Saturday, May 1, 2010

Thomas Hagan, Malcolm X Assassin, Released From Prison

Thomas Hagan, Malcolm X Assassin, Released From Prison

During a speaking engagement within the Audubon ballroom on Feb. 21, 1965, civil rights leader, Malcolm X, was shot to death. The prime over in the shooting was Thomas Hagan although three men were arrested for the crime. Hagan served 44 years for the crime. Thomas Hagan, previously known as Talmadge X Hayer or Talmadge Hayer, is 69 and was given parole after dozens of requests, and probably will need a instant cash loans or two for legal expenses.

Assassination of Malcolm X

On that day in 1965, Malcolm X took the podium at the Audubon Ballroom. As he started to address the crowd, a sudden disturbance broke out. Thomas Hagan, then Talmadge Hayer, shot him within the chest with a sawed off shotgun at point blank range as he tried to calm the situation. Two other men started shooting him with handguns. Malcolm X was shot more than 16 times and was pronounced dead just after arrival at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, at 3:30 pm. Hagan was the only person who confessed to the crime after being severely beaten by the crowd and being arrested.

The other men that shot

Two additional persons were arrested, Norman 3X Butler and Thomas 15X Johnson, now known as Muhammed Abdul Aziz and Khalil Islam, respectively. Both have stayed out of jail as Hagan has always said they had nothing to do with the crime. Even low interest loans can't help yield other results as to who the other gunmen were. They were both paroled within the mid-1980s.

Ecumenical split is the shooting over

Malcolm X split from the Nation of Islam, which he had been a member of for a dozen years, in 1964. The shooting was due to some tensions between him and Elijah Muhammad, who was the leader. Hagan said that had been the inspiration for himself and conspirators to gun him down.

Thomas Hagan of course 17th attempt parole

Hagan has expressed regret over the shooting according to the Los Angeles Times . This was his 17th appeal for parole, which was of course. He is married, has a daughter, as outlined by New York Times, and given that 1988 has been on work release, working in a fast food restaurant among other endeavors. He also earned a Masters in Sociology given that his incarceration.

Article Sources

Los Angeles Times,,117782.story

New York Times

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