|Date||4 April 1968|
|Location||Lorraine Motel, Memphis, Tennessee|
|Blamed on||James Earl Ray|
|Witnessed by||Earl Caldwell|
|Exposed by||Earl Caldwell, Loyd Jowers|
|Interest of||HSCA, John Judge, Truth And Reconciliation Committee on the Assassinations Of The 1960s|
|Description||Officially a US-government assisted assassination!|
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr was cut down by an assassin's bullet on 4th April 1968. The murder was originally blamed on "lone nut", James Earl Ray, but he was never tried by a jury. A 1999 jury ruled unanimously that [unnamed] "governmental agencies" were involved in his murder.
|The televised confession by Loyd Jowers of involvement in the MLK assassination|
Martin Luther King's killing was blamed by the FBI on the "lone nut", James Earl Ray, who originally plead guilty to forego a jury trial, but later made many unsuccessful attempts to withdraw his confession and be tried by a jury. The official narrative changed in 1999, with the successful case by the King family. This commercially-controlled media not only ignored this case (only a single, local reporter was sent) but they quickly suggested that the verdict was suspect - although neglecting to initiate any legal challenge to it. This case illustrates the inconsistency of Wikipedia - since it minimises the importance of the official US government narrative that the courts are a reliable indicator of what has happened, and that therefore the US government was involved in the assassination of Martin Luther King.
The bushes below the motel balcony were cut down the day after the assassination, on order of the Memphis Public Works department, a destruction of evidence which stated on the record at the civil trial.
Classification of evidence
Journalist Gerald Posner suggested in Killing the Dream that the jury had been “spoon fed” the evidence in the MLK Civil trial, and in defiance of their verdict stated "that there was a conspiracy, but on a very low level. Someone, I'd guess part of a racist group, probably agreed to pay him maybe $25,000 or $50,000."
1999 Civil Case
In a 1999 the King family and William Pepper brought a civil case and the jury ruled unanimously that Loyd Jowers and others, including unspecified "governmental agencies", were all part of a conspiracy to kill Martin Luther King Jr. One juror, David Morphy, said after the trial, "We all thought it was a cut and dried case with the evidence that Mr. Pepper brought to us, that there were a lot of people involved, everyone from the CIA, military involvement, and Jowers was involved."
Dr. King was planning a mass march on Washington to demand the end of the Vietnam War. He had also written in support of a universal income as a measure towards economic justice. Mark Gorton suggests that the corrupt establishment leadership had King killed because they saw him as a threat, having identified him as a potential leader who would not be silenced into covering up their past crimes.
|Earl Caldwell||A New York Times reporter who witnessed the assassination of MLK who never accepted the FBI's official narrative.|
|Document:Fifty Years of the Deep State||book||22 November 2013||Mark Gorton||A good introductory overview of the US deep state which names names - the most prominent being that of George H. W. Bush, whom Mark Gorton infers was behind the 9/11 plot.|
|1960s||“After five decades, the mysteries behind the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X may finally get the scrutiny they deserve. A group consisting of relatives of the Kennedy and King families, as well as their confidantes and other prominent voices, is calling for a Truth and Reconciliation Committee to get to the bottom of these tragic murders.”||19 January 2019|
The Official Culprit
|James Earl Ray||Charged by the US government for the killing of Martin Luther King. He died in jail having never had a trial.|
- Yellin, Emily. "Memphis Jury Sees Conspiracy in Martin Luther King's Killing - New York Times." The New York Times - Breaking News, World News & Multimedia. N.p., 9 Dec. 1999. Web. 8 June 2013. <http://www.nytimes.com/1999/12/09/us/memphis-jury-sees-conspiracy-in-martin-luther-king-s-killing.html>.