The Death of Ruben Salazar

Ruben Salazar (March 3, 1928 – August 29, 1970] was a Mexican-American journalist killed by a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy during the National Chicano Moratorium March against the Vietnam War on August 29, 1970 in East Los Angeles, California. During the 1970s, his killing was cited as a symbol of unjust treatment of Chicanos by law enforcement. Working as a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, Salazar was the first Mexican-American journalist from mainstream media to cover the Chicano community. Hunter Thompson covered the Salazar case in his article “Strange Rumblings in Aztlan”

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