MLK Assassination: Was James Earl Ray Innocent?
James Earl Ray Didn't Do It: Exhibit G
The Case Was Reopened
In 1997, shortly after Ray's death, Attorney General Janet Reno reopened the investigation at the behest of President Clinton. An inquiry took place to establish whether or not the evidence of a larger conspiracy theorized by former FBI Agent Donald Wilson and Memphis bar owner Lloyd Jowers was enough to warrant further investigation. The case was not reopened.
James Earl Ray Didn't Do It: Exhibit H
Lloyd Jowers Confessed
The Wikipedia entry for Jowers offers a stunning tidbit: "In December 1993, Jowers appeared on ABC's Prime Time Live and related the details of an alleged conspiracy involving the Mafia and the U.S. government to kill King. According to Jowers, James Earl Ray was a scapegoat, and not involved in the assassination. Jowers believed that Memphis police officer Lieutenant Earl Clark [who died in 1987] fired the fatal shots." How come we have never heard of this? Author and courtroom witness Jim Douglass attended every day of a wrongful death civil trial the King family brought against Jowers, and noted that no other media attended.
James Earl Ray Didn't Do It: Exhibit I
A Memphis Court Cried Conspiracy
The Memphis civil court awarded the King family a symbolic $100 payment in a wrongful death suit. After a month-long civil trial, the jury decided that Dr. King's death was part of a larger conspiracy that involved Jowers and "unknown" conspirators.
But If James Earl Ray Didn't Do It, Who Did?
There is compelling evidence that proves James Earl Ray wasn't the only one involved in the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. There is a range of theories that suggest Ray was either working with a larger network of white supremacists or was set up by none other than the U.S. government. To understand who might have been behind the assassination, it is first important to understand why someone would have wanted King dead in the first place...