Day of visibility held to educate NYers of their rights in wake of attackPosted: Updated:
A Muslim woman in Claremont is getting help from human rights advocates a month after she was attacked at a bus stop.
Fatoumata Camara says a group of teens riding on a bus with her started calling her hateful names and mocked her because of her ethnicity and head scarf. The incident ended with a physical confrontation where Camara was attacked.
Camara suffered a broken nose in the attack, which was caught on camera.
When she turned to officers in the 42nd Precinct, she says they didn't take her claims seriously, and allegedly ignored her request to obtain surveillance video.
Organizations like NYC Human Rights wanted to make the public aware of what happened and inform New Yorkers of their rights in the wake of the attack.
"The police told her that there was so surveillance footage, and yet there is a camera right behind us," says attorney Ahmed Moheamed, at the site of the alleged attack. "She and helpful friends, on their own, came in here and begged for the surveillance footage from the store owner."
The NYPD says the investigation is still active, and because of new information presented by Camara, the Hate Crime Task Force will make a determination on whether the alleged incident is a hate crime or not.
The NYC Commission on Human Rights urged people to report discriminatory harassment to keep everyone safe.
- Newly released body camera footage shows deadly police-involved shootingNewly released body camera footage shows deadly police-involved shooting
- Weekend traffic advisory for Jan. 25-Jan.26
- A man was slashed in the face just before 8 a.m. Saturday, police say.A man was slashed in the face just before 8 a.m. Saturday, police say.
- Meet two teens who are pitching in to help animals affected by the Australian wildfires.Meet two teens who are pitching in to help animals affected by the Australian wildfires.
- A Bronx woman is facing murder charges in connection to a homicide that happened in Brooklyn Thursday night.A Bronx woman is facing murder charges in connection to a homicide that happened in Brooklyn Thursday night.
- Sights and Scenes from 2020 BroadwayCon in New York City.Sights and Scenes from 2020 BroadwayCon in New York City.
- Chinese health authorities urged people in the city of Wuhan to avoid crowds and public gatherings.Chinese health authorities urged people in the city of Wuhan to avoid crowds and public gatherings.
- Sights and scenes from the 2020 SAG AwardsSights and scenes from the 2020 SAG Awards
- Here's a list of some highly anticipated movies coming out in 2020.Here's a list of some highly anticipated movies coming out in 2020.
- Have a great or fun photo during snowstorms in January 2020? We want to see them!Have a great or fun photo during snowstorms in January 2020? We want to see them!