Pharr Riot Story Follow Up

by: Chuy Ramirez
Posted: 2/26/2021

A quick update to our coverage of the 1971 Pharr Riot. First, a glaring oversight. We neglected to note that most, if not all, of the Pharr Police Officers, the Sheriff’s Department deputies and the officers of other departments who were called to the scene were Mexican Americans. Note: in one of the picketer’s posters after the arrests, the names of two officers who were targeted by protestors. Second, more persons with first hand knowledge of the events of that day have contacted us. Perhaps additional stories are in the offing. Third, the historical placque commemorating the events of the Pharr Riot was dedicated on February 8, 2021

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Chuy Ramirez is an attorney practicing law in the Rio Grande Valley since 1983, and dabbles in writing.


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