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Times Calls for Chessman’s Execution

February 23, 2010 |  8:00 am

Feb. 20, 1960, Chessman

The Times calls the gas chamber “a sanitary disposal mechanism that a civilized society is constrained to set up to shield itself from the contamination of criminal psychopaths.”

Feb. 23, 1960, Chessman Case

Feb. 23, 1960, Chessman
Feb. 23, 1960: The Times runs letters in response to its editorial in favor of Caryl Chessman’s execution, echoed by Bruce Russell’s cartoon showing justice held captive.