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Sleepy lagoon case Lupe Leyvas Hank Leyvas case, mexican kids out of the control Mexican riot of 1943, darkest days for los angeles 1942 there was a fear on the streets, you would see on the paper the threats of the mexican kids on multiple columns Less than 100 years before, los angeles belonged to mexico Within 48 hrs of Jose diaz;s murder, 600 young mexicans were caught in a dragnet Police regularly harassed mexicans Hank Leyvas was regularly picked up by the police because he was the kind of kid that would stand up for his right. He would challenge He joined the marines, however he was arrested for the the murder of Jose Diaz By 1940’s the mexicans lived in tighten neighborhoods “the barrios” that were really traditional Hank refused to live the lives that the people in the barrios lived, he wanted to

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