These revolutionary ideas are still taught in Chicano studies classes in universities and high schools across the nation. Corky’s ashes are scattered around the Zapata statue are Chicano Park in San Diego, which makes the place “sacred” according to the Chicano Park Steering Committee chairman.
A Chongo is a cop and “vato” means “guy”. The “Comancheros” was a group that terrorized ranchers, whom they claimed were living on Chicano land.
The followers of another founder, Reies Tijerina, shot two law enforcement officers in a raid on a courthouse in Tierra Amarilla in New Mexico. They were trying to kidnap the District Attorney. One of the LEO’s was going to testify against him and he was killed shortly before the trial. They brutally beat him to death, put him in his vehicle and pushed it off a cliff into a ravine. They didn’t have enough evidence to charge anyone, but it was pretty certain to have been Tijerina’s men who killed him.