Reporter Assaulted At Chicano Separatist School


A radio reporter attempting to interview the principal of a publicly funded school backed by radical groups that lay claim to the Southwestern U.S says he was chased down and tackled at the campus today, apparently by order of the principal.

Meanwhile, Los Angeles Unified School District officials say they are conducting an investigation of the “performance” and “culture” of the Academia Semillas del Pueblo Charter School.

Sandy Wells of KABC in Los Angeles was turned away at the school’s front desk this morning when he tried to talk to founder and principal Marcos Aguilar.

Aguilar indicated in a recent interview he believes in racial segregation and sees his school as part of a larger cultural “struggle.” Chartered by the district in 2001, the institution is backed by MEChA, a radical student group with the stated goal of returning the American Southwest to Mexico. KABC radio host Doug McIntyre has been investigating the school for the past three weeks.

Wells, equipped with a KABC mic and recorder, said that when he inquired at the school’s office about interviewing Aguilar, he was told the principal was not in and did not want to talk.

The reporter asked the four or five black-garbed guards stationed outside for permission to interview parents as they arrived at the school with their children but was denied.

Then, according to Wells, a Dodge Magnum abruptly pulled up on the sidewalk, causing the reporter to jump out of the way.

A large Hispanic man with a shaved head, about 25, leaped out of the vehicle and chased Wells down the street, tackled him and demanded the tape.

Wells, shaken up with his clothes torn but uninjured, said he turned over the tape, which had only ambient sound.

The guards offered no help, the reporter noted.

Wells said the attacker told him he didn’t work for the school.

As Wells drove away, he noticed he was being tailed by a black SUV. The reporter called into McIntyre’s show and was put on the air, hoping the exposure would prompt his pursuer to back off. The SUV eventually pulled away.

The man who tackled Wells accused the reporter of being “sneaky.” But Wells insisted he was at the school with his press credentials and KABC mic in full view and had asked permission to conduct the interviews.

In a previous conversation with Aguilar, Wells said the principal, who was speaking about death threats made to the school, warned him to “watch his back.”

A caller to McIntyre’s show this morning, identifying himself as Ricardo, said he was with Aguilar when the principal gave the order to get the tape from Wells.

Ricardo explained he works for a lawyer who is looking into acquiring a temporary restraining order against KABC on the school’s behalf.

Ricardo said he believes the intention of the school is to provide an environment in which the radical MEChA can teach its beliefs and policies.

McIntyre said he’s been unable to get an explanation from Los Angeles Unified School District officials as to how the school was allowed to be chartered.

However, the radio host’s producer, John Phillips, provided WND with a copy of a statement provided by district press deputy Shannon Murphy, saying a “review” is underway.

“The Los Angeles Unified School District is currently undergoing a through review of Academia Semillas Del Pueblo’s charter operations, including its academic programs. The District’s Program Evaluation and Research Branch spent at least two weeks at the school observing classroom discussion and collecting data regarding student performance and school culture. The District is currently reviewing the findings and a report is forthcoming.”

‘Don’t drink from white fountain’

Aguilar, interviewed recently by an online educational journal, Teaching to Change L.A., doesn’t think much of the Brown v. Board of Education decision that desegregated American schools.

He simply doesn’t want to integrate with white institutions.

“We don’t want to drink from a white water fountain, we have our own wells and our natural reservoirs and our way of collecting rain in our aqueducts,” he said.

The issue of civil rights, Aguilar continued, “is all within the box of white culture and white supremacy. We should not still be fighting for what they have. We are not interested in what they have because we have so much more and because the world is so much larger.”

Ultimately, he said, the “white way, the American way, the neo liberal, capitalist way of life will eventually lead to our own destruction. And so it isn’t about an argument of joining neo liberalism, it’s about us being able, as human beings, to surpass the barrier.”

Aguilar said his school is not a response to problems in the public school system, as it’s available only to about 150 families.

“We consider this a resistance, a starting point, like a fire in a continuous struggle for our cultural life, for our community and we hope it can influence future struggle,” he said. “We hope that it can organize present struggle and that as we organize ourselves and our educational and cultural autonomy, we have the time to establish a foundation with which to continue working and impact the larger system.”

17 Responses to “Reporter Assaulted At Chicano Separatist School”

  1. David diaz Says:

    So it was a hispanic man,probably Mexican. It’s time to destroy racism once and for all F@ck the Neo-Nazi’s, Mecha,KKK,Black panthers and other racists groups. F*ck them all!

  2. Mike Says:

    Sounds Like a mofia type situation to me ……since when are people allowed to forcefully demand other peoples property regardless of there reason…sounds like a mugging to me…
    And since when do they have the right to tell him he can’t interview the parents.. last i knew that was the parents decision to make not the schools…

  3. Eddie B. Says:

    Honestly, this guy leaves me absolutely speechless.

  4. Mike Says:

    aaaaa surpas what barrier (Marcos Aguilar ) the one we are trying to erect on the boarder or the one we are trying to arrect to stop this illegal school sanctuary from being funded by white water fountain buiding AMERICANS…
    Man what did he snort before this interview….

  5. Jimmy Says:

    Don’t get too upset, guys. According to consuelo, these “people” are just tired of feeding off the scraps left to them from the hated white man. They have to have their own type of education.
    (Inevitably Marxist of course)

    What garbage, some people believe.

    Deport NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Vicente Fox Says:

    This guy is a great individual. Standing up to the White man, What a brave young man. A true hero.

  7. Educated American Says:

    To David Diaz: I agree with your anti-racist sentiments. However, the Black Panthers were more Marxists than racists. If you want Black racists, then you’ve got to go to the Nation of Islam and Louis Farrakhan. The best was the Prophet Elijah Muhammed - that guy was a nutjob.

    To Vicente Fox: You’ve gotta be joking, right? I’ll bet you are really one of our fine patriotic posters just trying to incite us. Si?

  8. Eddie B, Says:

    Pound some sand Vinente Fox you friggin’ traitor. Go clean some toilets.

  9. Educated American Says:

    I should try applying for a teaching job at that school. That would be a hoot! “I’m fully qualified with a B.A. in History, a Single Subject California Clear Credential in Social Sciences, and I have about a year-and-a-half of classroom experience. Well, Mr. Aguilar whuddya say? Hey, why are you chasing me?! . . . I just want to review the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo with the kids! . . .”

    Or not.

  10. Tammy Says:

    Hey Vincente Fox what is so honorable about an uncivilized barbarian attacking someone. As a matter of fact why don’t you and all 12 million of your uncivilized barbarians go burst hell wide open.

  11. Sherri Says:

    This school should have it’s funding cut off and be privately funded if they want to teach all that MeCHa garbage. Our tax money shouldn’t be subsidizing any school of that nature. And if they want to teach their own way and from their point of view, they need to move the school down to Mexico or Nicaragua or elsewhere and teach that crap to their heart’s desire.
    As for Vicente, I guess you just can’t stand it that someone might investigate and reveal the truth about things like this. Because if the truth got out, your side wouldn’t have a leg to stand on and you know it.

  12. Mariano Says:

    Once a very long time ago this country bragged about its multiculturalism. Its tragic to see that it has since been reduced to garbage spewing “super patriots” looking for the next scapegoat, who’s next of your hatred for immigrants wears off?

  13. Mary Says:


    We did not have “multiculturalism”, we had a melting pot where everyone assimilated into the majority. Two totally opposite things.

  14. Eddie B. Says:

    Mariano -

    Show me any other country on the planet that is more open to multiculturalism and immigration than the one you are in today. Mexico? Right!

    It is a very short list. Personally, I am pleased to be a “super patriot”. It appears that you need some coaching on being an informed American because you really don’t realize the ramifications of runaway, ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION. They are disasterous.

    Go to NumberUSA and look at Roy Head’s data on the population explosion.

    Do you think that this many people will “assimilate” into America? We don’t hate immigrants. We take in more immigrants than any other country in the world. We don’t like criminals, terrorists, and people who are coming in here illegally and then demanding their rights. They don’t have any. They are criminals. If they come in the right and lawful way then welcome to America. Otherwise, please leave and do it the right way.

    You got a problem with that?

    Do you say illegal aliens or undocumented immigrants? Along with multiculturalism is political correctness that has run amok. We don’t hate immigrants. We do not care for people telling us their rights when they are here illegally and therefore taking a lawless approach to entering. Are you legal? If not then put a cork in it.

  15. Jim Says:

    Conspiracy runs deep at this lawless HS, from principal all the way down to the guards, who turned their blind eyes on crimes. That’s sneak preview of how the MEchA operate, mirroring the corrupt government of Mexico.
    Using Americans taxpayers to bring down the USA is the one of the worst acts of unpatriotism and hatred of America. Sympthizers such as Marcos Aguilar and his MEChA gangs, if gone unchecked, will spread their indoctrinations of Hispanic Socialism and anti-America throughout the country. Such mounting acts of attacks on America soil must not be ignored, because coupled with uncontrollable illigal immigrations, and other tatics of attacks, their victory will realize sooner than one would ever imagine.

  16. Ed Says:

    mariano: You and all of the mecha, la raza,reconquesta brown baraes. are the dumbest people in the world.Why because you are letting the white elite use you for their own gain.Bush & all of the owo (one world order)if they win they will kill all of you,not reward you.and you stupid fools are falling for it.htey want a world with no boarders & controled by them they are using you idiots to keep americans busy while they invade north america.then when they are in full control they will killthe real vincenti fox and the new presedenti and all of you radicals.

  17. Ed Says:

    that last post by nme also goes to Vencente fox.aka idiot

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