Let the State
Set an Example
Cold-blooded? Why? Because they planned, and schemed.
Yes. But here are the officers of justice, so-called, with all the power
of the State, with all the influence of the press, to fan this community
into a frenzy of hate; with all of that, who for months have been planning
and scheming, and contriving, and working to take these two boys' lives.
You may stand them up on the trap-door of the scaffold, and choke them
to death, but that act will be infinitely more cold-blooded whether justified
or not, than any act that these boys have committed or can commit.
Let the State, who is so anxious to take these boys' lives, set an example
in consideration, kindheartedness and tenderness before they call my clients