Less didactic and more piercing is the sense that two human beings were killed despite inconclusive or conflicting evidence, as an example to fellow travelers. The judge in the case, Webster Thayer, told the jury, referring to Vanzetti, "This man, although he may not have actually committed the crime attributed to him, is nevertheless culpable, because he is the enemy of our existing institutions."
Friday, March 30, 2007
Sacco & Vanzetti
A new documentary, Sacco and Vanzetti, gets a one week run here in Pasadena starting April 6. More info on other screenings at the film's website. NYT review,