Frame-up: the Martin Luther King/James Earl Ray case containing suppressed evidence

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Outerbridge & Dienstfrey; distributed by Dutton, 1971 - Biography & Autobiography - 530 pages
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Contents

Will the Real James Earl RayRamon George
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An Ordinary Visitor
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The Automatic Decision
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Copyright

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About the author (1971)

Harold Weisberg 1924 - 2002 Harold Weisberg was born in 1924 in Philadelphia and grew up in Wilmington, Delaware. Weisberg went on to become a journalist and then an investigator for the Senate Committee on Civil Liberties, as well as an analyst for the Office of Strategic Services World War II. Weisberg retired from his job and had become a Maryland chicken farmer and writer when John F. Kennedy was shot in Dallas in 1963. Weisberg detested the way the government investigated the assassination and published a response out of his own pocket stating that the decision reached by the Warren Commission was inconclusive with the evidence collected. This response was entitled "Whitewash" and published in 1965. Weisberg followed with another book published by Dell and titled "Whitewash II" in 1966, which questions the tie sequence accepted by the Warren Commission. He wrote four more sequels to his original; each one devoted to different evidence from the Warren Commission as well as documents he himself uncovered using the Freedom of Information Act. In fact, when Weisberg died he had collected over 250,000 government papers on the assassination. His devotion to the truth about what happened that day inspired Jim Garrison, a New Orleans District Attorney to search out and prosecute conspiracy suspects. Garrison's hunt was the basis for the Oliver Stone movie JFK that Weisberg called a "monumental piece of disinformation." Weisberg also disliked the way the government handled the investigation into the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968. He was hired as an investigator for James Earl Ray and believed that Ray was innocent of the crime. He wrote yet another book on this investigation called "Frame-Up" which was published in 1971. While Weisberg wrote about and critiqued the government, he had his own critics as well and most of his books were not well supported. In 1979, Weisberg was able to see some of his claims given merit when the final report of the House Select Committee on Assassinations concluded that Kennedy's death was probably the result of a conspiracy and criticized the Warren Commission for failing to properly investigate the claim of conspiracy. Harold Weisberg died on February 21, 2002 at the age of 88 in his home in Frederick, Maryland.

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