Some African American leaders are asking the government to look into a new conspiracy theory--that the late Commerce Secretary Ronald H. Brown was murdered last year and his government plane was crashed in Croatia to cover it up. The Pentagon, the Justice Department and the White House say the claim is completely unfounded and insist that Brown, then the highest-ranking black member of the Cabinet, died along with 34 others on his trade mission when their Air Force transport strayed off course and crashed into a mountainside in The assassination theory surfaced earlier this month in a newspaper owned by Richard Mellon Scaife, a wealthy conservative and well-known conspiracy theorist.
Murder theory concerning Brown death refuses to die
Black Leaders Seek Conspiracy Probe in Brown's Death - Los Angeles Times
Brown Confidante Rattles Washington Justice officials said they had consulted with the Defense Department in the past month and determined there was no reason to open an independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding Brown's death in a military plane crash. The Justice Department's contacts with the Defense Department followed recent calls by prominent black leaders for a criminal investigation into allegations Brown may have died of a bullet wound. Attorney General Janet Reno offered no details, but told reporters, "The department is not looking into the matter. If there is credible information developed that a crime has been committed, then we will pursue it immediately. One senior official familiar with the case tells CNN there was no reason to pursue the matter further. Brown and 34 others died when the Air Force plane in which they were traveling on a trade mission crashed into a mountainside in Croatia.
Black Leaders Seek Conspiracy Probe in Brown’s Death
The celebration of the life of Dick Gregory on Sept. Gregory was born in in the slums of St. His mother, Lucille Gregory, had to put plastic on her feet to keep them from getting wet as she walked to work. When Mr. Gregory was 10, a white man knocked out two of his front teeth for touching a white woman as he shined her shoes.
The Pentagon, the Justice Department and the White House say the claim is completely unfounded and insist that Brown, who was the highest ranking African-American in the Cabinet, died along with 34 others on his trade mission when their Air Force transport strayed off course and crashed into a mountainside in April White House press secretary Mike McCurry has reacted bluntly to the theory, saying the allegations are being promoted by "people who, no doubt, for whatever reason, hate the president of the United States. The assassination theory surfaced this month in a newspaper owned by Richard Mellon Scaife, a wealthy conservative and well-known conspiracy theorist. Citing those allegations, Gregory was arrested Wednesday outside Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington when he used yellow police tape to try to seal off the main entrance of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, the office that conducted the examination of Brown's body.