Posted: Feb 23, 2021 8:13 am
by arugula2
A letter attributed to former undercover NYPD officer Raymond Wood, claims that he was pressured by FBI/NYPD to involve 2 of Malcolm X's bodyguards in activities including "a plot to bomb the Statue of Liberty", leading to their arrest a few days before X was assassinated (the bodyguards being unable to provide door security at the Audubon Ballroom where he was gunned down). Wood indicated that he was afraid to reveal this during life, and gave instructions for posthumous release.

The full press conference (from Saturday night) is tedious. A summary can be found here (Spectrum News NY1). Unclear when Wood died, but the release of his letter was probably timed to coincide with the anniversary of X's murder, for maximum coverage.

In sleuthing by Abdur-Rahman Muhammad, covered in the Netflix series Who Killed Malcolm X?, there's intriguing footage of a likely shooter walking calmly past NYPD officers, while they're intercepting other black men just outside the ballroom.


NY authorities issued platitudes. FBI not commenting.