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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...