Lynching of Leo Frank

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The Lynching of Leo Frank occurred on the morning of August 17, 1915, 7:17 AM at Frey's Gin in Cobb County, in Marietta, Georgia. The lynching was the final culmination of the July 28 to August 21, 1913 Trial of Leo Frank leading to his August 25, 1913 conviction for the murder of Mary Phagan and a two year long failed appeals process that followed. (See: Trial of Leo Frank on Metapedia)

On August 16, 1915, at 11:00 PM, in one of the most audacious prison breaks in U.S. history, a group of elite men who called themselves 'The Knights of Mary Phagan' (the founding fathers of the second incarnation of the KKK), calmly stormed into the Milledgeville Prison Farm, wearing hats and motorcycle goggles.

Without firing a single gunshot, they overpowered the guards and prison Warden, handcuffing them to their chairs, and then temporarily took control of the prison facility. After a cursory search in the prison barracks, they abducted Leo Frank, and escorted him to a group of parked Model-T Fords that had kept their engines running.

In a conga line of cars, they drove Leo Frank all through the night cruising at 18 miles an hour to their final designated spot about 175 miles away, to Marietta in Cobb County, Georgia.

At the crack of dawn on August 17, 1915, they retrieved a long 3/4 inch manilla rope, formed a proper hang man's noose on one end of it, and threw it over a thick branch of a mature oak tree. They placed the noose around Leo Frank's neck, and then adjusted it snugly on the right side of his head.

The two men standing on either side of Leo Frank carefully hoisted him on top of a small table and held him steady. Another person took the slack end of the hangman's rope and tied it off on a nearby tree about 13 paces away.

Judge Newton Morris read out loud to Leo M. Frank and all present to clearly hear, the official sentence of Judge Leonard Stickland Roan, the order that had been issued 2 years prior on August 26, 1913. On completion of the statement, the two men on either side of Leo Frank stepped away and the table Leo M. Frank was standing on was kicked away. As Leo M. Frank fell to the ground by the force of gravity, the rope became taut and the vertebrae in his neck snapped. His head twisted 180 degrees behind his body and he died instantly.


A Lynch Party is Born

June 21, 1915

About two months prior to his lynching, just one day before Leo Frank was scheduled to be executed by hanging. The Governor John M. Slaton - at the eleventh hour - commuted Leo Frank's death sentence to life in prison on June 21st 1915. Leo Frank was moved from the Tower in Atlanta Georgia to the Milledgeville Farm on June 22, 1915.

The people of Georgia were enraged, because Governor John M. Slaton, was made a senior law partner and part owner of the law firm which represented Leo M. Frank at his capital murder trial and the populace felt the clemency Slaton gave Leo Frank was a gross conflict of interest as a result. The commutation order John M. Slaton wrote completely omitted the testimony of the star witness Monteen Stover.

Who Inspired the formation of the Leo Frank Lynch Party?

Over the last 100 years, unchallenged and unabated, the Jewish Community often cites Tom E. Watson as the man directly responsible for instigating an extra-judicial miscarriage of justice after the Lynching of Leo Frank occurred, mainly because of Watson's exquisite articulation of Frank's guilt in Watson's magazine issues January, March, August, September and October of 1915. However, the people of Georgia, correctly point to the vigilante necessity of lynching Leo Frank on the corrupt Georgian Governor, John M. Slaton, a legal partner and member in the very law firm representing Leo Frank, who outright betrayed the people of Georgia and the U.S. system of justice, by erasing a two year appeals process after the murder trial of Leo Frank had been affirmed by over a dozen judges and every level of the appellate court system. John M. Slaton mendaciously committed one of the most openly brazen acts of cronyism in U.S. history, by commuting death sentence of his client to life in prison, despite the overwhelming evidence Leo Frank committed the hideous crime. After the commutation there was wide spread rage because Governor John M. Slaton wrote and signed a 29 page commutation which tended to disregard volumes of damaging testimony and evidence from the murder trial of 'The State of Georgia vs. Leo M. Frank', evidence which led to a conviction, overwhelmingly supported by over a dozen members of every appellate court reviewing the case. Ironically, even the Governor of Georgia, despite his commutation made it clear that he was not disturbing the Juries verdict.

Justice Would Be Served

The elite of Georgia's business, judicial and political system formed a Vigilance Comity, to ensure that the final judgment and fulfillment of the unanimous decision of the Coroners Jury of seven men, the unanimous decision of the Grand Jury of twenty one men, the unanimous decision of the trial Judge Roan and the Jury of 12 men, and the 2 more years of majority and unanimous decisions coming from every level of the appellate court system between 1913 and 1915, from the Georgia Superior Court, Georgia State Supreme Court, the United States District Court and the United States Supreme Court.

An elite lynch party of Georgia's prominent members formed the 'Knights of Mary Phagan', they planned their prison break for nearly 2 months. The Knights of Mary Phagan began openly organizing a plan to kidnap Leo Frank from the state prison farm at Milledgeville and take him to Marietta for lynching.[1] The organizers recruited between 25 and 28 men with the necessary skills. An electrician was to cut the prison wires, car mechanics were to keep the cars running, and there was also a locksmith, a telephone man, a medic, a hangman, and a lay preacher.[2] The Knights of Mary Phagan also had members who were of the highest strata of law and politics.

On August 16th 1915 at around 10:00 to 11:00 PM the elite lynch party struck and after nearly two months of careful planning, one of the most audacious prison breaks in U.S history was executed with flawless efficiency. The Knights of Mary Phagan walked into the milledgeville prison, armed and ready to tangle, without firing a single shot they overpowered guards, temporarily took control of the facility and abducted Leo Frank. Leo Frank was driven all through the darkness of a soothing summer night about 175 miles to Cobb County to a sylvan knoll near Marietta Georgia called Frey's Grove. The site was selected because it was near the former home of Mary Phagan.

The lynch party had fulfilled the punishment of the Judge and Jury. The people of Georgia celebrated, but it whipped the Jewish Community into new heights of ferocity and ugliness.

The Perfect Day for Lynching - August 17 1915

April 17th 1915 Happy Birthday

The date or "numerology" of the planned hanging of Leo M. Frank, was something that was debated for quite some time in the beginning of the two month organizing and planning to commit the perfect lynching. The number 17 or the 17th day, was very numerically significant in the day chosen for Leo M. Frank to hang.

In a perfect world, the lynchers would have preferred to Lynch Leo M. Frank on his birthday April 17th 1916, but it was too much time to wait and so they settled on the 17th day of the month of August. August was a significant month because it was when the original murder trial completed and the death sentence was rendered. The 17th of August was also significant, because it was one day before Leo M. Frank made what amounted to a murder trial confession on August 18th 1913.

Every April 26th is celebrated as Mary Phagan Day and every August 17th is celebrated as pedophile execution day.

Execution Staging

Cobb County Georgia

A few hours after dawn on the numeric day of 17, the day of the month Leo Frank was born, the lynch party setup their gear for the hanging. A manila 3/4 inch rope converted into a hangman's noose was tossed over a branch the thickness of a mans thy, a wooden table was set up underneath the dangling hangman's noose. Final preparations where made for the lynching, which included tying off the tail end of the rope to a nearby tree once the hang man's noose was adjusted to the right height. The configuration would leave Leo Frank dangling 3 to 4 feet off the ground, there would not be enough rope room of a fall to cause the neck to break.

It would be a slow strangulation hanging for Leo Frank, followed by his neck breaking later from his body weight, however, Frank was not given a normal proper lynching where a hang man stage has a trap door and the neck breaks quickly from the fall. For Frank it would be slow death after the table he stood on was kicked away, the lynching apparatus was set for a slow dancing and wiggling lynch.

Last Words

According to the Jewish Controlled New York Times, Leo Frank was asked if he was guilty or not, he refused to confirm or deny it, instead Frank responded to the question: I think more of my wife and my mother, than my life. [3] Lucille Selig Frank and Rae Frank loyally flanked Leo M. Frank during his murder trial, both emotionally believed Frank was innocent. Leo Frank before the lynching requested his wedding ring be returned to his wife and it was later delivered to her anonymously. Frank also asked that he be covered from the beltline down, so as not to be hanged half naked and his request was obliged. They Lynchers wrapped his hips in a brown sarong.

A handcuffed and blind folded Leo Frank, with his legs bound with a short rope, was hoisted on the table with a noose around his neck, the rope was adjusted so the knot was on the right side of his head and the newly adjusted hangmans rope was securely re-tied to a nearby tree. Normally lynch parties often reserve a special kind of amputation surgery before they lynch a rapist. Ironically Leo M. Frank was spared and did not have his small Jewish penis and testicles cut off without anesthesia, despite the mostly overwhelming evidence he sexually assaulted Mary Phagan on April 26 1913 before strangling her.

After a preacher said a short speech and gave Frank his final rights, the table was kicked out from under him, and because there was not much room for the rope to jerk and break Franks neck, he instead wiggled and danced for a few minutes while he experienced strangulation justice for what Mary Phagan had to endure before her life was snuffed out. The wound Leo Frank had received when he was shanked at Prison on July 17 1915 opened up and blood spilled onto his night shirt. After Frank had been dead for some while, the vertebra in his neck eventually snapped, causing his face to swing and twist behind his body, though it was still fully attached. Leo Frank was given a proper execution for the bludgeoning, pedophile-rape, strangling and mutilation of thirteen year old, 4'11" little Mary Anne Phagan.

The lynchers departed not solemnly, but as Heroes with great pride for preserving the Jury system of the United States and for bringing Justice to a pedophile racist and collective Jewish Peoples who loudly cried internationally about a vast anti-semitic conspiracy.

Lynching Discovery August 17 1915

Leo Frank was lynched approximately at this location: 33°57'2"N 84°31'1"W.

All alone now, Leo M. Frank's 5'8" and 140 lbs lifeless body twirled gently in the morning breeze of August 17th 1915, suspended just between 3 and 4 feet off the ground. An early bird farmer on a horse carriage filled with produce had spotted the suspended body in the woods, he whipped up his horses and briskly arrived at a place to bring notification of the discovery,[4] however, others had already reported the kidnapping and informed the police who were on the hunt for Frank's body in what amounted to a short and dirty wild goose chase. When news of Frank's lynching reached the peoples of Atlanta and Marietta, the knowledge spread like wildfire and droves of Model T-Fords made a B Line heading to infamous execution site at Frey's Grove. [5]

After Leo Frank's body was cut down from the mature oak, one spectator stomped on his face and chest, Judge Newton Morris stopped him from doing so.

The lynching provided more canon fodder for the Jewish community, which has spent thousands of years fraudulently manufacturing exaggerated claims of Anti-Semitism. The Jewish and defense position evolved and spun a new chapter for Jewish Supremacists and co-religionists which thrive on persecution and victim-hood. For 100 years, the ADL, Jewish Community and groups have turned the Leo M. Frank Case into a mini-holocaust, they contend Leo Frank was railroaded and framed in a vast Ant-Jewish and Anti-Semitic conspiracy. Through the collective neurotic and soap opera Jewish mind, Leo M. Frank a convicted pedophile-rapist-murderer, had been transfigured into a Martyr of Anti-Semitism. Leo Frank became a new Jewish idol, symbolizing the apogee of Jewish victim-hood and persecution.

The names of those who took part in the lynching were not made public until January 1, 2000, when Stephen Goldfarb, a former history professor and librarian in Atlanta, took partial credit for a list he didn't create and published an abridged list created originally by Mary Phagan Kean (the great grand niece of Mary Phagan).[6] The list contains several prominent citizens—including a former governor, the son of a senator, a Methodist minister, a state legislator, lawyers and a former state Superior Court judge—their names matching those on Marietta's street signs, office buildings, shopping centers, and law offices today. [7]

Further Reading

  1. Recalling her father's memories, Mary Phagan Kean wrote that "everyone knew the identity of the lynchers." Phagan p. 27. Oney at p. 526 quotes a resident, Carl Abernathy, as saying, "They'd go to a man's office and talk to him or ... see a man on the job and talk to him," and quotes an unidentified lyncher: "The organization of the body was more open than mysterious."
  2. Phagan p. 223.
  3. Jewish Controlled New York Times, August 19, 1915 Staff Correspondent
  4. Mystery of the Pencil Factory, by Sidney Sutherland from Ten real murder mysteries–never solved! New York : London. G.P. Putnam’s Sons. The Knickerbocker Press 1929
  5. Jewish Controlled New York Times, August 19, 1915 Staff Correspondent
  6. List of Leo Frank Lynchers. Leo M. Frank Case Research Archive
  7. Sawyer, Kathy. "A Lynching, a List and Reopened Wounds; Jewish Businessman's Murder Still Haunts Georgia Town", The Washington Post, June 20, 2000.
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