1916 Bombing Case that Because Cause Among Liberals, Labor Activists and Defenders of Civil Liberties [Trial]. Mooney, Thomas J. [1882-1942], Defendant. Billings, William K. [1893-1972], Defendant. Justice Raped in California: Story of So-Called Bomb Trials in San Francisco. San Francisco: Published by the Tom Mooney Molders Defense Committee, . 47,  pp. 64 illustrations. Stapled pamphlet in self-wrappers, light soiling, light wear to spine ends and corners, internally clean. A well-preserved copy. $500. * Fifth edition, revised and enlarged. Mooney and Billings were labor leaders and political activists who were framed as murderers after an anarchist's bomb exploded during the San Francisco Preparedness Day parade in 1916. Mooney was sentenced to death; Billings to life imprisonment. Their case became a cause among liberals, labor activists and defenders of civil liberties, among them Felix Frankfurter and Clarence Darrow. After 22 years of petitioning and publicity, they were released in 1939. Mooney was pardoned that year, Billings in 1961. All editions of Justice Raped were issued in 1917. It was re-issued a final time in 1918 with the title Shall Mooney Hang?: Justice Raped in California. All editions and the re-issue are scarce. OCLC locates 1 copy in a law library, Yale, which has a fifth edition. Rocq, California Local History (2nd ed.) 12501.
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