Was James Earl Ray Innocent Of Shooting MLK?
Shadow Of Doubt
On the anniversary of King’s assassination, it would be a fitting tribute to bring his killer to justice. And by killer, we don’t mean James Earl Ray…
Ray was a petty criminal who had been in and out of jail most of his life. Many people, including Time magazine writer Jack E. White and Reverend Joseph Lowery, co-founder of King’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference, don’t believe Ray was smart enough to pull off the assassination without assistance.
If Ray was such a brilliant planner and sharpshooter, why was he stupid enough to leave the murder weapon at the crime scene? This sounds like the action of a panicked man… the same panicked man was able to somehow get out of the country and evade an international manhunt for a full two months. Then, when he was picked up in London, it was an open and shut case. The fact that his actions point to both stupidity and street smarts intimate that someone else could have pulled the strings behind the scenes.
Read the full story on why Ray may not have been the shooter here.
Ray All The Way
The lone nut always seems to take the fall for prominent assassinations – JFK, RFK, and MLK, just to name a few. It’s convenient, isn’t it? I mean, as long as the killer is just some crazy guy scheming in his basement then after he is locked away the case is closed. No one needs to understand the why of the assassination. If a psychopath pulled the trigger it must be because he is a psychopath. However, in this case, the story holds up.
The evidence of Ray being a lone nut killer is too compelling. He broke out of prison and made his way across the country to Memphis, leaving endless clues in his wake, including the murder weapon, which he ditched (with his fingerprints on it) at the crime scene when spooked by an approaching patrolman. Why would Ray plead guilty to murdering King, then wait years to claim some sort of a conspiracy with a guy named Raul? Raul who? The whole thing makes no sense. There were many people who wanted King’s progressive voice silenced, but there’s no evidence anyone else took action. Ray was a racist, with a real vendetta against African-Americans.
Even if conclusive evidence comes to light that Ray didn’t pull the trigger, the guy had scum all over him.
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