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“The number of lynchings far exceed the legal hangings, and many of them are for offenses that the law does not define as capital offenses punishable by death.”
Phoenix lawyer, Mr. Street, writing for The Weekly Champion [from, “Mob Law”] Flagstaff, AZ. (08/06/1887)
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