“Executed” today in history

On this day in 1901, James Brady was lynched in Helena, Montana after his arrest for the kidnap and sexual assault of a little girl. Quite possibly he have been hanged in any case if he had been brought to trial and properly convicted, and certainly I have no sympathy for a serial child molester and possible killer. But lynching is still wrong and I’m glad someone was brought to account for it, even if it was only the jailer.

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