The white Yale graduate student who made national news for calling police over the presence of black people who turned out to be fellow students says her life has been ruined.
Sarah Braasch, 43, finally addressed the controversy, the Minneapolis City Pages reports.
On Twitter, Braasch reportedly sought sympathy. The Twitter account has since been locked, but identifies her as a "philosophy PhD Candidate at Yale, a rocket scientist, a NYS attorney, & a human/civil rights activist."
Many Twitter users captured screenshots of her reported defense and added their own thoughts, which the City Pages describing as "swift, near-universal condemnation."
Here is a selection of the backlash:
“Done nothing wrong,” pal you called the police on a black woman taking a nap while saying “I have every right to c… https://t.co/meagtva5Yw— Zoé (@Zoé) 1532036166.0
Sarah Braasch is leaning hard into her white womanhood: first acting as the aggressor, and then retreating into som… https://t.co/EXMv1DLtA8— Zoé (@Zoé) 1532036290.0
Calling the police is self-deputizing to teach someone a lesson. There is only ever degrees of malicious intent. Yo… https://t.co/7FCMPpn84l— Zoé (@Zoé) 1532036556.0
@sarahbraasch1 So you're hiding behind mental illness to deflect the fact that you literally threatened a black wom… https://t.co/EE6OXhmkd8— 🌵🏵️Miguelito🏵️🌵 (@🌵🏵️Miguelito🏵️🌵) 1532036952.0
@sarahbraasch1 You tried to get someone in trouble w/police b/c you couldn't mind your own business. I don't think… https://t.co/bloIWDhcjP— LaT ⚖💖💜💙 (@LaT ⚖💖💜💙) 1532037102.0
@sarahbraasch1 your pain is not greater than the Black life you could have ended by calling the police. You should… https://t.co/qktfidWYuE— SCZ (@SCZ) 1532085634.0
@ztsamudzi @sarahbraasch1, you could've chosen not to bring down the crushing power of the state onto a black woman… https://t.co/ltRSp0EFHP— Russian State Doomer (@Russian State Doomer) 1532048799.0
And so continues the tradition of white women committing violence against black people then crying and playing the… https://t.co/y8td4DtpQ8— Curry with the shot... (@Curry with the shot...) 1532087433.0