Exactly 58 years after Malcolm X was assassinated in a Manhattan shooting, the civil rights leader’s family has filed a lawsuit against the NYPD, NYPD, FBI and CIA accusing them of plotting to keep secret evidence about this murder. Attorney Benjamin Crump said the family plans to file an appeal for $100 million in settlements after a New York judge acquitted two of the three Nation of Islam members convicted of the 1965 murder two years ago.
As a result of this ruling, New York City paid $26 million and New York State paid $10 million to the families of Muhammad Aziz and Khalil Islam in damages for wrongful convictions. “The rhetorical question is: If the government compensates these gentlemen with tens of millions of dollars, what is the compensation for the daughters who have suffered the most from the assassination of Malcolm X?” the lawyer asked. The truth of what happened.”
He added, speaking alongside Kane Shabazz and Elisa Shabazz, two of Malcolm X’s six daughters, at The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Education Center, the institute’s center in the theater where Malcolm X was assassinated on February 21, 58 years ago.
The attorney noted that the involvement of police and federal agencies in the killing of the African-American activist had been discussed for some time: “The government has evidence that they concealed from Malcolm X’s family and the wrongfully convicted men,” he concluded by repeating accusations related to the government’s plot to assassinate Malcolm X, who was killed by 21 bullets. Fired before the eyes of his wife and children.
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