Saturday, February 4, 2006
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."