39 Facts About Bartolomeo Vanzetti


In that incident, Carlo Valdinocci, a former editor of Cronaca Sovversiva, related to Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, was killed when the bomb intended for Palmer exploded in the editor's hands.

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Two days before Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were arrested, a Galleanist named Andrea Salsedo fell to his death from the US Justice Department's Bureau of Investigation offices on the 14th floor of 15 Park Row in New York City.

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Bartolomeo Vanzetti portrayed himself as the 'strong' one who had resisted the police.

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Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti boarded a streetcar, but were tracked down and soon arrested.

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Bartolomeo Vanzetti had four 12-gauge shotgun shells and a five-shot nickel-plated.

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The self-employed Bartolomeo Vanzetti had no such alibis and was charged for the attempted robbery and attempted murder in Bridgewater and the robbery and murder in the Braintree crimes.

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Rather than accept court-appointed counsel, Vanzetti chose to be represented by John P Vahey, a former foundry superintendent and future state court judge who had been practicing law since 1905, most notably with his brother James H Vahey and his law partner Charles Hiller Innes.

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Bartolomeo Vanzetti supported the suppression of functionally violent radical speech, and incitement to commit violent acts.

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Bartolomeo Vanzetti was known to dislike foreigners but was considered to be a fair judge.

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The defense tried to rebut the eyewitnesses with testimony that Bartolomeo Vanzetti always wore his mustache in a distinctive long style, but the prosecution rebutted this.

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Decades later, a lawyer who assisted Vahey in the defense said that the defense attorneys left the choice to Bartolomeo Vanzetti, but warned him that it would be difficult to prevent the prosecution from using cross examination to challenge the credibility of his character based on his political beliefs.

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Bartolomeo Vanzetti said that Vanzetti chose not to testify after consulting with Sacco.

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In 1927, advocates for Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti charged that this case was brought first because a conviction for the Bridgewater crimes would help convict him for the Braintree crimes, where evidence against him was weak.

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Each day during the trial, the courthouse was placed under heavy police security, and Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were escorted to and from the courtroom by armed guards.

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Bartolomeo Vanzetti testified that he had been selling fish at the time of the Braintree robbery.

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Bartolomeo Vanzetti stated he had lunched in Boston's North End with several friends, each of whom testified on his behalf.

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Bartolomeo Vanzetti was being tried under Massachusetts' felony-murder rule, and the prosecution sought to implicate him in the Braintree robbery by the testimony of several witnesses: one testified that he was in the getaway car, and others who stated they saw Bartolomeo Vanzetti in the vicinity of the Braintree factory around the time of the robbery.

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District Attorney Katzmann pointed out that Bartolomeo Vanzetti had lied at the time of his arrest, when making statements about the.

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Bartolomeo Vanzetti claimed that the revolver was his own, and that he carried it for self-protection, yet he incorrectly described it to police as a six-shot revolver instead of a five-shot.

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Bartolomeo Vanzetti told police that he had purchased only one box of cartridges for the gun, all of the same make, yet his revolver was loaded with five.

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At the time of his arrest, Bartolomeo Vanzetti claimed that he had bought the gun at a store, and that it cost $18 or $19 .

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Supporters later insisted that Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti had been convicted for their anarchist views, yet every juror insisted that anarchism had played no part in their decision to convict the two men.

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Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were bound for the electric chair unless the defense could find new evidence.

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Bartolomeo Vanzetti's efforts helped stir up support but was so costly that he was eventually dismissed from the defense team.

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Bartolomeo Vanzetti explained the functions of each part and began to demonstrate how each was interchangeable, in the process intermingling the parts of all three pistols.

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Bartolomeo Vanzetti noted that the SJC had already taken a very narrow view of its authority when considering the first appeal, and called upon the court to review the entire record of the case.

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Bartolomeo Vanzetti offered to conduct an independent examination of the gun and bullet forensic evidence by using techniques that he had developed for use with the comparison microscope.

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The president of the American Federation of Labor cited "the long period of time intervening between the commission of the crime and the final decision of the Court" as well as "the mental and physical anguish which Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti must have undergone during the past seven years" in a telegram to the governor.

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Bartolomeo Vanzetti impressed fellow prisoners at Charlestown State Prison as a bookish intellectual, incapable of committing any violent crime.

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Bartolomeo Vanzetti twice postponed the execution date while the governor considered requests for clemency.

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Bartolomeo Vanzetti thought that the Committee, particularly Lowell, imagined it could use its fresh and more powerful analytical abilities to outperform the efforts of those who had worked on the case for years, even finding evidence of guilt that professional prosecutors had discarded.

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Bartolomeo Vanzetti's biographer allows that he was "not a good choice, " not a legal scholar, and handicapped by age.

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Bartolomeo Vanzetti submitted affidavits questioning Hamilton's credentials as well as his performance during the New York trial of Charles Stielow, in which Hamilton's testimony linking rifling marks to a bullet used to kill the victim nearly sent an innocent man to the electric chair.

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Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti awaited execution in their cells at Charlestown State Prison, and both men refused a priest several times on their last day, as they were atheists.

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Bartolomeo Vanzetti explored Vanzetti's life and writings, as its focus, and mixed fictional characters with historical participants in the trials.

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In 1941, anarchist leader Carlo Tresca, a member of the Sacco and Vanzetti Defense Committee, told Max Eastman, "Sacco was guilty but Vanzetti was innocent", although it is clear from his statement that Tresca equated guilt only with the act of pulling the trigger, i e, Vanzetti was not the principal triggerman in Tresca's view, but was an accomplice to Sacco.

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In that conversation, in response to Sinclair's request for the truth, Moore stated that both Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were in fact guilty, and that Moore had fabricated their alibis in an attempt to avoid a guilty verdict.

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In 1977, as the 50th anniversary of the executions approached, Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis asked the Office of the Governor's Legal Counsel to report on "whether there are substantial grounds for believing–at least in the light of the legal standards of today–that Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were unfairly convicted and executed" and to recommend appropriate action.

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Mosaic mural portraying the trial of Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti is installed on the main campus of Syracuse University.

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