Three Black Women Attacked on a Bus at the University at Albany

sunyUpdate 2-25-16: After an investigation, University police now say that there was no hate crime and that the three Black women will now be charged with assault. In a statement the university’s police chief said that “the evidence shows that, contrary to how the defendants originally portrayed things, these three individuals were not the victims of a crime. Rather, we allege that they are the perpetrators.”

Three Black women students at the University at Albany of the State University of New York System said they were attacked by a group of White men and women on a local bus that was traveling on the university’s campus. The three Black women say they were accosted with racial slurs and were physically attacked.

In a letter to the campus community, Robert L. Jones, president of the University at Albany, stated that “I am deeply concerned, saddened, and angry about this incident. There is no place in the UAlbany community for violence, no place for racial intolerance, and no place for gender violence.”

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Why isn’t there a follow-up article stating that these actresses lied thru their teeth about the entire event? Guess that doesn’t support your narrative, huh? Pathetic.

    • Our article clearly states that three Black women “said they were attacked.” We did not say they “were attacked.” Also, we quickly posted comments that contained links to stories that questioned the women’s account. The authorities are still investigating the incident. Were you on the bus? Have you seen all the videos? How do you know “these actresses lied thru their teeth?” You are quick to come to the conclusion that the women lied before all the facts are out because that supports your narrative. Pathetic.

      • The headline speaks of an event rather than a claim about an event. You should run a followup story. Some of us are very, very tired of false accusations of this sort; and yes, the evidence coming in stongly suggests these were false accusations.

    • Legit, how you just called these three women that were attacked “actresses” is upsetting. Racial Discrimination slurs around all the time why would someone fake about being attacked? Shaking my head.

  2. The headline should be changed to indicate an allegation rather than a truth. Also Albany civil rights activists have seen the tapes and read eye witness accounts and their reactions to these should be reported.

  3. UAlbany students who claimed bus attack to face charges

    http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/UAlbany-students-who-claimed-bus-attack-to-face-6852350.php

    UAlbany students claiming to be victims of racial bus attack to face charges

    http://news10.com/2016/02/24/ualbany-students-claiming-to-be-victims-of-racial-bus-attack-to-face-charges/

    Quelle surprise! As if, in 2016, white mobs go around beating up young black women. No, the racial violence is more likely to flow in the opposite direction, as crime statistics will bear out. Whites, liberal or not, are not going to take this sitting down, forever. The vilification of whites creates an atmosphere in which many blacks consider horrific black on white violence to be justified, violence which does not get the national attention it deserves.

    And why is the falsity of these UAlbany accusations not worthy of more national coverage? Does it not support the doubts of those who question the legitimacy of some of the claims made at Mizzou? To what extent is the #BlackLiveMatter movement built on outright falsehoods or exaggerations and misinterpretations of events? (I’m not saying none of its claims are true, but much of what it shouts loudest about is dubious.)

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