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Congressman Berger Presents Bill to Curb Klan

December 19, 1928
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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

Drastic steps to bring about an end to the activities of the Ku Klux Klan are proposed in a bill introduced at the opening of Congress by Representatives Victor L. Berger, Socialist of Wisconsin. Congressman Berger’s bill provides that it shall be a federal offense punishable in the Federal courts, for “any two or more persons to go in disguise upon public highways” or to conspire for the purpose of intimidating others in the free exercise of their rights. The President is authorized to use the land and naval forces, and the militia, if necessary, to execute the judicial process. A fine of $5,000 and ten years imprisonment, or both, are the penalties prescribed.

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