Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Martin Luther King Assassinated by US Government: MLK Civil Trial Decision



Martin Luther King’s family and his attorney, William F. Pepper, won a civil trial that found US government agencies guilty in the wrongful death of Martin Luther King. The 1999 trial, King Family versus Jowers and Other Unknown Co-Conspirators, is the only trial ever conducted on the assassination of Dr. King. The King family’s attempts for a criminal trial were denied, as suspect James Ray’s recant of what he claimed was a false confession was denied.

For comparison, please consider the concentrated media coverage of O.J. Simpson’s trials.

The overwhelming evidence of government complicity introduced and agreed as comprehensively valid by the jury includes the 111th Military Intelligence Group were sent to Dr. King’s location, and that the usual police protection was pulled away just before the assassination. Military Intelligence set-up photographers on a roof of a fire station with a clear view to Dr. King’s balcony. 20th Special Forces Group had an 8-man sniper team at the assassination location on that day. Memphis police ordered the scene where multiple witnesses reported as the source of shooting cut down of their bushes that would have hid a sniper team. Along with sanitizing a crime scene, police abandoned investigative procedure to interview witnesses who lived by the scene of the shooting.

http://www.examiner.com/la-county-nonpartisan-in-los-angeles/mlk-assassinated-by-us-government-martin-luther-king-civil-1999-decision

The shadow government responsible for the deaths of US civil rights leaders in the 1960s didn't simply disappear. Indeed, the troubles we face today are a DIRECT RESULT of these actions, and the contining actions of a very corrupt government.

It is therefore imperative that we speak out against assassinations, and also false flag terrorism, so we can put a stop to this deadly and destructive game. We must speak out in the face of the mainstream media silence on these most important issues ...

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 18th, 2011.]

2 comments:

steven andresen said...

spook,

Thank you for having this video, and the information therein.

I think it is instructive to compare the trial discussed in this video about MLK and O.J.'s trial. One would think that the trial involving MLK would have had coverage because of the prominence of MLK as an important political figure. However, it's the OJ trial that gets huge airplay. I suspect the media thought it would be safe to go overboard on OJ because it would not have involved sensitive political issues. They would not cover anything about MLK , particularly a trial purporting to challenge an "official" story, because they would potentially be stepping on powerful political toes.

There is a second report about JFK's assassination which came up with surprising conclusuions that is not well known also.

I was listening to KBOO-FM this morning on my way home from work. KBOO is a community sponsored station, and supposedly a voice for the lefty anti-war community here in Portland. One of the regulars, who is usually pretty good being against war and the oligarchy, said he had a problem with the 9-11 truthers. He thought that people were wasting their time pushing the 9-11 truth business because at best, knowing about the truth of 9-11 would be just getting clear about an historical event. What people need, now adays, is an understanding and response to what the powers that be are doing today. Knowing about 9-11 will not do that.

I believe this is the position of Chomsky, and his allies, about 9-11. For him, the wars and the thefts are institutionally driven. So, the things we need to do should be done to change the institutions. The 9-11 truth people are at best only going to expose individual culprits, that is if there were any individuals outside the al queda operatives on the planes. And identifying individuals and prosecuting them will not change the institutions that are really the cause of wars, economic depressions, etc.

This video shows that you can have the facts about MLK, or JFK, or 9-11, and not be able to make any changes that might bring the guilty to justice, stop the same things or worse from happening again, or to just have people understand what's going on. There's arguments that obscure our understanding.

These arguments are just as important as "the truth"...

s.

SpookyPunkos said...

Steve,

I still think there is a problem with people looking into the corrupt system and seeing a colossal entity that is too big to get a handle on.

You could make the same argument you put forward here about illegal Wars in Iraq or the authorisation for torture, claiming that you will only prosecute a few people and not really change the system.

I see the specific criminal matters raised here as representing a wedge we can drive into the censorship/corrupt establishment fortress. Criminal investigations and prosecutions are the means to bring about institutional change.

911 is particularly useful in mobilsing people for a common cause. It's highly relevant to our present situation since we are fighting an endless war on Terror.

I do not think we are simply getting a clearer picture of a historical event.

Furthermore I firmly believe that the truth about 911 really helps people to see the bigger picture, that people looking into the matter will realise there is actually more to the corruption than just those directly involved in the 911 operation.

I also think there are still many people who have no idea about the extent of the shadow "Government" corruption either. Therefore issues like 911, and also other ones like lying to start wars, assassinations, corporate malfeasance etc, help deprogram people and assist them in looking behind the curtain of everyday/mainstream life to see the massive ugly monster that has its tentacles wrapped around all manner of things.

I favour pushing news and information that properly educates people about the real world we live in and allows for specific actions to be taken that can bring about real changes. I favour 911 truth as the best shot at rallying the people.

Spook !