1999 civil trial jury finds: Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed in U.S. government conspiracy

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  1. Jess13 Suspended


    Nov 3, 2013
    Assassination Conspiracy Trial


    After four weeks of testimony and over 70 witnesses in a civil trial in Memphis, Tennessee, twelve jurors reached a unanimous verdict on December 8, 1999 after about an hour of deliberations that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated as a result of a conspiracy. In a press statement held the following day in Atlanta, Mrs. Coretta Scott King welcomed the verdict, saying, “There is abundant evidence of a major high level conspiracy in the assassination of my husband, Martin Luther King, Jr. And the civil court's unanimous verdict has validated our belief. I wholeheartedly applaud the verdict of the jury and I feel that justice has been well served in their deliberations. This verdict is not only a great victory for my family, but also a great victory for America. It is a great victory for truth itself. It is important to know that this was a SWIFT verdict, delivered after about an hour of jury deliberation. The jury was clearly convinced by the extensive evidence that was presented during the trial that, in addition to Mr. Jowers, the conspiracy of the Mafia, local, state and federal government agencies, were deeply involved in the assassination of my husband. The jury also affirmed overwhelming evidence that identified someone else, not James Earl Ray, as the shooter, and that Mr. Ray was set up to take the blame. I want to make it clear that my family has no interest in retribution. Instead, our sole concern has been that the full truth of the assassination has been revealed and adjudicated in a court of law… My husband once said, "The moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends toward justice." To-day, almost 32 years after my husband and the father of my four children was assassinated, I feel that the jury's verdict clearly affirms this principle. With this faith, we can begin the 21st century and the new millennium with a new spirit of hope and healing.”​
  2. NT1440 macrumors G5


    May 18, 2008
    Have you read The Devil's Chessboard?

    You'd be shocked at how Allen Dulles ran the CIA from its inception in direct violation of the orders given by every President he ever served under. They were involved in this assassination as well.
  3. citizenzen, Aug 29, 2016
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2016

    citizenzen macrumors 65816

    Mar 22, 2010
    Four weeks of testimony ... 70 witnesses ... and the jury reaches a verdict in just one hour?

    The doesn't sound very deliberative
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    The full transcript is 2735 pages long. I skipped to page 2729 to see the jury's verdict ...
    The next line I find mind-boggling ...
    o_O One hundred dollars?

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