John Judge and the Coalition on Political Assassinations have launched a petition drive to reverse the city of Dallas’s plans to seal off Dealey Plaza from the public on November 22, 2013, the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination.
The city’s plans, as they have been articulated so far, call for an invitation-only event and a complete ban on discussion of the causes of the assassination. As Dallas Observer columnist Jim Schutze noted earlier this month, “Dallas Still Wants to Control Speech on JFK Anniversary.” ”Nothing could be crazier or sadder,” he observes.
The city’s actions are radical and unprecedented. The scene of Kennedy’s death has never been the subject of such thought policing in the last 50 years. Indeed, the Dallas Courts have upheld the right of critics of the official story to express their views in Dealey Plaza no less than 81 times in recent years.