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Guilty or Innocent? The Trial of Sacco & Vanzetti Q. Do you think Sacco and Vanzetti were innocent? Do I think Sacco and Vanzetti were innocent? Given the distance in time and place, it's impossible to say with absolute certainty that they were innocent. am about 98 percent sure -- 99 percent for Vanzetti. Along with all their perfectly believable alibis, there are larger questions of behavior. The men simply never behaved like guilty men. They never hid their actions before their arrests. They did not flee or hide anything. Once arrested, they lied a lot on the night they were questioned but it's reasonable to believe they were covering up their anarchistic activities. Neither on that night nor in the seven years remaining did either man say or do anything that would suggest his guilt. the whole Morelli gang scenario (see Chapter 11) is so much more believable than the guilt of Sacco or Vanzetti. Q. Do you think they had a fair trial? Absolutely not. The judge was biased to the point of being ridiculous. Any of his out-of-court statements about the men would today instantly guarantee them a new trial. The D.A. also stepped far over the line of fairness and would, today, probably have been reprimanded for his conduct, including the probable suborning of perjury among witnesses. This question is also my final answer to the first. A Mass Superior Court

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