HARTFORD — Hearst Media outlet The Newstimes (Danbury) highlighted a case that will feature a court appearance tomorrow, Friday, July 21st.
“Protesters plan to have their voices heard Friday morning at Hartford Superior Court as a woman who was charged with a hate crime and other offenses in 2021 may have her record wiped clean.
In December 2021, [Keren] Prescott filed a lawsuit against [Yuliya] Gilshteyn for using “coded white supremacist” language such as “All lives matter” before spitting on her. A judge decided that Gilshteyn “maliciously and intentionally harassed and intimidated” Prescott by intentionally spitting in her face and awarded her $300,000 in March for emotional and economic damages caused by the incident.
Prescott and others supporting her case will be at Hartford Superior Court at 9 a.m. to protest against wiping Gilshteyn’s record.
“I don’t believe that I will get justice on Friday,” Prescott said. “But it’s still important for us to show up and to not only highlight my case. I’m using my back story and my case as a way to highlight other cases that haven’t made the news.”‘
Read Hearst’s article here.
Hearst’s article calls Keren Prescott “a social justice advocate”; when Yuliya Gilshteyn reached out to the Continental Tribune, she said no one ever contacted her side for comment.
Gilshteyn was said to have been frightened for her baby, when Prescott insisted on getting physically close to her, bullhorn blaring. Per the previous court order, the mom completed an accelerated rehabilitation program and 100 hours of community service.
Corrective edit: Yuliya says she doesn’t remember who was moving toward whom. “I was trying to speak to the two BLM ladies and this one decided to respond to me by shouting at me through her megaphone.
I felt that she was trying to intimidate me and bully me into silence and make me feel that I had no right to be there (at the Capitol building). I refused to be bullied and remained there. She then started cursing at me and yelled at me for not wearing a mask, and that’s when the spitting happened.”
To support Yuliya in person, the address is 101 Lafayette St, Hartford, CT. She is scheduled to appear at 10 am tomorrow morning, July 21st.