If you have not participated in a JFK Lancer conference, or if you have not done so recently, you definitely need to make it this year. As in prior years, our focus is always on new research and this year we will addressing the most recent studies and findings on not only the JFK assassination, but also the murders of RFK and MLK – material presented by the most active researchers still involved in all three cases.
After having been involved with the conferences for almost two decades, two things always strike me. First, it is truly amazing how far we have come in the years following the first generation researchers, themselves limited to the Warren Commission materials, and the plodding release of paper documents via FOIA and NARA requests. The amount of information now visible after decades of FOIA work, the JFK Records Act, the work of the ARRB, and ongoing NARA records releases is stunning. Beyond that, in the RFK and MLK assassinations, FOIA work as well as the archiving of researcher collections and deep data mining in both police and FBI files has produced leads which simply were not visible in the first decades.
This year’s presentations include:
Bill Kelly and Rex Bradford on the JFK document releases
David Mantik and Mike Chesser on the JFK X-Rays and wound interpretation John Orr with Larry Schnapf on new 3D trajectory modeling in Dealey Plaza John Hunt on LAPD obfuscation and the real RFK crime scene evidence Krishna Sheney on research access to the sixth floor museum archives and oral histories John Newman on Framing RFK in the Castro Assassination Carmine Savastano on “Other Suspects” in the RFK conspiracy Larry Hancock on the Wheaton names and the Dallas assault team Bill Simpich on Dallas Police Department suspects Russ Baker on Hiding the Proof / We Want the Records Jim Jenkins and William Law “At the Cold Shoulder of History" - the Bethesda autopsy Gary Murr A Small Arms Dealer and the Death of a President Stu Wexler MLK – the real conspiracy Hubert Clark and William Law “Betrayal; A JFK Honor Guard Speaks” Malcolm Blunt and Alan Dale "Tennent 'Pete' Bagley: A Remembrance” John Newman The Kennedy's, King, and the Race Issue Aldo Mariotto The Texas Trip – Johnson’s Agenda Ralph Ganis Otto Skorzeny and the JFK Assassination This is a line up that that would be hard to match in terms of both scope and depth of expertise. I only wish the first generation researchers could have the opportunity to see the results of their pioneering efforts. They can't be with us in Dallas this year, you can. I hope to see a great many of us their with us this November.