Anthony Sanchez Video: Child Abuse Caught on Camera
Neighbor Films Anthony Sanchez Allegedly Beating His Son
A video posted to YouTube apparently shows Anthony Sanchez, an Imperial, California local official, beating his stepson during a backyard game of catch. The video shows an adult and child playing catch in a backyard, but, when the child misses the ball, he gets whipped with a belt.
Toward the end of the video, the neighbor gets a bit more active, yelling at Sanchez.
You can see the video below: the original version was pulled, but nothing online ever dies.
Some of the comments surrounding this story focus on why the neighbor was filming Anthony Sanchez' backyard, as if we aren't all carrying around video recorders in our pockets pretty much all the time. Shooting video does not require complex equipment these days: when you see something you think is worth recording, you just point your phone and take it from there.
If you see your neighbor beating a child, yes, go ahead and film it.
Anthony Sanchez has not yet been charged with any crime, though El Centro law enforcement has already contacted him.