STATES & CITIES: Walker for Mooney

During San Francisco's 1916 Preparedness Day Parade, a bomb exploded on Market Street, killed ten people, wounded 40 others. Thomas Mooney and Warren K. Billings, labor agitators, were convicted of the crime, went to jail for life. Their trials were later shown to have been honeycombed with perjured evidence against them. Judge & jury recommended their pardon. The case became interwoven with State politics. Governor after California Governor was implored by large sections of organized Labor, the Press and the Pulpit to set justice to rights by releasing Mooney & Billings. Though...

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