Annals of Crime #42

Original Caption:

Mexican Lynch Mob In Action.

Tijuana -- Here is one phase of the four days of rioting, burning and shooting that terrorized Tijuana when a lynch mob sought to take vengeance on Castillo Morales, 24-year-old Mexican soldier who had confessed the attack murder of an 8-year-old girl. Three persons were killed and a dozen wounded. The jail was fired and gutted and the Governor's comrades permitted him to "escape", then shot him down like a fleeing rabbit. It was the enactment of Mexico's traditional "Ley Del Fugo" - Law of Flight. This photo shows the mob at the Governor's palace. (1938)

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