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Crime History: Rioters storm Cincinnati courthouse, dozens killed

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On this day, March 28, in 1884, vigilantes stormed the courthouse in Cincinnati in one of the most destructive riots in American history. The rioters were outraged that a jury returned a verdict of manslaughter in the slaying of their employer, a livery stable owner. The mob wanted a murder conviction. Thousands stormed the jail and tried set it on fire. Five people were killed. The next...

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