The iconic musical drama “Zoot Suit” tells the ripped-from-the-headlines story of the 1942 Sleepy Lagoon murder and the reaction by the LAPD, which resulted in the arrest, trial, and imprisonment of a group of Mexican-American men without evidence, because they were “Mexican and dangerous.”
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