キング牧師が国家により処刑されるまで<br>An Act of State : The Execution of Martin Luther King

キング牧師が国家により処刑されるまで
An Act of State : The Execution of Martin Luther King

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 320 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9781859846957
  • DDC分類 323.092

基本説明

A tragic story of King's radicalism, government plans for his execution that involved the military and the FBI, and media cover-ups.

Full Description


On the evening of April 4 1968, Martin Luther King was in Memphis supporting a workers' strike. By the end of the day, top-level army snipers were in the position to knock him out if ordered. Two military officers were in place on the roof of a fire station near the Lorraine Motel, to photograph the events. Two black firemen had been ordered not to report to duty that day and a black Memphis Police Department detective on surveillance duty in the fire station was physically removed from his post and taken home. Dr King's room at the motel was changed from a secluded ground-floor room to number 306 on the balcony. Lloyd Jowers, owner of Jim's Grill which backed on to the motel from the other side of the street, had already received $100,000 in cash for his agreement to participate in the assassination. He was to go out into the brush area behind the grill with the shooter and take possession of the gun immediately after the fatal shot was fired. When the dust settled, King had been hit, and a clean-up procedure was immediately set in motion.James Earl Ray was effectively framed, the snipers dispersed, any witness who could not be controlled were killed, and the crime scene was destroyed. William pepper, attorney and friend of Dr King and the King family, became convinced after years of investigation that not only was Ray not the shooter, but that King had been targeted as part of a larger conspiracy to stop the anti-war movement, and to prevent King from gaining momentum in his promising Poor People's campaign. Ten years into his investigation, in 1988, Pepper agreed to represent Ray. While he was never able to successfully appeal the sentence before Ray's death, he was bale to build an air-tight case against the real perpetrators. In 1999, Lloyd Jowers and co-conspirators were brought to trial in a wrongful death civil action suit on behalf of the King family. Seventy witnesses set out the details of a conspiracy in a plot to murder King that involved J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI, Richard Helms and the CIA, the military, the local Memphis police, and organized crime figures from New Orleans and Memphis. The evidence was unimpeachable. The jury took an hour to find for the.But the silence following these shocking revelations was deafening. Like the pattern during all the investigations of the assassination throughout the years, no major media outlet would cover the story. It was effectively buried. Until now, the details, evidence, and personalities of all these nefarious characters have gone unreported. In An Act of State, you finally have the truth before you - how the United States government effectively shut down one of the most galvanising movements for social change by stopping its leader dead in his tracks.

Table of Contents

PART ONE
The beginning 3 (14)
The House Select Committee on 10 (4)
Assassinations report
Relocation and more investigations 14 (3)
The television trial of James Earl Ray 17 (3)
The continuing investigation: Loyd Jowers's 20 (22)
involvement
Breakthroughs, January--April 15 1994 29 (13)
New strands and connections 42 (11)
H. L. Hunt 42 (2)
James's last parole hearing 44 (1)
The Whitlock/Liberto story 45 (2)
The hedge 47 (1)
Art Baldwin's account 48 (2)
Another Marcello scenario 50 (1)
Louie Ward's account 51 (2)
Raul and the Grabows 53 (9)
The conspiracy deepens 62 (20)
Military organization 65 (2)
The Memphis mission 67 (10)
Eric S. Galt 77 (5)
New allies, revelations, and untimely deaths 82 (25)
James Earl Ray's terminal illness 82 (2)
Enter the King family 84 (4)
The last judicial proceedings 88 (4)
Loyd Jowers -- continued 92 (5)
James dies 97 (1)
Post-mortem events 98 (1)
Don Wilson's materials 99 (8)
PART TWO
The trial 107(41)
The background 109(1)
The local conspiracy 110(7)
The crime scene 117(2)
The murder weapon 119(2)
Raul 121(6)
The broader conspiracy 127(4)
The cover-up 131(6)
The defendant's prior admissions 137(2)
Damages 139(1)
The case for the defense 140(6)
The closing arguments 146(1)
The jury instructions 146(1)
The verdict 147(1)
The judgment 147(1)
The aftermath and a post-trial summary 148(15)
The media 148(1)
The spins 149(1)
New evidence 150(5)
What we now know 155(8)
A vision unto death and a truth beyond the 163(18)
grave
Non nobis solum nati sumas 167(6)
Disciple and master 173(8)
The state's case: the how and the why of the 181(37)
assassination
Why? 185(1)
How? -- according to the state and its 186(1)
publicists
The key issues 186(32)
The United States Attorney General's report 218(44)
Methodology 218(2)
Loyd Jowers 220(6)
The location of the shooter -- the rooming 226(2)
house
The location of the murder weapon 228(1)
The Liberto involvement 229(3)
The involvement of the Memphis Police 232(5)
Department (MPD)
The allegations of Donald Wilson 237(7)
The forensic examination of the documents 244(2)
Raul 246(4)
Conspiracy allegations emanating from the 250(12)
King v. Jowers and other unknown
co-conspirators trial
Epilogue 262(11)
Appendices 273(22)
Notes 295(30)
Index 325