Malcolm X assassination convictions overturned

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Who Killed Malcolm X? New York to Pay $36 Million for Two Men Wrongfully Jailed For 1965 Murder

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The city and state of New York have agreed to pay $36 million to settle lawsuits on behalf of two men wrongly convicted and imprisoned for decades for the 1965 assassination of Malcolm X. Muhammad Aziz and Khalil Islam were exonerated last year for the murder after investigators found “serious miscarriages of justice” in the case. They each spent more than 20 years in prison for a crime they did not commit, and Islam died in 2009 before his record was cleared. We speak to civil rights lawyer David Shanies, who represented the men in their lawsuit, and scholar Abdur-Rahman Muhammad, who helped spark the reopening of the case, and was featured in the 2020 Netflix documentary series “Who Killed Malcolm X?”

1 Who Killed Malcolm X? Two Men Are Exonerated As Manhattan DA Reveals Details of FBI Coverup

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19 nov. 2021

We speak with independent researcher Abdur-Rahman Muhammad, whose work is featured in the Netflix documentary “Who Killed Malcolm X?” and helped ignite widespread public support for two men falsely convicted of assassinating the civil rights activist in 1965. Muhammad was in the court room this week a judge exonerated 83-year-old Muhammad Aziz and the late Khalil Islam due to revelations uncovered by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and the Innocence Project that key evidence was withheld at the trial. Aziz has maintained his innocence, and addressed the court after he finally received an official apology, saying his false conviction was “the result of a process that was corrupt to its core.” Muhammad says being in the courtroom was “surreal.” “To watch the government admit that these brothers were sent to prison for a crime they didn’t commit was stunning.”

2 Malcolm X’s Daughter Ilyasah Shabazz on Her Father’s Legacy & the New Series “Who Killed Malcolm X?”

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21 feb. 2020

Fifty-five years ago today, Malcolm X was assassinated. The civil rights leader was shot to death on February 21, 1965, at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City. He was only 39 years old. Details of his assassination remain disputed to this day. Earlier this month, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said he was considering reopening the investigation, just days after a new documentary series about the assassination was released on Netflix called “Who Killed Malcolm X?” It makes the case that two of the three men who were convicted for Malcolm X’s murder are actually innocent and that his uncaught killers were four members of a Nation of Islam mosque in Newark, New Jersey. We are joined by Ilyasah Shabazz, one of six daughters of Malcolm X, who was just 2 years old when her father was assassinated in front of her, her siblings and her mother. We also speak with award-winning author Abdur-Rahman Muhammad, independent scholar, historian, journalist, writer and activist, who is widely regarded as one of the most respected authorities on the life and legacy of Malcolm X and is featured in the new documentary series, and Shayla Harris, a producer for the series and an award-winning filmmaker and journalist.

3 Malcolm X Assassination: The Activist & Attorneys Who Changed the Case

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This week on The Debrief, Chris Glorioso talks with the activist who uncovered evidence that showed the two men convicted of killing civil rights leader Malcolm X were innocent – and two attorneys who helped clear the names of those two men, 50 years later.
More: Two men who were convicted in the 1965 assassination of Black civil rights leader Malcolm X were exonerated during a court hearing Thursday.
New York County Supreme Court Judge Ellen Biben granted the motion to dismiss the convictions of Muhammad Aziz and the late Khalil Islam, ending a half-century effort to clear their names. 
“I regret that this court cannot undo the serious miscarriage of justice,” Biben said, according to NBC News. “There can be no question that this is a case that cries out for fundamental justice.”
Diggory Pat
Just heartbreaking.
Lorie Morris
This sounds like Malcolm X is again not getting the justice, that he and his family should have had!
Aaron Demiri
good to see justice done
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gary cole
There were no mistakes made, this was a calculated coverup and two innocent men were deliberately convicted and imprisoned. The worst part: there was an open secret in Newark, NJ about the real killer’s identities; one of them was well known in the community. This needs to go far beyond acknowledging that injustices were committed. Clearly the NYPD, the FBI, the NOI and frankly the politicians need to be held accountable.

4 Why Malcolm X’s murder was revisited, and what exonerations say about U.S. justice system

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19 nov. 2021

A New York judge on Thursday exonerated two men of assassinating Malcolm X. The iconic civil rights figure was gunned down in Manhattan in 1965. Muhammad Aziz and the late Khalil Islam were convicted, and imprisoned until the 1980’s. A 22-month review of the convictions by the district attorney’s office and lawyers for the two men found they had been wrongfully convicted. John Yang reports.

5 Riz Khan – Malcolm X: Who was the man behind the legend?

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26 apr. 2011

Until now: With the publication of a warts and all biography that disturbs the widely accepted story of the Muslim leader’s life, including controversial insights to his political contradictions and sexual deviations. Some critics have condemned the book as a twisted biography, others say it is a timely reassessment of African-American history.

On Monday’s Riz Khan, we are joined by the book’s leading researcher, Zaheer Ali, by Jared Ball, a professor of communication studies at Morgan State University, and by journalist and historian Todd Burroughs.

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6 Who was Malcolm X?

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21 feb. 2020

Gangster, preacher, revolutionary. #MalcolmX went from being a petty criminal to an internationally-celebrated voice against #racism and #colonialism. This is the extraordinary transformation of a man who became a hero for generations.

7 – 60 Minutes reports on the death of Malcolm X

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22 jun. 2020

In 2000, Mike Wallace interviewed Attallah Shabazz, the daughter of Malcolm X, and Louis Farrakhan who succeeded the slain leader as head of the Nation of Islam.

8 – 2 men to be exonerated in Malcolm X assassination

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18 nov. 2021

ABC News’ Linsey Davis reports on the expected exoneration of Muhammad A. Aziz and Khalil Islam, who were convicted in the 1965 assassination of civil rights icon Malcolm X.

9 New information released regarding the death of Malcolm X | GMA

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21 feb. 2021

Malcolm X’s daughters react to new allegations from a letter written by the family of a former NYPD officer.

10 The Assassination of Malcolm X: Ex-Undercover Officer Admits Role in FBI & Police Conspiracy

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26 feb. 2021

The FBI and New York Police Department are facing renewed calls to open their records into the assassination of Malcolm X, after the release of a deathbed confession of a former undercover NYPD officer who admitted to being part of a conspiracy targeting Malcolm. In the confession, Raymond Wood, who died last year, admitted he entrapped two members of Malcolm’s security team in another crime — a plot to blow up the Statue of Liberty — just days before the assassination. This left the Black civil rights leader vulnerable at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem, where he was fatally shot on February 21, 1965. Raymond Wood’s cousin Reggie Wood, who released the confession last week at a press conference, tells Democracy Now! his cousin’s involvement in the plot haunted him for much of his life. “Ray was told by his handlers not to repeat anything that he had seen or heard, or he would join Malcolm,” says Reggie Wood. “He trusted me enough to reveal this information and asked me not to say anything until he passed away, but at the same time not to allow him to take it to his grave.”

11 FBI Withheld Evidence That Proved Malcolm X Killers Were Innocent

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18 nov. 2021

The New York Times reported the two men who spent decades in prison for the 1965 killing of Malcolm X at Harlem’s Audubon Ballroom, are set to be exonerated tomorrow.
The decision comes after a 22-month investigation by the Manhattan district attorney and the Innocence Project found that the FBI and police withheld evidence that would’ve proved the innocence of Muhammad Aziz and Khalil Islam. The recent re-investigation of the case was only launched after a Netflix series released early last year raised new questions.
Dr. Peniel Joseph, founding director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, and Ashley Southall, metro police bureau chief at The New York Times, join Charles Blow on “Prime” to discuss the news. All this and more on “Prime.”

23 feb. 2021

FOX SOUL’s Black Report NEWS covers Malcolm X’s family releases letter alleging FBI, police role in his death, right wing extremists responsible for majority of deadly terrorist attacks, Professor Cornel West denied tenure request & threatens to resign, first Black-owned mutual fund secures $200 million to launch “Project Black,” Biden to hold moment of silence for 500K COVID-19 deaths, Naomi Osaka wins Australian open, and more.

12 Alien Autopsy Prank

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19 apr. 2011

We asked a bunch of couriers to deliver a package to a secret location. When they arrive they are asked to deliver in the other room where they find a scientist doing an alien autopsy!
LOL i love how everyone immediately accepted it as real. i’d be pulling that cloth off the alien to see if it’s legit