James Earl Ray, Cause Celebre?

Some stand to profit by blaming King's murder on a government conspiracy

Bill Clinton must really have it in for Janet Reno. Why else would the President saddle the Attorney General with the thankless task of reviewing "new evidence" presented by the family of Martin Luther King Jr. about his assassination 30 years ago? The King family claims that convicted assassin James Earl Ray, who died last week, was just a fall guy caught up in a sweeping conspiracy that included then President Lyndon Johnson, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, J. Edgar Hoover, several army units, organized crime figures, the owner of a Memphis diner and, one presumes, space aliens. Talk about a...

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