"As you may already know, on Thursday, April 24, I was brutally assaulted by three individuals. I made a quick run to my area supermarket to buy a birthday cake and card for my brother and was on my way back home. Around the corner was a hate-filled group of individuals waiting for me. They were spewing out racial slurs and making vile gestures. They cornered me in a back lot and forced their way into my car through a faulty lock on my door. Screaming violent sexual threats and racial slurs, they drug me from my car, threatening to kill me, as they kicked and punched me repeatedly. At one point, I looked up and saw the male driver go to his car and pull out a long white pole-looking object. I began to fight the woman off who was beating me with everything I had before the man could get any closer. Eventually they all fled. Bloody and gasping for air, I climbed back into my car and somehow made it home. My mother thought I had been in an automobile accident. I could barely breathe enough to tell her what happened. The police were called immediately, dispatched an officer to my home, and we turned the page on what has now become another nightmare.
"The APD proposed that I submit to a polygraph, which is highly unheard of that a victim of a violent assault be requested to do so. Even with the audacity of the request, I intended to comply, but a lawyer intervened and suggested further counsel. The evils of prejudice, racial biases and hate manifested themselves repeatedly, and in some very unexpected paces. But our voices calling for justice can be louder and stronger. When I shared with many of you that the attackers corroborated a story saying I chased them, you forwarded letter after letter, from PA all the way to GA confirming my character, truthfulness, and integrity. These notarized letters have aided in further proving that the attackers accusations can be nothing more than a corroborated lie to defend their barbaric actions and stand in strong contrast to the APD's questioning my credibility. [Please continue to furnish these letters, as the difference is made when more people speak up]."