Tuesday, December 18, 2012

"One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter."

That's the argument being used in this case:
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 (sic) 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 (sic) said. “He was not okay with the oppression.”
You know how this story is going to go, but read it anyway.

What's next, Tookie High?


Mike43 said...

Two points:

1. How bad is the superintendent that he merits a (sic) in a statement that he had to be thinking about using with the press.

2. Felon, murder, adulterer, player and opportunistic civil rights "activitst." Good example.

Tookie High; or Mumbai high as well.

Anonymous said...

Mmm... I live in that city. My daughters may very well go to that school when they get old enough. (Hard to say - we live on the border with the town's other elementary school district.).

Alisal district... Has issues, to put it mildly. To the point that they were taken over by the state for a few years, and just got free this past year. So this naming thing isn't that surprising. There probably won't be many complaints, because most families are struggling to stay afloat and out of the way of the gangs.

Anonymous said...

"How bad is the superintendent that he merits a (sic) in a statement that he had to be thinking about using with the press."

The "(sic)"s were added by Darren because the original article at Fox has the mis-spellings. This problem is not the superintendent, but that Fox doesn't spell check (for "enforcemetn") and appears to be light on editors (for "Ramierz").

-Mark Roulo

Sheriff of Nottingham said...

Robin Hood Elementary School
Stoneham, MA