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July 2, 2023

On this day, July 2, 1881, Charles J. Guiteau shot and fatally wounded President Garfield.

Sat Jul 2, 2022: On this day, July 2, 1881, President Garfield was shot.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/July_2

• 1881 – Charles J. Guiteau shoots and fatally wounds U.S. President James A. Garfield (who will die of complications from his wounds on September 19).

James A. Garfield

James Abram Garfield (1831–1881) was the 20th president of the United States, serving from March to September 1881. On July 2, 1881, four months into his presidency, Garfield was shot at the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station in Washington, D.C., by Charles J. Guiteau, a disappointed and delusional office seeker. Garfield died two months later from infections caused by his doctors. He remains the only sitting member of the United States House of Representatives to be elected to the presidency.

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There's a plaque at that site now.
July 2, 2023

Trump in SC: Crowd of 50,000 packs Pickens. More than 50 treated for heat-related illness

Hat tip, Politico

ELECTIONS

Trump takes over small city in South Carolina show of force
His appearance was a shot across the bow in a critical primary state with two home-grown contenders.

By NATALIE ALLISON
07/01/2023 05:02 PM EDT
Updated: 07/01/2023 08:59 PM EDT

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Trump in SC: Crowd of 50,000 packs Pickens. More than 50 treated for heat-related illness

Bob Montgomery
Herald-Journal

Published 7:05 p.m. ET July 1, 2023 | Updated 8:22 a.m. ET July 2, 2023

Trump headlined the Pickens Independence Day Spectacular, and supporters came as early as Friday to Pickens in hopes of being among the first on Saturday to see the former president, who is leading in the polls among GOP presidential candidates.

Supporters traveled from as far away as Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Indiana and Florida to attend the rally. … By daybreak Saturday, lines of people stretched all the way from East Main Street down Hampton Avenue, and along East Cedar Rock Street. At 9 a.m., the gates on East Main Street opened and people were screened by the Secret Service upon entry.

Parking was at a premium. One church offered free parking, but accepted donations. Others with lots charged for parking. At one spot, spaces were being offered for $60. … Vendors lined Hampton Avenue, selling everything from Trump shirts and hats to bottled water, ice cream, mini-donuts, roasted corn and bottled honey. By afternoon, volunteers for the Trump campaign were handing out free bottles of spring water.

Closer to the stage on North Lewis Street, vendors were selling lemonade, burgers, chicken tenders, smoked sausage, soft pretzels, sweet tea and Gatorade. … Pickens Police Chief Randall Beach estimated a crowd of 50,000 showed up on a day when afternoon temperatures soared into the mid-90s, causing dozens of people suffer from heat-related illness.

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July 1, 2023

OBSERVE THE SATANIC SPEED LIMIT WHEN YOU'RE DRIVEN CRAZY BY "THE CAR" -TONIGHT!

OBSERVE THE SATANIC SPEED LIMIT WHEN YOU’RE DRIVEN CRAZY BY “THE CAR” -TONIGHT!

Posted on July 1, 2023

Buckle up for a ride with a violent vehicle that leaves no one any defense against its fenders- when citizens of a small desert town are plagued by the deadly and devilish driverless destruction of- "The Car"!

In 1977, "roadkill" movies seemed to be in vogue, with "Christine" and "Maximum Overdrive" in theatres- and they were joined by this film (which opens with a quote from the late leader of "the Church of Satan"!? ) – which starts out serenely enough with two bicyclists cruising through a canyon-when a mysterious black car seems to decide that the road isn’t big enough for all of them! Soon after, a French horn-playing hitchhiker finds out he can’t compete with the strange car’s horn- in the worst way!

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June 15, 2023

In remembrance of the June 1943 Zoot Suit Riots of Los Angeles

Thu Jun 15, 2023: From June 3 through June 8, 1943, the Zoot Suit Riots occurred in Los Angeles, California.

Zoot Suit Riots

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Zoot suits



This photograph of three men sporting variations on the zoot suit was taken by Oliver F. Atkins. Atkins worked for the Saturday Evening Post and was a personal photographer to President Richard Nixon.

Zoot suit fashion found its origins in the urban black scene during the 1940s. This style of clothing cultivated a sense of racial pride and significance; however, the fashion statement soon made its way into the wardrobes of young Southern Californian Mexican Americans, Italians and Filipinos, who became the quintessential wearers of the zoot suit. The transfer and sharing of the zoot suit fashion indicated a growing influence of African American popular culture on young Mexican American, Italian American and Filipino Americans. Additionally, “analysis of the Los Angeles zoot-suit riot and journalists' and politicians' in and the outfit's connections with race relations, slang, jazz music and dance permit an understanding of the politics and social significance of what is trivial in itself -- popular culture and its attendant styles”.

The zoot suit was originally a statement about creating a new wave of music and dress, but it also held significant political meaning. The flamboyant and colorful material indicated a desire to express oneself against the boring and somber slum lifestyle. The zoot suit provided young African American and Mexican youth a sense of individualistic identity within their cultures and society as they discovered “highly charged emotional and symbolic meaning” through the movement, music, and dress.

The zoot suit typically included bright colored fabric, long suit coats that often reached the knees, wide shoulders, and gathered or tapered pants. The arm and ankle areas were often much tighter than the rest of the fabric, giving the whole look a triangular shape.

Often the suit was paired with accessories such as chains and leather soled-shoes, which were typically worn to exaggerate and prove a point of rebellion standing against the wealth and status that many of these youth were unable to access due to their economic and racial identities.

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These are zoot suits. I would love to find one.



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A Zoot Suit (with a A Reet Pleat) [1942] | Dorothy Dandridge & Paul White

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Dorothy Jean Dandridge (November 9, 1922 – September 8, 1965) was an American film and theatre actress, singer, and dancer. She is perhaps one of the most famous black actresses to have a successful Hollywood career and the first to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1954 film Carmen Jones.[3] Dandridge performed as a vocalist in venues such as the Cotton Club and the Apollo Theater. During her early career, she performed as a part of The Wonder Children, later The Dandridge Sisters, and appeared in a succession of films, usually in uncredited roles.
In 1959, Dandridge was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Porgy and Bess. She is the subject of the 1999 HBO biographical film, Introducing Dorothy Dandridge. She has been recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Dandridge was married and divorced twice, first to dancer Harold Nicholas (the father of her daughter, Harolyn Suzanne) and then to hotel owner Jack Denison. Dandridge died under mysterious circumstances at age 42.

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June 15, 2023

From June 3 through June 8, 1943, the Zoot Suit Riots occurred in Los Angeles, California.

Zoot Suit Riots



Boys stripped and beaten by U.S. Navy sailors

Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date: June 3–8, 1943
Target: Mexican American youths and other zoot suit wearers
Injured: 150+
Victims: 500+ arrested
Perpetrators: American servicemen, police officers, and white civilians
Motive: Racism, removal of zoot suits and "hoodlums"

The Zoot Suit Riots were a series of riots that took place from June 3–8, 1943 in Los Angeles, California, United States, involving American servicemen stationed in Southern California and young Latino and Mexican American city residents. It was one of the dozen wartime industrial cities that suffered race-related riots in the summer of 1943, along with Mobile, Alabama; Beaumont, Texas; Detroit, Michigan; and New York City.

American servicemen and white Angelenos attacked and stripped children, teenagers, and youths who wore zoot suits, ostensibly because they considered the outfits, which were made from large amounts of fabric, to be unpatriotic during World War II. Rationing of fabrics and certain foods was required at the time for the war effort. While most of the violence was directed toward Mexican American youth, African American and Filipino American youths who were wearing zoot suits were also attacked.

The Zoot Suit Riots were related to fears and hostilities aroused by the coverage of the Sleepy Lagoon murder trial, following the killing of a young Latino man in what was then an unincorporated commercial area near Los Angeles. The riot appeared to trigger similar attacks that year against Latinos in Chicago, San Diego, Oakland, Evansville, Philadelphia, and New York City. The defiance of zoot suiters became inspirational for Chicanos during the Chicano Movement.

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Zoot suits



This photograph of three men sporting variations on the zoot suit was taken by Oliver F. Atkins. Atkins worked for the Saturday Evening Post and was a personal photographer to President Richard Nixon.

Zoot suit fashion found its origins in the urban black scene during the 1940s. This style of clothing cultivated a sense of racial pride and significance; however, the fashion statement soon made its way into the wardrobes of young Southern Californian Mexican Americans, Italians and Filipinos, who became the quintessential wearers of the zoot suit. The transfer and sharing of the zoot suit fashion indicated a growing influence of African American popular culture on young Mexican American, Italian American and Filipino Americans. Additionally, “analysis of the Los Angeles zoot-suit riot and journalists' and politicians' in and the outfit's connections with race relations, slang, jazz music and dance permit an understanding of the politics and social significance of what is trivial in itself -- popular culture and its attendant styles”.

The zoot suit was originally a statement about creating a new wave of music and dress, but it also held significant political meaning. The flamboyant and colorful material indicated a desire to express oneself against the boring and somber slum lifestyle. The zoot suit provided young African American and Mexican youth a sense of individualistic identity within their cultures and society as they discovered “highly charged emotional and symbolic meaning” through the movement, music, and dress.

The zoot suit typically included bright colored fabric, long suit coats that often reached the knees, wide shoulders, and gathered or tapered pants. The arm and ankle areas were often much tighter than the rest of the fabric, giving the whole look a triangular shape.

Often the suit was paired with accessories such as chains and leather soled-shoes, which were typically worn to exaggerate and prove a point of rebellion standing against the wealth and status that many of these youth were unable to access due to their economic and racial identities.

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Los Angeles Zoot Suit Riots, 1943



Armed U.S. servicemen on Los Angeles streets during Zoot Suit Riots. Photo courtesy of Library of Congress.

By the beginning of 1943, America was deeply engaged with World War II. In Los Angeles, the city had already been emptied of its residents of Japanese ancestry. Young Latinos, unlike their elders, were not content to stay within their barrios, but were spilling into downtown dance halls, movie houses, pool halls and clubs. As young men are prone to do, many young Latino males distinguished themselves with distinctive hairdos ( "duck tails" ) and apparel ("drape shapes" or "zoot suits" - wide-brimmed hats, broad-shouldered long coats, high-waisted peg-legged trousers and long dangling chains). They called themselves pachucos. They came into contact with swarms of other young men who wore another type of uniform ...military men. The war had caused Los Angeles to swell with military personnel at local bases, many of them from other parts of the country with no prior experience with Latinos and Latino culture. At first, serviceman merely derided the young Latino males attired in "zoot suits." The derision turned to resentment, however, because the young Latino "zoot suiters" were not in military uniform. In fact, many Mexican American men were already in military uniform, disproportionately so for their numbers. Yet this was not what bored, restless young white servicemen saw when rubbing shoulders with strutting, brown-skinned "zoot suiters" in downtown Los Angeles. The local press had been beating a drum of fear that a "Mexican crime wave" had hit the city and "zoot suiters" and "gangsters" were one and the same.



Zoot suit in 2016 "Reigning Men" exhibit, Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Los Angeles Almanac Photo.

On June 3, 1943, a number of sailors claimed to have been beaten and robbed by Mexican pachucos. The following evening, a mob of about 200 sailors, tired of boredom and fired up with bigotry, hired a fleet of cabs and rolled into East Los Angeles to beat up and strip the clothing off any young Latino male they could find. The authorities seemed to approve. Police made a few initial token arrests of sailors, but they were quickly released. This emboldened the sailors. For several subsequent nights, the swelling mobs of sailors were joined by soldiers and some civilians as they invaded the barrio, marching abreast down streets, invading bars and movie houses, assaulting and humiliating any and all young Latino males, many not attired in "zoot suits." Young Black and Filipino males unfortunate enough to be in the area were also assaulted. Mobs of servicemen in search of "zoot suiters" also prowled the Pike in Long Beach.



Mexican American men fight back against U.S. servicemen seeking to assault "zoot suiters." Photo from L.A. Daily News Negatives Collection at UCLA Library.

Although police accompanied the caravans of rioting servicemen, police orders were to let the shore patrol and military police deal with military men. Instead, after several days of rioting and assaults by servicemen, more than 150 had been injured and police had arrested and charged more than 500 Latino youths for "rioting" or "vagrancy," many themselves the victims. The local press lauded the military rioters for confronting the menace of the "Mexican crime wave." "Zoot Suiters Learn Lesson in Fight with Servicemen," declared the Los Angeles Times. The Los Angeles City Council issued an ordinance banning the wearing of "zoot suits." "The zoot suit has become a badge of hoodlumism," explained Councilman Norris Nelson. "We prohibit nudism by an ordinance and if we can arrest people for being under-dressed, we can do so for being over-dressed."

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This is a zoot suit.



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Los Angeles apologizes for Zoot Suit Riots 80 years later

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Los Angeles County officials along with the city council have issued an apology for the "shameful" Zoot Suit Riots 80 years later. In 1943, white, uniform servicemen attacked young Mexican, Latino, Filipino and Black men for wearing the suits in a series of riots that swept the city for a week.

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How did the Zoot Suit Riots begin? | Zoot Suit Riots | American Experience | PBS

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On June 3, 1943 the tensions simmering between Mexican American youth and the overwhelmingly white servicemen in Los Angeles came to a boil and the Zoot Suit Riots began.

As a group of service personnel were passing a group of civilian youth, one young man raised his hand in a manner that one of the sailors thought was threatening. It seemed that both sides were primed for confrontation. One of the sailors turned around, and grabbed the arm of the young civilian, and from that point the fight broke out. The street seemed to explode in a fight. In the process, the sailor was knocked unconscious and his jaw broken. He had to be dragged back to the armory.

Later that night, a group of sailors armed with belts and clubs left the Naval armory and headed downtown. The Zoot Suit Riots had begun.

Official Website: https://to.pbs.org/3CqUxdB | #ZootSuitPBS

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AIRED APRIL 15, 2023

Zoot Suit Riots

LOS ANGELES ERUPTS IN VIOLENCE
FROM THE COLLECTION: THE U.S. LATINO EXPERIENCE
Film Description
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In June 1943, Los Angeles erupted into the worst race riots in the city to date. For 10 straight nights, American sailors armed with make-shift weapons cruised Mexican American neighborhoods in search of "zoot-suiters" — hip, young Mexican teens dressed in baggy pants and long-tailed coats. The military men dragged kids — some as young as twelve years old — out of movie theaters and diners, bars and cafes, tearing the clothes off the young men's bodies and viciously beating them. Mexican youths aggressively struck back. The fighting intensified and on the worst night, taxi drivers offered free rides to the riot area. One LA paper even printed a guide on how to "de-zoot" a zoot-suiter. When the violence ended, scores of Mexicans and servicemen were in hospital beds.

Zoot Suit Riots is a powerful film that explores the complicated racial tensions and the changing social and political landscape that led up to the explosion on LA's streets in the summer of 1943. To understand what happened during those terrifying June nights, the film describes changes in the city's population — the influx of new immigrants, the booming war-time economy, the huge number of service men on their way to the Pacific theater and a new generation of Mexican Americans who were more conspicuous, more affluent and more self-confident than their parents had ever dared to be.

Decked out in wide brim hats, baggy pants, high boots and long-tailed coats, these "zoot-suiters" called each other "mad cats." They were "Terrific as the Pacific" and "Frantic as the Atlantic." Crossing cultural lines and pushing the boundaries of race and class, they were trying to define for themselves what it meant to be an American in 1942 Los Angeles. Even though there was no evidence to connect "zoot-suiters" to crime, the kids' posturing and self-assurance made Anglos nervous. Many Mexican American parents even agreed that something was wrong with their young people.

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June 15, 2023

Rob Manfred says MLB urged teams not to wear Pride-themed uniforms to 'protect players'

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June 15, 2023

On this day, June 15, 1943, a race riot broke out in Beaumont, Texas.

Tue Jun 16, 2020: June 15, 1943: Race riot erupts in Beaumont

80 years ago today.

Growing up in Beaumont, I didn't hear about this until a few years ago.

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@TxStHistAssoc

https://twitter.com/DonnyFerguson/status/1669346744839311360
Beaumont, Texas

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History

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When the city became a major center for defense shipbuilding during World War II, tens of thousands of rural Texans migrated there for the new high-paying jobs. The Roosevelt administration ordered the defense industry to be integrated, and many Southern whites were working closely with blacks for the first time. Housing was scarce in the crowded city, and racial tensions increased. In June 1943 after workers at the Pennsylvania shipyards in Beaumont learned that a white woman had accused a black man of raping her, nearly 2,000 went to the jail where a suspect was being held, attracting more men along the way and reaching a total of 4,000.[20] Ultimately the white mob rioted for three days, destroying major black neighborhoods and killing five persons. No one was prosecuted for the deaths. The riot in Beaumont was one of several in 1943 which centered in the defense industry, including Los Angeles,[21] Detroit,[22] and Mobile, Alabama as well as other cities across the country.[23] The wartime social disruption was similar to war time riots which had occurred in other parts of the country during and following World War I.

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[20] James S. Olson. "Beaumont riot of 1943". The Handbook of Texas Online. Retrieved July 28, 2015.

[21] "Los Angeles Zoot Suit Riots". Los Angeles Almanac. Retrieved January 2, 2015.

[22] "Hatred on the Home Front: The Race Riots During WWII" (https://web.archive.org/web/20130607202717/http://life.time.com/history/detroit-race-riots-1943-photos-from-a-city-in-turmoil-during-wwii/). Time Inc. Archived from the original on June 7, 2013. Retrieved January 2, 2015.

[23] "Detroit Race Riots 1943". WGBH Educational Foundation. Retrieved September 22, 2015. In many cities the demands of wartime were manifesting themselves in outbursts of intolerance. Race riots had already erupted in Los Angeles, as well as Mobile, Alabama, and Beaumont, Texas.

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June 15, 2023

Man arrested for vandalizing Black Lives Matter mural in Hartford

Man arrested for vandalizing Black Lives Matter mural in Hartford

Black Lives Matter mural defaced in Hartford - WFSB

By Rob Polansky, Ayah Galal, Evan Sobol and Marcy Jones
Published: Jun. 12, 2023 at 7:12 AM EDT | Updated: 29 minutes ago

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – A man is accused of defacing a Black Lives Matter mural in Hartford with a swastika, according to police.

Scott Franklin, 36, was charged with third-degree intimidation based on bigotry or bias, second-degree breach of peace, and second-degree criminal mischief. ... Franklin faced a judge on Thursday.



Scott Franklin was arrested for defacing a Black Lives Matter mural in Hartford with a swastika.(Hartford Police Department)

According to an arrest warrant, Franklin was one of three individuals spotted on surveillance cameras walking from the area of Union Station.

The other two people were identified as 28-year-old Gabrielle Rodriguez and 41-year-old Reynaldo Cartagena, Rodriguez’s boyfriend. Police said both had unrelated outstanding warrants out for their arrests.

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June 15, 2023

Nathan Carman dies awaiting trial for his mother's death in 2016 fishing trip

Nathan Carman dies awaiting trial for his mother’s death in 2016 fishing trip

Nathan Carman, the CT man awaiting trial in the death of his mother who disappeared at sea, is dead.

By The Associated Press
Published: Jun. 15, 2023 at 11:42 AM EDT|Updated: 36 minutes ago

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The man charged with killing his mother at sea during a 2016 fishing trip off the coast of New England has died awaiting trial, federal authorities said Thursday. Prosecutors say it was a scheme to inherit millions of dollars.

Nathan Carman, 29, of Vernon, Vermont, was scheduled to face trial in October. He had pleaded not guilty last year to fraud and first-degree murder in the death of his mother, Linda Carman of Middletown, Connecticut.

The cause of Carman’s death was not immediately clear. One of Carman’s lawyers, Martin Minnella, said he was told about Carman’s death Thursday by the U.S. Marshals Service. ... “We had spoken to him yesterday. He was in good spirits,” Minnella said. “We were meeting with some experts today over Zoom at 12 o’çlock. We were prepared to start picking a jury on Oct. 10 and we were confident we were going to win. It’s just a tragedy, a tragedy.”

The eight-count indictment also says Carman shot and killed his wealthy grandfather John Chakalos at his home in Windsor, Connecticut, in 2013 but does not charge him with murder in his death.

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