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William Pepper's Orders to Kill adapted for Hollywood

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By any standards, what William Pepper achieved in a 1999 Memphis courtroom was remarkable. Equally remarkable was the lack of media coverage.

Ask Dexter King and the King family.


That's a real stretch. King v. Jowers was a show trial, a stacked deck so to speak. Both the plaintiffs and the defendant agreed to the basic 'facts'

- the MLK assassination was the result of a conspiracy involving the federal gov't, local officials, the mob and others

- James Earl Ray was a patsy set up by the mysterious "Raoul"/Raul

- Jowers was part the conspiracy.

Not surprisingly having only been presented one side of the case the jury held that all the above was true.

The only point of 'contention' between the parties was whether or not Jowers' role in King's wrongful death made him liable for the absurdly low sum of $100. Now why would a high priced corporate lawyer from NYC come down to Memphis for nearly a month for such a pittance unless he had an agenda? And why would even a local lawyer devote so much time for so little money unless he was hoping for some other pay off? Pepper and the Kings seem eo have been true believers but Jowers, his associates and lawyer seem to have had their sights set on a book/movie deal.

Edited by Len Colby
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