Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Passionate Speech

June 6th, 1968:

"I don't believe in the Keystone Kops hypothesis."

Lawrence Teeter, attorney for Sirhan Sirhan, reviews the basics of the RFK case: a one- hour mp3 .

His website is here.

Funeral train:

Two months previously, on April 4th 1968:

"On August 25, 1967, FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover approved a major counterintelligence program, COINTELPRO, to disrupt and discredit left-wing organizations, civil rights demonstrators and anti-war protesters. Hoover directed operations against King in an effort to discredit his leadership and break up the movement.

Convinced that King was a communist, Hoover described him as 'the most dangerous man in America, and a moral degenerate,' and was obsessed with following King's activities. Dozens of internal FBI memoranda document the surveillance and harassment of King. In one incident King's alleged “sexual escapades” were used in an attempt to blackmail him. Shortly before the assassination Hoover distributed an internal memo to the FBI calling for King's 'removal from the national scene.'"

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