I’m reposting this interview seeing as it’s Black History Month. Many people don’t know that there was only ONE SINGLE trial ever held on the murder of Martin Luther King Jr. And a jury found that he was assassinated by government agencies, NOT by James Earl Ray. If you’re learning that for the first time, then you’re truly shocked right now. And you should be. I was too. Literally the ONLY trial ever held. Anyway, that lawsuit was brought by the King family and their lawyer was William Pepper, who has spent decades of his life investigating what REALLY happened to MLK Jr. that horrible day in Memphis. I talked to Pepper for half an hour recently on my show “Redacted Tonight,” and I promise you that your jaw will be on the floor for some of this interview. Please give it a few minutes of your time.
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I would like to speak to you. I am the stand up comedian who moved from Baltimore, Maryland to Nashville, Tennessee to try and help my friend James Earl Ray. During the last 6 (six) months of his life, I saw him at the Lois M. DeBerry Special Needs Facility for an hour a day, 7 days a week with very few exceptions. I visited him approx 140 – 150 times for an hour a day and many of them were inside of his solitary private cell. We were able to talk without the Correction officers listening to us and I had access to all of his belongings and any case files and documents he kept in his cell. You would be surprised at the number of things he had me do and how it affected his case. I smuggled prison documents, letters, etc both out of the prison and into the prison a good 4 or 5 times a week and what I am about to say is something I am extremely proud of doing. I haven’t heard your interview with Pepper but I can promise you he didn’t mention this because I don’t think he has ever mentioned my involvement in ths case even once. If it were not for the actions I took, everyone would be saying – I don’t care what Pepper says about the innocence of James Earl Ray because he signed a full confession admitting his guilt a month or so before he died. The fast answer is ” No, he did not sign a confession ” and that is entirely because of what I did.
The public execution of this Leader has diverted the direction of peace into a spiral of hate that continues to this day.
All the sacrifices and all that hard work, and for what ?!!? so the emergency room doctor can snuff out MLK’s frail life with a pillow in a final stance against any campaign for living peacefully amongst each other?
In the 60’s, we were residents in the beautiful city of Chicago while my Dad attended DeVry University. I remember the horrific losses of Malcolm X, MLK, Robert Kennedy and the slaughter of Sharron Tate. I also remember the glorious achievement in July 1969 when Neil Armstrong stepped onto the moon.
Some folks claim that you can leave these tragic events behind you as you grow up into an adult but the ramifications of those loses really do affect us all today, in one form or another.
Will my generation be alive still to see that day when all the blood that has been spilled upon this earth, in the name of Peace, is enough already???
This Lee Camp article… I will certainly share on my new Twitter name.
Also, if we don’t get nuked anytime soon, I will be out Washington way for your show and I hold you to that pizza ‘n beer.