Source: Daily Mail

A white NYC woman who plowed her BMW through 50 Manhattan BLM protestors last year has refused a plea deal and will now stand trial. 

Kathleen Casillo, 52, appeared in Manhattan Criminal Court on Wednesday after she was accused of driving into the pedestrians during the protest on December 11, 2020.

She was offered a deal that would have seen her complete six days of community service, and have her license suspended for a year, but turned it down, meaning a jury will now decide the matter. 

Casillo was issued no more than a desk appearance ticket for the incident and was released only hours after her arrest.

She was also charged with reckless assault in the third degree on February 22.   

BLM protestors also gathered outside of the courtroom as they awaited justice for Casillo’s actions.

She had been captured on video plowing through the demonstration last year which had left at least nine protestors wounded.

‘Last year on Dec. 11, Kathleen Casillo drove her car at top speed through a crowd of human beings. I was one of those human beings—I never saw her coming,’ Roque Rodriguez told AMNY.

‘She hit me flush from behind and set my body flying and flipping through the air and she kept driving.

‘It’s white supremacy that allowed Kathleen to believe she had the right to end the lives of anyone that got in her way, especially BLM protesters.’

‘It has been a very long year. Kathleen Castillo’s car left me with five bulging discs in my back and a traumatic brain injury,’ Tabitha Howell said.

‘It’s one thing to face physical recovery. It’s another to try to process what happened mentally and emotionally.’

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