Malcolm X family says letter shows NYPD and FBI conspired in his murder3 min read

BY- ARKAN

After almost 56 years of the assassination of the civil rights and Black nationalist leader, Malcolm X, the family of the deceased leader has published a posthumous letter of a former undercover NYPD officer, claiming that the NYPD and FBI conspired together for the assassination of X.

The daughters of Malcolm along with the family of the deceased ex undercover cop released details of the letter to the general public, alleging that the New York Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigations officials had roles in the assassination of the civil rights leader and together conspired for his murder. The family has also demanded the reopening of the case.

The letter by the former undercover NYPD officer, Raymond Wood, claimed that he was pressured by his supervisors to encourage two of Malcolm X’s security personnel into committing felonies, a few days before the assassination on February 21, 1965. The committing of crimes led to their arrests and prevented them from managing door security at the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights on the day of the shooting and assassination of Malcolm X.

The letter by Wood also claims that the investigation of the murder of Malcolm X was also botched. Three people convicted for the murder of X are Muhammad Aziz, Mujahid Abdul Halim, and Khalil Islam who were sentenced to life imprisonment. Two of the men convicted, Aziz and Islam, denied any link with the plotting and murder of X. Halim confirmed their claims saying the two weren’t involved.

Malcolm X was publicly assassinated on February 21, 1965, in New York after he publicly broke out with the leader of the Nation of Islam, Elijah Muhammad. Before his murder, X was also closely surveilled by the FBI. Days before his murder, Malcolm said in an interview that he believed that members of the Nation of Islam are seeking to kill him.

The Manhattan District Attorney, Cyrus Vance Jr. has already initiated the review of the convictions after watching the Netflix documentary on the subject and said that the review is on its way.

After almost 56 years of the assassination of the civil rights and Black nationalist leader, Malcolm X, the family of the deceased leader has published a posthumous letter of a former undercover NYPD officer, claiming that the NYPD and FBI conspired together for the assassination of X.

The daughters of Malcolm along with the family of the deceased ex undercover cop released details of the letter to the general public, alleging that the New York Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigations officials had roles in the assassination of the civil rights leader and together conspired for his murder. The family has also demanded the reopening of the case.

The letter by the former undercover NYPD officer, Raymond Wood, claimed that he was pressured by his supervisors to encourage two of Malcolm X’s security personnel into committing felonies, a few days before the assassination on February 21, 1965. The committing of crimes led to their arrests and prevented them from managing door security at the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights on the day of the shooting and assassination of Malcolm X.

The letter by Wood also claims that the investigation of the murder of Malcolm X was also botched. Three people convicted for the murder of X are Muhammad Aziz, Mujahid Abdul Halim, and Khalil Islam who were sentenced to life imprisonment. Two of the men convicted, Aziz and Islam, denied any link with the plotting and murder of X. Halim confirmed their claims saying the two weren’t involved.

Malcolm X was publicly assassinated on February 21, 1965, in New York after he publicly broke out with the leader of the Nation of Islam, Elijah Muhammad. Before his murder, X was also closely surveilled by the FBI. Days before his murder, Malcolm said in an interview that he believed that members of the Nation of Islam are seeking to kill him.

The Manhattan District Attorney, Cyrus Vance Jr. has already initiated the review of the convictions after watching the Netflix documentary on the subject and said that the review is on its way.

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