Household of Malcolm X Recordsdata $100 Million Wrongful Dying Lawsuit In opposition to NYPD & Others

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The household of Malcolm X has filed a wrongful demise lawsuit in opposition to the NYPD, New York state and federal businesses over his 1965 homicide.

The descendants of Malcolm X need the NYPD, New York State, the FBI and CIA to pay up. On Tuesday (February 21), X’s household introduced plans to file a whopping $100 million lawsuit in the direction of every entity, and extra authorities businesses, citing the mishandling of civil rights chief’s 1965 assassination. Tuesday additionally marked 58 years since X’s assassination.

A news conference was held on the identical day on the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Training Heart, with X’s daughter’s Qubilah Shabazz, 62, and Ilyasah Shabazz, 60, as audio system. Accompanying the ladies was civil rights legal professional, Ben Crump, all giving a “formal discover” of the authorized motion.

 “For years, our household has fought for the reality to return to mild regarding his homicide and we’d like our father to obtain the justice that he deserves,” Ilyasah Shabazz mentioned.

In 2021, $36 million settlement was met many years after the wrongful conviction of Muhammad Aziz and Khalil Islam, two males who have been accused of murdering X. Crump referred to the settlement throughout the convention, saying, The rhetorical query is that this: if the federal government compensated the 2 gents that have been wrongfully convicted for the assassination of Malcolm X with tens of hundreds of thousands of {dollars}, then what’s to be the compensation for the daughters who suffered essentially the most from the assassination of Malcolm X?”

Crump continued, “We intend to have vigorous litigation of this matter, to have discovery to have the ability to take depositions of the people who’re nonetheless alive, 58 years later, to make it possible for some measure of justice may be given to Malcolm X’s daughters. The reality of what occurred and who was concerned has all the time been essential.”