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Hollywood is finally asking questions about the FBI. Maybe now we’ll get some answers about Malcolm X, MLK and others

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This week, members of famed civil rights activist Malcolm’s X’s family made public a letter they described as being written by a former police officer that admits that the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and FBI were responsible for his assassination in 1965.

The letter, confirmed as written by former undercover officer Raymond Wood, makes damning allegations that the NYPD and FBI conspired to have Malcolm killed.

“Under the direction of my handlers, I was told to encourage leaders and members of the civil rights groups to commit felonious acts,” Wood’s letter stated, alleging that two member of Malcolm’s security detail were entrapped by authorities and arrested.

This left them unable to manage door security for him at New York’s Audubon Ballroom on the night of his death, which would later result in the arrest and conviction of three members of the Nation of Islam, an African-American Muslim group that Malcolm was once a promiment member of but later broke with.

In terms of whether the idea that Malcolm was really killed by the NYPD in collusion with federal authorities is plausible, there is little doubt that it could have happened. As is the subject of a newly released Netflix film titled Judas and the Black Messiah, the FBI was deeply involved in subverting – and even assassinating – prominent civil rights leaders during its........

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