“In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American…There can be no divided allegiance here.
Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag… We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language… and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.”
Theodore Roosevelt 1907
Friends letter to the Editor May/2000:
In the Weekly’’s issue of May 4-10, there was a long article basically attacking the Monterey County Herald (”Covering Violence to Death”).
As a Salinas resident, I must thank the Herald from the bottom of my heart for its reality and truthfulness in journalism. The Monterey County Herald is slapping the face of Salinas, as well as the Salinas Californian by allowing its journalists to print the ugly truths regarding the city of Salinas. The truth is: Our sons of Salinas are being murdered every day, if not every other day. The Salinas Californian, wishing not to rock the boat or offend our long-time Salinas residents, has made its reporters accessories to murder.
The Salinas Valley has been living in a fantasized, dreamed-up existence. The Herald has shown that we are living in a nightmare. There are streets, many of them in Salinas, that I would not let my dog walk through, even in the daytime.
Do our young men of Salinas mean so little to us? Are we afraid to report and print the truth? Wake up Salinas! There is an elephant trampling our city and we refuse to look at it!
California…nice place, gorgeous, the most beautiful highway on the ocean in the world…There are 2 things wrong with California:
by DreamerGirl on Mon May 17, 2004 3:07 pm
NORTENO GANGS IN SALINAS:
SALAS EAST MARKETA SEM
EAST LAS CASITAS ELC
LOS PROYECTOS LOCOS LPL
NORTHSIDE GANGSTERS NSG
FREMONT BOYS FMT
SANTA RITA BOYS SRB
SALAS ACOSTA PLAZA SAP
SURENO GANGS IN SALINAS:
ELKINGTON STREET ELK ST
DEL MONTE LOCOS
CORTEZ STREET CST
LAUREL VATOS LOCOS LVL (DEEP AZZ HOOD)
HEBBRON STREET HBN
MEXICAN PRIDE LOCOS MPL
TIERRA BLANCA TBL
LA POSADA LP
THERE’S ALSO SOME BLACK/FILIPINO GANGS SUCH AS:
ESC EASTSIDE CRIPS
THERE ARE ALSO MEMBERS OF the MEXICAN MAFIA AND NUESTRA FAMILIA OUT HERE. ALSO A LOT OF MEXICAN DRUG TRAFFICKERS. IT WAS KNOWN AS A STRICTLY NORTENO TOWN BUT SURENOS ARE PUTTIN A LOT OF PRESSURE. the TOWN IS SOMEWHERE AROUND 50/50. THINGZ POP OFF AT TYMES HERE SO CRAZY THEY BRINGIN IN the SWAT AND STUFF….
|Salinas Under Seige
Salinas feels like it is under siege. Gangs are out of control. Robberies of Nob Hill, banks and businesses put our children and us into random danger. No part of Salinas is immune. A few people are taking our city from us! · Fear isShow me this producthttp://www.csac.counties.org/default.asp?id=2084 (Counties inCrisis)
In other words…..the former mayor, (fem-NAZI, she-beast) IMO:
“CALL ME SENATOR”: Colonel Jessep responds to Barbara Boxer