The Revolt of the Cockroach People - Study Guide Chapter 8, pgs. 89-104 Summary & Analysis

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A week after the firing of the cardinal, the family of Robert Fernandez arrives at the church basement asking for Brown's help. Seventeen-year-old Robert had been killed by the police, according to his family. He had been high on drugs. He met his sister who went to buy him a six-pack. When she returned, the police were talking to her brother and his friends because Robert had shouted out the words Chicano Power. The police threatened the sister, Lupe, with arrest when she asked what happened. The family tells Brown that Robert has had problems with that particular police officer before.

When Robert called his mother an hour later, he said he had been booked for Plain Drunk with bail set at five hundred dollars. A little while later, they receive a call from the police saying that Robert hung himself...

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