Three Black Students Assaulted a White Man and Woman, then Blamed the Victims

Skin color has become an excuse for bad behavior as criminals who assault police are treated like heroes, the trend may slow down if cases like this are seen in the media as backfiring on those who commit them.

The Times Union reported:

Three black University of Albany students were indicted for allegedly lying about an altercation on a CDTA bus that gained national attention and divided the school along racial lines.

A subsequent criminal investigation and footage from cameras on the bus that early morning in January dispelled those claims and appeared to show that the friends were the aggressors, according to Albany County District Attorney David Soares’ office.

Twenty-year-olds Ariel Agudio, Asha Burwell, and Alexis Briggs will be arraigned in County Court before Judge Stephen Herrick. They previously pleaded not guilty in March to similar charges in City Court.


The indictment alleges that around 1 a.m., while aboard a CTDA bus on the UAlbany campus, the women struck and injured a 19-year-old female passenger.

The indictment also alleges Agudio repeatedly struck and attempted to injure a 19-year-old male passenger and attempted to hurt two other female passengers, ages 18 and 20.

Burwell also is charged with allegedly having physical contact with a 19-year-old male passenger.

The three also falsely reported the incident to law enforcement, the indictment states, after they got off the bus. They repeated the allegations in days following the incident that cast the school into the national spotlight and prompted a rally where Burwell appeared with Briggs and Agudio and tearfully demanded justice.

They should be jailed for a couple of years as an example for other young people.

What do you think about this? Do you agree?

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Editor’s Note: This particular story was popular at the time it originally made the news and is circulating again a second time for the important and applicable message that’s relevant today.

Michelle M.

Michelle is an American conservative author she is committed to the constitutional principles of individual freedom, economic liberty, limited government, personal responsibility, and traditional values. She is a libertarian and provocateur who believes in freedom and liberty for all Americans. As a passionate journalist, she works relentlessly to uncover the corruption happening in Washington, while exposing politicians and individuals who wish to do us harm.

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Lynn B
Lynn B
4 years ago

Send there Worthless Azzes to PRISON for a few years !!! they will learn more there then at the College !!!

4 years ago

A couple years…you think a couple years is justice for assaulting a group of people for no reason and then lying to enrage society to cover it up… There is plenty here for them to spend 10 years in jail for aggravated battery is a jail sentence since they didn’t make one assault and making false statements to police is a separate issue causing public unrest only increases the severity of the violence they committed initially… Had they been white, it would be a KKK assault and white priveledge claims being thrown…I think its time to throw the rave card out and claim racial discrimination in how the media and the courts are treating criminals..if you are white you don’t get a break but if you are any other race you are given special consideration…that isn’t blind equal justice…its completely out of control subversion of our govt…

4 years ago
Reply to  Tony

I totally agree with you, Tony! Anyone and everyone of a different race, gets more consideration in the Courts now, than white people do! Certainly no Blind Justice any longer! Thank goodness my friends of different color are intelligent and don’t feel intimidated by it at all!

4 years ago

When you let gorilla out of their cages this is what happens. I do not understand why people do not understand this?. You can not mix civilized members of society and untamed animals, it does not work.

Margaret Huss
Margaret Huss
4 years ago

I am tired and sick of the attacks on innocent rioters. They think their color protects them. We need true constitutional lawyers, judges and courts to find guilty these promoters of hate and harm.

4 years ago

If they don’t start dealing with this now! It’s only going to get worse ,and someone is going to get seriously hurt.

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