They Slew a dreamer
Tapes were doctored and sent to civil rights headquarters. The tape accusing King of having an extramarital affair. The enclosed note strongly suggesting King kill himself or the tape would be made public.
Agent Art Murtagh, reported that an FBI supervisor jumped for joy when he herd of the King shooting while shouting "They got Zoro! (FBI code name for King) I hope the Son of a bitch dies!"
Christopher Pyle a former military intelligence officer Who exposed the government spying program said "Wherever Dr King went, everybody was watching."(5)
Would the fact King inspired tens of thousands to stand up and take action, be government motive for death? On April 4 1967, a year to the day before the assassination, King announced public opposition to the Vietnam war, and called for both blacks and whites to refuse to serve in Vietnam. The response in the Johnson White house came in the form of Johnson telling a cabinet member "That God damn nigger preacher may drive me from the White house".
FBI agents placed in charge of the probe of Kings assassination, were the same group, along with J. Edgar Hoover, who had been bent on destroying King. These agents had earlier falsified evidence, that pointed to King, and the Civil Rights movement as communist and/or communist inspired. Actually, Communist party members were participants of Kings movement at the lower levels, but King was not a communist. And he had been, it was still no excuse for repression or death. Strangely, numerous individuals to this day vainly cling to this misinformation.
April 4 1968
In Memphis on April 4th 1968, at 6:01 PM a shot cut through the evening sky. A shot destined to throw the United States, and many parts of the world into chaos. Dr. Martin Luther King, Civil Rights leader, trailblazer for equality, was gunned down at the Lorrine Motel.