The Murder of Two Innocent Men: Sacco and Vanzetti

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“I wish to tell you I am innocent and never connected with any crime... I wish to forgive some people for what they are now doing to me.” These were the last words of Vanzetti just before his death. Two innocent men executed because of their background information, the location they were in during a crime and the prejudice trials they had to face trying to prove their innocence. Nicola Sacco was born on June 11, 1888, in Torremaggiore, Italy while Bartolomeo Vanzetti was born on April 22, 1891, in Villafelletto, Italy (www.workerslibery.org). These two men were both anarchist and Italian immigrants with no criminal backgrounds. Sacco was a shoe edger and Vanzetti was a construction worker, but during his free time he peddled eels and clams. They both immigrated to the United States in 1908. Although Vanzetti had a tough childhood and never found a woman, Sacco was married and had two children. He had a son named Dante and second child, which was a girl, born during his time in jail. On April 15, 1920, two men murdered a pay master and a security guard and stole more than 15,000 dollars from them(bostonlocaltv.org). Several eye witnesses described the two murders as Italian Immigrants, while some even claimed that they thought they saw Sacco and Vanzetti. Their car was found in the woods so police put the murders vehicle in an auto repair shop as a trap to see who would claim the car. Sacco and Vanzetti fell into the trap even though they were not suspects. On May 5,
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