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California School Officials Will Name School After 19th Century Murderer

Officials Defend Decision to Name School After Murderer

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A California school district is defending its decision to name a new elementary school after an infamous murderer – by calling him a hero and a role model to children. The decision has infuriated many parents and law enforcement officers.

The Alisal Union School District in Salinas agreed to name the new school in honor of Tiburcio Vasquez – who was eventually hanged for killing at least two people in the nineteenth century.

Superintendent John Ramirez defended the board’s decision telling Fox News that one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.

“Tiburcio Vasquez, along with others, was an individual who was a revolutionary,” Ramierz said. “He was not okay with the oppression.”

Vasquez “was probably the most notorious bandit California ever saw,” according to the University of Southern California library. He was 14-years-old when he committed his first crime – stabbing a constable.

In 1875 Vasquez was convicted of two murders and subsequently hanged. Other historical records indicate he may have killed as many as six people – including a law enforcement officer.


For these so called educators - or in other words, indoctrinators of politically correct, government run, taxpayer funded education - their selection of this murderous thug is the equivalent of instructors and professors in our colleges and universities expressing to their students the idea that Che Guevara was a hero and a "Robin Hood" type who fought for the people, when in actuality he was a commie and a murderer.

So this Vasques character stole from the rich and gave to the poor eh? Sounds like he could have been a Democrat, or at least an extreme leftist.

May be they should rethink their naming in and call it Barack Obama school of Robinhoodness.

This is disgusting, what's our country coming to?

“He took from the rich and gave to the poor,” Francisco Estrada told KION. “He was your inspiration of Zorro.”.
Uh, that's still stealing where I come from...

Oh, so if anyone objects to this monstrosity, it would be an act of racism?

Like it or not, this decision is an effort to revise history in the context of modern Latino radicalism, to claim Senor Vasquez was "misunderstood" and was probably a freedom fighter!

There are so many Latino heroes of legitimate and indisputable value one must wonder why the effort to ram a crook and murderer down the throats of the community. What's next: Adam Lanza Elementary School?

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Comment by karen gevaert on December 20, 2012 at 9:57am

What do you expect---it's "california."


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