New Videos Released of MLK Killer James Earl Ray
Shelby County office in Tennessee makes them public
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 4, 2013 4:10 PM CDT
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(Newser) – History buffs, take note. The Shelby County Register's office in Tennessee has released several restored videos of James Earl Ray after his arrest for the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. No bombshells are in the mix, but one shows Ray being read his rights aboard a plane back to Memphis, notes the Huffington Post. (He was arrested in London two months after the 1968 killing.) See all the videos here, though the county office warns that quality is a little shaky because staffers were just learning how to use the equipment.

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Apr 4, 2013 8:57 PM CDT
Today is the 45th anniversary of An Act of State - The Execution of Martin Luther King. "... An Act of State tells the story of how Martin Luther King was killed, not by James Ray, a bumbling patsy, but by a Memphis policeman in league with the Mafia, backed by soldiers — some armed with high-powered rifles, others with cameras to film the event — in a special Military Intelligence unit. The story is broad and deep and implicates high-ranking officers in all the American intelligence and security branches. And it stars Raoul, the assembly line worker now living under government protection. Raoul guided James Ray after his prison escape to a bathroom in a seedy Memphis hotel, above a greasy spoon cafe owned by a sad sack named Loyd Jowers, a creepy old white man having sex with Betty, a 16-year-old black girl. Betty, they say around Memphis, got hooked on drugs and had several illegitimate kids. Pepper, who resides in Cambridge and spends his time practicing law in United States and the United Kingdom, assembles Jowers and Betty and about 70 other witnesses to make a convincing argument that Jowers and known and unknown members of the U.S. government conspired to kill MLK. Indeed, the argument convinced a jury of exactly that in a civil suit brought by the King family against Jowers and the U.S. government. The trial was held in Memphis in 1999, but the Department of Justice, as Pepper explains, buried the verdict beneath an avalanche of lies and distortions, with a little help from its friends in the media."
Apr 4, 2013 6:55 PM CDT
It just angers me, to watch this video all through, and all the time this documentary is being recorded, Dr. King Jr is dead! All the great things that Dr. King said... his tremendously capable mind wiped out with an illogical gunman's bullet for no reason other than that Ray did not like Dr. King Jr. The pathetic appearance of Ray is not one of remorse, it only shows that Ray regrets losing his freedom and he knows his life is changed for ever but only because he is in big trouble. It is such an easy appearance for someone who does not understand the reality of what is being shown to mistakenly take pity on Ray. But Ray is a criminal who is worse than just a murderer... he took our country's future away from us just the same as our country's future was robbed with the killings of John Lenon and John and Robert Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln. And nobody has the right to do those heinous crimes... but that is true of all murders within humanity !!!
Apr 4, 2013 5:16 PM CDT
Has anybody here seen my old friend Tim McVeigh? Do you know where he might be? Well, I just saw him walking up over the hill With Sirhan, Jimmy, and Lee.