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FTR #133 Update on the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King

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In spite of the death of pat­sy James Earl Ray in the spring of 1998, the quest for the truth about the assas­si­na­tion of Dr. Mar­tin Luther King con­tin­ues. The broad­cast con­tains a review of the basic facts of the assas­si­na­tion. The seg­ment begins with analy­sis of infor­ma­tion alleged­ly con­tained in doc­u­ments retrieved by for­mer FBI agent Don­ald Wil­son from James Earl Ray’s car that cor­rob­o­rate Ray’s claim that he was set up as a pat­sy by a mys­te­ri­ous Latin gun run­ner known as “Raoul”. In addi­tion, the doc­u­ments con­nect Ray to the milieu of Jack Ruby (the killer of Lee Har­vey Oswald, the fall-guy in the JFK assas­si­na­tion.) Recent tests on the doc­u­ments failed to impugn the authen­tic­i­ty of the doc­u­ments. Most of the pro­gram con­sists of dis­cus­sion Judge Joe Brown’s inves­ti­ga­tion of the killing (which result­ed in his man­i­fest­ly unfair dis­missal from the case). An avid hunter and firearms enthu­si­ast, Judge Brown turned up com­pelling evi­dence that the bul­let that killed King could not have been fired from Ray’s rifle. In addi­tion, Brown exposed numer­ous attempts at tam­per­ing with or destroy­ing evi­dence dur­ing the course of his inves­ti­ga­tion. The broad­cast reviews the extra­or­di­nar­i­ly unlike­ly cir­cum­stances of Ray’s inter­na­tion­al flight from jus­tice and dis­cuss­es on-going attempts at cov­er-up. In addi­tion to the sur­veil­lance of and attempt­ed dis­cred­it­ing of Judge Brown him­self, these attempts at cov­er-up include char­ac­ter assas­si­na­tion direct­ed at Dr. King’s fam­i­ly (who are press­ing for­ward with the inves­ti­ga­tion) and a new book by Ger­ald Pos­ner, which restates the offi­cial dis­in­for­ma­tion con­cern­ing the case. (Pos­ner played a sim­i­lar role in the JFK assas­si­na­tion inves­ti­ga­tion with his ludi­crous vol­ume Case Closed.)