memorial a block away and then come to the grassy knoll later in the afternoon after the official crowd has dispersed.

“They know the world press is coming and they want to do an event that controls the message entirely,” Judge said. “They want us to be invisible to the press and the crowds.”

Judge said his coalition members are trying to reach a consensus on how to respond to the city’s plan to bar anyone without a ticket from Dealey Plaza. They could decide to take Rawlings’ offer and avert any confrontation.

Another option, he said, is to file suit asking a federal judge to enjoin the city of Dallas from preventing assassination researchers from exercising free speech on the grassy knoll at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 22.

“We are trying to get a sense from our membership just what we need to do on that day,” Judge said late Thursday afternoon.

The assassination researchers run the gamut in their theories on who killed JFK and why. Some say LBJ did it. Others say it was the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, a frustrated group of admirals and generals unhappy with JFK policies. The Mafia, the CIA, anti-Castro Cubans, the Russian KGB and Texas oil tycoons are other suspects. It’s become like Clue, that old board game we all used to play: Lee Harvey Oswald. With a rifle. In the Texas School Book Depository.

  • Newsletter
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • YouTube
  • Facebook