Today’s 21st segment in the Justice Integrity Project’s “JFK Assassination Readers Guide” reports on major events since the summer of 2013.
The listings begin with this fall’s events about the 51st anniversary of the murder on Nov. 22, 1963 in Dallas. This fall marked also the 50th anniversary of the controversial 1964 Warren Commission finding that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in killing Kennedy and did so with three rifle shots fired from his position behind the presidential motorcade.
Major events this year have included two conferences in Dallas last weekend. One organized by JFK Lancer Productions and Publications featured best-selling author Jim Marrs and San Francisco attorney Bill Simpich, among others.
Simpich previewed his views in an OpEdNews column, How the Warren Commission Covered Up JFK’s Murder, and sought also among attendees new ideas on how to win better government cooperation for the JFK research community.
A separate conference organized in part by the publishing house TrineDay and its author Judyth Baker included Marrs along with such other best-selling authors as Roger Stone and Dr. Jerome Corsi, as well as former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, former U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA), and noted forensic pathologist Dr. Cyril H. Wecht.
Also, the Coalition on Political Assassinations (COPA) held a moment of silence at the site of JFK’s killing in what may be COPA’s final event following the sudden death last spring of its leader, John Judge. COPA does maintain an archival
Earlier in the fall, this editor assisted a conference Sept. 26-28 sponsored by the Assassination Archives and Research Center (AARC) in Bethesda, MD. We obtained C-SPAN coverage for the event’s major revelations, summarized in The JFK Murder ‘Cover-up’ Still Matters — As Does C-SPAN’s Coverage.
The JFK Historical Group organized a separate conference on the same Sept. 26-28 dates, The Warren Report 50 Years Later: A Critical Examination, held in Alexandria, VA.
An appendix below lists significant recent news, opinion and video treatments of relevant JFK and Warren report issues. The listings of events and other materials are intended to include diverse viewpoints of Warren Commission critics and defenders.
University of Virginia professor and author Larry J. Sabato, for example, argued in Politico that no recent revelations have been significant.
Author and longtime Warren Commission defender Max Holland wrote a cover story for Newsweek, The Truth Behind JFK’s Assassination, in which he conceded that the commission’s treatment of the shooting was too skimpy. But Holland failed to find major flaws disturbing the commission’s fundamental conclusions.
By contrast, the vast majority of speakers at the AARC, TrineDay, JFK Lancer and JFK Historical events reported scandalous cover-ups of evidence by investigators, including the chief justice, fellow commissioner Allen Dulles, and various other CIA, Secret Service and FBI personnel, among others.