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Sacco and Vanzetti trial Sacco and Vanzetti were accused of the murders of Frederick Parmenter, a paymaster, and Alessandro Berardelli, a security guard, at the Slater-Morrill Shoe Company, in Braintree, Massachusetts during the afternoon of April 15, 1920. Vanzetti was further charged with the theft of $15,776.73 from the company. Police suspicions regarding the Braintree robbery-murder and an earlier attempted robbery on December 24, 1919 in Bridgewater, Massachusetts centered on local Italian anarchists. While neither Sacco nor Vanzetti had a criminal record, the authorities knew them as radical militants and adherents of Luigi Galleani. Police connected the crimes and the recent activities of the Galleanist anarchist movement, speculating that the robbers were motivated by the need to finance more bombings. The two men were arrested in Brockton, Massachusetts on May 5, 1920, after appearing at a garage to pick up a car that police believed was used in the robberies. Both had pistols on them, along with anarchist literature, and Vanzetti was carrying shotgun shells similar to those used in the holdups. Vanzetti was first tried for the armed robbery in Bridgewater and convicted. Both men were then tried for the Braintree crimes and convicted. After several failed appeals over six years, Sacco and Vanzetti were executed in the electric chair on August 23, 1927. Celestino Madeiros, who had confessed to the Braintree murders, was executed the same day for a different murder. Since 1914, they had been identified as suspects in several violent bombings and assassination attempts, including an attempted mass poisoning. The trial will go down in history as the worse case ever. Sacco and Vanzetti were completely stripped of their rights. The case was should never been the way it was this case showed so much injustice. This is America where justice is given to anyone who walks foot here even if they’re anarchist. I do believe they have enough evidence to accuse them of the murderrobbery, but they have no where near enough to sentence them to execution by electric chair. The evidence they had mostly though, was not even matching to them they just assumed to them. To me the judge should be put in jail along with the jury, this is just unjusticely and not what were about here in America. Will we ever find out if they really did the crime? Will we ever look back at this court case and wonder why we acted the way we did? If we ever find out they did the murder-robbery we still should feel guilty. The trial was not fair, the America should feel bad for letting such rights be taken away from American citizens. In my opinion the judge, prosecutor, and jury should be jailed for letting such crimes happen. We might have executed innocent people accused of murder because they are anarchists. The evidence they had on them was weak, evidence some of the evidence wasn’t even theirs it was just similar to what they already had. I as an American citizen cannot believe how we could cheat people of their lives like that it am just not right.


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