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Crime History: British troops arrested in Boston Massacre

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On this day, March 5, in 1770, British troops fired on an unruly mob and killed five citizens in what is now known as the Boston Massacre . The first to die in the dramatic shooting was a former slave, Crispus Attucks , who is considered the first casualty of the American Revolution. British Captain Thomas Preston and seven soldiers were arrested and charged with murder. John Adams...