Daugthers of Malcolm X File $100 Million Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against NYPD, CIA, and FBI

On February 21, 2021, the 58th anniversary of Malcolm X’s assassination, his daughters filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the NYPD, CIA, and FBI for $100 million. The lawsuit sheds light on the many unanswered questions surrounding Malcolm X’s death and implicates the government in his assassination.

Malcolm X was a prominent Black civil rights activist and leader during the 1960s. He was known for his passionate speeches and advocacy for Black self-determination, which he believed could only be achieved through militant action when non-violent means proved ineffective. However, Malcolm X’s activism made him a target of government surveillance, harassment, and intimidation.

The lawsuit filed by Malcolm X’s daughters alleges that the NYPD, CIA, and FBI were complicit in his assassination. The lawsuit cites evidence of government surveillance of Malcolm X in the years leading up to his death, including wiretaps, informants, and undercover agents. It also accuses the government of covering up its involvement in Malcolm X’s death and withholding information about his assassination.

Malcolm X was not the only high-profile Black civil rights activist who was assassinated in America. Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr., Medgar Evers, Fred Hampton, and Harry and Harriette Moore were also assassinated during the height of the civil rights movement. These assassinations were part of a larger pattern of violence and intimidation against Black civil rights activists and leaders.

The government’s role in these assassinations and its broader campaign of surveillance and harassment of civil rights activists is well-documented. The wrongful death lawsuit filed by Malcolm X’s daughters is an attempt to hold the government accountable for its actions. The lawsuit seeks to uncover the truth about Malcolm X’s assassination and to provide justice for his family.

However, the road to justice is likely to be long and difficult. The government has a history of resisting accountability for its actions, particularly when it comes to its treatment of Black Americans. It is unclear whether the government will voluntarily offer information about Malcolm X’s assassination or whether the lawsuit will need to go to trial.

Regardless of the outcome of the lawsuit, Malcolm X’s legacy as a fearless advocate for Black self-determination and justice lives on. His speeches and writings continue to inspire generations of activists, and his message of self-love and self-respect remains as relevant today as it was during his lifetime. The wrongful death lawsuit filed by his daughters is a powerful reminder of the ongoing struggle for justice and the importance of holding those in power accountable for their actions.