Sarasota Assassination Society
Although they started as a political club in the late 1800’s, the Sara Sota Vigilance Committee was renamed the Sarasota Assassination Society by the New York Times. Why?
9 of 22 of their members were on trial for 2 murders. With tensions rising between the north and south, the group made their mission to achieve “the removal of all obnoxious persons.”
There is no real number that can decipher just how many people the society “got rid of”, but one murder, that of a postmaster named Charles Abbe, got them national coverage. They dumped his body into the Gulf of Mexico, and the prison sentences that resulted from the assassination were enough to put an end to the society all together.