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Officials Defend Decision to
Name School After Murderer

FOX News, by Todd Starnes

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Posted By:CEP, 12/18/2012 6:44:20 PM

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.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: CEP, 12/18/2012 6:46:44 PM     (No. 9073367)

Staff can you close this thread, I forgot to post the entire title of the article. Thank You

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Reply 2 - Posted by: CEP, 12/18/2012 7:06:39 PM     (No. 9073379)

I promise to be more careful next time. Thanks

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Reply 3 - Posted by: youngtexan, 12/18/2012 7:11:39 PM     (No. 9073385)

How typical of CA. Honoring murderers.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: GW_Rider, 12/18/2012 7:19:07 PM     (No. 9073389)

In Texas we have lots of places named for freedom fighters who killed oppressive Mexicans, ie Houston, Austin, Travis County and innumerable schools. Of course you have to talk to a Texican historian to find out what really happened.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bob913, 12/18/2012 7:19:46 PM     (No. 9073390)

The guy who did this is in charge! Fire him and all others! Block any state money going to that school district until he and the others are gone.

The murderer killed at least 6 people, stabbed a constable at 14. A mass murderer!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: xcenturion, 12/18/2012 7:23:08 PM     (No. 9073394)

Salinas is the absolute armpit of California. Next they´ll want to name an escuela after Poncho Villa.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: nevernaught, 12/18/2012 7:28:12 PM     (No. 9073401)

I should have read the article. For awhile there I thought they were going to name a school after Holder. Something like ´Fast and Furious High´.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Udanja99, 12/18/2012 7:39:33 PM     (No. 9073418)

If the leftists manage to grab all of our guns maybe they will name an elementary school after Adam Lanza, the guy who made it all possible. And I´m not being sarcastic.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: 4Justice, 12/18/2012 8:05:35 PM     (No. 9073448)

Vasquez was a gangster and a thug. He was truly a bandito and even though he did try to straighten out his life a few times, he always went back to stealing, robbing and other bad stuff. The revisionists have been turning him into a folk hero for years. They say things like he hated the Americans for good reason and was only fighting to take California back for Mexico. Nothing he did was for the people. It was all for them and their gang. Also, California was legally signed over by Mexico in a treaty after the war for some $15 million and assumed debt from Mexico of over $3+ million. California still had a majority Mexican population and that included many people in high political office. I don´t see how they can say the Mexicans were "oppressed by the Americanos". The guy was just a troublemaker and the revisionists made him their hero because he as charming--well, so was Charlie Manson.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: grounded, 12/18/2012 8:56:43 PM     (No. 9073499)

They ought to change the name of the place to CaliFUBAR.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: dcomd, 12/18/2012 9:27:52 PM     (No. 9073516)

Time to f*re on Ft. Sumter for the second time, yet?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 12/19/2012 1:33:49 AM     (No. 9073665)

Ahh, all you people are being unfair. According to the official, their history was written by white people. They don´t recognize a Mexican-American hero when they see one.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: noddy, 12/19/2012 1:52:27 AM     (No. 9073670)

I was just thinking the other day, why haven´t we got more schools in England named after Hitler.

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