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Source: Western New-Yorker
Source type: newspaper
Document type: editorial
Document title: none
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Warsaw, New York
Date of publication: 12 September 1901
Volume number: 61
Issue number: 37
Pagination: [4]

 
Citation
[untitled]. Western New-Yorker 12 Sept. 1901 v61n37: p. [4].
 
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Keywords
presidential assassination (legal penalties).
 
Named persons
William McKinley.
 
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     If President McKinley recovers, the maximum penalty that can be imposed upon the assassin is ten years in the penitentiary. Attacks upon the president and vice-president ought to be provided with special penalties for the sake of the nation as a matter of public policy. Something more than the sacredness of human life is at stake in such cases. The office has a vitality of its own which demands consideration.

 

 


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