An octogenarian who blocked a black student’s vehicle and hurled racial slurs at her in the parking lot of the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Campus must undergo anger management and mental health counseling, a city prosecutor said Friday.
Frederic Allen Shinerock, who was prosecuted by the Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office for battery on school grounds and disturbing the peace by offensive words, was also sentenced Thursday to 36 months of informal probation for his conduct of May 1, according to Chief Deputy City Attorney Terry White.
The 80-year-old Los Angeles resident was ordered to complete 26 one-on-one anger management sessions, as well as one year of mental health counseling, White said.
In a victim impact statement, the victim, an SMC student who also volunteers at a local Boys & Girls Club, said, “I will never understand how you could spew such hate at a stranger — at me. The fact is, we both should have been able to enjoy the SMC Performing Arts Center that day and feel accomplished and joyous. Instead all I feel is fear and sadness.”
Video of the incident showed Shinerock shouting a racial slur at the woman and telling her “she didn’t belong there,” and to “go back to South L.A.” The video showed the man and woman taking wild swings at each other and trying to kick each other as a campus police officer attempted to calm the situation.
Campus police Chief Johnnie Adams said: “Violence and hate are never to be tolerated in any setting. We are thankful that justice was served.”
White, who heads the city attorney’s Criminal Division, said: “No person should be subjected to hateful activity and the Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office is committed to ensuring that everyone can enjoy full and equal access to Santa Monica College and other civic institutions.”
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