Former Governor Roy Barnes, Propagandizing on the Leo Frank Case in Preparation for his Wrongful Exoneration

Former Governor Roy Barnes, Propagandizing on the Leo Frank Case in Preparation for his Wrongful Exoneration

Former Governor Roy Barnes, Propagandizing on the Leo Frank Case in Preparation for his Wrongful Exoneration

[Leo Frank Museum and Gallery Curator Commentary-

Question: Are the matriculated students at Mercer Law School and practicing attorneys (who have graduated from other law colleges), being proselytized as some audience members have claimed?

I spoke in person with some audience members after the historian Roy Barnes’ event concluded, to get their feedback and asked others to email correspond with me about their thoughts on the November 12, 2019, Mercer Law School talk on the Leo Frank Case.

Unfortunately, due to politeness standards, some of the cuss words I had to star out. Regrettably, going against my monolithic freedom of speech policy, I also had to edit out some of the more inflammatory comments which went far beyond "all the words fit to print." I apologize for that, but practically, I don’t want Flickr to shut down this account, due to publishing all the angry words of those attendees.

Due to long-standing "smear-fear" threats of being "dossiered" or "doxxed" on ADL, SPLC, and other Jewish civil rights websites with the "race-prejudice" charge, interviewing Mercer Law Students had to be conducted anonymously for them to agree to communicate in private, face-to-face, or through e-mail correspondence.

Since I started the Leo Frank Museum Gallery in 2011/2012, I have been deluged with requests, heated debate, and hate mail, including anti-Semitism toward myself and racist accusations that I am a self-hating Jew.

My goal in creating this public gallery-space on Flickr is not to stoke the burning embers of this contentious Jewish-Gentile ethno culture war, but to allow people to express their pain and frustration caused in the aftermath of this event; and to promote calm dialogue and get even-handed consensus, after people get their emotions and personal feelings off their chests.

The biggest problem that exists right now is that there are two diametrically polarized camps over this criminal affair, with little to no cross-communication between them. I hope to use this Flickr space to bridge that gap by promoting more dialogue, study, research, inquiry, and expression of thoughts, not less.

It’s ironic and shameful that Jeff Bezos said, "Democracy Dies in Darkness", but then regularly uses his platform to engage in book burning, censoring thousands of books which are deemed unorthodox by Jewish Civil Wrongs organizations.

As a Jew, I am ashamed that Jewish ethnic-religious activist groups are at the vanguard of promoting Internet censorship. I hope to fight back against their nefarious destructions of our civil liberties and their grotesque inhumanity of silencing critics. Indeed, "Democracy Dies in Darkness!" ADL-sponsored Big-tech censorship by oligopolies such as Amazon, Google, Twitter, and Facebook, is not the way forward to building understanding between people with different views. I hope to make this gallery space a place where people can let their unheard voices be heard.

I’m not alone in these sentiments, but I think it’s time for there to be a national inquiry into the official legal records of this case, by all the American attorneys and American law professors of the land, so we can bring it to some kind of closure as to whether or not Leo Frank should be fully granted his vindication or allow his presently recognized verdict of guilt remain a kind of black-letter artifact of history. We also should review the validity of his posthumous pardon which was without exoneration–as to whether or not it was legal. If it wasn’t legal, it should be nullified. A retired Georgia judge said for a pardon to be valid it must be agreed to by the living convict, dead people can not make that choice for themselves.

Not in any order, we published here some of the attendees’ edited commentaries, dispositions that are shared by many Americans, not just Georgians. There is a growing rage brewing amongst Georgians over the centenary Leo Frank case due to the new 2019 efforts by Paul Howard, Roy Barnes, and Dale Schwartz, with Jewish committees in the background, seeking to get a long-dead Leo Frank a new trial. A new trial where neither he, nor any of the originally subpoenaed testifiers are alive, or able to be present for Leo Frank’s coming second trial.

Multitudes of Georgians and Americans alike, are asking: Is that Justice or injustice? Is that constitutional or unconstitutional? Since I am not an attorney or constitutional scholar, I can not answer those questions.

One Jewish law student named "David" to protect his identity, informally stated, "There is too much danger these days of stepping out of ideological lines at law school, and undergraduate colleges/universities."

Controversy ruptured in the Fall semester of 2019 at Mercer Law School. Students have reached the edge of their patience after this November 12, 2019, lecture by Roy Barnes was hosted by Mercer Historians of Jurisprudence (I don’t know if I got that name right).

This background information was released and re-written to alter the "gait" and protect the identity of the Mercer Law Students who were present. They wished to namelessly give their opinions without the consequences of voicing rival assessments. The information below was submitted by email, and also captured in person immediately after the lecture concluded, these impressions were afterward edited so Law professors couldn’t identify the syntactical formulation of their students and out them.]


ROY BARNES AT MERCER COLLEGE LECTURING ON THE LEO FRANK CASE, 11-12-2019 (Barnes was Gov. of GA, 20-odd years ago).

Students were reticent to speak out about their real feelings in the hallways (except if their names were promised not to be mentioned), out of fear of retaliation or ostracization by Mercer law school professors, so they cautiously wished to remain unnamed. There is a real culture of dread at universities for being singled out and smeared with the "race prejudice card" of "Antisemitism", when it can forever ruin your future prospects of a successful law career. Mercer Law School is no different in these viewpoints of students.

"Daniel," said, "It sucks". "Even mentioning the climate of reticence is dangerous because it could imply you might be awakened to the limited and narrow footpath of legal opinions you’re allowed to hold in law school. Even saying the term "free speech" these days can get you labeled as using the "alt-right" codeword of "White Supremacists". Law school might as well be called P.C. University (Politically Correct University), where you get indoctrinated in modern orthodox "safe-think" and ‘safe-speak’…. he opined."

The General Consensus of Attendees:

Mercer students, historians, attorneys, and others who were obligatorily required to attend these educational meetings for "continuing credits" are asking why they are being pre-required to silently watch demagogues speak who are "twistorians" not historians, intentionally falsifying the chronicles of the trial to proselytize people into the tiresome cult of rehabilitating Leo Frank, a lethal child-molester.

Students often sit through these new-think forums calmly and quietly, but the idea that no one knows about the Leo Frank trial in this the disinformation age, no longer stands. The lack of truthful knowledge about L.M.F. ended a decade ago (circa 2010), when after 97 years since 1913, the brief of evidence was finally put online by the Leo Frank research library @ and that ended a hundred years of single-dimension hype that he was some kind of tragic civil rights hero ensnared in a Salem witch trial. When people read his appeals records they realized this was no American Dreyfus affair.

Mercer students want to know why they only get the defense or Frank-Partisan version of the double murder and never the prosecution side or then-prosecutor opinions of the events?

Mercer Law Students are tired of the older generations, from its old crusty pedagogues, new ideological adherent teachers, to fake-news journalists, trying to inculcate them with politically correct activist goals of turning the contemporary events of that legal drama on its head.

Mercer Law Students want their professors to know they can see right through the ruse.

Mercer Law Students want to learn how to read between the lines, and Mercer students want to learn how to read between the lies, not just be told what to think by dusty old farts who lived entire academic careers or worked through lengthy law careers living a lie.

Mercer Law Students are beginning to think the law school academy in its totality is nothing more than a brainwashing indoctrination mill for powerful forces with certain social manipulation goals.

Mercer Law School Millennials would like to say F* you to all the boomers and teachers, who are trying to draft us into their racist evangelism of hating on White Southerners and Christians of all colors, and stirring up old blood feuds about over-the-top and sleazeball exaggerated claims of anti-Semitism.

Mercer Law Students don’t want to dig up old ghosts for the prior generations who have turned the centenary scandal into a twilight zone science-fiction horror, where the pedophilic monster Leo M. Frank is the "real victim", and the child who refused to yield her virtue is an after-thought or an excuse to rationalize attributing two American black men (#BlackLivesMatter) for the slaying of the little White girl.

Mercer Law Students in unison would like to acknowledge they refuse to be brainwashed by Leo Frank’s revolting admirers and want to let you baby boomers know, "F* you BOOMERS, you are like colon cancer."

Mercer Law students want their "law college" administrators to know that they can make their own decisions about the evidence of this case. They don’t want to be force-fed biased fairytales about poor little innocent guilty sex predator,
Leo M. Frank, unless the trial brief of evidence doesn’t actually sustain his guilt–which it most certainly does sustain his guilt. Even the Georgia Supreme Court AGREES. But we don’t get to learn that at Mercer Law School because it’s run by cowards. said "Walt", a second-year law student.

"Mercer Law Students want their professors to know that this is exasperating, after 106 years of this nonsense, we now have to inherit this vomit waterfall coming from hobbled ancient groveling White men, coming out to yakety-yak on us with the supposition we must take on the hereditary mantle of their anti-Gentile blood libel, to blame White Southerners of anti-Semitic framings and falsely accuse the black graveyard-shift security guard on fire watch for the little girl being sodomized and suffocated with a packing-twine garrot by the Jewish supremacist racist who took her young life away. Nice try, it’s not gonna happen," said "Mitch" a first-year student.

Leo Frank’s Army of Pedophile-Denialists

"It’s almost like the pedophile-denialists are worse than the killer pedophile himself. The people who enabled Jeffrey Epstein, Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby and other sexual predatory degenerates are worse than the predator freaks themselves, because without these enablers, the fiendish perverts could have never been serial rapists. F* you pedophile-denialists, we are #MeToo STRONG," said "Deb" one of the few female attorneys at the event.

"Leo Frank was a serial rapist pedophile, Mary Phagan wasn’t the only girl he defiled. Leo Frank also defiled former factory girl Dewey Howell, who told police that after Leo Frank had seduced her in the 1911-1912 time frame, he slithered down backward between her legs and bit her on the crease area adjoining laterally to the vagina. He bit her so hard he left permanent scars on the side of her private parts. This is the man they are defending. This is the man they want a street named after. This is the man they named a memorial park after in Marietta. May the Goddess of Karma put on her steel-toed high heels and kick them in their asses for all eternity, and punish them myriad-fold. #MeToo," said one transgender LGBTQ correspondent, who asked to be described as "Rhonda".

"Mercer Law Students are incensed they are being told righteously indignant morality tales about a crookedly rehabilitated libertine. The counter showing affidavits in Leo Frank’s appeals records, exhibit the culture and climate he created at the National Pencil Company. We’re gonna transcribe the 140-something page docs in the GASC files and publish them online. We’re not going to take it anymore or allow these faggily pedophile-denialists shovel their horse manure down our throats. We’re sick and tired of this shit. We see your four-flusher disinfo campaign, and we raise you an info war with an Ace-high royal flush.", said "band".

Others not wanting any names mentioned:

Mercer Law Students can figure things out for ourselves, and we believe the evidence proved Frank’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. He had a fair trial and was duly convicted. Capital punishment was fitting.

Mercer Law Students are no longer allowing curmudgeon boomers and other waddling decrepit old slicksters to trick us into taking one side or the other. We have reviewed the brief of evidence in the GASC appeals, and believe the jury made the right decision. So F* you lying boomers. We can’t wait until you’re gone, so the little girl and her family can finally have some peace. And if you want to go on for 100 years more, BRING IT ON BITCHES. To those who use phantasmagorical fables to convince us Leo Frank is innocent, when you die, may the devil sodomize you for all eternity.

Mercer Law Students are sick and tired of the pro-Frank propaganda being forced down their throats with these mandatory brain reprogramming sessions, where indoctrination and proselytizing is being conducted by agitators with a vengeance for a lost cause. We know it would be the crowning injustice if Leo M. Frank was made officially innocent in 2021 or 2022 by a committee of pro-Frank agitators, especially when they are force-feeding racist lies down the students’ mouths about non-existent mobs jury tampering that supposedly happened every morning as the talesmen walked to the courthouse. WE CALL BULLSHIT ON YOU NASTY LYING STEAMING COILS OF SHIT.

Mercer Students reviewing this true-crime or "cold-case" depending on which side you come from want SOUTHERN inquiry into this full thing because the anti-Gentile blood libel, the swindles, and the compulsive lies coming out of it are so thick you can eat them with a spoon.


Infamous Leo Frank trial, lynching to be reexamined by new Fulton County task force

The case will join the Atlanta Child Murders and other infamous Fulton County cases getting a second look

Author: Christopher Buchanan, Ryan Kruger


Published: May 7, 2019

ATLANTA — A now-infamous case involving the lynching of a Jewish man in Marietta after his sentence was commuted in Fulton County will be one of a growing number of cases getting a new look by a specialized team.

Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard announced that former Governor Roy Barnes had brought the case of Leo Frank to his attention years ago. Now, that same case is being reexamined by the newly formed Conviction Integrity Unit – and Barnes is acting as an advisor.

"After he was convicted, he was sentenced to hang," Howard said. "His sentence was commuted [by the Governor who was part owner of the law firm who represented Leo Frank at his trial. That law firm was called "Rosser, Brandon, Slaton and Phillips"] and he was placed in a prison in Milledgeville, but he was removed from the prison in Milledgeville, he was brought to Marietta and he was lynched."

Frank had been accused [He wasn’t just accused, a Coroner’s jury voted unanimously 6 to 0 to have him bound over for suspicion of murder, a grand jury voted 21 to 0 to indict him, a trial jury and judge voted 13 to 0 to convict him and sentence him to death], in 1913 of murdering Mary Phagan, the child of tenant farmers who had moved to Atlanta. Her body was found in the cellar of a pencil company Frank managed. Being the last known person to see her alive – picking up her wages – Frank was accused of her rape and murder. [Convicted not just and only accused, and his guilty verdict was never disturbed by the Georgia Supreme Court or the United States Supreme Court.]

A jury convicted Frank based mainly on the testimony of a janitor [It wasn’t just the Janitor Jim Conley who helped convict Leo Frank, it was also Monteen Stover who said Leo Frank’s office was empty at the time Leo Frank said he was there alone with Mary Phagan, and Leo Frank responded to Monteen Stover’s testimony that his office was empty because he went to the toilets in the machine department where Phagan was murdered at the same time she was theorized to have been murdered by the police and prosecution team.]. The conviction was appealed all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, where the appeal was denied on procedural grounds – though two justices dissented based on allegations of mob law.

Barnes recounted what jurors allegedly faced as they were moved from a nearby location to the courthouse during the trial. [Roy Barnes is making false statements and lying for the Jewish Supremacist civil rights groups who are covertly behind the Atlanta DA’s CIU. There were teams of photographers and reporters outside the Fulton county courthouse in July and August of 1913, when the trial was taking place, they never reported crowds shouting anti-Semitic death threats at the jury, every single morning as Roy Barnes claimed on numerous occasions (2 of those occasions caught on film). Leo Frank in his appeals to State and Federal courts, never said he didn’t have a fair trial, specifically, because mobs were screaming anti-Semitic death threats at the jury every morning or at all. Roy Barnes is promoting an anti-White hate crime and race-prejudice fraud, he is a disgusting man, lying to get a serial Jewish pedophile exonerated of a crime he committed.].

Roy Barnes LIES:

"As they would march up the jurors every day to go to the Fulton County courthouse, the crowd would chant, ‘Hang the Jew or we’ll hang you’," he said.

[Everyday?!?! Not even one day.]

[Roy Barnes is a habitual liar who is intentionally poisoning the CIU with his anti-Gentile jury tampering calumny, he keeps repeating this Jewish supremacist lie at other open meetings, such as Mercer Law School (caught on film, we have the tape).]

Eventually, then-Governor John Slaton commuted Frank’s sentence to life imprisonment based on his own investigation – assuming he would be set free once his innocence was officially established. [Not true, then-Governor Slaton state officially in his 29-page commutation (available online) of Leo Frank that he was sustaining the jury’s verdict of guilt, only changing the death penalty with life in prison, which was an equal punishment.].

Many in the state, however, were enraged having followed media reports damning Frank. His throat was slashed [July 17, 1915]in a Milledgeville prison camp months after arriving. He survived only to be hanged by Marietta [and Atlanta] residents who took him from his cell and took him back to their city. They called themselves the Knights of Mary Phagan [They didn’t call themselves the Knights of Mary Phagan, that’s a Jewish supremacist hoax] – a group later tied to the revival of the Ku Klux Klan [The Klan was revived due to the 1915 film ‘Birth of a Nation’].

"There is no doubt in my mind – and we’ll prove it at the appropriate time – that Leo Frank was not guilty," Barnes said. [At the appropriate time? He’s been going around giving speeches that crowds of people outside the courtroom where screaming anti-Semitic terrorist threats at the jury, thereby tamping with the jury, "scaring" them into convicting Leo Frank and therefore voting guilty out of fear not facts. He is pure evil, he will say anything to rehabilitate the deadly child molester Leo Frank.]

While among the oldest, and perhaps the case that inspired the unit’s founding [Not "perhaps", The unit admitted the Leo Frank case inspired its founding, with that date being April 26, 2019, the anniversary of Mary Phagan’s murder. Proof is on the district attorney’s website], the case of Leo Frank is far from the only one being reviewed by the new task force – and not the only one now infamous in the state.


Credit: 11Alive…

Watch the video of Roy Barnes making false statements on TV about terrorist jury tampering efforts on a morningly basis, for a trial that was 25 days of actual in courtroom proceedings.

Transcription of the Tuesday, November 12, 2019, Mercer Law School Monologue by Roy Barnes on Leo Frank is available below:

Video of the Mercer Monologue on the Leo Frank case and the efforts to exonerate him:


[Jack Saw Speaks] Alright, good afternoon!

Thank you, everybody, for joining us despite the rain and the cold. I’m Jack Saw, I’m the president of Historians in Law School, it’s a student organization here at school, and we’re excited, together with the school, and with the help of our Dean Kathy Cox, to be sponsoring this event. And we’re excited to see such a good turnout, including my fellow students and alumni. Welcome back, and welcome home. And current attorneys here in town. So I’ll turn it over to Dean Kathy Cox to introduce our speaker.

[Dean Kathy Cox Speaks] Thank you, Jack, and good afternoon to all of you. I want to say a special word of welcome to Judge Hugh Lawson. We are always glad to have you here judge and to my friend, and fellow public servant former state representative, Larry Walker, from Perry, who served in the Georgia legislature with Governor Barnes and me, we’re glad that both of you could be here along with so many other friends, alumni, and students today. It’s a real pleasure to introduce you to former governor Roy Barnes.

Governor Barnes is a lifelong resident of Cobb County, Georgia. He is a “double-dog,” having earned his history degree and his law degree from the University of Georgia and the Georgia law school. He first went to work as a prosecutor in the Cobb County District Attorney’s office after graduating from law school, before opening his own law firm in Marietta, where he continues to practice today.

The political bug bit him really early. He was elected to the Georgia Senate at age 26, becoming the youngest member of the state senate at the time. He served eight terms in the Georgia State Senate, rising into numerous leadership positions, and also being appointed as chairman of the Select Commission on Constitutional Revision, which rewrote the Georgia Constitution in 1983. So if any of you students want to know any interpretation about the Georgia Constitution, he’s your guy! (At least my view! – Roy Barnes interjects) He and Larry Walker, both, wrote the Georgia Constitution that exists today.

He made his first bid for the governorship in 1990 and was unsuccessful in a primary Zell Miller who went on to win. But Roy Barnes came back two years later and was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives where I got the chance to serve with him in the House and as a member of the House Judiciary Committee along with state representative, Walker.
In 1998 Governor Barnes was elected as the 80th governor of Georgia. He made education reform and improvements to education, public education, in Georgia a hallmark of his administration with efforts to reduce class sizes all over the state, raise accountability standards, require more discipline in classrooms, and other reforms.

He also concentrated on health care reform and remedies for urban growth and sprawl. He took on the very controversial issue of removing the Confederate Battle Flag from the Georgia state flag and he won that battle, changing the Georgia flag, but many believe that battle played a big role in his defeat for reelection in 2002. Nevertheless, he was awarded in 2003 the John F. Kennedy Profiles in Courage award, for his leadership in that effort.

Upon his defeat in 2002, Governor Barnes did something that really surprised the legal community, he did not go back to Marietta to start making money. He instead went to work for the Atlanta Legal Aid office as a full-time volunteer, for the next 6 months, committing his efforts and providing one of the strongest signals possible about what lawyers really owe their profession and the community.

He did eventually return to private practice of law, where he has continued to work as one of the most successful trial lawyers in Georgia and the southeast. He’s known for successfully handling personal injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice cases, along with mass tort cases, and complex business disputes.

There’s a pretty well-known saying in Georgia that if you’re in trouble, you want Roy Barnes on your side and you don’t want to have to fight against him.

Governor Barnes, in my opinion, is one of the wisest and most astute political leaders Georgia has ever known, along with being one of the smartest trial lawyers ever to see a Georgia courtroom. It has been my honor to serve with him, and Georgia government. and a special privilege to have him here as our guest today to talk about one of his most recent endeavors in the historic Leo Frank case. Please join me in welcoming former governor, Roy Barnes.

[Roy Barnes Speaks] Kathy read that just like I wrote it, so, I’ve got to tell you just one little side note. We had a lot of controversy is the judges know about Georgia’s voting machines and I had this lady that came out to interview me. She says, “did you know they stole the election from you in 2002, with those voting machines?” I said, “No ma’am. I think I lost that all on my own.” so…

Van Pearlberg, who’s here, used to be an assistant district attorney and is now in the Attorney General’s office. Van and I are longtime friends. He’s probably a better expert on Leo Frank than I am. So we’re glad to have him. Now you’re one of the Phagan’s descendants. “I am, I’m Mary Phagan-Kean, the great niece.” [Mary Phagan Kean comments, Barnes continues] The great niece – this is Mary Phagan-Kean, who’s the great niece of Mary Phagan.

I want to turn you back for over a hundred years in Georgia.
Really back to the time of 1913. Georgia was a lot different. It had just come out, about 25 or 30 years before, out of the Civil War and a good part of the state was still recovering. In fact, if you look at the tax digest in 1860, it was 1960 until the tax digest recovered at the same amount that it was in 1860.

Georgia was also torn. It was torn between the Henry Grady, New South and the Old South, that had been brought down in the Civil War. Grady and governors, were trying to attract to Georgia any industry they could because most of the people we’re desperately poor.

Now, into all of that comes Leo Frank. Leo Frank, was born in Texas, but he grew up in Brooklyn and he went to Cornell where he studied mechanical engineering. He married Lucille Selig. The Selig family is still one of the greatest and most well-known families in Atlanta – Selig properties, Steve Selig, Slick Selig as his father was known.

Well, the Frank’s uncle [Moses Frank] owned a majority of what was the National Pencil Factory which was on Whitehall but now is called Peachtree and they divided it up.

He was a member of the temple [Formerly the Hebrew Benevolent Society] which is now on Peachtree. And they were mostly reform – the temple was reform Jewish faith and it was led by a fellow that was considered a radical in many aspects and that is Rabbi David Marx.

They were mostly German Jews that were members of that community and they were assimilationist and not isolationist.

The Orthodox, and some conservative but mostly Orthodox, believe in living in communities separated from other Jewish or Gentile communities, but the reform, and particularly at this time, with a German influence were assimilationists.

Those of you who have seen Driving Miss Daisy – Miss Daisy, her son was a member of the temple. The temple was bombed, by the way, in the 1950s [circa 1958] because they were very pro-civil rights [that was never proved] and another lawyer the time, Ada Garland’s father, Reuben Garland, defended the fellow that was charged. Who, by the way, was acquitted and this was in the 1950s.

Mary Phagan was a teenage girl. She was raised in Marietta, she was buried in Marietta, where I’m from. And child labor was very common at the time. The first industry was really the manual type industry in textile mills, and children were the ones that generally worked there. It was accepted in society, at the time. She was owed a dollar and twenty cents for past wages. Now back then we had the first rapid transit, even though Cobb has none today, but we had the first rapid transit in Cobb County. It was called the trolley line and it was run by the Atlanta Northern Line. So there was a line, a street car that ran every hour going to Atlanta and another one that was returning to Atlanta. She rode the street line, the streetcar down to Atlanta, because the plant was closed, because we were having Memorial Day. Not Yankee Memorial Day as they called it at the time – Confederate Memorial Day, April 26th, [1913].

And she knew the plant was closed, but she also knew that Mr. Frank worked there and she wanted to get her dollar and twenty cents because her family needed it.

So the plant was closed and she went. There’s no question she went there. No question she saw Leo Frank, in my view, but her body was found the next morning in the basement where the incinerator was. Now this is going to become important a little bit later.

There was two ways to get downstairs: one was with an elevator, but it was a very rudimentary elevator. It didn’t have any brakes on it [False it did have breaks, by a hand cord]. It stopped when it hit the ground and you would jump and ran, then have a break. It just went up a couple of floors.

And then there was a ladder that went into the basement. Mary Phagan was found in the basement and there was soot all over her face. Her dress was hiked up and she was found early the next morning by a fella named Newt Lee who worked there. He was a janitor [He was the nightwatchman not the janitor], or you know, worked around the plant.

Of course, Frank and the police were called and all of that and Newt Lee was the first suspect. Now remember this was before the time of Miranda. It was before the time of anything that had any essence of being a due process, particularly if you were an African-American in the South.

And in fact, both as to Newt Lee and to Conley, Jim Conley, who we’ll talk about it in just a moment, who became the star witness. The newspapers would have stories that I’ve read “Conley, & Lee, Being Sweated by the Police.” Now we can only imagine what “being sweated” was, but it was not uncommon even when I started practicing law. I hate to say this, for police officers to get carried away with rubber hoses and everything else.

The police pretty well ruled Newt Lee out and then the idea, the focus turned to Jim Conley. Now Conley was a janitor, a gopher, or whatever ,in the office. He gave three different statements, three different affidavits, which all changed through time. He became the star witness, and what he said was that Frank wanted to have sex with Mary [Phagan], and that he had taken her into the ladies room.

His office was on the same floor as the manufacturing and a wood lathe was there [in the machine department aka metal room[. And that he had hit her too hard. This was his final story. And that he called Conley up to take her down to the elevator. She was dead.

Now this is going to become critical later. Conley also said that they had mattress tick, which is that striped cloth that was around mattresses and then wrapped her in it to take her down there [to the basement of the national pencil company].

Conley also said that he took he and Frank together – took her down the elevator, you know the one that bump! [Roy Barnes is falsifying the story, Leo Frank controlled the elevator with a hand cord] And this became critical later, particularly to Governor [John] Slaton.

Frank was indicted based on that testimony and put on trial pretty well. The trial took about a month. Frank was represented by what probably was the best lawyer in Georgia at the time. His name was Luther Rosser.

The prosecution was represented by, up to that time, a lackluster prosecutor by the name of Hugh Dorsey. By the way, just as a footnote Hugh Dorsey and his wife’s daughter would later marry Luther Rosser’s son. Everything is connected. You know there’s only seven degrees of separation.

Judge [Leonard] Roan was the [presiding] judge and was considered a very good judge and was. The difference in the trials were greatly different [then] than they are today. The Fulton County Courthouse was on Marietta Street at the time. There was no air conditioning, as you might imagine, so the windows were open during the day, and this is one of the things that Oliver Wendell Holmes and Charles Evans Hughes wrote about in the sense, in the case, was the mob outside. And somebody would sit in the window [not true], so is reported in the case, and holler out what the testimony was [not true], and there would be a roar of approval or a boo of disapproval [fake news, this was not the case].

There are some that say, and I’ve read some of these reports, that the jury was sequestered and was kept at the old Kimball house. And I have read some reports of, as the jury would come up from the Kimball house to go to the courthouse every day, parts of the mob would say, “hang the Jew or we’ll hang you,” [This is the jury tampering hoax, Leo Frank’s defenders promote to trick the public into thinking Leo Frank didn’t have a fair trial] whatever it was, and all of them and I don’t think there’s a lot of dispute about this, there was a mob presence there [There was no misbehaving mob outside the courthouse, Barnes is misrepresenting the case]. The effect they had is open to dispute.

Well, to make a long story short, because I only have a little time and I want to get to John Slaton and the lynching. To make a long story short, Frank was convicted and sentenced to hang. Georgia let every sheriff hang his own folks at the time. Fulton County had what was called the Tower and he was to be hung there.

The case went to the Supreme Court of the United States, twice. There were two dissents — Charles Evan Hughes and Oliver Wendell Holmes. And Hughes wrote, and I won’t get into it, I read it last night again, about the influence of the mob.

John Slaton was governor of Georgia. He was called Jack. He was a rising star in Georgia politics and everybody said that he was going to be the next United States Senator. He was married to the wealthiest woman in Georgia. Her name was Grant, Sarah Frances Grant. She was called Sally. In fact, John Slaton is buried in the Grant Mausoleum at Oakland Cemetery, not his own. He was buried in his wife’s mausoleum.

The case finally came up to him in June of 2015 [actually 1915]. Now, he had been watching the case and he had started his own investigation in the case.

We had crazy times of governors taking office back then. He was going out of office and Governor Nat Harris was coming in and Nat Harris was the governor who signed a bill allowing women to practice law in Georgia. And Nat Harris was the governor coming in and I’m sure, like every other governor, he’d say, “maybe it won’t get there before I leave.” But he had been governor twice. We didn’t have a lieutenant governor then. He’d been president of the Senate in 1911 when Hoke Smith died and he became acting governor for about 18 months and then Joseph Mackey Brown, the son of Joseph E. Brown, the Civil War governor, served one term in between and then Slaton came back and served the second term – when he caught the Leo Frank case.

He [Governor Slaton] read the entire month-long transcript. He did his own investigation. He took detectives and Hugh Dorsey to the scene and he came to the conclusion that there was not certainty as to the death penalty. He middled around as to whether he was actually guilty. He said there was not certainty. He wrote – and I’ll leave it here with Kathy in case anyone wants to see it they can – he wrote a commutation order; Twenty-nine pages where he set out the evidence in detail.

He talked about all of the witnesses and things that had arisen since that time.

One of the things that he depended on was – remember Conley said that he and Frank had taken Mary Phagan down the elevator – and so the police, when they came down – and remember that elevator hit the bottom [not true, it had a hand cord break, Conley reported Frank controlled the cord and stopped it too soon] — the police reports coming the next morning to investigate said that they found (I know this is indelicate) human excrement when someone had had a bowel movement under the elevator.

Well now, that is when they came to investigate and that was a turning point, as you’ll see with him, one of the turning points, because he said, that if they had gone down on the elevator, it would have smooshed the excrement and they would have been smelling it. In fact, it was not until the next day that it occurred.

Another thing that he relied upon was this: Judge Roan, who had presided over the trial, had talked with Slaton and had written him a letter [It was a forgery], in which Judge Roan said, I have doubt, I have doubt. And if I had the power, he didn’t think he had the power at the time, he was wrong and Governor Slaton tells him, yeah, he could have done it, I probably would have granted a new trial [Judge Roan did have the power].

There’s a lot of litigation that’s going on right now for a Georgia Supreme Court on the power of a trial judge sitting as a 13th juror. That is, the right to set aside and put their own judgment in.

And so, based upon that and the other facts – there was some hair on the lathe – and somebody testified (remember we didn’t have scientific things like we do now), well, that looks like Mary Phagan’s hair. After the trial there was somebody that found a microscope and looked at it and a doctor gave an opinion, “this is not the same hair.” That happened after the trial [The examining scientist was likely bribed according to other people stating they were bribed in the Leo Frank Georgia Supreme Court Records].

At the trial there had been women that had been brought up, “well, Frank tried to sexually harass me” and another group that says, “Oh, I’ve worked with him for years and had no problem whatsoever.”

Well, and in fact, Slaton received over a hundred thousand letters. He talks about it in his commutation order. He decided he was going to commute the sentence. And he wrote this order.

He went home and told his wife, Sally, and she said, “I would” and he said, “I don’t know what’s going to happen here to us.” And she said “I would rather be the widow of a brave man than the wife of a coward.” And he signed the commutation.

Let me read to you part of it:

“The performance of my duty under the Constitution is a matter of my conscience. The responsibility rests where the power is reposed. Judge Roan, with that awful sense of responsibility, which probably came over him as he thought of that judge before he would shortly appear..” Judge Roan had died in the interim. “…calls to me from another world to request that I do that which he should have done.

I can endure misconstruction, abuse and condemnation, but I cannot stand the constant companionship of an accusing conscience. Which would remind me in every thought that I, as governor of Georgia, failed to do what I thought to be right.

There is a territory between a reasonable doubt and an absolute certainty for which the law provides and allowing life imprisonment instead of execution. This case has been marked by such doubt.”

He was interviewed a little bit later after that and this is what he said:

“Two thousand years ago, another governor washed his hands and turned over a Jew to a mob. For 2,000 years that governor’s name has been cursed. If today another Jew” [Leo Frank] “were lying in his grave because I had failed to do my duty, I would all through life find his blood on my hands, and would consider myself an assassin through cowardice.”

Now, he went out of office within four or five days, Slaton did.

What was the reaction?

Well, he had to have the state militia escort him to the train station to leave. He slipped back in from time to time but he stayed gone ten years, before he came back to start back practicing law. He was successful. He went on and was one of the, before a unified bar, he was president of the State Bar.

But he never, of course, held political office again.

What happened to Leo Frank?

Well, Leo Frank was in the Tower, the Fulton Tower, ready to be hung by the sheriff. And so Governor Slaton, before he released the commutation, had the sheriff take him to the state prison, which was not at Reidsville at the time. It was in Milledgeville, because Milledgeville had been the capitol of Georgia until 1868, when it was moved to Atlanta.

He was not there for long, until his neck was slit [July 17th, 1915] and he had a big gash in it by an attempt on his life. And then, remember the commutation was on June 21st, 1915.

By the way, Frank was scheduled to be hung the next morning [June 22nd, 1915]. So it was right upon…Slaton put it off as long as he could.

Well on August the 17th of 1915 [Actually it was the 16th] a group from Marietta got into the state prison in Milledgeville, brought Frank to Frey’s Gin road, which is right off 75 and Roswell road in Marietta, and hung him.

This was not the first great stain on all of us, in the South. Is that is estimated there were more than 4,000 African-Americans lynched after the Civil War until the 1960s [60% of that number were African Americans, the other 40% were Whites and a small percentage were other]. The last one in Georgia was in the late 1940s at [name unintelligible] bridge, Walton county.

But this was the first case of a Jew being lynched. But remember this was a tough time in Georgia. The Ku Klux was not risen yet. But it soon did after this with some of the same folks that were lynchers. And they hated three folks: Jews, Blacks and Catholics, and in fact that’s one of the reasons, even as a kid I can remember, prejudice against Catholics.

There’s a great story that says Richard Russell, he was a great United States senator from Georgia, and his daddy was the Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court. There’s a story that Dick Russell fell in love with a Catholic girl and was going to marry her and he went to his daddy and told him that he was going to marry her and he said, “Well, son.” He said, “You could marry her but your days in politics are over in Georgia.” And he never married. That’s a whole ‘nother story. Because there’s a provision in his will that says he wants a gift to go to a certain person that is exactly [unintelligible] things like that.

But these were the leaders of the community.

There’s a famous photograph of the lynching with Frank hanging there and to the right is the superior court judge, standing there. His name was Newt Morris.

If you get interested in this case, this case will drive you crazy, but if you get interested, the book you should read is ‘The Dead Shall Rise’ [2003] by Steve Oney.

Steve Oney came to see us in the eighties. I was always enthralled with the case and Tom Watson – one of the things I hadn’t mentioned – Tom Watson, who was one of the great political leaders – Hugh Dorsey went on to become governor from this. Tom Watson went on to become a United States Senator.

Tom Watson had a newspaper called The Jeffersonian and he printed headlines in red [Not true, we have all the copies of his newspapers and magazines]. And it was scandalous, the reporting on the trial that occurred every day. “Jew pervert,” he used words like that in the headlines instead of being factual. [Barnes is wrong, Tom Watson did not comment on the 1913 Leo Frank Trial, until 1914. "Jew Pervert" wasn’t published until the late summer of 1915 in Watson’s Magazine.]

Here’s some of the ones that were involved – Steve Oney has devised it up:

Joseph M. Brown. Well, he was governor from 1909 to 1911, 1912 to 1913, right before Jack Slaton. He was from Marietta. Charlie Brown, his grandson, just died last year. These folks are still around.

Newton Augustus Morris. He was the superior court judge and his great nephew is on the city council of Marietta. I once said, I said, “You can’t be an old Mariettan unless you had an ancestor that was at the lynching of Leo Frank and it’s just about the truth.

Eugene Herbert Clay. He was the son of the United States Senator. He was mayor of Marietta, but at the time that this occurred he was, what we called him then, the solicitor-general, the district attorney today. I always loved the old name, solicitor-general. I wish they hadn’t changed it. They still call him solicitor today.

He is the one that presided and called the grand jury in to listen to evidence about who had taken Leo Frank and lynched him. Surprise, surprise, the grand jury returned a finding that it was “persons unknown” in the community.

John Tucker Dorsey. His son later, Jasper Dorsey, would be president of Bell South or Southern Belle as we called it back then. John Tucker Dorsey, he was one of the best trial lawyers there was. He was a member of the general assembly. He was chairman of the prison committee and that’s probably how they got in so easily down in Milledgeville.

He served as district attorney for two years, John Tucker did. He had been twice convicted of manslaughter. I mean, folks were a little bit different back then, you know. And had served in imprisonment on the chain-gang and then was later pardoned by the governor so he could go to law school and become district attorney. He was a distant cousin of Hugh Dorsey, who was the prosecutor.

Fred Morris, he was a Marietta lawyer. He served his first term in the general assembly. He organized the Boy Scouts in Marietta and then went off to the lynching of Leo Frank.

Bowlin Glovitt Glover Brumby. Like I said, had every prominent family in Marietta. He owned the Marietta Chair Company, you know, the Brumby Rocker? This is where it comes from. Oney describes Brumby as the very image of an arrogant Southern Aristocrat and that nothing angered him more than Yankees.

The field commanders, those were kind of the planners, the field commanders was a fella named George Daniels. He ran a jewelry shop on the Marietta Square and was one of the founding members of the Rotary Club.

These folks were not riff-raff.

Gordon Baxter Gann. He was from Mableton, by the way, but he was ordinary and was former mayor of Marietta.

Newt Mays Morris. They called him “Black Newt.” Now Black Newt would whip ‘ya. He ran the chain gang in Cobb County and they called him “Whippin’ Newt” or “Black Newt.”

William J. Frey. He had been the sheriff of Cobb County from 1903 to 1909. He prepared the noose used to hang Frank and may have actually looped it around Frank’s neck. Frey’s Gin, Frey’s Gin road, the location of where they hung him, was his property.

E.P. Dick Dobbs. He later became very prominent. His family moved north and he was the mayor of Marietta at the time.

L. B. Robeson was a railroad freight agent. He lent his car to the lynch party.

Jim Brumby, Grover Glovitt Brumby’s brother – he owned a garage and serviced the automobiles before they went. It was a big affair to go from Marietta to Milledgeville at the time.

Robert A. Hill was a banker. He helped fund the lynching – made sure they had money for gas and other things.

George Swanson, who was the current Sheriff of Cobb County in 1915, and two of his deputies, William McKinney and George Hicks.

Cicero Holton Dobbs. He was a taxi driver and operated a grocery store. He was also my wife’s grandfather, who knew nothing about this before Steve Oney wrote the book and was very upset about it.

This case had been whispered about for years and years and years and even among the Jewish community, Steve Selig, told me, he says, “We never mentioned the case, never mentioned it in the Jewish community.”

D. R. Benton was a farmer and an uncle of Mary Phagan’s.

Horace Handy was a farmer.

Kuhn Shaw, that’s J. F. Shaw’s, who died about five years ago, father. He was a mule trader.

Emmett and Luther Burton. We had an Emmett Burton serve, this was the great uncle and grandfather of Emmett Burton who was on our county commission for several years. These were two brothers who were believed to have sat on either side of Leo Frank in the automobile that took him from prison to death. Emmett is said to have been a police officer and Luther, a coal-yard operator.

Yellow Jacket Brown. You know, everyone had a nickname. An electrician who rode his motorcycle to Milledgeville and cut the telephone lines before they got there, so that nobody could call out.

Lawrence Hainey, a farmer.

What has amazed me about this case was: how could the best folks in town, the best and leading citizens of the county and of the city – how could they have gone crazy? I ask myself that in our national politics every once in awhile now. How could everybody have gone crazy?

What happened to Rudy Juliani?

I don’t know. We could always have a discussion of that.

But what was it?

Now I know there’s two or three things on the other side that everybody tries to bring up. One is, well, they just felt that they were carrying out the lawful sentence that was handed down to Leo Frank. That is what Newt Morris is reported to have said later.

And then, the other thing is, Luther Rosser and Jack Slaton had practiced law before [not before they were law partners during Leo Frank’s trial and his appeals], and that Luther Rosser paid Jack Slaton off to commute the sentence.

Now let me tell you something. Jack Slaton had the wealthiest wife in Georgia and at that time, husbands, as you all know from studying law, managed the affairs of the wife. Why in the world, to destroy his political career which was very bright, would he have taken any money? And you cannot read this commutation order without seeing that it is a man that was greatly troubled about it.

So the last thing I’ll talk about a little bit: was Leo Frank guilty?

I don’t think there’s any doubt, and there are few that I think that argue with this today is, he did not get a fair trial [False, the Supreme Court in their majority decisions ruled he had a fair trial]. Not under the circumstances that we would consider today – coerced statements, no scientific, all circumstantial [False, the witnesses later provided affidavits that Leo Frank’s defense team tried to bribe them to retract their trial testimony].

The testimony of an accomplice.

There is a reason the common law and the law of Georgia says that, the testimony of an accomplice must be corroborated and a confession must be corroborated and the reason is because of how both of them might have been obtained.

I don’t think he was guilty. I think Conley killed her. There’s not any doubt in my mind that Conley killed her [Barnes opinion defies the evidence and testimony, and majority decisions of the judges at the time]. But at least there is substantial reasonable doubt as to whether Frank killed her [false statements]. There’s two little things and then I’ll try to answer some questions. I know we got started late and I know ya’ll got other places to go.

There’s two things that are happening. One is, the district attorney Paul Howard of Fulton County has created a commission to look into several cases.

One of them is this case [Leo Frank case] and another one is the Child Murders case. And they’ve got about a dozen, half a dozen to a dozen cases they’re looking into to see, to make sure, that there’s guilt. Now Wayne Williams is still alive and in the prison.

The other thing that has happened in all of these matters and I think is the import: what is the role of lawyers and judges?

Listen, we are trained to look at facts. There is only a little thin line that separates us from lynchers and a mob and it is lawyers and judges that are trained to not let passion and prejudice overcome us all.

And it is difficult. It is very, very difficult. And it is not an easy path. It is a tough path.

You know, we believe as lawyers, that everybody is entitled to representation. That was our theory all along, but not our practice. Read about the Scottsboro boys, read about through the history and the cases that you stay.

But it is required even more now than ever. That even though everybody cusses us as lawyers, and they do, you know, all the time. Mama, don’t let your babies grow up to be lawyers. You know, it’s the story instead of cowboys.

But it is the lawyers that have to protect the rights of the individual. And if we ever lose that, that we’re not willing to sacrifice ourselves and our reputation and our prosperity, for the rights of those that we represent or what we know is right, then I want to tell you, we’re lost, we’re lost. It’s a very thin line.

Always be the guardians against prejudice, hatred and passion. Sit back and use the skills that you’re being trained in and they will be honed much more as you start to practice, to analyze critically, everything that you’re presented with.
Thank you, and God bless you and I’ll be glad to answer a few questions.

I know we don’t have much time but I’d be glad to answer any questions. Yes, ma’am.

Audience Member Question: Was anyone from that long list of lynchers ever prosecuted?

No, nobody was ever tried. And what happened was, Luther Haines, who was [?] judge, good friend of Hugh, Luther Haines practiced law with John Tucker Dorsey, when he was a young lawyer.

And, of course, I was assigned to Luther’s courtroom when I was a prosecutor and he and I were great friends until the day he died.

But he knew I was interested in the case and he showed me, one time, a file that John Tucker Dorsey had in his office and had a list of the names of those who were involved and that’s the way Oney finally broke it. He broke it through two people. Through Luther Haines and through Bill Kent.

Now, as they began to die, you know, in the 30s, 40s, 50s, several of them confessed on deathbed. But nobody was ever prosecuted.

I will tell you a footnote about Herbert Clay. I don’t know if it’s true or not, but Luther told me this. I said, “how did Herbert Clay, how did he die?”

He said he was holed up with a prostitute she hit him over the head with a liquor bottle and killed him.

Anybody else?

What we did in the 80s, and what we are trying to do now and how they differ, this was addressed in the 80s…?

In the 80s, when Governor Harris, he got involved in the case, and Frank was issued a posthumous pardon based on the fact he did not receive due process [not true, he was pardoned on a technicality that the State failed to protect him while he was in prison, Leo Frank had exhausted all his appeals].

What we’re trying to do now, a group of us, that has been helpful, Dale Schwartz and several others, is to pardon him on the basis of anti-Semitism and have an extraordinary motion new trial. It’s not going to do Leo Frank any good. See, the people say, “Well, why are you digging up all this?” The reason we’re digging up all this is because it should be a testament and a monument that this should never happen again. It’s the reason we continue to teach that Auschwitz, in fact, did exist and that six million Jews were killed. And so, that’s what we do it for [It’s disgusting Roy Barnes is manipulating the great European War, which was won by the United States, and has nothing to do with the rape-murder of Mary Phagan to argue a homicidal pedophile should be exonerated.]

We right the wrongs.

And hopefully we’re not involved in making them. Even though there were several lawyers that were involved in the making of this wrong. And that’s the reason it is so important for you to understand that difference. Thank you!

[End of Transcription]

Information on Van Pearlberg

Several sections of his monologue stand out

Roy Barnes during his speech at Mercer Law School on Tuesday, November 12th, 2019, in his monologue acts as if it’s axiomatically a hard-fact that the primitive freight elevator in Atlanta’s National Pencil Company of 1913, could NOT have been used during the noontime hour of Saturday, April 26, 1913, to transport Mary Phagan’s dead and defiled body, down from the second floor of the factory, down two flights to the factory’s cellar. The supposition of his reason why it didn’t happen that way, is because the police took the freight elevator down to the said basement on Sunday morning, April 27th, 1913, it crushed some feces in the ground tray of the elevator shaft. At face value, and with limited information about the incident, it could easily be believable for those unfamiliar with the reports provided by investigators.

To summarize, Barnes touches briefly upon The elevator’s maneuverability with dramatics, "Boom", referring to the "the shit in the shaft" (as journalist-author Steve Oney labeled it), and the smooshing of Conley’s feces at the said base tray at the hard dirt floor ground in the elevator shaft at the front section of the basement, below the street entry of the National Pencil Company. Roy Barnes hints at this as something which tends to impeach Conley’s testimony about how he and Leo Frank moved the cadaver of Mary Phagan and his series of evolving affidavits eludes to how the events took place. The undercurrent of Barnes’ statements are this provides more exonerating evidence for Leo Frank, as part of a larger suite of perceived opinions on evidence absolving Frank of the rape-murder for which he was duly convicted.

Roy Barnes, presenting limited information, tries to make it out like the elevator was automated and that it would go all the way to the bottom on its own, after presumably pushing a button? But that’s not how the elevator worked based on the descriptions of it. There was actually a rudimentary pull cord to pause the elevator’s descent or ascent (not modern computerized numeric floor buttons like we have today), it wasn’t just that the elevator cut off on its own presumably flipping a power switch when it reached the basement, the driver of the vertical elevator car had control.

Jim Conley in his testimony at the Leo Frank trial and his affidavits, finally talks about how Leo Frank was so nervous with the elevator control cord that he hints it might have stopped the elevator before it hit the bottom on their descent, and again too soon before they ascended to the above floors, going back up toward the second floor. Leo Frank was said in Conley’s testimony to have stopped the freight elevator too short, and upon exiting it, he tripped inside the elevator car catching the floor as he was trying to get out of it and thus fell backward right onto Jim Conley.

Surprise, Surprise, Roy Barnes never mentions these above-detailed descriptions in his 2019 monologue on that particular incident, of using the elevator to move Mary Phagan’s body away from the metal room, located opposite Leo Frank’s business office, to the rear corner of the basement where it was intended to be burned in a furnace–which Barnes essentially cites as a reason among others, why Leo Frank is innocent, and supposedly proof that in the noon hour of Saturday, April 26, 1913, they didn’t use the elevator as the means to transport the battered and bruised corpse of the 13-year-old girl to the basement. Therefore the only other way down was for Jim Conley to carry Phagan down from the second floor from the staircase to the factory lobby, the most high traffic place in the factory, with big palatial full glass window doors, with the streets filled with people, looking all around at the bunting and without locking the front door while transporting a dead body so Alonzo Mann could walk in on the scene. We’re supposed to believe it was Jim Conley on the second floor is who did the murder, and Leo Frank knew nothing about it, even though it happened in his vicinity.

James "Jim" Conley’s meticulous details in several evolving affidavits and his trial testimony no August 4, 5, and 6th, 1913, at the Mary Phagan murder trial, about these said events, tend to show Leo Frank’s nervous-erratic demeanor immediately post-murder and his mishandling of the elevator brake cord.

The freight elevator likely would not go all the way down to the cellar tray by a matter of some inches, because police initially described during their initial investigation at 3:40 o’clock a.m. that there was lots of trash in that bottom-most tray, and also found Mary Phagan’s parasol right smack in the middle of it (there is even a contemporary diagram sketch of it). The police described the contents of the tray and moved that trash around, in search of clews, they might have moved the trash enough or removed some of it, so that later when they took the elevator down, it could actually go down all the way completely to the bottom. Later that morning in the presence of Leo Frank, they took the freight elevator down on April 27, 1913, in the daytime morning, when they had done so, it smooshed Conley’s natural deposit he left there in the said tray.

What Roy Barnes also fails to also mention is those first-responder police officers who investigated the crime scene that morning on April 27, 1913, specifically reported they saw drag marks from the elevator shaft entryway, 140 feet across the hard dirt floor to the rear of the basement where garbage was normally staged before being burned in the oversized furnace. The furnace provided heat and hot water to the factory. He uses the excuse that he has limited time, to give the audience the information they need to make an informed decision, to instead focus on the then-present and then-former government officials and prominent citizenry who organized to hang Leo Frank on August 17th, 1915, in fulfillment of the Mary Phagan murder trial jury’s unanimous decision to recommend "no mercy" for Leo Frank on August 25th, 1913, to therefore have the defendant be sentenced to capital punishment, and Judge Roan’s ratification the next day of that verdict and sentencing decision on August 26, 1913.

[End of Commentary on the Leo Frank Exoneration Via the Shit in the Shaft Hoax]

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