Another NY Lawyer Caught in Racist Tirade

Anna Lushchinskaya, 40, is charged on five counts
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 15, 2018 2:55 PM CST

(Newser) – What's up with New York lawyers? Months after one was caught on video spewing anti-immigrant rhetoric in a restaurant, another flung racist insults on the subway and apparently assaulted a woman of Asian descent. Anna Lushchinskaya, 40, shouted profanities at a 24-year-old Tuesday after bumping into her on the northbound D train—then is seen assaulting her with keys and an umbrella, CNN reports. Lushchinskaya unleashed an obscenity meant to denigrate Asians, per the South China Morning Post, then fired off an anti-Middle Eastern insult at a man who intervened. "What?" he responds. "...I'm Dominican!"

A good Samaritan who intervened got scratched up, while the female victim walked away with facial lacerations: "I'm lucky that she didn't have anything like weapons on her—like knife, gun—because it could have got a lot worse," she tells WABC-TV. "I'm lucky that people were on the train who were helping me, especially the first Asian guy who stood in front of me right away because he wasn't recording." As for Lushchinskaya, she was arrested and charged with five misdemeanors, including attempted assault and menacing with a weapon other than a gun, Law.com reports. See videos of the incident here and here, but be warned, it's ugly. (See how New Yorkers dealt with the first ranting lawyer.)

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