from beyond the beef
True & Honest Fan
- Apr 24, 2016
Its dumber than that.I mean, she isnt nessecarily wrong, although the FBI's involvement would have been "indirect", albeit in the losest applicattion of that term. You dont get to call what is one of the biggest names in civil rights a degenerate communist subversive for better part of the past 50 years then turn around and virtue signal on his grave. People calling them out for it, regardless of where you fall on the political aisle, is a good thing.
In 1999, 30 years after the assassination happened, MLK's family brought a wrongful death suit to court against the owner of the motel he was shot at alleging the FBI was involved in a conspiracy to murder MLK. As the FBI was not formally named, they didn't get to defend themselves. Thus the family was awarded what was essentially a default judgment by a jury and $100. The motel owner also thought there was a conspiracy and actually died the following year so he didn't have anything to lose.