Thursday, August 5, 1999

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  • Stonewalk Memorial for Unknown Civilians Killed in War

    A group of peace activists, including two Vietnam veterans who tried to stop the 1968 My Lai massacre, will ask Congress this week to honor of millions of civilians of civilians killed by war in the 20th century.

  • Pedro Oregon and Richard Davis–Innocent Killed By Houston Police

    On July 12th of last year, six Houston police officers burst into the house of Pedro Oregon, a Mexican immigrant, soccer coach and father of two, and unleashed a barrage of 21 shots, striking him nine times in the back, twice in the head and once through his left hand. Oregon died on his bedroom floor.

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