The late J Edgar Hoover=the FBI and the FBI= the late J Edgar Hoover. Mr. Hoover established the FBI to be what it is today. Mr. Hoover, in fact, WAS the FBI. He was the power behind Presidents. Through his methodology, he established sophisticated and advanced surveillance technology. He was also implemented spying techniques on those he considered to be anti-Americans i.e. communists, so-called radicals, and others who have a liberal ideology.
Mr. Hoover spied on many civil rights activists including the late Martin Luther King. He allegedly used nefarious methods to destroy groups whose main purpose was to improve the quality of their respective communities. The late J. Edgar Hoover has left a legacy to the FBI which is both positive and negative. Let's discuss this. How do YOU remember J. Edgar Hoover?
I do remember the man as the guy on every Wheaties box, he and his G-men during the 1930's were responsible for disposing of John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson, The Barker Gang, Pretty Boy Floyd, and Alvin Karpis, to just name a few. Until the 1960's he was all american and appreciated as such, until his perversions and bigotry were impossible to conceal in a changing America..
by Kelly Kline Burnett6 years ago
It is said that the movie attempted to keep the events of J. Edgar Hoover respectful and I admire that but question what bits of history were left out that are pertinent to us today?I am dismayed that the exile of...
by Grace Marguerite Williams5 years ago
As I was watching the movie ALL THE KING'S MEN starring the late Broderick Crawford, I was thinking about J. Edgar Hoover. Mr. Hoover was the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1924 until his death in...
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