No Jail Time For Women Convicted Of Faking Racist Hate Crime

Two now-expelled black University of Albany have been sentenced to probation, community service, and fines by a judge after they falsely reported they were victims of a racial hate crime.

Ariel Agudio and Asha Burwell, the two students who alleged they were victims of a hate crime, will not face jail.

The Albany Times Union reports that Roger McDonough, the Albany County Court judge, issued the sentences – 200 hours of community service, a $1,000 fine and three years of probation – on Friday.

“There have been significant consequences already for what has happened, but I don’t think there’s any benefit in sentencing you to a jail term — no benefit for society and no benefit for you,” the judge reportedly said, going against the recommendation of prison time and then probation by the Albany County Probation Department.

Agudio, Burwell, and Alexis Briggs, the three former students involved, were part of a bus brawl which led to the fake hate crime claim.

All three of them swore that they were attacked by a hate-fueled mob on the bus. They claimed that the assault occurred after they began arguing with around a dozen white men and women, who then turned to racial slurs.

“I just got jumped on a bus while people hit us and called us the ‘n’ word,’” said Burwell on Twitter. “NO ONE helped us.”

Of course, the baseless allegations sparked outrage on campus. Hundreds gathered for an on-campus protest to demand justice, tying the incident to Black Lives Matter. #DefendBlackGirlsUAlbany was created to stand in solidarity with the ‘victims’.

Even Hillary Clinton included herself in the incident, linking to an article on the story via Twitter days after the incident occurred.

There would have been no real justice if not for the 12 cameras on the bus that caught the assault, with some of the cameras capturing audio.

David Soares, an Albany County district attorney, said that the footage caught by the cameras proved that the three ex-students were the aggressors in the situation and their claim of a racially motivated hate crime was entirely fabricated.

Briggs was the only one to enter a plea deal. She apologized in exchange for a community service sentence.

An 18-year-old female, a 19-year-old female, a 20-year-old female and a 19-year-old male were the victims of the assault by the three women.

According to The Daily Caller, the 911 call which was published by the Times-Union reveals Agudio saying  “I beat up a boy” and “I had three bitches down,” before talking to an operator.

According to the Times-Union, Judge McDonough told Agudio and Burwell “I’ve seen the video. The jurors saw the video — all the video from the bus.”

“What occurred on that bus is nothing close to what you reported, Ms. Agudio and Ms. Burwell.”

“You manipulated law enforcement. You manipulated the UAlbany community. You manipulated the larger community. You manipulated the media. What your motivation for it — I can’t be sure.”

An assistant district attorney, David Rossi, told Judge McDonough that prison time for Agudio and Burwell was not sought by his office.

“This case has never been about jail for us,” said Rossi, according to the Times Union. “It has been about taking responsibility and setting the record straight so the community would heal. The defendants have chosen this path instead. Even now, all we’re asking for is an apology.”

Agudio and Burwell’s attorneys insisted that as they had believed they were victims of a racial hate crime, it would be wrong for them to apologize.

Both Agudio and Burwell have filed appeals for their sentences.

The Daily Caller
The Albany Times-Union (1)
The Albany Times Union (2)



  1. freenclear

    June 18, 2017 at 11:37 am

    The fact that these three “Mensa Members” made it into a college shocks me more than anything. It also shows how little a college education means anymore.

    • Disproportional

      June 18, 2017 at 11:38 am

      Doesn’t shock me at all. Affirmative action.

    • Flomox

      June 18, 2017 at 11:59 am

      they probably C&P “Black lives matter” on the application 1000 times. that’s what works nowdays

  2. Sid Whittaker

    June 18, 2017 at 11:45 am

    Isn’t reporting a FAKE hate crime..a hate crime in it’s self… but in reverse…
    Whatever possible sentence that could’ve come about from this, towards an innocent person.
    That’s the sentence they should be given..

    • &rea

      June 18, 2017 at 12:50 pm

      That’s what I was just discussing with my husband. If it works as a hate crime in one direction, then it should also be a hate crime in reverse. I’m tired of how only whites can hate on blacks or only straights can hate on gays.
      Guess it’s white privilege that allows for whites to commit hate crimes but never be the victim of them

  3. Samuel Alterio

    June 18, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Three square meals a day, roof over their heads, free medical and a road to welfare the second they’re released from jail….
    I’d rather see them get about 10* the amount of community service picking up trash in an orange vest and be permanently expelled from college, all scholarships pulled.

    • Timothy K. Ready

      June 18, 2017 at 1:42 pm

      Yep. Totally agree. The humiliation alone of picking up garbage on the side of the road is what these whores need.

      • Patrick Botros

        June 20, 2017 at 4:55 am

        dude you’ve got to chill.

  4. Javier Medellin Puyou

    June 18, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    Fucking disgusting

  5. Agent 99

    June 18, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    But faking hate crimes is still committing “hate crimes”, never mind the fact that they also physically assaulted people.

  6. James Lipton

    June 18, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    I agree with the sentence. No use sending them to prison and making taxpayers have even more mouths to feed. At least let’s get some work out of them through community service.

    • ineradicable

      June 18, 2017 at 1:20 pm

      So little of this kind of abuse goes unpunished that I am willing as a taxpayer to fund the punishment as a warning to others.,

      • James Lipton

        June 18, 2017 at 1:24 pm

        I don’t know how much that punishment acts as a deterrent though. They probably would have gotten away with it if there wasn’t video footage.

    • Scott

      June 18, 2017 at 2:52 pm

      You would probably feel differently had they assaulted you, your wife, or your daughter. But lets just let all the false accusers, racists, and people who assault others back out on the streets. I mean, what could possibly go wrong?

      • James Lipton

        June 18, 2017 at 7:06 pm

        I mean… I get it. But they will be released from prison anyhow and perhaps learn more bad habits there.
        I’m definitely not an authority on the subject. I just thought the judge sounded sensible.

    • Dave Silva

      June 18, 2017 at 4:30 pm

      I agree prison is a joke, however they need to be actually punished. Time to stop the bs, and the only way to do that is actually punish evil. Strip them of their US citizenship and kick them out of the USA forever. That will stop idiots in their tracks.

  7. Timothy K. Ready

    June 18, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    I’m really shocked they were expelled. I mean it. Man, if I was a “racial advocacy lawyer”, I would have figured out SOMETHING to get these broads a settlement, as obviously they are victims of “Post-Racial Society Trauma”, since now that they’re not really oppressed, that, REALLY, is the REAL “oppression”…

  8. Mike

    June 18, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    No jail time, that’s fine. They did get expelled, and they will have a difficult getting hired. The internet does not forget.

  9. David Chase

    June 18, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    Where are the chain gangs when you need them?

  10. AverageJoe1987

    June 18, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    They were trying to incite race riots with this stunt. You know they were trying to get BLM there to burn stuff and loot stuff and call for violence against whites.

    They should get jail time for the hoax. Because they were actively seeking to cause violence with their hoax.

  11. Clayton ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    June 18, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    That’s fine. The public will take care of them themselves. Let me see one of them dumb bitches walking down the street. I’ll spend a night in jail to break a few bones.

  12. Pearlbuck

    June 18, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    Moral of the story is somebody should have just socked each of those ugly cunts in the mouth in self defense and knocked them the fuck out.

    But at least Trump won, and, because of shit like this, will win again.

  13. Dave Silva

    June 18, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    Pathetic. Judges like this are why there are mandatory minimums. These idiots need to be kicked out of the country and stripped of their US citizenship forever.

  14. Karen T.

    June 18, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    “Agudio and Burwell’s attorneys insisted that as they had believed they were victims of a racial hate crime, it would be wrong for them to apologize.” Start a fight, and start beating up on people, but you are the victims?

  15. misha1d1

    June 18, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    It should be about jail. What the hell.

  16. PaulMurrayCbr

    June 18, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    > Agudio and Burwell’s attorneys insisted that as they had believed they were victims of a racial hate crime, it would be wrong for them to apologize.

    That’s contempt of court right there. It was a *finding* of a court that, as a matter of *fact*, there were not.

  17. Philip

    June 19, 2017 at 1:02 am

    if the make a false accusation that carries jail time, they should have to serve that sentence.

  18. Wing_Zero_75

    June 19, 2017 at 8:40 am

    Of course they didnt get jail time, they arent white. If they were, Im sure they would be doing 20 years in the pen.

  19. Stafarian

    June 19, 2017 at 10:02 am

    If they won’t do what’s asked, then go after them for the full sentence. We need to teach others that you’re responsible for your actions..

  20. The R.H. Deplorable

    June 19, 2017 at 11:24 am

    had a feeling these 2 low life’s would get away with it

  21. Megalith

    June 19, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    Jail time is suppose to be punishment, not a benefit. Typical retarded liberal judge. He should be impeached and thrown out of office.

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