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http://fff.org/2013/06/04/jfk-and-the-deferentials/

JFK and the Deferentials
June 4, 2013

Proponents of the government’s lone-nut assassination theory in the John Kennedy assassination oftentimes suggest that those who reject the official version of what happened have some sort of psychological need to place the assassination within the context of a conspiracy. Conspiracy theorists, they say, simply cannot accept the idea that a lone nut succeeded in killing a president of the United States and a popular president at that.

I see it a different way.

When it comes to the national-security state, there are basically two groups of people, one group consisting of people with an independent and critical mindset and the other group consisting of people with a mindset of deference to and trust in authority.

For ease of expression, I will refer to the first group as the independents and the second group as the deferentials.

Over the years, I have read a considerable amount of literature relating to the Kennedy assassination. I have never encountered anyone who believes that there was a government conspiracy in the JFK murder who also believes that there was a government conspiracy in John Hinkley’s assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan or in Lynette Fromme’s assassination attempt against President Gerald Ford. Wouldn’t you think that if a person has a psychological need to look for government conspiracies behind presidential assassinations or assassination attempts, the need would be applied consistently to all presidential assassinations or assassination attempts?

So, what’s different about the Kennedy assassination?

The difference is that there are so many unusual anomalies within the Kennedy case that an independent and critical thinker feels compelled to ask, “Why?” The ability and willingness to ask that simple one-word question is what distinguishes the independents from the deferentials.

For the deferential, all such anomalies are irrelevant. All that matters is the official government version of the assassination. For the deferential, questioning or challenging the official version of a major event like a presidential assassination is a shocking notion, one that violates the deference-to-authority mindset that has been inculcated within him since he was six years old.

Examine carefully the criticisms that lone-nut proponents make of people in the assassination research community. Many lone-nut proponents mock conspiracy theories in the JFK case not because they feel there is a lack of evidence to support the theory. That is, they don’t say: “After carefully reviewing the evidence in the JFK case, I’ve concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald was a lone-nut assassin.”

Instead, many of the lone-nut proponents subscribe to what I call the “inconceivable doctrine,” one that holds that it is simply inconceivable that the U.S. national-security state would have conspired to assassinate a U.S. president.

Oh sure, for a deferential it is entirely conceivable that the national-security state would conspire to assassinate a foreign president or effect a regime-operation abroad, especially if national security is at stake. In such cases, the deferential, unable to bring himself to question or challenge the legitimacy of such operations, offers his unconditional support. But for the deferential, it is just inconceivable that the national-security state would do the same here at home, even if national security depended on it.

The inconceivable doctrine, of course, dovetails perfectly with the deference-to-authority mindset.

Let’s examine this difference in mindset between independents and deferentials by considering the fatal head wound in the Kennedy assassination, a matter that is detailed much more fully in Douglas P. Horne’s 5-volume series Inside the Assassination Records Review Board. Horne served on the staff of the ARRB, an agency that was created in the aftermath of the controversy over Oliver Stone’s movie “JFK.”

On page 69 of Volume I of his book, Horne states:

Simply put, on November 22, 1963 the Parkland hospital treatment physicians observed what they thought was an exit wound, a “blowout,” in the back of the President’s head, and described it virtually unanimously in the following way: (1) it was approximately fist sized , or baseball sized, or perhaps even a little smaller — the size of a very large egg or a small orange; (2) it was in the right rear of the head behind the right ear; (3) the wound described was an area devoid of scalp and bone; and (4) it was an avulsed wound, meaning it protruded outward as if it were an exit wound.

Horne points out that this observation of the Dallas treatment physicians was reinforced by a Dallas nurse named Pat Hutton whose written statement said that Kennedy had a “massive wound in the back of the head.” (Horne, Volume I, page 69.)

She and the Dallas treatment physicians weren’t the only ones.

Secret Service agent Clint Hill, who ran to the back of the presidential limousine and covered the president and Mrs. Kennedy with his body and who had a very good view of the president’s head wound during the trip to Parkland Hospital, wrote in his written report:

I noticed a portion of the President’s head on the right rear side was missing … part of his brain was gone. I saw a part of his skull with hair lying on it lying in the seat. (Horne, Volume I, page 69.)

Or consider the sworn testimony of Sandra Spencer, the Petty Officer in Charge of the Naval Photographic Center’s White House lab in Washington, D.C., before the ARRB about one of the Kennedy autopsy photographs she developed, one of the many photographs that she said never made it into the official autopsy record:

Gunn [ARRB interrogator]: Did you see any photographs that focused on the head of President Kennedy?

Spencer: Right. They had one showing the back of the head with the wound at the back of the head.

Gunn: Could you describe what you mean by the “wound at the back of the head?”

Spencer: It appeared to be a hole … two inches in diameter at the back of the skull here.

(Horne, Volume II, pages 314-315.)

***

Gunn: Ms. Spencer, you have now had an opportunity to view all the colored images, both transparencies and prints, that are in the possession of the National Archives related to the autopsy of President Kennedy. Based upon your knowledge, are there any images of the autopsy of President Kennedy that are not included in those views that we saw?

Spencer: The views that we produced at the Photographic Center are not included.

(Volume II, page 325.)

Horne sums up one import of Spencer’s sworn testimony before the ARRB (Horne, Volume II, page 331.):

The second major implication of the Sandra Spencer deposition is that the Parkland hospital medical staff written treatment reports prepared the weekend of the assassination were correct when they described an exit wound in the back of President Kennedy’s head, and damage to the cerebellum. (Italics in original.) [Note: the cerebellum is the part of the brain that is located in the lower back of the head.]

So, what’s the problem?

Take a look at the following rendering of the official autopsy photograph of the back of Kennedy’s head by House Select Committee on Assassinations illustrator Ida Dox in 1978:

 

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Do you see the problem? The photo does not show a hole in the back of Kennedy’s head. It shows the back of the head to be intact.

Why is that a problem?

Because the government’s official version is that that photo correctly depicts the condition of Kennedy’s head after the assassination and, therefore, directly contradicts all the people who saw a hole in the back of the head.

Now, consider this testimony by FBI agent James Sibert, who attended the autopsy, before the ARRB:

Gunn: Mr. Sibert, does that photograph correspond to your recollection of the back of the head?

Sibert: Well, I don’t have a recollection of it being that intact…. I don’t remember seeing anything that was like this photo.

***

Gunn: But do you see anything that corresponds in photograph 42 to what you observed during the night of the autopsy?

Sibert: No, I don’t recall anything like this at all during the autopsy. There was much — well, the wound was more pronounced. And it looks like it could have been reconstructed or something, as compared to what my recollection was.” (Horne, Volume I, pages 30-31.)

Consider this testimony of FBI agent Frank O’Neill, who also attended the autopsy, before the ARRB:

Gunn: ….I’d like to ask you whether that photograph resembles what you saw from the back of the head at the time of the autopsy.

O’Neill: This looks like it’s been doctored in some way. Let me rephrase that, when I say “doctored.” Like the stuff has been pushed back in, and it looks like more towards the end than at the beginning [of the autopsy]….

***

O’Neill: Quite frankly, I thought that there was a larger opening in the back … opening in the back of the head. (Volume I, page 31.)

That’s not all.

Horne writes (Horne, Volume 1, page 78):

My own, more nuanced characterization follows. At the time the ARRB commenced its efforts, several autopsy eyewitnesses (Tom Robinson [from Joseph Gawler’s Sons, Inc. funeral home], [FBI agent] Frank O’Neill, [FBI agent] James Sibert, John Ebersole [Bethesda autopsy radiologist], Jan Gail Rudnicki [autopsy lab assistant]; x-ray technician Ed Reed; Secret Service agent Roy Kellerman; and Philip Wehle [commander of the Military District of Washington]) had given descriptions to the HSCA [House Select Committee on Assassinations] staff, or had drawn images for them, that were very reminiscent of the Dallas descriptions of the exit wound in the skull — indicating that a large portion of the back of the President’s head was missing… .(Italics in original; brackets added.]

That’s not all.

Soon after the assassination, a Dallas medical student named Billy Harper found a portion of Kennedy’s skull near the assassination site. He took the fragment to his uncle, Dr. Jack C. Harper, who took it to Methodist Hospital in Dallas, where it was photographed. Dr. A.B. Cairns, former chief of pathology at the hospital, told an investigator for the HSCA that the skull fragment, which became known as the Harper Fragment, was from the lower occipital area, which denotes the lower back of the head. The government later lost the fragment. (Volume II, page 392.)

What does a deferential do when faced with this quandary? After all, we have lots of credible people saying one thing and an official government photograph depicting the opposite.

This presents no problem for the deferential. For him, the official government photograph and the official government version of events are gospel. Any conflicting evidence is simply ignored and disregarded. For the deferential, evidence that contradicts the official story is, at worst, concocted and, at best, simply mistaken. Either way, it’s irrelevant.

For the deferential, it is simply inconceivable that the government would falsify the appearance of the back of Kennedy’s head. Alternatively, if the government did falsify how the back of the head appeared, the deferential would simply assume that the government had good reason to do so, almost certainly something to do with protecting national security.

Either way, the deferential says that we must simply trust the government. We mustn’t ask questions. We must defer to authority.

That’s how the deferential mindset works.

The independent sees things differently. His mindset causes him to ask, “What in the world is going on here?” After all, either lots of reputable people have concocted a fake story about the hole in the back of Kennedy’s head or the government’s photo falsely depicts the appearance of the back of Kennedy’s head.

Since it’s highly unlikely that all those people got together to concoct such a story, that leaves but one alternative: The government’s photo falsely depicts the back of Kennedy’s head.

Unlike the deferential, the independent wants to know why. Why would the government do that? Why would it try to hide an exit wound in the back of Kennedy’s head? What would be the point?

Well, one point would be: to hide evidence of shots being fired from the front, given that an exit wound in the back of the head obviously connotes a shot having been fired from the front.
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I am pleased to announce that on November 22, the Oswald Innocence Campaign shall hold its JFK Truth Gathering- the premiere event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination. We are gathering together because we want to be together on that special today to acknowledge that 50 years earlier, the “national security state” murdered President Kennedy for pursuing peace. 

We have an 8 hour program planned that will consist of 6 1/2 hours of informative presentations followed by 1 1/2 hours of music, socializing, dancing, and fun. We will be commemorating but also celebrating. We will be celebrating our awareness of JFK truth and our strong conviction that that truth shall prevail, that the “state lie” that Lee Harvey Oswald murdered JFK shall not endure. 

First, the location: it will be beautiful Santa Barbara, California. 

Why not Dallas? It’s because other groups will be gathering in Dallas, and we have no desire to bang heads with them. Our stand is unequivocal: the hit was ordered by the highest levels of government, including key figures in the CIA, the FBI, the US military, and from within Kennedy’s own administration, including Vice President Lyndon Johnson. Oswald was only a patsy; he was framed. And he was standing in the doorway at the time of the shots.

The exact site is the elegant Fess Parker Doubletree Hotel, which is right on the beach in the resort area of Santa Barbara. It is a spectacular 5 star hotel. Here is their website:

http://www.fessparkersantabarbarahotel.com/


Here is the roster of speakers, but it is not finalized. Jim Fetzer will be working on that this week and will let us know. And note that these are not the exact titles of the speeches except for mine. Jim will be releasing a formal event schedule soon. 

1:00 Phillip Nelson speaks on the LBJ connection
2:00 John Hankey, on the George HW Bush connection
3:00 Peter Janney, on the sequel to JFK: the murder of Mary Pinchot Meyer
4:00 Ralph Cinque on the photographic flim-flam that followed Altgens6 
4:40 Larry Rivera on the special role of Wesley Frazier in the assassination cover-up
5:00 Judyth Baker with special insights on Lee Harvey Oswald
5:30 Dinner break
7:00: Professor David Wrone on the Framing of the Man in the Doorway
7:30: Keynote speaker: Professor James Fetzer on What Really Happened in Dealey Plaza on 11/22/63

Then from 9 to 10:30, it shall be music, dancing, and socializing, with music by the Pacific Coast Blues Band, including a performance of their new song, He Didn’t Do It, an anthem for JFK truth. Here is their website:
http://www.pacificcoastbluessb.com/PACIFIC_COAST_BLUES_Band_Santa_Barbara/Home_Page.html

The event will also include a walk-through photographic exhibit with large productions by Richard Hooke, Ralph Cinque, Donald Fallon, and Larry Rivera. Richard will have the most of these- including his poster of 50 matching points between Oswald and Doorway Man- and he has agreed to be available to answer questions and provide guidance. 

We are charging attendees $50 each, but of course, the speakers are exempt. The money will go towards the rental of the hotel conference room for the day and evening. It will cover an excellent audio visual system, including a live technician who will be constantly present to address any glitches, should they occur. It will include the cost of the band and the fee for private security. It will also cover printing costs and possibly some promotional costs, although we intend to make use of free online resources as much as possible for promotion. And at the end, any money left over will be distributed among the speakers to help defray their travel expenses.  

I  know how busy everyone is, and I know it's expensive to travel. But this is surely going to be THE JFK event of our lifetime. And it's about time the OIC members met and shook hands and formed bonds. And you know that the government and the media will be pulling all the stops to sell the official story- the official lie- one more time. The best way to stand up to them is for us to stand together in Santa Barbara. Be willing to devote one full day to JFK truth because it's a part of who you are, part of your identity, is it not?

Think about your state of mind on November 22. Is there anything else you would rather be doing on that day than congregating with us, the Oswald Innocence Campaign? 

We are accepting reservations as of now, so please make my day by responding to me here to say that you're going to come.

We are making our stand against the liars, the fakers, the myth-makers, the stalematers, and last but not least, the killers, and it’s happening in Santa Barbara. We are taking on the Establishment- the political establishment and the research establishment- and we’re doing it in Santa Barbara. And it will be without compromise. It was JFK killed by the high and mighty, including future Presidents. It was Oswald framed, innocent, and standing in the doorway. And it’s been 50 years of lies, cover-up, and distortion by the government and the media. Stop the lies! Oswald outside! 

Join us in Santa Barbara, and we’ll give them a 22nd of November they’ll never forget!
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Can You Say "Assassination?"

Dallas mossbacks still think they can silence debate at the JFK anniversary.

AComments (8)By Jim Schutze Thursday, Jun 13 2013
Wrong. I said the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination in Dallas would be no big deal. It will be. And it looks as if Dallas, to the delight of many, will step right into the middle of that big deal looking guilty as sin of something or other. The question will be what.
Guilty of complicity in the assassination itself? Or guilty of being stupid? It's my town and by God I love it, so I'm going with the second door.
First of all, Hollywood alone will guarantee major renewed interest in the assassination and in all of the legends, myths, folklore and theory that surround it. Tom Hanks has a movie in production starring Paul Giamattiand Billy Bob Thornton, to be calledParkland. The plot is not known, but I'm guessing it's JFK with a serious head injury waiting to be seen by a doctor at Parkland Hospital for 18 hours. We all know how that scenario ends.
Leonardo DiCaprio has another JFKer in the works called Legacy of Secrecy, which is supposed to "blow the lid off what really happened in Dallas," according to some publicity I saw. That poor lid by now, eh?
There's another movie in the works, supposedly, about a documentary filmmaker who gets tied up in a conspiracy to make a dishonest documentary about the assassination. Also, Errol Morris, the internationally acclaimed real documentary maker, is supposed to have something JFK-based in the works. I heard about another documentary being produced locally by some serious talent I can't name yet.
Then last week I had coffee with yet another documentary maker, a European with good credits who was here scouting a film based onDealey Plaza. I suggested we meet in the Zapruder Cappucino Shop, as I call it, across the street from the Sixth Floor Museum. It's the museum annex gift shop (they have two), where you can sip coffee beneath an endless loop of assassination-related home movies projected on the wall.
I love/hate that place. It's a special intersection of the universe where banality and horror collide head-on. (Banality wins.)
Now, you do realize, I trust, that if all these documentary makers ever get together and make a documentary about a documentary filmmaker making a documentary about a documentary filmmaker making a documentary about the Kennedy assassination, then we will enter the realm of Kennedy assassination documentary quantum physics.
Last March I reported here hopefully that our mayor, Mike Rawlings, had met quietly in Washington with John Judge of the Coalition on Political Assassinations (COPA), seeking a resolution of the standoff between conspiracy scholars and a small private committee of mossbacks who have been put in charge of all events during assassination week in Dallas. The mossbacks, with support from City Hall and the police, intend to ban the public from Dealey Plaza for two entire weeks bracketing the November 22 anniversary of the assassination. In fact, they intend to ban the word assassination — I am not kidding — decreeing instead that the event is to be called only "The 50th."
Are we weird enough yet?
They do not like that word. Documents produced recently in a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city show that officials of the Sixth Floor Museum began meeting with Dallas police officials in 2010 seeking ways to ban people who go to Dealey Plaza to promote or discuss assassination conspiracy theories. In an email June 28, 2010, Sixth Floor Museum Executive Director Nicola Longford updates her board of directors on the ongoing police crackdown against conspiracy theorists in general and especially Robert Groden, an author about whom I have written in the past.
This is a special form of suppression of free speech, called "content-based." All suppression of free speech is bad, but some of it may be inspired by mistaken or simply stupid notions about speech — that it might disturb the peace, offend somebody, clash with a special party theme like Grease!, or something like that. But using the cops to suppress speech because you disagree with the argument being made in the speech is the worst, the most Soviet, the least defensible. That's what Dallas has been doing to Groden since 2010.
Groden has been ticketed or arrested by the city more than 80 times for lecturing and selling books and videos in Dealey Plaza. Every single ticket and every single arrest has been thrown out by judges who found he had broken no law. He is in federal court now suing the city for abridgment of his civil rights.
But Dallas has its own little home-fried way of working these things out. U.S. District Judge Royal Furgeson Jr. recently dismissed the city from Groden's lawsuit on some very Alice-in-Wonderland grounds. Groden's lawyers had demanded the city answer 38 "discovery questions" aimed at finding out who in particular had ordered the crackdown on Groden. You and I know from the emails I mentioned above that specific police and park department officials met with Longford and then began cracking down.
But the city refused to answer any of Groden's questions. The judge then said Groden didn't know who had ordered the crackdown, so he didn't have anybody in particular to sue. He also said Groden, who is white, isn't entitled to the same civil rights protections as minorities. And he said there was no proof the city deliberately broke the law by cracking down on Groden, because there was no proof the city knew it was against the law to do so. In his ruling Furgeson did not mention the 80-plus times the city's own municipal judges had told city officials, in so many words, "What you're doing to do this guy is illegal."
Judge Furgeson is an interesting jurist. He took a hard smackdown at the beginning of 2012 after disciplining a bankrupt person by imposing unusually severe penalties and conditions that the person in question claimed amounted to slavery. A federal appeals court agreed and ruled that Furgeson's action was "an abuse of discretion." Slavery, you know, not every judge has that on his record.
Furgeson has not been at ease in his work, anyway. He recently wrote an article for theTexas Bar Journal saying the paltry pay for federal judges, about $174,000 a year, may just force some of them to retire. "Salary erosion may compel senior judges who are losing ground financially to eventually choose retirement," he warned, "so that they can return to the private sector to make up for lost economic opportunity."
That's just what he is doing, by the way, after doing Dallas a big solid on the Groden case. Furgeson, now finishing up some work in the courts, will retire this year, but his fate will not be left to the vicissitudes of the private sector. As soon as he clears his desk at the courthouse — and maybe the Groden case does it for him — Furgeson will report for work as dean of the new college of law that the University of North Texas is starting in downtown Dallas because the world needs another law school. His selection was announced by University of North Texas System Chancellor Lee F. Jackson, who before retiring from politics to enter the academic world at the top was head of the Dallas County Commissioners Court, where he was best known for his ardent championing of the Trinity River toll road.
So at least within the comfortable confines of Dallas, things just have a way of working out, don't they? The problem — and this is what Dallas will walk straight into next November — is that the Kennedy assassination does not belong to Dallas. It is not the right or privilege of Dallas to throttle the event. Behaving as if it has that right is just wrong on so many levels. If the world, for some bizarre reason, did decide to choose somebody to throttle "The 50th," Dallas would not be selected, because Dallas is where the man got shot.
Last week I checked back with the mayor. His staff told me there had been no progress on a compromise between the assassination scholars, who want to carry out a moment of silence in Dealey Plaza that day, and the mossback committee, which wants them fenced and penned inside a small "dissent" area behind City Hall. The mossback committee has declined over three months even to respond to a request from COPA for a meeting.
When I met with the European documentary maker in the Zapruder Cappuccino Shop, I explained all of this. He asked if I thought the mayor would overrule the mossbacks, especially since the mayor had said such nice things about COPA and John Judge after meeting with them in Washington. I explained that the mayor lacks the ability or authority to overrule them. In Dallas, the mayor doesn't tell the mossbacks what to do. They tell him.
I could see the wheels spinning inside that European documentary filmmaker mind. A shadowy committee of elders who can defy the mayor and even make him dance to their tune, with a fear of the word "assassination." Just think if you had a hero figure who freezes the mossbacks to the ground by stalking them with forefingers held before him in a cross, muttering the word, "Assassination ... assassination."
Groden's civil rights suit, by the way, is by no means dead. He has other grounds and avenues on which to proceed, but the suit probably is stalled until after November 22. I hope nobody is stupid enough to think that will help. By the time "The 50th" gets here, the entire focus will be on the mossbacks. The T-shirts are already being printed (again, not kidding).
So I see us getting down to two choices. We act like this in front of the world because we're idiots. Or we act like this because we did it. Me, I'm not going anywhere near that event without a propeller beanie, short shorts and a huge lollipop.
 
 
 

FBI files show disdain for Wash. Gov. Rosellini

By MIKE BAKER - Associated Press
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- 
Over his decades in public life, former Gov. Albert Rosellini helped bring Washington into the modern era, burnishing his reputation as one of the state's most effective leaders.
But FBI officials who scrutinized Rosellini's activities in the 1960s saw something else. They questioned his political associations and probed a series of allegations that Rosellini was corrupt. The Seattle special agent in charge once wrote to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover that Rosellini was "a thorough scoundrel."

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Date: June 11, 2013 9:52:09 PM EDT
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Subject: Boston's 'Operation Urban Shield' planned for backpacks with explosives, but bombs hit first 11 Jun 2013

Breaking News and Commentary from Citizens for Legitimate Government
11 Jun 2013
http://www.legitgov.org/
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Boston's 'Operation Urban Shield' planned for backpacks with explosives, but bombs hit first --'The real thing happened before we were able to execute.' 08 Jun 2013 The scenario had been carefully planned: A terrorist group prepared to hurt vast numbers of people around Boston would leave backpacks filled with explosives at Faneuil Hall, the Seaport District, and in other towns, spreading waves of panic and fear. Detectives would have to catch the culprits. Months of painstaking planning had gone into the exercise, dubbed "Operation Urban Shield," meant to train dozens of detectives in the Greater Boston area to work together to thwart a terrorist threat...The planned exercise has eerie similarities to the police investigation that led to the capture of the alleged Boston Marathon bombers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, whose images were caught on video cameras and who were captured after a car chase and shoot-out with police. [These 'terror attacks' all have 'eerie similarities' to the drills because the same 'people' run both.]
 
A.C.L.U. Sues to Bar 'Dragnet' Collection of Phone Records 12 Jun 2013 The American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration over its "dragnet" collection of logs of domestic phone calls, contending that the once-secret program -- whose existence was exposed by a former National Security Agency contractor last week -- is illegal and asking a judge to both stop it and order the records purged. The lawsuit, filed in New York, could set up an eventual Supreme Court test. The program "gives the government a comprehensive record of our associations and public movements, revealing a wealth of detail about our familial, political, professional, religious and intimate associations," the complaint says, adding that it "is likely to have a chilling effect on whistle-blowers and others who would otherwise contact" the A.C.L.U. for legal assistance.
 
NSA memo pushed to 'rethink' 4th Amendment 09 Jun 2013 The National Security Agency pushed for the government to "rethink" the Fourth Amendment when it argued in a classified memo that it needed new authorities and capabilities for the information age. The 2001 memo, later declassified and posted online by George Washington University's National Security Archive, makes a case to the incoming George W. Bush administration that the NSA needs new authorities and technology to adapt to the Internet era. In one key paragraph, NSA wrote that its new phase meant the U.S. must reevaluate its approach toward signals intelligence, or "SIGINT," and the Constitution's Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizure.
 
US senators bid to force government to reveal secret surveillance rulings --Bill would compel government to disclose opinions of secret Fisa court whose judgments underpin US surveillance programs 11 Jun 2013 A bipartisan group of eight senators will introduce a bill on Tuesday that would force the government to reveal how it interprets the laws underpinning the massive surveillance programs revealed by the Guardian. The bill by Senator Jeff Merkley (D- OR), which his office said it planned to introduce to the Senate on Tuesday, would force the government to disclose the opinions of a secretive surveillance court that determines the scope of the eavesdropping on Americans' phone records and internet communications. The bill has the support of senators Mike Lee (R-UT), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Dean Heller (R-NV), Mark Begich (D-AK), Al Franken (D-MN), Jon Tester (D-MT) and Ron Wyden (D-OR).
 
Intelligence chief Clapper: I gave 'least untruthful' answer on U.S. spying 10 Jun 2013 Director of National Intelligence James Clapper is really struggling to explain why he told Congress in March that the National Security Agency does not intentionally collect any kind of data on millions of Americans. His latest take: It's an unfair question, he said, like "When are you going to stop beating your wife?" And it seems to depend on the meaning of "collect." "I responded in what I thought was the most truthful, or least untruthful, manner by saying 'no,'" Clapper told NBC News on Sunday. A newly revealed NSA program, however, in which the agency secretly vacuumed up the telephone records of millions of Verizon customers seems to fit the definition of both "data" and "millions of Americans."
 
Russia May Consider US Spy Leaker's Asylum Request - Media 11 Jun 2013 The Russian authorities will consider political asylum for Edward Snowden, who risks prosecution in the United States for his recent blockbuster spy leaks, if he sends a proper request, business daily Kommersant said Tuesday, citing the Kremlin spokesman. "If we receive such a request, we will consider it," Kommersant quoted presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov as saying. Snowden, a 29-year-old former employee of the CIA and the National Security Agency (NSA), unmasked himself on Sunday as a source of recent disclosures about US government's secret surveillance programs.
 
Prism whistleblower: Edward Snowden told to leave Hong Kong or face extradition back to US over NSA revelations --Snowden: 'I am not afraid' 10 Jun 2013A senior figure in Hong Kong law enforcement has suggested NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden should leave the city. Regina Ip, a pro-Beijing legislator who was previously the city's top security official, said Hong Kong was "obliged to comply with the terms of agreements" with the US government, which included the extradition of fugitives. She added that, after he leaked the largest amount of classified information in the history of the US National Security Agency, she strongly recommends Snowden depart the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. [Yeah, China just pimped the US out to invade and occupy Iraq, so China could have Iraq's oil. Worked well for US and Chinese corpora-terrorists, such as BP. --LRP]
 
Beyond Hong Kong: Edward Snowden's best options for asylum 10 Jun 2013 Edward Snowden's choice of Hong Kong as a refuge from US retribution has been admired by some international lawyers – but it has not quelled speculation that he may seek asylum in another state, and activists in Iceland are making preparations should the whistleblower try to head there. Birgitta Jónsdóttir, the Icelandic MP and open information campaigner who was centrally involved in the WikiLeaks disclosures, said she was lobbying Iceland's immigration services and interior ministry about possible asylum for Snowden. But she added the process would only seriously get under way once the NSA whistleblower made clear his intentions.
 
Booz Allen Terminates Employment of NSA Leaker Edward Snowden, Releases Salary Information 11 Jun 2013 [Corpora-terrorists] Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. said it fired Edward Snowden, the employee who leaked secret information about U.S. surveillance programs, for violating its code of ethics and firm policy. In a four-sentence statement posted to its website, Booz Allen underscored that Mr. Snowden, 29 years old, worked at the firm for less than three months. His salary was $122,000, and Booz Allen terminated his employment Monday.
 
Booz Allen Hamilton: Edward Snowden's US contracting firm --$6bn company that employed NSA whistleblower is closely connected to US intelligence community and its leaders 09 Jun 2013 Booz Allen Hamilton, Edward Snowden's employer, is one of America's biggest security contractors and a significant part of the constantly revolving door between the US intelligence establishment and the private sector. The current of director of national intelligence (DNI), James Clapper, who issued a stinging attack on the intelligence leaks this weekend, is a former Booz Allen executive. The firm's current vice-chairman, Mike McConnell, was DNI under the George W Bush administration. He worked for the Virginia-based company before taking the job, and returned to the firm after leaving it.
 
U.S. explores criminal charges against Snowden 10 Jun 2013 U.S. authorities were weighing criminal prosecution strategies Monday against a former federal contractor who acknowledged disclosing information about two secret surveillance programs run by the National Security Agency. Possible criminal charges against Edward Snowden, who fled to Hong Kong after supplying highly classified documents to reporters, are "under discussion'' at the Justice Department, a federal law enforcement official said. The official, who was not authorized to speak publicly, said criminal charges would mark the first steps necessary to pursue the 29-year-old suspect's return to the U.S., either through extradition or other means.
 
Ex-CIA man says exposed spy scheme to protect world 10 Jun 2013 An ex-CIA employee working as a contractor at the U.S. National Security Agency said he was the source who leaked details of a top secret U.S. surveillance program, acting out of conscience to protect "basic liberties for people around the world." Holed up in a hotel room in Hong Kong, Edward Snowden, 29, said he had thought long and hard before publicizing details of an NSA program code-named PRISM, saying he had done so because he felt the United States was building an unaccountable and secret espionage machine that spied on every American.
New layer of secrecy emerges at Guantanamo 'court' 10 Jun 2013 When the war [kangaroo] court reconvenes this week, pretrial hearings in the case of an alleged al-Qaida bomber will be tackling a government motion that's so secret the public can't know its name. It's listed as the 92nd court filing in the death-penalty case against a Saudi man, Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, who was waterboarded by CIA agents. And in place of its name, the Pentagon has stamped "classified" in red. Also on the docket for discussion this week is a classified defense motion that asks the Army judge to order the government to reveal information "related to the arrest, detention and interrogation" of al-Nashiri. By the time he got to Guantanamo in 2006, according to declassified investigations, CIA agents had held him at secret overseas prisons for four years during which, according to declassified accounts, he was waterboarded and interrogated at the point of a revving power drill and racked pistol. But what makes the no-name government motion so intriguing is that those who've read it can't say what it's about, and those who haven't don't have a clue. Not even the accused, who, unless the judge rules for the defense, is not allowed to get an unclassified explanation of it - and cannot sit in on the court session when it's argued in secret.
US nuclear bombs 'based in Netherlands' - ex-Dutch PM Lubbers 10 Jun 2013 Some 22 US nuclear weapons are stored on Dutch territory, says former Dutch Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers. Mr Lubbers, a centre-right prime minister from 1982-94, said they were stored underground in strong-rooms at the Volkel air base in Brabant. He made the revelation in a documentary for National Geographic - saying: "I would never have thought those silly things would still be there in 2013." The presence of nuclear weapons on Dutch soil has long been rumoured.
 
Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif declares end to secret approval of U.S. drone strikes 10 Jun 2013 In office for less than a week, Pakistan's new prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, vented his anger Monday at two recent U.S. drone strikes, all but accusing his country's overbearing military of lying to Pakistanis about its cooperation with the CIA to eliminate terrorism suspects in northwest tribal regions bordering Afghanistan. "The policy of protesting against drone strikes for public consumption, while working behind the scenes to make them happen, is not on," Sharif said, according to an official statement issued after the first meeting of his Cabinet.
 
US terror drone strike kills five in north Yemen: Locals 09 Jun 2013 At least five people have been killed in an air raid carried out by a US assassination drone in north Yemen, local sources say. A tribal source said on Sunday that the strike targeted a vehicle in the Khab al-Shath area located in Yemen's northern province of al-Jawf. According to witnesses, the first aerial attack was followed by three other raids.
 
Afghan supreme court staff killed in suicide blast --Seventeen dead in Kabul bombing claimed by Taliban as revenge attack aimed at judges 11 Jun 2013 A suicide bomber killed and injured dozens of Afghan supreme court employees when he struck commuter minibuses filling up for the afternoon drive home on Tuesday, in one of the deadliest Taliban operations this year. It was the second big assault on the capital in as many days, after seven attackers holed up on a construction site to fire rockets on Kabul airport. That group fought for hours but killed no one apart from themselves and did little damage to their target.
 
Taliban launch large attack on Kabul international airport 10 Jun 2013 Seven Taliban insurgents including suicide bombers attacked the main airport in the Afghan capital, Kabul, early on Monday, with explosions and gunfire heard near an area that also houses major foreign military bases. The attackers took up positions inside a partially constructed building next to the international airport, interior ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said, and fought Afghan security forces for about four hours before the raid ended. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
 
70 die in day of carnage in Iraq 11 Jun 2013 A wave of attacks has killed seventy people and injured dozens across Iraq after several days of relative calm. No group has claimed responsibility for Monday's attacks, but officials say the main suspects are militants linked to al-Qaeda [al-CIAduh]. A triple bombing at a vegetable market in the town of Judaida al-Shat in Diyala province left at least 13 people dead and injured 50 people.
 
State Department memo reveals possible cover-ups, halted investigations 10 Jun 2013 CBS News has uncovered documents that show the State Department may have covered up allegations of illegal and inappropriate behavior within their ranks. The Diplomatic Security Service, or the DSS, is the State Department's security force, charged with protecting the secretary of state and U.S. ambassadors overseas and with investigating any cases of misconduct on the part of the 70,000 State Department employees worldwide. CBS News reports that according to an internal State Department Inspector General's memo, several recent investigations were influenced, manipulated, or simply called off.
 
1 wounded in shooting at US Army post in Texas 10 Jun 2013 An instructor at an Army medical training school at a military base in Texas was wounded Monday when a fellow service member shot her outside her office, authorities said. The incident took place at Fort Sam Houston's Army Medical Department Center and School at about 2:50 p.m. The suspect is in custody at Fort Sam Houston, but authorities wouldn't say if he's been charged. Authorities locked down the base for about two hours while military police cleared the building where the shooting took place.
 
Bomb threat forces evacuations near Ga. State Capitol 11 Jun 2013 Two bomb threats near the Georgia State Capitol forced the evacuation of buildings housing the state Attorney General's office and the state Supreme Court. Employees were allowed to return to the buildings shortly before 11 a.m. Georgia Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Tracey Watson said bomb-sniffing dogs searched both buildings and did not find any explosives. The state judicial building, home of the Supreme Court and Attorney General's office, are located across the street from the State Capitol building.
 
Princeton University Reopens Following Bomb Threat --University Was Shut Down For 8 Hours as Campus Was Swept 11 Jun 2013 An evacuation of the Princeton University campus following an earlier bomb threat was lifted Tuesday evening. A total of 6,900 people were forced to leave on- and off-campus university buildings, after the university received the threat against multiple buildings on campus around 9 a.m., Princeton spokesman Martin Mbugua said. The all-clear was given at 6:25 p.m.
 
Princeton University evacuated after multiple bomb threats --'This is NOT a test. There has been a bomb threat to multiple unspecified campus buildings,' said one of the school's tweets. 11 Jun 2013 Princeton University evacuated its campus Tuesday after receiving a bomb threat to multiple buildings. The university announced on its website around 10:25 a.m. that a bomb threat was called in to the New Jersey campus: There has been a bomb threat to multiple unspecified campus buildings. Please evacuate the campus and all University offices immediately and go home unless otherwise directed by your supervisor. Drivers and pedestrians were told to leave the campus after the bomb threat was received, the school said on its Twitter account. Those without cars were directed by police to evacuation sites, the school said.
 
Fifth Letter, Sent to CIA, Found in Spokane Ricin Investigation --Unopened letter sent to National Bioforensic Analysis Center for further testing 08 Jun 2013 On Saturday, postal workers at the U.S. Post Office on W. Riverside Avenue, Spokane, Washington, located the fifth letter being sought by FBI and USPIS investigators in connection with four others containing the active ricin toxin. It came through the post office after being returned to sender by a location that does not receive mail deliveries. It had been addressed to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 22, 2013

A Moment of Silencing
Dallas Mayor Bars Public and Free Speech in Dealey Plaza
on 50th Anniversary of Kennedy Assassination

(Dallas, TX) Mike Rawlings, the Mayor of Dallas, Texas has announced an event to be held on November 22 at Dealey Plaza on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy at that location. His event will not focus on the assassination, but on the “life and legacy of President John F. Kennedy”. The event will not be open to the public, or the “tens of thousands” the Mayor expects to visit Dallas that day in commemoration of the assassination, but to a
limited crowd of 5,000 people chosen at random in a ticket lottery. Half of the tickets will be issued only to Dallas residents according to press statements and the website set up for “The 50th” event.

The inception for the planning of this event goes back at least to November, 2011, when the Sixth Floor Museum applied for an exclusive permit for the whole of Dealey Plaza for over a week around the anniversary date. This was done, according to the museum director, Nicola Longford, to be “proactive” on behalf of Mayor Rawlings, and to prevent “conspiracy theory” being presented on the Grassy Knoll.

According to the Dallas Morning News, Mayor Rawlings reportedly instructed the chairwoman of the Committee, Ruth Sharp Altschuler, that he did not want “crazy conspiracy theory” on the Grassy Knoll on November 22.

This was clearly in response to a traditional Moment of Silence that has been held annually since 1964 by the assassination researchers critical of the Warren Commission Report conclusion of no conspiracy and of the role of Lee Harvey Oswald as a lone assassin of President Kennedy.

This tradition, begun by Midlothian (TX) Mirror editor Penn Jones, Jr., has been continued over the decades by the Coalition on Political Assassinations (COPA), a national network of medical, forensic and ballistics experts, academicians, authors and investigative researchers into the major assassinations of the 1960s. The founding groups and members of COPA were responsible for the passage and implementation of the JFK Assassination Records Act, which to date has
effected the release of over 6.5 million pages of classified material that has rewritten the history of the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the assassination of the president.

COPA had been applying for a legal permit, as they have done over many years, for an event on the 50th anniversary since 2010, and repeatedly denied because it could not be filed more than a year in advance of the event. Despite this, an exclusive permit was issued to the Sixth
Floor Museum before they had planned any event. The Mayor’s office announced the formation of a community planning committee for the 50th anniversary events in Dallas.

Last year, COPA approached the chairwoman, Ruth Sharp Altschuler asking to be included on the planning committee represented by Dallas area members, or to address the group about our planned annual event. COPA also wrote to many of the committee members about our plans and
concerns. To date we have been stonewalled by the committee, which has sent us no meaningful response and refused access to their meetings.

COPA also approached the Sixth Floor Museum asking them to accommodate our event in their activities, as suggested by Dallas Parks and Recreation. Director Longford replied, “[we] suggest simply that the national and international attention regarding his death be set aside for another moment.” What other moment could that possibly be?

Longford also told the Dallas Morning News that they were still planning what to do, including “maybe a moment of silence”. According to COPA Executive Director John Judge, “Sadly such a ‘moment of silence’ about the assassination and the political truth it reveals would instead mark a perpetuity of silence.”

COPA has obtained transcripts of early planning meetings that included Mayor Rawlings, Ruth Sharp Altschuler and publicist Laurie Peat where our organization was mentioned by name in a discussion about keeping “conspiracists” off the Grassy Knoll that day.

“All of this is a clear violation of the First Amendment, content-based denial of free speech,” according to Dallas lawyer D. Bradley Kizzia. Even the detailed instructions for what items are banned from the event that day, ostensibly for “security reasons”, include “signs, banners,
bullhorns and megaphones” according to the Mayor’s event website. “Interestingly, guns are not on the list. Free speech is presumably more of a threat to security,” Judge noted.

Members of COPA met with Mayor Rawlings in Washington, DC during the presidential inaugural events. At an opening event for “The 50th” in Dallas, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. spoke at a public venue and got loud applause when he revealed that his father, former Attorney General in
1963, never believed the Warren Commission conclusions and held his own investigation into a conspiracy. The Mayor was present. Researcher Jeff Morley asked the Mayor if Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. would be allowed to speak at his event. Mayor Rawlings conceded that he could speak, “but he would have to stay on point.” “Apparently no one is allowed free speech or any alternative message that day in Dallas,” Judge observed.

The Sixth Floor Museum withdrew their permit application on November 19 last year and COPA filed a timely legal application on November 23. The City Attorney responded that the only park available for event permits on November 22, 2013 would be City Hall Plaza, which has
subsequently been closed for use by dignitaries. The Mayor made public statements suggesting that park could be used by the “dissent”. “Since our point of view about the Warren Commission and conspiracy is shared by 85% of the American people in recent polls,” Judge said, “we are not the dissent, we are the mainstream.”

The Mayor of Dallas knows the press is coming from all over the world that day to Dealey Plaza, and he wants to control the message to hold a massive public relations event to show the world that Dallas loved and still loves John F. Kennedy. “It would be like celebrating the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln on April 14 at the Ford Theater where he was shot in Washington, DC,” Judge noted.

Dealey Plaza is both a public park and a U.S. Department of Interior Designated Historical Site. “As such, it belongs at all times, and especially on the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination, to the American people, the world and to history. Why do we need a ticket to
see our history? Why do we need unprecedented background checks and lottery tickets for access to the scene of the crime and a commemorative visit? Thousands of people are coming from all over the world and America to be in Dealey Plaza that day. Instead they will meet police barricades and be asked to watch the Mayor’s event on Jumbotron screens in other parks. This will be a Moment of Silencing of the voices speaking to real history when the whole world is
watching.” Judge observed.

Despite nearly a year of effort to address the 50th Planning Committee regarding our 49-year tradition of holding a Moment of Silence on the Grassy Knoll to commemorate the life, legacy and assassination of President John F. Kennedy and to speak the truth about who killed him
and why, COPA has been greeted with denial and total silence to date. “We still intend to be visible that day on the Grassy Knoll at Dealey Plaza, to exercise our Constitutional rights to assembly and free speech,” Judge said.

We suggest that people who support public access and free speech write to Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings (Dallas City Hall, 1500 Marilla Street, Room 5EN, Dallas, TX 75201) to let him know they want to attend the COPA Moment of Silence on November 22 at 12:30 pm, that they want him to let the public and the world in without tickets that day, and that they support free speech.

COPA also has an online petition to the Mayor to open Dealey Plaza to the public that day with over 500 signatures to date. See
https://www.change.org/ petitions/mayor-mike-rawlings- dallas-tx-open-dealey-plaza- to-the-public-on-november-22- 2013

COPA will hold its 20th annual regional conference in Dallas, Texas that weekend, November 22-24 to present the latest and best evidence and documentary records in the assassinations of President Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. The
conference theme is “50 Years of Denial is Enough! Free the Files – Find the Truth”. For details see http://www.politicalassassinations. com.

NOTE: Minutes of early planning meeting by Mayor's committee released under Texas Open Records Act attached
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UK Documentary: “The Men Who Killed Kennedy” Part 5

Part Five of a UK documentary series on the JFK assassination. 46 minutes long. Stunning—settle in and watch the entire thing. It gets more chilling as it goes, including claims of a former military man that he was ordered by a CIA agent to kill a witness to the assassination cover-up. Another of many “someones” who “would have talked” – and did.


http://whowhatwhy.com/2013/06/30/uk-documentary-the-men-who-killed-kennedy-part-5/
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The JFK Historical Group Announces Additional Speakers and New Film Presentation



The JFK Historical Group would like to announce the addition of additional speakers to its upcoming conference in Alexandria, Virginia on September 26-28. Joining our speaker lineup is
Ed Haslam, the author of Dr. Mary's Monkey: How the unsolved murder of a doctor, a secret laboratory in New Orleans and caner-causing monkey viruses are linked to Lee Harvey Oswald, the JFK assassination and emerging
global epidemics.

Gayle Nix Jackson, the author of
Orville Nix: The Missing JFK Film, will also be presenting at our conference.


Also the important new film by
Shane O'Sullivan, The Zapruder Film Mystery will be shown.


Complete information about our conference, including bios on all our presenters, is included below and in the attachments above.




The Warren Report 50 Years Later: A Critical Examination

What we know now, that we didn’t know then.

Presented By: The JFK Historical Group

David Denton, Ed Tatro, Walt Boyes, William Boyes, Ben Boyes, Casey Quinlan

September 26th-28th

Crowne Plaza Old Town Hotel, Alexandria, VA.

Many of the leading experts on the JFK Assassination and critics of the Warren Commission findings will be meeting in Washington D.C. on this weekend, to give presentations on the various
aspects of this topic.

Ed Tatro, Doug Horne, Phil Nelson, Russ Baker, Gary Powers Jr., Peter Janney, James Wagenvoord (former Life magazine editor and current whistle blower), Rick Russo, ( a key Nigel Turner
consultant), are among those who have agreed to give presentations and we are expecting others to be added as we proceed.

Dr. Cyril Wecht will be the keynote speaker at the proposed banquet.

The conference will begin at 9 AM on Friday, September 26th, and will run through the evening (there will be a meet and greet with conference speakers that evening), and all
day Saturday. On Saturday evening, we will be having a banquet dinner and our keynote speaker will be giving his presentation. The conference will conclude with presentations on Sunday morning. A more complete schedule will be released as the event gets closer.
Registration and hotel accommodation details are included below:



Conference Fees:

___$115, if paid before August 1st. After August 1st, $125. Walk –up single day session fees will be $65 per day

___ Banquet Dinner and Keynote Presentation Fee of $53.
___ For Hotel Accommodations call 703-683-6000 and ask for the JFK Historical
Group rate ($119 for single, $129 for double a night). For more information about Hotel Accommodations, go
here.






Send your registration form and check or money order to:

David Denton, JFK Historical Group
For more info and updates,
check out our website.




Bio Information on the Warren Commission Conference




Keynote Speaker
Dr. Cyril H. Wecht

Dr. Cyril Harrison Wecht, of Pittsburgh, Pa., is a forensic pathologist,
attorney and medical-legal consultant, author and lecturer.

Dr. Wecht received his medical degree from
the University of Pittsburgh, and his law degree from the University of Maryland. He is certified by the American Board of Pathology, in anatomic, clinical and forensic pathology, and is a member of the American Medical Association and the American Bar Association.


Dr. Wecht served as chairman of the Pathology Department and chief pathologist at St. Francis
Central Hospital in Pittsburgh for 26 years. He is currently a clinical professor of pathology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and serves as an adjunct professor at the Duquesne University School of Law, School of Pharmacy and Graduate School
of Health Sciences; the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health; and Albany State University in Ga.


Dr. Wecht is a fellow and former president
of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and the American College of Legal Medicine. He currently serves as chairman of the Executive Advisory Board to the American College of Forensic Examiners International and the American Board of Forensic Medicine.


Dr. Wecht is the recipient of numerous academic
honors and awards including the “Distinguished Forensic Science Award,” from the Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science at the University of New Haven and has been recognized for his “Lifetime of Outstanding Achievements in Forensic Science,” from the
National Conference of Metropolitan Judges.


Dr. Wecht has organized and conducted postgraduate medical-legal seminars in more than 50
countries throughout the world in his capacity as Director of the Pittsburgh Institute of Legal Medicine. He has performed approximately 17,000 autopsies and has supervised, reviewed or has been consulted on approximately 30,000 additional postmortem examinations.



Dr. Wecht served as a consultant to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office
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OSWALD DISMISSED AS LONE GUNMAN IN JFK KILLING
Forensic pathologist calls single-bullet theory 'pure nonsene.
September 27 2014


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Forensic pathologist Cyril Wecht kicked off the second day of the Assassination Archive and Research Center, or AARC, conference on the John F. Kennedy slaying by insisting Lee Harvey Oswald could not have been the lone shooter.



“I think the single-bullet theory is pure nonsense,” Wecht told an all-star cast of JFK assassination “conspiracy theorists” at the conference commemorating the 50th anniversary of the publication of the Warren Commission Report.


Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/09/oswald-dismissed-as-lone-gunman-in-jfk-killing/#XbEpkM0uTtpqqCZy.99


Wecht proceeded to explain the gyrations and changes in direction required for one bullet to have hit JFK, passing up through JFK’s body from the entrance wound in the back, to exit through JFK’s neck (moving upward at an 11 degree angle), to enter Connelly’s back, break a rib, exit Connelly’s chest and break Connelly’s right wrist, only to end embedded in Connelly’s left thigh.

“The explanations are ridiculous,” Wecht challenged. “Was JFK bending over tying his shoe when he got shot? Not if you look at the Zapruder film. JFK was sitting upright, and the entrance wound in his back was lower than the supposed exit wound in this throat. How is it possible that a bullet fired from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository moved in an upward direction transiting through JFK’s body?”

Secret details of JFK’s assassination are unlocked in Jerome Corsi’s “Who Really Killed Kennedy?”

Wecht insisted the burden of proof rested with the prosecution.

“All the defense has to show is that Lee Harvey Oswald could not possibly have been the sole gunman, and that can be established by science,” he insisted. “We do not need to prove who did the shooting to prove the government is lying. I’ll let you assume Oswald was a shooter if you want. The point is that if Oswald was not the sole shooter, the Warren Commission Report is a cover-up and the government has been lying to us for 50 years.”

Wecht concluded by insisting the RFK shooting was also an assassination.

“Again the case is settled by forensic pathology,” he again insisted. “The shot that killed RFK was fired from the back at a distance of approximately 1.5 inches from his head, when it’s clear Sirhan Sirhan was standing in front of RFK at a distance greater than 1.5 inches during the shooting.”

Autopsy “junk science”

Dr. Gary Aguilar, an ophthalmologist by training, pointed out that neither James Hume, the senior pathologist and director of laboratories at Bethesda Hospital, nor Navy pathologist J. Thornton Boswell, who assisted Hume at the JFK autopsy, had ever conducted an autopsy of someone shot by a gunshot wound prior to undertaking the JFK assassination, perhaps the most historically important autopsy in U.S. history.

Aguilar went through a detailed analysis of the JFK autopsy evidence, pointing out that Hume allowed their forensic analysis to be strongly influenced by the hearsay testimony provided by government officials attending the autopsy that JFK was hit from behind and that his head was thrown violently forward as a result.

He demonstrated evidence subsequently developed from examination of the autopsy photographs and notes makes clear Hume and Boswell missed key facts that would have influenced their conclusions had they been known on the evening of Nov. 22, 1963, when the autopsy was conducted, including numerous bullet fragments found in the rear portion of the skull and measurements that show JFK’s back wound was not at the base of the neck but below the shoulder some two inches from the spine.

“The conclusions of the Bethesda autopsy are best classified as ‘junk science,’” Aguilar insisted, not the type of professional forensic pathology required in an autopsy trying to determine the cause of death of a U.S. president assassinated by gunfire.

Gunshots recorded

Acoustical expert Dr. Don Thomas presented evidence from his 2013 book “Hear No Evil: Politics, Science, and Forensic Evidence in the Kennedy Assassination,” that the National Academy of Sciences panel was severely flawed in dismissing a police dictabelt recording that provided proof of a fourth shot from the grassy knoll – evidence that persuaded the House Select Committee on Assassinations to conclude Oswald was not the lone gunman.

Thomas had presented his analysis initially in a peer-reviewed article in “Science and Justice,” a quarterly publication of Britain’s Forensic Science Society.

The sounds of the JFK assassination were recorded at Dallas police headquarters when a motorcycle policeman in the JFK motorcade accidently left his microphone switch “on,” recording the sounds from Dealey Plaza as JFK was being shot.

Thomas played for the conference the sounds recorded by the dictabelt on which the gunshots can be heard, recorded in real time, as JFK was being assassinated.

Thomas explained how “cross-talk” on two different police channels recorded during the assassination and “test shots” fired in Dealey Plaza at the time of the initial HCSA analysis provided evidence the shots discernable through the static of the recording confirms the initial HCSA conclusions: a fourth shot was fired from the grassy knoll during the assassination.

Stiffed by the CIA

Prof. G. Robert Blakey explained the JFK assassination began with the Bay of Pigs invasion.

“President Kennedy was sucked into the Bay of Pigs invasion by being fed bad information by the CIA,” he explained. “Kennedy knew the invasion’s chances of success were never great, but the CIA had assured him of Cuban support for the invasion that never materialized.”

Blakey confessed that over time his view regarding the CIA has changed in the years since he was chief counsel and staff director for the HSCA from 1977 to 1979.

“I was aware the HSCA research staff was getting frustrated by the CIA’s unwillingness to provide documents to us,” he said. “We knew Oswald was involved with the Cuban DRE, but the CIA was not cooperative with us. The facilitator the CIA put in place to work with us ended up playing a disinformation role, denying access to documents we wanted to see. Through subsequent FOIA requests, we now know the CIA facilitator was playing an undercover role, if you can imagine that, and until today, I am not sure we know what the CIA denied us access to see.”

Blakey pointed out the CIA also withheld from the Warren Commission that Oswald had a CIA file, as well as denying the Warren Commission key information from wiretaps that top organized crime figures had threatened to kill both JFK and RFK.

“At that time, I couldn’t imagine the mob was involved in the JFK assassination,” he said. “I couldn’t imagine the mob would take on the high risk of being involved in trying to assassinate the president. I don’t believe Sam Giancana in Chicago, for instance, was involved, because the FBI had wiretap coverage of him – and in my work as an attorney for Robert Kennedy in the Justice Department, we had access to the FBI reports on Giancana.”

Blakey admitted he signed onto the HCSA findings, believing the Warren Commission Report was probably honest and accurate.

“I admit now I was wrong,” he told the conference attendee. “Just take this one point – the Warren Commission said there was no evidence additional shooters, but today I can name for you multiple witnesses who were ready to testify to additional shooters from the grassy knoll, but the Warren Commission did everything possible to ignore them or to discredit their testimony.”

He also pointed out that the Dallas police immediately after the JFK shooting ran up the grassy knoll because that’s where the believed the shooting came from.

“I lost confidence in the Warren Commission Report,” he said clearly. “The purpose of the Warren Commission was not to investigate and report the truth, but to cover up any evidence that did not tend to incriminate their conclusion Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone-gun assassin. The CIA also covered up their complicity, their ineptness. The CIA made an effort not to cooperate with us, so I concluded everything the CIA told us was most likely a lie.”

He stressed that the remaining JFK documents must be released “so we can discover what we don’t know – what has been hidden from us until today.”

He called the CIA “a culture of dissemination” that does not know the difference between the truth and lies.

“Whatever the CIA tells you is said because it serves a purpose,” he said. “That means you cannot believe anything the CIA says until you know the purpose that explains why they are saying what they are saying.”

He also said that he now believes organized crime figures Santos Trafficante in Tampa and Carlos Marcello in New Orleans were two mob figures involved in the JFK assassination.

He concluded by saying he did not believe the Mafia recruited Jack Ruby to kill Lee Harvey Oswald until after Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested.

What’s still being hidden

AARC President James Lesar began the conference by urging attendees to lobby Congress in support of a Freedom of Information Act request his organization has filed with the National Archives and Records Administration, or NARA.

AARC is protesting a NARA decision to withhold from the public until at least 2017 more than 1,000 classified government documents on the JFK assassination. Lesar and his organization argue the 1992 JFK Records Act mandated the public release of all JFK assassination files in the government’s archives.

Attorneys Dan Hardway and Edward Lopez, who as law students co-authored the House Select Committee on Assassinations’ long-suppressed report, “Oswald, the CIA, and Mexico City,” kicked off the conference with details of their accusation that the CIA suppressed information about Oswald’s trip to Mexico City prior to the assassination. They say Miami-based undercover CIA agent George Joannides suppressed information on Oswald’s efforts to penetrate the CIA-created Cuban Student Directorate.

Hardway and Lopez, along with a diverse group of authors and legal exports supported by former House Select Committee on Assassinations’ chief counsel G. Robert Blakey, filed a lawsuit to force the CIA to release information on the agency’s involvement with Oswald and various Cuban groups.

The report by Hardway and Lopez, suppressed under a national security classification for nearly 30 years, was commissioned by HSCA lead investigator Gaeton Fonzi. Hardway and Lopez were sent to Mexico City in the late 1970s to investigate Oswald’s 1963 trip there.

“The CIA refused to cooperate with us in our investigation of Oswald’s trip to Mexico and his involvement with various Cuban activist groups, going so far as to hide from us names and other information material to our inquiry,” Hardway explained to the group.

“George Joannides shut down the HSCA investigation into these subjects, in a move motivated by CIA counter-intelligence and propaganda goals,” he said.

Hardway asserted the CIA “had something to hide from the HSCA, and Joannides knew what the CIA was hiding.”

“What remains at question was whether the CIA had advance knowledge, or even worse, was involved in the assassination of JFK, and went to great lengths to suppress that information,” he said.

Lopez confessed that during their time together working as HSCA staff, he and Hardway showed up at the CIA with long hair and wearing flip-flops.

“It didn’t help our investigation,” he admitted.

“Seeing us, the CIA didn’t trust us, but I would probably do it again. If I had behaved better, I might have become the first Latino Supreme Court justice. But I still don’t trust the federal government when it comes to suppressing information from the public.”

CIA ‘dark operations’

Former U.S. Army intelligence officer John Newman, author of the 1992 book “JFK and Vietnam: Deception, Intrigue, and the Struggle for Power” and the 2008 book “Oswald and the CIA: The Documented Truth about the Unknown Relationship Between the U.S. Government and the Alleged Killer of JFK,” said CIA “dark operations” are tricks of tradecraft designed to prevent penetration by counter-intelligence agents or the public.

Newman reviewed his current work of trying to unravel the names and identities of CIA operatives involved in the various plots launched by Robert Kennedy, then attorney general, to assassinate Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.

His current research documented a CIA attempt to screen the possible double-agent role CIA agent David Atlee Phillips played both in the Kennedy administration effort to assassinate Castro and what he calls a rogue CIA attempt to mask connections Lee Harvey Oswald had to various CIA operatives in Cuba, including several involved in the Castro assassination plots.

David Talbot, author of the 2008 bestselling book “Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years,” spoke by teleconference link-up. He believes Allen Dulles became a central figure in planning the Kennedy assassination, seeking revenge after the president accused him of lying and fired him following the Bay of Pigs disaster.

“After JFK, Dulles became the head of a government in exile. He worked from his home in Georgetown as if he were still head of the CIA, now working to undermine key Kennedy agency policies,” Talbot said, discussing a new book he is working to complete on Dulles.

“Even after he was fired, Dulles continued to see a number of CIA operatives, including CIA counter-intelligence chief James Angleton, Richard Helms and Howard Hunt, almost as if he never left the CIA,” Talbot said.

“I also developed evidence Dulles and his circle of operatives within the CIA were implicated in the Robert Kennedy assassination as well.”

Talbot said his research has established connections between CIA operative Robert Maheu, in his role as an adviser, and various organized crime figures. Talbot also ties him to Howard Hughes, suggesting Maheu operated in conjunction with Dulles to participate in both in the JFK and RFK assassinations.

Double agent?

Pulitzer Prize finalist Anthony Summers, an investigative journalist residing in Ireland and the author of the 2013 book “Not in Your Lifetime: The Defining Book on the JFK Assassination,” said he hoped “the autopsy of a homeless person, even in the U.K., would be conducted more professionally than the JFK assassination was conducted.”

Summers told the group he believed Oswald was a double-agent in a staged defection to the USSR, noting his involvement with pro-Castro groups, including famously the Fair Play for Cuba committee, after he returned to the U.S.

“The files now show the Fair Play for Cuba Committee had been targeted and penetrated by the FBI,” Summers pointed out.

He suspects Oswald had a double-agent role with the FBI as well as with the CIA.

Summers played a tape of interviews he conducted recently with a Cuban commando from the Batista era naming Herminio Diaz, a contract killer with ties to the Mafia and CIA. Summers suspects Diaz, who had worked security for Santo Trafficante’s casinos in Cuba, was the second gunman in the JFK assassination.

Late in the afternoon of the first day, Antonio Veciana, an 86-year-old exile from Cuba who settled in Miami and formed the anti-Castro group Alpha 66 in 1962, addressed the conference in Spanish.

In 1976, Veciana testified to the HCSA that he met with CIA operative Maurice Bishop in late August or early September 1963 and claimed to have seen Bishop talking with Oswald.

His appearance was the highlight of the first day of the AARC conference, because Veciana has typically shunned the press after surviving an assassination attempt in 1979.

Veciana explained his conclusion the JFK assassination was a coup d’etat, carried out by organized crime and rogue elements of CIA. He further identified Maurice Bishop as an alias for CIA operative David Atlee Phillips. He said Oswald had been ordered by Phillips to go to Mexico City to visit the Cuban consulate prior to the assassination.

“First of all, understand I was trained by the CIA to become a confessional conspirator who became involved in the anti-Castro movement as a CIA operative,” Veciana said.

“The CIA never had a formal meeting in which the agency decided to assassinate JFK, although a group of agents began planning to kill JFK because they felt he was a threat to the national security interests of the United States,” he said. “The plot involved both military intelligence in the United States and elements of the Mafia.”

He explained his encounter with Phillips and Oswald was so brief that he did not have time to determine the depth or exact nature of their relationship.

“Fidel Castro was the ideal scapegoat for the murder of JFK,” he explained.

“One of the key elements was Castro’s statement at the embassy in Brazil where Castro warned that any foreign leaders plotting to assassinate him should worry that Castro might turn around and assassinate them.”

He explained he had answered key questions Phillips asked him when planning to order Oswald to take the trip to Mexico City.

“Prior to the assassination, Phillips asked me directly if a person would go to the Cuban consulate in Mexico City whether that person could get a visa to travel to Cuba,” Veciana detailed.

“I told him that it would not be possible to get such a visa instantly. So, Phillips knew in advance that Oswald would not be successful on the trip.”

After the discussion with Veciana, Phillips ordered Oswald to take the trip.

“When Oswald found out he could not get the visa within 24 hours to visit Cuba, he created a big scene at the Cuban consulate in Mexico City,” Veciana explained.

“Immediately after the JFK assassination, Phillips asked me if a woman I knew who worked at the Cuban consulate in Mexico City could help us get someone from the Cuban consulate in Mexico City to defect to the United States to testify about Oswald’s visit.”

Veciana told the group he believed Phillips had used him to implement the CIA plan to implicate Oswald in the JFK assassination by his behavior at the Cuban consulate in Mexico City.

Oswald’s Russian friend

Prof. Ernst Titovets, the only English-speaking friend Oswald had in the USSR, told the conference he remembered Oswald expressing his conviction a coming economic, political or military crisis would bring about the final destruction of the capitalism in the United States.

“The smiling Oswald that you see with his fellow workers in Minsk is the Lee Harvey Oswald that I knew,” he explained.

He said Oswald was a “naturally clever” guy who engaged in political and philosophic discussions easily.

“I always thought of Lee as a good guy,” he explained, “and I never felt the kind of tension you typically feel when you’re around a neurotic person.”

“Oswald spoke and read Russian very well, but I didn’t care for his accent,” Titovets said. “When we were together, we typically spoke English. It never occurred to me that Lee was going to end up this world historical figure.”

He explained that Oswald lived in a lavishly furnished room in Minsk, compared with the average apartment most Russian workers occupied at the time. Oswald’s first love, he said, was Ella German, a beautiful Russian woman he met at the factory in Minsk where they both worked.

“I am convinced Oswald did not explain to me why he was in the USSR or why he decided to return to the United States, because he wanted to protect me and he thought it was better if I didn’t know.”

On leaving the USSR, Oswald gave Titovets as a parting gift a copy of “The Power of Positive Thinking” by Norman Vincent Peale and “As a Man Thinkest” by James Allen, two inspirational books widely read at the time.

To assist him in perfecting his English, Oswald allowed Titovets to make two audio tape recordings of Oswald reading from English literature, including extracts from William Shakespeare’s “Othello.”

He explained that Oswald’s suicide attempt was a “fake suicide” to prevent him from being deported from the USSR as a suspected American spy.

“I never thought Lee was capable of pulling a trigger at a president I understood he loved,” Titovets said. “Lee wrote me just before the assassination and told me that two FBI agents met with him when he got back to the United States and that he and Marina planned to apply to return to the USSR.”

He continued: “When we heard Oswald was the suspected assassin of JFK, none of us who knew him in Russia believed it. Then when I found out Lee had gone to the Cuban consulate in Mexico City, I thought maybe him tried to get a visa from Cuba because it was going to be difficult for him and Marina to get permission to return to the Soviet Union.”

The man who drove Oswald to work

Buell Wesley Frazier, the co-worker who drove Oswald to the Texas School Book Depository on Nov. 22, 1963, told the conference that the first time he met Oswald, his supervisor asked him to teach Oswald how to fill book orders.

“After a few days, I put the orders on a clipboard and I told Lee I wanted to find out how much he had learned,” Frazier explained.

“Lee was a quick learner, and I enjoyed that. Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to teach different people in different kinds of employment. Lee was a great worker who was always looking for something to do on the job. He had a great attitude.”

Frazier explained he got to see a side of Oswald few people ever saw.

“When you read about Lee, all you read about are terrible things,” he said. “Lee was very good with children, and I know he loved them. I was living with my sister and her husband at that time, and they had three little girls. Just listening to Lee talk to the girls and the games he would play around a big oak tree convinced me Lee loved those children.”

He explained that Ruth Paine, the woman Lee’s wife Marina was living with at the time, lived only down the block from his sister.

“When Lee first started at the Texas School Book Depository, I found his wife lived just down the street in Irving, Texas, from where my sister lived,” he explained.

“I didn’t know at the time that Lee was living in a rooming house in Dallas and his wife was living with Mrs. Paine. Very quickly, we came to an agreement. Lee could ride home with me anytime he wanted. Usually, it would only be on the weekends. Lee would ride home with me Friday afternoon, and I would take him back to work on Monday morning.”

Frazier explained he did not socialize with Oswald other than to take him back to Irving, Texas, on the weekends when Oswald wanted to visit his wife and daughter.

“Lee was a nice guy,” Frazier said. “He was a fast learner, and it was a pleasure to work with him because he was such a good worker.”

He continued: “He wasn’t a big talker, but when he did talk, he impressed me with the words he selected to use. Lee was very smart. Lee like to eat his lunch up in the room where they played dominos, but that room was too noisy for me. I ate my lunch in the basement where it was cool year round. I went down there and sat on a book pallet and would read a book and eat my lunch down there by myself. It was very soothing and relaxing, because when we were working it was fast paced.”

Frazier said that if he could go back and change the day of Nov. 22, 1963, he would do so.

“That day we lost the president; we lost a policeman by the name of J. D. Tippit. That day Mrs. Tippit lost her husband, and her three children lost their father. Most people just think about the Kennedy family, but it was much more than that. I truly believe after the tragedy that day, America began to slide from God’s grace. We are not today the country we were 50 years ago. Today it is very sad that people don’t care about anyone but themselves.”

Frazier also explained that immediately after the JFK shooting, the Dallas Police confiscated from his home a British Enfield 303 rifle that he ordered through the mail and a shotgun.

“Two policemen interrogated me for hours,” he said.

“It was like a military interrogation. They asked me questions for hours, and when they got tired, a second and a third set of policemen came in and asked me the same questions over and over. Before they let me go in, Captain Fritz came into the room with a typed confession he asked me to sign that had me admit I was part of the JFK assassination. I told him I wouldn’t sign it. But I was determined, and I wasn’t going to admit something I didn’t do.”

Frazier explained that after the Dallas Police let him go home, they arrested him again and brought him back to the headquarters where they took mug shots, fingerprinted him and gave him a lie detector test.

“I was frightened and I was scared,” Frazier said. “But I’m so happy I had the strength and integrity that I did not let them push me and say things that were wrong.”

Frazier said that even today he still does not believe Oswald killed JFK, despite the testimony he gave the Warren Commission that Oswald brought with him a bag Oswald claimed contained “curtain rods.” The Warren Commission concluded Oswald used the bag to hide the Mannlicher-Carcano rifle he used to shoot JFK.

“There was no way the rifle could have been broken down to fit in that package,” Frazier insisted. “I am convinced Lee Harvey Oswald did not bring with him a

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The Zapruder Film Mystery
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Was the Zapruder Film altered by the CIA in the days after the JFK assassination to hide evidence of a conspiracy? Legendary CIA photo interpreter Dino Brugioni thinks it was.

In this film, Brugioni speaks for the first time about his examination of the film at the CIA's National Photographic Interpretation Center on the Saturday evening after the assassination. As researcher Doug Horne discovers, Brugioni was not aware of a second examination of the film at NPIC the following evening by a completely different team and believes the Zapruder Film in the archives today is not the film he saw the day after the assassination.

Drawing on Volume 4 of his book Inside the ARRB, Doug Horne, former chief analyst of military records at the Assassination Records Review Board, sets the scene for his interview with Brugioni and presents his disturbing conclusions.

Edited and Produced by Shane O'Sullivan as an extra feature to Killing Oswald: killingoswald.com


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my friend Ed Tatro sent me this email today
google his name with the words
JFK assassination

a good criminal justice consumer would already know this

couple of years ago FBI agents tried to assassinate Dr Cyril Wecht


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Dear Friends,




JFK assassination scholars among you, as well as history buffs in general, may be interested to know that Dr. Wecht will be appearing on H2 (History Channel 2) at 10 p.m. tomorrow night in an episode of "Brad
Meltzer's Lost History" entitled "JFK's Brain." For more information, including subsequent airing dates, visit http://www.history.com/shows/brad-meltzers-lost-history/episodes



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Wecht investigator's discipline file opened
U.S. judge orders FBI records unsealed
July 11, 2007 11:00 PM

http://www.post-gazette.com/frontpage/2007/07/11/Wecht-investigator-s-discipline-file-opened/stories/200707110253


A federal judge yesterday unsealed records revealing that the lead FBI agent in the criminal case against Dr. Cyril H. Wecht was disciplined elsewhere for forging other agents' names and initials on chain-of-custody forms, evidence labels and interview forms.


Related documents
See more information about the disciplinary reports of FBI agent Bradley W. Orsini.


Further, in September 2001 Special Agent Bradley W. Orsini was demoted and received a 30-day suspension without pay for a series of policy violations that occurred from 1993 through 2000, which included having an inappropriate relationship with a subordinate; making improper vulgar and sexual comments; threatening a subordinate with violence; and improperly documenting the seizure of a weapon and ammunition from a search.

"We're pleased this information is now available to the public for its own analysis and understanding of its impact on the case," said Dr. Wecht's defense attorney, Jerry McDevitt. "The report speaks for itself."

The U.S. attorney's office filed Agent Orsini's records under seal on April 7, 2006, asking U.S. District Judge Arthur J. Schwab to determine if it was required to turn them over to Dr. Wecht's defense attorneys.

What followed was a 15-month legal battle that ended this week when the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a final order in the case, making the disciplinary reports public.

Judge Schwab unsealed the records late yesterday afternoon. He also vacated a previous decision in which he'd ordered a contempt hearing for the defense attorneys for their failure to follow his orders.

He wrote "this Court considers the 'time-out' caused by the interlocutory appeal to the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit as providing an opportunity for a 'fresh start.'"

He also ordered a hearing in Dr. Wecht's case on Sept. 18 that will allow the defense to use the Orsini reports in their examination of him.

Agent Orsini has been an agent for more than 18 years, and he has spent much of that time, including in Pittsburgh, working public corruption cases. All of the allegations included in the two disciplinary reports occurred while he was working in the FBI's Newark, N.J., office.

U.S. Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan would not comment on the reports' release. It was unclear if she was aware of Mr. Orsini's background before he became the lead agent in the case against Dr. Wecht, who is charged with 84 counts of misusing his public office for private gain.

The first time Agent Orsini was disciplined was Nov. 2, 1998. He received a five-day suspension without pay for signing other agents' names to evidence labels and custody forms from May 1995 to January 1997.

He explained that he and another agent, on limited occasions, signed each other's names on evidence "to save time."

Though the investigator from the Office of Professional Responsibility found that Agent Orsini did not intend to jeopardize the evidence or cases involved, his actions could have called the integrity of the bureau into question, he wrote in his report.

A 28-page report issued Sept. 24, 2001, by the assistant director of the Office of Professional Responsibility described additional transgressions.

The first violation listed dated to Nov. 2, 1993. Agent Orsini failed to obtain the proper consent form while searching a man's home for illegal firearms and failed to properly document the ammunition seized.

Agent Orsini was found to have falsified at least six FBI interview forms in 1993 and 1994 by writing other agents' initials on them.

He said in a statement that he didn't believe there would be a problem with that provided the information in the body of the interview form was accurate.

"I have no idea how many times I may have done so," he said. He said he did so for "convenience and a shortcut."

Throughout the Wecht case, defense attorneys have argued that the government based part of the charges against their client -- that he exchanged unclaimed bodies from the county morgue for lab space from Carlow University -- on a single interview form filled out by Agent Orsini.

The disciplinary report next goes into great detail about a relationship Agent Orsini had with a subordinate agent, from April 1998 through early 2000.

The document indicates that other agents in his squad believed Agent Orsini was favoring the woman and gave her premium assignments. It also details gag gifts exchanged at the squad's Christmas parties in 1998 and 1999. One, given to the woman, was a pet collar, with a note that said, "If found, return to Brad Orsini."

"By their very nature, the public notoriety attached to the gag gifts would have put even the most insensitive person on notice of this perception of favoritism," the assistant director wrote.

By January 2000, when supervisors in the Newark office learned of the relationship, Agent Orsini was reassigned.

But before that, he approached one of the agents in his squad and accused him of revealing the relationship. During the meeting, Agent Orsini threatened to hit his subordinate but quickly added that he was kidding.

Newark's assistant agent in charge reported that Agent Orsini "has an aggressive personality, and I would characterize him as a bully."

Other substantiated allegations in the report included that Agent Orsini punched at least one hole in the wall in the Newark office, and threw and broke chairs. He also jokingly called fellow supervisors "homosexuals," and even used a bullhorn to make his comments.

For those actions, the Office of Professional Responsibility said he failed to prevent the development of a "locker room atmosphere" in his squad that repressed professional conduct.

In addition to the suspension and demotion, Agent Orsini was ordered to serve 12 months' probation an
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Allen Dulles’ “Indonesian Strategy” and the Assassination of John F. Kennedy
Review of Greg Poulgrain’s book "The Incubus of Intervention: Conflicting Indonesian Strategies of John F. Kennedy and Allen Dulles"
By Edward Curtin
Global Research, June 12, 2016
Region: Asia, USA
Theme: Crimes against Humanity, Intelligence


Would Allen Dulles have resorted to assassinating the President of the United States to ensure the achievement of his ‘Indonesian strategy’?

This is the central question addressed by Greg Poulgrain in his extraordinarily important book, The Incubus of Intervention: Conflicting Indonesian Strategies of John F. Kennedy and Allen Dulles.

Two days before President John Kennedy’s assassination on November 22, 1963, he had accepted an invitation from Indonesian President Sukarno to visit that country the following spring. The aim of the visit was to end the conflict (Konfrontasi) between Indonesia and Malaysia and to continue Kennedy’s
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File under you first have to get caught
to become a statistic

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/true-crime/wp/2016/06/22/study-finds-1100-police-officers-per-year-or-3-per-day-are-arrested-nationwide/

officers arrested 1,100 times per year, or 3 per day, nationwide
By Tom Jackman June 22 2016




also see

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nypd-detectives-union-chief-slams-control-ccrb-article-1.2688903


NYPD detectives' union chief slams 'out of control' CCRB


Sunday, June 26, 2016, 4:37 PM


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ARTICLE
Black Lives Matter crashes LGBT mural unveiling in Toronto



http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/black-lives-matter-crashes-lgbt-mural-unveiling-toronto-article-1.2687796

: Saturday, June 25, 2016

Black Lives Matter protesters chanting “No pride in police” crashed a Toronto Police news conference Friday, where Chief Mark Saunders unveiled a mural honouring the local LGBTQ community. (JOHNNYOATLEY/VIA TWITTER)
A group of Black Lives Matter activists barged into a Toronto police department ceremony, where cops unveiled a mural honoring the LGBT community as a public apology for a decades-old anti-gay raid.

The protesters, chanting “No pride in police,” said the cop's gesture was nothing more than a publicity stunt “used to mask the reality of police relations amongst the queer and trans community, black people, indigenous people, sex workers et cetera,” local BLM co-founder Rodney Diverlus, 26, told the Toronto Star.

The mural was meant to celebrate the history of Toronto’s gay community and serve as a re




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http://www.advocate.com/crime/2016/6/25/fbi-anonymously-calling-lgbt-witnesses-not-credible

The FBI Is Anonymously Calling LGBT Witnesses 'Not Credible'

A number of gay men are on the record, but the FBI is anonymously calling them "not credible."


JUNE 25 2016 1:10 PM
The FBI still has provided no explanation for what led Omar Mateen to kill 49 people and wound 53 others in an attack on a gay nightclub on Latin Night. But someone at the FBI is anonymously telling multiple media outlets that Omar Mateen didn’t have a secret gay life.

The witnesses who’ve come forward aren’t buying it, and some are striking back at the FBI for its failures leading up to the shooting. The FBI had interviewed Mateen a number of times before the shooting and removed him from a terrorist watchlist.

Kevin West had first told the Los Angeles Times he talked with Mateen on the gay dating app, Jack’d, for a year.

"It's almost certain that he covered his tracks," West told the Orlando Sentinel in response to the FBI’s anonymous quotes. "Lots of people are still secretive about it. They say they don't show their face online because, 'I'm not out to my family, or because of my career.'"

In other words, the FBI is naive if it really expected to find gay dating apps on Mateen’s phone, or anything in his Internet browsing history



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http://www.ktnv.com/news/nevada-deputy-accused-of-misconduct-in-drug-probe_88579925

Nevada deputy accused of misconduct in drug probe
2:11 PM, Jun 25, 2016




- A former Washoe County sheriff's deputy faces a felony charge of misconduct after he allegedly sold sensitive information to a purported drug dealer.

The sheriff's office says Andrew Casacca of Sparks was booked into the Washo



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http://www.pressherald.com/2016/06/25/the-officer-is-accused-of-sending-explicit-photos-of-himself-to-an-undercover-agent-he-believed-was-a-minor/

Police officer charged with sex crime resigns, Brunswick chief says
The officer is accused of sending explicit photos of himself to an undercover agent he believed was a minor.

BRUNSWICK — A Maine police officer charged with sending explicit pictures of himself to an undercover agent he thought was a 13-year-old girl has resigned from the Brunswick police department.



According to court paperwork, the Department of Homeland Security began investigating Brosnan after tracking him to a complaint from a parent in Arizona, who found his daughter having inappropriate conversations with someone online.

Court records show Brosnan then having conversations with a special agent posing as a 14-year-old girl, several of which became sexual and included pictures of him naked and asking for pictures in return.

On one occasion Brosnan asked for a picture of her without a bra on and stated that he would “like to make her pregnant.”

He also posted a series of videos of himself.

In one he appeared to say, “Come on baby, you have seen me, let’s go, let me see.”

Wednesday Brunswick’s Police Chief Richard Rizzo says he is disappointed and shocked
WCSH-TV reports that Brunswick Police Chief Richard Rizzo announced the resignation of 25-year-old Garrett Brosnan, of Bath, on Saturday.





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Alabama police officer arrested, accused of sexually assaulting man while on duty





on June 15, 2016 at 11:58 AM, updated June 15, 2016 at 12:27 PM





http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2016/06/alabama_police_officer_arreste_1.html

 
A Montgomery police officer was arrested Tuesday and charged in the sexual assault of a man.

Deonte Lashawn Hamner, 27, is charged with first-degree sodomy, a Class A felony Montgomery police



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NYPD pull prank on rookie




Sunday, June 26, 2016, 8:37 PM

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/charges-eyed-cops-brooklyn-precinct-prank-rookie-article-1.2689029


The joke's on them.

A crew of NYPD nincompoops who pulled a locker-room prank on an ambitious rookie in Brooklyn may be facing departmental charges now that the precinct’s commander is treating the practical joke like a felony crime, the Daily News has learned.

On Friday, someone yanked out Police Officer Patrick Kurek’s locker inside the 72nd Precinct stationhouse in Sunset Park, turned it upside down, and put it back in its place, police source



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FBI Budget For Surveillance Tech To Reach Close To $1B: What Is ...
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JUNE 26, 2016 | PETER DALE SCOTT
CLASSIC WHOWHATWHY: WAS TAMERLAN TSARNAEV A DOUBLE AGENT RECRUITED BY THE FBI?



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Wayne Barrett, Who Wrote the Book on Trump, Is Still Reporting

 
 
 
 
 

THE ‘GODMOTHER OF TORTURE’ MAY SOON BE RUNNING THE CIA

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Detroit police overtime up 136% over 5 years

 12:00 a.m. ET March 21, 2018

Detroit police officials are trying to curb overtime costs that have exploded in recent years, although union officials insist if experienced officers keep leaving the department, those who are left will be forced to work extra hours.

The city paid $40 million in overtime for Detroit police officers during the 2017-18 fiscal year — a 136 percent increase over the $16.9 million paid in 2012-13, and more than $10 million above the $28.3 million in overtime accrued during the 2016-17 fiscal year.

 
 
 
 
 

 

Overtime scandal widening at State Police

By Michael P. Norton, State House News Service
UPDATED:   03/21/2018 07:42:32 AM EDT


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 Utah Republican congressman John Curtis is again defending his actions as Provo mayor over the hiring and handling of harassment complaints against a former police chief.

Curtis released a second statement Wednesday responding to a lawsuit that claims he and the city failed to protect five women from alleged sexual harassment and assault by former Chief John King.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy announced plans Wednesday night to run for mayor against the man who fired him after the release of dashcam video showing a white police officer fatally shooting a black teenager.

McCarthy’s announcement, which he made on his campaign website, pits him against Rahm Emanuel in theFebruary 2019 election. Emanuel fired McCarthy in 2015 as an effort to restore public confidence in the police force and his administration, just days after the court-ordered release of the video showing Officer Jason Van Dyke shooting Laquan McDonald 16 times.

 
 
 
 Two officers yelled for a suspect to show his hands then shouted “gun, gun, gun” moments before fatally shooting the man who turned out to be unarmed, audio from body camera footage released Wednesday by Sacramento police shows.
 
 
 

Prostituye involved in NYPD corruption scandal expected to testify that de Blasio donor ‘directed’ her 

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