Three black University at Albany students were indicted for allegedly lying about an altercation on a CDTA bus in January 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. The announcement of the indictment Monday by Soares' office comes after negotiations last month broke down on a possible plea deal between prosecutors and the women's lawyers that could have resolved the high-profile case that has polarized the campus. Under the indictment, Agudio of Huntington on Long Island faces one charge of assault, three counts each of attempted assault and falsely reporting an incident, all misdemeanors, and three counts of harassment, all violations. 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.
|Scooped by Kenneth Weene|
Kenneth Weene's insight:
Is there not enough hatred and racism in the world without these foolish girls adding their rabble-rousing idiocy to it? Shame on them and kudos to the DA who tried to offer them a deal but would not back down from justice.