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Free the 18 Sacramento Criminal Syndicalism Victims
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Pictured in 1935 are defendents in the Sacramento Conspiracy Trial. In spring of the same year, Sacramento County District Attorney Neil McAllister - suspicious of what he called "criminal syndicalism" - raided the Sacramento headquarters of the Cannery and Agricultural Workers Industrial Union, located near the intersection of Eighth and N Streets. The result was a trial that lasted nearly four months, not just making it the longest-running criminal trial in California history, but a spectacle that placed a paralyzing hold on labor agitation in California for years to come. Eight of the group were convicted with their sentences being overturned in September 1937 because of jury tampering.
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