LANCASTER — Three men are facing hate crime charges in connection with an attack that occurred Sunday at a park in Lake Los Angeles.
Ian Justine Plankey, 20, Richard Lawrence Daulton, 19, and Kevin Matthew Stewart, 25, were each charged Tuesday with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, a knife, and one count of assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. The alleged assaults are being charged as hate crimes, according to the criminal complaint.
The defendants are additionally charged with felony battery and misdemeanor assault, with hate crime enhancements.
The felony complaint, which names five victims, alleges that the crimes occurred Sunday, Feb. 28.
Around 4:30 p.m. that day, the trio allegedly harassed and attacked three Hispanic victims at the Stephen Sorensen Park, located at 16801 East Avenue P in Lake Los Angeles, sheriff’s officials said previously (see video below).
The men are also accused of assaulting bystanders who tried to intervene and yelling racial slurs throughout the attack, according to sheriff’s officials.
Plankey, Daulton and Stewart were scheduled to appear in a Lancaster courtroom Tuesday afternoon, but an update on the arraignment was not immediately available.
Prosecutors are recommending that bail be set at $185,000 for Plankey and Daulton. Prosecutors are recommending that bail be set at $245,000 for Stewart, who has a 2014 conviction for assault with a firearm.
UPDATED 3-2-16: All three defendants pleaded not guilty Tuesday, according to Ricardo Santiago of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. They are due back in court March 11 for a preliminary hearing to determine if there’s enough evidence to proceed to trial.
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48 comments for "3 charged in racially-motivated attack at Lake LA park [updated]"
I am from a known organization in the Antelope Valley. I am shocked and appalled at these youngsters. First of all as a skin head you should of used the precepts in this situation. this should not of gone down with any women and children around to begin with. Second yelling out AV skins what are you ignorant. Does the AB go around and yell that [removed] in prison. (no they don’t). In fact no one really knows who are members or not. And don’t have a Mexican baby mama and then try to rep something that you are clearly not. You all need your laces and braces pulled!
These thugs are not nationalist…they are white suprmacists and are the Trump supporters. Racism is a learned behavior and is alive and well in the AV. These white supremacists learned this from their racist parents.
White boy says
This is the article about my cousins Ian and Richard these people who are involved saying they were victims and family members saying they are innocent r all involved in a gang members of the GBG they have put filed a false charges against my boy’ss Ian and Richard these people who are involved saying they were victims and family members saying they are innocent r all involved in a gang members of the GBG they have put filed a false charges against my boy’s
What is wrong with you people??? Is this the way to stop the hate?
Tim Scott says
Racists don’t change, you just have to hope they die out while doing as much as you can to keep them from passing it on.
Sara lee says
There always is 2 sides! These boys aren’t bad just a stupid situarion
Sure, one had a prior conviction with a fire arm…birds of a feather…They are bad and they need to be put away.
Funny how if a white person does a disgusting crime like this it’s always, ” oh they really aren’t bad they’re just misguided. ” or some other bs like that, but if a person of color does the same damn crime or even a lesser crime it’s, “you monster, you thug, you need to be locked in prison like the animal you are!” Crazy, smh…
Hope they continue this and they end up getting shot dead
Thanks again avtimes commentors for making me embarrassed to be from this [removed].
Umm Richard has a Hispanic baby mama. Js.
White slave owners slept with and impregnated some of their Black female slaves, so whats your point?
Just think there might be a bit more to the story as all. The mother of his child isn’t a slave, which means she wasn’t forced into shit. They were together for awhile. I find it a little hard to believe that he could hate the blood that runs through his daughters veins. Idk… Coming from someone with mixed kids, you tend to see different sides to things when it comes to race.
People are stupid. Unfortunately too bad we live in a world like this today I don’t give a hell what race you are there’s no need for that.
*Viva La Raza*…
Right there, thats a big part of the problem.
Tim Scott says
Why is that a “big part of the problem?” White people have gigantic advantages in education, criminal justice, employment opportunities…and you think you have to “hold your own” against someone saying Viva la Raza? Just how much being on top do you think that you need?
White people have huge advantages where exactly? Education…. there are zero discounts or federally funded programs for white people other then Fasfa which is available to everybody but if your Latino or Hispanic or black there are scholarships, incentives and discounts. Employment… there is not a job posted in Social Cal today that says bi-linguil preferred which means no matter how qualified you are for the position somebody else less qualified will get hired because they speak spanish, criminal justice… the proof is right here. These boys are WHITE they broke the law and got arrested. No different then any other nationality. For that matter I don’t see anybody standing up and claiming they are innocent or are being racially profiled even though everybody is. White people are not on top. Every other race has come in and been able to stake claim to race pride but whites we have to be ashamed cause we stole California from Hispanics (Mexican-American WAR and we won the WAR which gave us rights to the land then we turned around and payed the Mexican government for the land we fought for) and the southerners enslaved black people which had nothing to do with my family ever. My heritage, culture and family is degraded, put down and almost completely gone and my family didn’t get any benefit from any of it. On top you better check your facts. And if your so proud of your country go back. It’s not America’s fault that the Mexican government doesn’t take care of its people. Americans have no say or control over how other countries are run. That’s the choice of the people who live there.
Tim Scott says
Sure man. You are so put upon it is amazing you have survived. No way to argue with that.
I don’t believe it for a second, since I’m white and have no doubt about the advantages i have enjoyed, but there’s no arguing with you.
Oh, Mr Scott, you do realize it’s people like you who are actively driving a wedge into race relations, right? You know nothing about the person in the above comment but yet you assume because they’re white, like you, their life must be just like yours. That’s called stereotyping and according to you, I’m sure stereotyping is wrong, unless of course you or someone you agree with is doing it.
Personally, I’m not “put upon” or however else you choose to mock someone’s plight and invalidate their experience. That said, I know plenty of white people who are dirt poor living in trailer parks, can’t afford a car therefore can’t drive to a job and the vicious cycle continues. Why don’t you ask them how your stereotype of them living the good life because of the color of their skin is working out for them.
You are so high on self righteousness that you can’t see you’re being racist in the name of anti-racism. The progressive propagandists have you so sucked in to the “white people bad narrative” it’s scary (and sort of funny at the same time). I would bet that you probably think only white people can be racist. The propagandists have taught you to loathe your whiteness and the whiteness of others, but I ain’t buying into that.
As far as viva la raza and black pride, that’s all well and good. I have no problem with any of that. My problem begins when white people express the same sentiment and are immediately labeled racist by people like you who are driving a wedge into race relations in America with self righteous hypocrisy.
And for the perps in the article, do the crime, do the time.
@Joe You say why can’t whites celebrate white pride, what exactly would you be celebrating? No one says you can’t celebrate your heritage. What part of white culture would you be celebrating and be prideful about? White people who celebrate “white pride” have set the norm of being extreme radical white supremacist.
TimScott4Mayor, this is an easy question to answer, I’m glad you asked, even though you did so in a snarky manner that accuses white people with pride in their heritage of being racist extremists. They’d be celebrating all the wonderful things that white people have brought to the world.
Let’s just go with some of the obvious things off the top of my head. A white man invented penicillin, antibiotics have rendered great results the whole world over. An English white man invented the train. A white man invented the automobile. Do you like your car? White men invented the airplane that the whole world now uses as a means of transportation. White people invented the internet on which we are having this conversation. I could go on and on all day about all the awesome things white people have done for the world.
While I can’t take credit for any of those things personally, they were all created by people who were white like me. White heritage is that of innovators and inventors, I’d say that’s plenty to be proud of.
Now, my questions to you. When any other race celebrates pride in their heritage, what exactly are they celebrating? And I have one more simple yes or no question for you. Should people be judged by the color of their skin?
Tim Scott says
Joe…I don’t need to know anything about him, since all I did was comment on what he said, right here, right now. See, that’s how so many of my attackers, including yourself, get into trouble. You base your comments in assumptions about me and go from there.
Note that I also didn’t say white people are “living the good life.” I said we have advantages. Are there poor white people? Of course. Are they kept there by systemic racism? No. Does that mean they can escape it? Not necessarily, but they definitely have a better chance than a black person in similar conditions.
No one denies that a successful black actor is rich. The question is whether that black actor has the same opportunities as a white actor, not whether the black actor has it better than a white poor person. And the answer is clearly, no, the black actor does not have the same opportunities.
Apples to apples, white privilege definitely exists. I’ve been way up, and way down, and at every level I have been it has served me well.
So yes, when someone enters a discussion about racial tensions with “I’m white, and poor me” I will continue to meet their comments with derision.
No that’s where your wrong you ignorant fool. White people did not set their norm we were labled by the very people who found it unfair and morally wrong to hate, label or discriminate against another human being just because of the color of their skin. My family never owned a plantation down south, they never benefitted or got rich off of the blood sweat and tears of others. My family worked hard for everything they ever had and we continue on the tradition. Everything I have comes from my hard work that I did not somebody else and certainly not through slavery or immigrants.
Now just to clarify I am a woman, raised six wonderful kids and know from experience the struggles my kids went through to get into schools and colleges. Colleges will take minorities over non-minorities because they get better funding, my daughter had met all the requirements to get into a special high school where the kids can get college credit and earn their associates degree before graduating high school but was denied because she was not an underprivileged minority. She was just underprivileged. Everybody assumes, obviously because of the ignorance you spew that just because you have white skin you get everything and have everything and it’s simply not true.
There has not been a day that I have looked at another human being and thought I was better than them for any reason but I have been judged and treated like a racist just because of the color of my skin. I have been told more times then I would like to count that a black person didn’t want to work with me cause I’m white and I will treat them unfairly. I have been denied jobs that I was overly qualified for because I don’t speak Spanish in the country and state that I was born and raised in where English is the language of the land. I can’t say merry Christmas anymore because it might be offensive to other nationalities but I must be respectful of there traditions. And even with all of that I don’t think or behave like I am better then them or judge them. Content of character is way more important then color of skin. You are a walking example of that theory.
As for your question of what would we celebrate….. who cares it’s not for others put labels on and tell us we are not allowed because we should be ashamed and hang our heads for eternity. A very small portion of white people were involved in slavery and if memory serves it was a white man and his white and black army’s that fought together that freed the slaves but no mention of that.
Your a race baiting fool and it’s sad to hear that you have so much unhappiness and hate inside of you that you have to share it with others. I hope one day you find contentment and happiness and actually start to like yourself. Poor lost soul…..
I’m in trouble now? When did that happen, lqtm?
either way, white privilege is a stereotype that judges people by the color of their skin and you’ll never convince otherwise with your whiny MTV logic.
Tim Scott says
LOL…start to like myself? Well, that’s a refreshing change from the usual name callers, who seem to focus more on my arrogance.
Anyway, I get it. You want to whine about how tough you had it with your six kids, and look for someone to blame. The “great benefits the minorities get” is your current excuse of the moment, and I’m in your way. Sorry about that.
Feel free to continue whining.
@Joe have you taken a look at the history channel? We learn about those things you mentioned regularly, and it dominates our school textbooks. Whites have been practicing white pride since this country was founded Joe. It’s incomparable to Black pride or Mexican pride. White Pride is constantly celebrated which is why Black Pride and etc came about to show the contributions of these people as well.
No people should not be judged by the color of their skin but it happens (ie; Racial Profiling), or how the media portrays a unarmed Black person compared to a White mass shooter.
@sickandtired You downplaying slavery to just “a select few White people” is incredibly disingenuous. All of the major colonial powers of Europe participated in the Trans-Atlantic slave trade dear. Slavery itself created economic stability in America and allowed it to prosper, after slavery was ended Blacks had NOTHING. However when Irish,German, and etc immigrants came to this country after they assimilated into White society they were able to access the privileges of being White which came about due to racial equality. I’m not accusing you of anything im simply trying to inform you about somethings.
Mary Acosta says
Sick and Tired, Cry me a river! (LOL) VIVA LA RAZA!!
Tim Scott says
LOL…tu ve, amiga!
Sickandtired, so whites don’t have advantages? Really?
Where are the mugshots of these white supremacists thugs?
If it would have been a hispanic, black, or muslim…the pictures wpuld have been posted as soon as the incident happen.
Do you really believe that? Does anyone realize how baseless that statement was? Tim, the NAACP has scholarships and bog waivers are available to everyone! The idea that whites prosper more at these institutions truly show your mindset. This society doesn’t favor anyone more than anyone else. I tried for a scholarship through the fact that i am related to one of the Cherokee freed slaves accepted on the final roll. Why don’t i qualify for one of those scholarships? My skin is white, but I’m native American and Italian! Denied!
*Viva La Raza*…
Right there, thats a big part of the problem.
I was there with my kid in the car, I knew the kids who got cought and knew this was going to happen years ago and I’m just sad that their other friend that talks so rasict wasn’t with them …… 2 will get 6yrs and 1 will get 10yrs. That will do them soooooo much better than being in the streets. Way to go jack asses. Lol.
I’m glad these violent ghetto thugs are off the streets.
If you weren’t there and aren’t aware of this situation, I would keep your irrelevant opinion to yourself. You can’t always believe what you read in the media. Both have a side and only one is being heard. But go ahead and believe what you want.
So it’s ok to refer to blacks as thugs but not these white supremacist thugs? Nice double standard.
That also tends to be the case in unarmed black men being shot by police, does that apply to them as well Scott?
Tim Scott says
There’s always two sides, but in the long run this is likely to go badly for the three suspects. Too many witnesses against them and probably just the three of them for the defense. Apparently a press photographer backing up that even after they were arrested they were still shouting slurs to meet the hate crime standard, which obviously was done after cops were on the scene so they’re witnesses too. Weapons in their possession, unless they were planted and not a hope in the world of proving that if they were.
Unless Perry Mason shows up they are probably going to have no hope, so they will almost certainly plead out.
One of the thugs Stewart was convicted for assault with a firearm in 2014. Criminal convict trash. Seems like Scott is sticking up for these criminals.
Are you offended says
Wow Scott you seem offended. . Since when is terrorizing teenagers acceptable? And I’m sure those boys weren’t arrested for NOTHING. .
mary acosta says
VIVA LA RAZA!!!! :-)
troll hunter says
Thanks for showing the other side of the racist equation…it exists throughout, it’s not just a white “problem”.
And folks wonder why there’s so many racial problems in this country. More concerned with their own sense of pride vs. trying to be good people and helping to make the USA a better place. Brown before being an American, Black before being an American, White before being an American.
Amen troll hunter… and based on some of the comments, it’s obvious that brainwashing is alive and well. SMDH too.
Kaycee, and if you have an opinion that goes against the brainwashing propaganda, you’re automatically labeled a racist or a bigot. That’s how the propagandists try to get you to go along with it, out of fear of their nasty labels. I don’t care, I have no guilt over slavery or Jim Crow, as I was born in the late 70’s. I’ll never be duped into feeling guilty over something I had nothing to do with.