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 The still suppressed account of the murder as told by James Earl Ray's lawyer and King's friend: William Pepper
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 Dr. William Pepper
 Maria Gilardin  
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More secrecy surrounds the murder of Martin King than even that of the Kennedies. Dr. Bill Pepper uncovered evidence of the involvement of the Memphis police department, the US government and even the US Army. This story has never been told by the media.
Producer: Maria Gilardin tuc@tucradio.org
Uploaded by: Maria Gilardin tuc@tucradio.org
More secrecy surrounds the murder of Martin Luther King than even that of the Kennedies. Most people still believe that James Earl Ray, who never even had a trial, was the lone assassin. Dr. William Pepper, who became Ray's lawyer, has uncovered evidence of the involvement of the Memphis police department, the US government and even the US Army in a plot to kill one of the most influential leaders of the 20th century. His book: An Act of State, The Execution of Martin Luther King represents a quarter century of detective and legal work.

In a moving turn of circumstance and historic coincidence, Bill Pepper, who today is an author and acclaimed lawyer who practices international law from London and convenes a seminar on interna- tional human rights at Oxford University, is the same Bill Pepper, who as a young man went to Vietnam as a reporter. He returned with photos of children burned by napalm that shocked the world.

Martin Luther King saw those photos in Ramparts Magazine in early 1967. Witnesses say that he wept as he looked at them. He asked to meet the young man who had taken them and thus began a friendship between Martin Luther King and Bill Pepper and the King family that has now lasted over 30 years.

This program presents Pepper's detailed, decade long investigative work of the crime scene around the Lorraine Motel and his discovery of the identity of the person who received the murder weapon from King's assassin and disposed of it.
His work also led to the identity of a second group of people at the crime scene. An Alpha One 84 team was in Memphis on the day of the assassination.

Bill Pepper spoke at a San Francisco bookstore in February of 2003.

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Part One: Why James Earl Ray was not the killer  00:29:00  48Kbps mp3
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Part 2: Involvement of the US army and Memphis police  00:29:00  48Kbps mp3
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