Malcolm X's daughter will sue the CIA, FBI and police over her father's assassination
Malcom X giving a speech in London on November 22, 1964.
A daughter of Malcolm X, the African-American civil rights activist murdered 58 years ago, has indicated she intends to sue the FBI, CIA, NYPD and x27;others for the death of his father.
Ilyasah Shabazz has accused various federal and New York government agencies of fraudulently concealing evidence that they conspired and carried out their plan to assassinate Malcolm X.
For years, our family has fought for the truth to come to light regarding his murder, Ms. Shabazz at a press conference at the site of his father's assassination, now a memorial.
The New York Police Department said it would not comment on ongoing litigation. The FBI and CIA did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Malcolm X rose to prominence as the national spokesperson for the Nation of Islam, an African-American Muslim group that advocated separatism with whites in the States States.
He spent more than a decade with the group before publicly breaking with it in 1964 and moderating some of his earlier views on racial separation, angering some Nation of Islam members and prompting death threats. .
He was 39 when three gunmen shot him dead on stage as he prepared to speak at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City on February 21, 1965.
His daughter, then 2 years old, was present with her mother and sisters.
Soon after, some in Malcolm X's entourage said they believed various government agencies knew about the assassination plan and authorized it.
Talmadge Hayer, then a member of the Nation of Islam, confessed in court to being one of the killers.
In 2021, a New York state judge overturned the convictions of two other men who had wrongfully spent decades in prison for the murder of Malcolm X, saying there was a miscarriage of justice .
Muhammad Aziz, aka Norman 3X Butler, one of the two men cleared after his release of the court
Hayer had long said that both men were innocent and that his accomplices were other members of the Nation of Islam.
Both men were exonerated at the request of the bureau from the Manhattan District Attorney, who said an investigation found prosecutors and law enforcement withheld evidence that, if turned over, likely would have led to the prosecution. acknowledgment of the couple.
In Ms. Shabazz's court papers — which New York law requires she must serve on certain government agencies before legal action can be taken — she said she was seeking $100 million in damages. and interests.
Government agencies have been informed in court that Ms. Shabazz intends to sue on Tuesday based on new information that has not come to light only recently, according to Ben Crump, his lawyer. The latter said he intended to take statements from government officials.
It's not just about the trigger men, it's #x27;is about those who conspired with the Trigger Men to commit this despicable act, Crump said at the press conference.
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