Massachusetts August 24, 1927
Sacco and Vanzetti killed in chair
On April 15, 1920 a shoe factory was robbed and two employees were found dead. Police found their suspects and arrested Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, Italian immigrants. Commotion broke out as the public learned both of the men were anarchists. Our newspaper reported around this time that Sacco owned a gun similar to the murder weapon and the bullets found matched his gun. Some viewed this evidence as questionable but with the information given about these men, they were viewed as guilty. July 14, 1921 they were found guilty and sentenced to death. Yesterday, August 23, 1927 after six years of appeal they were executed.
Klu Klux Klan has new targets
The old Klu Klux Klan had one target, to intimidate newly freed African Americans through threats and violence. The new KKK also has new targets including Catholics, Jews, immigrants and other group that the believe are un-American. The KKK prides them self on fighting for Americanism. The clan was formed in 1915 by a former preacher trying to preserve Americas white Protestant civilization. By 1924, the KKK had 40 million members. There is no telling if the KKK will continue to grow and by how much.