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Washington Public Frees Communist Suspects

April 13, 1923
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Louis Brown and Isadore Jackerson, who were arrested Monday night in raids by Department of Justice agents aimed against Communists were voluntarily released by the Police yesterday. Other Jews arrested Monday night were released the same evening.

The accused were taken in a raid on a Jewish book and news store on Seventh Street where a meeting was scheduled featuring Robert Minor, a prominent radical and artist. Mr. Minor failed to appear, however.

Edward J. Irvine, who was arrested is the Monday night’s raid and who was the last one detained on whom communist literature was found, was also released on habeas corpus proceedings by Judge Hoehling. Altogether over forty persons were arrested in the raid.

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