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California man, 19, was sentenced after a brutal gang in hate crime assault on black special-needs teen

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A California man was sentenced to eight years in prison for the vicious attack of a black special needs student earlier this year.

Bryan Blancas, 19, pleaded no contest on Monday to a hate crime in connection with the May 15 assault on a teenager outside of the Poly Academy of Achievers and Leaders-in-Long-Beach, officials said.

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A Video of the incident shows that, as Blancas, and at least three of your friends in the quest for a 16-year-old teenager, and jump on him. He tried to escape, but was surrounded, knocked “to the ground and punched and kicked him several times in the head, face, and torso,” the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office said in a news release.

Bryan Blancas, 19, was sentenced to eight years in prison after he was part of a gang and an attack on the special needs of children in the state of California in May.
The Long Beach Police Department)

The 16-year-old’s mother, told KTLA that the teen suffered cuts and bruises from the fall, as well as a ruptured ear drum. She told me that her son is a special needs student.

Blancas was arrested almost a week later. The Long Beach police department said in a May Blances, was booked for attempted murder and participation in a criminal street gang. The other three suspects have been arrested in the attack, according to authorities.

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The 19-year-old, reportedly admitted to investigators, the attack was a hate crime, and was committed for the benefit of a criminal street gang.”

He was facing up to life plus 17 years in state prison, but was sentenced to eight years of age.

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