I’m sorry to report that John Judge, founder of the Committee on Political Assassinations and tireless activist for open government, has passed away. John had a stroke this winter but had improved to the point where he was moved to a rehabilitation center yesterday where he suddenly died last night.
John’s knowledge, commitment and tenacity were uncompromising and unquestionable. He was a generous friend and questing spirit.
John Judge continues to circulate his petition at change.org calling on Dallas Mayor Mike Rawling to allow Coalition on Politics Assassinations to hold its annual Moment of Silence in Dealey Plaza on the 50th Anniversary of the JFK’s assassination next November. Read more
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. Read more
As Dallas authorities continue their ill-advised plan to ban all discussion of the causes of JFK’s death in Dealey Plaza on November 22, 2013, the local admirers of JFK who have held a Nov. 22 vigil for the slain president every year for decades are launching a petition drive to keep Dealey Plaza open to people of all points of view.
From John Judge of the Coalition on Political Assassinations (COPA) via Change.org.
While liberal news outlets have ignored the story so far, the conservative Fox News network (and a Fox News station in Bangor, Maine) are respectfully reporting that “Skeptics of JFK assassination official version say they’re barred from 50th anniversary.” Read more
AllGov, the government watchdog site, reports that Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings says he will meet with John Judge of the Committee on Political Assassination (COPA) about the Dallas’ controversial planned commemoration of JFK’s assassination.
The dilemma in Dallas is, Can the city commemorate the 50th anniversary of JFK’s death without mentioning the enduring questions about the causes of his death. I doubt it. Read more
The original story of gunfire that was abandoned.
The commemoration of a catastrophe is a tricky business, we learn from today’s Wall Street Journal.
With the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination approaching in November 2013, Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings has boldly come out in favor of observing the event without talking about its causes.
“For 40 minutes, we need to be focusing on the man, not the moment 50 years ago,” he said.
Welcome to JFK at 50. The moment has come not to talk about the moment. This is a dilemma in Dallas.