The first trip spawned from an exposé Thompson was writing for Rolling Stone magazine about the Mexican-American television journalist Rubén Salazar, whom officers of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department had shot and killed with a tear gas grenade fired at close range during the National Chicano Moratorium March against the Vietnam War in 1970. (wikipedia)
The character Sandy will pull at your heartstrings. She has the slutty, druggie, irresponsible mother that will make you cringe. Molly Sanderson, lives in upscale Ridgedale, with her professor husband and her young daughter. Molly works as a reporter. New to the business, she mainly writes lifestyle articles. When the newspaper's crime reporter is out of town Molly is sent to investigate the discovery of an infant's body on the grounds of the local university.