Yes, this old news, but did you know about it? It's now 2013 and I just found out about it. Yes, it was reported at the time but it hardly made the front pages of major newspapers, nor was it paid much attention on the major television news networks. No further official criminal investigations have been made, not that one should expect much from the US government investigating itself as history has shown over and over again.
Having come across this information, my mind was blown that this information was not common knowledge. On January 22nd, 2013, I created the meme you see above and posted it on the Australians For Liberty Facebook page. The meme was immediately very popular went viral. I noticed the meme being reposted across many other Facebook pages who brought this information to thousands upon thousands more individuals who also shared it with their friends. Some recreated the meme in other forms. On the whole, the popularity and vitality of the MLK meme, despite its release into the wild being mistimed (overshooting Martin Luther King Day by several days), was a testament to sharing my shock that this case was not common knowledge. People felt rightly betrayed by the mainstream media and really brings home that the mainstream media does not serve the public interest.
Recently, renowned comedian Lee Camp picked up on the MLK lawsuit information and made a video venting his outrage that it remained virtually unknown and unreported after 13 years of it being in the public domain. His entertaining rant has also been widely circulated and has received more than 30,000 views on youtube in less than a week.
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Obviously this is just one more glaring indictment of the US government among a long history of malignant criminal behavior. Nevertheless, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr was a great man and a man of peace who stood up to the tyranny perpetrated against his people and against the Vietnam War. The truth of the circumstances of his death should see the light and the conspirators behind his assassination properly investigated and brought to justice, no matter how much time has passed. There is no statute of limitation on murder. An innocent man was scapegoated and put behind bars for his death and characterised as a lone assassin.
At least the knowledge of this small recognition in the form of a successful process of discovery through a court of law puts the facts of the case on the record for posterity and now, after 13 long years since the successful civil lawsuit, that recognition is reaching the minds of the general public. The lack of mainstream media coverage is an outrage and should make it obvious to anyone capable of critical thought that the mainstream media has proven itself unworthy of the public trust. It is held captive to interests that are not those of the common people. This is why members of the public need to become citizen journalists and spread real information that is in the common public interest by any means at their disposal. The Internet and social media are powerful tools for bypassing the traditional gatekeepers of information. This is one example of how one person in Australia reached out with a story using social media and started a buzz, sending it viral. This prompted other concerned people around the world to pass it on, adapt and revise the medium and reach even more people. This story should be common knowledge and we cannot leave it to the traditional co-opted 'presstitute' media to inform us.
I encourage everyone who reads this to further spread this meme on Facebook, Twitter or any other means to your friends. Encourage them to share it too. Share the source links below and Lee Camp's video. When we are done, this should become common knowledge around the world and those who do not know will be in the minority. By that time, the mainstream media will be forced to cover it or be viewed as completely redundant.