LA activists call for arrest of 'Soho Karen' Miya Ponsetto in march

Monday, 04 Jan, 2021

The New York Police Office has been probing a harassment grievance stemming from the December 26 incident within the Arlo Resort in Manhattan's SoHo community.

Video taken by Harrold and posted to social media shows the woman, who appears to be white, repeatedly lunging at his son while trying to take his iPhone. In the video, we see an unidentified White woman accusing Keyon Harrold Jr. of having her phone although they've never met.

The Times reports that police have received a report on the incident and that they are investigating.

In the video, the woman tells the teen to hand over the phone, but Harrold's son replies, "This is my phone". The woman even tackled the child and tried to prevent him from leaving the hotel. When asked about her portrayal in the footage that has since gone viral, she stressed, "That's not who I am". The father tells his son in the video to refuse, because it's the teen's property.

What would make matters worse is that both of those moms and dads journey a whole lot for the reason that of their occupied tunes occupations - which usually means their son is anxious about becoming qualified again in other hotels.

"The toughest answer that a parent has to give their child - unfortunately it might be because you're Black".

"There's nothing to say to her, but look at the video, you have seen it". Standing behind a male hotel manager, the woman continues to demand the boy to relinquish the device. On May 28, 2020, the West Los Angeles California Highway Patrol arrested Miya for driving with a suspended license and failure to obey traffic lane near Calabasas, California and she was charged with two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, one count of driving on a suspended license and one count of unlawful use of a driver's license.

Sharpton facilitated a meeting between the family and Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance following the press conference.

That says a lot about the society we are in. "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 confrontation prompted comparisons to recent incidents involving false accusations against Black people. The term has been around for several years, with the origin largely unknown.

Jazz musician Keyon Harrold's 14-year-old son was racially profiled and accused of stealing an iPhone on Sunday at the Arlo hotel in New York City.

Harrold Jr. said that if he were to speak with the woman again he would first, "expect an apology".

"He's the sweetest, most genuine kid you could ask for", Harrold said in an interview Monday evening.

Rodriguez echoed the same rhetorical question, "I want to know why".