Army & Navy - Trial's End

After a trial whose fairness drew praise even from the Negro press, an Army court-martial last week decided that the crime of murder had not been committed in the brawl between Negro G.I.s and paroled Italian prisoners at Fort Lawton last August (TIME, Aug. 28). But of the three Negroes charged with murder, two were found guilty of manslaughter and the third of rioting. Of 40 other Negroes charged with rioting, 25 were found guilty.

The rioting had begun when the Negroes, provoked by special privileges shown the Italians, stormed one of their barracks with "knives, clubs, trench shovels, axes, stones."...

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