By Jim Ingram,James L. Dickerson,William F. Winter
—Former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour
“This is an easy tale a few advanced guy who had a long-lasting impact on Mississippi. Jim Ingram was once from the “old tuition” within the most sensible experience of these phrases. He valuable features like loyalty to others and loyalty to the legislation. He abhorred bullies and was once fearless in monitoring the “night riders” who used terror as their weapon of choice.
Question; who used to be the realm well-known Middle-Eastern dictator who took shelter in a “safe residence” in Jackson, Mississippi…well, you’ll simply need to learn the ebook and be shocked to discover who was once in our midst.”
—Former Mississippi Secretary of kingdom Dick Molpus
“Jim was once continuously a major case guy—a lengthy ball hitter. He didn’t hit singles. He took the ball out of the park.”
—Retired FBI precise Agent invoice Stokes
Jim Ingram is to the FBI what Elliot Ness was once to the Treasury Department—a larger-than-life image of yank justice, a Klan-busting crime fighter who used to be concerned with many of the maximum profile FBI situations of the Nineteen Fifties, Nineteen Sixties and 1970s.
Interestingly, after approximately 30 years with the FBI, Ingram was once introduced out of retirement within the 2000s as a cold-case investigator of Mississippi civil rights-era murders, casting him into his 5th decade of crime scuffling with. one of the old circumstances labored through Ingram:
•The assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
•The “Mississippi Burning” civil rights murders.
•The assassination of Martin Luther King.
•The homicide of Federal pass judgement on John H. Woods, recognized by way of associates and detractors as “Maximum John.” The convicted hit guy was once actor Woody Harrelson’s father, Charles Harrelson.
•The bombing of Beth Israel Temple.
•The FBI counterintelligence operation referred to as COINTELPRO.
•The FALN bombings through Puerto Rican separatists.
In this memoir, Jim Ingram offers insider details at the above high-profile circumstances and others, besides a private standpoint on his approximately 30-year profession of legislations enforcement. in the course of that occupation, he headed up the FBI places of work in manhattan and Chicago, and was once answerable for the violent crimes civil rights table in Mississippi within the Nineteen Sixties, and served within the Nineteen Seventies as deputy assistant FBI director in Washington, DC.
After his retirement from the FBI, Ingram served as Public safeguard Commissioner for the kingdom of Mississippi, which positioned him answerable for the road Patrol, an corporation that
had been seriously infiltrated by means of the KKK whereas he used to be head of the civil rights table in Mississippi. Appointed through Governor Kirk Fordice, a conservative Republican. Ingram turned solid associates with the guy regardless of their political differences.
Jim Ingram kicked the bucket in August 2009 of melanoma, yet labored in this memoir together with his co-author, correct up till his dying. The booklet comprises new, previously categorized information regarding quite a few cases.
ABOUT THE CO-AUTHOR
Journalist James L. Dickerson has released a number of biographies and histories, together with “Devil’s Sanctuary: An Eyewitness historical past of Mississippi Hate Crimes,” “Dixie’s soiled Secret,” and “Yellow Fever: a virulent disease Poised to Kill Again.” An award-winning journalist, he has labored as a employees author for 3 Pulitzer Prize-winning newspapers, the industrial attraction (Memphis), the Clarion-Ledger/Jackson day-by-day information (Jackson, MS) and the Delta Democrat-Times (Greenville, MS).
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