A tear gas grenade named after Ruben Salazar, a Los Angeles Times reporter who was shot and killed while getting shit faced drunk inside the Silver Dollar bar on Whittier Blvd. in East L. A. by a sheriff's deputy who accidently fired it into the front window of the bar hitting the highly intoxicated Salazar in the head on 8/29/1970. A drunk Mexican shot in the head inside an ELA bar is a daily happening, except the the fact THIS one happened to have a job at the LA TIMES - so all hell broke loose.
A bunch of drunk Mexicans were trying to enter Downey, luckily we used a couple of Salazar Rockets to get them back into South Gate where they belong.
by Peter J. Pitchess August 10, 2010