Sunday, April 01, 2012

Historical Sunday~ 1970's

(in today's post, rather than finding something in the 1970's, I opted for 1968/1999)

The 1999 trial, King Family versus Jowers and Other Unknown Co-Conspirators, was probably the Trial of The Century...and it was pretty much ignored by the press.

Q: Why do I think that our Government had anything to do with MLK's death, and James E. Ray was innocent?

A: Well, because if you listen to the reports & look at all the pictures, you will see that MLK was not shot from the bathroom window like They say. He was shot from higher up. Sniper JFK's fishy looking assassination.

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere!" (MLK)
"Silence is consent" (MLK)

The following is excerpted from

"...The King family believes the government’s motivation to murder Dr. King was to prevent his imminent camp-in at Washington, D.C. until the Vietnam War was ended and those resources directed to end poverty and invest in US hard and soft infrastructure....

...Coretta Scott King, Dr. King’s wife, is certain of the evidence after 30 years of consideration from the 1968 assassination to the 1999 trial:

“For a quarter of a century, Bill Pepper conducted an independent investigation of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. He opened his files to our family, encouraged us to speak with the witnesses, and represented our family in the civil trial against the conspirators. The jury affirmed his findings, providing our family with a long-sought sense of closure and peace, which had been denied by official disinformation and cover- ups. Now the findings of his exhaustive investigation and additional revelations from the trial are presented in the pages of this important book. We recommend it highly to everyone who seeks the truth about Dr. King’s assassination.” — Coretta Scott King, Dr. King’s wife."

Martin Luther King, Why I Am Opposed to the War in Vietnam. (click here to listen)

FYI: I don't necessarily agree with all Dr. King's views (esp on poverty)...
And did you know that because of his Anti-Vietnam War stance, MLK was branded a "Communist"? Wow...that's sad. Talk about Character Assassination!

This song (ballad) is based upon the book "An Act of State" by King family lawyer, William Pepper. The book tells the story of the trial that Pepper won on behalf of the King family in 1999 in a Memphis court where a jury of 6 black and 6 white jurors unanimously found Loyd Jowers and unnamed government conspirators guilty of murdering Martin Luther King. Embedded:

Rather than an act of hate, King's murder was an act of state.
Next is a short clip from a lecture by William Pepper, attorney for the King family in the MLK conspiracy trial - which was won by the King family. He discusses the assassination of MLK as described in the book he wrote about it: "An Act Of State - The Assassination Of Martin Luther King".


An independent journalist named Jim Douglass, who covered the entire 1999 trial wrote:

According to a Memphis jury’s verdict on December 8,1999, in the wrongful death lawsuit of the King family versus Loyd Jowers "and other unknown co-conspirators," Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated by a conspiracy that included agencies of his own government. Almost 32 years after King’s murder at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis on April 4, 1968, a court extended the circle of responsibility for the assassination beyond the late scapegoat James Earl Ray to the United States government.... excerpted from: Mr. Douglass's article, found HERE.
If you are really interested, you can find the transcript of the civil trial the King family won against the US government HERE.

"If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, 'Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well." ~MLK Jr.
Thank you Mom, for helping me find the resources for this post!

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