Sacco and Vanzetti

Written by: Robert Pettit

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.