L.A. Now
LAPD officers killed one resident of this Watts housing project. 12 hours later, they saved another's life
Topics

Loretta Sanchez

Rep. Loretta Sanchez's racial recklessness

Rep. Loretta Sanchez's racial recklessness

To the editor: Earlier this month, The Times reported that seven Latino gang members were charged with the 2014 fire bombing of the homes of black families in a Boyle Heights housing project. The prosecutors allege that the gang members wanted to drive African Americans out of the neighborhood. 

Where was Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Orange) when this kind of terrorism was being perpetrated against black people? Are we to accuse her of “tacit” approval of these horrific actions because she is a Latina? 

Of course not. Yet she has the audacity to accuse President Obama of endorsing her opponent for one of California’s U.S. Senate...

78°