1. The Bullied
In 1901, the well liked Chinese immigrant Lum You was convicted of murdering Oscar Bloom in the Pacific Northwest Territory after You had endured a beating from the known bully during a card game after which Bloom also robbed him. You had previously been threatened by a fellow immigrant and had reported it to the police. They told him to handle it himself and he responded by attacking the man with an axe but didn’t kill him. However, in the case of Bloom, You immediately went to retrieve his pistol after the beating and returned to the site of the card game, shooting Bloom in the stomach on the spot.
You was arrested for the killing and sentenced to death by hanging which was a surprise to the jurors who convicted him who had apparently expected a certain amount of leniency given the circumstances…
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