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Police use pepper spray to break up school melee

Unread postby L Grindin » March 8th, 2007, 6:49 pm

Twenty students are detained at Hawthorne High in what officials say could have been a racially motivated brawl.

By Larry Altman
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Police used pepper spray to break up a melee that erupted on the Hawthorne High School campus today and detained 20 students for questioning in what possibly was a gang-related, racially motivated fight.

About 60 police officers from five South Bay police forces rushed to the campus about 1 p.m. Students said eight to 10 students began fighting near the cafeteria during the lunch period, and soon were surrounded by 50 others.

"Cops just pepper-sprayed everybody," said Chris Chihuahua, a 16-year-old displaying bloodshot, watery eyes.

Students said the fight involved Tongans and Latinos.

"They were just stomping out," said Sergio Villa, 14, stomping his foot onto the ground to show how students kicked others who had fallen down. "Then it was like a giant group watching. It was unexpected. I didn't know what to do."

Although paramedics were called to the campus at Inglewood Avenue and El Segundo Boulevard, no students required hospitalization. Parent Carlos Sanchez said he was called to the school to pick up his son, who had been pepper-sprayed.

Tensions were high on campus by the time the fight broke out at 1:15 p.m., said Centinela Valley Union High School District Superintendent Cheryl White.

A former student was shot Wednesday night and a smaller skirmish among students took place during lunch at nearby Eucalyptus Park.

Hawthorne police Lt. Tom Jester said a school resource officer found the students engaged in a small disturbance and sent them back to school. About an hour later, the fight erupted in the middle of the campus, apparently involving the same students.

Student Edson Bucio, 14, said the Tongan and Latino students don't get along.

"They just started throwing it up," he said, adding that the "skaters" also became involved in the melee.

Police officers swarmed onto the campus to quell the fight. Some students hurled plastic bottles and other debris at them, Jester said.


"The officers deployed pepper spray on campus," he said.

Dozens of police cars from Hawthorne, Inglewood, Gardena, El Segundo and the Sheriff¹s Department surrounded the campus, blocking streets. Officers clad in riot helmets and carrying shotguns that fire bean bag rounds quieted the fighting.

Officers took about 15 minutes to break up the groups, White said.

Twenty students were detained for questioning as the rest of the student body was ordered to their classrooms. District officials soon decided to slowly release the students early from the Inglewood Avenue gate.

Police officers directed them to walk north. Some students called parents on cellular telephones, asking to be picked up.

"I don't know what's going on," said one mother walking on El Segundo Boulevard. "I'm just trying to get to the gate to get my child."

Jester said it was unclear immediately if any of the detained students would be arrested. Charges could include assault.

"We are looking into the possibility it may have been racially motivated," Jester said.

There were no injuries and no weapons found, White said.


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Unread postby junta » March 9th, 2007, 2:59 pm

Uh oh. The Blacks, Armenians, and Polyneisan dudes (Hawaiian, Samoan, Tongan ,etc.) are all against the Mexicans. It seems everybody out here in LA hates Mexicans. Its like the "In" thing to do.

Who knows those three groups might run these ese gangs out of LA, hopefully!

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Unread postby curiousdude06 » March 9th, 2007, 10:21 pm

Jesus H, don't any of these knuckleheads get along? They all need to grow up and start studying, so that they can get good jobs and make something of their lives and their communities.

By the way, I thought some Armenians were affiliated with Mexican gangs, or was that just AP?

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Unread postby L Grindin » March 10th, 2007, 1:05 pm

Hawthorne High School ends week quietly after melee
Police say students threw 50 bottles of soda at them Thursday. Officers used pepper spray, but lieutenant denies Taser guns used.
By Larry Altman
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Calm returned to the Hawthorne High School campus on Friday, a day after a lunchtime gang fight escalated into an attack on police officers.

Hawthorne police revealed new details about what happened Thursday inside the campus, including the fact that students purchased some 50 plastic bottles of soda from vending machines and hurled them unopened at police officers.

"It looks like they had a plan," Hawthorne police Lt. Mike Ishii said. "As soon as the bell rang, that was the bell to start."

The disturbance began the night before with a shooting in Lennox that apparently involved Tongan and Latino gang members.

The bad feelings -- either gang-related or racially motivated, or both -- continued on campus during the lunch hour, Ishii said.

Several fights broke out, and dozens of students surrounded the matches to watch, but Hawthorne police called to the campus quelled the problems.

"We were able to contain the situation; however, once the bell to go back to class rang, then numerous fights broke out and officers immediately began taking bottles and cups thrown at us," Ishii said.

He said a carton of chocolate milk hit him, bottles struck a female officer in the hand and a male officer in the back of the head, and another officer was hit in the head by a hurled metal trash can.

Police quickly called for assistance. Officers from Inglewood, Gardena, El Segundo and the Sheriff's Department swarmed onto the campus. In total, about 60 officers were at the scene.

Although two students contacted the Daily Breeze on Friday to say police officers struck teenagers with batons and shocked them with Taser guns, Ishii said that was not the case.

Officers did use pepper spray during the melee and held their batons as they escorted students from the area, Ishii said. Though officers had Taser weapons, they did not use them, Ishii said.

Sixteen-year-old sophomore Sofia Lamica disagreed, saying a male friend of hers was shot with a Taser.

"He was still twitching like a half-hour later," she said.

Lamica said students screamed and cried when sprayed with pepper-spray.

"It was so stupid there," Lamica said. "One cop stood there and he was smiling and spraying everyone and living it up."


Once police quashed the melee, the lunch period was shortened and students were moved back to class. They were systematically released from school about 2 p.m. and told to walk north on Inglewood Avenue.

Sheriff's deputies carrying shotguns that fire beanbag rounds kept the crowds moving.

One student was arrested for throwing a bottle at a police officer. About 21 others were cited for unruly conduct and other offenses.

All could face suspension, and potentially expulsion, Centinela Valley Union High School District Superintendent Cheryl White said.

White said no knives or guns were found. Mayor Larry Guidi, she said, had Hawthorne police officers search the campus with a police dog overnight to make sure no weapons or drugs were on campus.

On Friday, Hawthorne police kept watch before school, during the lunch period and after classes ended. No problems occurred, but one student was arrested for an infraction, Ishii said.

Attendance at the 2,700-student campus was down about 20 percent Friday. A telephone message to students' homes advised them about expected behavior at school and about resolving issues in a nonviolent manner.

Teachers read a similar message in classes Friday.

"Kids were just pleasant. They were fine," the superintendent said. "It was real positive."


White said the fighting Thursday was gang-related, but not racially motivated.

She added that the campus has well-trained safety officers, teachers and administrators are involved in school safety, and students can participate in conflict-resolution programs.

Although the gang fight and melee brought the school attention, White pointed out that some current students have been accepted to Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


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That sounds just like the HPD: act violent and stupid, then lie about it!

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Unread postby KINGFEAR62 » March 10th, 2007, 2:04 pm

hardly anyone gets along with mexicans i know in nyc blacks dont really like mexicans and mexicans dont really like blacks

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Unread postby SkoobyDoo » March 10th, 2007, 5:33 pm

KINGFEAR62 wrote:hardly anyone gets along with mexicans i know in nyc blacks dont really like mexicans and mexicans dont really like blacks


I thought New York had more Puerto Ricans than Mexicans?

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Unread postby Hell » March 10th, 2007, 6:46 pm

Tongans fought the mexicans :shock: what is going on here,but yea i don't know about all mexicans but them fools are very racist they love to talk about blacks in spanish.

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Unread postby junta » March 10th, 2007, 9:40 pm

Hell wrote:Tongans fought the mexicans :shock: what is going on here,but yea i don't know about all mexicans but them fools are very racist they love to talk about blacks in spanish.



A lot of them are jealous hearted because they are 21st Century slaves. And they see blacks tearing it up in entertainment, sports, etc.

Hispanics need a makeover. Nobody out here wants to live around them or be afiliated with them. Maybe they should go back to mexico or other Latino areas outside of the US.

I aint trying to be racist, but nobody wants them here.

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Unread postby junta » March 10th, 2007, 9:41 pm

Hell wrote:Tongans fought the mexicans :shock: what is going on here,but yea i don't know about all mexicans but them fools are very racist they love to talk about blacks in spanish.



A lot of them are jealous hearted because they are 21st Century slaves. And they see blacks tearing it up in entertainment, sports, etc.

Hispanics need a makeover. Nobody out here wants to live around them or be afiliated with them. Maybe they should go back to mexico or other Latino areas outside of the US.

I aint trying to be racist, but nobody wants them here.


Do you guys know how many White folks out here hate and don't want to live around Hispanics? Tons. As far as my race, Blacks, they just wanna fuck their women and put the dudes in caskets.

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Unread postby junta » March 10th, 2007, 9:43 pm

Hell wrote:Tongans fought the mexicans :shock: what is going on here,but yea i don't know about all mexicans but them fools are very racist they love to talk about blacks in spanish.



A lot of them are jealous hearted because they are 21st Century slaves. And they see blacks tearing it up in entertainment, sports, etc.

Hispanics need a makeover. Nobody out here wants to live around them or be afiliated with them. Maybe they should go back to mexico or other Latino areas outside of the US.

I aint trying to be racist, but nobody wants them here.


Do you guys know how many White folks out here hate and don't want to live around Hispanics? Tons. As far as my race, Blacks, they just wanna fuck their women and put the men in caskets.

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Unread postby Hell » March 10th, 2007, 10:03 pm

^ I know the white people don't like mexicans but dem mexs are just plain out stupid to realize the white man are just using them as slaves for construction,cutting grass and etc.

For as our black race goes our black males love f*cking hispanic ladies that's why race wars are taking place in cali as we speak.

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Unread postby UrTattooArtist25 » March 10th, 2007, 10:10 pm

Hell wrote:^ I know the white people don't like mexicans but dem mexs are just plain out stupid to realize the white man are just using them as slaves for construction,cutting grass and etc.

For as our black race goes our black males love f*cking hispanic ladies that's why race wars are taking place in cali as we speak.


CHALE HOMIE WE AINT NO FUKIN SLAVES
WE MAY GET PAYED MINIMUM WAGE HERE AND STILL BE DOING MOST OF THE HARD JOBS THAT NOBODY WANTS TO DO

BUT THE FACT IS THAT WE GET PAYED MORE HERE THEN BAK IN MEXICO SO WELL RATHER BE HERE THEN OVERTHERE B CUSE OF MORE MONEY

THE AVERAGE PERSON GETS PAYED 25 BUKS A WEEK IN MEXICO SO ITS WAY BETTER OVERHERE,,, AND THEYRE JUST TRYING TO GET A BETTER LIFE

SO JUST STFU AND STOP ALL THIS RACIST SHIT

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Unread postby Hell » March 10th, 2007, 10:15 pm

^ their isn't no racist stuff here im just telling it like it is homie i just hate the fact your people killing my brothaz and i just can't stand it anymore that's how i feel homie.

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Unread postby kushsmoke » March 13th, 2007, 9:04 am

Hell wrote:^ their isn't no racist stuff here im just telling it like it is homie i just hate the fact your people killing my brothaz and i just can't stand it anymore that's how i feel homie.


YALL DO MORE DAMAGE TO EACH OTHER THAN WE COULD EVER DO SO STFU. Mexicans COULD GIVE A FUCK ABOUT WHAT BLACKS ARE DOING, YALL EACH OTHERS WORST ENEMY BY FAR. STOP BELIEVING THE BS

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Unread postby kushsmoke » March 13th, 2007, 9:32 am

junta wrote:
Hell wrote:Tongans fought the mexicans :shock: what is going on here,but yea i don't know about all mexicans but them fools are very racist they love to talk about blacks in spanish.



A lot of them are jealous hearted because they are 21st Century slaves. And they see blacks tearing it up in entertainment, sports, etc.


HA YALL STILL SLAVES DONT FRONT.

WHITES RATHER HAVE A MEXICAN LIVING NEXT TO THEM THAN BLACKS AND THATS A FACT. AND WOULD A SLAVE MAKE $100-150 A DAY IN CONSTRUCTION? SHIT MY GARDNER HAS A BETTER CAR THAN ME.

ITS CALLED PROVIDING FOR FAMILY.GET AN EDUCATION OR BUY A PAIR OF WORK BOOTS AND STOP CRYING.

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Unread postby kushsmoke » March 13th, 2007, 9:35 am

junta wrote:A lot of them are jealous hearted because they are 21st Century slaves. And they see blacks tearing it up in entertainment, sports, etc.


:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Unread postby Noog » March 13th, 2007, 10:00 am

:shock:
So much hating
:oops:
Makes mans feel ashamed
:evil:
Maybe non-racist peeps can link up to mash up all the haters seen! A racist is a racist whether black, white, latino, asian, whatever, no excuses. Fight racism, not other 'races'.
WHy the fuccc am I bothering he he!

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Unread postby Noog » March 13th, 2007, 10:28 am

Mind you - I've had pepper spray in my face and its not very nice - was woken up by cops when I was sleeping on a beach in the South of France when I was a miniyout (jumping trains around europe at the time, good fun!) and as I was opening my eyes, phssssssssss, right into 'em. damn. That and a batton to the ribs, bastards! Cough like hell too. Poor lil' fighty kids he he.

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Unread postby Hell » March 13th, 2007, 11:34 am

kushsmoke wrote:
Hell wrote:^ their isn't no racist stuff here im just telling it like it is homie i just hate the fact your people killing my brothaz and i just can't stand it anymore that's how i feel homie.


YALL DO MORE DAMAGE TO EACH OTHER THAN WE COULD EVER DO SO STFU. Mexicans COULD GIVE A fu-- ABOUT WHAT BLACKS ARE DOING, YALL EACH OTHERS WORST ENEMY BY FAR. STOP BELIEVING THE BS
I am not going to step to your low azz level with this net racist bangin type stuff but i don't give a f*ck about how much damage my race are doing in their own community and otha's but ya'll don't even got it str8 tho fool.

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Unread postby KRDreJ » March 15th, 2007, 12:14 am

ITS LOS ANGELES NOT THE ANGELS SOO FOR ALL U FOOS SAYING MEXICANS GOTTA LEAVE CAUSE WE ARE NOT WANTED ARE IDIOTS AND PROBABLY GOT PUNKED ALL THERE LIVES BY MEXICANS OR SOME OTHER HISPANIC RACE...IF U CRY THAT U DONT WANT MEXICANS IN LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA THEN U LITTLE FEMALE DOG...CANT HANDLE YOUR OWN

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Unread postby vico-sal@hotmail.com » March 29th, 2007, 2:31 am

curiousdude06 wrote:Jesus H, don't any of these knuckleheads get along? They all need to grow up and start studying, so that they can get good jobs and make something of their lives and their communities.

By the way, I thought some Armenians were affiliated with Mexican gangs, or was that just AP?
what a fool!! ARMENIANS -MEXICANS AND HAWAIIANS are all considered SURENos the armenian power gang--is a sureno gang-AP13---they ride with southsiders in all the prisons in the state!also several members were convicted in 2002 for carrying out the dirty work for some big dawgs!!they were hired assasins for the mexicans and shot up an entire bar full of BGFs in north hollywood.another thing tonagas are considered black they are crips so i mean serious they black affiliated.

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Unread postby vico-sal@hotmail.com » March 29th, 2007, 2:37 am

Hell wrote:^ I know the white people don't like mexicans but dem mexs are just plain out stupid to realize the white man are just using them as slaves for construction,cutting grass and etc.

For as our black race goes our black males love f*cking hispanic ladies that's why race wars are taking place in cali as we speak.
i keep hearing blacks say they banging latinas but how come i dont know one that has??why dont you ever see it out in the open??shit my school about 2000 latinos and 1000 blacks and I cant think of ONE interracial couple NOT ONE!! so i gotta say its BS you talking about!!

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Unread postby ManifestTruth » March 29th, 2007, 12:42 pm

vico-sal@hotmail.com wrote:
Hell wrote:^ I know the white people don't like mexicans but dem mexs are just plain out stupid to realize the white man are just using them as slaves for construction,cutting grass and etc.

For as our black race goes our black males love f*cking hispanic ladies that's why race wars are taking place in cali as we speak.
i keep hearing blacks say they banging latinas but how come i dont know one that has??why dont you ever see it out in the open??shit my school about 2000 latinos and 1000 blacks and I cant think of ONE interracial couple NOT ONE!! so i gotta say its BS you talking about!!


Shhhh, when I was in LA I saw plenty of black kids with Mexican chicks. I also so many with Pinays and other Asian girls. Saw TOO many of 'em with white chicks(nothing against white girls, they real cool but grab a sister up too, DAMN). I also saw some sisters with white guys and Mexican guys(shit you rarely, rarely see on the East Coast) and a TON
of Asian chicks, mainly Chinese, Japanese, and Korean with white dudes. Pretty much the same paradigm existed in Northern California where I lived for awhile, again, FAR different than the East Coast.

ps- Vico, now I know why you talk out your ass so much, you a youth,
highschooler, have yet to learn the difference between your mouth and your ass, youngster. Keep studying young man..

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Unread postby PolarAC » March 29th, 2007, 3:29 pm

I once read that Los Angeles had the highest concentration of half black/half mexican people. I know that only seems obvious, but there are are a lot of Mexican people in other places like Texas and Chi-Town.

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Re: Police use pepper spray to break up school melee

Unread postby youayntfresh » May 1st, 2009, 11:58 pm

LA is like 50 percent Latin.I dont think they really care of other races dont lake them.

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Re: Police use pepper spray to break up school melee

Unread postby Tedson72 » September 13th, 2018, 6:17 pm

[quote="L Grindin"][b]Twenty students are detained at Hawthorne High in what officials say could have been a racially motivated brawl.[/b]

By Larry Altman
Staff writer

Police used pepper spray to break up a melee that erupted on the Hawthorne High School campus today and detained 20 students for questioning in what possibly was a gang-related, racially motivated fight.

About 60 police officers from five South Bay police forces rushed to the campus about 1 p.m. Students said eight to 10 students began fighting near the cafeteria during the lunch period, and soon were surrounded by 50 others.

"Cops just pepper-sprayed everybody," said Chris Chihuahua, a 16-year-old displaying bloodshot, watery eyes.

Students said the fight involved Tongans and Latinos.

"They were just stomping out," said Sergio Villa, 14, stomping his foot onto the ground to show how students kicked others who had fallen down. "Then it was like a giant group watching. It was unexpected. I didn't know what to do."

Although paramedics were called to the campus at Inglewood Avenue and El Segundo Boulevard, no students required hospitalization. Parent Carlos Sanchez said he was called to the school to pick up his son, who had been pepper-sprayed.

Tensions were high on campus by the time the fight broke out at 1:15 p.m., said Centinela Valley Union High School District Superintendent Cheryl White.

A former student was shot Wednesday night and a smaller skirmish among students took place during lunch at nearby Eucalyptus Park.

Hawthorne police Lt. Tom Jester said a school resource officer found the students engaged in a small disturbance and sent them back to school. About an hour later, the fight erupted in the middle of the campus, apparently involving the same students.


Police officers swarmed onto the campus to quell the fight. Some students hurled plastic bottles and other debris at them, Jester said.


"The officers deployed pepper spray on campus," he said.

Dozens of police cars from Hawthorne, Inglewood, Gardena, El Segundo and the Sheriff¹s Department surrounded the campus, blocking streets. Officers clad in riot helmets and carrying shotguns that fire bean bag rounds quieted the fighting.

Officers took about 15 minutes to break up the groups, White said.

Twenty students were detained for questioning as the rest of the student body was ordered to their classrooms. District officials soon decided to slowly release the students early from the Inglewood Avenue gate.

Police officers directed them to walk north. Some students called parents on cellular telephones, asking to be picked up.

"I don't know what's going on," said one mother walking on El Segundo Boulevard. "I'm just trying to get to the gate to get my child."

Jester said it was unclear immediately if any of the detained students would be arrested. Charges could include assault.

"We are looking into the possibility it may have been racially motivated," Jester said.

There were no injuries and no weapons found, White said.


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