Saturday, October 15, 2011

Stuart Wexler and the MLK assassination

FYI, about Stuart Wexler and the MLK assassination.  Stu is working on a book with Larry Hancock which is going to say that yes, James Earl Ray shot Dr. King all on his own because he heard about some scheme the KKK had.  The KKK was offering a big sum of money, $100,000, if only someone would kill Dr. King for them.  Ray heard this in prison and that's why he broke out, to kill King, and to collect the bounty.  The book was previously going to be called "Seeking Armageddon: The Effort to Kill Martin Luther King Jr."  Now it's got a new title "The Awful Grace of God: Racial Terrorism and the Unsolved Murder of Martin Luther King Jr." 

It should be called, "Aw For [ Deleted] Sake: Two Buffoons 

Promote a Lone Nut Story That Even Posner Wouldn't Peddle." 

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  1. Sadly enough, a pivotal moment of American History currently runs the risk of being self-servingly distorted. Specifically, I’m referring to the writing duo of Stuart Wexler and Larry Hancock and their collaborative hodge-podge of a book titled, The Awful Grace of God: Religious Terrorism, White Supremacy and the Unsolved Murder of Martin Luther King.
    Surfing the Net, I stumbled upon an article by Jerry Mitchell, an investigative reporter for the Mississippi Clarion-Ledger newspaper. In an article titled “Justice,” and dated March 11, 2010, Mitchell wrote:
    “On the back roads taken by James Earl Ray prior to killing Martin Luther
    King Jr., a number of calls were made from pay phones to Mississippi, FBI records show.
    “Stuart Wexler and Larry Hancock, authors of a new book, Seeking
    Armageddon: The Effort to Kill Martin Luther King Jr., found the Documents in a search through FBI files.
    “Records detail the FBI’s exhaustive investigation of every pay phone call
    made on the route that Ray and his pal, Charles Stein, took from Los Angeles to New Orleans in mid-December 1967.
    “So far the authors haven’t been able to track down two phone calls made
    to Mississippi . Each number was unlisted.
    “One was to south Jackson [MS]: (601) 372-3537.
    “The other was to Laurel [MS]: (601) 428-8829.
    “In those days, Laurel was the headquarters of the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in Mississippi and the home of Imperial Wizard Sam Bowers. The number here doesn’t match the one for Bowers’ business, Sambo Amusement.
    “FBI records mention the White Knights’ offer of a $100,000 bounty to kill King—a bounty Ray may have believed he would get of he killed King.”

    So, what we have, here, is this: When James Earl Ray and Charlie Stein made the roundtrip from L.A. to New Orleans in mid-December 1967, the FBI was able to track down the “exact route” they traveled?!I doubt either Ray or Stein could’ve retraced that exact same journey with precision. Still, the FBI was able to identify every pay phone call made on the many roads and highways of that trip?! Remember, the FBI are mere human beings; nothing short of a Divinely-inspired magician could’ve identified the “exact” route Ray and Stein traveled and, also, have located ALL the pay phones on that same route, much less have tracked down ALL the calls made from ALL the pay phones!
    There is NOT one single thread of credible evidence to support the theory that James Earl Ray ever made any call, at any time, from a pay phone to ANYONE in Laurel, Mississippi, much less to KKK Imperial Grand Wizard Sam Bowers. The mere implication of such—voiced by Wexler & Hancock, and, worrisomely, perpetuated by investigative journalist Jerry Mitchell—is so lame that it hints of coming from someone who has been clinically diagnosed as “mentally challenged.” It is comparable to the following scenario:
    There is a serial killer on the loose in Seattle ,Washington . You live in Jacksonville , Florida , and, over a period of time, you’ve made a few calls from your home in Jacksonville to several numbers in Seattle . Wexler and Hancock are researching for a book on this Seattle serial killer, and they conclude that since you made some calls to Seattle , you might be in cahoots with the serial killer.
    I did attempt to read Wexler & Hancock’s The Awful Grace of God, but it was so full of flimsy suppositions and so lacking in substance that it proved to be one of the more arduous tasks I’ve undertaken in a long time. However, regarding this book, I did find one aspect to be quite phenomenal: That Wexler & Hancock did manage to bamboozle a publishing house into buying off on this colossal miscarriage of historical justice and get it into print!

    1. Thanks for your post. Is the book out? I thought it wasn't due out until April 10th.