Carlo Tresca pp 275-288 | Cite as

Theories and Investigations

  • Nunzio Pernicone
Part of the Italian and Italian American Studies book series (IIAS)


No one who knew Tresca believed for a second that Galante was anything other than a professional criminal who had been paid to assassinate the old anarchist. The District Attorney’s Office and the NYPD held the same opinion.’ The key issue in the case was the identity of the person or persons who had hired Galante to commit the crime. What was so remarkable about the investigation, however, was the degree to which the DA’s office and the NYPD focused primarily on Galante and undertook only feeble attempts to determine the real culprits behind the murder. The abject neglect of this crucial dimension of the case led to widespread belief that political motives had ensured that the true instigators of the murder would never be revealed or prosecuted. Careful study of the investigation confirms this conclusion.


Murder Case District Attorney Grand Jury Fascist Regime Political Ramification 
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