Account of L.A. Labor Leader's Death Stirs Controversy, Charges of Cover-Up

november 1, 2006  08:09 am
An Oct. 26 L.A. Weekly article revisiting the circumstances of Los Angeles labor leader Miguel Contreras' May 2005 death continues to rumble through the megalopolis. First, the Los Angeles Times wasted no time in picking up the story. Now, an editorial in the Los Angeles Daily News implies the real misdeed was an on-the-scene cover-up by city heavyweights such as then-mayor James Hahn and now-mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. "It once again appears the well-connected are subject to VIP justice," the unsigned editorial observes, "and that's no justice at all."