Earlier this year, in an apparent effort to build her reputation as the Oliver Stone of the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Cynthia McKinney, D-Ga., introduced a bill seeking "expeditious disclosure of records relevant to the life and assassination" of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Now, McKinney is hoping to stoke the investigation into the assassination of that other great freedom fighter: Tupac Shakur. According to AllHipHop.com, McKinney suspects Shakur was under government investigation when he was shot to death after attending a Mike Tyson fight in Las Vegas in 1996. The following are excerpts from McKinney's Tupac and MLK resolutions:
"[A]ll Government records concerning the life and death of Tupac Amaru Shakur should carry a presumption of immediate disclosure, and all records should be eventually disclosed to enable the public to become fully informed about the history surrounding his life and death. ... Only in the rarest cases is there any legitimate need for continued protection of such records."
On MLK Jr.:
"[L]egislation is necessary because congressional records related to the life and assassination of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., would not otherwise be subject to public disclosure until at least the year 2028. ... [M]ost of the records related to the life and assassination of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., are almost 35 years old, and only in the rarest cases is there any legitimate need for continued protection of such records."