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  • Sierra LaMar Murder: Antolin Garcia-Torres Sentenced to Life in Prison Without Parole

    12/12/2017 4:19:39 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Antolin Garcia Torres, the convicted killer of Morgan Hill teenager Sierra LaMar, was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Garcia-Torres, 26, was convicted in May of first-degree murder in the 15-year-old girl's death and the attempted kidnappings of three women in 2009. On Tuesday, he was also ordered to register as a sex offender. The sentencing, which was originally scheduled to take place in September, was delayed as the court considered a challenge from the defense to remove Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Vanessa Zecher from the case. Garcia-Torres and his attorneys claimed that...
  • American flag case: U.S. Supreme Court ends Morgan Hill flap over shirts

    03/30/2015 2:46:30 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 30 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | 03/30/2015 | Howard Mintz
    Turning away a legal plea literally wrapped in the American flag, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to intervene in a controversial case involving a South Bay high school's discipline of students who chose to wear flag-adorned shirts during a 2010 Cinco de Mayo celebration. The high court's action left intact a federal appeals court ruling last year that found Live Oak High School officials had the legal right to order students wearing the American flag shirts to turn them inside out or go home.
  • Justices reject appeal by US flag-wearing students (Morgan Hill CA)

    03/30/2015 7:53:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 30, 2015 9:44 AM EDT
    The Supreme Court has denied an appeal from former California high school students who were ordered to turn their American flag T-shirts inside out during a celebration of the Cinco de Mayo holiday at school. The justices did not comment Monday in leaving in place an appellate ruling that found that school officials acted appropriately because their concerns about racial violence outweighed students’ freedom of expression rights. Administrators feared the American-flag shirts would enflame (sic) the passions of Latino students celebrating the Mexican holiday. …
  • Poll to Freep - Cinco de Mayo protest, Morgan Hill, CA

    05/04/2014 9:45:58 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 26 replies
    Gilroy Dispatch ^ | April, 2014
    Do you support or oppose the Gilroy-Morgan Hill Patriots group that is planning an American flag-waving rally in front of Live Oak High School on Cinco de Mayo?
  • Court: School can ban US flag shirts for safety

    02/28/2014 12:17:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 86 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | February 27, 2014 | PAUL ELIAS,
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials at a Northern California high school acted appropriately when they ordered students wearing American flag T-shirts to turn the garments inside out during the Mexican heritage celebration Cinco de Mayo, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the officials' concerns of racial violence outweighed students' freedom of expression rights. Administrators feared the American-flag shirts would enflame the passions of Latino students celebrating the Mexican holiday. Live Oak High School, in the San Jose suburb of Morgan Hill, had a history of problems between white and Latino students on...
  • Not Safe To Display American Flag In American High School

    02/27/2014 5:03:39 PM PST · by KingofZion · 11 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 27, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    Today’s Dariano v. Morgan Hill USD (9th Cir. Feb. 27, 2014) upholds a California high school’s decision to forbid students from wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo. The court points out that the rights of students in public high schools are limited — under the Supreme Court’s decision in Tinker (1969), student speech could be restricted if “school authorities [can reasonably] forecast substantial disruption of or material interference with school activities” stemming from the speech. And on the facts of this case, the court concludes, there was reason to think that the wearing of the T-shirts would lead...
  • Three men arrested in Morgan Hill after crying goat is found in car trunk

    12/29/2010 11:14:55 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 47 replies · 4+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 12/29/10
    Three men were arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty on Friday after Morgan Hill police discovered a goat hog-tied in the trunk of their car, a police sergeant said. A patrol officer pulled over the car after the driver cut him off on Monterey Road near San Pedro Avenue, Morgan Hill police Sgt. Jerry Neumayer said. The driver, 40-year-old Ciro Paredes of Morgan Hill, did not have a driver's license, and the officer smelled alcohol in the vehicle, according to Neumayer. During a search of the car, the patrol officer found open beer cans and plastic bags filled with what...
  • Update on the Live Oak 5 - Cinco de Mayo Flag Flap

    08/03/2010 1:04:53 PM PDT · by Aintgonnajumpnomore · 5 replies · 8+ views
    The Morgan Hill Unified School District, former Principal Nick Boden and Assistant Principal Miguel Rodriguez were granted an extension until Sept. 2 to respond to the lawsuit filed by the parents of three of the four Live Oak High School students who were sent home from school for wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo.
  • Parents express anger over cinco de mayo flap

    05/11/2010 11:03:11 PM PDT · by SteveH · 14 replies · 1,629+ views
    KTVU TV ^ | 5/11/2010
    MORGAN HILL, Calif. -- Heated words were spoken Wednesday night at a packed school board meeting in Morgan Hill as parents railed against administrators in charge of the high school where a controversy over students wearing American flag t-shirts on Cinco de Mayo erupted last week. Wednesday will mark one week since a Cinco de Mayo incident at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill flared up into a national story when four boys came on campus wearing t-shirts with the American flag and patriotic colors. From what occurred at a public meeting of the school board Tuesday night, it...
  • FLAUNT THE AMERICAN FLAG DAY--Nationwide Protest Wednesday, May 12, 2010

    05/09/2010 3:21:46 PM PDT · by kristinn · 219 replies · 11,625+ views
    Sunday, May 9, 2010 | Kristinn
    I am posting this announcement with Jim Thompson's blessing and support.Patriotic Americans all across the nation are being called on to 'flaunt the American flag' on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 by wearing patriotic-themed clothing such as American flag style shirts, blouses, ties or jackets; American flag lapel pins or brooches; and by displaying the American flag at home, on your car or at your desk at work. You can even carry an American flag with you as you make your rounds on Wednesday and really flaunt that flag!This is being done as a show of support for the American families...
  • Mexican Students Knock U.S. Flag to the Ground (Morgan Hill)

    05/10/2010 8:05:19 AM PDT · by montag813 · 125 replies · 5,127+ views ^ | 05-10-2010 | Stand With Arizona
    Saga continues in Morgan Hill.. Slapping down American flag...."Occupied Mexico"..."This is all our country...we are all Mexicans"..."We want respect"...."Si Se Puede"... Are these students of Ron Gochez? They need to clean house at Live Oak High.
  • Video: Mexican Protester Rips American Flag From Hand of American (Live Oak High School)

    05/09/2010 9:35:40 AM PDT · by kristinn · 117 replies · 3,966+ views
    Sunday, May 9, 2010 | Kristinn
    A video taken this week by KRON-TV in California shows a Mexican demonstrator swatting the American flag out of the hand of an American counter-demonstrator during the march by Mexican Live Oak High School students and others upset that American students wore American glags to the California school on Cinco de Mayo.The video, posted at KRON on May 6, 2010 by Brian Shields, shows a pick-up truck with at least three young men waving small American flags mounted on sticks from the windows as they ride alongside the Mexican march on the sidewalk. The pick-up truck is shown stopped with...
  • Tea Party members rally in downtown Morgan Hill

    05/08/2010 6:55:54 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 27 replies · 1,165+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 5/08/2010 | Karen de Sá
    A larger-than-usual group of conservatives waived flags and proclaimed their patriotism Saturday in Morgan Hill, a public display of support for the Tea Party and four local high school students, admonished last Wednesday by a school administrator for wearing American flag-attire on Cinco de Mayo.The local Tea Party contingent gathers at the downtown street corner each weekend. But on Saturday, fueled by national media coverage of the incident at Live Oak High School, dozens of additional protesters appeared dressed in red, white and blueto express anger over the boys' treatment. School administrators feared the students wearing the American flag shirts...
  • Calif. School Bans American Flag Clothing For Non-Existent Mexican Holiday?

    05/06/2010 3:25:17 PM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 12 replies · 478+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 05/06/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    California schools really do hate America. In California apparently you are a bad little boy if you wear to school clothing adorned with the good ol' Red, White and Blue. You get thrown out, in fact. At least that is what happened to several patriotic American boys that attend Comunidad Educativa Vivo Roble in California… oh, wait, that is the Live Oak High School in California. With all the dissing of America going on in California I thought the school had changed its name. Sorry. For the Gilroy Dispatch Lindsay Bryant reports that five young students of Live Oak High...
  • S. Bay Students Wearing U.S. Flag Shirts Sent Home

    05/06/2010 6:04:12 AM PDT · by runningbear · 75 replies · 2,008+ views
    CBS5 news ^ | May 5, 2010 | CBS5
    MORGAN HILL (CBS 5) ― Click to enlarge1 of 1 CBS numSlides of totalImages On Cinco de Mayo, five Morgan Hill high school students came to school in red, white and blue, and got a very public lesson in school politics and free speech. The boys came to Live Oak High School on the Mexican holiday, wearing t-shirts, shorts and shoes emblazoned with American flags. Around 10 a.m., the assistant principal told sophomore Matthew Dariano he had to remove his bandana, which is against school policy.
  • Should the American Flag Be Banned -- in America?

    05/07/2010 7:16:49 AM PDT · by Solitar · 46 replies · 1,447+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 6, 2010 | Foxnews
    POLL Should the display of an American flag be banned, even if a school administrator feels that display could lead to fights? No. This is a lame decision. Teach the kids what the flag means, instead of banning it. Yes. The safety of students comes first. Not sure, but of all things to ban, the American flag would seem the least 'incendiary.' Other (post a comment)
  • Tensions High at California High School Following Flag Flap (Wearing US flag shirts Cinco De Mayo)

    05/07/2010 8:34:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 151 replies · 3,209+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 7, 2010 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Tensions are rising at a California high school where five students were sent home for wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo. More than 200 Hispanic students reportedly skipped class on Thursday and marched to school district headquarters while chanting "we want respect" and "si se puedes" -- "yes we can" -- the Morgan Hill Times reported. "We did this to support the Latino/Hispanic community," Francine Roa, a 2005 Live Oak High School graduate, told the newspaper. At least six Morgan Hill police vehicles traveled alongside the students, many of whom carried Mexican flags. No arrests were made related...
  • Students booted from school for wearing American flag T-shirts; Roger Ebert proposes solution

    05/07/2010 9:09:45 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 71 replies · 2,338+ views
    Sure, it all makes sense. Why should American kids be allowed to wear T-shirts with the American flag printed on them in America? Thankfully one high school administrator was equally outraged and sent the offenders home for it. Five kids attending Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Calif., decided to wear patriotic clothing (T-shirts and bandannas with the American flag on them) on Cinco de Mayo. Assistant Principal Miguel Rodriguez told them that the clothing was inappropriate for the holiday and to ditch the bandannas and turn their shirts inside out or go home. The kids chose option B....
  • VIDEO: Pro-Mexican Flag Students Protesting American Flag Assail Man In Wheelchair

    05/07/2010 11:54:52 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 46 replies · 2,922+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 7, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    Latino students and supporters seem to go after a man in a motorized wheelchair over a Mexican flag.
  • Herhold: Morgan Hill school wrong in flag shirt flap

    05/07/2010 4:05:16 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 23 replies · 741+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 5-7-10 | By Scott Herhold
    Let us grant that the four boys at Live Oak High School who wore American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo were not behaving sensitively toward their Latino classmates. Let us acknowledge that they were immature, even offensive, when they picked a Mexican national holiday to exhibit their patriotism. It was a more subtle message than the Border Patrol T-shirts that some kids tried wearing in the San Jose Unified District. But given our battles over immigration, it was not a wholly friendly message. Let us grant all that. It was still a mistake for an assistant principal to ask...