In Palmdale, California, 10 Black teenagers are suspected of severely beating a 15-year-old Hispanic boy walking home from school. Seven boys have been arrested. Three of the 7 are charged with “assault with a deadly weapon.” Three additional Black teenagers are sought in the crime. That is 7 or 10 Black teenagers beating on one – just one – child. At this time, there is no announcement from the New Black Panther Party of a reward offered for the capture of the three at-large Black teenagers: UPDATE: The original video of the beating has been pulled from the Internet, but the news report video linked below is very good. You can see the young victim’s injuries, his two friends, one Black, one White. He was urinated on. Cigarettes were put out on his neck and a gun was held to his head. He was tortured “for hours.”
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. Source: KATU.com
L.A. County Sheriff’s Detective Chris Bergo says that while interviewing the seven suspects, one of them — who attends Cactus Middle School in Palmdale — “talked about a Facebook post where Hispanics were going to beat up the blacks.”
So they allegedly went to the Cactus Middle area looking for a fight…
… and came across a Latino student who attends Desert Sands Charter High School about a mile-and-a-half east.
“After talking to all the subjects involved, none of them admitted any kind of gang membership,” says Bergo. He says it couldn’t have been a personal beef from school, either: “Nobody knew this kid.”…
He was outnumbered — and the beatdown was gruesome.
After the victim dragged himself home, he was rushed to an Antelope Valley emergency room and treated for “multiple kicks to his head resulting in swelling and shoe impressions left in his skin. ”
According to Detective Bergo, he’s now “missing his front tooth, and one of the other teeth in his mouth was bent backwards.”
The victim is facing huge dental bills. I expect Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson to head the fundraising.
UPDATE: View the video here.