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Dr. King’s Family Members Still Want Answers, Don’t Believe Official Story of Assassination

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Some close family members of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. have long maintained their doubts regarding the official story of Dr. King’s assassination.

King’s daughter Bernice — echoing the sentiment of her late mother Coretta Scott King — believes that King was felled by a malevolent conspiracy. In fact, Bernice, who runs the King Center, outright said that convicted assassin James Earl Ray was a patsy.

King’s assassination never sparked truther theories as widespread as those of the Kennedy brothers Jack and Bobby, but nevertheless might warrant more scrutiny as the years go on.

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The Washington Post reported on March 30, 2018:

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For the King family and others in the civil rights movement, the FBI’s obsession with King in the years leading up to his slaying in Memphis on April 4, 1968 — pervasive surveillance, a malicious disinformation campaign and open denunciations by FBI director J. Edgar Hoover — laid the groundwork for their belief that he was the target of a plot.

“It pains my heart,” said Bernice King, 55, the youngest of Martin Luther King’s four children and the executive director of the King Center in Atlanta, “that James Earl Ray had to spend his life in prison paying for things he didn’t do.”

Until her own death in 2006, Coretta Scott King, who endured the FBI’s campaign to discredit her husband, was open in her belief that a conspiracy led to the assassination. Her family filed a civil suit in 1999 to force more information into the public eye, and a Memphis jury ruled that the local, state and federal governments were liable for King’s death. The full transcript of the trial remains posted on the King Center’s website.

“There is abundant evidence,” Coretta King said after the verdict, “of a major, high-level conspiracy in the assassination of my husband.” The jury found the mafia and various government agencies “were deeply involved in the assassination. … Mr. Ray was set up to take the blame.”

King’s two other surviving children, Dexter, 57, and Martin III, 60, fully agree that Ray was innocent. And their view of the case is shared by other respected black leaders.

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Dr. King was a Christian, and so his political activism never fit neatly into Right or Left categories. He advocated for peaceful resistance, like Gandhi, which is arguably the bravest thing an activist can do in this very violent world.

On this Martin Luther King Day, we recognize a man who put his faith and his sense of right and wrong above the petty concerns of politics in order to enact lasting change — the kind of change that the political establishment never expected to see, and never wanted to embrace.

Here is Dr. King explaining how to remain brave in the face of constant threats, following the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy:

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British Police Officer CRIMINALLY CHARGED for Sharing George Floyd Meme in WhatsApp Group

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A British police officer has been criminally charged over a George Floyd meme he allegedly shared with his colleagues in a WhatsApp group.

Sergeant Geraint Jones, aged 47, is charged with sending the image on 30 May last year by means of a public electronic communications network, an offence contrary to section 127 of the Communications Act 2003,” a watchdog from the Independent Office for Police Conduct announced. “An altered image of George Floyd’s arrest in Minneapolis was shared within a WhatsApp group that included a number of other police officers and staff.”

Our investigation began in June 2020 following a referral from the force,” the watchdog continued. “At its conclusion in October we sent our investigation report to the Crown Prosecution Service, which has authorized the charge.”

Sergeant Jones is scheduled to appear in court on January 28. He has been suspended from duty since June.

It’s no secret that free speech is all but dead in the United Kingdom. British elites stand out in particular for their fervent belief in neoliberal globalism and veneration of its secular saints. Their society encourages people to snitch and tattle on their fellow citizens to a higher degree than most any other Western nation.

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George Floyd is also one of the neoliberal order’s foremost secular saints. Anything you say about him that isn’t equivalent to hero-worship will get you put on notice. Criticizing the intensity of his veneration and the Black Lives Matter movement itself are sufficient to get you labeled as a depraved racist and fired from your job—even in the United States.

Don’t think that hate speech laws aren’t possible in America either. If a majority of Americans and legal scholars in a decade or two come to believe that the First Amendment doesn’t protect “hate speech,” who’s to say that the laws won’t be changed to reflect that?

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