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Saturday, February 4, 2006

Grampa Munster, Scottsboro, Sacco and Vanzetti Defender, Dies

RIP Al Lewis, Officer Leo Schnauser on Car 54 Where are You?, who, according to this obit, was a long time fighter against unjust convictions.  According to ABC:

"Lewis' first political work was for the Sacco and Vanzetti defence committee. Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, two Italian anarchists, were executed in Massachusetts in 1927 for a double murder and robbery amid doubts about their guilt.

Lewis worked in the 1930s to free the Scottsboro Boys - nine black teenagers accused of raping two white women in another highly publicised case."

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