A University of Kentucky student was arrested for attacking a black student worker and repeatedly calling her racial slurs in an ugly episode that was caught on video early Sunday.
The student, 22-year-old Sophia Rosing, was arrested in a campus residence hall just before 4 a.m. on charges of public intoxication, assault, disorderly conduct, and assault on a police officer, according to online booking info. A judge set her bond at $10,000.
Rosing, who is white, stumbled into the university’s Boyd Hall appearing highly intoxicated, according to the student who was working at the dormitory’s front desk.
The student worker, Kylah Spring, explained in a TikTok video that she tried to check on the woman but was instead attacked and pelted with disgusting vitriol, she said
In disturbing videos posted on social media, Rosing refused the help and instead tried to hit and attack Spring while repeatedly calling her the n-word.
“Could you stop, please?” Spring asked Rosing after she tried to take a swing at her, one video shows.
“Nope,” Rosing replied. “You’re a n—-r and you’re a b—h.”
“Oh Jesus Lord, I do not get paid enough for this,” Spring calmly replied.
“I got this all on video,” another voice off-camera said.
Spring and another student tried to place Rosing in a seat, but she swung at them and kicked Spring. She then tried to push a shopping cart at them, according to additional footage.
Spring said Rosing punched her multiple times, kicked her in the stomach and bit her arm while ordering to her to do her chores.
“The girl starts saying things like ‘Do my chores,’ ‘It’s not my fault that you’re black,’ ‘It’s not my fault that you’re ugly,’ and at this point she’s like singing the n-word,” Spring said.
Police eventually showed up and cuffed Rosing, but even that didn’t stop her racist tirade.
Nesbit man Aubrey Suzuki was sentenced Thursday to two-and-a-half years in prison after he made threats to start a race war online, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Mississippi.
Court documents said Aubrey Suzuki, 21, was communicating on an encrypted messaging platform with members of a white nationalist organization. Authorities were alerted when Suzuki began making threats to accelerate and wage a race war in the United States.
Suzuki made numerous statements about Nazi and white supremacist ideology and also stated: “Honestly I don’t want to be a normal person. I want to breathe revolution. I want to be in the middle of the boondocks with my mates killing n******* sp*** fa***** and blowing up the system.”
When investigating the online threats made by Suzuki, agents learned that he was in the process of purchasing an AR-15 rifle from an online dealer. Suzuki was arrested immediately thereafter.
“The defendant, in this case, made credible threats to shoot members of various minority groups, and then purchased a semi-automatic rifle. While all Americans enjoy a constitutional right to free speech, that right does not include a right to threaten or terrorize other individuals,” U.S. Attorney Clay Joyner said. “The U.S. Attorney’s Office will vigorously prosecute such conduct, and the agents and prosecutors who worked to stop this potential mass shooting are to be commended.”
The FBI investigated the case.
A racist drunk man berated fellow straphangers and screamed racial slurs on a subway train this weekend until a group of angry commuters decided they’d had enough — pushing him out the door when the train made a stop and even tossing soup at him, a video captured by a rider shows.
The white man, who was openly drinking a can of Lime-A-Rita on the L train as it barreled through the tunnel toward Brooklyn just before 2 p.m. Saturday, was already in the middle of a fit when rider Joshua Pyne turned a camera on him and caught him yelling about his First Amendment rights. He repeatedly uttered the N-word.
“I talk s–t because I know I can,” the racist drunk man shouted. “I’m a lawyer. I went to NYU Law.”
Before Pyne started up his camera, the man got into a spat with a group of black teenagers at the 1st Avenue stop, he said. Once they got off the train, the racist drunk referred to them as “stupid n—–s,” which prompted one woman to spit on him and a guy to try to get him to stop yelling.
But that’s when the jerk doubled down and kept screaming.
A racially diverse group of riders on the car tried to get him to calm down and quit yelling, but he repeatedly refused. As the train pulled into Bedford Avenue, some of the riders stood between the man and his shopping bag, which he had left on a seat.
He told them they couldn’t take his property, but they continued to hold him back.
“F–k your bag, dude,” one guy told him.
The crowd then shoved him out the door onto the platform. A man kicked him several times and the woman who spat on him threw soup at him, which landed all over his arm.
The end of the incident wasn’t caught on video, but Pyne says a cop walked up and the racist drunk man started arguing with him while the train continued on its way. The man never got his bag back.
“Everyone on the car felt pretty demoralized,” said Pyne.
A video of a Denton racist landlord reportedly threatening a tenant with a gun went viral earlier this month. Now, that landlord is under arrest.
It happened in the 2000 block of Scripture Street near the University of North Texas at a house shared by the homeowner and his tenant. The tenant recorded a confrontation with the homeowner earlier this month. It’s unclear what happened before the camera started recording.
Video of the incident is now part of an investigation by Denton police which visited the home twice on the afternoon of September 9.
The first was for a civil disturbance. Police said the homeowner reported the tenant was attempting to use the kitchen without having paid for kitchen privileges.
By phone, the homeowner, 68-year-old Phillip Young, told NBC 5 that the tenant, who is a student, threatened him before the video started.
Officers determined no offense occurred and left.
Then, about four hours later, they returned when the tenant reported the homeowner was threatening him with a gun.
“What are you going to do? Are you going to shoot me?” asked the tenant.
“We’ll see what I do,” replied the racist landlord.
Denton police said the tenant initially didn’t want to press charges and that no probable cause could be established on the scene.
“The parties agreed to separate, and the case was referred to detectives,” wrote Denton police in a press release.
Detectives reviewed the case, and in a follow-up, said the tenant said, “He felt threatened and would assist in prosecution if charges were filed.”
As for the homeowner, Denton police said after initially saying he did not intend on shooting the tenant, the homeowner sent an email to detectives this past Monday and, “Admitted he did think about shooting the tenant.”
By phone, Young told NBC 5 that he never pointed the gun at his tenant. Wednesday morning, Young was arrested at the Denton Police Department.
Another racist incident has been reported in the United States, in which, Indian American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapala claimed that she has been receiving abusive and hate messages over the phone from a male caller who asked her to go back to India, according to news agency PTI.
Jayapal, a 55-years-old first-ever-Indian American Congresswoman, represents Seattle in the US House of Representatives.
Chennai-born woman, Jayapal posted a collection of five audio messages on Twitter on Thursday. In all such audio messages, the male caller is heard threatening her with dire consequences and asked to go back to her country–India. A few portions of these audios have been redacted due to abusive content.
Taking to Twitter, the Indian American Congresswoman said, “Typically, political figures don’t show their vulnerability. I chose to do so here because we cannot accept violence as our new norm. We also cannot accept the racism and sexism that underlies and propels so much of this violence.”
“A man full of racism and anger showed up at my home with a loaded gun. I’m sharing this because we can’t be silent in the face of rising violence. These aren’t isolated incidents. From the Big Lie to Jan 6 to an armed man at my door, too much is at stake,” she further tweeted.
A man with a pistol threatened the Congresswoman’s house in Seattle. The man, identified by police as Brett Forsell (49), was later arrested.
Prior to this, four Indian American women on August 26 were racially abused by a Mexican American woman in Texas who hurled abusive racial comments at them. The Texas woman said that they are “ruining America” and should “go back to India“. This incident took place in a parking lot in Dallas, Texas. The woman, identified as Esmeralda Upton, was later arrested.
Given high-security clearance despite connections to white supremacist groups and Nazi philosophy is a former paratrooper who joined the army to improve his ability to kill Black people.
Killian Ryan was detained on August 26 and accused of lying on his army application for secret security clearance before being released the following day for a string of drunk driving offenses.
However, the criminal inquiry turned up violent and racial statements on several social media profiles that had reportedly escaped the attention of the organization that approved his army credentials.
Ryan reportedly wrote referring to black people: “I serve for battle experience so I’m more competent in killing n*****s” on one of the accounts. Investigators discovered that Ryan used an email address that featured “naziace1488” to register for various social media sites.
According to court filings, FBI agents discovered another account that had “been in communication with many accounts affiliated with racially motivated extremism.” The nickname of the account made an allusion to Sigurd, a Norse mythological character who is occasionally appropriated by white nationalists, and an email associated with the account made reference to Nazi philosophy.
The incident raises new concerns about the level of racial extremism inside the military as well as the apparent ease with which service members may con artists security personnel and procedures.
According to Lt Col Terence Kelley, an army spokesperson, Ryan had been working as a fire support expert, which entails obtaining information on enemy target locations to assist the army in deploying and firing artillery. He wasn’t on active duty.
A top-secret security clearance is needed for the position. Ryan allegedly stated that he had not spoken to his father, who has felony convictions for drug offenses and vehicle theft, for more than ten years on his application for clearance in May 2020. According to court documents, they had really communicated in person and on social media.
A lady in the US state of Texas allegedly assaulted four Indian American women during a racist attack after calling them racial slurs and telling them to “get back to India.”
The event happened on Wednesday evening at a Dallas, Texas, parking lot. The footage shows the woman—who has since been detained—hitting a group of Indian Americans.
She may be seen in the video ordering the women to “Return to India. You guys are destroying our nation, “said CBS News.
The video has now gone viral, shocking the Indian American community all across the country.
The racist woman is shown on camera screaming racial obscenities and hitting at least two of the Indian ladies on camera.
This event happened in Dallas, Texas, after my mother and her three friends had gone out to supper, according to the individual who submitted the video.
The mother is shown refuting the woman’s claims while maintaining her composure. She is seen asking the assailant to stop using racist epithets.
Esmeralda Upton was taken into custody by Plano Police Detectives on Thursday afternoon. She has been charged with assault, causing bodily harm, and making terroristic threats. Her total bond is $10,000.
“While we are grateful that our community members are safe, hearing to their pleas for assistance from the verbal, physical, and racist attack this lady was unleashing in that dark parking lot is frustrating,” said Chanda Parbhoo, executive director of South Asian American Voter Engagement of Texas.
Following a spree of racist and homophobic graffiti near downtown St. Catharines, Niagara police have accused two teenage boys of mischief on 13 charges and charged them.
According to the police, the vandalism happened on June 11 at about 10:00 p.m.
According to reports, the two teenagers used racist and homophobic obscenities to deface the monument of Harriet Tubman, the school’s sign, and the school’s walls.
Tubman used the Underground Railroad, a covert system of safe houses and connections, to free himself from slavery and guide scores of people to freedom. Between 1851 to 1861, she resided in St. Catharines. Later, she moved back to the United States and enlisted in the Union Army during the American Civil War, becoming the first woman to command an armed attack.
According to police, vandalism occurred to six vehicles, three residences, a Caribbean restaurant, and two school buses.
The Caribbean Eatery’s owner, Michael Andrade, has expressed his pain to CBC Hamilton over the damage.
According to Niagara police, a 14-year-old kid was taken into custody on August 20, and a 15-year-old boy the following day. 13 charges of mischief under $5,000 are filed against each of them.
Despite not filing charges for hate crimes, the police labeled the occurrences as “hate-related vandalism.”
Const. Phil Gavin explained to CBC Hamilton that the legal requirements for a charge under the hate propaganda sections of the criminal code are “very specific in scope and done in consultation with the Ministry of the Attorney General’s Office” when asked why the teenagers weren’t charged with hate crimes.
On 28 July, the Arab community of Chicagoland awoke to a viral video on Facebook showing a Palestinian-American boy being brutally beaten by three Oak Lawn police officers. (Oak Lawn is a southwest suburb of Chicago that has a large Palestinian population.)
The video, filmed the day before by a Black woman from her car, shows two officers on top of the teen, repeatedly beating him in the head and body. A third officer runs up and appears very briefly to place his knee on the child’s head or neck before the three grown men finish handcuffing their target.
The boy in the video, Hadi Abuatelah, is a 17-year-old Palestinian-American and a rising high school senior from Bridgeview, Illinois, another of the Palestinian-heavy southwest suburbs of Chicago.
As a result of the attack, Hadi sustained multiple injuries, including fractures to his pelvis and face, and internal bleeding in his brain. He was transferred to a local hospital in critical condition, and it took almost six days for his health to stabilize enough for him to be released from the hospital and into police custody.
The Oak Lawn Police Department alleges that Hadi had a gun on his person and that is why they used such force. The video shows that a gun was found after the beating, but it is not at all clear where it came from.
Yet the gun has nothing to do with the criminal act committed by these three officers. In the end, it was an act rooted in racism in a community that is no stranger to systemic, structural, and institutional racism and targeting by law enforcement, other government agencies, and ultra-right and white nationalist groups.
In July 2022, the AAAN published a report exposing a surveillance and data-gathering program used by Illinois law enforcement agencies. The program, named Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs), collects massive amounts of data on Arab, Muslim and other communities of color, pulling them into the US counterterrorism nexus.
The report found that police departments like Oak Lawn’s participate in the SARs program, targeting and criminalizing Arabs and Muslims for everyday activities and stereotyping us as the local face of the “enemy” abroad.
Read the fully updated report on: The Electronic Intifada