Third Teen Charged with Hate Crime Against NYC Grandma Who Claimed She Was Accused of Supporting Trump

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A third suspect was taken into custody after an alleged “anti-white” incident when a grandmother was targeted on a Queens bus, police told the New York Post.

Two teenage girls were previously arrested, and 19-year-old Jahnaiya Williams was taken into custody on Monday, the outlet reported, adding she was charged with assault and aggravated harassment.

The charges were classified as hate crimes. The Post article continued:

Three assailants approached victim Jill LeCroix, a grandmother of five, and struck her in the head with an unknown object while making anti-white statements in the July 9 attack, police have said. The victim required three staples on her head.

The other two suspects, 15 and 16, were not named when they were arrested late last month due to their age. But they also face assault and aggravated harassment charges classified as hate crimes in connection to the incident on the southbound MTA bus near Jamaica Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard, police said.

According to LeCroix, the three individuals accused her of supporting former President Donald Trump. One of them allegedly told the woman that “she hates white people, the way they talk, hates white skin, the way their skin cracks.”

Following the incident, the three women exited the bus at Woodhaven Boulevard and Jamaica Avenue.

“Never in my life have I been attacked like that,” LeCroix said of the experience.

A surveillance photo showed the three suspects on a sidewalk:

Although New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) made fighting crime one of the main issues during his campaign, a poll found his inability to deliver on the problem upsets voters, Breitbart News reported in May.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams New York earlier this week turned down a Greg Abbott invitation to visit Texas as the sparring between the New York Democrat and the Texas governor continued. (Shawn Inglima/New York Daily News/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)

New York City Mayor Eric Adams New York earlier this week turned down a Greg Abbott invitation to visit Texas as the sparring between the New York Democrat and the Texas governor continued. (Shawn Inglima/New York Daily News/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)

“A survey by Quinnipiac University shows crime is the top concern of 49 percent of city voters — more than triple the 15 percent of respondents who cited affordable housing and 12 percent homelessness,” the outlet said.

Thirty-seven percent of residents approved of how Adams was handling the problem of crime, but 54 percent disapproved.

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