Former Washington Post Reporter Betty Medsger Reports on “The Citizen’s Commission to Investigate the FBI” [#145]1
January 15, 2014 by Alfred
(This article is a sequel to a previous article this writer has published on August 28, 2013.)
The former Post’s publisher, Katharine Graham, the inspiring Post’s former reporter Betty Medsger, and the intrepid and courageous and principled pro-democracy activists who called themselves the Citizen’s Commission to Investigate the FBI, and finally the Washington Post itself, deserve credits for publishing on January 11, 2014 the article which documents and reminds us of FBI former director’s J. Edgar Hoover unethical and unprofessional malpractice.
J. Edgar Hoover politicized law enforcement by targeting by orders of intimidation lawful civil rights activists, extorting Martin Luther King, and intimidating lawful anti-Vietnam war dissidents.
J. Edgar Hoover, as former Attorney General John S. Mitchell in 1970, should have been indicted, tried, and sentenced.
The logical consequence of this exposed reality must now finally be the removal of the name J. Edgar Hoover from the nation’s top law enforcement headquarters building in Washington as sign of respect for the civil rights activists and the peace and democracy anti-war activists as well as for the Vietnam Veterans, and Vietnam Veterans for Peace, not to mention the millions of Vietnamese and Americans who were killed in that war.
As one of the members of that Commission, William C. Davidon, a then physics professor, aptly said “…suppression of dissent is a crime against democracy…” .