A year ago, Kathleen Casillo was driving through a crowd of protesters in Midtown Manhattan.
On December 11, 2020, Casillo went shopping with her 29-year-old daughter. When she arrived at the Black Lives Matter protest, she sped up and drove through the crowd, according to New York Post.
The incident was videotaped.
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Now, a year later, Casillo has turned down a deal offer and wants to stand trial.
Casillo said that protesters attacked her, called her “white privilege b****” and smashed into her car, Daily mail reported. So she panicked and hit the gas.
“I feel nauseous,” Casillo told the Mail. “I never intended to hurt anyone. I just fear for my daughter’s life more than anyone. I thought they were going to drag her out of the car.”
Six protesters attacked by Casillo suffered non-life threatening injuries, according to New York Post.
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At first, Casillo was only given tickets. She was later charged with reckless assault and reckless endangerment.
The deal Casillo refused would result in six days of community service and a one-year suspension of his license to practice.
When she appeared in court for the first time on Wednesday, objector gather outside.
Several signs were kept that read “Kathleen Casillo is Kyle Rittenhouse” and “Casillo deserves to be charged.”
One of the protesters attacked by Casillo appeared outside the court and accused her of being white supremacist.
“Kathleen Casillo was driving at top speed through a crowd of people. I am one of those people. I never saw her come,” said Roque Rodriguez.
“White supremacy has allowed Kathleen to believe she has the right to end the life of anyone who gets in her way, especially those who oppose the BLM.”
But Casillo’s attorney, Oliver Storch, told the Post that “this is not a racial incident” and that “not all crashes are crimes”.
“This was an angry mob that fell on this mother and her daughter, and she panicked,” he said, adding that protesters were already standing on Casillo’s car and ready to smash. glass door.
Storch said its client “cares deeply, deeply cares and feels very bad for anyone who is injured.”
“But there is no criminal liability here. There is nothing reckless about her behavior,” he said.
Compare Casillo with Kyle Rittenhouse is quite dishonest. But at least their left-wing critics are consistent in branding them white supremacists without a shred of evidence.
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