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Three State University of New York at Albany students who claimed to be hate crime victims are being accused of fabricating the racially motivated attack, according to campus police.

The charges against the women, which include assault and falsely reporting an incident, come weeks after the upstate New York university held a rally in support of the black students, who said they were attacked by a group of white men and women during a confrontation on a bus January 30.

Days after the alleged assault, university President Robert J. Jones said in a letter to students and faculty that he was "deeply concerned, saddened and angry about this incident."

But the university police department said a three-week investigation found the three women actually assaulted another passenger, were not subjected to racial epithets and falsely reported the alleged crime.

"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 three women were being given court appearance tickets for arraignment on Monday, police said. It was not clear if they had obtained attorneys.

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.

"No male struck the three women," the police statement said. "The evidence indicates they were actually the aggressors ... and that they continued to assault the victim despite the efforts of several passengers to stop them."

The 19-year-old woman the students allegedly assaulted was not identified.

"What happened on the bus was not a 'hate crime,'" Wiley said. "The only person we heard uttering racial epithets was one of the defendants."

The three women, who were not identified at the time, said a group of 10 to 12 white men assaulted them and used racial slurs, according to the letter from Jones.

After the incident was reported, the hashtag #DefendBlackGirlsUAlbany appeared on social media.

The university has approximately 17,000 students, with African-Americans making up 15% of the student body.


http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/25/us/new-york-albany-assaults/index.html
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The old me would've thought you'd be just posting story to prove a point concerning your conservative bias, but as someone who has been on the wrong end of a woman's erect finger, I'm not surprised at the turn of events concerning this. We give women way too much trust.
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I really hate how hashtags are appearing for everything. As for the topic hope these girls get charge to the full extent of the law and they are sued by every one of their victims, since I seen the aftermath of what happens when a guy is falsely accused of being a women beater.
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J-POP187 wrote:

I really hate how hashtags are appearing for everything. As for the topic hope these girls get charge to the full extent of the law and they are sued by every one of their victims, since I seen the aftermath of what happens when a guy is falsely accused of being a women beater.


They're everywhere. Hell, I was dealing with an automated message over the phone, and it literally said "to leave a message, press the pound or the hashtag sign."
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How hard is it for people to mind their own business and leave each other the hell alone?
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PeripheralVisionary wrote:
The old me would've thought you'd be just posting story to prove a point concerning your conservative bias-


Well, that is exactly what he is doing regardless. I mean, he didn't even bother to say anything about it. He's just shitposting for a reaction so the usual denizens will crawl out under from under their rocks to herald this in guttural yelps of confirmation bias.
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J-POP187 wrote:

I really hate how hashtags are appearing for everything. As for the topic hope these girls get charge to the full extent of the law and they are sued by every one of their victims, since I seen the aftermath of what happens when a guy is falsely accused of being a women beater.


They're everywhere. Hell, I was dealing with an automated message over the phone, and it literally said "to leave a message, press the pound or the hashtag sign."


Don't get me started on automated phone menus I hate them with a passion.
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dotsforlife wrote:

How hard is it for people to mind their own business and leave each other the hell alone?



Pretty hard when people can claim the race card and everyone believes them right off the bat.

I'm waiting for the triggers from this pile of truth.
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dotsforlife wrote:

How hard is it for people to mind their own business and leave each other the hell alone?



Pretty hard when people can claim the race card and everyone believes them right off the bat.

I'm waiting for the triggers from this pile of truth.


Forget the whole race part of this. I see more of a problem with that fact that people will post something online, regardless of how it represents a situation, and people will immediately jump to conclusions and tout it as fact. Social media is such a cancer often times.
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dotsforlife wrote:

How hard is it for people to mind their own business and leave each other the hell alone?


^
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D4nc3Style wrote:
Pretty hard when people can claim the race card and everyone believes them right off the bat.


You were quite okay with the race card when it fit your opinion in a certain prior thread and you believed it right off the bat. Then it turned out the story was bullshit. -.-
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J-POP187 wrote:


D4nc3Style wrote:


J-POP187 wrote:

I really hate how hashtags are appearing for everything. As for the topic hope these girls get charge to the full extent of the law and they are sued by every one of their victims, since I seen the aftermath of what happens when a guy is falsely accused of being a women beater.


They're everywhere. Hell, I was dealing with an automated message over the phone, and it literally said "to leave a message, press the pound or the hashtag sign."


Don't get me started on automated phone menus I hate them with a passion.
May want to give this a watch when you can
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBwt3RORric


That was great, haha!




dotsforlife wrote:


D4nc3Style wrote:


dotsforlife wrote:

How hard is it for people to mind their own business and leave each other the hell alone?



Pretty hard when people can claim the race card and everyone believes them right off the bat.

I'm waiting for the triggers from this pile of truth.


Forget the whole race part of this. I see more of a problem with that fact that people will post something online, regardless of how it represents a situation, and people will immediately jump to conclusions and tout it as fact. Social media is such a cancer often times.


I'm guessing people won't challenge anything anymore because they're worried about hurting someones feelings, or being called racist, sexist, etc.... Which is fucking stupid.
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And? Some people are assholes, why is this news?
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