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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, later one of...

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