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Coretta Scott King Closely Tracked by FBI

Under J. Edgar Hoover, the FBI kept close tabs on Martin Luther King Jr.‘s wife, Coretta Scott King—which isn’t exactly startling news, except for the detail that the agency’s surveillance intensified after her husband’s assassination in 1968.

Posted on Aug 31, 2007 READ MORE


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Bush Sr. Condemns ‘Ugly’ Politics at King’s Funeral, Defends Son

The former president criticizes “political shots” taken at his son by former President Jimmy Carter and the Rev. Joseph Lowery during the Coretta Scott King funeral last week.  Bush defends the administration’s domestic spying program, tritely invoking 9/11 as a blanket justification for trampling constitutional freedoms. Story | Listen Interview.

Posted on Feb 10, 2006 READ MORE

Hypocrisy on Display at King’s Funeral?

Bush attends the services of Coretta Scott King while simultaneously pressing on with a warrantless spying program. | story
Forty years ago, the FBI used illegal wiretaps in an attempt to blackmail King’s husband. | Truthdig files
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Posted on Feb 7, 2006 READ MORE

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