The main conflict in Luis Valdez's Zoot Suit is between the members of the 38th Street Gang and the Press/Police/Public (human vs. human). The Press is repeatedly accusing Henry Reyna and his gang of ridiculous crimes which they could not have possibly committed. During the trial, after many examples of misconduct, the Press continues, saying, "What you have before you is a dilemma of our times" (Valdez 61), knowing that they can get away with it because the Public trusts the media. The public has to look somewhere for the truth, but they just don't know that they are looking in the wrong place. The Press accuses the Gang of crimes more heinous than any of the fathers, brothers and sons who make up the gang would ever commit, when the further say, "We are dealing with a threat and danger to our children, our families, our homes. Set these pachucos free, and you shall unleash the forces of anarchy and destruction in our society. Set these pachucos free and you will turn them into heroes....What nefarious schemes can they be hatching in their twisted minds? Rape, drugs, assault, more violence?" (62). The truthful answer is no. And this ring of truth is what Alice and George and Henry and the Boys are trying to fight for.