Lawyers, Judges and a Rabbi Call on State to Exonerate Leo Frank

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A group of lawyers and judges led by a rabbi gathered at a synagogue Sunday to say the state of Georgia should exonerate a Jewish businessman who was lynched 100 years ago for a murder they believe he didn't commit—and for which they believe he was convicted out of fear of an anti-Semitic mob.

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  • Richard Mamches

    Mr. Strom, Obviously you are not aware of the fact that, On December 17, 1983, Mary Richards Phagan, namesake and sister-in-law of the murder victim Mary Phagan, gave an interview to the Associated Press, in which she ringingly and forthightly declared: "I‘ll thank the Lord if [the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles] clears Leo Frank‘s name. We have all suffered enough....I have never believed that Frank done that [murder]. It just never made sense. And when the Georgia parole board initially denied the pardon, she was once again quoted by Associated Press as saying, "I am surprised. What‘s the matter with those people? There must be a lot of those people still around that are so cruel. All we can do is pray that God will turn it around and show [them] that [Leo Frank] was not guilty." To make a long story short, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes in 1919 wrote in Abrams v. United States, "The best test of truth is in the power of the thought to get itself accepted in the competition of the market." The fact that Leo Frank was innocent has passed Holmes‘ test for over a century, and Frank‘s 1986 pardon means his conviction is NULL AND VOID forever!

  • Kevin Strom

    Sorry for the malformed url. It appears that urls aren‘t accepted by the commenting system here.Simply Google "100 Reasons Leo Frank is Guilty" and you‘ll find the article, which is well worth reading.

  • Kevin Strom

    For some reason the url was cut off in my previous comment. Here is the article which I referenced:org/2013/04/100-reasons-proving-leo-frank-is-guilty/

  • Kevin Strom

    There is NO documentation -- no contemporary sources -- for the claim by Jewish groups that mobs threatened the jury with death. That was concocted years later, and Frank partisans cite each other to give a sheen of scholarship to what are really brazen falsehoods. No newspaper accounts of the time mention such threats -- and some of the papers were quite pro-Frank -- and the jurymen specifically denied that they experienced any, inside or outside the courtroom. Frank‘s own lawyers never complained of such threats, which surely would have been grounds for an instant mistrial and change of venue -- which they never asked for. The evidence is overwhelming that Frank is guilty: org/2013/04/100-reasons-proving-leo-frank-is-guilty/

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