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William Pepper has been a frequent quest on Black Op Radio

APRIL 2009 - William Pepper has teamed up with Len Osanic to produce several CDs of his poetry. The first CD ready for release is "Songs of Peace and Violence in the Shadow of Drawn Swords" - click here for details

MP3 audio of the 1999 trial - William Pepper's Closing Statement to the Jury

Interview with Black Op Radio host Host Len Osanic June 16th 2016 Black Op Radio

Show #787
Original airdate: June 16, 2016
Guests: William Pepper
Topics: The Plot to Kill King

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  • RFK asked Dr. Pepper to run his Westchester County, NY campaign
  • He served as director of the Commission on Civil Rights in New Rochelle, NY
  • Dr. Martin Luther King read The Children of Vietnam in Ramparts in January 1967
  • King asked William to become director of the National Conference for New Politics
  • The military feared King's 1968 effort to bring a mass of humanity to Washington
  • William turned down RFK's request to work on his presidential campaign
  • Dr. Ralph Abernathy asked William to interrogate James Earl Ray
  • After 10 years, William became convinced that Ray was just a patsy
  • William knew the Rockefellers and turned down offers of work from them
  • William became Ray's lawyer until Ray's 1998 death
  • ‘Guilt or Innocence: The Trial of James Earl Ray’ (1993)
  • Orders to Kill: (Pepper 1995), the successful civil trial of Loyd Jowers
  • The jury attributed liability for King's murder to the government of the United States
  • Dr. Pepper's newest book (2016) has been 39 years in the making
  • The Plot to Kill King: The Truth Behind the Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Len finds this the most disturbing book he has read in 10 years
  • Dr. Pepper has felt despair over the callous inhumanity of King's murder
  • Dr. Pepper continues to struggle for Sirhan Sirhan as his lead attorney
  • Martin King was not killed by the bullet which was fired from the bushes
  • He was smothered with a pillow in the hospital emergency room
  • J. Edgar Hoover, Clyde Tolson, and the Adkins family Dixie mafia
  • Ray had been profiled at Hoover's request as the ideal patsy
  • William moved his family to England because of threats on his life
  • Assassinations in America in the 60's have to be viewed in historical context
  • It is the nature of the system to cover up sponsored evil
  • LOOK magazine told William that President Johnson did not want him published
  • An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King (Pepper 2003)
  • Dr. Pepper has been able to examine this assassination in unprecedented detail
  • Dr. Pepper had lunch with the actual shooter of Dr. King
  • Truth, crushed to earth, shall rise again
  • Songs of Peace and Violence in the Shadow of Drawn Swords Free Download

    Interview with Talk Show Host Gary Null - Jan 20th 2014
    William Pepper is a New York attorney best known for representing Martin Luther King’s accused assassin, James Earl Ray, to prove his innocence. Dr. King had reached out to William in 1967 regarding an essay he had written for Ramparts magazine concerning Vietnamese victims of American napalm missions and was present at Dr. King’s famous Riverside Church speech.

    William was the citizens chairman for Robert Kennedy’s run for the Senate in Westchester Country and was also a counsel for Robert Kennedy’s assassin Sirhan Sirhan arguing for a second shooter. Subsequently he has been active in the 911 Truth Movement and advocating that war crimes be brought against former president George Bush. He has received degrees from Columbia, a doctorate in education from the University of Massachusetts and his JD from Boston College. Among his publications are “An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King” and “Orders to Kill: The Truth Behind the Murder of Martin Luther King.”

    The Gary Null Show