Justice: A Question of Race

Roberto Rodríguez


On March 23, 1979, journalist Roberto Rodríguez was taking photographs on Whittier Boulevard in East Los Angeles. Among the scenes he was recording was the beating of a defenseless man by members of the sheriff’s department. The officers then turned on Rodríguez, confiscated his camera and film, and beat him so badly that he spent three days in the Los Angeles County Hospital. He was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and assault and battery on a peace officer.

“. . . both a social history and a real eye-opener . . . a must read.” —Multicultural Review

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