Citizens and Assassins by Julie Peavey Alexander

By Julie Peavey Alexander

In February 1909, a former usa Deputy Marshal is murdered close to Ada, Oklahoma, by way of a cold-blooded assassin.

His homicide is one of the that has happened in a county during which electorate live between at the least twenty assassins for lease. under months after the marshal’s loss of life, 4 males who've been arrested for his homicide are lynched by way of a mob of voters. in the course of the evening on April 19, 1909, the mob breaks into the jailhouse in Ada, overpowers the deputies on accountability, and binds the prisoners’ palms with baling twine. They then lead the accused to an deserted livery sturdy and grasp every one from the rafters. not able to rely on justice throughout the executive because of a defective courtroom process and jurors who're afraid to convict for worry of retaliation on their lives, the mob takes at the position as pass judgement on, jury, and executioner.

If ever there a case deserving of vigilante justice, this can be it.

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