How did law enforcement affect the outcome of the Zoot Suit trial, violating the Zoot Suiters' civil rights?
Law enforcement shaped the outcome of the Zoot Suit trial by scapegoating a few Mexican American men for the fatal, violent conflicts and accusing them of murder. Rather than neutrally pursue an in-depth investigation, the police interrogated Henry and the others based on a presumption of guilt rather than innocence. The trial was slanted in favor of the prosecution and against the defense.
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