Based up this interview and this information, Jerry Ray concluded that Huie did not really care about him and his brother. There were two state laws on the books at the time which said that if a presiding judge gets such a request within 30 days of the previous proceeding, and he dies before he can act on it, the request is automatically granted. He was smart to do it because had he kept it open, I would have exposed his book for what it was —literary Swiss cheese, more holes than substance…. Also, after he was incarcerated, the prison authorities and the governor tried to get Ray to say that he was ordered to kill King by two St. I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to read Jerry's story and reflect on the fact that things are not always what they appear to be.
All in all, this is a creditable and quite candid book. James replied that in Canada he had met up with a smuggler named Raoul. Unfortunately, James was not around for the second proceeding in 1999, having died in 1998 after the Tennessee authorities refused to let him fly out of state to get a necessary medical operation. He now said that unless the alleged assassin copped a guilty plea he would fry in the electric chair. Abstract: Includes previously undisclosed information on one of the most significant and mysterious events in modern American history, this account debunks the myth that James Earl Ray was a racist and documents his actual location on one of the critical days leading up to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. The audience started siding with Jerry.
Great work Tamara and Jerry! The book concludes with the mention of the only two trials James Earl Ray ever got. I learned many head scratching yet mesmerizing Midwest Americana tidbits about the wrong side of the tracks. But Judge Preston Battle said that if he did there would be no more continuances and he would go to trial with a public defender. It was published by Trine Day and has a total of 480 pages in the book. Later that night, it was announced King was dead.
Jerry and James Earl Ray now made a huge mistake. And they were all done for monetary gain, not any kind of political agenda. He even admitted to knowing a certain client was guilty but he managed to get her off anyway. As Jerry notes, Ray was apprehended in London at Heathrow Airport. Presenting a mesmerising perspective on the manipulation of the media in reporting on race relations, the working middle class, and the U.
Jerry makes a telling point here in the narrative. Once there, they informed her she really had a psychological problem. He admits that James used aliases before and would in the future. And the calls were all short ones. Including previously undisclosed information on one of the most significant and mysterious events in modern American history, this account debunks the myth that James Earl Ray was a racist and documents his actual location on one of the critical days leading up to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Unfortunately, he got mixed up with a con artist and fraudster named Walter Rife. The family moved several times between the states of Illinois and Missouri and the father changed his last name more than once.
All the men had similar appearances: height, weight, build, hair color, and style, Three of the four lived within a two mile radius of Scarborough, a suburb of Toronto. But yet, some writers have blown this up into making it an angle to incriminate them with. They stole a car to do so. In September of that year, James came back and met Jerry in Chicago. The state of Tennessee would not agree to this transaction, and they used a technicality in the law to keep it away from him. While there, a huge riot took place and Jerry took part in it.
It is one that will continue throughout the book. The second time was for holding up a taxi driver. Presenting a mesmerizing perspective on the manipulation of the media in reporting on race relations, the working middle class, and th. To buy this book at the lowest price,. The authorities played up to her like the false friends they were.
This party was both anti-black and anti-Semitic. This particular edition is in a Paperback format. So what happened to secure a guilty plea? He moved to California, and it is there that he first got in trouble with the authorities. John was eventually arrested for this and got a seven-year sentence. Everyone has a story and it is our responsibility to sit quietly and listen. . Jerry Ray is an activist and unintentional witness to the events surrounding the Martin Luther King Jr.
He also broke into a restaurant and stole some coins, but he was not arrested for that one. One part I noticed was not in the book about Jerry is that he shot Don Black of Stormfront in the chest with a hollow point in 1970 and Don Black lived he was 16 at the time. An accomplished historian, researcher and activist, Ms. Thank you to Tamara Carter and her great intellect and talent as a researcher and writer. The third time was for money order fraud.
It is a light, quick and very enlightening read. Third, the stories used to paint James Earl Ray as some kind of extreme racist do not hold up under examination. That is a huge compliment coming from an anxious dyslexic reader. Including previously undisclosed information on one of the most significant and mysterious events in modern American history, this account debunks the myth that James Earl Ray was a racist and documents his actual location on one of the critical days leading up to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. They were eventually caught and Ray now served three years and nine months in Leavenworth. Rife broke into a post office and stole a pack of money orders.