No word whether he was a white Hispanic.
Seven black teens have been arrested on suspicion that they committed a hate crime when they attacked a 15-year-old Hispanic boy while he was walking home from school in Southern California, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office.
The March 14 beating in Palmdale was captured on video and posted on YouTube, but has since been removed from the site. The seven boys, ages 13 to 16, were arrested Wednesday for investigation of assault and committing a hate crime, Lt. Don Ford said.
The attack happened near Cactus Middle School, but Ford didn’t know if any of the teens involved were students there.
The video shows as many as 10 boys surrounding the victim and challenging him to a fight. The suspects then began hitting the teen while others watched.
During the beating, the teens made racially derogatory statements that were captured on the video, Ford said.
After the victim fell to the ground, the assailants kicked him multiple times in the head, knocked out several teeth and left shoe impressions on his skin, Ford said.
The victim was able to get to his feet and escape the onslaught, and will need to undergo dental surgery.
Race was apparently the motivating factor in the attack. One of the suspects admitted in an interview that he had beaten the Latino kid “because he was Hispanic,” says the detective. And during the fight — a video of which somebody posted to YouTube but has since taken down — one of the black middle-schoolers slurs, “Fuck Mexicans.”
I blame Al Sharpton and Barack Obama for this climate of hate.
Reached for comment, they only laughed.