Hunter S. Thompson:
"That was the day that Ruben Salazar, the prominent "Mexican-American" columnist for the Los Angeles Times and News Director for bilingual KMEX-TV, walked into the place (the Silver Dollar bar in East L.A.) and sat down on a stool near the doorway to order a beer he would never drink.

Because just about the time the barmaid was sliding his beer across the bar a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy named Tom Wilson fired a tear gas bomb through the front door and blew half of Ruben Salazar’s head off.”

In Full: Strange Rumblings in Aztlan Hunter S. Thompson, Rolling Stone #81, April 29 1971