(Leo Frank hangs. “Lynch law better than no law,” said Tom Watson)
In 1915, Georgia Governor John Slaton was almost lynched when he commuted the death sentence of a prominent Jew, Leo Frank, who was convicted of raping and murdering a child. Then, the people of Georgia took the law into their own hands.
Latest:Saturday, April 26th, 1913 – (noon)Leo Frank had Conley (a black man) to ‘watch out’ for him while he ‘chatted’ with 12-year-old little Mary Phagan who had come to pick-up her weekly pay from working at the pencil factory. Frank demanded sex, and Phagan refused. Next, Frank in cocaine-induced rage, beat her mercilessly. He then pulled her underwear off, tied it around her throat, and raped her. After Frank finished he strangled her to death with the cord.Frank then summons Conley into the office, where he finds Leo crouching over the unconscious girl. Leo tells him that Mary had resisted his advances, and when he grabbed her, had fallen and struck her head. When he had finished with her, he decided to kill her with a garrote.Mary Phagan has been strangled with a seven-foot length of cord tied in a slipknot still tightly wrapped around her neck. Quantities of cord of this character are found throughout the building. Her tongue is swollen and protruding. She has soot on her face, dirt in her eyes, and cinders in her mouth and nostrils. She has a black eye, there are wounds on her scalp and below the knee and scratches on the elbow, and her clothing has been torn. There is fresh blood in her underclothing, and she appears to have been raped vaginally and anally. She has also been robbed, her purse containing the $1.20 is missing.Soon there are court trials, and on the witness stand, the sworn testimony and first-hand eyewitness account as presented by Jim Conley is absolutely devastating. It was on the seventh, and pivotal, day in the trial of Leo Frank that Jim Conley, who was employed as a sweeper at the factory, was called to testify and he presented a gruesome, graphic, and sometimes revolting tale. In fact, his testimony was so lurid that Judge Roan ordered all women and children cleared from the courtroom.Conley testified he had ‘watched out’ for Frank on several occasions, while he entertained young women in his office. According to Conley, Frank had confessed the murder to him and had tried to get him (Conley), to burn the body in the factory’s basement furnace. Frank’s lawyers, despite all of their bribes and trickery, were unable to shake Conley’s story.Some of his descriptions of what he saw intimated that Frank was a sexual deviant and ‘not built like other men.’ Conley tells of walking in as the Jew was molesting the girl, and boys. There were explicit details explaining how he and Frank had dragged the body to the basement furnace room. They returned to the office where Frank had Conley (who was illiterate) write notes indicating Newt Lee the watchman…
from May 28, 2016
By E. Michael Jones
How the Oligarchs Got their Power
(excerpt by henrymakow.com)
Unfortunately, Georgia has a history of governors who act as if they are proconsuls for the evil empire whose headquarters are in Wall Street and Washington.
On June 22, 1915, Georgians awoke to the news that Governor John Slaton had commuted the sentence which had condemned Leo Frank, left, the Jewish pencil factory owner, [and head of the local B’nai Brith lodge] to death for the rape and murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan. Although some Georgians agreed with Slaton’s decision, most did not, and outrage quickly spread through the population, and the city’s normal routine ground to a halt as people digested what had happened. Before long, the outrage which the majority of people felt at the commutation of Frank’s sentence found expression when, at 8:30 AM, a mob shouting “Pay the governor a call” started marching toward Slaton’s mansion, six miles away.
As some indication of what they planned to do when they got to the governor’s mansion, the mob broke into hardware stores along the way in search of guns. Police Chief Beavers, along with 50 mounted men, confronted the mob halfway to Slaton’s mansion, turning back roughly half of the men. Which meant of course that 2,000 armed men were still headed toward the governor’s mansion. What they planned to do when they got there became apparent after another mob hanged the governor in effigy in the town square. Around the effigy’s neck hung a sign proclaiming, “John M. Slaton, King of the Jews and Traitor Governor of Georgia.”
In the end it was only the state militia and its machine guns and the fact that Slaton had declared martial law which saved him from the rage of the mob and the noose they had prepared for him. The reaction to the commutation followed along the lines that had already been established by the publicity campaign to save Frank. Slaton received “hosannas from the national press,” and the New York Times led the way, proclaiming that if Governor Slaton were to “look beyond the boundaries of the State of Georgia, he can know and feel to how high a place he has raised himself in the esteem and admiration of the whole country. . . . Governor Slaton has saved Georgia from herself. He has made his name illustrious.” As in the past, that job fell to [Georgia Senator and newspaperman] Tom Watson, who claimed that the governor’s decision was a betrayal of the people of Georgia who had elected Slaton to office. Instead of representing the interests of the people who had elected him, Slaton ended up selling out to the rich Jews from New York City. The real issue, as Watson framed it, was money: “Jew money has debased us, bought us and sold us–and laughs at us.”
In Watson’s eyes, Slaton’s commutation of Frank’s sentence abolished the rule of law in Georgia, establishing in its place plutocracy, which is to say: “One law for the rich and another for the poor.” According to the new law those with “Unlimited Money and Invisible Power,” can prey on young Georgia girls with impunity because “they have established the precedent in Georgia that no Jew shall suffer capital punishment for a crime committed on a Gentile.”
Needless to say, Watson and his readers found this state of affairs intolerable, but when confronted with the question of “what are the people to do?” The only answer Watson could come up with was “Lynch law”: “Hereafter, let no man reproach the South with Lynch law: let him remember the unendurable provocation; and let him say whether Lynch law is better than no law at all.”
(left, John Slaton, 1870-1945)
As some indication that Watson was articulating the feelings of a significant percentage of the population of Georgia, a mob of 200 men opened fire on the governor’s mansion at two o’clock in the morning of June 22, 1915, Slaton’s last day in office. This was just the beginning of what was going to be a long day for the outgoing governor. When Governor Slaton left the capitol after giving his farewell address, a mob descended on his car shouting “Lynch him!” At this point a man in the mob tried to assassinate the governor.
Eventually the governor was able to escape from the mob, but he did not return to his mansion. Instead, he and his wife escaped by train to New York City, where, upon his arrival, he checked into the Waldorf Astoria hotel and held a press conference at which he was “accorded . . . the sort of welcome usually reserved for war heroes.”
In a move that seemed calculated to confirm the citizens of the state of Georgia in their suspicion that Slaton had sold out to New York money, Slaton and his wife then celebrated a night on the town with William Randolph Hearst after a dinner party at the publisher’s palatial apartment. After a summer-long vacation and cross-country train trip, the Slatons joined up with the Hearsts at San Simeon, Hearst’s version of Xanadu on the California coast. From there, the Slatons sailed to Hawaii. If this was political exile, the Slatons seemed to be enjoying it.
As the stories of Slaton being feted by the rich New Yorkers filtered back to Georgia, the outrage spiked upward once again. The Georgians who were outraged at the commutation of Frank’s sentence were even more outraged at the welcome their traitorous governor received in New York, and at a certain point a group of them decided to take the law into their own hands.
A group of 150 Marriettans joined together on the day the commutation was announced to form the Knights of Mary Phagan and vowed revenge on both Slaton and Frank. At around the same time a smaller but much more influential group of men came to the same conclusion and hatched a plan that was nothing if not audacious. They planned to abduct Frank from the state prison farm in Milledgeville, transport him halfway across the state, and then hang him in Marrietta, Mary Phagan’s home town. Tom Watson was informed of the conspiracy to murder Frank and kept up the drumbeat of publicity throughout the summer of 1915. On August 12, 1915, in response to a blatantly pro-Frank documentary produced by Hollywood’s Marcus Loew, Watson wrote: “Let the rich Jews beware! . . . THE NEXT JEW WHO DOES WHAT FRANK DID IS GOING TO GET EXACTLY THE SAME THING THAT WE GIVE TO NEGRO RAPISTS!”
Then, on August 17, the cabal carried out its threat. Frank was abducted from the state prison farm in Milledegeville, transported to Marietta and hanged. The lynching of Leo Frank set off an orgy of vituperation in the press of the sort the nation had not seen since the hanging of John Brown. Newspaper after newspaper condemned the South, in the words of the Chicago Tribune, as “a region of illiteracy, blatant self-righteousness, cruelty, and violence. Until it is improved by the infusion of better blood and better ideas it will remain a reproach and a danger to the American Republic.”
(left, Americans are now too busy extending central banker domination to defend their own freedom.)
“If Georgia approves lynching,” opined the New York Times, “then honors bestowed upon the lynchers would attest to the shameless courage of the Georgia public and its willingness to defy public opinion in the other States of the Union.” And for good measure, the Akron Beacon Journal added, “Georgia is a good place for every decent man and woman to stay away from.”
Which is precisely what the CEOs and homosexuals were saying about Georgia in the spring of 2016.—
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Related-Interview with E. Michael Jones (Required viewing starts at at 23 min mark) ———-The Leo Frank Case isreminiscent of the famous Damascus Affair . Jewish bankers pulled out all stops to free guilty compatriots. ——– The Leo Frank Case ——– Lynching Changed America Forever