San Bernardino County Sun, Monday, January 21, 1974, B15.
irresls follow firing thill 19 from black school held By DENNIS KELLY Sun-Telegram Staff Writer FONTAN'A Police reported 10 blacks, 12 of them juveniles, were arrested here yesterday as they encaged in a shooting drill in a Fontana field. Those arrested are members of the Community Freedom School, a bla-k studies school at 110 W. .i!)th St., Los Angeles, police said. Investigators said the school in the past has taught guerilla warfare. Thirteen weapons, including a sawed off shotgun and several semi-automatic guns, were seized stong with 1,0011 rounds of ammunition, reported Police Sgt. Donald Bell. All nineteen were arrested by about 10 officers from three police agencies who assisted a Riverside sheriff's deputy who saw the shooters while on routine patrol. The arrests were made without incident. S.B., Riverside traffic kills three Three persons died in separate traf'ic Adults arrested were Mtnaji Shambulia, 33, who said he was the leader; Sandra Taylor, IS, Brian Silver, 23: Anthony Rlantnn, IS; James Lollev, 10: Fred ' Taylor, 23, and Robert And Tson. 2, police said. They were charged with unlawful assembly of a paramilitary organization, possession of a sawed off shotgun, and conspiracy. Bell said. The 12 juveniles ranging in age from II to 17, were arrested for investigation of being in danger of leading an immoral life under the Welfare and Institutions Code, according tn Bell. All 10 were arrested about 11 the Jurupa Hills near Poplar south of Jurupa Avenue. Riverside Countv Denutv a.m. in Avenue Andrew Morton said he heard a loud volley of gunshots, including what sounded "like reports from automatic weapons when he approached the area near the Riverside County line, checking for stolen vehicles and illegal hunters. He said he watched with binoculars as the blacks linori up. stepped out in quick-draw ! ;h -h i ( i n two or three at a time, some dropping to their knees, and firing into the hank of a hill. The deputy radioed for help and wailed as other patrol cars and a Riverside police helicopter converged. The blacks drove a few hundred yards before they were surrounded by ihe police oars, Bell said. Bell said all of those arrested were wearing patches resembling Ihe black, red. and green flag of Africa. Authorities also said one man wore a badge reading "Freedom By Any Means.' Seized from the van were a revolver, three pistols, a sawed-off shotgun, a conventional shotgun, six rifles and a carbine, Bell said. Also seized was a small quantity of marijuana, Bell said. The Community Freedom School is headquartered at 4474 W. Adams Blvd.. suite 101, Los Angeles, but Bell said those arrested were from a branch of the organization in Watts. Hortnn said by the time deputies got tn the scene of the target practice all expended shells and targets had been remov ed.