The Chicano Bomb Plot in San Diego (1970)

Read here some of the secret history of San Diego and Chicano Park. The local Chicanos, media and politicians hope that it will be forgotten. In 1970, three members of the militant Chicano group, Brown Berets de Aztlan were, arrested and ultimately convicted of crimes associated with a plot to firebomb City College in San Diego, David Rico, Carlos Rede Calderon and Richard Gonzalves. All there were convicted of distributing bombs and criminal syndicalism. In addition, Calderon was convicted of soliciting murder.

This article outlines how it happened and also discusses how the goals, tactics and behavior of prominent Chicano activists in Barrio Logan and the local area have not changed very much. They still promote their revolutionary ideology at public expense. The City of San Diego is expected to give them a building for a new museum to make it easier to indoctrinate children and young people. They still often rely on threats and intimidation to obtain what they want. They still run people out of the neighborhood, who do not conform to their militant brown supremacist ideology. The City of San Diego and other government entities provide a huge subsidy to enable them to teach their anti-American ideology.

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