Coretta Scott King, the wife of MLK, always suspected the United States government’s involvement in the assassination of her husband. But after four weeks of testimony and over 70 witnesses in a civil trial in Memphis, Tennessee, the court decision gave her a sense of clarity and peace;
There is abundant evidence of a major high level conspiracy in the assassination of my husband, Martin Luther King, Jr. And the civil court’s unanimous verdict has validated our belief. I wholeheartedly applaud the verdict of the jury and I feel that justice has been well served in their deliberations. This verdict is not only a great victory for my family, but also a great victory for America. It is a great victory for truth itself. It is important to know that this was a swift verdict, delivered after about an hour of jury deliberation. The jury was clearly convinced by the extensive evidence that was presented during the trial that, in addition to Mr. Jowers, the conspiracy of the Mafia, local, state and federal government agencies, were deeply involved in the assassination of my husband. The jury also affirmed overwhelming evidence that identified someone else, not James Earl Ray, as the shooter, and that Mr. Ray was set up to take the blame. I want to make it clear that my family has no interest in retribution. Instead, our sole concern has been that the full truth of the assassination has been revealed and adjudicated in a court of law.
As we pursued this case, some wondered why we would spend the time and energy addressing such a painful part of the past. For both our family and the nation, the short answer is that we had to get involved because the system did not work. Those who are responsible for the assassination were not held to account for their involvement. This verdict, therefore, is a great victory for justice and truth. It has been a difficult and painful experience to revisit this tragedy, but we felt we had an obligation to do everything in our power to seek the truth. Not only for the peace of mind of our family but to also bring closure and healing to the nation.
We have done what we can to reveal the truth, and we now urge you as members of the media, and we call upon elected officials, and other persons of influence to do what they can to share the revelation of this case to the widest possible audience. … My husband once said, “The moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” To-day, almost 32 years after my husband and the father of my four children was assassinated, I feel that the jury’s verdict clearly affirms this principle. With this faith, we can begin the 21st century and the new millennium with a new spirit of hope and healing.”
Although this is, in fact, old news (1999), the lack of awareness surrounding this grave happening is absolutely atrocious. Considering MLK literally sacrificed his life to bring the people hope and Truth — and his widow’s plea for “persons of influence to do what they can to share the revelation of this case” — it would be beyond shameful for us to look the other way.
Unsurprisingly, establishment publications, and apologists, like the New York Times and Snopes, tried to insinuate the verdict was the result of “conspiracy theories.” In what could almost qualify as satire, the New York Times decided to quote establishment apologist Gerald Posner to indirectly reinforce their point; a man that has a well documented history of falsifying quotes and outright plagiarism (he was forced to resign from The Daily Beastfor this reason). In the case of Snopes, they actually had the audacity to infer that because of the small amount filed in the law suit ($100), it negates the verdict’s credibility. Of course, the biased website conveniently omits the King family’s statement that “we were never in this for money,” which was simply a legal formality. But I suppose this should be expected from a company whose founders blame each other for lack of integrity.
THE GOVERNMENT TRIED TO GET MLK TO COMMIT SUICIDE
During MLK’s legendary years of decent, the government — through the FBI — tried to sabotage him on a number of occasions.
Practices employed by the murky agency, included breaking into his home, spying on him, and even sending him an anonymous letter encouraging him to kill himself.
The letter, sent by FBI agent William Sullivan, alleges that King had extramarital affairs (which was never actually proven to be true). It then goes on to encourage the great civil rights leader to kill himself or be blackmailed;
King, there is only one thing left for you to do. You know what it is. You have just 34 days in which to do it (this exact number has been selected for a specific reason, it has definite practical significance). You are done. There is but one way out for you. You better take it before your filthy, abnormal fraudulent self is bared to the nation
The FBI though, was not solely concerned with Martin Luther King Jr. Black Panther Partyleader Fred Hampton, and member Mark Clark, were both murdered by the Chicago Police Department, in concert with the FBI, in 1969, just one year after King. And after more than a decade of legal battles concerning the matter, the government finally paid $1.85 million to the parents of the slain victims, and other plaintiffs in 1982.
Martin Luther King Jr, Fred Hampton and Mark Clark all fought for the Truth, and paid the ultimate price. These are the types of brave, and selfless individuals — throughout history — who have really been the one’s fighting for our freedoms (contrary to establishment propaganda, the Black Panther Party fought for the rights of all oppressed people); but instead of being praised as heroes, they are murdered and their assassinations convoluted by propaganda, silence, and lies.
In this age of information, however, we have the capability to finally set the record straight — and fight the fading power of deception and lies, with the immortal force of knowledge and Truth.
Please help me spread awareness…
“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.”
— Martin Luther King Jr. (Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story, 1958)