Officials Defend Decision to Name School After Murderer

Officials Defend Decision to Name School After Murderer

Tiburcio_Vasquez

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 enforcemetn 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.

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Where should the line be drawn between terrorist and freedom fighter?

  • http://www.facebook.com/cheryl.johnson.osu2012 Cheryl Johnson

    First, you need to proofread before posting your articles. Spell check works wonders. Second, California lost their minds a long time ago. Why else to they let illegal immigrants remove the US flag and raise the Mexican flag at a school without doing anything about it? They are idiots.

  • Kathi

    When Jesus Christ was up for pardon he lost to the hero of the day too. A freedom fighter. It never ends.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marsha-England/100000087363905 Marsha England

    what do you expect…its california, and its socialist, anti-american public schools! Public schools should be abolished!…but we are probably abt 30 yrs. too late.!!!!

  • Sweets

    Appalling. Are they going to have a Malcolm X school next?

    • jjk

      No, it’ll be Che Guevara, Fidel Castro’s executioner and the man whose poster hung in obama’s Chicago office.

  • rchguns

    Not Only do we have to put up with all the illegals coming across the border, support their families, give them medical care, given special privileges in the writing of contracts( written in a language that they can read), we had to put up with their habitual complaints that were not giving them enough, and we require them to do certain things. But now we have to name a school after a dead Mexican . This is just too much.

  • Peggyc41

    Can’t find a decent hero to name a school after? There are a lot of good people in California, just not enough of them to make the changes needed. They are suffering too at the hands of people who name schools after murderers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/terry.porter.5477 Terry Porter

    Is there any way to kick California out of the Union? Let Mexico have it back?

  • jjk

    This is some kind of warped political correctness. Sensible people know that political correctness destroys common sense. BUT, controlling speech through political correctness is part of the marxist movement in this country.