Skip to comments.New Salinas School Gets Name of Famous Outlaw
Posted on 12/10/2012 9:08:53 PM PST by artichokegrower
SALINAS, Calif.- The Alisal Union School District confirmed Monday it decided to rename a new school in the Monte Bella neighborhood after a famous bandit, who is seen as a hero by some Mexican-Americans.
Tiburcio Vasquez was convicted of murder and hung for the crime in the 1800's. He was born in Monterey to a prominent family. According to several online sources, like Wikipedia, he organized a gang, robbed travelers, had gunfights with police and killed three innocent bystanders during a robbery in San Benito County.
Vasquez is already "honored" today by two place names in southern California.
According to CaliforniaHistory.com, Vasquez was something of a celebrity, a hero to hundreds of his fellow Spanish-speaking citizens. Scores of visitors brought him flowers, wines, notions and other tokens of esteem to where he was in jail during his trial. An appeal for clemency was denied by Governor Romualdo Pacheco. On March 19,1875, in San Jose, California, Tiburcio Vasquez, bandido and folk hero, calmly met his death by hanging.
(Excerpt) Read more at kionrightnow.com ...
What’s up is down.
The worst offenders are contemporary childrens lit writers. Anyone who doesn’t realize Harry Potter is a villian (and a forgettable one) is well advised to review the ancient texts first placed in writing by the Brothers Grimm, but whose lore goes back far and wide.
I know some school administrators that should be fired.
You've seen it in any number of Sci-fi movies and truck/car commercials.
What ? Was Che Guevera taken ?
Nearly got jacked on South Main three weeks back....nice, huh?
Freakin Chalinas, mang....YUCK..!
He is a hero, yet we are supposed to erase Columbus from history. Sadly it is not just the inbred in California, you see this crap all over America. If it is white European it is to be reviled while any thug of color is a saint!
Nothing like bringing more Mestizo-Racism into the classroom.
And politicians in this country want to give Illegal Alien Amnesty to people who celebrate crime and thuggery?
..that is a pun btw for anyone who knows what pendejo actually means (a hanging pubic hair)
Looks like the scene from Star Trek TOS where Kirk fought the Gorn.
Shame ... I went to First thru Fourth grade at Buena Vista school on River Road in Salinas ... same teacher throughout ... Mrs Lindsey. I was born there at Park Hospital. My mom was a Salinas High Cowboy and met my Dad at Hartnell. Most of my family worked at Spreckels Sugar at one time or another. My grandma ran a small beauty salon in the back of her house in Spreckels.
My grandfather spent 40 years at the Spreckels plant in Spreckles as head carpenter. My how things have changed
No big deal. Salinas is the worst hellhole in the entire state of California. It makes Compton look like Beverly Hills. Naming the local elementary school after a notorious killer is par for the course, and will just enhance the exisiting situation a bit more.
Salinas ... Isn’t that the town in which Cal Hamilton’s mother, Cathy, operated her cathouse in Steinbeck’s novel ‘East of Eden’? Doesn’t sound like things have changed much.
Your statement intrigues me, please do continue with your Harry Potter as villain concept.