The Revolt of the Cockroach People

The Revolt of the Cockroach People

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The further adventures of qDr. Gonzoq as he defends the qcucarachasq -- the Chicanos of East Los Angeles. Before his mysterious disappearance and probable death in 1971, Oscar Zeta Acosta was famous as a Robin Hood Chicano lawyer and notorious as the real-life model for Hunter S. Thompson's qDr. Gonzoq a fat, pugnacious attorney with a gargantuan appetite for food, drugs, and life on the edge. In this exhilarating sequel to The Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo, Acosta takes us behind the front lines of the militant Chicano movement of the late sixties and early seventies, a movement he served both in the courtroom and on the barricades. Here are the brazen games of qchickenq Acosta played against the Anglo legal establishment; battles fought with bombs as well as writs; and a reluctant hero who faces danger not only from the police but from the vatos locos he champions. What emerges is at once an important political document of a genuine popular uprising and a revealing, hilarious, and moving personal saga.Well, she gave us a list . . . the second day, after Ia#39;d argued for acquittal for everyone? .. . She gave me this. ... The cardboard is a diagram listing each defendant and the direct testimony of the cops affecting each one. The sheets are outlines ofanbsp;...

Title:The Revolt of the Cockroach People
Author:Oscar Zeta Acosta
Publisher:Vintage - 2013-02-06


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