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Never-before-seen James Earl Ray videotapes released today

The Shelby County Register’s office has just converted and uploaded a set of video tapes to its website that present never before seen footage surrounding the capture of James Earl Ray.

From the Register’s office:

“In 1968, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office purchased a Sony Videocorder and Video Camera for the purposes of documenting the extradition, incarceration, and proceedings as related to James Earl Ray for the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It is believed that the personnel using the equipment were learning how to operate this technology as they recorded.”

Here’s an example of what the set includes. For the link to the full video and to the whole set, click on the screenshot below (which shows James Earl Ray being read his Miranda rights on the plane back to Memphis after being on the run):

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