Hey guys, I'm back with another assassination conspiracy from Jesse Ventura's book American Conspiracies
, this one coming out of Chapter 5.
There's a lot of information to cover here, so thank Jesse Ventura for putting it all together.
The official word on his death was that James Earl Ray, a racist and escaped convict, shot Dr. King from the window of a rooming house across the
street, fled the scene, and was arrested two months later in London. He pled guilty to the murder, so it's a pretty open-and-shut case, right?
In 1997, Dr. King's son Dexter met Ray in a Tennesse prison, and straight up asked him "Did you kill my father?". Ray answered "No I didn't", and
Dexter said "I believe you, and my family believes you" 
In 1999, the King family brought a wrongful death lawsuit in a Tennessee Circuit Court, prompting a month long trial involving 70 witnesses. The jury
took only two and a half hours to come back with a verdict that Dr. King was assassinated by a conspiracy that included agencies of his own
. Sounds like the case of the decade, huh? Well even though the whole country was glued to the OJ Simpson trial, only
Memphis TV reporter, and a freelance journlist covered the whole preceeding.
As many of you already knew, the government wasn't exactly Dr. Kings biggest fan club. The Senate's Church Committee concluded that the FBI's attempt
to destroy Dr. King as the leader of the civil rights movement involved "attempts to discredit him with churches, universities, and the press"
. (It makes more sense to me if it's read as follows: "attempts to discredit him [through]/[by means of] churches, universities, and the
Walter Fauntroy was a colleague of Dr. King who served 20 years in Congress, and was chairman of the House subcommittee looking into the assassination
for 2 years. Their report concluded that Ray did assassinate King, but that he probably had assistance. "It was apparent that we were dealing with
very sophisticated forces", Fauntroy testified at the civil trial, saying he'd found electronic bugs on his TV set and phone. Unless James Earl Ray
escaped from prison, planted those bugs, and returned back to prison undetected, there was clearly somebody else involved.
Fauntroy also said that after he left Congress, he found information from Hoover's
showing that the FBI director had a series of meetings with members of the CIA and military intelligence (MI) in the three weeks before King's
assassination, and also that there were MI agents and Green Berets in Memphis the night he was shot 
Supposedly Ray fired the shot, went down some outside stairs, jumped into his white Mustang in an alley and fled the scene. But on the way, he
alledgedly dropped a bundle that included a Remington 30.06 rifle with Rays fingerprints and one spent shell in the chamber, some binoculars, and a
sale receipt for ammunition. Strange how Ray managed to set up the assassination perfectly, fire a well placed shot that killed Dr. King, but then
completely botch the getaway.....As Jesse Ventura put it, "What gets me is, the assassins are so 'successful' in accomplishing the mission, but then
utterly inept in the evacuation from the mission."
Ray later claimed that somebody planted that there to frame him, and a witness named Guy Canipe said the package was actually dropped in the doorway
to his store around 10 minutes before the shot was fired. Another witness, Olivia Catling, saw a guy in a checkered shirt run out of the alley beside
a building across from the Lorraine soon after the killing, and speed away in a green
'65 Chevy. Ray was said to be seen
fleeing the scene in a white
Judge Joe Brown, the first juge on the King family's civil case, spent two years examining the technical questions about the murder weapon, and
concluded that "67% of the bullets from my tests did not match the Ray rifle". When he called for further testing, he was taken off the case for
showing "bias" by a Tennesse appeals court....
Brown later said this regarding the test results:
"What you've got in terms of the physical evidence relative to ballistics is
frightening.....First, it's not the right type of rifle. It's never been sighted in. It's the wrong kind of scope. With a 30.06, it makes a
particularly difficult shot firing at a downward trajectory in that circumstance.....Metallurgical analysis excludes the bullet taken from the body of
Dr. King from coming from the cartridge case they say was fired in that rifle" .
There are indications that the sniper actually fired from behind some tall shrubs facing the second floor motel balcony. Memphis news reporter Wayne
Chastain was told by two witnesses, Dr. King's chauffeur and a lawyer, that the shot came from those bushes. Andrew Young also told the FBI that he
heard a sound like a firecracker come from the bushes above the retaining wall across the street from the motel. The next morning, according to
Reverend James Orange, an associate of Dr. King, "the bushes were gone. The authorities were said to be cleaning up the area" 
Ventura goes on to explain how disturbing the crime scene is the most cardinal error you could possibly make. This is basic Police 101, yet the
government/authorities repeatedly make this idiotic mistake when it comes to serious crime scenes.
So Ray fires the shot, hops in the car that's waiting for him, drives to Canada, then goes to London? All by himself? Judge Joe Brown analyzes that
scenario in this quote:
"You want to say that a three-time loser, an escaped convict with no obvious financial resources and no technical
knowledge, is going to not only miraculously learn how to become a good marksman:This one individual is able to acquire the resources to get
identities of deceased individuals, come up with very good forgeries for passports and fake identification, and somehow acquire funds for a very
expensive itinerary and travel schedule? Now be real!...What you've got in this case was a stooge whose task was to throw everybody off the trail"
Before extradition, Ray told a British officer that he'd expected to profit from being involved in the killing. Later, he testified to the House
committee that he figured he'd only be charged with "conspiracy". However his second attorney, Percy Foreman, convinced Ray to cop a plea or else face
the death penalty. Although he reluctantly agreed, he maintained his stance that he was innocent all the way up to his death in prison in
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