ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – After an alleged racial attack on three black University at Albany students, hundreds of people banded together to speak out against the injustice toward black women. <...>
One of the students in the alleged incident emotionally spoke out at the rally for the first time.
“We are proud of who we are,” Asha Burwell said through tears. “As black women, we are shocked, upset, but we will remain unbroken.”
“The evidence shows that, contrary to how the defendants originally portrayed things, these three individuals were not the victims of a crime,” university Police Chief Frank Wiley said in the statement. “Rather, we allege that they are the perpetrators.”
Police said Ariel Agudio, 20, faces charges of assault in the third degree, falsely reporting an incident in the third degree, attempted assault in the third degree and attempted criminal mischief in the fourth degree; Alexis Briggs, 20, faces a count of assault in the third degree; and Asha Burwell, 20, faces charges of assault in the third degree and falsely reporting an incident in the third degree.
The evidence gathered against them included interviews with 35 bus passengers, video from a dozen security cameras on the bus and mobile videos taken by passengers.
Странно, что у девушек не получилось – по нынешним временам такие затеи с полпинка проходят. С другой стороны, понятно, зачем там нужны “a dozen security cameras on the bus”.
UPD: а вот как эта история преподносится в New York Times: мало ли что куча видео и тридцать человек свидетелей. Мы все равно не знаем, что там происходило, и обвинять девушек – это разрушать”the hard-won dialogue over racism on campus, the fragile moment of unity”.
Mirrored from Gears and Springs.