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Running head: SACCO AND VANZETTI 1 The court case of Sacco and Vanzetti Name Institution Course Instructor Date
SACCO AND VANZETTI 2 Introduction In American legal history, the Sacco and Vanzetti case is widely considered as a justice miscarriage. Bartolomeo Vanzetti and Nicola Sacco were two Italians who were accused of robbery and murder. Upon being charged, the court convicted them even though evidence proving their guilt was unavailable. In July of 1921, the duo was found guilty consequently sentenced to death, and they were executed in August of 1927. The execution became public such that almost every person knew that Vanzetti and Sacco were going to be killed. The shoe factory robbery happened on April 15, 1920, in Massachusetts, South Braintree. Two Italians allegedly killed a security guard and a paymaster; they also stole more than $15,000 from the store. The investigative authorities grilled Vanzetti and Sacco because coincidently they were presents when the incident occurred and was both Italian. During the process of investigation, the law enforcers asked numerous questions to the duo. However, they lied to the officers (Joughin, & Morgan, 2015). Vanzetti had a gun and no criminal history before being pressed with a murder charge. Anarchist Movement Sacco was born in Italy in 1891 just like his friend Vanzetti who was born in 1888. The duo had come in the United States at 20 years old. The two met in 1917 bonded after striking their principle of anarchism; they took this from an Italian radical known as Luigi Galleani who advocated the application of violence against an unjust government. The group was suspected over numerous bombing that happened in the 1910s. The government of the United States listed
SACCO AND VANZETTI 3 the adherent of this group among the principal enemies of the nation. The FBI which was at the time known as BOI was investigating a homicide and started looking for the suspects after getting information that the perpetrators looked like Italians and that they needed funds to support their outlawed group (radical). Investigative Process Michael Stewart, the police chief supposed that an Italian anarchist Ferruccio Coacci, who was going to be deported because of an offense and was staying with Mario Buda. The

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