New York Police have arrested Jose Reyes, a 31-year-old black man for attempting to assault and rape a woman on the sidewalk in downtown Manhattan, but some considered her act in protest of racial discrimination.
According to police data gathered after watching the videos and interviewing eyewitnesses, Reese rode in the same vehicle with a 25-year-old woman who “smoked hookah and made strange noises” and made “inappropriate gestures” towards it.
The woman left the subway car and tried to flee, but Reese caught up with her and punched her and threw her on the ground. Then, he lay on top of her and tried to rape her, but eyewitnesses prevented it when they started screaming and filming the scene with their cell phones.
Soon the suspect was arrested and then placed in custody. In the comments below the news appeared messages whose authors say that Reese did not attempt to rape the woman, but that he “protested in his way against racial discrimination.”
At the same time, official sources did not disclose the victim’s name or the color of her skin and Reese himself admitted to committing the crime.