• Matt Esnayra

Long Beach Teen Sentenced to 8 Years to CA State Prison For Hate Crime

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Bryan Blancas, age 19, from Long Beach has pleaded no contest to the brutal beating of an African-American teenager with special needs outside of Poly Academy of Achievers and Leaders.

  • According to the L.A County District Attorney's Office, Blancas plead to one felony count of assault and also admitted that the attack was a hate crime and the attack "was committed to benefit a criminal street gang".

  • Blancas along with a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old male juvenile were also arrested in connection with the attack.

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