"MLK Truth" - Dr. William F. Pepper Corrects a Myth.
A decade later, and still no one I ask knows about this.
Memphis Jury Decides Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Was Victim Of Conspiracy
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m ... i_59021285
The family of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. finally has what it has sought for years--a jury verdict that says the civil rights leader was the victim of a murder conspiracy, not a lone gunman.
"I'm just so happy to see that the people have spoken. This is what we've always asked for," King's son, Dexter, said after a jury ruled in his family's favor on a wrongful death lawsuit.
The Kings had sued Loyd Jowers, a retired Memphis businessman who claimed six years ago that he paid someone other than confessed killer James Earl Ray to kill King.
The trial, which began in November, for the first time gave a jury the opportunity to hear theories of a murder conspiracy in the 1968 assassination at a Memphis motel.
Ray pleaded guilty to the murder in 1969, so he did not go to trial. He tried for 30 years to take back the guilty plea and died in prison of liver disease last year. His plea was upheld eight times by state and federal courts.
The six Blacks and six Whites on the Chancery Court jury deliberated only about three hours before returning the verdict and awarding the Kings $100 in damages.
The Kings have asked for minimal damages, saying they were more interested in a verdict that would support their belief of a conspiracy.
The suit named Jowers and other "unnamed conspirators," so the verdict did not identify anyone else who might have been involved. A civil court jury finding a defendant like Jowers at fault relies on a standard of a preponderance of evidence. In a criminal case, a defendant must be found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
King said the family has no plans to take legal action against anyone else.
William Pepper, the Kings' lawyer, told jurors that Jowers, 73, was part of a vast conspiracy involving the Mafia and agents of the federal government. He said King was targeted because of his opposition to the Vietnam War and plans for a huge "poor peoples' march" on Washington.
A cover-up following the assassination involved the FBI, CIA, the news media and Army intelligence, as well as many state and city officials, said Pepper, who represented Ray for years.
He told jurors they could rewrite history with a conspiracy theory.
Complete Transcript of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Assassination Conspiracy Trial:
Schaap's testimony starts at page 1299 In this 1999 civil trial that exposed the USG conspiracy that killed Martin Luther King, William Schaap was brought in as an expert witness on CIA/FBI psy-ops.
He gives a good history of this plus examples of how coverage of MLK's murder was covered-up with psy-ops.
Also see, William Schaap. Attorney. Graduated from the University of Chicago Law School in 1964. Has been a practicing lawyer since then. A member of the bar of the State of New York and of the District of Columbia. Specialized in the 1970's in military law. Practiced military law in Asia and Europe. later became the editor in chief of the Military Law Reporter in Washington for a number of years. In the 70's and 80's he was a staff counsel of the Center for Constitutional Rights in New York City. In the late 1980's was an adjunct professor at John J. College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York where I taught courses on propaganda and disinformation.
Since 1977 or '78, in addition to being a practicing lawyer, was a journalist and a publisher and a writer specializing in intelligence-related matters and particularly their relationship to the media. For more than 20 years he has been the co-publisher of a magazine called the Covert Action Quarterly which particularly deals with reporting on intelligence agencies, primarily U.S. agencies but also foreign.
He published a magazine for a number of years called Lies Of Our Times which specifically was a magazine about propaganda and disinformation. Also he has been the managing director of the Institute for Media Analysis for a number of years. For about 20 years he was one of the principals in a publishing company called Sheraton Square Press that published books and pamphlets relating to intelligence and the media.
He has written dozens of articles on -- particularly on media and intelligence and edited about seven or eight books on the subject. He has contributed sections to a number of other books and has had many of his articles, appear in other publications around the world including New York Times, Washington Post and major media outlets.
In testimony delivered on November 30, 1999 during the trial, "King Family v. Loyd Jowers and Other Unknown Co-conspirators" (aka The Martin Luther King Assassination Conspiracy Trial), co-publisher of Covert Action Quarterly, William Schaap reveals the history of US Government Approved propaganda and disinformation beginning in WWI, accelerating in WWII, going into full-swing during the Cold War.
This is original trial footage never before available to the public, now available to the public courtesy of the plaintiff's lawyer, Dr. William F. Pepper. A history of the trial in book form will soon be available
An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King, New and Updated Edition
http://www.amazon.com/Act-State-Executi ... 966&sr=8-2
Schaap's testimony is in 8 parts:
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p ... 1DC9C0AE84
MLK - Testimony of William Schaap on FBI and CIA Disinfo