KABC radio reporter, Sandy Wells, attempted to interview the principal of Academia Semillas del Pueblo, an LAUSD charter school.
Wells claimed that on Thurday morning, June 1, 2006, while at the school to interveiw the principle and do a follow-up report on a story orginally featured by KABC AM Morning Radio Talkshow host, Doug McIntyer, he (Wells) was chased down and tackled across the street from the school campus.
The video tape Wells was using to interview people with for his follow-up story was taken by an attacker during the altercation.
Wells claims that he was followed by a different car as he attempted to leave the area. Wells' account of the attack is linked here>>>>
According to KABC AM Morning Radio Talkshow Host, Doug McIntyre, the school receives support the tax payers, National Council of La Raza, and the Pasadena City College chapter of MeCHA (Movimemeniento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan). McIntyre invited the principle on his talkshow. However, the principle repeatedly refused McIntyre's requests. More from McIntyre linked here>>>>
Sandy Wells visited the school this morning to do a follow-up investigative report on McIntyre's claims and attempt to interview the principle. Apparently someone took offense to Wells' visit.
For additional background information on MeCHA:
Linda Bently, staff reporter for Sonoran News wrote an article, "Paving the way to Aztlán with propaganda, politics, racism." The article, first published in the Sonoran News in 2004, was featured in the Bosun Locker last year. Linda has done extensive research on MeCHA in Arizona and has some interersting revealations regarding MeCHA and their alleged link to the Aztlán movement. Link to Linda's article in Sonoran News>>>.
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