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ARRB’s Former Chief Tunheim Keynotes CAPA March 16 National Press Club Forum Previewing Historic 2017 JFK Records Release
Leaders in the JFK research community convened at the National Press Club during “Sunshine Week” on March 16 to underscore the historical importance of the scheduled release next October by the National Archives of the final batch of declassified documents about the 1963 assassination of President Kennedy.
John R. Tunheim, the congressionally appointed former chairman of the Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB) and now chief U.S. district judge for Minnesota, delivered a keynote address regarding the scheduled release by Oct. 26 of the final installment of JFK assassination papers.
CAPA also released statements by the ARRB members and more than two dozen other experts, including three surviving members of the Warren Commission staff, seeking broad release of the documents, as authorized by Congress in 1992.
Speakers at the forum included Dr. Cyril H. Wecht, J.D., M.D., the noted forensic pathologist, author, medical school professor and CAPA chairman, and Dr. John M. Newman, Ph.D., a history professor, former Army intelligence officer, and the author of "JFK and Vietnam" and “Oswald and the CIA” and other books.
The forum in the press club's Zenger Room began with a news conference for members of the media. Later, the forum continued with additional presentations. Visit here or see below for more details, including a film of the entire four-hour event by award-winning documentary film maker Randolph Benson.
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Transcript of Judge John Tunheim's Remarks On JFK Records Release At CAPA March 16 Forum
Former Assassination Records Review Board Chairman John Tunheim shared his unique expertise to headline a news conference and forum on March 16 during the news industry's Sunshine Week at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Citizens Against Political Assassinations (CAPA) organized the event. CAPA Chairman Dr. Cyril Wecht introduced Tunheim, who is now the…
At CAPA Forum, JFK Experts See Need, Momentum For Assassination Records Release
Federal Judge John Tunheim, former chair of the Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB), headlined an expert faculty March 16 in the nation’s capital advocating for compliance with the JFK Assassination Records Act’s deadline of release of President Kennedy’s death records. The law, approved unanimously by Congress in 1992, mandates the release by Oct. 26 of…
CAPA Forum 'JFK at 100': 'Cold Facts from Forensic Evidence' Panel
Lawrence Schnapf, a New York-based attorney and co-chair of the CAPA legal committee, outlined the organization's fall planning at CAPA's forum March 16 at the National Press Club during his panel with AARC President James Lesar. "As part of the two-day CAPA mock trial scheduled for the South Texas College of Law-Houston on Nov. 16-17,"…
Judge Tunheim Recalls Oswald's KGB File: 'Five Feet Tall'
The Soviet intelligence service developed a massive file on accused presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald that has never been public, according to the recollections of federal judge John Tunheim in his featured speech at a CAPA conference March 16 at the National Press Club. Jefferson Morley, CAPA Chairman Dr. Cyril Wecht…
Speakers For March 16 CAPA Forum On JFK Records
To mark the 100th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s birth this spring, leaders in the JFK research community are convening at the National Press Club during “Sunshine Week” March 16. Dr. Cyril H. Wecht, the noted forensic pathologist, medical school professor, author and CAPA chairman (shown at right), will open the news conference by…
CAPA Advocates Disclosure On Political Assassinations
Americans deserve prompt and thorough disclosure of the facts surrounding the nation’s major assassinations, according to a new research group on the occasion of the annual “Sunshine Week,” celebrated by open government advocates beginning March 13.
As an initial goal, Citizens Against Political Assassinations (CAPA), a non-partisan umbrella group, seeks withheld records pertaining to the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy in 1963, and the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, both in 1968.
“CAPA seeks release of the remaining JFK records with a minimum of redactions, which can obscure vital information,” said CAPA Chairman Cyril H. Wecht, M.D., J.D., a prominent expert in forensic pathology for five decades. “We shall also file Freedom of Information Act requests and similar legal actions to enforce the law and undertake public education efforts to show the importance of disclosure to new generations.” Wecht is a consultant, medical school professor, author, and former county coroner for two decades in Pennsylvania.
The JFK Act of 1992 exemplifies one major CAPA initiative especially congruent with the goals of Sunshine Week and other open government initiatives this spring fostered by the newspaper, broadcast and library leaders along with concerned citizens. The JFK Act requires federal release of records on the assassination of President Kennedy by October 2017. The president of the United States at that time will be responsible for enforcement.
“Especially in 2017,” Dr. Wecht said, ”this is a key time to foster public confidence in government by building public support for document release and other ‘sunshine’ goals. Time is running out to do something about the horrific JFK crime and cover-up. There is power in numbers. We hope you will join us in this worthy endeavor to bring truth to the American people.”
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CAPA Mission Statement
We oppose the use of political assassination as a means to obtain or maintain power and are committed to support those who determine the truth, seek justice, and educate people on the dangers assassination poses to our society.
Political assassination is the most serious threat to democratic government and it occurs somewhere every day, usually as a convenient means of maintaining and controlling power. That’s why it is important to support those who focus on and study political assassinations as a tactic that must be opposed.
We want to live in a country where murders will not go unpunished and where the democratic processes cannot be frustrated by individuals, agencies or organizations who oppose the popular will and violate the Constitution.
Five decades of independent research have demonstrated that the American system is unable to effectively address crimes that have the potential of exposing groups with radical and socially explosive motives. There is strong evidence that lead key decision makers compromised investigations and manipulated official conclusions at both the state and national levels. Examples of such compromised legal inquiries include the assassinations of John and Robert Kennedy, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Medgar Evers as well as domestic terror attacks, such as the Oklahoma City bombing and 9/11. Read more...
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