On April 4, 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King delivered a passionate speech at Riverside Church in New York
staking out his opposition to the war in Vietnam. One year later to the day, he was assassinated.

Now, 50 years after that fateful day, the truth about the assassination of Dr. King can finally be told.


Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated
by the United States Government:

King Family civil trial verdict
Posted on by Carl Herman

Coretta Scott King: “We have done what we can to reveal the truth, and we now urge you
as members of the media, and we call upon elected officials, and other persons of influence
to do what they can to share the revelation of this case to the widest possible audience.”
King Family Press Conference, Dec. 9, 1999.

Dr. King’s 2-minute message to you

Dr. Martin Luther King’s family and personal friend/attorney, William F. Pepper,
won a civil trial that found US government agencies guilty of assassination/wrongful death.
The 1999 trial, King Family versus Jowers and Other Unknown Co-Conspirators, is the only
trial ever conducted on the assassination of Dr. King. The King Center fully documents the case,
with full trial transcript.

The overwhelming evidence of US government complicity found valid by the jury includes:

Please read the above evidence twice to be clear on its overwhelming power.

The King family’s attempts for a criminal trial were always denied by state and federal government.
Claimed suspect, James Ray, said that his government-appointed attorney told him to sign a guilty plea
to prevent the death penalty and threatened arrests of his father and brother as co-conspirators for his only
part in the assassination plot: delivering a rifle. Mr. Ray produced a letter from his attorney stating the
promise that Mr. Ray would receive a trial. When Mr. Ray discovered that he was solely blamed for
Dr. King’s assassination and would never receive a trial, Mr. Ray’s subsequent recants of his guilty plea
and requests for trial were denied.

The US government also denied the King family’s requests for independent investigation of the
assassination, despite the overwhelming evidence produced at the 1999 civil trial. Dr. King’s wife,
Coretta, spent more than twice the number of years she was married to Martin working to get a
criminal trial for her husband’s assassination.

Importantly, the US government has never presented any evidence subject to challenge that
substantiates their claim that Mr. Ray assassinated Dr. King.

The King family believes the government’s motivation to murder Dr. King was to prevent
is imminent camp-in/Occupy at Washington, D.C. until the Vietnam War was ended and
those resources directed to end poverty and invest in US hard and soft infrastructure. 

US corporate media did not cover the civil trial, interview the King family, and textbooks
omit this information. This is crucial evidence of a controlled corporate media rejecting
coverage of a game-changing story. Journalist and author, James Douglass:

“I can hardly believe the fact that, apart from the courtroom participants, only Memphis
TV reporter Wendell Stacy and I attended from beginning to end this historic three-and-
one-half week trial. Because of journalistic neglect scarcely anyone else in this land of ours
even knows what went on in it. After critical testimony was given in the trial’s second week
before an almost empty gallery, Barbara Reis, U.S. correspondent for the Lisbon daily
Publico who was there several days, turned to me and said, ‘Everything in the U.S. is
the trial of the century. O.J. Simpson’s trial was the trial of the century. Clinton’s trial
was the trial of the century. But this is the trial of the century, and who’s here?’ ”

checkout the rest of the story here:

Portland Oregon Demonstration for Martin:

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