Save The Date: CAPA Mock Trial On Oswald Nov. 16-17 In Houston

A two-day mock trial entitled State of Texas v. Lee Harvey Oswald will be held on November 16th and 17th at the South Texas College of Law-Houston, Citizens Against Political Assassinations (CAPA) announced today.

Lee Harvey Oswald Dallas Mug Shot

Building on what has been learned from the Innocence Project and the 2009 National Academy of Sciences report on forensic evidence, the CAPA mock trial will apply 21st Century techniques to examine the physical evidence used by the Warren Commission and the House Select Committee on Assassinations to identify Lee Harvey Oswald (shown in a New Orleans police mug shot and separately in a file photo below) as the alleged sole assassin of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963.

A senior judge from the Harris County Criminal Court will preside over the event with the jury selected from the Harris County jury pool.

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Alec Baldwin (shown in a photo from a Cannes Film Festival) will be the keynote speaker for the Nov. 16th dinner following the first day of the mock trial. He will also participate in a book signing for registrants prior to dinner for his new book Nevertheless: A Memoir.

The mock trial will offer 7.5 hours of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits including 1.5 of CLE Ethics credits. 

Lee Harvey Oswald Head and Shoulders

Since 1980, Alec Baldwin (shown above in a recent Cannes Film Festival photoshoot) has appeared in numerous productions on stage, in films and on television. He has received a Tony nomination (A Streetcar Named Desire, 1992) an Oscar nomination (The Cooler, 2004) and has won two Emmy awards, three Golden Globes and seven consecutive Screen Actors Guild Awards as Best Actor in a Comedy Series for his role on NBC-TV's 30 Rock.

He has been a regular host and guest star on Saturday Night Live. In 2016, Baldwin hosted on ABC-TV a summer package of episodes of The Match Game, the classic television game show. Additionally, this spring he began hosting The Essentials on Saturday evenings on Turner Classic Movies (TCM).

On stage, he has appeared in productions of Loot (Theatre World Award), A Life In the Theater (Hartman), Prelude To A Kiss (Obie Award), MacBeth (NYSF), Gross Points (Bay Street), On The Twentieth Century (Roundabout), Entertaining Mr. Sloane (Laura Pels), Equus (Guild Hall), Orphans, All My Sons (Guild Hall). His films include Miami Blues, The Hunt For Red October, Glengarry Glen Ross, Malice, The Edge, The Departed, It’s Complicated, Blue Jasmine, Still Alice, and Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation. He recently voiced the lead character in the Dreamworks animated film The Boss Baby.

More generally, the mock trial was developed by the CAPA Legal Committee and Board of Directors in consultation with leading legal and forensic experts, including those at the law school. Justice Integrity Project Editor Andrew Kreig is a member of CAPA's board.

Seating capacity will be limited. So, early registration is recommended. The event will also be streamed live for registrants who are unable to travel to Houston. Look for our pre-registration announcement at the CAPA website or sign-up page for further updates.

 

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Justice Integrity Project Readers Guide To JFK Assassination

By Andrew Kreig, JIP Editor, CAPA Board member and Associate Editor and Board member of The Indicter

What follows are excerpt's from our Project's so-far 38-previous segments of a "Readers Guide" to the assassination begun in 2013 to underscore both the 50th anniversary of the death and its continuing relevance, particularly slanted media, government, and academic treatment of the death that serves as a Rosetta Stone to similar slanted coverage sensitive matters extending through the decades to today's news.

John F. Kennedy side profile

The Justice Integrity Project is an active supporter of Citizens Against Political Assassinations (CAPA) and The Indicter, each of which investigates suspected political assassinations around the world. The Project's most recent previous column on these topics for the Readers Guide was JFK Birthday Prompts Inspiration, Art, Advocacy, Snark on June 2, 2017, with this beginning. "The 100th birthday anniversary of President John F. Kennedy on May 29 prompted many memorials about the late president's enduring popularity, the continuing controversies over his murder, and at least one prominent display of mockery of the late president by a big newspaper."

In the Readers Guide below, a red asterisk (*) denotes major articles in the series. Other articles may be regarded as more routine or duplicative treatments sometimes covering specific events.

Dealey Plaza Panorama (Andrew Kreig Photo)At right is a photo by this editor in Dallas showing Dealey Plaza. The Texas Book Depository Building where accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald worked is behind the row of trees. The car in the center lane is near the location of President Kennedy's limo at the time of his fatal shooting. The "X" mark is repeatedly painted on the street by author and photographic expert Robert Grodin as reminder of the horrific crime that Dallas authorities seek to expunge by removing the X.

  1. Project Launches JFK Assassination Readers' Guide, Oct. 16, 2013.
  2. Project Provides JFK Readers Guide To New Books, Videos, Oct. 26, 2013. This is a list of new books and films in 2013.
  3. Disputes Erupt Over NY Times, New Yorker, Washington Post Reviews of JFK Murder, Nov. 7, 2013. *
  4. Self-Censorship In JFK TV Treatments Duplicates Corporate Print Media's Apathy, Cowardice, Nov. 7, 2013.
  5. 'Puppetry' Hardback Launched Nov. 19 at DC Author Forum on ‘White House Mysteries & Media,'  Nov. 19, 2013.
  6. Major Media Stick With Oswald 'Lone Gunman' JFK Theory, Nov. 27, 2013.
  7. JFK Murder Scene Trapped Its Victim In Kill Zone, Nov. 30, 2013.
  8. Project Lists JFK Assassination Reports, Archives, Videos, Events, Nov. 2, 2013. *
  9. JFK Murder, The CIA, and 8 Things Every American Should Know, Dec. 9, 2013. *
  10. JFK Murder Prompts Expert Reader Reactions, Dec. 19, 2013. Reactions to our Dec. 9 column. 
  11. Have Spy Agencies Co-Opted Presidents and the Press? Dec. 23, 2013. *
  12. Don't Be Fooled By 'Conspiracy Theory' Smears, May 26, 2014. *
  13. Experts To Reveal Secrets of JFK Murder, Cover-up at Sept. 26-28 DC Forum , Sept. 5, 2014. 
  14. Washington Post Still Selling Warren Report 50 Years Later, Sept. 22, 2014. *
  15. JFK Experts To Explode Myths, Sign Books In DC Sept. 26-28, Sept. 24, 2014.
  16. Former Cuban Militant Leader Claims CIA Meeting With Oswald Before JFK Killing, Sept. 27, 2014. *
  17. JFK Readers Guide: Assassination Books, Reports, Oct. 15, 2014. *
  18. Dealey Plaza Picket Fence (Andrew Kreig Photo)Former House JFK Murder Prober Alleges CIA ‘Lied,’ Seeks Hidden Records, Oct. 18, 2014. *
  19. The JFK Murder 'Cover-up' Still Matters -- As Does C-SPAN's Coverage, Nov. 11, 2014. *
  20. JFK, Nov. 22 and the Continuing Cover-Up, Nov. 24, 2014. *
  21. JFK Assassination Readers Guide To 2013-14 Events, Nov. 28, 2014. *
  22. CIA, Empowered by JFK Murder Cover-up, Blocks Senate Torture Report, Dec. 1, 2014. *
  23. Nearly Too Late, Public Learns of Bill Moyers’ Conflicts Over PBS, LBJ, Jan. 2, 2014.
  24. Why Bill O'Reilly's Lie About JFK's Murder Might Matter To You, March 17, 2015.
  25. Free Videos Show Shocking Claims About CIA, JFK Murder Probes, June 29, 2015.
  26. Pioneering Black Secret Service JFK Guard Abraham Bolden Warns Of Current Lessons, July 22, 2015.
  27. Understanding Hollywood-Style Presidential Propaganda From JFK To Trump, Aug. 18, 2015.
  28. Beware Of Wrong Conclusions From New CIA Disclosure On Oswald, Sept. 28, 2015.
  29. The JFK Murder Cover-Up: Your Rosetta Stone To Today’s News, Nov. 29, 2015.
  30. Austin Kiplinger, David Skorton: Two Civic Giants Going And Coming, Dec. 15, 2015.
  31. Trump Alleges Rafael Cruz Tie To JFK Murder Suspect Oswald, May 3, 2016.
  32. Revelations Confirm Proof Of JFK, RFK Murder Cover-ups, Nov. 25, 2016.
  33. Top Experts To Assess JFK Murder Records, Revelations March 16, March 8, 2017.
  34. Speaker Program For March 16 Forum On Secret JFK Records, March 8, 2017.
  35. JFK Experts Advocate Compliance With Records Deadline, March 8, 2017.
  36. At CAPA Forum, JFK Experts See Need, Momentum For Assassination Records Release, March 23, 2017.
  37. Time Magazine, History Channel Ramp Up Oswald-JFK Fake News, April 26, 2017.
  38. JFK Birthday Prompts Inspiration, Art, Advocacy, Snark, June 2, 2017.
  39. Deep State Killed JFK For His Cuba Policy, Peace Advocacy, June 13, 2017.

 

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Forum: "The National Security State and JFK"

National Security State

Justice Integrity Project, Experts: Deep State Killed JFK For His Cuba Policy, Peace Advocacy, Andrew Kreig, June 13, 2017. Rogue U.S. officials conspired with their powerful patrons to assassinate President John F. Kennedy in 1963 primarily because of his opposition to a CIA-led U.S. military overthrow of Cuba's Communist government.

That was a dominant — albeit not universal — theme by speakers at "The National Security State and JFK" conference on June 3 in a Northern Virginia community that is heavily populated by intelligence, military and other federal workers and retirees. The forum remains timely for many reasons, including reported Trump plans to renew reprisals against Cuba this week on human rights grounds.

The Future of Freedom Foundation, Free Videos now available of conference "The National Security State & JFK," Jacob G. Hornberger, July 6, 2017. The all-day conference was held at the Washington Dulles Marriott on June 3, 2017. The Future of Freedom Foundation organized the conference and posted videos on its website, shown above.

Also, the foundation reported that C-SPAN has announced its schedule for airing conference. As soon as these air on TV, you should be able to find them in C-SPAN's video library at www.c-span.org/history by using the search box up top to search by speaker name. The schedule is posted below:

Saturday, July 8, 2017, 12:00 p.m. ET: The conference AM session, including opening remarks by Jacob Hornberger, Jeffrey Sachs, Michael Glennon, Stephen Kinzer and Douglas Horne. 

— Sunday, July 9, 2017, 12:00 p.m. ET: Michael Swanson, Peter Janney, Jefferson Morley, Ron Paul. 

— Saturday, July 15, 2017, 2:00 p.m. ET: Jacob Hornberger, James DiEugenio , and Oliver Stone.

2017 Forum On Release of JFK Records

Justice Integrity Project, At CAPA Forum, JFK Experts See Need, Momentum For Assassination Records, Andrew Kreig, March 29, 2017. Federal Judge John Tunheim (shown at left in a photo by Noel St. John), former chair of the Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB), headlined an expert faculty 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 all U.S. government records related to President Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas on November 22, 1963. Experts at the March 16 forum at the National Press Club organized by Citizens Against Political Assassinations (CAPA) estimated that some 3,600 documents remain secret, largely because of objections, obstruction or confusion by various agencies.

The four-hour CAPA forum was recorded by award-winning documentary film maker Randolph Benson, and can be seen at no cost via the CAPA website: www.capa-us.org.