It is the accumulated indignation against organized wrong, organized crime, organized injustice which drives the political offender to his act. To condemn him means to be blind to the causes which make him. — Emma Goldman, July 9, 1917. Statement to the jury after she and Alexander Berkman were tried under the Espionage Act for organizing against the WWI draft. They were convicted of conspiracy against the draft laws and after serving two years in prison both were deported to Russia.