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DA calls out J. Edgar Hoover as men exonerated in murder of Malcolm X

One of the men convicted in connection with the 1965 assassination of Malcolm X appeared in court Thursday where a judge cleared his name. Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance moved to throw out the convictions of Muhammad Aziz, 83, and Khalil Islam, who died in 2009, based on "newly discovered evidence and the failure to disclose exculpatory evidence," according to a joint motion Vance's office filed with the defense.
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District attorney apologizes, calls out J. Edgar Hoover as men exonerated in murder of Malcolm X

NEW YORK — One of the men convicted in connection with the 1965 assassination of Malcolm X appeared in court Thursday where a judge cleared his name. Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance moved to throw out the convictions of Muhammad Aziz, 83, and Khalil Islam, who died in 2009, based on "newly discovered evidence and the failure to disclose exculpatory evidence," according to a joint motion Vance's office filed with the defense.
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Oregon man spills stories on J. Edgar Hoover

Paul Letersky's book is available this month and takes the reader inside FBI strategies. On April 4, 1968, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover took an after-hours call at his home. "Sir," said the caller, "we've just received a teletype from the Memphis office advising that Martin Luther King was shot while standing on a motel balcony in that city."
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J. Edgar Hoover: Political smarts and ugly ties

In his new book, Nehalem resident Paul Letersky describes his years on the staff of the man he calls “the greatest bureaucrat of all time”. In 1965, Paul Letersky was just 22 years old when a chance encounter in a federal building in the nation’s capital led to a job with the FBI. One year later, he was handpicked to be part of J. Edgar Hoover’s personal staff. During the eight years he worked for the bureau, Letersky observed first-hand the FBI director’s idiosyncrasies, as well as the savvy leadership that kept him in charge of the country’s top crime-fighting office for 48 years.
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Director Sam Pollard’s new film “MLK/FBI” reveals J. Edgar Hoover plot to discredit civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.

Director Sam Pollard has been telling stories about the Black experience for over 30 years and in his new film “MLK/FBI”, he gives a candid look into the role the Federal Bureau of Investigations played in a plot to suppress the civil rights movement. Pollard opened up about his approach to telling the tenuous story between Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and FBI director J. Edgar Hoover in a recent episode of the AAFCA Podcast.
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