The Red Scare
April 15th, 1921
Two employees at a warehouse were found dead after a break in and robbery. Two suspects, both Italian and of Anarchist and Socialist belief were taken into custody. Although little evidence was provided, they were found guilty two weeks later they were found guilty. Protests erupted on the false verdict. In fact, four years after the verdict, another man came clean and confessed to the crime. The victims were not given a retrial. Finally, three years later in 1927, the men were sentenced to death, even with the lack of evidence in the first place, and the man's claim. It is believed that the men were innocent, as they claimed, but were tried more on political views than crime.