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Including previously undisclosed information on one of the most significant and mysterious events in modern American history, this account debunks the myth that James Earl Ray was a racist and documents his actual location on one of the critical days leading up to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. The memoir also reveals photographs of James Earl Ray when he was ill in prison and gives the key to a code used by the brothers in planning a prison break. Presenting a mesmerizing perspective on ...
Including previously undisclosed information on one of the most significant and mysterious events in modern American history, this account debunks the myth that James Earl Ray was a racist and documents his actual location on one of the critical days leading up to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. The memoir also reveals photographs of James Earl Ray when he was ill in prison and gives the key to a code used by the brothers in planning a prison break. Presenting a mesmerizing perspective on the manipulation of the media in reporting on race relations, the working middle class, and the U.S. criminal justice system, this account broadcasts an urgent call to action to correct some of the many injustices that surround these events, such as the U.S. government's refusal to rigorously test the alleged murder weapon, and encourages support for new federal legislation.
Foreword Barry Bachrach 1
Preface Tamara Carter 7
Chapter 1 Dirt Poor-but Not Trash 13
Chapter 2 The Bloodiest 47 Acres in America 35
Chapter 3 Bigger Stakes 49
Chapter 4 Will the Real Raoul Please Stand Up! 63
Chapter 5 Stone Cold Stoner 99
Chapter 6 The Snitch & the Escape Artist 115
Chapter 7 Life and Death in Prison 123
Afterword Judge Joe Brown 133
Posted July 27, 2011
When addressing issues of historical,though controversial, significance, there has been - for many years, now - a trend of politically correct-type writers veering to the "left" and "right" versus approaching the subject matter from the "straight-and-narrow." And the reasons for this troublesome "trend" range from inept, superficial research - earmarked by by second and third-hand information - to writing whatever about whomever for the mere sake of making a BUCK. And the truly sad part is that both history and individials are damaged in the process. Over the past 10 years or so, I have read several books addressing the MLK assassination and James Earl Ray's purported role. Without question, A Memoir of Injustice tackles this tough subject with greater impact than any of the other books I have read, thus far. With a degree of irony, the reason that A Memoir of Injustice, for me, exudes superiority is in its "simplicity": As opposed to other books on MLK-JER, many of which are "obese" with unsubstantiated gibberish, A Memoir of Injustice is a "solid muscle" of facts that has been kept from the public for way too long!
Posted July 20, 2011
I have read Jerry Ray and Tamara Carter's book, "A Memoir of Injustice"
several times. It is a fast easy read, well written, an exciting page-turner, and definitely an eye opener, which provokes many, many questions.
The assassination of Dr. King was well planned. James Earl Ray was nothing but a small time thief who received a lot of jail time, and he had very little resources to properly defend himself. He was easy prey for anyone who needed a pasty or fall guy.
A Memoir of Injustice shines light on many important aspects of this case: For an example, Jimmy, as Jerry called him, had put in for an appeal for a trial date after firing his attorney for coercing and threatening him to plead guilty, Before Judge Battle could act on it, however, he was found mysteriously slumped over his desk, dead of a heart attack--so it was surmised. Grace Stevens told the police that it was not James Earl Ray she saw going down the hall in Bessie flophouse where she was staying. Her persistence led her to be railroaded into a mental hospital for being incompetent. Don Wilson, an FBI agent, withheld evidence that he found in the 1966 Mustang, for fear of the Atlantic FBI office discarding, discounting, or disposing of the evidence/papers with Raoul's name on it. Judge Joe Brown was dismissed from the case because he wanted the rifle cleaned and retested, which has never done to this day.
Two innocent victims, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and James Earl Ray. Thank you, Jerry and Tamara for having the courage to come out and write your story. More people need to read this important book. I highly recommend it! I believe James Earl Ray was innocent!
Posted May 24, 2011
A Memoir of Injustice is a well written, fast paced page turner that captivated my interest from cover to cover. This is not a dry, rote history book. It is an interesting, eye opening, raw, honest and entertaining narrative. A diverse spectrum of readers will enjoy this book! Great summer reading!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 20, 2011
Over the years, I've read many books on the King assassination and James Earl Ray's supposed role. For the most part, what I'd read was nothing more than second-hand blather from politically correct types such as the McMillans, Posners, Sideses, and others. To date, Jerry Ray and Tamara Carter's A Memoir of Injustice is the best read I've encountered on the King assassination and James Earl Ray. It is concise, easy enough for the common man to read and grasp and doesn't bore the reader with unnecessary fluff. I think it should be compulsory reading at the college-university level, in terms of American HistoryWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 12, 2011
In terms of addressing historically controversial subject matter, today's literary world is oversaturated with politically correct ladder climbers who merely paraphrase what others bottle-feed them . . . to hell with the hard facts! In A Memoir of Injustice, Jerry Ray and Tamara Carter offer a refreshing reprieve from this type of insulting slant. Using a rough-and-tumble, yet easy to read, approach, they allow readers to become aware of facts about James Earl Ray that the mainstream media has avoided, buried, for decades: the atrocious manner in which he was housed in a Memphis jail leading up to him entering a guilty plea, the questionable handling of the supposed murder weapon, no facts to support charges that he was a racist. I found A Memoir of Injustice to the most edifying and electrifying book I've read since Hunster S. Thompson's Hell's Angels back in the mid-1960s . . . and !'ve read a lot of books!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 6, 2011
This is the most self-serving piece of tripe I have ever read. All Jerry Ray does is talk about himself. I thought I was buying a book that might offer some evidence that James Earl Ray didn't shoot MLK Jr. It was devoid of that.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.