NYPD Fail to Arrest Grace Jabbari, Ignoring All Evidence
In news that surprises nobody, NYPD flat out refuses to arrest Grace Jabbari, despite the mountain of evidence that was presented by Majors’ legal team. Jonathan Majors’ case resonates on multiple levels. Beyond the Hollywood spectacle, it provides a stark reminder of the racial dynamics that have shaped the American justice system. Some observers have drawn parallels between this case and the infamous Emmett Till tragedy, demonstrating how race continues to play a substantial role in shaping narratives and outcomes within the justice system.
Emmett Till was a 14-year-old African American boy from Chicago who was brutally lynched in Mississippi in 1955 after being falsely accused by Carolyn Bryant, a white woman, of making sexual advances towards her. Bryant later recanted her testimony, but not before Till had been murdered and his killers acquitted, a seminal event in the civil rights movement.
The comparison, though sobering, offers a useful lens to examine the current case involving Majors. While the context and consequences are different, both situations revolve around the credibility of a Black man’s narrative against a woman’s claim in a society where racial bias is systemic.
- The Initial Incident: On March 25, Grace Jabbari and Jonathan Majors have an altercation on a Chinatown street corner while in a BlackLane cab. The cab driver is a witness to this incident.
- Separation: After the altercation, Majors retreats to an Upper East Side hotel and sends Jabbari a breakup text. At this point, he turns off his phone. Jabbari, allegedly upset, goes to club Loosie’s.
- Jabbari at the Club: Jabbari spends several hours at the club, during which she is seen drinking “excessively” and even charges an $800 bottle of Champagne to Majors’ credit card. The bartender remembers her as being in a good mood and showing no visible signs of injury.
- Post Club: Jabbari doesn’t leave the club until after 3 a.m., which is when Majors had sent her the breakup text. After leaving the club, she goes to Majors’ penthouse.