TERRITORIES: Knock on the Door

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One September night in 1931, a doe-eyed young woman in a green evening dress, bored with a gay party at Honolulu's Aia Wai Inn, wandered outside and along John Ena Road. She was the wife of a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, and her name was Thalia Massie.

By the story she told later, five men seized her, drove her away in an auto, beat her and raped her. Five men of mixed Hawaiian and Asiatic blood were arrested and accused of the crime. When they were let out on bail, Thalia...

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