A letter it took me three times to get printed.
The Conspiracy to Kill Martin Luther King
In 1999 Attorney
William Pepper, on behalf of members of the family of Martin Luther
King, brought Memphis bar owner Loyd Jowers and co-conspirators to trial
in a wrongful death civil suit in the murder of Martin Luther King.
Proceedings lasted one month during which Pepper called 70 witnesses who
detailed a murder plot that - with Jowers as a go-between - involved
the FBI, the CIA, the U.S. military, Memphis police and organized crime
figures from New Orleans and Memphis. Alleged motives were King's
opposition to the Vietnam War and plans for the encampment of 500,000 of
the nation's poor in Washington D.C.
It took jurors one hour to
decide in favor of the plaintiffs. The verdict read that Jowers had
participated in a conspiracy to harm Martin Luther King, and that
others, including governmental agencies, were parties to this
conspiracy. The judge apportioned 30% liability to Jowers and 70% to all
Pepper chronicled his investigation into
King's death and the subsequent civil suit in his book "An Act of
State." King's widow, Coretta Scott recommends the book "to everyone who
seeks the truth about the assassination of Dr. King."