Part 2: Revenge of the Anarchists (Punishment)



A special edition of Yesterday’s News with stories of the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the death penalty.


The Chicago Haymarket Riot of 1886

Part 2: Punishment


In my last episode, I began the story of the 1886 riot in Chicago in which a group of anarchists exploded a bomb near a line of policemen that killed seven officers, with seven men facing a jury for the horrible crime.

Now in Part Two: Punishment, we’ll hear reports on the resolution of the case, which includes four executions, but not before the anarchists manage to set off another bomb.

In the jail.

For real.


Musical direction by Dave Sams

Jul 17, 2016, 04:01 AM
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