Malcolm X gunman freed on parole

The other two gunmen have been identified by Baba Zak Kondo in his work, Conspiracys: Unraveling the Assassination of Malcolm X. According to eyewitness Roland Sheppard, one of the gunmen was seen in the offices of the NYPD. Other Bureau of Special Services and Investigations BOSSI agents working for the NYPD penetrated Malcolm’s organization and worked as security guards. Hagan still promotes the idea that he decided on his own, with two others active in the Nation of Islam to kill Malcolm X for his criticism of and defection from NOI and it’s leader Elijah Mohammed. Other evidence points to the FBI, CIA. Army Intelligence and police agents who fomented the divisions within NOI and plotted to destroy Malcolm X and his Organization of Afro-American Unity, in part because he was making alliances with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., both of them considered dangerous “Black Messiah” leaders of African-Americans who would address poverty, racism and militarism. Hagan may have been totally unaware of how he was used by these elements in the plotting. At least one of the other falsely accused shooters was murdered shortly after his release from prison. Some African-American commentators have asked if he would have been paroled had he been part of the assassination an important White iconic figure. James Earl Ray, the falsely accused White assassin of Dr. King died in prison seeking release on appeal. Lee Harvey Oswald, the falsely accused assassin of President Kennedy was murdered in the Dallas jail before trial. Sirhan Sirhan has been denied numerous parole requests for his wrongful conviction in the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy – John Judge

Malcolm X gunman freed on parole
BBC April 27, 2010

The only man to have admitted his role in the killing of controversial US black leader Malcolm X has been released from prison on parole.

Thomas Hagan, 69, was released from a New York jail 45 years after the assassination, officials confirmed.

Hagan said he was one of three men who shot Malcolm X as he began a speech at Harlem’s Audubon Ballroom in 1965.

But he has insisted that the two men who were convicted with him were not involved.

They maintained their innocence and were paroled in the 1980s.

Hagan’s release was announced by the New York State Department of Correctional Services on Tuesday.

Spokeswoman Linda Foglia said he was scheduled for release on Wednesday but the date was moved forward because the paperwork had been completed.

Hagan, who has repeatedly expressed regret for his actions, applied for parole 16 times before a board approved his request last month.

He had been allowed to spend five nights a week at his Brooklyn home on a work- release programme for the past 22 years.

In the 1960s, Hagan was a member of the militant Nation of Islam movement, in which Malcolm X was a major figure for some time.

Malcolm X rose to fame for his firebrand speeches in which he espoused black rights and denounced white people.

However, towards the end of his life he appeared to be taking a more conciliatory approach which made him enemies within the Nation of Islam.

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