Frederick Burnett Jefferson was one of the thugs waiting for the Patriot Picnickers to come out of the free speech zone at Chicano Park on February 3rd, 2018. Before we came out he punched and seriously injured a San Diego Police officer, Matthew Ruggiero.
Patriot Picnic II was organized by the Bordertown Patriots, an anonymous group. The main goal was just to raise the American flag for a couple hours in the center of this extremely anti-American, supposedly “public” park, where only the flags of “Aztlan” and “La Raza” are permitted to fly. Another objective was to view and discuss the radical, revolutionary political murals in the park, funded by us, taxpayers. Aztlan is the American Southwest, which militant Chicanos claim as their national homeland, over which they intend to gain sovereignty. See the Patriots Tour of Chicano Park document.
Approximately sixty patriots were met by about 700 park supporters intent on preventing us from raising our national flag in this city park, by the use of intimidation and even violence. Chicanos claim Aztlan is the first part of Aztlan to be “reconquered”.
Dozens of police were there to keep the peace and they escorted us out. On the way to our cars, we were cursed and slandered as racists, we were call racial epithets, we were assaulted and eggs were thrown. Some of the rabid Chicano Park supporters pursued us for about a mile, just because we wanted to raise the national flag in a public park and view the murals.
Ruggiero took punches received were intended for the patriots. Jefferson was stalking down the middle of the street directly to the place where the patriots were expected to exit thee Park. He just has such a hatred for the police that he could not keep himself from attacking the police when he was distracted by them. He is most probably someone who is aligned with the Black Lives Matter Movement and was invited to Chicano Park that day by political allies of BLM and park supporters, because he is a violent street thug, to join others like him who were there that day.
When the San Diego Police Department loaded Jefferson’s DNA signature into the Law Enforcement database he was also identified as a rape suspect in Baltimore, Maryland in a case where an 18-year-old girl was the victim.