FBI Document Reveals a Letter Sent to Dr. M.L.King Threatening Extortion and Suggesting He Commit Suicide4
November 23, 2014 by Alfred
It has been known for a long time that J. Edgar Hoover’s demeanor as the Director of the F.B.I. was scandalously unethical, politicized, and hence unprofessional, and it has been known as well that his hatred for Dr. Martin Luther King had him so obsessed that he became literally unhinged, to the detriment of the reputation of this agency and of its professional law enforcement officials.
Added to this contextual background, a recent document has now been discovered by Yale Professor Beverly Gage which is in the format of a letter sent to Dr. King which is disguised to appear as if it was sent by a disappointed activist, and which amounts essentially to an extortion attempt coupled to a 34 day deadline within which, the suggestion is made, that Dr. King commit suicide.
This letter, was timed so that it would be received by Dr. King just prior to his trip to Oslo, Norway whereto he was leaving to receive the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to him.
It is now an imperative that the name of J. Edgar Hoover be immediately taken off the headquarters building of the F.B.I. as its presence ads veritable insult to injury to all who sacrificed themselves in the civil rights struggle and to all law-abiding, competent, and honorable law enforcement officers of the Federal Bureau of Investigations.