M.L. King Murder A Government Plot
The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
"M.L. King Murder A Government
Says Former CIA Participant. "I was part of it."
"Raoul" Identified as FBI Agent
by Pat Shannan - firstname.lastname@example.org
New evidence has surfaced in the 1968 Martin Luther King murder case. It is
supplied by an "insider" who claims to have been part of a "hit team" that
had come out of the "Missouri Mafia" headquartered in the town of
Caruthersville, a small town in the bootheel section of that state. In a
yet-to-be-published book, former County Deputy Jim Green reveals his assigned
role in the conspiracy, the name of the actual trigger man, and the
long-suspected involvement of J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI. Green also
believes that he possesses the actual murder weapon, which he personally
secreted away only hours after the murder.
"Jim Green is telling the truth," says Lyndon Barsten, an astute researcher
of the case over the past decade. "I have no doubt whatsoever. The pieces he
has supplied fit perfectly and could not have come from someone who was not
there." Indeed they do fit, and it is all backed up by FBI documentation
derived by Barsten through numerous FOIA requests.
On April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King was gunned down on the second floor
balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee by a single shot from a
high powered rifle. Several witnesses said the shot came from the bushes on a
slope from across the street. The FBI concluded that it came from the rear
bathroom window of a cheap hotel, also across the street and higher up the
Two weeks later the name of James Earl Ray, a fugitive escapee from the
Missouri State Penitentiary, was announced to the world as the man who had
killed King, escaped to Canada, and was currently in hiding somewhere across
the border. After Ray was identified as the killer and long before he was
captured, the FBI spent little or no time pursuing any other leads. Two
months later the fugitive was caught changing planes at Heathrow Airport in
London, after having left Canada and spending ten days with persons unknown
in Portugal. He was attempting to board a plane to Brussels.
On March 10, 1969, James Earl Ray, with his attorney Percy Foreman, pled
guilty to the murder before the court of Judge Preston Battle. He was
sentenced to 99 years in prison. He recanted almost immediately and filed a
motion for a trial only three days later. But before the month was out, Judge
Battle was found dead in his chambers, slumped over his desk. Beneath his
head were the papers of the handwritten motion from James Earl Ray. The case
was closed, and Ray began his sentence in the Tennessee State Penitentiary.
The "Official" Story
The scenario released by Memphis police and the FBI and later used by the
House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) was that in late March of
1968, James Earl Ray had purchased a Remington 30.06 rifle from the
Aeromarine Supply Store in Birmingham and had traveled with it to Memphis in
a white Mustang. Here he checked into Bessie Brewer's boarding house in the
400 block of South Main Street on the afternoon of April 4th. Directly behind
it was the Lorraine Motel on Mulberry Street.
At 6:00 p.m. Martin L. King stepped out of room 306 and was joined by a group
of followers with whom he had been in a meeting all afternoon. He was gunned
down only a minute later by a single shot from the rear bathroom window
across the street.
Not one witness saw the actual firing of the shot or claimed it had come from
the window. Most believed it had come from the bushes on the slope, fifty
Still according to the official story, Ray allegedly ran out of the bathroom
and down the hall to his room. Here he stuffed the rifle back into its box
and included it with a bundle containing his clothes, binoculars, ammunition,
a beer can with his fingerprints; and perhaps the most incriminating of all,
a portable radio with his inmate number from the Missouri State Penitentiary
engraved in the back side.
He ran down the stairs and out onto the street where he then dumped the
bundle in the doorway of Canipe's Amusement Company next door to the rooming
house. He then zoomed away in the soon-to-be-infamous white Mustang. He
stayed a few days in Atlanta before moving on to Canada.
James Earl's Version
In 1987, after being imprisoned for 19 years, Ray told his side of the story
in Tennessee Waltz, a book that went out of print and was later published
under the title of Who Killed Martin Luther King? (The biggest loss here was
original publisher Tupper Saussy's brilliant epilogue, "The Politics of
Witchcraft," which exposed certain secrets that the establishment publishers
preferred not to discuss. Under the new title the epilogue was eliminated.)
However, he appeared be avoiding "the whole truth and nothing but the truth"
in certain areas, apparently out of fear of self-incrimination - not
necessarily for the murder but for some lesser crimes. It also appears that
James became aware too late that he had indeed been unwittingly involved in
the conspiracy to assassinate Martin Luther King.
Ray tells of his prison escape via a bread truck in April of 1967. After
laying low in East St. Louis for a couple of months, he made it to Chicago
where he looked up some old contacts that enabled him to purchase an old
Chrysler for $100. From there he went to Detroit and crossed the border into
Canada. In July, he met a man he knew only as "Raoul," who quickly began to
give James money in exchange for his help with importing some kind of
contraband. James said he never knew if this was guns, drugs, or what, as he
never actually participated in anything more than trial runs. Raoul always
seemed to remain in the "planning" stages of a smuggling operation.
Ray had a contact phone number in the Area Code of "504," where he had phoned
his contact, "Raoul," many times over the months prior to the murder.
However, when he tried to dial this New Orleans number on the day after the
assassination, it was already disconnected.
Through Raoul, James was kept supplied with money to go to Mexico to wait for
instructions and to Los Angeles to see a plastic surgeon for a "nose job,"
effectuating a change in his appearance. He never worked at a job in any of
this time frame prior to the assassination and was obviously under the
financial control of Raoul. James was traveling in a 1966 pale yellow Mustang
(not white as were the others), purchased with $2,000 supplied by Raoul.
James always claimed he had acquired the names of his aliases at random from
a Toronto phone book. He bought the gun in Birmingham under the name of
"Harvey Lowmeyer," checked into the Memphis flophouse as "John Willard,"
acquired an Alabama driver's license as "Eric S. Galt," and traveled to
Europe on a passport as Ramon George Sneyd. However, all four, for which he
[or someone] had created I.D., looked very much like Ray. The odds of these
being a random choice were just short of impossible. It also is likely that
the Los Angeles plastic surgery rounding out his previously pointed nose was
designed to make him look more like these men, none of whom knew they were
In February of 1968, Raoul sent travel funds to James in Los Angeles and
ordered him back to New Orleans. >From there the two drove together to
Atlanta. In late March, James says that Raoul was making plans for them to
drive to Miami but these plans abruptly changed around March 29th. They were
now going to Memphis.
It was on or about this date that MLK had cancelled a planned speaking
engagement in Miami in order to fly to Memphis and tend to the problems with
the garbage strike. It now seems that Raoul had this information before
En route they spent the first night in Birmingham. After checking into a
motel, Raoul gave James a wad of money and sent him to the Aeromarine Supply
Store to purchase a "deer rifle for your brother-in-law." Having little
knowledge of weaponry, James bought what he thought was appropriate and
returned with a .243 caliber Winchester. Raoul immediately decided he didn't
like it and sent James back to the store the next morning to exchange it for
another with a "larger bore."
The salesman told James, "Tell your brother-in-law that this gun will bring
down any deer in Alabama!" But he did agree to exchange it for the higher
priced Remington 30.06. After his incarceration, James was always certain
that real purpose of this instructed return to the gun store was simply
another part of the "set-up" to make sure that the salesman would not forget
In Memphis on April 4th, the afternoon of the murder, Raoul had suggested
that James go to a movie, but James declined. After several tries at getting
rid of James for awhile, Raoul finally sent him on an errand only minutes
before King was shot. James said that he was going to get the worn tires
changed on the Mustang but that the man at the tire store was too busy and
could not get to it that day. When James returned to the flophouse/Lorraine
Motel location, it was surrounded by police cars with flashing lights, and he
decided it would be prudent to leave the area, as it certainly was not a
place for an escaped con to hanging around.
Ray was very vague about this time frame, and it may be assumed, again, that
he did not want to admit to having backed out of a planned armed robbery,
which appears below. To do so might have led to too many questions about his
foreknowledge of the murder about to take place and exposed his (assumed)
role - that of getaway driver. We must remember that while in prison, Ray was
It was while he was driving south on U.S. Highway 61 into Mississippi that
James heard the news on the radio that Martin Luther King had been shot. He
then turned east and headed back to Atlanta. James was always vague about the
details of his return trip to Canada and the contacts he made there prior to
his flight to Europe - often appearing to be protecting others.
In Tennessee Waltz, Ray told a chilling story of harassment and torture,
describing his treatment in the Shelby County Jail, which sounded as if he
were relating experiences from the Soviet Union rather than America. He was
kept under floodlights 24 hours a day for eight solid months prior to his
guilty plea, never knowing if it was day or night outside. His cell was
"bugged," and two deputies were monitoring and recording every conversation -
even those purported sacrosanct exchanges between client and attorney. Tired
and weakened by the strain, Ray was finally coerced into a guilty plea by his
attorney, to whom he referred for the rest of his life as "Percy
New Pieces To The Puzzle
Over the years Jim Green's Federal Intelligence connections have become
legendary in his hometown of Caruthersville, Missouri. "He's untouchable," or
"He can't be arrested, the feds just walk him out of jail, everybody knows
that." But now one must assume that the Untouchable is fast becoming anathema
to his former handlers. Jim has had an attack of conscience and is talking!
"I hope to change a lie in history to the truth about that day in Memphis,"
says Green, 54, a reformed "bad boy" who spent the first half of his life as
a teenage runaway, moonshine runner, and car thief. The last half was spent
in law enforcement, raising children, teaching school, and coaching football
- along with occasional undercover work. His only source of income today is a
social security disability check. Since coming forward with his story, he has
refused all offers of any work involving government covert action, for fear
of being "set up" and/or killed.
On December 3, 1998, he spent six hours with MLK's son Dexter King, Rev.
James Lawson, and William Pepper (Ray's attorney and author of Orders to
Kill, a semi-accurate compilation of facts and conjecture describing the
government's involvement in the King assassination).
"At this meeting, I cleared my soul telling Dexter of my involvement on the
day of his father's death," says Green. "I knew there would be many more
questions to come, and that's when I decided to put my story in writing."
He calls his book, Blood and Dishonor on a Badge of Honor, and when he put it
up on the internet two years ago, it caught the attention of Lyndon Barsten
on Minneapolis. Barsten decided to check Green's story against the known
facts as well as the suppressed information uncovered by him and others over
the years. He was astounded. Everything fit. Green knew details that could
only have been known by someone who was there, and the FBI documentation
acquired by Barsten substantiated his story. Some of these papers show that
the FBI had been constantly tracking James Earl Ray and had knowledge of his
whereabouts during most of the year he was an escaped convict. Both Green and
Barston believe that the FBI was instrumental in Ray's "escape" from the
Missouri State Penitentiary in April of 1967 for the sole purpose of setting
him up as a "patsy" when the time came.
"Why else would these reports be in the record?" says Green, "And why would
they have any files on an escaped con from a state prison?" Indeed. And
something even more suspicious, why did the FBI not contact the Missouri
authorities and have Ray picked up? He was under their thumb for some ten
months. Later investigation showed that the fingerprints sent out by JeffCity
for "escaped prisoner James Earl Ray" were not really his, ensuring his
release if he happened to be captured as an escaped felon.
Jim Green was student at Caruthersville High when he decided that the Peace
Corps would be an exciting way to see the world. At the tender age of 16, he
had no way of knowing that this was a major feeding ground of the Central
Intelligence Agency (he assumes that his school counselor who helped him fill
out the forms did not either), but this was where the initial contact was
He was contacted by FBI personnel and given a thorough background check. Then
a series of interesting and mysterious events began after he was accepted and
was under the government's control. In a short time this led to the Missouri
State Pen where he knew James Earl Ray in 1966.
"I have a good memory, but there are two weeks from this time at Jeff City
that I can only remember a few hours of," Jim reflects.
Lyndon Barsten says, "The contacts and methods utilized in the murder of Dr.
King bear the signature of the CIA, including the probable use of MK-Ultra
mind control techniques. Parallel psychiatric irregularities at the Missouri
prison system are described by James Earl Ray and Jim Green, including the
shocking drugging of inmates which could render the indication of hypnosis
easier or otherwise enhance its usefulness. It seems highly likely that Jim
was subjected to psychological assessment and manipulation, the results of
which directed back to Federal Intelligence Agencies."
A further series of events led to Jim's early release (effectuated by "Paul,"
the FBI Agent who became his handler) and a reunion back in Caruthersville
with Butch Collier, his former partner from the moonshine running days. For
the next year and a half, Jim and Butch and others ran moonshine and
delivered hot cars from St. Louis to New Orleans. Both operations were under
the direction of Paul, who would later show his credentials to Jim and
identify himself as a FBI Agent. At first Green was concerned about this ("I
had never known the feds to be crooked!"), but he was assured by others whom
he trusted that Paul had the power to isolate them from any investigation.
"Paul's boss is at the top," he was told. Jim took this implication to mean
none other than J. Edgar Hoover.
This complicated, sometimes hard-to-follow sequence of activities in Green's
life is made plainer (especially to those unfamiliar with the facts of the
MLK murder case) by the frequent interjection of Lyndon Barsten's
clarification of facts. But at this point, Green and his older (by six years)
friend, Butch Collier, resumed their lives of crime. Not only would they hot
wire and snatch individual autos from parking lots and drive them to Memphis,
but they were also paid $5,000 on occasion to drive an 18-wheeler load of
several cars from St. Louis to New Orleans for delivery to the Carlos
Marcello mob. Green says that this was done with full knowledge and
protection of the FBI.
("At this time of my life, the only thing that made me nervous was Paul. His
being an agent of the FBI didn't fit into my little world at the time. Also,
I didn't like it because it seemed like Paul was running the show and he was
an outsider! I guess, at that young age, I just did what I was told. This
must be why eighteen-year-olds are chosen to fight wars. Most men with
experience will ask `Why are we here,' and most teenagers will just follow
April 4, 1968
Jim Green's story fills in more blanks with logical answers to the previously
unanswered questions. His assignment, for which he was to be paid $10,000,
was to kill James Earl Ray. "On the night of April 3rd," Green says, "Paul
met us in our room. He had a small package which he laid on the bed, he told
us "there's $5,000 in that package for you and five more when the job is
done, once James Earl Ray is killed on the fourth."
Indicative of the compartmentalization of each participant in this textbook
CIA assassination, Green says that he was not even aware of the total
operation of which he had been a part until he was back home in
Caruthersville watching the Ten O'clock News with his father. He would only
be following orders and believes that he was chosen for this segment because
he had spent time at JeffCity with Ray and knew what he looked like.
Jim and his partner, Butch Collier, stalked Ray in the early afternoon after
they found him at Jim's Cafe - exactly where they had been told they would
find him. Later Jim climbed to his assigned rooftop position of a dilapidated
three story office building in the next block south of Bessie Brewer's
rooming house on Main Street at around 3:30 p.m., armed with a .357 caliber
rifle. His instructions were to shoot James Earl Ray "after five o'clock" and
only in the event that John Talley, a Memphis Police Detective, failed.
The planners did not want to face another Oswald/Tippet-type snafu as in
James Earl Ray was in the rooming house, and Green observed him come and go
three or four times during the next two hours. On one of these occasions, Ray
came outside and stood by the Mustang for several minutes before going back
This coincides with Ray's story that Raoul kept attempting to get James away
from the area. It also telegraphs again that Ray was purposefully not telling
the whole story, apparently being careful not to jeopardize his position of
"innocent and framed" by admitting planned criminal activity. Green's next
segment shows us the real plan already in motion to set up Ray. The man that
Green knew as Paul, the FBI Special Agent, was the same person Ray knew as
Raoul, who had kept him on a leash for eight months - from Montreal to
When Ray left the flophouse the final time, at a few minutes before six (King
would be shot at 6:01), Green knew the instructions from Paul/Raoul had been
for Ray to first rob Jim's Grill at gunpoint and hurry south on Main Street
to the Arcade Restaurant. The phony ploy was that they were getting ready to
travel and would need some quick cash. However, James must have become
suspicious. When he came out on the street, he did not commit the armed
robbery nor continue walking down the sidewalk as instructed but climbed into
the Mustang (James' car was not white, as reported by police and the news
media, but a pale yellow) and calmly drove north away from the scene. He
never returned. By this time Butch Collier was stationed in the bushes in
back of the boarding house and directly across the street from the Lorraine
It was a fortuitous intuition on the part of Ray. Lingering in the next block
was Memphis Police Detective John Talley, whose assignment was to kill Ray.
He was carrying the standard police issue .357 Magnum revolver. Jim Green was
on the roof of the building across the street and armed with the.357 rifle in
the event Talley missed or was killed by Ray. Green was the backup in case
anything went wrong. The caliber would match.
Remember Dallas in 1963 Re.Oswald and Officer Tippett. Again this is straight
from the textbook of "Assassinations 101." After the patsy is dead, anything
can be leaked to the press to demonize him, as it was in both these cases,
even while each was still alive.
But when Ray was "spooked" and drove away in the pale yellow Mustang, it
threw a monkey wrench into the conspirator's plans.
However, there was a second Mustang that still remained parked on Main
Street. This one was white and belonged to Joe R. Tipton but was brought to
Memphis by Jim Green and Butch Collier. They had also brought several rifles,
which were still in the trunk. Green's instructions were to stay on the
rooftop until Collier arrived in the parking area at the rear to pick him up.
At 6:01 p.m., he heard the shot, and only moments later saw Paul and Butch
emerge one behind the other from the stairway of the flophouse onto the
street. He saw Paul dump the bundle of evidence into the doorway of Canipe's
Amusement Company, while Butch was jumping into the driver's seat of the
white Mustang, and watched as they sped north on Main Street. Paul/Raoul and
the Memphis Police utilized a third Mustang, also white, as a diversion.
Suddenly the FBI's folly of the utter stupidity of the alleged assassin (Ray)
dumping his own incriminating evidence on the street begins to take shape.
Paul intended to drop it in the back seat of the pale yellow Mustang - Ray's
- thinking that James Earl had followed instructions and was down the street
getting killed. Then the FBI would have had its open and shut case. (Ray is
dead and here is the "murder" weapon found in his car.) But when Paul/Raoul
is suddenly confronted with the current situation of no Ray car available, he
frustratingly drops the bundle in the first handy place, and he and Butch
hightail it up the street in the white Mustang. Jim Green watched all this
unfold from his secluded rooftop position.
Butch Collier had just killed Martin Luther King with one shot from the
bushes on the slope across the street from the Lorraine Motel. He then ran up
the rear stairs to the second floor and back down the front stairs to Main
Street. By this time, Paul had run down the hall from the upstairs bathroom
(where he had watched the shooting) carrying the "plant" rifle purchased in
Birmingham by Ray in hand. (Paul was seen by other tenants who later said
this person was not Ray.) He then stuffed it in the bag with the other
"evidence" and was down the front stairwell only seconds behind Collier.
Jim Green watched as Butch drove two blocks up the street before pausing to
drop off Paul at a parked Memphis Police Department squad car. A couple of
minutes later, Butch was tooting the horn of the Mustang in the parking lot
behind Jim's three-story perch. Jim came down to join his confederate,
stashed his rifle in the trunk with the others, and the two men headed for
the Mississippi River Bridge toward Arkansas. Jim tells of hauling several
guns to Memphis in the trunk of the Mustang on April 2nd, following the
instructions of Paul. Butch had removed the one of his choice for the King
murder earlier the next day, but the other weapons were still in the trunk.
In Collier's haste to escape the murder scene, he had not bothered to open
the trunk but had quickly thrown the murder weapon onto the floor behind the
front seat as he and Paul jumped into the Mustang. When Collier and Green
crossed the river into Arkansas, they took an immediate turn onto the
frontage road and headed back down to the riverside. They hurriedly opened
the trunk and dumped the cache of weapons into the water. Headed up U. S. 61
and halfway home an hour later, Jim peered into the back seat and noticed the
rifle on the floor. When he called his partner's attention to it, Butch
realized that they had failed to dump the most important evidence of all.
"Well !@#$," said Collier, we can't drop it here on the side of the highway.
What do we do with it?' Jim pondered a moment and said, "Never mind. I know a
friend who will take care of it with no questions asked." Green delivered the
rifle the next morning to his trusted but unnamed friend in Caruthersville,
who kept it for 29 years. When he decided to write his book, Green retrieved
it and has had it stashed in a safe place in another state ever since. The
rifle has now been tested for ballistics and the results are pending. While
James Earl Ray was running from the FBI in April, May, and June, he had no
way of knowing that he was also being pursued by Jim Green and Butch Collier
as well - although he may have suspected it. On April 6th, the shooters were
called together for a meeting at the Climax Bar in Caruthersville with Paul
some others. Jim Green describes the situation: We were told we had "some
serious problems" to deal with. "First you have to find Ray and kill him, in
order that nothing can lead back to the government or us," Paul said. "We're
all in this together, and if one of us goes down, we all go down." He told us
that his orders came from the top. "Roachie will kill us before he or his
boss will get involved." Paul seemed more serious than ever. Later, I figured
out who Roachie was: Cartha Deloach, the number three man [in the FBI] behind
Hoover and Tolson. . . Butch and I told them what we did with the rifles but
forgot to mention the 30.06 that I have to this day. . . Everybody in that
room that day is dead except for Paul and me. (In those days Green and
Collier always used as their "life insurance policy" the bluff that they had
the rifle and various tapes and records that would go public if anything
happened to them. It wasn't true, but it worked. Collier died about ten years
ago of cancer.) For the next few weeks Green and Collier went to several
places, toting unregistered Rossi .38 pistols made in Brazil, in their quest
to kill Ray. Paul always seemed to have a line on Ray's whereabouts, and the
two hunters came closest to their prey in Toronto. Paul had sent them to a
hotel where they learned that James Earl had checked out only two hours
earlier. They searched several other places for two other aliases under which
Paul knew Ray to be traveling and hiding, but they could not locate him.
Green says that it was obvious to Butch and him at the time that Paul had
ongoing intelligence being fed to him by either the Royal Canadian Mounted
Police or the Toronto City Police. "Ramon George Sneyd" soon acquired his
passport and made his way to Europe, never knowing how close he came to being
murdered on the run - ironically by the same faction that had murdered Martin
Luther King and pinned the crime on Ray. Green subsequently served a short
time in jail for some previous infractions but had his very early release
aided by Paul. Two years later, Green met with Missouri Attorney General John
Danforth and about a half dozen others, including Paul, at a Sikeston,
Missouri motel. It was a secret investigation in an attempt to oust the
county sheriff and expose his corruption - which eventually succeeded. But
Green's performance, with the correct double-talk, exposed nothing, and for
this he was later rewarded with a deputy's job in the new administration. He
later moved on to federal undercover work in Memphis. During one seven-month
period in the mid-70s, the Memphis group got 265 convictions and failed only
once when a mistrial was declared. Green says, "I know first-hand that the
police will testify in whatever way they have to in order to get a conviction
or further their careers." For now exposing the corruption of the courts and
the FBI, Jim Green is certain that he will be called a liar. "But the same
people," he is quick to point out, "who will attempt to discredit me today
will have to be the same ones who in the 1970s said that I was the most
honest, reliable, and trustworthy witness. If I am a liar, then all the cases
I testified at should be appealed and thrown out and the records set
straight." Conclusion As mentioned, Jim Green's revelations fit too many
pieces (confirmed with the FBI's own documents) to have been contrived from
his imagination. He had told it to one official long before James Earl Ray
told his story in Tennessee Waltz, which Green did not read until 1998, after
he had begun his own book. Jim Green had attempted to "clear his soul" as far
back as 1973, when he told journalist Kay Black of the Memphis Press Scimiter
the same story printed here with only slightly fewer details. It was never
published but frightened Ms. Black enough for her to report it to law
enforcement authorities. This led to Green's appearance in front of the HSCA
in 1976. There his testimony was obliterated from the record and never made
public. So much for government inquiries. One of James Earl Ray's brothers
has now come forward with information corroborating the FBI's cooperation in
James' escape as well as the Chicago mob's participation in the
assassination, under the direction of Sam Giancano. John Ray admits that it
was he who picked up his brother after his 1967 "escape" in the bread truck
and drove him to a safe house in East St. Louis. Lyndon Barston's detailed
research shows powerful evidence implicating the FBI with complicity in a CIA
plot. 1] In late 1964, the FBI had tried to get Dr. King to commit suicide
prior to his departing to Europe to claim his Nobel Peace Prize. This was
accomplished by sending an alleged surveillance tape of Dr. King in an
extra-marital sexual relation to the SCLC with a letter warning that all
would become public if Dr. King didn't kill himself prior to his collecting
his Nobel Prize. 2] Lab work relating to the murder of Dr. King at FBI
Headquarters was dreadfully inadequate. The Remington 30.06 rifle purchased
by Ray in Birmingham and deposited at the scene of the crime was not even
swabbed to see if it had been fired! Today it still remains as the "official"
murder weapon of the MURKIN case. Yet, for some reason, this test was run on
even the rifle James Earl Ray had returned to Aeromarine Supply in Birmingham
in exchange for the Remington prior to the murder! 3] Atlanta FBI informant,
J. C. Hardin, is documented in the MURKIN file as contacting James Earl Ray
in Los Angeles just prior to Ray's packing up and heading east to Atlanta and
Memphis. 4] On the 29th of March, the FBI, through its "friendly" press
contacts, placed Dr. King in the open and insecure Lorraine Motel by
criticizing him in the press for patronizing "white owned Hotels." 5]
Journalist Louis Lomax who later died in a mysterious car crash, was
investigating Dr. King's death when visited by two FBI men who instructed him
to abruptly end the series of fruitful articles he was producing for the N.
A. N. A. Louis Lomax, described as being "no good" in an FBI memo (HQ
44-38861-3196); was a highly respected journalist. It was Lomax who uncovered
the deception of the false fingerprints sent out by JeffCity for escaped
prisoner James Earl Ray. This strongly suggests the duplicity of both state
and federal agencies in the ploy. The Intelligence Community's relationship
with the mob and union racketeers, as described by Jim Green, is highly
documented in the post-World War II era. Chicago mob boss Sam Giancana often
described the CIA and his organization as "two sides of the same coin." Blood
and Dishonor on a Badge of Honor will be published later this year. Limited
copies of Tennessee Waltz by James Earl Ray are still available from Pastoral
Business, POB 3252, Santa Monica, Calif. 90408.
Martin Luther King, Jr. & the Civil Rights Movement
Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Biographical Sketch
Martin Luther King, Jr. - "I Have a Dream"
Martin Luther King's
Letter from Birmingham Jail--a rhetorical analysis
King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail"--a rhetorical analysis
I have a Dream
by Martin Luther King, Jr.
"When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every tenement and
every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed
up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews
and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and
sing in the words of the old spiritual, "Free at last, free at last.
Thank God Almighty, we are free at last."
Just past noon on January 15, 1929, a son was born to the
Reverend and Mrs. Martin Luther King in an upstairs bedroom
of 501 Auburn Avenue, in Atlanta, Georgia. The couple named
their first son after Rev. King, but he was simply called
"M.L." by the family. During the next 12 years, this fine
two story Victorian home is where "M.L." would live with
his parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, and
their boarders. The home is located in the residential
section of "Sweet Auburn", the center of black Atlanta.
Two blocks west of the home is Ebenezer Baptist Church,
the pastorate of Martin's grandfather and father. It was
in these surroundings of home, church and neighborhood
that "M.L." experienced his childhood. Here, "M.L."
learned about family and Christian love, segregation in
the days of "Jim Crow" laws, diligence and tolerance.
It was to Ebenezer Baptist Church that Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr. would return in 1960. As co-pastor with his
father, "Daddy King", Dr. King, Jr. would preach about
love, equality, and non-violence.
The family's detailed analysis of the Department
of Justice "limited investigation" report.
November 15, 1999
No conspiracy can survive Expose' -- Please Forward
January 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968
Chronology of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Biographical Outline of
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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