Racist Brisbane teen handed suspended prison sentence

  • 15/09/2015
Abdel-Kader Russell-Boumzar
Abdel-Kader Russell-Boumzar

A teenager in Brisbane filmed racially abusing a security guard on a train last year has been labelled "un-Australian" by a magistrate and handed a suspended prison sentence.

A five-minute video of Abdel-Kader Russell-Boumzar, 17, showed him calling the guard a "n****r" and telling him to "learn some English".

The tirade was apparently filmed by a friend of the youth, who can be heard laughing throughout, before both boys were forced off the train at the next stop.

"What you did on that day ... was un-Australian," Magistrate Quinn told Russell-Boumzar during the sentencing, according to Australia's 7 News.

"It was disgusting, it was cowardly. You were big-noting yourself in the company of another person on the train."

Russell-Boumzar's lawyer said the teen was on the drug ice at the time of the outburst, but had now been drug-free for eight months.

He also said his client had been assaulted in prison but had not complained as he accepted that as "karma" for what he had done.

He was sentenced to two months' jail time to be wholly suspended for a year.

Magistrate Quinn said he would have sent the youth straight to prison if hadn't already spent 68 days behind bars.

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