The incident occurred outside a school in Long Beach and authorities claim that the assault was a gang initiation ritual

Teen sentenced to spend 8 years in prison for hate crime against young black

Bryan Blancas admitted that he committed the assault on orders from the gang to which he belongs.

Long Beach Police Department

A 19-year-old from Long Beach was sentenced Monday to eight years in a state prison for the assault on hate crime to a black student with special needs outside a Long Beach high school, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said in a press release.

Bryan Blancas and his friends they assaulted the 16-year-old victim, threw him to the ground and beat him and kicked repeatedly in the head, face and torso after school hours, on May 15, in front of the Poly Academy of Achievers and Leaders, authorities said.

The boy was left with cuts, bruises and a torn eardrum, his mother said. She also said that Your child is a student with special needs.

Blancas did not oppose a single assault crime by force that is likely to cause major bodily injury, and admitted the accusations that the assault was a hate crime and promised to benefit a criminal street gang, according to the press release.

The video of the attack shows that the boy was outnumbered, fighting on the ground while a group of at least Five people kick and punch him.

Long Beach police arrested Blancas almost a week later.

Three other teenagers, aged 16 and 17, were also arrested after the incident.. The three minors were detained in the Children's Room of Los Padrinos. They were not identified due to their age.


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