Justice may soon be served against the three African-American women who recently perpetrated a racially-based hoax in Albany, New York.
On January 30, 2016, the three students at the University at Albany, made national news when they alleged that they had been assaulted during a racially-motivated incident on a public bus.
Now Asha Burwell, Ariel Agudio, and Alexi Briggs will face a Grand Jury that will decide whether to prosecute them on twenty accounts of assault and of falsely reporting a crime.
In early April, all three turned down a plea bargain deal that would have required an apology from them. Now a Grand Jury investigation has begun.
The women claim that they are being unfairly prosecuted by Albany County District Attorney David Soares (who happens to be black). They are supported by the Upstate Chapter of New York Black Lives Matter.
The three were also supported initially by UAlbany President Robert J. Jones, who issued a statement declaring that he was “deeply concerned, saddened, and angry about the incident. He added that “there is no place in the UAlbany community for violence, no place for racial intolerance, and no gender violence.”
Hillary Clinton contributed a Tweet, sermonizing that “There is no excuse for racism and violence on college campuses.”
Asha Burwell’s brother, San Diego Chargers lineman Tryeek Burwell, fired off a threatening Tweet directed at a young male witness who did not participate in the incident. “Just found out you were one of the dudes that put your hands on my little sister. Hope the police get to you before I do.”
The usual pattern of angst ensued on campus: anguished soul searching and calls for greater “diversity” among faculty and college administrators.
Thousands attended a protest rally (pictured above), during which the three “victims” tearfully pleaded for social justice.
Unfortunately for the Terrible Trio, video from the bus, plus every other eyewitness, contracted their story in full. The videos may be found on any number of Albany local news feeds.
It turn out that that the attacks were indeed racially motivated—that is, the three black women attacked a 19 year old white woman while screaming racial slurs. Police filed charges against them in mid-February.
No apologies have since come forward from UAlbany President Jones, although a disciplinary hearing occurred on campus regarding the false report from the Three. Tryeek Burwell has taken his Tweet down, but not apologized for his threat. Hillary Clinton, of course, just hopes that everyone has forgotten her involvement.
But maybe Clinton was right for once. Maybe the criminal justice system will prove that “There is no excuse for racism and violence on college campuses,” even when it comes from African-American students.
Tawana Brawley was never prosecuted for her false allegations. The Reverend Al Sharpton exploited the hoax to the fullest and remains a national figure despite owing $4.5 million in back taxes.
Maybe this time, just once, justice will prevail.