Sunday, June 24, 2018

Proportionate Reaction is Very Important


Hillsville, Va. (1912)
Mar. 14, 1912: In a courthouse assassination “a judge, a prosecutor, a sheriff and two bystanders were killed and two others were wounded seriously.”  The underlying crime that caused this bloody jailbreak was two inmates awaiting trial for disturbing the peace, after attempting to eject a pastor, the uncle of one of the defendant, from his pulpit.
Category: public.
Suicide: no.
Cause: Overreaction to minor criminal charge.[1]


[1] “Posse Takes One Allen Bandit,” Daily Missoulian [Missoula, Mont.], Mar. 23, 1912, 1,6.

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