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Sacco and Vanzetti

Two men were murdered in the Massachusetts town of Braintree. They were Frederick Parmenter and Alessandro Berardelli. Both were employees of the Slater-Morrill Shoe Factory. The culpable individuals absconded with payroll money. Two followers of the infamous anarchist Luigi Galleani were immigrants Nicola Sacco and Bartolommeo Vanzetti. Neither had police records, but espoused militant anarchy. Both were connected to the Braintree murders circumstantially. The two arrested men became world centers of controversy. The first trial was filled with questionable testimony. There were numerous requests from all over for clemency. After two trials, the defendants were found guilty. The twenty-second of August in 1927 was their last day. Controversy about their involvements persists up to today. I thank online encyclopedia for information I obtained to write this poem.

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  1. Date: 11/14/2012 6:03:00 AM
    Congratulations on your placement in Susan's "Wrongful Imprisonment" contest Robert. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/12/2012 1:50:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win, Robert! hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 11/11/2012 10:38:00 AM
    This was a nicely told tale of their sad demise, Robert. Congrats on your well deserved win.

  1. Date: 11/11/2012 10:37:00 AM
    Good morning, Robert :-) Congratulations in Susan's "Wrongful Imprisonment or Sentenced " contest, deep subject... always~ PD

  1. Date: 11/10/2012 6:41:00 PM

  1. Date: 11/10/2012 10:52:00 AM
    well done .....Seren

  1. Date: 10/11/2012 5:37:00 PM
    It was a travesty... Good poem with a message... Terry