Worth Reading this Weekend: LA Times piece on Ruben Salazar

February 20th, 2011 · No Comments

There is a new report that will be released this week from the Office of Independent Review examining documents related to the 1970 killing of journalist Ruben Salazar. The upshot of the new report is that there is “no evidence Ruben Salazar was targeted” in this incident. As many are probably aware, Ruben Salazar was covering an anti-Vietnam War rally and when he stopped to take a break at a local bar, a tear gas missile was fired and ended up killing him.

What are the odds of walking into a bar, ordering a drink and then a tear gas missile hitting the journalist instead of a barfly or drunk? And what are the odds of dying from a tear gas missile? This incident still smells fishy.

I encourage you to read the LA Times piece, and tell us what you think about this new report and Sheriff Lee Baca’s reluctance to release documents about this case.

Tags: Latino History · Media

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