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Crime History: Emma Goldman arrested for passing pamphlets on birth control

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On this day, Feb. 11, in 1916, political activist Emma Goldman was arrested in New York City for lecturing and distributing materials about birth control. Goldman, a Russian immigrant who played a key role in the anarchist movement, was charged with violating the Comstock Act, an 1873 statute banning the transportation of obscene material across state lines. Goldman spent 15 days in jail....

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