Friday, April 18, 2008

Ruben Salazar Gets a Stamp

Salazar stampThe journalist killed by a Los Angeles County sheriff's projectile during the National Chicano Moratorium March against the Vietnam War — held on August 29, 1970 in East Los Angeles — will be honored with this postal stamp next week in Washington. Today, City Council President Eric Garcetti will carry a motion to declare April 22 Ruben Salazar Day, with some of the reporter's family and Times Publisher David Hiller there. Salazar was a columnist for the Times and news director of KMEX who covered the march and rioting that ensued. He was killed when hit in the head by a tear gas projectile while sitting in the Silver Dollar Bar. [LAO] Sphere: Related Content

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