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Black 14-Year-Old Falsely Accused of Theft in a SoHo Hotel

Black Ambrosia

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@Reinventing21 I hear you but I don't care. I think racial slurs may be needed for it to be considered a hate crime but racists are still racist-ing (yup, I'm making up words) when they close their mouths. She looked at him and saw a thug because he was young and black and started policing him and would've stolen his phone if his dad hadn't been there. She's a menace to society.
 

kimpaur

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Dang...I knew in my heart she was PR...she straight up looks Boricua it, but again, the way she was talking in that video, tho...pure Karen...but other than that I recognize messed up Boricuas...her whole family..sad. I was hoping that she was not Latina...still holding out lol.

But yes, you can have mental issues and be racist...and yes you def can be Latino/a and be racist...

The thing is tho, I didn't hear scream a stream of racial epithets, unless I missed it. I just heard her screaming that it was her phone. This makes me believe she was focused on the phone being hers for whatever mentally unstable reason, and not on his race.

She may be saying she is PR as a way to point out her own racially mixed background and clarify her lunacy was not based on race. Either way she clearly come from a toxic environment and needs help.

I agree that the hotel management needs to be held accountable. They clearly had no idea how to handle this situation and their responses are most definitely racist.
She needs to be in jail, period.

All this armchair diagnosing of mental health issues is inappropriate seeing as how a minor child was attacked and humiliated. We don’t know her medical history and speculating on it doesn’t change what happened to that child.

AND she’s walking around all free buying McDonald’s , basically saying she regrets nothing?Please.

The boy deserves justice.
 

naturalgyrl5199

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She needs to be in jail, period.

All this armchair diagnosing of mental health issues is inappropriate seeing as how a minor child was attacked and humiliated. We don’t know her medical history and speculating on it doesn’t change what happened to that child.

AND she’s walking around all free buying McDonald’s , basically saying she regrets nothing?Please.

The boy deserves justice.
Bump her "mental health" and forget her ancestry and where she from. One human being attacked another who is a minor child. Charges on top of charges IN ADDITION to child endangerment on top of that.
 

mensa

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She needs to be in jail, period.

All this armchair diagnosing of mental health issues is inappropriate seeing as how a minor child was attacked and humiliated. We don’t know her medical history and speculating on it doesn’t change what happened to that child.

AND she’s walking around all free buying McDonald’s , basically saying she regrets nothing?Please.

The boy deserves justice.
Why is she not in jail?!?!?!?!?
 

Black Ambrosia

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Parents Of Black Teen Harassed By White Woman In SoHo Hotel Now Seeking Therapy For Their Son


The parents of Keyon Harrold Jr., the 14-year-old who was falsely accused of stealing a woman's phone at a Manhattan hotel last week, are now seeking therapy for their son.

Speaking to TMZ, the teen's father said his son is seriously traumatized after the confrontation with the woman, who has been identified as Miya Ponsetto, at the Arlo Hotel. They want him to attend trauma therapy. The award-winning jazz musician added that his son has been expressing self-doubt since the harassment, asking questions such as, "why me?"

"He wonders if he's good enough to own an iPhone, or whether he's out of place at a nice hotel," the concerned father said.

With both of his parents traveling often because they're musicians, Keyon Jr. accompanies them on their trips and often stays at hotels. But the teen now has a fear of hotels, telling his dad that someone will come from behind and tackle him like Ponsetto did or accuse him of a crime.

"I have tried to instill dignity in my son. I'm trying to build his ego because for so long egos of Black men have been shattered," Kenyon Sr. said.

The father and son have always talked about social justice issues, discussing the plights of Black Americans from Emmett Till to George Floyd.

As Blavity previously reported, Keyon Sr. captured parts of the Dec. 26 incident on camera, showing the white woman yelling at the boy and tackling him while trying to look in his pockets. But the phone was found in an Uber later that day.

"I am furious!!! We see this crap happening all the time, but it hits different when it hits home!!! I typically try to keep things positive, but nothing about this video is positive," the musician wrote on Instagram. "The lady in this video assaulted my 14-year-old son and me as we came down from our room in the Arlo Soho to get breakfast."

After reviewing additional footage of the incident, which showed the woman tackling the teenager and wrapping her arms around him as if to continue the attack, police said she could face a potential upgrade to the previously sought charges. The possible charges include assault and grand larceny or attempted robbery.

"We want charges because we have to send a message because this has larger society implications," civil rights attorney Ben Crump told Good Morning America. "Think about how many Black men have been falsely accused by these Karens and they end up losing their liberty and losing their life sitting in prison."

The family also joined the attorney during the interview with the morning news show.

"These past few days, still kind of shell-shocked. But I'm hanging in there," Keyon Jr. said. "I was confused because I've never seen that lady ever and I didn't know what to do at the moment -- that's why I was happy to have my dad there to help me."

According to the New York Post, Ponsetto caused another scene at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills last year when she and her mother, Nicole Ponsetto, refused to leave. The women were charged with public intoxication in the incident.
 

Lita

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So disturbing,she was in a police chase,got into a physical altercation with police officers,taken into custody....

******If she was “BLACK” they would have shot her tires out & shot her as well..We don’t get 2nd or 3rd chances..369B2056-9241-49D3-BB79-A0DA1DDA3D32.jpeg435354DF-23B5-459A-BBFB-B5A697825403.jpeg
 

bzb1990

3b/3c. henna/cassia.
I’m disgusted by the way her lawyer is justifying her behavior.

Mental health issues don’t give you the right to be a menace!
She’s been given way too many chances, being put away will probably do her some good
Lawyers always use that if there is no justification. Imo its kind of a way of saying there is no reason really (most of the time)
That used to anger me too (like with a case here they tried to say the murderer had autism and that he couldn't understand.. that made me furious cuz I was like 99% of the innocent autistics esp the severe ones who have slreaf7 been mistreated and cannot convey it a lot of time, will be associated as potential murderers from evil lawyers ..associating a developmental disorder as a REASON.. f that
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But the guy himself said that wasnt the reason n he was fully aware of what he was doing and that it was wrong and he had PLANMED it so it wasn't down to ASD at all..

And the judge ruled that too.. so I think it is sort of understood amongst law types..
That it's just faffing about if you have no real defense)
 

bzb1990

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She’s funny looking

This whole situation is so toxic and the solution is already in the works thanks to his (excellent) parents. Idk why I'm so immersed in it.

Reading the comments someone's like 'too much stuttering means lies' and I totally disagree. Stuttering is not the main clue, everything else is. Dont demean stutterers :confused:
 

bzb1990

3b/3c. henna/cassia.
So disturbing,she was in a police chase,got into a physical altercation with police officers,taken into custody....

******If she was “BLACK” they would have shot her tires out & shot her as well..We don’t get 2nd or 3rd chances..View attachment 467275View attachment 467277
If I were the writer of the article I would juxtapose her 'super sweet' claim right after talking about slamming the door on the leg of an officer. Seriously good opportunity missed.
 

naturalgyrl5199

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IDGAF about her mental health. She is entitled and spoiled....and when she cut Gayle off and was like "enough" with the hand...I was too through.

She didn't want Gayle walking her through the part where she attacked and tackled that boy. I'd sue her and make her an example. She needs to pay that child and his family restitution for many many years. Every stimulus and tax refund she gets needs to go to him.
 

lavaflow99

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IDGAF about her mental health. She is entitled and spoiled....and when she cut Gayle off and was like "enough" with the hand...I was too through.

She didn't want Gayle walking her through the part where she attacked and tackled that boy. I'd sue her and make her an example. She needs to pay that child and his family restitution for many many years. Every stimulus and tax refund she gets needs to go to him.

And her mother just sat there and let her disrespect Gayle. :nono: Any other responsible parent would reprimand their child for being disrespectful. Then again, a child of proper upbringing wouldn't even think to say such a thing or gesture that way toward a person especially an elder.

She is overdue for a life lesson and a jail sentence and some hefty fines would do just that.
 

bzb1990

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And her mother just sat there and let her disrespect Gayle. :nono: Any other responsible parent would reprimand their child for being disrespectful. Then again, a child of proper upbringing wouldn't even think to say such a thing or gesture that way toward a person especially an elder.

She is overdue for a life lesson and a jail sentence and some hefty fines would do just that.
Yes but btw .. I thought she was saying Enough to her lawyer?
 

OmbreLune

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And her mother just sat there and let her disrespect Gayle. :nono: Any other responsible parent would reprimand their child for being disrespectful. Then again, a child of proper upbringing wouldn't even think to say such a thing or gesture that way toward a person especially an elder.

She is overdue for a life lesson and a jail sentence and some hefty fines would do just that.
I think that was her lawyer next to her. The lawyer she doesn't listen to apparently because I've read she was advised not to wear that hat for the interview and at one point (on the full interview) you can hear the lady whispering for her to stop talking.
With the other cases of arrests it sounds like the mom is just as trashy as the daughter so if she were there, she'd probably be talking smack and rude to Gale too.
 
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Black Ambrosia

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I think that was her lawyer next to her. The lawyer she doesn't listen to apparently because I've read she was advised not to wear that hat for the interview and at one point (on the full interview) you can hear the lady whispering for her to stop talking.
With the other cases of arrests it sounds like the mom is just as trashy as the daughter so if she were there, she'd probably be talking smack and rude to Gale too.
idk if this is true but I read she's a personal injury attorney so I'm not expecting much for her defense. She's probably a family friend or someone they could afford. This doesn't bode well for her but it's good for the Harrold's.
 

lavaflow99

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I think that was her lawyer next to her. The lawyer she doesn't listen to apparently because I've read she was advised not to wear that hat for the interview and at one point (on the full interview) you can hear the lady whispering for her to stop talking.
With the other cases of arrests it sounds like the mom is just as trashy as the daughter so if she were there, she'd probably be talking smack and rude to Gale too.

Oh my bad. I thought that was her mother.
Still though this POS lacks home training.
 

lavaflow99

In search of the next vacation
This B is a menace to society!! Why she been roaming free? Drunk driving? She needs jail time.

From the article:
While Ponsetto has no criminal convictions under her belt, New York authorities revealed new details of her three run-ins with California authorities last year.

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‘Soho Karen’ Miya Ponsetto isn’t only one in family facing charges: court docs​


The Feb. 28 incident at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills, during which Ponsetto’s mom, Nicole, allegedly pushed and kicked a cop after the allegedly drunken mother and daughter duo were asked to leave, involved a third person, according to the New York criminal complaint. which did not identify the third party.

On May 29, Miya Ponsetto “clearly intoxicated” as she left a supermarket and hopped in her car, prompting a worried bystander to call 911, and resulting in cops allegedly finding open containers of booze and marijuana in her car, according to court documents.

And like mother, like daughter, Miya herself was accused of assaulting an officer on Oct. 10, after she allegedly brawled with Nicole at a gas station and drove off in a huff, only to later abandon the vehicle.

When a police officer tried to arrest her, Miya allegedly wrestled the cop to the ground. She was later charged with drunken driving, driving with a suspended license, resisting arrest, and found to have a blood alcohol content level of .14, according to court papers.
 
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