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Zoot Suit Riots -- Los Angeles (Calif.) -- 1943

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Sleepy Lagoon Defense Committee, 1944-12

Identifier: 2006.
Scope and Contents "Sleepy Lagoon...Victory for Democracy." A report and commentary on the overturing of 66 charges against 22 defendents convicted of murder, and assault with a deadly weapon with the intention of murder, following the death of Jose Diaz in Los Angeles, California. Intending to extinguish gang-related crime, Los Angeles police used Diaz's death as a pretext to arrest hundreds of young Mexicans and Mexican-Americans for offenses ranging from weapons possession to minor charges like vagrancy,...
Dates: Publication: 1944-12