Zimmerman Trial context: US government guilty of assassinating Dr. Martin King

US corporate media lie about the most important death from racism: US government agencies were found guilty in the King family civil trial for assassinating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

US government “leadership” lie when people like President Obama speak in empathy for Trayvon Martin, saying he could look like a son, while heartlessly drone-killing 16-year-old American Abdul al-Awlaki, wiping imaginary tears with middle fingers on such occasions.

Until the truth is told that the US government assassinated Dr. King to prevent all Americans coming together to end war and poverty, our 1% criminal oligarchy will use or create events such as a murder to encourage Americans’ division rather than unity.

All of us who recognize Orwellian crimes of US “leadership” creatively engage to communicate the “emperor has no clothes” obvious facts to the public. The most elegant solution is for Americans in military and government to recognize unlawful orders centering in war and money, refuse them, and arrest those who issue them.

King family civil trial highlights:

What then is, generally speaking, the truth of history? A fable agreed upon.”  – – Napoleon Bonaparte (1)

“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.” – Coretta Scott King (Martin’s wife), King Family Press Conference, Dec. 9, 1999.

Anyone who wants the most important history of the Vietnam war, and American history, must be briefed of this stunning and game-changing “current event”:

Dr. Martin Luther King’s family and his personal friend and attorney, William F. Pepper, won a civil trial that found US government agencies guilty in the wrongful death of Martin Luther King. The 1999 trial, King Family versus Jowers and Other Unknown Co-Conspirators (2), is the only trial ever conducted on the assassination of Dr. King. The King Center fully documents the case, with full trial transcript.

The King family’s attempts for a criminal trial were denied, as suspect James Ray’s recant of a guilty plea were denied. Mr. Ray said that his government-appointed attorney told him to sign a guilty plea to prevent the death penalty for his part in delivering the murder weapon for Dr. King’s assassination, and to prevent arrests of his father and brother as probable co-conspirators. Mr. Ray produced a letter (3) 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, the King family’s and Mr. Ray’s subsequent requests were denied.

The US government also denied the King family’s requests for independent investigation of the assassination.

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

US corporate media did not cover the trial, interview the King family, and textbooks omit this information. Journalist and author, James Douglass(4):

“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?” ”

For comparison, please consider the media coverage of O.J. Simpson’s trials(5):

“Media coverage of the Simpson trial, which began in January 1995, was unlike any other. Over two thousand reporters covered the trial, and 80 miles of cable was required to allow nineteen television stations to cover the trial live to 91 percent of the American viewing audience. When the verdict was finally read on October 3, 1995, some 142 million people listened or watched. It seemed the nation stood still, divided along racial lines as to the defendant’s guilt or innocence. During and after the trial, over eighty books were published about the event by most everyone involved in the Simpson case.”

The overwhelming evidence of government complicity introduced and agreed as comprehensively valid by the jury includes:

  • US 111th Military Intelligence Group were at Dr. King’s location during the assassination.
  • 20th Special Forces Group had an 8-man sniper team at the assassination location on that day.
  • Usual Memphis Police special body guards were advised they “weren’t needed” on the day of the assassination.
  • Regular and constant police protection for Dr. King was removed from protecting Dr. King an hour before the assassination.
  • Military Intelligence set-up photographers on a roof of a fire station with a clear view to Dr. King’s balcony.
  • Dr. King’s room was changed from a secure 1st-floor room to an exposed balcony room.
  • Memphis police ordered the scene where multiple witnesses reported as the source of shooting cut down of their bushes that would have hid a sniper.
  • Along with sanitizing a crime scene, police abandoned investigative procedure to interview witnesses who lived by the scene of the shooting.
  • The rifle Mr. Ray delivered was not matched to the bullet that killed Dr. King, and was not sighted to accurately shoot.

The King family believes the government’s motivation to murder Dr. King was to prevent his 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.

Please watch this six-minute video of the evidence from the trial(6), and this eight-minute video(7) on the FBI’s disclosures of covert operations against Dr. King, including confirmation from his closest friends and advisors.


1 Conversation with Emmanuel, comte de Las Cases (20 November 1816), Mémorial de Sainte Hélène, v. 4, p. 251.

2 The Martin Luther King Jr. Center. Civil Case: King Family versus Jowers. Transcript of closing statement: http://www.thekingcenter.org/civil-case-king-family-versus-jowers/ .

3 Pepper, William. 2007. Public lecture from the King Family Civil Trial evidence. 3-minute excerpt: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2EE64XHcnI

4 Probe Magazine. The Martin Luther King Conspiracy exposed in Memphis. Douglass, J.: http://ctka.net/pr500-king.html . Mr. Douglass took what he learned from the MLK trial and wrote a book on the explanation and evidence that similar covert US government factions assassinated President Kennedy: JFK and the unspeakable: why he died and why it matters. Reviews for your consideration here and here. Because the evidence for JFK being murdered by interests in our own government is so strong, AP US History teacher John Hankey created this DVD: Dark Legacy.

5 One of many analyses: law.jrank. Media – The O.j. Simpson Case: http://law.jrank.org/pages/12147/Media-O-J-Simpson-Case.html

6 Documentation from the King family, trial information, and video resources: Examiner.com. Martin Luther King assassinated by US government: MLK civil trial decision. Herman, C. Jan. 15, 2011: http://www.examiner.com/la-county-nonpartisan-in-los-angeles/mlk-assassinated-by-us-government-martin-luther-king-civil-1999-decision . For further documentation of evidence: What Really Happened: The Death of Martin Luther King: http://whatreallyhappened.com/RANCHO/POLITICS/MLK/mlk.html

7 RevolutionNewz. MSM blackout – the US govt executed Martin Luther King…Proven in US court, 1999: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k383kA7p7vs

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  • wunsacon

    It’s been a few years that I’ve heard these allegations. I have not read the transcript. But, I will.

    For any other dear readers here, I would like to say I initially thought these allegations to be up there with “faked the moon landing” and “aliens in Area 51”. But, I’m open to reading the transcript because:

    – I read about what J. Edgar Hoover and the Chicago police did to the NAACP, the Black Panthers, and Fred Hampton specifically.

    – I thought again about what happened at Kent State. US soldiers fired live rounds at peaceful protesters.

    – I see what the elites (Bush, Obama) do today. They *prefer* to invade and destroy whole countries rather than stop occasional terrorist plots, which they probably could’ve on 911.

    – Operation Northwoods

    – Think about the mood back in the Cold War, back in the McCarthy era and the 1960’s. The establishment feared commies taking over the world. From their point of view and the Domino Theory, the establishment’s very existence depended on fighting in Vietnam. MLK started opposing it.

    In sum: The establishment targeted civil rights’ leaders (for assassination) and anti-war protesters. MLK was both. Thus, it’s no longer a “stretch of the imagination” for me to imagine the elites, in order to save themselves, assassinated MLK. Many more have been sacrificed when far less was at stake.

    • Carl_Herman

      Yes, this trial is a game-changer because the evidence is overwhelming: both in the trial and our 1% “leaders” ongoing lies to cover-up the public’s understanding of the evidence.

      US leadership should be tried for this murder, not US 99% divided over the tragic homicide of Trayvon.

  • Blair T. Longley

    Great article!

    I have been reading Washingtonsblog for a fair while. For a long time, I felt like it was like watching a sparring match, rather than a serious boxing match. However, this article seems to me to present a change of tone, because it lands some solid punches!

    As I have said before, it appears to me that Washingtonsblog sort of surfs on the edge of news which is just beginning to enter more into the more mainstream consciousness. Therefore, Washingtonsblog appeared to open the envelope, but only slightly …

    This article appears to be a breakthrough to presenting more serious social facts, which DO provide the real historical context of current “news.” This reminds me of the change in public opinions regarding Edward Snowden. Obviously, I have no first-hand knowledge of the degree of “truth” or
    real relevance about the information that Snowden has been said to have made public. However, I find it significant that a majority of Americans now regard his actions to be heroic, rather then traitorous.

    To me, that represents a significant change in the American mass psychology. Small groups of intellectuals have usually known all kinds of things, which the vast majority of Americans never were made aware of. Rather, most Americans have been the victims of the best brainwashing that money could buy since before they were born.

    I find it a sign of the times that Washingtonsblog would publish a harder hitting article like this, which, obviously, I believe is very probably correct.

    • Carl_Herman

      Thanks, Blair. We do our best to match the important facts with what people can recognize.

      Well said: Americans (at least) are victims of the best brainwashing money can buy.

      How do we overcome these lies? Good question! I’ve gone from writing 40+ page briefs for members of Congress and professional publication to abject satire, so I really don’t know, for one. We need to work together, that much is clear. Thank you for your self-expression for all of our freedom.

  • Mike

    Carl,Please describe what you mean instead of repeatedly and exclusively using the metaphor,”the emperor wears no clothes”.Thank you

    • Carl_Herman

      Mike, it’s the story called, “The emperor’s new clothes” that had an emperor parading naked for all to see pretending to be beautifully dressed. The public accepted this lie because they didn’t want to be perceived as foolish for saying something as outrageous that the emperor would parade naked. The parade went on until a child spoke the obvious truth.

      We live in such a world today of obvious crimes centering in war and money by a vicious 1% with lies just as ridiculous.

  • Maybe as a good gesture to the rest of the world the Citizens of the USA could offer up a sacrifice of say our 1,000 top political leaders. Start at the top – All the Bush politicos, the Clintons, Obama, most of the Senate and House, maybe include some top banksters and military industrial complex lobbyists, you get the idea. The 1% movers & shakers.

    Televise their roundup, give them a little trial kinda thingy(kinda like what Saddam got), and then execute all of them, live on main stream media! That would be a good faith gesture to the world that the USA is going to change its ways, and a good lesson for whoever tries to take over afterward of what happens if they take the USA in a similar direction.

  • gozounlimited

    Conspiracy 5/11 – Who Killed Martin Luther King Jr……. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmoPSUTazvQ

  • Rich H

    Thank you for posting this. Perhaps it was last year you posted about the murder of MLK and the trial along with a link to the transcripts. I read those transcripts. For those who haven’t, it will blow your mind.

    How the trial was buried at the time and reported (if at all) as the Kings not letting this go, and closure is beyond me.

    To this day, even on MSN or Yahoo start pages they refer to “mysterious” individuals giving credence to the governments version. But, there’s nothing mysterious at all.

    • Carl_Herman

      You’re welcome, Rich H. Yeah, it’s an assassination of one of our best, obvious by the facts and recorded in court, yet… we still endure these psychopaths as parasites to our wealth and sadists with power.

      How long will this chapter of the story on Earth last? We’ll see.

  • Jay

    sweet jesus christ this is horrific. its august 2013 and neither myself or anyone i know knew about this. this should be one of the biggest news stories in the world right now. it’s ramifications are profound.