(ANSA) – NEW YORK FEB 22 – Family members of civil rights activist Malcolm X reported that he received a “new evidence”, a posthumous confession from a police officer implicating the New York police and the FBI in his murder 56 years ago in New York
Local media reported this today, according to which three daughters of Malcolm X, Qubiliah, Ilyasah and Gamilah Shabazz, accompanied by lawyers, asked the authorities to reopen the civil rights leader’s case in light of a “new evidence” presented by the relative of a deceased undercover cop named Raymond Wood
Wood confessed in a letter before his death that the Police (NYPD) and the FBI conspired to “undermine” the civil rights movement, and that their mission was to infiltrate it to encourage its leaders and members to commit crimes.
In the letter, signed in 2011, the deceased police officer explained that he had to infiltrate the movement “to find evidence of criminal activity and that the FBI could discredit and arrest its leaders.”
Wood claimed he was responsible for the arrest of two members of Malcolm X’s security team days before the public address at the Audubon Ballroom, in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, where he was shot to death on February 21, 1965
About a year before his assassination, Malcolm X had left the Nation of Islam, prompting death threats from members of that community.
Three men were charged with the crime and sentenced to life imprisonment: Mujahid Abdul Halim (aka Talmadge Hayer or Thomas Hagan), Muhammad Abdul Aziz (aka Norman 3X Butler) and Khalil Islam (aka Thomas 15X Johnson)
Islam passed away in 2009 and the other two are on probation. (ANSA)