A white woman who was charged with a hate crime after being caught on video spitting on a Black woman during a protest in Connecticut was allowed to enter a special probation program that could leave her with no criminal record.
A white woman who was charged with a hate crime after being caught on video spitting on a Black woman during a protest in Connecticut was allowed to enter a probation program.
Keren Prescott speaks with reporters outside Superior Court in Manchester, Conn., on May 24, 2021.Mark Mirko / APJuly 22, 2021, 4:06 PM UTCByThe Associated PressHARTFORD, Conn. — A white woman who was charged with a hate crime after being caught on video spitting on a Black woman during a protest in Connecticut was allowed to enter a special probation program Wednesday that could leave her with no criminal record.
Yuliya Gilshteyn, 45, was granted accelerated rehabilitation, a special probation program for first-time offenders, and ordered to complete 100 hours of anti-hate curriculum over the next two years.If she successfully completes the classes and fulfills the other terms of the program, all charges will be dismissed. In addition to the hate crimes charge of deprivation of rights, she also was charged with third-degree attempt to commit assault, first-degree reckless endangerment and risk of injury to a child.
The spitting occurred during large protests outside the state Capitol on Jan. 6, the same day as the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Video shows Gilshteyn, who opposes mandatory childhood vaccinations, spitting on Keren Prescott, a Black Lives Matter activist. Several groups rallied for various causes that day, the first of the new legislative session. headtopics.com
Prescott said she and a friend were shouting “Black Lives Matter” and other slogans at the protests when Gilshteyn told her “all lives matter” and an argument ensued. Prescott said she also told Gilshteyn to back up because she wasn’t wearing a mask amid the coronavirus pandemic. Gilshteyn then spat at her face, hitting her glasses and mask, Prescott said.Read more: NBC News »
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Unacceptable POTUS VP WhiteHouse HouseDemocrats SenateDems Repair the damages this country has inflicted upon Black people. Let's FIGHT for REPARATIONS! Stand up for what's right! Let's move this country forward and accept that BlackLivesMatter NO JUSTICE NO PEACE Absolutely fucking disgusting. So the law is now in support of people no longer receiving consequences for their actions, as long as you qwhite
Bodily fluids can cause death and should be treated as such. Spit on a police officer and find out. thanosgt What a disgrace. Connecticut, you need to do much better ChrisMurphyCT No reason to spit on anyone. That is reason to shoot someone. This shit needs to stop. Hold these vile people responsible. Special probation….BULLSHIT. 🤬
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