Saturday, May 17, 2008

William Pepper on the RFK Case

As many of you know, William Pepper was not only an associate of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy, but also the attorney who won a civil trial that exonerated James Earl Ray in the killing of Martin Luther King. The jury found Ray not guilty, and said the guilt belonged largely with the government. (When I was working on Probe magazine, we covered the trial, thanks to the generosity of James Douglass, who went and watched the entire trial and reported on it for us. Douglass has a fantastic book out about both Kennedy and his assassination that is truly a must read, called "JFK and the Unspeakable." It's a fantastic combination of elegant prose and new data on the case - I highly recommend it.)

What many of you may not yet know is that for some time, William Pepper has been studying the RFK case. After Lawrence Teeter's sad death, Pepper took over as Sirhan Sirhan's defense attorney, and believes the time for legal action is near.

CNN International recently ran an abridged interview of Pepper. A longer version is now available online.

I hope to have more re Pepper in a couple of weeks. Stay tuned.

P.S. To the person who asked for a comment to be removed - it appears I can't, in the new interface. Once Google took over Blogger some things changed. So I'm sorry - but your comment remains. Bear that in mind for future comments.


Blogger budfox said...

Looking forward to more of your posts on RFK in the next few weeks.

5:31 AM  

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