Monday, 19 June 2017

After False Report of Hate Crime, 3 Women Get Probation

On a city bus last year, three black women started a fight with some white men. According to police who later reviewed video and audio footage and talked to witnesses, the women were the aggressors, none of the white men ever struck the women, the women started attacking the white men, and continued attacking despite efforts of several passengers to stop them. The only racial slur uttered was by one of the black women.

The women called 911 and reported the men for a hate crime. On the recording of the call, a woman can be heard uttering (while waiting to be connected): “I think it’s so funny … I just think it’s so funny how, like … I beat up a boy!”

After the women reported the "hate crime" of race-based assault by a large group of white men, hundreds of people turned out for a rally in support of them, and Hillary Clinton tweeted about the incident, sharing a link to a news story about the protest against the "attack on three black women."

One of the three women made a plea deal for community service. Two others were sentenced to 3 years probation, 200 hours of community service, and a $1,000 fine. They were also suspended from university. They were not charged with assault.

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