Given that he spent time in prison, for the Nazi's unsuccessful "Beer Hall Putsch" in the German state of Bavaria. During his time in jail he famously wrote Mein Kampf, it is known that not everything he did was legal.
Of course that's not the period during Mr. Hitler's life that Dr. King intended to refe :)
You'll also have to define under which law. ...
The source of the quote:
@pennjillette I am the original author of the "MLK" quote. Somewhere my words got mixed with his. The post: http://i.stack.imgur.com/cqtjw.jpg
The original author said "I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy", and then quoted Martin Luther King jr.
According to this list he only held two speeches in 1961:
The Modern Negro Activist (text)
The Negro and the American Dream (text)
Neither of which contain said quote.
However, as Mohammad Patrick Ročka pointed out:
The quote above is paraphrased, and mixing up Dr. King's statements
about New York and St. Louis Here is the real quote ...
"There is within us a moral instinct
which forbids us to rejoice at the
death of even an enemy."
-- Henryk Sienkiewicz, Without Dogma (1891)
Full text at Project Gutenberg
So, if Martin Luther King, Jr. did say it, he was likely paraphrasing Sienkiewicz (whether knowingly or unknowingly).
In addition to the obvious (Beer Hall Putsch), he also violated the Enabling Act.
Article 2 states, "Laws enacted by the government of the Reich may deviate from the constitution as long as they do not affect the institutions of the Reichstag and the Reichsrat. The rights of the President remain undisturbed."
However, in 1934, Hitler abused the ...
Through a combination of coercion and persuasion, the Nazis managed to pass the so-called Enabling Act with the necessary two-thirds "supermajority" in the Reichstag.
The key features of the Act were that with very few exceptions,
"...laws of the Reich may also be enacted by the government of the Reich...
Laws enacted by the Reich government shall be ...
Many sources conclude that the FBI have documentation of MLK's adultery, and many sources conclude that he was an adulterer.
All information comes from the FBI and filtered through Lyndon B. Johnson. Consider the atmosphere of the country - there was a civil rights movement taking place and J. Edgar Hoover was extremely fervor in his collection of data on ...
"The meaning of this story is not found in the drowning of the Egyptian soldiers, for no one should rejoice at the death or defeat of a human being. Rather, this story symbolizes the death of evil and of inhuman oppression and unjust exploitation." Martin Luther King Jr, Strength to Love, page 79
Apparently neither originated it. From Martin Luther: A Very Short Introduction by Scott H. Hendrix:
So far however, this statement has not been found in his writings. Scholars believe it originated in the German Confessing Church, which used it to inspire hope and perseverance during its opposition to the Nazi dictatorship.
The statement ...
Proverbs 24, New International Version translation:
 Do not gloat when your enemy falls;
when they stumble, do not let your heart rejoice,
 or the Lord will see and disapprove
and turn his wrath away from them.
This is similar to the attributed quotation. As a Protestant minister who championed a cause that placed himself and those around ...