Monday, March 22, 2010

Don't Buy This Book - Don't Waste Your Time - Don't Waste Your Money

From the Publishers Weekly review:
Starred Review. The counterpoint between two driven men—one by a quest for justice, the other by an atavistic hatred—propels this engrossing study of the King assassination. Sides, author of the bestselling Ghost Solders, shows us a King all but consumed by the flagging civil rights movement in 1968 and burdened by presentiments of death. Pursuing him is escaped convict James Earl Ray, whose feckless life finds a belated, desperate purpose, perhaps stimulated by George Wallace's presidential campaign, in killing the civil rights leader. A third main character is the FBI, which turns on a dime from its long-standing harassment of King to a massive investigation into his murder; in Sides's telling, the Bureau's transoceanic hunt for Ray is one of history's great police procedurals. Sides's novelistic treatment registers Ray as a man so nondescript his own sister could barely remember him (the author refers to him by his shifting aliases to emphasize the shallowness of his identity). The result is a tragedy more compelling than the grandest conspiracy theory: the most significant of lives cut short by the hollowest of men.

"...(the author refers to him by his shifting aliases to emphasize the shallowness of his identity.)" 

Are you kidding? Shallowness of his identity? Where do these lone nut, pro-official story nutcases come up with these ridiculous phrases? Don't you think he just might be using an aliases because he's an escaped convict accused of murder? What an idiot! It's really misdirection. He wants to steer you away from the mystery of the Canadian aliases Ray used because they are the key to the fact that he had help, that he was given the names of real men, that there was a conspiracy.

One of the best books to use as a beginner's guide to the case

This book by the late great Prof. Phil Melanson, though out of print, is arguably the best book to use to start researching this case.


Hello, and welcome to a new blog, "Justice for King."  My hope is that this blog will help in the creation of a MLK Records Act.  The MLK Records Act should be based upon the JFK Records Act. The MLK Records Act should not only declassify and release to the public records and artifacts relating to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King jr., but also gather physical evidence and compel testimony of witnesses to the assassination, and especially of those involved in the investigations of the crime.

The bulk of federal records on the case come from the records of the House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) that investigated the case in the 1970's.  Other records are in the possession of the FBI, CIA and other American intelligence agencies.  There are also records from the Memphis Police Department and Shelby County, Tennessee to acquire.  I shall attempt to compile a detailed but by no means complete list of where investigators should look for MLK records. 

Records from foreign countries should be pursued.  James Earl Ray spent some time in Canada in the cities of Montreal and Toronto.  All Records relating to his Canadian passport under the false name "Mr. Ramon George Sneya," should be acquired.  I believe Ray traveled on this passport to England and then onto Lisbon, Portugal where on May 16, 1968 he turned it in to the Canadian embassy in Portugal because of a spelling mistake.  The last name was supposed to be Sneyd.  All agencies and personnel from Canada, Great Britain and Portugal should be asked to search for and turn over records relating to Ray's travel.

The Canadian Broadcasting Company has investigated the King case over the years.  They and all media outlets both domestic and foreign should be asked to turn over all records, films, photographs, and notes regardless of what media they were originally created on or now stored on of their journalists who have examined the case. At the very least copies of them should be requested.

It is Ray's time in Canada that is the key to unlocking the conspiracy, and I do believe there was a conspiracy.