21 Burst results for "Earl Ray"

"earl ray" Discussed on Assassinations

Assassinations

15:20 min | 2 years ago

"earl ray" Discussed on Assassinations

"March Tenth Nineteen sixty-nine James Earl Ray entered a courtroom in Memphis Tennessee ray had been held. In solitary confinement since his arrest nine months earlier and that day as he stepped into a crowded courtroom he saw more people than he'd laid eyes on in months. When the judge asked Rafer his plea ray reply a bit he was guilty? The judge wasn't surprised but still needed to confirm that ray understood what he was doing on the record. The judge asked Ray if he felt he'd been coerced if he understood that he'd be sentenced based based on his plea and if he truly had killed Martin Luther King Junior raise answers were consistent he was guilty and stood by his plea by offering a guilty plea. James Earl Ray ended his trial L. before it could even begin in exchange he wouldn't face the death penalty however this also meant that prosecutors and defense couldn't offer evidence and the public would never hear the full cases for for or against Ray on the basis of race plea. The judge sentenced him to ninety nine years in prison since ray was already forty one years old. This was effectively a life sentence to this day. James Earl Ray has never undergone a full trial. This is particularly important in light of raise surprising actions three days after he offered his guilty plea on March Thirteenth Ray began to dispute the facts facts of the case that he'd already pled guilty to he announced that he wasn't kings killer he'd been set up and had pled guilty due to the bad advice of his lawyer. According to this new story while Ray was traveling in between Mexico and the U._S.. In nineteen sixty seven he'd been approached by a man named roll roll was a member of a conspiracy possibly operating under the direction of the F._B._i.. Or a white supremacist assist hate group committed to killing Dr Martin Luther King Junior according to Ray role had given him instructions that in hindsight were designed to set him up as a patsy he bought the gun on rules instruction he'd checked into Bessie Breuer's rooming house because Raul had told him to at the time of King's assassination ray had been on the other side of the city having his car repaired while the real assassin fired the rifle Rahab pled guilty to a crime he didn't commit because he wanted to avoid the death penalty and now that he'd been sentenced he was ready to tell the truth. Raise pronouncement proved divisive to some like King's widow. Oh Coretta Scott King the new story seemed utterly convincing. She remembered that king had been targeted by white supremacist groups and the F._B._i.. Throughout his life to others raise story seemed suspicious of of course he would renounce his guilty plea while facing the possibility of life in prison within weeks. Journalists and police began to investigate raise claims it proved a difficult task during his imprisonment Ray identified over twenty different individuals as the mysterious Raul including Louisiana State Trooper Raul 's gavel and Baton Rouge Deputy Herman Thompson all of the accused men were able to provide alibis for the days and Times Ray Ray claim to meet with them. Many people resolve that Sh- Rahul didn't actually exist however ray was never given a trial after his initial guilty plea the question of how strong the evidence against Tim was has been up for debate for the half century since King's death guilty or innocent ray was unwilling to spend the remainder of his life in prison he attempted to escape from brushing mountain prison in Nashville Tennessee see twice before he finally breached the walls on his third. Try On June tenth nineteen seventy seven after eight years behind bars ray led a band of six other convicts into the Prison Yard during evening recreation time the later latter they'd fashioned out of wire against the fence climbed over and escaped guards immediately spotted the inmates and opened fire. One escapee was injured but ray and five others successfully escaped for days Tennessee police searched for ray and the other convicts they used bloodhounds to sniff out the trail and by early the next week ray and all the other escapees were found and returned turned to prison raise. Only hope of getting out for good was a new trial in one thousand nine hundred seventy five a series of leaks in scandals revealed abuses of power within the F._B._i.. And C._I._A.. Including think the F._B._I.'s harassment of Dr King as public distrust of the government eroded in one thousand nine hundred seventy six the U._S. House Committee on assassinations opened an investigation into the assassinations of President John F Kennedy and Martin Luther King Junior in Nineteen seventy eight James Earl Ray testified before the house committee he repeated his story about Raul and continued to claim his own innocence after a year of hearing testimony testimony and gathering evidence the U._S.. House Committee on assassinations revealed their findings there was no evidence that Raul existed but they did find compelling evidence of a larger conspiracy to assassinate Martin Martin Luther King Junior the Committee cited raises sudden shift to political activity in nineteen sixty seven and his inexplicable trip to New Orleans the same year both of which suggested he may have been recruited into a conspiracy around at this time additionally they found that raise purchase of a gun subsequent return and purchase of a more powerful rifle was evidence that someone had advised him on which weapon to purchase most compelling of all however over the committee closely tracked raise income and spending from the day of his escape from Missouri State Penitentiary in nineteen sixty seven until his arrest in June of nineteen sixty eight during that year Rayo only reported six hundred sixty four dollars and thirty four cents in income from legitimate work but he spent roughly nine thousand dollars worth close to seventy thousand dollars today adjusting for inflation. Even the most logical explanation was that the rest of his money was earned through criminal activity and given raise relatively unsuccessful record as a petty thief and burglar it was hard to believe he made that kind of money any on his own the committee concluded that Ray was most likely involved in a larger criminal enterprise. Perhaps one that had hired him to kill Martin Luther King the committee's fines caused a stir but they weren't aren't the same thing as a retrial. Their findings had no bearing on raise prison sentence almost two decades after the House Committee released their findings ray found an unexpected ally on March twenty twenty eight thousand nine hundred ninety seven Martin Luther King Junior's youngest son Dexter King visited Ray in prison during this meeting Dexter asked ray about the assassination are just want to ask you for the record record. Did you kill my father rather amazing meeting. Here's a man who's accused of killing Martin Luther King Junior in Memphis in nineteen sixty eight sitting down with this man son and at the conclusion of the meeting Dexter Extra King is saying I believe in my family believes that this man is innocent. After this meeting Dexter King served as a champion for James Earl Ray's case the younger king was instrumental in advocating for a retrial and giving giving ray the opportunity to clear his name it shocked the civil rights community to see Dexter King advocating for the man who had confessed to killing his father in the fall of Nineteen ninety-seven Ray and his lawyer finally. Finally received a ruling that the Tennessee Criminal Court of Appeals would hear his case unfortunately raise youth spent heavily drinking had caught up with him he suffered from cirrhosis and was too sick to stand trial while his lawyer William Pepper explained the situation to the press in nineteen ninety eight. He's dying. We we've been unsuccessful thus far in raising the funds for a liver transplant at <hes> it. It doesn't look very good if he dies of course the repetition dies with him and <hes> he came out of a coma recently and had holding his own but he.

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"earl ray" Discussed on Ross Patterson Revolution!

Ross Patterson Revolution!

02:49 min | 2 years ago

"earl ray" Discussed on Ross Patterson Revolution!

"You're still on the fence or you're not sure I think one is real real what's another one? The sound thing. I think Israel. Yeah. I mean, this is just a matter of like who's doing it. So it is obviously real after reading this like, I don't. I don't flatter. Okay roofing. This saucer thing from Russia. I can I can get behind them. Okay. I could possibly get behind that. For sure. Bush being behind the nine eleven attacks. Go down there by I mean, he's not sworn enough. Well, he's not. But maybe he's dumb enough. So that other people can under his nose do things. But I don't see it with him. So I can't get buying that one either. Yeah. I don't know. Yeah. So. So what else is there? It's just to the king killed by the government. I believe I mean that really this is how this what about that one? You think king was killed by the government? No, really, why would he be what was he doing that was going to threaten civil rights and everything that was going on at the time like. You might father interviewed him in prison. James Earl Ray. Yeah. What did he say? He said. Hired him. Correct. He said that he was innocent. And that he was the fall guy for this. And then the king family. I don't know if you remember I was young you might be super young because you're beautiful who's younger than me super young that. No. But so my father in prison, and he said he was innocent. The king family later came out said, hey. We think he's innocent to. Let's let's have a retrial, and they did it on like FOX or something. Okay. Do you remember this? Now, they did a whole thing on on FOX. And they had a jury and all this shit. And they retry the case and everything else, and they came back with the same conclusion and the king family did it on their own just because they wanted an answer to it. Right. So. You'll never know he entered dying in jail. But yeah. But you know, once you're in jail like that too. It's you know, and if you did do it. I don't know. What you're I don't know what his credibility is. I don't know what his life was before that. I don't either. So with that. It's. I'm I would say no, I would say it would someone like what's happening now with all the crazy protests. Actually, you know what I still have the letters. Yeah. I still have the letters from James Earl Ray from prison to my dad..

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"earl ray" Discussed on Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy Theories

02:41 min | 2 years ago

"earl ray" Discussed on Conspiracy Theories

"Was pronounced dead at Saint Joseph hospital in Memphis. What followed was a two month long. Man hunt for James Earl Ray until he was caught on June eighth nineteen sixty eight about a year later on March tenth nineteen sixty-nine. James Earl Ray pled guilty and was sentenced to ninety nine years in the Tennessee State penitentiary, too, many, this is the end of the story Justice was served James Earl Ray was punished for his hideous crime. But others the truth. Isn't that simple? Then he fears believe James Earl Ray was merely one piece in a massive puzzle of the deadly conspiracy. Some even believe he was not a part of the assassination at all. This brings us to our first major theory conspiracy theory number one James Earl Ray was framed under this theory, James Earl Ray wasn't directly involved in the murder of MLK. In fact, he was just a scapegoat that was blamed for the murder. So the real killer could get away free and believe it or not there is actually a surprisingly large amount of evidence to suggest that this theory is correct on the greatest support being the murder weapon it self as we mentioned in the teaser, the Remington rifle and a pair of Benach yours were left outside the crime scene. The initial police report read quote package dumped close to the site which included a rifle and Benach yours. Both with Ray's fingerprints. And quote this package was not damaged suggesting Ray did nothing to hide his evidence. He simply left it behind as you may recall, the rifle and Benach years left behind were paramount. In starting. The manhunt for James Earl Ray from the moment. These items were found Ray became the sole suspect in the crime will this was mainly because the murder weapon had James Earl Ray's prince all over it. Now, it's possible that James Earl Ray panicked after he shot MLK and left the crime scene as fast as possible the leaving the murder weapon behind, but he should have wiped his prince off the gun at the very least after all Ray was no stranger to crime in nineteen fifty to raise arrested for robbing taxi driver at gunpoint of Illinois. He then robbed a Kroger store at gun point seven years later in nineteen fifty nine after both crimes he hid the assault weapon in his apartment or motel race was familiar with firearms and had used them all his life to get his way. It seems very sloppy for him to suddenly make a careless mistake and abandoned the murder weapon. If this is all sounding little too convenient.

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"earl ray" Discussed on The Next Best Thing

The Next Best Thing

01:33 min | 2 years ago

"earl ray" Discussed on The Next Best Thing

"The federal government. I think when the FBI sent out a memo asking for suggested countermeasures quote unquote against a king presidential candidacy, and when the CIA portrays king as the most dangerous national security threat in the country that there are some renegades or some paranoids agencies like that who will take the law into their own hands. James Earl Ray, according to Milan was just a pawn of these powerful forces. I believe James over eight did not know who kill Martin Luther King or perhaps even that an assassination was coming down to millennium suspects. The government was involved in king's murdered others. Look at the evidence and point of finger at another institution in American society. Martin Luther King was killed as a result of a mafia contract. He was shot by sharp shooter in the bushes behind the rooming house, oh, for God's sakes. Now, I was just I was just starting to think of you know, maybe they have a point. I mean because I said before we heard any of this. I said I could see the FBI perhaps having a hand in this. They had tried to get him to kill himself. You know for God's say. But now we're going to say it was the mafia why the fuck and mafia want him dead introduces. The story seems tailor-made for a conspiracy movie. A national leader is murdered..

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"earl ray" Discussed on Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy Theories

05:16 min | 2 years ago

"earl ray" Discussed on Conspiracy Theories

"What could he possibly do to turn the tide in early nineteen sixty eight a short news item in the Atlanta Journal constitution caught kings? I it was the story of two sanitation workers in Memphis Tenn. See Robert Walker an echo coal caught in torrential. Downpour. Walker and coal sought refuge in the stored. Cylinder of the garbage truck. They worked on the machine. Malfunctioned crushing them to death on February eleventh over nine hundred of Memphis sanitation workers went on strike. The walkout was organized. By pastor James Lawson, a close friend of Dr king Lawson urge king to come to Memphis in order to focus national attention on the strike. It was a worthy cause and a chance. King couldn't pass up. Here was an opportunity to renew the promise of non violent protests to show a fractured movement. There was a better way forward when Dr king arrived in the city. He went straight to Mason temple to lead a rally upon arrival. He was told that the expected crowd of ten thousand was not coming after all instead fifteen thousand had come. As he addressed the assembly king promised to lead a March straight through the heart of Memphis. He asked the people to join him, and they enthusiastically agreed for a moment. He seemed to have successfully turned the tide. But the moment would not last the March in Memphis was an unmitigated disaster. What began as a peaceful demonstration quickly devolved into king's worst nightmare. A militant youth group called the invaders took over the March smashing windows along the road and turning it into a looting spree in response. The police beat maced and teargassed any protesters. They could get their hands on at the center of the chaos. Dr king was quickly escorted away by city officials at the end of the day over one hundred people were in jail and a sixteen year old boy had been shot to death by police officer hold up in the Lorraine, motel king feared his enemies within. In the movement were right about him. The man of peace was causing more harm than good. At that moment on the other side of the country. James Earl Ray was packing his bags. There was nothing unusual about his decision to strike out. Again, he didn't tend to stay in one place, very long. But this move was different this time. He didn't just have a destination in mind he had a person specifically he had a target. He packed all of his belongings in the back of a white, Mustang and peeled out of the hotel parking lot James Earl Ray was coming for Martin Luther King junior. Up next will look at the official story of what happened on April fourth nineteen sixty eight now back to the story. On March twenty nine th nineteen sixty eight James Earl Ray arrived in Alabama hoping to find Martin Luther King junior. The Reverend was not there. But the aero marine supply company was Ray walked out of the sporting goods store with a Remington game master hunting rifle in hand along with the Redfield telescopic scope and several boxes of ammunition. He now had a gun but lacked a clear plan he checked into Atlanta hotel and scour the newspapers for any mention of Dr king April. I brought a report that king was returning to Memphis to hold a second demonstration less than a week. After the disastrous first attempt that was all the incentive rain needed to pack. The rifle into his Mustang and hit the road again on April third nineteen sixty eight. A storm was brewing over Memphis, dark, clouds rumbled. With thunder James Earl Ray road into town that night, Martin Luther King junior appeared at the Mason temple rally. The three thousand attendees hung on his every word, and though his speech was rousing optimistic. The substance reveal the man who knew in end was coming kings. Final message to his followers was to press on even in his absence. Like so many revolutionaries before him king had long guest. He would meet an early death that night in the packed church. He shared a final message of hope the next morning Ray read about king's speech over breakfast. The newspaper included a photo of king standing on the balcony of the Lorraine motel the door behind him. Was clearly marked three oh six. Ray spent the afternoon scouting the motel. There was a visible police presence. He would have to find a safer vantage point, he founded at a rooming house on four twenty two and a half, south main street Ray checked in and the manager showed him to roommate..

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"earl ray" Discussed on The RFK Tapes

The RFK Tapes

02:11 min | 3 years ago

"earl ray" Discussed on The RFK Tapes

"Back in the interrogation room from the top of the show surgeon jordan's still can't get the young man with the peaceful is to tell them his name you as a suspect and we're attempting to get information from you i mean you know that that relate parts on the table as we get our even on you you are who the hell anyway start this is dr of the show has become one of the most notorious political assassins in american history joining the likes of john wilkes booth lee harvey oswald and james earl ray men normally known by all three of their names but this man is name only to today well actually just one charged in the assassination of senator robert kennedy is twenty four year old serhan sihran the young arab rooted in the proud unnoticed until he fired the filling of the senators brain and if the trial sirhan sirhan told his side of the story where the fourth straight day the witness stand today it is trial for the murder of senator robert kennedy cbs news correspondent bill stuff reports from los angeles today for the first time sirhan sirhan told his version of the murder of robert kennedy he cursed the late senator saying kennedy had betrayed him by urging the sale of us jets to israel he told chief prosecutor lin contin i have a a built in bug in this brain of mine against the jews zionist the israeli and another point he told chief prosecutor lin contin of an arab proverb any friend of my enemy is my enemy sirhan sirhan admitted to killing our f k saying he did it for political reasons it his habit of seizing on specifics reciting dates and places gave way to pull blank when it came to the night of the shooting he remembers he said nothing the prosecution didn't think he remembers things thinks safely and comfortable answer yes to hide lack of memory he's lying then you say lying on the.

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"earl ray" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

02:13 min | 3 years ago

"earl ray" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"So he goes through the kitchen he got shot he gets killed he dies sure hand is arrested in doesn't he admit through his attorney that he was guilty but i mean if california nineteen sixty eight you admit okay and that and that takes the death penalty table and he's still alive and he's still in jail you still you still your fifty years i can't fathom i've been trained by the way paul to interview him i we've come close but they keep saying we we need to wait for another parole hearing because they didn't want anything to screw it up i can't get my interview with him but gosh it would be a classic for me i know how many how many parole hearings had he had yeah i know this point and again if he was if he was the killer you know life jail i'm fine with that okay however if he wasn't if he did not fire the fatal shot even though he may have intended i have a hard time basically two thirds of his life has been in prison at this point well they've got to find the the shooter them and it's been fifty years never we never going to find out who it is what we have to do is have a retrial whereby preponderance of the evidence they proved that sirhan sirhan inflicted gunshot and i don't think the evidence is there and it's not as it's crazy paul w they're saying the evidence is there you know it's bobby kennedy junior who's a pretty authoritative quite frankly a rather gifted warrior has own right as well as one one of the other children plus pulse rate who keeps maintaining that the bullet struck him and the both and kenny were not advice nations i mean there's doubt about leia's hurry oswald there's doubt about that that he acted alone or that he was even part of that the martin luther king family has doubts about james earl ray the sun doesn't believe james earl ray did it and now we have a robert f kennedy jr having doubts about sirhan sirhan three assassinations and three in and family members or people don't believe that the apparent assassin had anything to do with them it is of funny i'm not i'm not an expert on the.

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"earl ray" Discussed on 710 WOR

710 WOR

01:41 min | 3 years ago

"earl ray" Discussed on 710 WOR

"All and and so he'd just he'd gone out to check with the person who was going to drive him to dinner and they were ready and then gone back in to get us code and he was just standing there for the second time and we have a record of this because he was actually being observed by a police officer taking notes across the street at a fire station so we even know the exact timing of the shooting and and there's no doubt that he was shot from across the street we just unfortunately they did not do a good autopsy we don't have a very good trajectory for the the shot so it's impossible to say much more than it came from across the street but it's still was sane one of the problems with his whole thing is that it if james earl ray had been fully in tuned to setting up and doing this assassination he was in a wrong place for his room that he got did not have a good view especially good shooting view you could use binoculars and see across the street but getting a rifle in the window and taking the shot was a problem which nominally speaking ended up using the bathroom down the hall but it's all very strange because he took all of this stuff into the room apparently was going gonna stay the night still and i think he was there to turn the rifle over to someone else in the attack was actually going to occur on live tv the next day which would have been a tremendous incitement to racial violence oh my god it would have been unbelievable the witnesses that were on the balcony with him the two of them on that.

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"earl ray" Discussed on WHO NewsRadio 1040 AM

WHO NewsRadio 1040 AM

02:06 min | 3 years ago

"earl ray" Discussed on WHO NewsRadio 1040 AM

"The beginning but we actually think that the best explanation although it's it's not as definitive for us is other things in the case is that what happened was was that james earl ray was involved on the periphery at the for most of the crime they didn't have any intention of james earl ray being a shooter but we ultimately believe that james earl ray literally and figuratively jumped the gun in hopes of getting a larger share of the bounty and if you read the book we give again the physical evidence doesn't go is not nearly as definitive as it would be in other cases that you would hope but in terms of the logic of it that is what really helps make sense of memphis and not no it's a controversial claim we just ask the people who are listening to have that same open mind that you insisted of the person who called who was skeptical of ufo sightings so i think if you keep an open mind and read are sort of justification for it you may wind up being convinced that something that you might not otherwise have been convinced larry i've always been baffled at why martin luther king junior was on the dow balcony at his hotel at the lorraine motel in memphis tennessee and then the shooter was conveniently setup out there that that his always been strange to me any thoughts on that part of that we can certainly not king actually and unfortunately had had been out on the balcony a couple of times and he was staying in the motel room he'd been having meetings all day long and he was about to go out for dinner and this wasn't like a vegas suite or anything it was just a small room wasn't it it's the sort of motel that we older folks are used to to two story motel railing on the second floor individual rooms all opening out so no not at.

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"earl ray" Discussed on 710 WOR

710 WOR

02:04 min | 3 years ago

"earl ray" Discussed on 710 WOR

"That the best explanation although it's it's not as definitive for us is other things in the case is that what happened was was that james earl ray was involved on the periphery at the for most of the crime they didn't have any intention of james earl ray being shooter but we ultimately believe that james earl ray literally and figuratively jumped the gun in hopes of getting a larger share of the bounty and if you read the book we give again that the physical evidence doesn't go is not nearly as definitive as it would be in other cases that you would hope but in terms of the logic of it that is what really helps make sense of memphis and not it's a controversial claim we just ask the people who are listening to have that same open mind that you insisted of the person who called who was skeptical of ufo sightings so i think if you keep an open mind and read are sort of justification for it you may wind up being convinced that something that you might not otherwise have been convinced of i've always been baffled at why martin luther king junior was on the balcony at his hotel at the lorraine motel in memphis tennessee and then the shooter was conveniently setup out there that is always been strange to me any thoughts on that part of that we can certainly not thirteen actually and unfortunately had had been out on the balcony a couple of times and he was staying in the motel room you've been having meetings all day long and he was about to go out for dinner and this wasn't like a vegas suite or anything it was just a small world wasn't it it's it's the sort of motel that we older folks are used to to two story motel railing on the second floor individual rooms all opening out so no not at.

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"earl ray" Discussed on 710 WOR

710 WOR

01:54 min | 3 years ago

"earl ray" Discussed on 710 WOR

"Believe that he was not a racial terrorist a radical of that sort and assassin but the one constant that comes out of it all is that james earl ray was was always on the lookout for money and that's what we think that he found in the kennedy assassination and followed up on a a bounty offer that eat actually heard about while in prison why did he plead guilty to the nation basically offer his his lawyer convinced him that a guilty plea was the only thing that would get him out of a death sentence and he was scared of a death penalty but he really wasn't serious about the plea because after he made the plan was convicted he immediately recanted and ask for new trial he did he did and the family of martin luther king junior has always believed that james earl ray was not the assassin correct they believe that they've been they they largely believe a particular version of what happened that day and you know the evidence in memphis on the surface is certainly muddled and inconclusive as to who the identity of the actual shooter is but we we contend though is if you if you use some commonsense i'm logic it becomes clearer avenue as to what may have happened there the big picture being that you have to try and resolve two things that it doesn't seem like if it was just one guy say james oray that it was a well planned out.

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"earl ray" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

WIBC 93.1FM

01:53 min | 3 years ago

"earl ray" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"Believe that he was not a racial terrorist a radical of that sort and assassin but the one constant that comes out of it all is that james earl ray was was always on the lookout for money and that's what we think that he found in the kennedy assassination and followed up on a a a bounty offer that he'd actually heard about while in prison why did he plead guilty to the nation basically offer his his lawyer convinced him that guilty plea was the only thing that would get him out of a death sentence and he was scared of a death penalty but he really wasn't serious about the plea because after he made the plea and was convicted he immediately recanted and ask for a new trial and the family of martin luther king junior has always believed that james aurorae was not the assassin correct they believe that they've been they they largely believe a particular version of what happened that day and you know the evidence in memphis on the surface is certainly muddled and inconclusive who the identity of the actual shooter is but we we contend though is if you if you use some common sense and logic it becomes clearer avenue as to what may have happened there the big picture being that you have to try and resolve two things that it doesn't seem like if it was just one guy say james oray that it was a well planned out.

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"earl ray" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

WCBM 680 AM

02:10 min | 3 years ago

"earl ray" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

"He was not a racial terrorist a radical of that sort and assassin but the one constant that comes out of it all is james earl ray was was always on the lookout for money and that's what we think that he found in the kennedy assassination and followed up on a bounty offer that he'd actually heard about while in prison why did he plead guilty to the nation basically his offer his lawyer convinced him that a guilty plea was the only thing that would get him out of a death sentence and he was scared of a death penalty but he really wasn't serious about the plea because after he made the plan was convicted he immediately recanted and asked for new trial he did he did in the family of martin luther king junior has always believed that james was not the assassin correct they believe that they've been they they largely believe a particular version of what happened that day and you know the evidence in memphis on the surface is certainly muddled and inconclusive as to who the identity of the actual shooter is but we we contend though is if you if you use some commonsense i'm logic it becomes clearer avenue as to what may have happened there the big picture being that you have to try and resolve two things that it doesn't seem like if it was just one guy say james oray that it was a well planned out facination we're talking the actual day not necessarily overall but on the other hand it doesn't look like it's a very well planned out or well thought out assassination if it was a conspiracy so our book killing king tries to thread that needle.

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"earl ray" Discussed on 1410 WDOV

1410 WDOV

02:19 min | 3 years ago

"earl ray" Discussed on 1410 WDOV

"Into the robert kennedy assassination and we had started to look at a certain set of suspects that somebody else had implicated in rfk's murder and we we looked into it and we dismissed it there but what we found was some intriguing evidence to suggest that these people like kathy ainsworth and tommy parents to terrorists from mississippi racial terrorists that they had something to do with the king assassination and that sort of took us down a journey that had many different almost independent angles that kept on aligning with each other and aligning on this ideas we explore in our book that this was almost an active religious terrorism of white supremacist terrorism against martin luther king larry when you began to investigate this case you started uncovering some pretty strange facts we did and one of the things that we began to uncover was that actually the the fbi investigation and now select committee investigation had turned up some some fascinating leads and suspects that could be taken a lot further and we were kind of amazed that their investigation hadn't gone nearly as far as it should have new a reporter in saint louis john bell who knew the brothers of james earl ray quite well he always believed that either james earl ray did not do it or definitely was one of the minor players in that situation you to conclude almost the same thing now don't you yes we do i i would say it's fair that everything that you can learn about james earl ray and about his life would would lead you to believe that he was not a racial terrorist a radical of that sort and assassin but the one constant that comes out of it all is that james earl ray was was always on the lookout for money and that's what we think that.

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"earl ray" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

WCBM 680 AM

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"earl ray" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

"Into the robert kennedy assassination and we had started to look at a certain set of suspects that somebody else had implicated in in rfk's murder and we we looked into it and we dismissed it there but what we found was some intriguing evidence to suggest that these people like kathy ainsworth and tommy parents to terrorists from mississippi racial terrorists that they had something to do with the king assassination and that sort of took us down a journey that had many different almost independent angles that kept on aligning with each other and aligning on this ideas exploring a book that this was almost an active religious terrorism of white supremacist terrorism against martin luther king agree began to investigate this case you started uncovering some pretty strange facts we did and one of the things that we began to uncover was that actually the the fbi investigation and now select committee investigation had turned up some some fascinating leads and suspects that to be taking a lot further and we were kind of amazed that their investigation hadn't gone nearly as far as it should have new a reporter in saint louis john obel who knew the brothers of james earl ray quite well he always believed that either james earl ray did not do it or definitely was one of the minor players in that situation you to conclude almost the same thing now don't you yes we do i i would say it's fair that everything that you can learn about james earl ray in about his life would would lead you to believe that.

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Bells across the nation will toll 39 times to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

03:01 min | 3 years ago

Bells across the nation will toll 39 times to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

"Independent voter and he starts doing his homework now if you don't concern yourself too early it could become too late really quick so it's never too early to never too early this is npr news san francisco's high housing costs have been chasing artists away what did the city found a way to keep them well with the artist preference those would be unit specifically earmarked for people who qualify working artists cultural workers so would increase their chances within a lottery i'm brian watt teachers have their preference for new housing why not artists learn more today on morning edition one of the stories ahead we have morning edition kiki reading news brian watt will be reporting throughout the morning and you can hear that specific segment at six twenty three and again at eight twenty three am stay tuned for forum later this morning forum will be bringing you the latest on the shooting yesterday at the youtube headquarters in san bruno that's from nine to nine thirty michael returns with a discussion about president trump's announcement that his administration plans to militarily guard the border with mexico those topics and more on forum later this morning at nine from npr news in washington i'm dave mattingly later today bells will be ringing across memphis tennessee and other cities in the us to mark fifty years since the assassination of dr martin luther king junior the civil rights leader was shot to death on a balcony of the lorraine motel in memphis by james earl ray in atlanta kings children will be gathering at their father's gravesite taylor gant with georgia public broadcasting has more bernice king dexter scott king and martin luther king the third will gather at their parents crips tonight in atlanta the surviving children will they reads at the burial site for dr king and his wife kereta scott king a ceremonial gong will be struck thirty nine times just after six o'clock central when king was shot in memphis for us marines are presumed dead after their helicopter crashed during a training mission in southern california eric anderson with member station k p b s says the aircraft went down yesterday afternoon a few miles from the mexico border the craft they were flying in was a c h fiftythree e super stallion helicopter that's large enough to carry up to fifty marines or thirty thousand pounds of cargo the helicopter was with the.

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4 presumed dead in Marine helicopter crash in Southern California

03:01 min | 3 years ago

4 presumed dead in Marine helicopter crash in Southern California

"Independent voter and he starts doing his homework now if you don't concern yourself too early it could become too late really quick so it's never too early to never too early this is npr news san francisco's high housing costs have been chasing artists away what did the city found a way to keep them well with the artist preference those would be unit specifically earmarked for people who qualify working artists cultural workers so would increase their chances within a lottery i'm brian watt teachers have their preference for new housing why not artists learn more today on morning edition one of the stories ahead we have morning edition kiki reading news brian watt will be reporting throughout the morning and you can hear that specific segment at six twenty three and again at eight twenty three am stay tuned for forum later this morning forum will be bringing you the latest on the shooting yesterday at the youtube headquarters in san bruno that's from nine to nine thirty michael returns with a discussion about president trump's announcement that his administration plans to militarily guard the border with mexico those topics and more on forum later this morning at nine from npr news in washington i'm dave mattingly later today bells will be ringing across memphis tennessee and other cities in the us to mark fifty years since the assassination of dr martin luther king junior the civil rights leader was shot to death on a balcony of the lorraine motel in memphis by james earl ray in atlanta kings children will be gathering at their father's gravesite taylor gant with georgia public broadcasting has more bernice king dexter scott king and martin luther king the third will gather at their parents crips tonight in atlanta the surviving children will they reads at the burial site for dr king and his wife kereta scott king a ceremonial gong will be struck thirty nine times just after six o'clock central when king was shot in memphis for us marines are presumed dead after their helicopter crashed during a training mission in southern california eric anderson with member station k p b s says the aircraft went down yesterday afternoon a few miles from the mexico border the craft they were flying in was a c h fiftythree e super stallion helicopter that's large enough to carry up to fifty marines or thirty thousand pounds of cargo the helicopter was with the.

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New York Joins With Other States in Lawsuit to Stop Census’ Citizenship Question

Morning Edition

02:18 min | 3 years ago

New York Joins With Other States in Lawsuit to Stop Census’ Citizenship Question

"From npr news in washington i'm dave mattingly today marks fifty years since the assassination of dr martin luther king junior he was shot to death on a balcony of the lorraine motel in memphis tennessee npr's debbie elliott says king's death is being remembered across the us including memphis civil rights leaders will be sharing remembrances and reflecting on martin luther king's legacy the theme this week has been where do we go from here with calls for a renewed movement at six zero one local time bells will toll throughout memphis thirty nine times for the years king lived james earl ray pleaded guilty to kings shooting death police in san bruno california say they don't believe the woman who wounded three people at the headquarters of youtube specifically targeted her victims investigators say the three were shot yesterday before the thirty nine year old woman took her own life police chief ed barberini says the first nine one one calls were received at twelve forty six in the afternoon local time we had three officers arrive within two minutes so i think we're on twelve forty eight they entered the building it's all large obviously a large number of people fleeing the building the woman's father tells the bay area news group his daughter was angry with you too because it had stopped paying for video she posted on the platform wall street futures are sharply lower this morning dow futures off four hundred forty points i'm dave mattingly in washington and i'm richard hake on wnyc in new york new york in eighteen other states are suing to keep the trump administration from adding question to the citizenship on the twenty twenty cents state attorney general eric schneiderman is leaving the coalition at a news conference with immigrant advocates he says the question could scare off immigrants the prospect of someone saying i am from the trump administration knocking on your door to ask a question about citizenship would understandably provoke real fear he says the people are afraid to fill out the census that could lead to an undercount which means new york and other states may lose federal funding the trump administration says almost every census up to nineteen fifty asked about citizenship and the data will help determine if any noncitizens are registered to vote in any area of the country bail reform did not make it into this year's new york.

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YouTube shooter thought company was "ruining her life," family says

News, Traffic and Weather

01:57 min | 3 years ago

YouTube shooter thought company was "ruining her life," family says

"From abc news i'm sharon reed turns on anger may have been the motive behind the shooting at youtube headquarters in northern california nasi damn it appears had a beef with you too she was reportedly a user of youtube but at a website with an apparent manifesto on it targeting the company for censorship and not paying for video content police have said this case has no link to terrorism and the dog damn had no direct connection to the company police now saying there is no evidence og damn new whenever victims or targeted anyone specifically alex stone abc news at youtube headquarters in san bruno california the woman's father told the bay area news group that he had worn police that she hated the company might be headed that way three people were wounded one critically the shooter authorities say turned the gun owner self the department of homeland security revealing that rogue devices capable of tracking cell phones and intercepting messages have been discovered installed around the nation's capital socalled cell phone sites simulators trick mobile devices in the walking onto these rogue sites instead of the real cell towers dhs has not identified who is behind this or where exactly the devices were placed this remains a real mystery dhs saying only they have observed anomalous activity abc news chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz it was fifty years ago today that into sassan shot and killed martin luther king junior americans holding memorials for the civil rights leader today we're luther king junior was in memphis trying to improve working conditions for black sanitation workers hours after he arrived james earl ray targeted him a sniper's bullet cut down dr king as he stood on a hotel balcony in memphis ever king it created a civil rights earthquake in the nation in insured thirty nine years civil rights leader celebrating his life fifty years after the assassination andy.

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"earl ray" Discussed on WGTK

WGTK

02:21 min | 3 years ago

"earl ray" Discussed on WGTK

"James earl ray was a career criminal he was serving a twenty year sentence in missouri in one thousand nine hundred sixty seven he escaped from that sentence and he went over to mexico and he was producing pornographic movies believe it or not in mexico and then he got really mobilized by the george wallace campaign and he came back to the united states and when he came back to the united states under an alias as an a wanted escaped con who would dodged a twenty year sentence for violent crime he had no trouble at all buying a rifle with a scope and that was the gun that was used to kill dr king i think everybody listening to me can agree that we want enough gun controls to make sure that no future james earl ray gets anything like that and i think we have it in most places now we do it and and and but the point of my column was that i want i'm a former high school teachers you know and i'd love to talk to the students who are racing around cnn spouting far left talking points that are handed to them before they go on the air and i'd like to say look just take just examine what's happening in chicago and cook county that's where chicago is illinois they have very stringent gun control laws in the state of eleanor as well that is the murder capital of the united states did you know michael that sense rahm emanuel the uber left mayor of chicago was office six and a half years ago more people have been murdered in chicago then american personnel killed in afghanistan ellen by far by far they were two thousand ten channel two thousand seventeen dangerous in chicago than it is for americans fighting the taliban and qaeda in afghanistan except here go ahead yeah i was gonna say accept the the one thing is if you look at it things got better in two thousand seventeen from two thousand sixteen they went from some little bit well for seven hundred seventy one murders down to six hundred fifty sill way too many but you know why they hired more cops right i want more cops you know how to handle it but what my point was was not that the chicago police don't know what to do i think they.

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"earl ray" Discussed on KOIL

KOIL

02:13 min | 3 years ago

"earl ray" Discussed on KOIL

"A rifle who's going to kill him the next day james earl ray was the and how did he decide that his paths it intersect with martin luther king junior james earl ray was a lifelong losing her a petty criminal who came from a generation of criminals committed a series of armed robberies burglaries and staffs sentenced to twenty years in prison for robert grocery store then he escaped in march nineteen sixty seven one year before he killed martin luther king but he didn't escaped the hunt dr king he went on a journey of rediscovery he went to canada mexico california he had plastic surgery to fix this knows he took dancing lessons bartending lessons selfhypnosis he went to california to try to we discover himself in the asian require yes and then out of nowhere in march 1968 a year later dr king went to los angeles to speak there well ray was living king left town and that very day james earl ray got it as mustang and drove all the way across america back to the deep south and three weeks later he killed dr martin luther king to this day we don't know why because he wasn't a member of the clan he wasn't racing violent he wasn't an educator yes he shared the prejudices and racism of a manama's class and time but he wasn't obsessed with dr king mistake we don't know exactly why i vice theories on weiwei did it uh but we can't prove it well i'd love i'd love to hear what your theory might be well what is there were rumors that wealthy southern racist white men had put up a fifty or one hundred thousand dollars or more for the death of dr king one of them raise brother said jimmy never did anything if it wasn't for money how would rate of collective the reward has already gotten in touch with these and uh i do suspect that one or two others helped him plan these guys nation and certainly helped him escape i think it's to this so there's nothing to raise background wife's think he wanted to achieve something he was nothing through his whole life he spent thirteen years in prison minimum wage jobs petty crimes a lifelong loser but there is evidence that he wanted to be known and remember oh earlier and it's like.

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