On August 29th, 1970 Jesús Treviño was present at the Chicano Moratorium March which became a police incited riot that ultimately resulted in the death of Los Angeles Times columnist Ruben Salazar. The circumstances surrounding Salazar’s death were suspicious and controversial and led to a 16 day television Inquest into the death of Salazar. As a young reporter for television station KCET, Treviño covered the gavel to gavel proceedings of the inquest into Salazar’s death and reported it on-air nightly. Joe Razo was a reporter and photographer for La Raza Magazine which covered Eastside events. He also was at the Moratorium march and rally on August 29th. He happened to be at the Silver Dollar Bar when Los Angeles County Sheriffs and took photos of the Sheriff’s as they surrounded and shot teargas into the bar. One of the tear gas missiles hit and killed Ruben Salazar.
On Saturday, December 4th, 2021, the California Chicano News Media Association (CCNMA) convened a one-hour You Tube stream titled Eyewitness to History: The death of Ruben Salazar. The panel consisted of Jesús Treviño and media journalist Joe Razo. Latinopia is proud to offer this link to the You Tube discussion between Treviño and Razo moderated by Robert Lopez of the Los Angeles Times.
Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y24rcFgXTC0