Letter from a private citizen, 1973

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Title

Letter from a private citizen, 1973

Subject

State Violence
Dymally, Mervyn M., 1926-2012

Description

In a 30 November 1973 letter, the author states that he is writing to Dymally to inform him about what is going on in Watts, CA, and the harassment of the Black and Latino community by the LASD and Highway Patrol. The author says that law enforcement does not provide help, and discusses the robbery of his own house. In point number two, the author states that he was hijacked by highway patrol on 28 October 1973, accused of driving under the influence, as his flu/cold medicine contained two-tablespoons of whisky. The author closes the letter by asking to meet with Dymally in person.

Creator

Name withheld for privacy considerations

Source

Mervyn M. Dymally Papers, Special Collections & Archives, California State University, Los Angeles

Publisher

California State University, Los Angeles, Library. Special Collections & Archives

Date

1973-12-04

Rights

IN COPYRIGHT

Format

Document

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

Martinez_005.02

Citation

Name withheld for privacy considerations, “Letter from a private citizen, 1973,” California State University - Los Angeles, accessed May 18, 2024, https://calstatela-exhibits.libraryhost.com/items/show/32.