An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

February 3, 2007

No Justice!

Filed under: Crime — olbroad @ 5:46

4 California Teens Get Probation for Racially Charged Halloween Beatings

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Four black teenagers convicted in the racially charged beating of three white women on Halloween were sentenced to probation Friday.

Punishment could have ranged up to confinement in a California Youth Authority lockup until age 25.

The sentences were handed down by Juvenile Court Judge Gibson Lee, who last week convicted nine teens — eight female and one male — of felony assault, with a hate-crime enhancement against all but one.

Sentenced were an 18-year-old youth and his twin sister, who were 17 at the time of the crime, their 16-year-old sister — who didn’t receive the enhancement — and another 16-year-old girl. The judge imposed 250 hours of community service, 60 days of house arrest, and anger management and racial tolerance programs.

Excuse me? Community service and a couple of months of house arrest? For a “hate crime”? Oh, sorry, this wasn’t a white on black crime. Foolish me!

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1 Comment »

  1. My personal favorite was the kids’ supporters who claimed the sentences were unfair because the kids were innocent. One girl just had her THIRD surgery reconstructing her face. You know if the skin colors had been reversed the sentences would not have been probation.

    Comment by rosettaresearch — February 3, 2007 @ 8:30


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