The Mooney-Billings report : suppressed by the Wickersham Commission
- New York : Gotham House, 1932.
- Physical Description:
- 9 unnumbered pages, iv, 243 pages ; 24 cm
- Additional Creators:
- United States. Wickersham Commission
- Ch. I. Introduction. A. The bomb explosion -- B. History of the proceedings -- 1. The trials and appeals -- 2. Applications to the Executive for clemency to Mooney and Billings -- Ch. II. Conduct proceding the trials. A. Preliminary investigation of the bomb explosion. 1. The physical evidence -- 2. The warning threats -- 3. The dropped bomb -- 4. The varying suitcase stories -- 5. The story of Estelle Smith and others as to events at 721 Market Street -- 6. The Prosecutions' theory: the defendants gathered at 721 Market Street and committee the crime at Steuart and Market -- 7. Opportunities open to the Prosecution for the testing of its theory : whether the Prosecution made use of those opportunities -- 8. The opporunity to investigate the defendants' accounts of their movements : whether the Prosecution availed itself of this testimony -- 9. Cessation of investigation except as to defendants -- 10. Martin Swanson and the investigation -- (a) Long standing hostility between Swanson and the Mooneys and Nolan -- (b) June 10-July 18, 1916 ; Swanson's attempts with Weinberg and Billings to implicate Mooney in the San Bruno bombing -- (c) Swanson's employment by the District Attorney a few hours after the explosion of July 22nd -- B. Arrests ; detentions ; searches and seizures -- 1. Arrests -- 2. Detention -- 3. Searches and seizures -- C. Identification methods -- D. The role of the press in the cases -- E. Proceedings before the Grand Jury -- Ch. III. Conduct during the trials -- A. The relationship of the Prosecution to its witnesses -- 1. The character of the Prosecution's witnesses -- (a) As to 721 Market Street -- (b) As to Steuart and Market Streets -- 2. Whether the Prosecution used testimony that it knew to be false -- (a) The Rominger testimony -- (b) The Edeaus' testimony -- 3. Coaching of witnesses -- 4. Miscellaneous phases of the relationship between the Prosecution and its witnesses -- B. Issues of alleged supresseion of evidence -- 1. The Eilers building photographs -- 2. The Prosecution's course with regard to facts bearing on the credibility of the witnesses -- C. Opening and closing addresses at the Trials -- 1. The Billings trial -- 2. The Thomas Mooney trial -- 3. The Rena Mooney and Weinberg trials -- Ch. IV. The proceedings subsequent to the trials -- A. The convicted defendants -- 1. The Oxman affair -- (a) The subornation proceedings -- (b) After Oxman's acquittal -- 2. Subsequent fomentation of prejudice -- (a) The brief to Governor Stephens -- (b) The reply to the Mediation Commission -- (c) The Billings rehearing -- B. The defendants acquitted or not tried -- 1. Rena Mooney -- Israel Weinberg -- Edward D. Nolan -- Ch. V. Conclusions.
- "Draft of the Mooney-Billings report, submitted to the National Commission on Law Observance and Enforcement ..."
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