4:36 PM PDT – The full contents of the letter was published – dated January 25, 2011 – and there is much more to Ray Wood’s story.
He says he worked under the New York Police Department’s BOSSI Investigation Unit from 1964 to 1971, and that the work he was doing on their behalf was done under duress and fear by his superiors. Wood says his job was to infiltrate civil rights organizations all over New York City and find evidence of criminal activity so that the FBI could “discredit and arrest its leaders.”
Regarding Malcolm, Wood alleges that there was a plot to plant a bomb at the Statue of Liberty days before the murder – something he claims his supervisor / handler came up with and executed – and that Walter Poe and Khalil Sultarn Syed were arrested in connection with the alleged attempt … something attributed to Wood “frustration”.
Wood says restraining Bowe and Sayy was key because the NYPD, he claims, was aware that they were both key elements in dealing with Malcolm’s crowd control security details. He says that while the Statue of Liberty’s plan was hatching, he was unaware that Malcolm X was the real target in what he described as an elaborate hoax.
There’s also this … Wood claims he was ordered to be in Audubon on February 21, where he said he was identified by witnesses while on the run. He claims that Thomas Johnson (15 ×) was arrested and unjustly convicted in connection with the murder of Malcolm … to protect his private cover and “FBI and NYPD secrets”.
The FBI has not commented on the latest allegations, but the New York Police Department insists that it has handed over all relevant evidence in the case file to the DA.
Malcolm X.Survivors’ family members are calling for the reopening of his murder case after claiming they now have a letter locking the NYPD and the FBI directly into his death.
The three daughters of the late civil rights leader spoke at a press conference this weekend, demanding the Manhattan Department of Defense reopen the case and take a hard look at new evidence they claim to have … and which alleges a conspiracy at the highest levels.
It’s a letter written by a former NYPD officer, Raymond Wood, Who was often undercover … and who allegedly confessed on his deathbed to have been instructed by his superiors to arrest some of Malcolm’s security guards in the days leading up to his assassination.
The letter reportedly alleges that Wood had asked his superiors to entice two of the guards into committing crimes just days before Malcolm’s murder, resulting in them being locked … away from the event at Audubon Hall on February 21, 1965.
Wood says if they hadn’t been caught, they would have dealt with the door security. Not coincidental either, according to the message. Wood says explicitly that the FBI and New York Police planned all of this, so the people who shot Malcolm could get in more easily armed.
In light of this new alleged evidence, the Malcolm family wants to re-examine the entire investigation … echoing the civil rights attorney Ben Crump, Who represents a family and leads the charge in making DA deliver what he calls “restorative justice.”
One note we have to make – several accounts in the days leading up to Malcolm’s murder say that he himself reduced the level of safety when speaking, including door searches. While he still had personal details of his own, he wasn’t rolling around to nearly the same depth he did in the 1960s when he was still on good terms with the NOI.
The letter, as described, does not appear to address this – but anyway, it alleges that there are actors other than the men convicted of the assassination.
Malcolm was shot dead by three men, killing 21 shots. He was 39 years old.
Originally Posted – 2:28 PM PT