SANTA MONICA—On Thursday, November 1, the Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office revealed that Frederic A. Shinerock was prosecuted for batter on the school grounds and disturbing the peace with the use of offensive words at Santa Monica College. Shinerock was sentenced to 36 months of informal probation and required to undergo 26 one-on-one anger management sessions, and complete one year of mental health counseling.
According to a press release from the city of Santa Monica, on May 1, Shinerock blocked an African-American victim’s car and hurled racial slurs at her. In a victim impact statement, the victim, a Santa Monica College student who volunteers at a local Boys & Girls Club, told the judge and the defendant, “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.”
“We deeply appreciate the hard work and diligence of the prosecutors of the Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office. Violence and hate are never to be tolerated in any setting. We are thankful that justice was served,” said Police Chief Johnnie Adams with the SMPD.
“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,” said Terry White, Chief Deputy City Attorney for the Criminal Division.