CAPTURED: Attackers who beat up 15-year-old boy walking home from school

PALMDALE – Seven teens were detained Wednesday for brutally beating up a 15-year-old Hispanic student on March 14 as he was walking home from school, according to authorities. Detectives say the juveniles, ages 13 to 16, were identified in a video of the beating on a public website. The youths are now facing charges of assault as well as committing a Hate Crime.

The following is the press release issued from the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station:

Palmdale Detectives have identified seven attackers associated with an assault that occurred near Cactus Middle School on March 14, 2012.

The 15-year-old Hispanic victim in this assault was walking home from school near the 3200 Block of East Avenue R-8, when a group of up to ten male Black juveniles approached him and challenged him to a fight.

The suspects surrounded the victim and began punching him while several other juveniles watched.

The victim continued to defend himself from the group of suspects until he fell to the ground. The suspects continued to assault him by punching and kicking him in the face and head. The victim was finally able to get his feet and escape the onslaught of the attackers.

After arriving home, the victim was treated at a local hospital for multiple kicks to his head resulting in swelling and shoe impressions left in his skin. The victim is also undergoing surgery to repair several of his teeth which were kicked out during the attack.

Palmdale Station released these details about the case on March 23, 2012 in an attempt to identify the attackers involved.

On Wednesday, March 28, 2012, detectives detained seven juveniles that were identified in the video depicting the assault on a public website. The juvenile suspect’s ages range from 13 to 16 and they are currently facing charges of assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury and committing a hate crime.

Station personnel would like to thank members of the community who notified the station with leads to assist detectives in identifying the suspects. The ongoing investigation will be handled by the Palmdale Station’s Detective Bureau.

  38 comments for “CAPTURED: Attackers who beat up 15-year-old boy walking home from school

  1. D. Lamont
    April 1, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Ace, you need to broaden your seemingly narrow view. Just because YOU don’t take something personally doesn’t mean there are not hundreds of thousands of people that do.
    Many people, myself included, feel that it is NOT OKAY to say “All Blacks…” or “All Whites…” when referring to something negative.
    Having a problem with that does not make you obsessed with skin color. All the women I know, do no condone “All women at B—h,” just like men don’t want to hear “All men are dogs.”
    Avoiding generalizations and stereotypes helps you to get along with all people, and isn’t that what we all want? Continuing generalizations with the attitude of “if the shoe fits wear it” is damaging. You seem to think you have a keen sense of what is RACISM. How can you not see that lumping everyone of a certain race into one negative attribute isn’t at least subconscious racism? Please note: If you respond attacking me, I will not take it further. I seek to understand not to condemn.

    • D. Lamont
      April 1, 2012 at 1:11 pm

      I’m happy to know that you don’t think all of any race are the same.
      I also agree with most everything you just wrote, except the “N” word.
      Instead of broadening its definition to include other races, I wish that word could be banned altogether. It is such an offensive and emotionally-charged word.
      I don’t use it and I don’t like when anyone uses it, Black people included.
      In fact, I don’t like slurs of any kind, whether they target race of sexuality.

  2. Darryl
    March 31, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    What’s my sec. 8 number? Thats something I would expect from your Santa Clause Parris. But Im sure youre one of his klans girls. Keep it up. The Black People are used to the racism in Lancaster.

  3. Bill B
    March 31, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Hate Crimes if thats what you want to call it have been happening for years probably since the early 90’s between hispancis and blacks out here in Palmdale. More like race riots blacks always seem to think there big and bad in numbers, but you get one on his own and he’s scared straight, when they start acting up an start jumping people, the victims of the jumpings usually hispanics get tired of being jumped an ban together against the blacks, once the blacks start seeing there blood they start running like cockaroaches, then they learn there lesson for the time being, its sad to say they always think that there numbers make them big and bad. If you look into the history around that area an at Palmdale High School you’ll find out that this has been going on for years and hate to say it history always seems to repeat it’self the blacks will get back in line soon as the hispanics smash them again and teach them their lesson, blacks could think they win the battles, but at the end the hispanics always win the war!!!

    • March 31, 2012 at 9:49 pm

      Who are these black people you are talking about? You guys sound like idiots if you think this is how all blacks think. One could say that all white people are toothless meth heads,living in trailer parks and marrying their kin folk. All Hispanics are illegals,non-English speaking rapists who are draining all our resources. What does this solve? You guys are continuing the hate. This is what the 1% want poor folks to do. This way they can continue to steal money for their personal benefit. Injustice for one will eventually mean injustice for all.

  4. Darryl
    March 31, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    You want to see racism? Look at why Parris gets what he wants. It is because he keeps promising to make us darkies go away and make this place like it used to be. It aint happening folks!! Get used to us.

    • Tina Marie
      March 31, 2012 at 1:48 pm

      please! Whats your Section 8 enrollment number? Youll be out of here the minute the housing market bounces back again! Have fun in Barstow!

  5. wth
    March 31, 2012 at 11:17 am

    This is over exagerated! The kid that this happened to is a tagger and a suppose gangster he had originally fought with one of the “attackers” with his own crew! He has noo brain trauma or anything wrong but a black eye he is no innocent kid walking home from school cause he doesnt even go to cactus or live around there!! Hes a highschool student that is truent by the way!! hes a 15 year old weed smoking truent tagger!! and no Im not saying that jumping him was right but he already had done the same to one of this kids. The sad part of this all is that the black kids commited no hate crime and now their lives will be drasticly changed.

  6. Palmdale_Steve
    March 31, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Why do Juveniles who are accused of these sorts of crimes not get publicly identified?

    If one of these lovely creatures lived near me, I’d like to know.

  7. Dave A.
    March 31, 2012 at 5:45 am

    Recently my son, who is in high school now and much bigger, told me about being jumped and robbed of his shoes by 3 black kids on his way home from jr high school one day. These kids don’t live around here, they shouldn’t have even been around the neighborhood, they should have been on the bus taking them back to the zoo they bus them in from. Had he told me about this crime at the time I can honestly say I’d be in jail right now for assaulting those three little [removed] and taking their shoes. I have no doubt i would have been charged with a hate crime and the black community here and across the country would have vilified me as a monster for tracking them down and beating the crap out of them. It really pisses me off that they can do something like that but it’s not considered racism, but if the shoe is on the other foot… Our world has been flipped upside down…. Nothing makes sense anymore.

    • Erica
      March 31, 2012 at 9:11 am

      “Nothing makes sense anymore…” Yourself included. I didn’t realize you could predict the future. (I have no doubt i would have been charged with a hate crime and the black community…etc.) I feel bad for your son, sorry to hear about that. But, please don’t stereotype an entire community based on your experience. Thank you.
      (FYI: My great uncle was almost beaten to death a group of white thugs because he was black and traveling around town after dark in Vidor, TX) I still stay out after dark here, because I don’t think all white people feel that same way.
      You see how that works?

  8. Carolyn
    March 31, 2012 at 4:09 am

    Why when a black gets killed they make a big deal out of it everytime. When a white gets beat up by 10 its made to sound as though it not that big a deal? Come on people what doesw it matter what race or color we are it all needs to stop. Grow up parents and parent your children, everyone wants so many things to stop but do nothing to make peace and harmony in a world that is already difficult to live in made so by the polititions and world leaders. We need to stand tall together instead of kill of our own kind. The sooner the better, because the day will come when we need to depend on each other and it wont happen because we are different colors. Surrender to the facts and lets all live in a difficult world peacefully.

    • Erica
      March 31, 2012 at 9:22 am

      Dear Carolyn,
      Exactly who is making this beating to sound like “not that big a deal”? Seems to me like the thuggish youths were caught and are being prosecuted for a hate crime, which they should.
      The boys that beat that kid up WERE THUGS. You say it doesn’t matter what race and color you are but you begin your post by pitting black against white, and erroneously so… (FYI:Victim was Hispanic)
      Oh, and Carolyn, if you feel not enough of a big deal is being made, then make it a big deal. Organize a rally or a march… I promise to show up and march with you…

  9. .....
    March 30, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    This month, in Tulsa, Okla., Tyrone Dale David (a black youth) raped and beat to a dead pulp an 85-year-old lady, Nancy Strait. The RIC gang would probably deny that racial subjugation was an element of this abominable act. (That, presumably, leaves octogenarian sexual attraction as a motive.)

    Below is Bradley’s verbatim tally of the forgotten Caucasian casualties of black hate crimes, during the months of February and March of this year. As Bradley observes, in most of these attacks “there were clear and obvious signs of racial motivation.” And, “Almost all of the black-on-white attacks involved multiple black attackers against white children, the elderly or the handicapped”:

    In Kansas City, a 13-year-old white boy named Allen Coon was doused with gasoline and set on fire by two older blacks saying, “This is what you deserve. You get what you deserve, white boy.”

    Haley Pettersen, a 15-year-old white girl in a leg cast in O’Fallon, Ill., was out walking her dog when she was attacked by two black girls who said, “This is our territory white girl.” One girl grabbed Haley by the hair, and the other one started hitting her in the face. The perpetrators ran off only when some neighbors came out, but the attack left Haley with a swollen left eye.

    In Kansas City, an unnamed 50-year-old white man was left with a fractured hip and other injuries after being beaten by a group of blacks shouting racial epithets.

    Gary Allder, a white man in San Antonio, came home to find that his house had been burglarized, ransacked and tagged with racial slurs such as “Die Whitey.”

    Travis Eugene Winemiller, 16, a white Polk County, Fla., inmate, was beaten, choked and strangled until he was unconscious by three black inmates. They then hogtied Winemiller and said, “This is how you slave a real cracker,” and threatened to kill him.

    Jacob Appel, a 15-year-old autistic white boy, was attacked by three blacks at his bus stop in Palm Bay, Fla. The blacks taunted, used racial slurs and chased the victim into the street where he was nearly struck by a car. The only reason the offenders were caught is that one of the attackers posted the video on his Facebook page.

    • STFU
      March 31, 2012 at 2:18 am

      Shhhh ! You can’t expose any of that, it’s racist !
      Most Anglo-Americans know exactly how they will be treated should they find themselves in the wrong neighborhood by mistake. I was almost killed in Houston (shot at after an attempted robbery)on one such occasion.

      We also are acutely aware that a “beatdown” is just one wrong look away in any setting.

      • Erica
        March 31, 2012 at 9:56 am

        Sorry to hear that you are living your life in such fear of Black people. Therapy perhaps?
        My husband is a very big black man, but the sweetest and most intelligent person you would ever want to meet. So sorry you won’t be able to get acquainted because you would probably be fearing for your life the second he walks into the room. What a shame…

        • STFU
          April 1, 2012 at 1:08 am

          I have Black grandchildren and numerous black friends that I love dearly. My point is whites are targeted daily by racist blacks and that is a hard fact and you know it. Men like your husband would never condone this or belittle someone for being a victim of it if he’s intelligent as you say.
          You however apparently think attempted murder is trivial and funny and therapy is the best way to deal with it.

          Whites are simply not allowed to state the obvious without being called “racist” and we are sick of the hypocrisy.

          In addition, your husband or any person for that matter doesn’t frighten me in the least (regardless of race or size) as long as they’re not sticking a gun in my face or accosting me in any manner. If they do, there’s going to be a problem. Here in Texas many of us carry concealed firearms legally, myself included.

          • April 1, 2012 at 8:42 am

            If white people are being targeted by racist black people, why not go to the media? Why not protest? As a black person I would not call you racist. It does not matter if it is black on white or white on black,it just simply will not be tolerated either way.

          • STFU
            April 2, 2012 at 1:35 pm

            All this is fully documented by the FBI & DOJ. In addition, it’s simply not allowed for whites to play the race card. That is the whole point of my comment. (as well as other peoples) I will agree that NO ONE should be subjugated to this type of mob violence ! No One, do you understand that ?

      • U-STFU
        April 1, 2012 at 6:52 am

        Shhh! Let’s continue to harp on the Blacks and maybe they want notice the White teachers aide child molestation post. Are our children safe? What is this Valley becoming?

        • STFU
          April 2, 2012 at 1:25 pm

          Wow, not only are you un-original with your mock screen name, but you also don’t seem to understand anything about context. Was this a white teachers aid molesting a black student ? Is there an epidemic of white teacher’s molesting black students ? Didn’t think so.
          Back to English 101 with you & extra work in reading comprehension! NEXT !

    • Erica
      March 31, 2012 at 9:45 am

      Are you really trying to list out instances of senseless Black against White violence now? If so, for what? To prove that senseless Black against White violence exist? Who are you proving the point to, because no one said that Black against White hate crimes didn’t exist… If all those instances are proven true, then prosecutions for HATE CRIMES are in order…
      And Whites who commit hate crimes against Blacks should also be prosecuted, and Asians who commit hate crimes against Whites should be prosecuted, and so on and so forth… Again, I ask, what exactly is your point?

      • ...
        March 31, 2012 at 12:14 pm

        my point is that myself and MANY MANY others are so freaking tired of the double standards in the media where blacks are treated like perpetual victims when they are actually the ones who commit most of the violent crime in this country. Read the statistics from the FBI and DOJ and you will see that blacks commit a disproportionate amount of violent crime compared to their percentage of the population. They also target whites, Latinos and asians more than they target their own and people are making note of this now and getting really FED UP with it.

        • Erica
          April 1, 2012 at 12:35 am

          Okay, I get it. But why the generalities? When you say Blacks are [insert negative description here], can you see how Black people who don’t fit that description might have an issue? As a Black person who has never had so much as a parking ticket, it really burns me when I feel targeted because of the mistakes of others.
          Get fed up with criminals, welfare abusers, liars, cheaters, but don’t fed up with “Blacks,” because when you do, then you are fed up with me, and I have done nothing wrong!!!!

          • April 1, 2012 at 8:29 am

            Erica, I am also trying to figure out why people are lumping all black people into one group of criminals etc…I took a look at the crime stats on the FBI website and looks like other people had us beat. My point is that these people making these statements are with out merit. I feel sorry for all these people that live in such fear of black people. The black people I know want the same thing they want. We want to feel safe in our communities too. Feeling unsafe around all this hatred.

          • Jo
            April 2, 2012 at 3:33 pm

            It’s laziness. I don’t know how many times I, a white woman, had people of color stop to help me when I would break down in Oakland. My mistake? LOL My crappy car. Years later, the only place we could afford to rent a place for my son while he was going to college in San Fran? Hunters point. Like his mom, he to owned a crappy car. And as he found himself stuck on the side of the rode, time and again, young black men came to his rescue. Every time.

            People are to lazy to find out which individuals are good and which are bad. It’s laziness that makes them want to generalize. Well laziness and hatred. They live sad lives. And lives filled with fear. My life has been made richer by the people in it. From ALL colors and walks of life.

            And if those who live in fear ever tried to reach out to others, they would figure out we all want the same things. Starting with the well being of our children.

      • STFU
        April 1, 2012 at 4:34 am

        Heres one for you Erica, probably seem pretty funny to you.

  10. sandy corrales-eneix
    March 30, 2012 at 11:17 am

    My thanks to the public and the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station for helping identify seven teenagers who allegedly brutally attacked a Cactus Middle School student two weeks ago. Four Palmdale High School students and three Cactus MS students have been arrested. A witness videotaped the beating. I must add that the incident is indeed a sad commentary on our society. We parents/adults have to accept our part in this equation as well. When I hear that some kids don’t realize that graffiti, for example, is indeed vandalism and a crime punishable, I wonder, “Where are the parents?” This was an especially brutal attack. I am hopeful that it is a reminder that actions have consequences, and we will support our Sheriffs.

    • D. Lamont
      March 30, 2012 at 11:38 am

      I agree 100%! We can also try to teach the parents who sometimes know no better than their children. This poor young boy will probably be scarred for the rest of his life. I thought about how that video must have looked and it broke my heart!

    • Gladdis
      March 31, 2012 at 12:38 am

      This could be coming to a neighborhood near your home. The neighborhood I live in, has kids from middle school and kids from high school meeting on our streets fighting about 2 to 3 times a week. It’s just a matter of time before one of them is seriously hurt. The crowd watching the fight is video taping with their phones and occassional a bigger video camera. Several of us have called the middle school at 27th W and Ave J as well as Lancaster High School. We get NO cooperation from either school. We have called the 948-8466- station and they ask questions like what are the boys wearing, how old are they, etc. Don’t seem to be interested in getting there to catch them or take preventative measures.
      My heart goes out to the kid who got beat up. The kids who beat him up need some serious consequences. As juveniles, I’m pretty sure they were released to their moms before the Deputies got the paperwork done.
      Our juvenile laws need to catch up with the times. Kids these days do not think about their actions before they do things. They have never learned about consequences. Everything is a game to them.

  11. Aa
    March 30, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Good thing the beat up kid was latino if not we would have marchers all over town demanding justice life in prison for the agressors. people think what would you do if your kid got beat up like that for no reason by a GANG OF 10 i would go nuts who knows what i would might commit a crime myself not thinking at time just of how bad my kid got it. where are the parents of these bad kids they just have kids they dont teach them how to respect other people weather they are black brown pink white etc i think all the community must get togheter and have some sort of communication to stop these sort of crimes.OOOppppps sorry forgot many people dont have time but they do have time to sit on there butts and drink a beer watching a game or just with your drinking buddys thats more important. i say give these kids community service helping sick kids or senior care facility for 5 years each might change there way they see life.And if they commit another crime lets put them in for life becouse the older they get with bad ideas the more harm they will do.

    • Gladdis
      March 31, 2012 at 12:47 am

      I think the Community Service idea is bad. They would probably torture any child, senior citizen or small animal they came in contact with.
      I think they should have to wear a sandwich board sign with a pointed hat and walk back and forth in front of the mall entrance. The signs could say something like, “I’m a bully and I’m ashamed of myself”. Maybe the parents can join them. A couple of Deputies there to guard them and an outhouse incase they need to go take a bathroom break. A little public humiliation might do some of these kids some good.

      • Erica
        March 31, 2012 at 10:06 am

        That is a fantastic idea!! In addition to wearing the sign in front of the mall, they should also have to wear the sign in front of schools in the morning, right at the entrance, so parents can see who the bullies are when they are dropping their kids off to school in the morning…

  12. Boscoe
    March 30, 2012 at 6:47 am

    Its amazing that the great Darren Parker has been a no show for this and the senseless racist murder of Mr. Keith. Had either of these incidents involved an African American victim you could bet that ole Darren would parading around demanding Rex to arrest someone.

    Hats off once again to our LASD. Great Jobs !!!!

    • An honest citizen of Lancaster
      March 30, 2012 at 9:02 am

      he found time to appear at the “Hoodie March” though.

    • Wendell Brown
      March 30, 2012 at 10:33 am

      I’m curious; what would you like to see from Mr. Parker regarding this situation. I’m not familiar with the details of the KEITH case (my apologies), but regarding the teenagers, there’s no action to be taken. The kids have been arrested (as they should be) and charged. Now, our judicial system will complete the process. What is there to protest and/or challenge? I’m lost.

      • TheTruth
        March 30, 2012 at 5:28 pm

        Wendell, get serious. What we’d all like to see, but never will, is Parker or his cronies stand up and condemn violence committed by black thugs. Its funny when an arrest is made of blacks, you say justice has been served….it’s over, make it go away….quick! When a white guy is arrested, blacks still whine it’s not enough.

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