Trying Quantrill

News comes today that William Quantrill was acquitted of six charges of murder┬árelating to the 1863 raid on Lawrence, Kansas … which, given that Quantrill died in 1865, will have no effect on him.

Participants noted that the mock trial, which took place in Missouri, might have had a different outcome had it taken place in Kansas. Ya think?

More interesting may be the website that helped publicize this event.

What do you think such exercises prove? What purpose do they serve?