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Posted: 3/31/2006 5:29:12 AM EDT


Tucson Region
Mexican flag burned at Apache Junction HS
By Blake Herzog

East Valley Tribune
Tucson, Arizona | Published: 03.31.2006

Tensions over immigration reform heightened in the Phoenix area's East Valley Thursday when students raised a Mexican flag over Apache Junction High School — and then other students yanked it down and burned it.

"I know (they) shouldn't have burned the Mexican flag," said Jacob Stewart, a 16-year-old sophomore. "I heard it was raised above the American flag and that just irked me."
He said the turbulence was tied to debates going on in the state Legislature and Congress, where ideas ranging from offering illegal immigrants a chance at citizenship to making them felons are being floated.

Freshman Chelsea Garcia, 15, and junior Brittany Ramage, 16, said the unrest had more to do with long-running racial tensions at the school.
The week's events might have sparked some anger, Ramage said, "but kids aren't too deep about that stuff."

The Hispanic student who brought the Mexican flag said he was responding to a remark directed at him Wednesday. The flag-raising, flag-burning, and shoving match that followed happened before most students arrived at school.

Six students — three Hispanic and three white — will be disciplined, Principal Chad Wilson said.
Officials with the Apache Junction Unified School District would not specify what punishment the six face.

Wilson did say in a letter sent home to parents that there would be "increased supervision, including additional police officers, on the campus over the next couple of days."
School flagpoles have been lightning rods across the country this week, including an incident in which a Houston high-school principal was disciplined after he flew a Mexican flag underneath his campus' U.S. and state flags.

A new political awareness among students has also been grabbing attention, as thousands have walked out on classes to join rallies in Phoenix and elsewhere. More than 100 students from Mesa's Carson Junior High and Westwood High schools marched in protest on Mesa streets Tuesday.



www.azstarnet.com/allheadlines/122555
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 5:29:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/31/2006 5:30:20 AM EDT by Outsider_10fp]
GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Burn Mudder fugger
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 5:30:56 AM EDT
Hell yeah....my inbred, pschopathic, Hometown!!!!!

They may be crazy but they know which fuckin' country they live in!!!!
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 5:32:44 AM EDT
I knew it was going to happen. I'll stop a little short of an atta-boy because I don't know the true motives here. If it was raised above the US flag that is essentially a slap in the face though.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 5:32:55 AM EDT
Well, alright, finally some patriotic students with balls.

Shit I think this call for a fire mission to the school and principal. The "white" kids should be disciplined, they should be given awards. And the Aztlan fucks should be sent back to Mexico if they love Mexico so much.

Way to go guys!
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 5:35:33 AM EDT
It annoys me greatly that the media and others can minimalize the outrage of a foreign flag being hoisted on U.S. soil, and then act like it is a crime to do anything about it.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 5:35:37 AM EDT
If it's ok for the war protestors to burn the American flag then I the kids that burned the Mexican flag shouldn't be in trouble either...especially if it was inproperly displayed above the American flag.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 5:37:33 AM EDT
If someone raised the mexican flag above the American flag, burn it. Then piss out the flames.

Link Posted: 3/31/2006 5:37:52 AM EDT
Excuse me.....





Link Posted: 3/31/2006 5:38:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/31/2006 5:38:59 AM EDT by Citabria7GCBC]

Originally Posted By GySgtD:
It annoys me greatly that the media and others can minimalize the outrage of a foreign flag being hoisted on U.S. soil, and then act like it is a crime to do anything about it.



Mexican Flag hoisted over U.S. high school in TEXAS

News Article
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 5:39:34 AM EDT
Mexican flag burned!?!??!?



OUT-FUCKING-STANDING!!!!!
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 5:40:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/31/2006 5:40:30 AM EDT by TimJ]
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 5:40:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Grunteled:
I knew it was going to happen. I'll stop a little short of an atta-boy because I don't know the true motives here. If it was raised above the US flag that is essentially a slap in the face though.



Personally,
I don't give a crap "what" the motives were. Hopefully it was freakin anger!
ATTA_BOY!
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 5:40:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Voldermortist:
Mexican flag burned!?!??!?



OUT-FUCKING-STANDING!!!!!




Agreed.

Just wondering when someone will show up to denounce it.

Link Posted: 3/31/2006 5:48:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By RAVYN:

Originally Posted By Grunteled:
I knew it was going to happen. I'll stop a little short of an atta-boy because I don't know the true motives here. If it was raised above the US flag that is essentially a slap in the face though.



Personally,
I don't give a crap "what" the motives were. Hopefully it was freakin anger!
ATTA_BOY!



Yep, I agree 100%.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 5:50:35 AM EDT
Hopefully we will hear of more stories of young teen Americans standing up to this crap.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 5:53:24 AM EDT
When those kids turn 21, I want to buy them a beer.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 5:54:52 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 5:57:22 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/31/2006 5:57:51 AM EDT by Jarhead_22]
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 5:59:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By RAVYN:

Originally Posted By Grunteled:
I knew it was going to happen. I'll stop a little short of an atta-boy because I don't know the true motives here. If it was raised above the US flag that is essentially a slap in the face though.



Personally,
I don't give a crap "what" the motives were. Hopefully it was freakin anger!
ATTA_BOY!



I believe actually they refer to that as "righteous indignation".

Funny though, it's not like Mexico sees a trememdous influx of "undocumented American workers". The Aztlaners should be careful what they wish for.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:01:56 AM EDT
Ok. Fess up now. Which arfcommer's son is it? Seriously, good job. That kid deserves a medal.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:03:36 AM EDT
Patriotism: the language of hate.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:10:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By raven:
Patriotism: the language of hate.



WTF??
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:10:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By raven:
Patriotism: the language of hate.





PatriotismLiberalism: the language of hate.

fixed it for ya.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:12:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By spartacus2002:

Originally Posted By raven:
Patriotism: the language of hate.



WTF??



Apparently Raven is for the Mexican takeover, he, for one, welcomes our new Aztlan overlords....
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:19:18 AM EDT
I'm glad to see that damn flag burn. Anthing that is hoisted above our countries flag should be taken down, ripped, burned, pissed on, and the ashes flushed down the toilet, then the bastard that put it up there should have to drink the sewage. Then we shoot him and burn his carcass, feed it to the pigs, and then shoot the pigs!

Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:27:51 AM EDT
The students who burned the Mexican flag should be congratulated and given a commendation!
It is free speech and all remember.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:30:56 AM EDT
So, the Americans burned another countrys flag? Well Boo fuckng Hoo! We have had to see the American flag burned far too many times already. This is pent up backlash that's been on the way for too long. I am surprised it took some kids with balls to do it. God bless them and count me in on the beer buying. This whole mexican immirgration thing is is going to get more ugly yet I think. Here on L.I. the whole town of farmingville has been invaded. Greedy landlords are renting out houses to 20, 30, 40. Illegals at a time. Liberal Newsday constantly labels them "undocumented immigrants." To call attention to the situation and wish the illegals gone you are labeled a racist. Wich of them has a disease? Wich of them are hard criminals wanted in Mexico? A woman was raped by a day laborer who worked at her house. I guess he didn't get hired one day and knew she was home alone during the day. I do not have a problem with Mexicans. I do not even have a problem with illegals who are just trying to make a living and feed a family. However, we are saturated with them. I can only imagine how bad it is on the border states. The door has to be shut and the illegals have to go. Take all that carpenter, electrical, masonery,landscaping,plumbing and construction skill back to Mexico and make IT a better place...Hog
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:32:49 AM EDT
If Mexico gets half of its money thru Mexicans working in the US sending money home, why not make it illegal to send money to Mexico?


Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:32:50 AM EDT
At first I thought it said "Phag"
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:36:32 AM EDT
These things happen!
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:38:19 AM EDT
I thought it would take longer for the backlash to start.....glad to say that I was wrong!
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:38:39 AM EDT
I have 4 grandsons in that school. Maybe I can get the truth out of them. It wouldn't surprise me if the 16 yr old was directly involved.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:38:49 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:39:02 AM EDT
Excellent. Finally someones DOING something in regards to countering these assholes instead of just whining about it. Shame it's a couple of kids from Tucson and not a couple of million Americans across the country.

Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:39:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By raven:
Patriotism: the language of hate.



Why do you always pick the wrong side to defend?
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:41:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ilikelegs:
Thats really good news to hear.
More Mexican flags need to burn.



Hell yeah, BURN BABY BURN
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:41:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DonD:
If Mexico gets half of its money thru Mexicans working in the US sending money home, why not make it illegal to send money to Mexico?





IF WE CAN'T STOP THEM COMING, WHAT MAKES YOU THINK WE CAN STOP THEM FROM SENDING MONEY BACK?
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:41:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By UH_SALT_RIFLE:
Hopefully we will hear of more stories of young teen Americans standing up to this crap.




Fucking A man.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:42:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DonD:
If Mexico gets half of its money thru Mexicans working in the US sending money home, why not make it illegal to send money to Mexico?



Right. Eve if it was, it would not do a damn thing.

Drugs--->
<---Money
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:45:22 AM EDT
see bottom sig line
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:46:20 AM EDT
Fine by me! The Mexican flag has no place on our soil this is America
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:48:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By John_Wayne777:
If someone raised the mexican flag above the American flag, burn it. Then piss out the flames.




Yes man, yes.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:53:21 AM EDT
We need more youth like that in this country.

Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:54:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/31/2006 6:56:39 AM EDT by Jarhead_22]
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:56:41 AM EDT
Who brought the marshmallows?
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 7:00:22 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/31/2006 7:02:31 AM EDT by tfod]
I called the Apache Junction school district, confirmed the event and let them know I support the kids taking down the Mexican flag and disposing of it. If anyone else wants to show support for the kids, here is the number to the school district. The staff was very nice and sounded very happy to hear support for the kids, please be nice.

Apache Junction Unified School District.

480-982-1110


Let us keep these kids out of trouble
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 7:02:41 AM EDT
So is the kid thatburned the flag being disciplined for burning the flag or for having a lighter on campus?

Seems when someone torches a US flag people look the other way for fear of raising a "freedom of being an asshat" issue.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 7:03:11 AM EDT
Tfod would you happen to have a email address for the school?
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 7:03:19 AM EDT
UPDATE ON FLAG BURNING

From Hum Drum News Rag:
Residents close to the incident involving the burning of a Mexican flag at a local highschool are up in arms and very angry do to some serious side effects the indicent has caused. Apparently there was a gentle breeze out of the south that day and at least 15 homes on the north side of the school have reported a foul smell in their homes due to the smoke.

"It smells like burned refried beans!" Explains Wilma Berk, who owns a home north of the school.

This is not an iscolated incident, while on scene other home owners complained the smoke contaminated their homes also. The smell has been refered to as anything from burnt refried beans, to the smell of burned cooking grease.

Because this flag was owned by a Mexican, city officals are recommending not burning Mexican flags unless they are purchased new from an American owned retailer with a good reputation.

"We just don't know where these flags have been." states Ready Eddy an EPA rep, who was refering to Mexican owned flags. "No telling what type of toxic waste the smoke could have in it."

Reporting live from the scene.
ChickenKiller Cluckcluck

this is a true story honest Indian
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 7:07:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By jerry48430:
Tfod would you happen to have a email address for the school?



Mr. Wilson - Principal of Apache Junction High School

cwilson@ajhs.ajusd.org

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