Zoot Suit Riots: After 75 years, L.A. looks back on a violent summer

By MARISA GERBER Two Latino youths, one stripped of his clothes, the other badly beaten, were among victims of servicemen who scoured the streets of Los Angeles on June 7, 1943. (Associated Press)   The lights flickered on inside the California Theatre and a band of sailors tore up and down the aisles yanking young people […]

After 47 Years Behind Bars, Will Jalil Muntaqim Go Free?operation

by  Messiah Rhodes It all started the night of May 21, 1971. Two police officers, Waverly Jones and Joseph Piagentini, were fired upon while walking to their patrol car at a housing project near the Macombs Dam Bridge in Harlem. Jones died instantly from a gunshot to his head. Piagentini, who was shot 13 times, died […]