The New Georgia Encyclopedia with a mask of academic legitimacy, openly falsifies the Leo Frank trial.
Leo Frank Case Entry at New Georgia Encyclopedia by Jewish Pseudo-historian Leonard Dinnerstein
Tom Watson’s Jeffersonian Publishing Company
Concerning the Leo Frank Page at the Racist Anti-Gentile New Georgia Encyclopedia.
1. “The degree of anti-Semitism involved in Frank’s conviction and subsequent lynching is difficult to assess, but it was enough of a factor to have inspired Jews, and others, throughout the country to protest the conviction of an innocent man.”
Yet, every level of the United States legal system in their majority decisions upheld Leo Frank’s verdict and ruled he had a fair trial.
2. “One of the policemen knew the girl and identified her”. No it was the nephew of WW boots rogers, named Grace Hicks who identified Mary, not police.
3. “Frank claimed to have been in his office for about twenty minutes or more after Phagan left the previous day”. No, Leo Frank said he was in his office every minute from noon to 12:45pm, that was his alibi, but at the trial, on the witness stand, Leo Frank said he might have unconsciously gone to the bathroom in the metal room to explain why his office was empty between 12:05pm and 12:10pm (see Monteen Stover), this was the same time he told police months earlier (State’s Exhibit B, Monday, April 28, 1913) Mary was in his office between 12:05pm and 12:10pm. The prosecution built the case Leo Frank murdered Mary Phagan in the metal room bathroom between 12:05pm and 12:10pm.
4. “Another young factory worker who had come shortly afterward to collect her pay stated that Frank was not in sight when she arrived. She waited a few minutes and then left”. The girl was Monteen Stover, and she specifically said she came to Franks office between 12:05pm and 12:10pm and found it empty, not a few minutes, but 5 minutes, this was the exact same time Frank said he was alone with Mary in his office (States Exhibit b), but on the witness stand Frank said he was in the metal room’s bathroom, the place where Jim Conley claimed to have found the dead body of Phagan. Isn’t that a bit incriminating?
5. “The night watchman, another early suspect in the case, told police that Frank called later in the day to see if everything was all right, which he had never done before.
On the basis of this evidence Frank was arrested”.
No, Frank was arrested after he told the police on Sunday, April 27, 1913, that Newt Lees time card was punched perfectly every half hour, but on Monday, April 28, 1913, told police that Newt Lee had missed 4 punches, giving Lee, 4 hours of unaccounted for time. Police also found a forged bloody shirt at Newt Lees home and felt it had been planted to Frame Newt Lee, Because the murder notes pointed to Newt Lee.
6. “The police thereafter collected more “evidence” before deciding to put Frank on trial. No this is falsely insinuating that the evidence against frank was weak”. Hair soaked in dried blood was found around the handle of a lathe in the metal room, and a 5 inch wide blood stain was found on the floor in the metal room next to the metalrooms bathroom. Other employees had stated that Frank was sexually harassing them, and that he knew Mary Phagan. Leo Frank claimed he didnt know his employee Mary Phagan, which we know is bs, since he paid her salary 52 times, for more than 2700 hours of labor. Also, Mary Phagan worked on the same Floor as Leo Frank.
7. “The Trial
Based mainly on the testimony of the janitor, who had been held in seclusion for six weeks before the trial on orders from Solicitor General Hugh M. Dorsey, the jury convicted the defendant”.
False, The trial at the time was the longest and most expensive in Southern history, numerous witness testified and gave incriminating evidence against Frank. It was Monteen Stover who caused Leo Frank to change his alibi, an alibi Leo Frank maintained for 3 months. Frank made an incriminating statement on the witness stand, August 18, 1913, saying he unconsciously went to the bathroom in the metal room, at the time he formerly told police he was alone with Mary Phagan when she arrived at 12:05 to 12:10pm (States Exhibit B, Monday, April 28, 1913).
8. “They also allowed evidence to be introduced suggesting that Frank had many dalliances with girls, and perhaps boys, in his employ”.
It was Leo Frank’s defense who brought up the issue of his character first, opening the door for dorsey to challenge his reputation. Not the other way around.
9. “The Governor’s Decision. When all the court appeals had been exhausted, Frank’s attorneys sought a commutation from Georgia governor John M. Slaton.”
Why dont you mention that Governor John M. Slaton was part owner and senior law partner of the law firm that represented Leo Frank at his trial, called, ‘Rosser, Brandon, Slaton and Phillips’. Basically Slaton commuted the death sentence of his own law client, this law firm formed in early July 1913, weeks before the trial started. Isn’t that a conflict of interest? A part owner of the lawfirm representing Leo Frank at his trial, commuting the death sentence of its client?!?
10. “Slaton reviewed more than 10,000 pages of documents, visited the pencil factory where the murder had taken place, and finally decided that Frank was innocent.”
Wrong, the last page of Slatons 29-page commutation letter, slaton says he is sustaining the verdict of the judge, jury and appeals courts, he says nothing about thinking Leo Frank is innocent. Infact he never says during in his entire life that he thought Leo was innocent. Also slatons 29page clemency order, disregarded the testimony of monteen stover.
11. “The governor declared martial law and called out the National Guard.”
wrong, Slaton called out a local militia, not the national guard. Atleast thats what the local newspapers at the time claims.
12. “Conclusion, The Frank case not only was a miscarriage of justice but also symbolized many of the South’s fears at that time.”
Wrong, it was not a miscarriage of justice. Frank had a fair trial according to the judge and appeals courts. A pedophile pounded in the face of a 13-year old girl with his fists, before raping her and strangling her, there was no miscarriage of justice convicting him. Your conclusion is wrong and goes against every level of the United States legal system.
13. Frank’s Jewish identity compounded southern resentment toward him, as latent anti-Semitic sentiments.
False, the fact that Leo Frank was a German Jew, and a prominent one at that, helped him more than it hurt him. Jews had never been known to commit such heinous crimes of sadistic violence, and generally speaking Jews were considered White in the South, and held in high regard, because they were generally considered upstanding and law abiding people.
Why in your sources, do you not include, the murder of Mary Phagan, by Mary Phagan Kean?
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“This Day in Georgia History, May 05, 1913, Leo Frank Defended, Lemmie Quinn, foreman of Mary Phagan’s work area at the National Pencil Factory, testified he saw Leo Frank the Saturday of the murder and that all was perfectly normal. Furthermore he knew Frank well and was certain that he was not guilty of the murder. But detectives accused him of accepting a bribe from Frank to make those statements, an accusation Quinn firmly denied. Meanwhile several witnesses had come forward to say they had seen a girl resembling Phagan at the Confederate Memorial Day parade that Saturday afternoon; she appeared to be drugged. So the decision was made to exhume Phagan’s body and examine her stomach for signs of drugs.”
Lemmie Quinn signed an affidavit one week before the Coroner’s Inquest (State’s Exhibit S) stating he had gone to play billiards after he left the factory a quarter to one, and does not ever mention coming back to the factory. Lemmie Quinn had been caught in a lie. When the Coroner asked Leo Frank why he waited a week to bring forward this critical alibi witness to the police, Leo Frank said he wanted to wait for his lawyers permission first. The Coroner was incredulous as to be expected.
“Leo Frank Trial Day 19, Frank Testified…. SNIP…. He said Mary came in for her pay soon after 12:00 noon on April 26th, returned a few minutes later to ask if the shipment of metal had arrived (Phagan’s job was putting metal tips on pencils), then left his office and he never saw her alive again. He worked on a financial report that afternoon, then went home. Frank said that Jim Conley’s testimony was all lies, and that he never saw Conley that day. Frank concluded by answering those who had questioned why he wouldn’t talk to the police or press: “Some newspaper man has called me ‘the silent man in the Tower.’ Gentlemen, this is the time and here is the place! I have told you the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.”
Mary came for her pay soon after twelve noon?! Are you sure, because Leo Frank gave four different times Mary had arrived. On Sunday, April 27, 1913, Leo Frank told police, Mary Phagan had arrived in his office at 12:03pm. On Monday, April 28, 1913, Leo Frank made a deposition at the station house to police in the presence of his lawyers, saying Mary Phagan arrived in his office “between 12:05 to 12:10pm, maybe 12:07pm”, on May 5th and 8th, Leo Frank told the Coroner’s Inquest, Mary Phagan arrived around 12:10 to 12:15pm, at the trial Leo Frank said Mary Phagan arrived at 12:12pm to 12:17pm. So which is it?
Mary’s job was putting rubber erasers into the brass caps of pencils, not putting metal tips on pencils.
Leo Frank left out, “And Nothing but the truth” part, I wonder why?
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DESCRIPTIONS OF ERRORS
1. The degree of anti-Semitism involved in Frank’s conviction and subsequent lynching is difficult to assess, but it was enough of a factor to have inspired Jews, and others, throughout the country to protest the conviction of an innocent man.
2. On April 26, 1913, Mary Phagan, the child of tenant farmers who had moved to Atlanta for financial gain.
3. “went to the pencil factory to pick up her $1.20 pay for the twelve hours she had worked that week”
4. A young factory girl had been brutally murdered; rumors spread that she had been sexually assaulted before her death.
5. “One of the policemen knew the girl and identified her.”
6. Frank claimed to have been in his office for about twenty minutes or more after Phagan left the previous day.
7. Another young factory worker who had come shortly afterward to collect her pay stated that Frank was not in sight when she arrived. She waited a few minutes and then left.
8. The police thereafter collected more “evidence” before deciding to put Frank on trial.
9. The Trial “Based mainly on the testimony of the janitor,”
10. Frank’s attorneys sought a commutation from Georgia governor John M. Slaton.
11. Slaton reviewed more than 10,000 pages of documents, visited the pencil factory where the murder had taken place, and finally decided that Frank was innocent. He commuted the sentence, however, to life imprisonment, assuming that Frank’s innocence would eventually be fully established and he would be set free.
The Frank case not only was a miscarriage of justice but also symbolized many of the South’s fears at that time. Workers resented being exploited by northern factory owners who had come south to reorganize a declining agrarian economy. Frank’s Jewish identity compounded southern resentment toward him, as latent anti-Semitic sentiments, inflamed by Tom Watson, became more pronounced. Editorials and commentaries in newspapers all over the United States supporting a new trial for Frank and/or claiming his innocence reinforced the beliefs of many outraged Georgians, who saw in them the attempt of Jews to use their money and influence to undermine justice.
13. Why don’t you use more balanced sources? Why only sources biased in Frank’s behalf?
Corrections to be Made:
1. Your comments about anti-Semitism are false and so are the claims he was suspected, indicted and convicted because of wide spread anti-Semitism in the South. This is a racist anti-White suggestion that race or religious prejudice railroaded Leo Frank.
2. Did you ever consider that Phagan’s family moved to Atlanta for a better life, than for just “financial gain”? Did you have to put it in such terms? They were a family of poor tenant farmers, struggling, doesn’t it seem they would strive to find a better life, other than just Dinnerstein’s callous words “financial gain”.
3. If you look in the May, 1913, Atlanta Constitution newspaper issues, during the Coroner’s Inquest, you can see that a former paymaster, James Milton Gantt, said Mary Phagan’s normal wage was $4.05 for 55 hours, which is 7.5 cents an hour, not 10 cents as you have cited. The Atlanta Constitution newspaper reports from 1913, are on The Internet Archive, archive dot org
4. Why do you say rumors? The undertaker and physicians that inspected her body, found her underwear torn open, and evidence of rape was testified about at the trial. Is this a rumor? When initially the physicians found evidence of rape? Are you basically trying to say the investigators were lying? spreading false rumors? That’s pretty disgusting.
5. One of the policeman did NOT know the girl and did NOT identify her, it was a police officer WW. Boots Rodgers, whose neice, Grace Hicks identified the body of Mary Phagan.
6. Frank claimed he was in his office from NOON (12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.) not 20 minutes as you claim. In the Leo Frank trial brief of evidence, you can read what he says about this fact.
7. Why don’t you say her name is Monteen Stover, and that she said 5 minutes Frank was out of his office, not a “few minutes” you are falsifying the Leo Frank trial brief of evidence. Monteen Stover said she arrived in Leo Frank’s office at 12:05 p.m. and waited 5 minutes and then left at 12:10 p.m., because Frank’s office was empty, thus she was unable to collect her pay. Why are you also leaving out that Leo Frank made an unsworn deposition to the Atlanta Police, saying Mary Phagan was in his office between 12:05 p.m. and 12:10 p.m.? Why did you leave out State’s Exhibit B?
8. If you are going to put “quotes” around the word evidence, why don’t you at least tell us what that is if you’re going to suggest it’s false. Where is mention of the death notes found next to Phagan’s body? What about the blood soaked shirt planted at Newt Lee’s home in his garbage burn barrel? How about the evidence that on Sunday, April 27, 1913, Leo Frank told police Newt Lee had punched his time card perfectly every half hour on the evening of the murder, but the next day, Monday, April 28, 1913, Leo Frank told the police that Newt Lee didn’t punch his timecard perfectly every 30 minutes, and that he missed 4 hours worth of punches. Why don’t you mention this, its Leo Frank’s defendant exhibit A in the Leo Frank trial brief of evidence.
9. Why don’t you mention the Monteen Stover testimony, about Leo Frank being missing from his office for five minutes, between 12:05 p.m. and 12:10p.m. on the day of the murder? The exact time Leo Frank said Mary Phagan was with him in his office. Why dont you mention that Leo Frank said he went to the bathroom in the metal room during this time?
10. Why don’t you mention that on page 29 of the commutation ordered by John Slaton, that Slaton says he is SUSTAINING the verdict of guilt by the Judge, Jury etc… Why dont you mention that Slaton was senior partner in the lawfirm that represented Leo Frank at his trial in July/august 1913. The lawfirm “Rosser, Brandon, *Slaton* and “Phillips” represented Leo Frank during his trial and appeals. Is there a reason you left this out? Is there a reason why you left out this gross conflict of interest?
11. Show me one official document or newspaper article before Slaton’s death in 1955, quoting slaton saying he thought leo frank was innocent. In fact why dont you read the last page of Slaton’s 29-page commutation order.
12. Your conclusion is false, it’s racist anti-White, anti-Southern, anti-Christian, anti-Gentile hate. You are using this article to promote racist hate, prejudice, bigotry and lies against the South.
13. Your entire article uses biased sources, that are clearly on Frank’s side, you never bothered to use more balanced sources. Read the one star review about all of Leonard Dinnerstein’s books, so you can learn about his racist pathological lying.
What the reader wants to know:
Where is the evidence about Mary Phagan’s hair being found in the metal room, and blood on the floor also found in the metal room next to the bathroom door?
Finally, Did you know that Leo Frank told the jury he might have “unconsciously” gone to the bathroom in the metal room during his trial statement to the jury? (Leo Frank trial brief of evidence, page 186, 1913) This was his way of accounting for his office being empty when Monteen Stover arrived, why did you leave this out? Why did you leave out the fact that the State’s case was built on the theory that Leo Frank murdered Mary Phagan in the metal room?
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Leonard Dinnerstein is a Racist academic pseudo-historian, who has been caught red handed falsifying the official Leo Frank trial brief of evidence, suppressing testimony and generally turning the Case of Mary Phagan and Leo Frank into a racist anti-Gentile hate crime hoax.
In your references, you use only pro-Leo-Frank sources, how about using the Murder of Mary Phagan, by Mary Phagan Kean as a source?
The Frank Case, 1913, by Atlanta Publishing Company, is another excellent source, how about including some sources that balance out the article, instead of making it biased on Leo Frank’s behalf?
Atlanta Constitution, 1913
Atlanta Journal, 1913
Atlanta Georgian, 1913
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