Posted on August 23, 2022

A Third Black Woman Has Been Charged With a Hate Crime for Allegedly Making ‘Anti-white’ Statements and Assaulting a Woman

Amir Vera and Zenebou Sylla, CNN, August 18, 2022

A third Black woman has been arrested and charged for making “anti-White” statements in connection with the beating of a White woman in New York, according to Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz.

Jahnaiya Williams, 19, was charged with assault as a hate crime and faces other charges {snip}


Two other teenage girls — who are also Black — were charged and arrested last month, Katz said, one of whom is a juvenile being prosecuted in Family Court and the other is due to face court next week. The NYPD previously reported the two girls were 15 and 16 years old.


The incident occurred July 9 around 6:30 p.m. on a southbound MTA bus in Queens when Williams and the two girls approached the woman {snip} Katz claims Williams looked directly at the woman and said, “I hate White people.”

Williams is also accused of saying she hates White people’s skin. As the bus passed a cemetery, the release states Williams allegedly told the victim: “I am going to kill you, this is where I’m going to bury you.” {snip}

When the bus came to a stop, Williams and the two girls allegedly spat on the victim, the release said. Williams is then accused of hitting the victim repeatedly in the head with the shopping bag containing the jar. Williams and the two teenagers then allegedly punched the victim several times in the head {snip}