LATASHA HARLINS (1976-91)

On this day March 6th, 1991 15 year old Latasha Harlins was shot and killed by Korean American store owner Soon Ja Du for allegedly stealing a bottle of juice.

Although the jury recommended a 16 year sentence Du was charged with voluntary manslaughter and served 5 years probation, 400 hours of community service and a $500 fine.

Latasha and her murder became a talking point in Tupac’ s music throughout his career appearing in several songs. Just one of the stories Pac put in music to draw awareness since mainstream media didn’t.

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