The daughters of Malcolm X, a civil rights activist murdered in the United States in 1965, will request the reopening of the investigation process after a letter from a former police officer admitting the involvement of the New York police was released at a press conference. and the FBI conspiring to commit the crime. “Anything that allows to clarify my father’s tragic death must be analyzed very carefully”, defended Ilyasah Shabazz, one of the daughters of the failed Malcolm X.
The agent in question, Raymond Wood, an African-American already deceased, reveals in the letter that, days before the murder, he was ordered to arrest two of the bodyguards of El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, Malcolm X’s real name, that the 21 February 1965 emerged unprotected to deliver a speech at the Audubon Ballroom in Manhattan, where he was to be killed by three snipers.
The possibility of reopening the case had already been discussed about a year ago, when the Netflix platform presented the documentary “Who killed Malcolm X?”, In which doubts were raised about police action. Cyrus Vance, a Manhattan attorney, admitted at the time the possibility of reopening the case and, meanwhile, reaffirmed that “the case is underway”.
The New York Police Department (NYPD), on the other hand, revealed that it handed over to the Public Ministry “all the information requested”, in order to “contribute to the total clarification of the situation”.
Malcolm X began by having evidence as a spokesman for the African-American Muslim group designated as the Nation of Islam, a defender of black separatism. After ten years of activity in the group, following disagreements with the leader of the Nation of Islam, he left in 1964, remaining an active and uncomfortable voice and, therefore, having been silenced.
Three elements of the Nation of Islam were eventually arrested and convicted of the crime, but several historians who have analyzed the process, including in the case of the Netflix documentary, have always questioned the outcome of the case, suspecting that the real criminals were at liberty.
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