Racist student who poisoned Black roommate with feces won’t serve jail time

Via: West Hartford, Connecticut, PD

A racist student who tormented her Black roommate by poisoning her with feces will not serve a day in jail for the crime.

The incident took place at the University of Hartford. Brianna Brochu terrorized her Black roommate by smearing feces and blood from a used tampon on her backpack. Brochu admitted to the crime on social media.

Brochu bullied her Black roommate, Chennel Rowe, during their time as roommates. Rowe asked for a room change, but the college would not grant her request. Brochu was eventually expelled from the school.

But Brochu only received a slap on the wrist for her crime from authorities. Judge Omar Williams of Superior Court in Hartford only sentenced Brochu to probation, allowing her to avoid jail time.

She only has to serve 200 hours of community service and can have her charges dismissed after two years.

The incident serves as another case of a privileged person being allowed to escape punishment after committing a horrific crime.

The NAACP asked for hate crime charges, but the prosecutor in Hartford decided against that idea.

 

A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

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