As I sat in class and listened to the teacher, as she reminded us of what a great leader and eloquent speaker Dr. Martin Luther King was, I am filled with joy and pride, but then these emotions are quickly changed to one of dismay, confusion, then anger. Why am I angry? There are still so many missing pieces to the puzzle, that evening Dr. King was assasinated, that it makes me angry to think that this entire assasination may have been planned. Like our teacher said, only the very rich could have afforded to travel via airplane, not only that, but the high-powered weapon the assasin used was very expensive, and he could not have afforded these items. I have also spoken to my father-in-law on numerous occasions about the circumstances and events that led up to the evening that Dr. King was murdered. My father-in-law was one of the first black police officers that were hired in Memphis Police Department, and he has been interviewed several times by the local T.V. stations about what it was like to work as a police officer, back in those days and also about the evening Dr. King was murdered. My father-in-law shared with me, that he would always be one of the officers, who would work as a body guard for Dr. King whenever he came to Memphis, but on that day Dr. King was murdered, all black police officers were taken off that shift or sent somewhere else to work on that evening. There are still so many unanswered questions that sad evening Dr. King was killed that it sometimes saddens me to think that it was all part of a conspiracy.