Citizens Against Political Assassinations
CAPA - Washington, DC
For Release March, 2016 Media Contact:
www.capa-hq.org Andrew Kreig
Washington, DC 202.638.0070
New Group Advocates Disclosure On Political Assassinations
Initial Focus: JFK, MLK, RFK Questions, Their Current Importance
Washington, DC: Americans deserve prompt and thorough disclosure of the facts surrounding
the nation’s major assassinations, according to a new research group on the occasion of the
annual “Sunshine Week,” celebrated by open government advocates beginning March 13.
As an initial goal, Citizens Against Political Assassinations (CAPA), a non-partisan umbrella
group, seeks withheld records pertaining to the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy in
1963 and the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and New York Senator Robert F. Kennedy in 1968.
“CAPA seeks release of the remaining JFK records with a minimum of redactions, which can
obscure vital information,” said CAPA Chairman Cyril H. Wecht, M.D., J.D., a prominent expert
in forensic pathology for five decades. “We shall also file Freedom of Information Act requests
and similar legal actions to enforce the law and undertake public education efforts to show
the importance of disclosure to new generations.” Wecht is a consultant, medical school
professor, author, and former county coroner for two decades in Pennsylvania.
The JFK Act of 1992 exemplifies one major CAPA initiative especially congruent with the goals
of Sunshine Week and other open government initiatives this spring fostered by the
newspaper, broadcast and library leaders along with concerned citizens. The JFK Act requires
federal release of records on the assassination of President Kennedy by October 2017. The
president of the United States at that time will be responsible for enforcement.
“Especially in the midst of the 2016 presidential election cycle,” Dr. Wecht said, ”Sunshine week is a key time to foster public confidence in government by building public support for document release and other ‘sunshine’ goals. Time is running out to do something about the horrific JFK crime and cover-up. There is power in numbers. We hope you will join us in this worthy endeavor to bring truth to the American people.”
To join CAPA, visit http://capa-hq.com/membership.