When Hoover’s unscrupulous and disgraceful investigations did not turn out anything exhibiting a prosecutorial merit, particularly in which to indict Dr. King, then what did he do – he began leaning on his perverted voyeuristic impulses, the same ones he used to bully 20th century American politicians, causing them to be practically afraid of their own shadows. Hoover and his sanctimonious goons [which at the time likely encompassed members of America’s lily-white press], relentlessly stalked Dr. King by wiretapping just about any place he’d frequented to lay his head. Eventually Hoover’s own private lifestyle would become marred by controversy involving sexual paraphilia, and cross-dressing, particularly as he sought to label Dr. King a degenerate and sexual deviant pending any infidelities he found. It begs the question, are American politicians still fearful of “The Hoover Maneuver,” a tactic used when powerful law enforcement officials hold politicians hostage by using their misdeeds against them?
Incidentally, why don’t America’s government consider changing the F.B.I.’s building’s name from “J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building” to read “The Eliot Ness Federal Law Enforcement Command Center.” Perhaps the latter contingency may engender a stronger moral inheritance for Americans to embrace.
This may interest you: in an article provided online by a Frank Schneiger titled “J. Edgar Hoover: Racism and Power,” the author adds that Hoover’s “secret police infiltrated black organizations; in the early days recruiting what he called ‘reliable Negroes,’ and, in its later version, organizing ‘ghetto listening posts.”
In today’s 21 century, apparently America’s “FBI spends a lot of time spying on Black Americans,” naming their operations “black identity extremism,” a form of domestic terrorism. Black activists and politicians alike vehemently denounces FBI’s arbitrary extracurricular activities into Black Americans’ affairs, labeling the practice a form of racial profiling. However, The Wall Street Journal reported on its website that the FBI eventually abandoned the neologism, wherein the agency originally employed the phrase ‘as part of a broad reconceptualization toward how it conceived racially motivated crime.'”
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