Malcolm X was assassinated on February 21, 1965. Mujahid Abdul Halim (born Talmadge Hayer), Muhammad A. Aziz (Norman Butler) and Khalil Islam (Thomas Johnson) were convicted of the murder, but always maintained their innocence. Given the history of cops falsifying evidence and extracting false confessions and false witness testimony, it’s completely unsurprising that they were innocent.
Ray Wood wrote a deathbed letter in November 2020, outlining how the FBI and NYPD conspired to assassinate Malcolm X.
Fifty-six years after the death of Malcolm X, lawyers revealed what they called new evidence of a conspiracy, perpetrated by the NYPD and the FBI to assassinate the Civil Rights activist in Harlem.
Ray Wood was an undercover police officer at the time – his family and their attorney now claim Wood wrote a letter on his deathbed confessing the NYPD and the FBI conspired to kill the Civil Rights activist.
Malcolm X was gunned down in February 1965 in Harlem during a speaking engagement. Wood’s family says in the letter that Wood wrote, he stated his responsibility was to ensure Malcolm X’s security detail was arrested days before the assassination.
The letter further states this move would guarantee Malcolm X not having door security at the Audubon Ballroom where he was killed.
Now Malcolm X’s three daughters, along with Wood’s family and high-profile Civil Rights attorney Ben Crump, are asking for the murder investigation to be re-opened in light of the new evidence.
From New York 1:
“I participated in actions that in hindsight were deplorable and detrimental to the advancement of my own Black people. My actions on behalf of the New York City Police Department were done under duress and fear,” Reggie Wood, a relative read aloud at a press conference on Raymond’s behalf.
“Any evidence that provides greater insight into the truth behind that terrible tragedy should be thoroughly investigated,” said Ilyasah Shabazz, the daughter of Malcolm X.
“Several months ago, the Manhattan District Attorney initiated a review of the investigation and prosecution that resulted in two convictions for the murder of Malcolm X. The NYPD has provided all available records relevant to that case to the District Attorney. The Department remains committed to assist with that review in any way,” the NYPD said in a statement.
Malcolm X was gunned down at the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights on February 21, 1965.
The FBI says it has no comment.
Of course the FBI wouldn’t comment, not with their long history of racism and history of falsifying evidence in hundreds of cases. And I’m sure the NYPD will close ranks, considering their long history of lying, racism and murder. The NYPD cop who raped Abner Louima with a jagged piece of wood wants to get out of prison because of COVID-19. Let him rot.
If the assassination of Malcolm X is proven, it justifies every accusation made against the FBI and NYPD. They should have to prove their innocence in every case from now on. How about reparations, paid for by the cop union instead of taxpayers?
This is on par with Gary Webb’s proving that the CIA intentionally distributed crack cocaine in Black communities.
By the by, how about justice and reinvestigation of the “case” against political prisoner Leonard Peltier?