David Rico is one of the co-founders of the park and a domestic terrorist. He speaks every year at Chicano Park Day. A few months after what now is Chicano Park was occupied in April, 1970 by Rico and others, Rico and two other Brown Berets were arrested and convicted for a plot to fire-bomb San Diego City College, soliciting others for murder and to distribute bombs in an attempt to start a “revolution”. Rico is a founding member of the Chicano Park Steering Committee and the national head of the Brown Berets de Aztlan, a kind of Chicano paramilitary group.
Ironically, there is a bill in Congress right now (HR 486) to make this extremely anti-American park an affiliate of the National Park Service, which would make it easier from them to obtain federal grants to better spread the extreme, hate-America propaganda of this city park.
See court documents for this case here: