“SoHo Karen” Should be Immediately Arrested, Prosecuted say NYC Council’s BLAC Members

“SoHo Karen” Should be Immediately Arrested,
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New York members of BLAC, (the Black, Latino and Asian Caucus) are calling for the immediate arrest and prosecution of "SoHo Karen," who has now been identified as former California cheerleader Miya Taylor Ponsetto, 22.

BLAC released the following statement:

"The so-called “Soho Karen” who assaulted Keyon Harrold, Jr. must be arrested and prosecuted without delay. Her vigilantism is symbolic of the racial bias that often leads to the wrongful persecution and killing of Black men and women in America, but this incident was a rare exception, as the outcome surely would have been much worse had Mr. Harrold’s father not been present to both defend his son and record the encounter.

"Not to be overlooked in this shameful affair is the Arlo SoHo hotel “manager” whose conduct legitimized the false claim made against one of its guests, Mr. Harrold, and ultimately enabled the woman to flee the establishment after attacking him. We will follow the matter closely to see whether the NYPD and Manhattan District Attorney’s office indeed dispense equal justice, but the event underscores the fact that racism persists so long as people of conscience do nothing to stop it."

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