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  1. holly1975

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    Albany students who claimed racial attack will be charged
    JASON SILVERSTEIN NEW YORK DAILY NEWSUpdated: 02/25/2016 3:26 PM ET
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    Three SUNY Albany students who claimed they were victims of a racially motivated attack may have been the aggressors, police said Thursday — and they'll soon face charges.

    The students will be arrested about four weeks after allegedly assaulting a passenger on a city bus, then lying about what happened, leading to national outrage over an apparently fabricated story.

    The three students — Alexis Briggs, from Huntington, Ariel Agudio, from Elmira Heights, and Asha Burwell, from Huntington Station — will be charged with third-degree assault, police said. Agudio and Burwell will also be charged for falsely reporting the incident.

    The women, who are all 20 and African-American, claimed on Jan. 30 that up to a dozen white classmates spewed racial insults and ganged up on them on a bus.

    THREE BLACK SUNY ALBANY STUDENTS CLAIM THEY WERE ATTACKED BY A GROUP OF MEN, WOMEN ON BUS

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    Asha Burwell is one of three SUNY Albany students who said she was assaulted, but is now accused of assault.
    The alleged assault led to a massive rally on campus, and supporters nationwide used the hashtag #DefendBlackGirlsUAlbany to show solidarity online. Hillary Clinton tweeted about it, writing: "There's no excuse for racism and violence on a college campus."

    But police said an investigation revealed there was only one victim: A 19-year-old woman from Congers, N.Y., who was beaten by Briggs, Ahudio and Burwell.

    "The evidence indicates they were actually the aggressors in the physical altercation, and that they continued to assault the victim despite the efforts of several passengers to stop them," police said in a statement.

    The victim has not been named.

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    Cell phone footage published earlier this month showed an obscured view of the assault. Surveillance footage disproved the initial claims about the attack, police said.
    Witness interviews and surveillance footage also indicated the students were never "targeted in any manner due to their race," police said. But they may have done so to their victim.

    "The only person we heard uttering racial epithets was one of the defendants." police said, not specifying the victim's race.

    Video of the assault will soon be released, police said.

    The Albany Times-Union weeks ago published a short, obscured cellphone video of the attack, but the footage gave no clear idea of what happened on the bus. The frantic clip appeared to show two women fighting as the other passengers tried to break them up.

    Burwell was the only accuser who had been identified before Thursday's announcement.

    She actively tweeted about the incident when it first made headlines, but has not written anything since Feb. 11, when she posted: "Please don't confuse my silence with defeat. I'm still fighting this, like I said I will not give up. The truth will come out soon."

    She did not return Daily News calls for comment. Briggs did not return calls and Agudio could not be reached for comment.

    Each student is due in court Monday.

    jsilverstein@nydailynews.com
     
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    I guess they were trying to get out of the trouble that they started.
     
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    wonder if the charges will come back to haunt them after they graduate and apply for a job.

    yeah right like either one of those 2 things will happen.
     
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    Cameras and facts are racist.
     
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    If the victims don't sue them, I won't feel sorry for them. The initial attack garnered a lot more attention than this piece of "news".
     
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    black women are a menace on busses if they are in packs, my hs was predominantly black but less students rode the city bus i took to get there. however kids from an all black HS would get on a few miles south and pack the bus. the guys never gave me the slightest prob but the girls fucked with me constantly. racial slurs, physical assaults like punhes to the back of the head, grabbing books out of my hands and throwing them, snatching my glasses off, one even grabbed my dick when i was ignoring her bullshit...ofc u cant do nothing cause i saw one guy who shoved some cunt back after she shoved him first and one of the dudes who was the size of a fucking mountain broke his nose and just got off the bus casual like nothing had happened. no cops called,etc..
     
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    I'm suprised anyone was charged at all. Honestly.
     
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    A hate crime is a hate crime no matter who commits it or who the victim is.... If it isn't, that's racism.

    Racism is racism no matter who the perpetrators or victims are...

    The fact that those statements need to be put out there (and that some people would disagree with them) shows you how much of a joke racism has become. And it's the democrats to blame.
     
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