The arrest of another teen suspect in the Queen's bus attack has been announced

The arrest of another teen suspect in the Queen's bus attack has been announced

Updated on August 18, 2022 16:24 PM by Andrew Koschiev

There has been a third arrest in connection with the July bus attack on a 57-year-old white woman. The Queens District Attorney's Office filed a hate crime charge on Wednesday against Jamaica, New York, 19-year-old Jahnaiya Williams. According to a statement released Wednesday, the defendant and two other apprehended individuals assaulted a public transit rider based on her race. Now that this defendant has been charged with assault as a hate crime, she is held accountable for her actions. I believe those who perpetuate bias-motivated attacks on the world's most diverse country should be held accountable.

According to Williams' charges, aggravated harassment in the second degree, second-degree assault, and third-degree assault are hate crimes, as are menacing in the third degree. Two 15-year-old girls and a 16-year-old girl were also charged with aggravated harassment after the attack last month, according to the New York Police Department. A hate crime is accompanied by two counts of assault, and a hate crime is accompanied by two counts of aggravated harassment.  A 57-year-old woman was struck in the head by three suspects just before 7 p.m. on Aug. 9 near Jamaica Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard, causing bleeding and laceration. 

The victim has been heard saying, "I hate white people," according to surveillance footage.  She had also allegedly threatened to "kill" and bury the victim as the bus passed by a cemetery, according to Katz's office. During a bus stop near Jamaica Avenue and Woodhaven, Williams and another juvenile suspect are accused of spitting on the victim, beating her with a jar, and repeatedly punching her. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital where staples were applied to her head's laceration following the attack. As the New York Post reported, she currently works as a bartender, has three biracial children, is a grandmother to five, and is 57 years old. She was accused of being a Trump fan by the newspaper after one of the teenage attackers shouted, "I hate white people because of the way they talk."

It was claimed by the girl with green hair that white people were hated because of the way they spoke and their cracked skin. "I was the only white person on the bus, and she said she was gangsta," she told the outlet. When we reached St. John's Cemetery on Woodhaven, she began talking to me, telling me, "I will bury you there!" Her answer was, "You're going to get what you deserve! All white people are going to get what they deserve!" She pulled out a tangerine scrub from a bath and body works bag and vowed to beat me with it. A report was prepared by Detective Redmond Halpern of the New York City Police Department's Hate Crimes Task Force.

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