Monday, January 18, 2021

MLK Honored By Murderers


  Travis sent this A few years ago, which I copy and paste again. 
  There was a trial in 1999 and it was found that there was governmental ciulpability in the assassination of MLK, including eliminating his security detail, and moving him to the best room for a sniper, and fudging the ballistics tests to be inconclusive. They were conclusive that the weapon James Earl Ray had was not the murder weapon.

Blacklisted trial: King vs. Jowers


MLK’s surviving family actively aided the appeals of James Earl Ray, never believing in his guilt.

The 1999 civil trial, King versus Jowers and Other Unknown Co-Conspirators included three and a half weeks of evidence. The Judge’s final charge: “Do you also find that others, including governmental agencies, were parties to this conspiracy as alleged by the defendant? Your answer to that one is also yes.”

The evidence included testimony that SCLC impersonators had stripped MLK of a standard security detail, and changed his Lorraine hotel room at the last minute to the vulnerable balcony location:

Of particular note is the testimony of Memphis Police Department homicide detective Captain Jerry Williams who had been in charge of organizing a unit of black officers that had previously provided protection for Dr. King on his visits to Memphis. Williams said that he was not asked to form his unit on Dr. King's final, fatal visit, and was later falsely informed that Dr. King's organization, the SCLC, had said Dr. King did not want protection.19 Additionally, as University of Massachusetts Professor Philip Melanson testified, MPD Inspector Sam Evans had ordered the emergency services' TACT 10 unit removed from the vicinity of the Lorraine Motel, claiming this too was done at the request of someone in the SCLC. As Pepper writes, “When pressed as to who actually made the request, he said that it was Reverend [Samuel] Kyles. The fact that Kyles had nothing to do with the SCLC, and no authority to request any such thing, seemed to have eluded Evans.”20

Not only had Dr. King been stripped of protection but a last-minute switching of his motel room had made the assassin's job all the easier. Former New York City police detective Leon Cohen testified that Lorraine Motel manager Walter Bailey told him on the morning after the assassination that Dr. King had originally been allocated a more secure courtyard room. But on the evening before his arrival, Bailey had received a call from someone claiming to be from the SCLC's Atlanta office requesting Dr. King be given a balcony room instead. Bailey said he was “adamantly” opposed to the change “because he had provided security by the inner court” but his caller had insisted the rooms be switched anyway.21 Needless to say, no genuine member of the SCLC is known to have made any such request.

The trial also demolished the ballistics evidence tying the found rifle to Ray:

Criminal Court Judge Joe Brown, who had presided over Ray's final appeal, took the stand to testify about a series of ballstics tests that he had ordered be performed on the Remington Gamemaster rifle found in the doorway of Canipe's. The FBI had never been able to establish that particular rifle as the murder weapon – supposedly because the bullet removed from Dr. King's body was too mutilated. Judge Brown, himself a ballistics expert, explained that 12 of the 18 bullets fired during his tests had contained a similar flaw – a bump on the surface – that was not present on the death slug. He also said that the rifle had never been sighted in and, as a result, had failed the FBI's accuracy test. “ ... based on the entirety of the record”, Brown said, “and the further ballistics tests I had run, it is my opinion this is not the murder weapon.”27 

Frank Holloman

Frank Holloman was the Memphis Fire and Police Director at the time of MLK’s death — a former FBI veteran with 25 years of experience. He was the inspector in charge of Director J. Edgar Hoover’s Washington office for ten years. The last eight of Holloman’s FBI career coincided with the COINTEL program. As the Memphis Fire and Police Director, Holloman was responsible for the performance of the Memphis Police and the security they provided King while he was in the city. 

Hoover’s Gestapo, COINTELPRO, practiced blackmail, financial pay-offs, burglary, document forging, illegal surveillance, and spreading false rumors & propaganda. Lee Harvey Oswald was an FBI informant (documented by Texas AG Waggoner Carr and the Warren Commission) who kept Hoover abreast of the CIA-Mafia conspiracies against JFK

James Earl Ray’s attorney, William Pepper, has penned three books about the assassination, the second generally regarded as the best:

An Act of State: The Execution of MLK
William Pepper

“We recommend this important book to everyone who seeks the truth about Dr. King’s assassination.” 
—Coretta Scott King

  Martin was not assassinated for being a black civil rights leader, but for being against the Vietnam war and counseling blacks not to fight in it. He was not the only one who died for being against the war. John and Bobby Kennedy died at least partly for that sin, as did Malcolm-X, and...
This turbulent monk: Did the CIA kill vocal war critic Thomas Merton?

  From last January 2020:  Ron Paul stops short of saying that Hoover's FBI assassinated Martin Luther King:
The FBI has a long history of targeting Americans whose political beliefs and activities threaten the FBI’s power or the power of influential politicians. The then-named Bureau of Investigation participated in the crackdown on people suspected of being communists in the post-World War I “Red Scare.” The anti-communist crackdown was headed by a young agent named J. Edgar Hoover who went on to become FBI director, a position he held until his death. Hoover kept and expanded his power by using the FBI to collect blackmail material on people including politicians.
In the 1930s and 1940s, the FBI spied on supporters of the America First movement, including several Congress members. Two of the most famous examples of FBI targeting individuals based on their political activities are the harassment of Martin Luther King Jr. and the COINTELPRO program. COINTELPRO was an organized effort to spy on and actively disrupt “subversive” organizations, including antiwar groups
COINTELPRO officially ended in the 1970s. However, the FBI still targets individuals and organizations it considers “subversive,” including antiwar groups and citizen militias.  

​Respecting the Facts​ 


  1. Back in 1993, while driving across the US from Philly to SF, I stood on the very Lorrain Motel balcony where MLK was shot. A green laser light projected the trajectory of the bullet that hit him, while his famous speech was played through small speakers in the wall. Very moving for a young Londoner who was, at the time, emigrating to California. I Was even driving a Ford Country Squire station wagon, the one with the fake wooden sides!
    What memories of that six week road trip. What a land.

    So glad I'm back in Devon now though, after 20 years in CA.

    1. Cool car in retrospect, the Ford Country Squire with fake-woodie sides. It would have been awkward to buy one new, though. I've not been to Devon, but I'd expect it to be some of the nicest country in England. I hope you can have a good garden there.

  2. Tashi Delek, Brother John.
    Thomas Merton, too?
    Nearing my last personal straw in this recent avalanche of lying, incompetence, greed, and etc. Hard to keep cool as our society turns a one way corner into totalitarian collapse. My Tibetan daughter (sponsored/adopted) once said to me: "Dad! Why you so worried? There are eight other universes!" An excellent reminder.

    Thanks for keeping on keeping on. I wrote a lot of stuff, but I often think that the words matter less than the trying. Faith in all those universes. Hope your bananas are thriving. Best to Jenny.

    straightwalker (I canned my Google account, so sign in as anonymous)

    1. Tashi Delek, Brother.
      Jesus was crucified for being a "troublemaker", being against the policies of the Roman Empire.
      Similar, no?
      Thanks for the kind communication. I've told Jenny you said "Hi".
      The banana leaves are winter shriveled, but that's not a cause for discouragement, I'm universally told, by those who have grown them. The banana at the warm micro-climate at the clinic still has some green leaf. That's a special spot.
      I'm working in this universe, as I see opportunities. sigh...

  3. Great news.

    "Neutralizing activity in plasma decreases by fivefold in pseudotype virus assays. In contrast, the number of RBD-specific memory B cells is unchanged. Memory B cells display clonal turnover after 6.2 months, and the antibodies they express have greater somatic hypermutation, increased potency and resistance to RBD mutations, indicative of continued evolution of the humoral response."

    For the laymen among your readers - it appears that the immune response evolves as does the virus.
    Just incredible!

    1. The first round of immunity to coronavirus falls off rapidly after 6 months. After tht you have to keep stimulating it with re-exposures for it to bounce back and adapt.
      That's not the lockdown paradigm, is it?

  4. I takes a judge to order it!

    1. That's interesting that the doc on the recovery floor would not continue what the ICU doc started, which worked.
      The judge intervening is rare in medicine, but completely appropriate.

  5. I saw what you did over at TAE ;-))

    News has finally gone mainstream - The Financial Times:

    "Cheap antiparasitic could cut chance of Covid-19 deaths by up to 75%"
    "A cheap, off-patent antiparasitic drug has been shown to have a significant effect in reducing mortality in patients with moderate to severe Covid-19. Researchers have hailed the preliminary finding as a pivotal step towards broadening the arsenal of drugs used against the disease.
    “It’s a generic drug used all over the world. It costs 12 cents to make the drug substance. The drug costs $3 in India, $960 in the US,” Dr Hill told the Financial Times.

    The article doesn't even mention that it's an effective prophylactic. It's the greatest scandal of our time.

    1. Thanks for that, Jeremy. I think the Biden government will widely adopt ivermectin because it works and they can look good with it. They really need to give the appearance of doing something better, helping Americans in some way.
      I would not be surprised at all if it started to be used in prisons and immigrant detention centers soon, for instance, and aircraft carrier and submarine crews, and so on.

    2. You could post in comments at TAE, Mate. Do you? You would certainly fit in.

  6. I don't but I've been reading TAE for years - since way back when he and and Nicole Foss ran the site together.

    French docs trying to get it used:

    "This third legal filing, which is addressed to the Council of State, is on a larger scale, with 18 doctors as plaintiffs, as well as two associations of doctors, – the Syndicat des Médecins d’Aix et Région and the International Association for Scientific, Independent and Benevolent Medicine"

    1. I started reading TAE in spring 2008, if that late. A friend told ne about it. I helped arrange for Nicole to come talk in Austin, in early 2010. Good site, still.

  7. ps. You need to reserve "Mate" for your Australian readers :-))