Sunday, April 21, 2013

Immigrants, Bombings, and Murder in Massachusetts

I have heard the two words enemy combatant uttered in conjunction with recent events in Massachusetts but not the two words Sacco and Vanzetti.  Maybe I have not been listening to the right people.
Ferdinando Nicola Sacco (April 22, 1891 – August 23, 1927) and Bartolomeo Vanzetti (June 11, 1888 – August 23, 1927) were suspected anarchists who were convicted of murdering two men during a 1920 armed robbery of a shoe factory in South Braintree, Massachusetts, United States. After a controversial trial and a series of appeals, the two Italian immigrants were executed on August 23, 1927.
Since their deaths, critical opinion has overwhelmingly felt that the two men were convicted largely on their anarchist political beliefs and unjustly executed.  In 1977, Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis issued a proclamation that Sacco and Vanzetti had been unfairly tried and convicted and that "any disgrace should be forever removed from their names." The case is still officially open.--wikipedia

1 comment:

Tina said...

The events in Boston were so tragic and pointless, including the lives of the two young men who became irretrievably warped by anger. Anger + testosterone = mayhem.


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