Malcolm X’s lawyers said that the black leader who died as a result of his assassination during a speech at the Audubon Ballroom Conference Hall in Harlem district on February 21, 1965, may have been conspired by the New York Police Service (NYPD) or the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). He claimed that they had access to the evidence.
The family and lawyers of Black Ray Wood, who was an informant as a plainclothes police officer in the 1960s, wrote a letter admitting that “the NYPD and the FBI conspired to kill Malcolm X” when Wood was on his deathbed, the statement said.
“What we’re trying to do is talk about restorative justice, pursue justice, as lawyers in the name of Malcolm X’s legacy,” said Attorney Ray Hamlin, speaking in the press release. used the expression.
It was noted that the letter included the information that Ray Wood was given the task of arresting Malcolm’s security team days before the assassination date, and that Wood put this letter into the hands of his cousin Reggie for disclosure after his death.
The statement made by the NYPD on the subject yesterday made the following statements:
“A few months ago, the Manhattan District Attorney launched an investigation into the murder of Malcolm X, which resulted in two convictions. The NYPD provided all existing records on this case to the District Attorney. Our department is determined to assist in any way possible with this investigation.”
The issue of who killed Malcolm X has not been fully clarified 56 years after the murder. Three people arrested after the assassination were sentenced to life imprisonment.
WHO IS MALCOLM X?
Malcolm X was born on May 19, 1925 in Omaha (Nebraska). Malcolm, whose father was a priest, was first influenced by his father’s thoughts. His father did not believe that blacks could be liberated in the United States. After his four brothers were killed by whites, he was placed with other families when his father was killed in an unsolved murder. After his father’s murder, his mother was put in a mental hospital. Malcolm X, who was placed in a detention facility at the age of 13, shaped his thoughts against America here.
Leader, who was a successful student in elementary school years, was also a successful student in high school and finished high school with the top rank. During his years of dreaming of becoming a lawyer, his teacher; He said it was not appropriate to be a lawyer because he was black. Upon this, X, who could not go to university, started working at a young age. After a while, he moved to Harlem and got involved in businesses such as drugs and gambling. At the age of 20, he was arrested for theft and sentenced for 10 years.
YEARS OF PRISON
Having closed his reading gap during his prison years, Malcolm X sharpened his ideas during his prison years. He said prison was the best place for a person to think after college. In his seven years of prison life, his hatred of the United States increased and he was forced to adopt the same religion as them. During this period, Elijah met Muhammad and began to correspond with him. Elijah Mohammed worked to create a state of their own separate from whites. The NOI (Nation of Islam) community that Elijah founded claims that god is black. Unlike traditional Islam, they are racist. After he was appointed as the community’s imam of Harlem, he attracted many people to this community with his ability to preach. NOI’s supporters approached 30,000. With Malcolm’s rise, Malcolm and Elijah started to fall apart. Elijah was worried that he would militanize the movement, but that made him even more influential by members of the community.
After breaking up with Elijah, Malcolm gave up his view that the white man was a demon, and went on the pilgrimage. He met with diplomats of Muslim countries and increased his knowledge about Islam. Malcolm X started to use the name El-Hadji Malik Al-Shahbaz after this period. After returning to America, he founded the “Muslim Mosque” organization based on black and white brotherhood. Malcolm, whose house was set on fire after that, was shot dead during a speech. It is still unknown who committed the murder, but it was allegedly committed in collaboration with Elijah Muhammed and the CIA. Malcolm X is revered by many different segments of society. X, whose life is the subject of a movie, was portrayed by Denzel Washington.
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