According to ABC News, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said they arrested seven black teens in California for allegedly attacking a 15-year-old Hispanic boy walking home from school. The attack was allegedly motivated by hate.
The attack on March 14 in Palmdale was recorded and posted on YouTube, which is how the police discovered the incident and were able to identify the assailants. The video has been removed from YouTube since.
The video shows as many as 10 boys surrounding the victim, hitting him and making racially derogatory comments. After the victim fell to the ground, the boys then proceeded to kick the victim in the head several times, knocking out his front teeth and leaving foot imprints on his skin, Lt. Don Ford said.
The victim was able to escape the assault and will have to undergo dental surgery.