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Was James Earl Ray Martin Luther King's Killer? Doubts Remain

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posted on Apr, 4 2008 @ 12:54 PM
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Was James Earl Ray Martin Luther King's Killer? Doubts Remain


www.huffingtonpost.com

Civil rights leader Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, 40 years ago on 4 April 1968.

A year later, James Earl Ray admitted to being the assassin. Because of that guilty plea there was no full trial. But Ray changed his story almost at once and until his death in 1998 insisted he did not murder Dr King. So was he the killer? And if so, did he work alone?

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posted on Apr, 4 2008 @ 12:54 PM
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The last of the JFK tapes are being released now, and there's no evidence that he authorized the assasination of Martin Luther King. It's known that Kennedy thought King was a communist, but no proof that he even condoned the killing. Still, this story surfaces from time to time. Is there any truth in it?

www.huffingtonpost.com
(visit the link for the full news article)

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posted on Apr, 4 2008 @ 01:08 PM
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You know anyone standing up for civil rights back then was labeled a "communist" Anyone that stood up for the blacks was labeled the same . People that were tolerant and had black friends and or mixed with them at anything non public was a communist.
What did people fear at the time ? What other single word could demonise anyone regardless of what good they did/do?

Terrorists are the new communists.

Fight for civil rights and you'll be labeled the farthest from what you are . A patriot .
Now your just a "Homegrown terrorist"

(Hope thats close to being on topic)


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posted on Apr, 4 2008 @ 04:54 PM
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The person in the Kennedy administration who was most paranoid about "communists" was J. Edgar Hoover, the director of the F.B.I.

He could well have thought King was the equivalent of what we call a "terrorist" today. And he was known to keep files and spy on hundreds, if not thousands, of suspected reds.

You're right, there were a lot of people who were just plain afraid of what King stood for.

Will we ever know for sure who did it?



posted on Apr, 4 2008 @ 04:58 PM
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Originally posted by Sestias
The last of the JFK tapes are being released now, and there's no evidence that he authorized the assasination of Martin Luther King. It's known that Kennedy thought King was a communist, but no proof that he even condoned the killing. Still, this story surfaces from time to time. Is there any truth in it?

www.huffingtonpost.com
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 4-4-2008 by Sestias]

I'm conused, how could jfk have ordered mlk's killing if he died 5 years before the killing? would they keep a murder contract open that long?

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posted on Apr, 4 2008 @ 06:01 PM
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Originally posted by Finn1916
I'm conused, how could jfk have ordered mlk's killing if he died 5 years before the killing? would they keep a murder contract open that long?


That's right, my confusion. King's assasination would have been on LBJ's watch, Kennedy's former vice president. Johnson would be a pretty unlikely candidate for a conspirator too, given his strong record on civil rights legislation. That would leave lesser people in the administration as possible suspects, like J. Edgar Hoover.



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