Fifteen of those charged with crimes ranging from disorderly conduct to assault in the Rye Playland riot last summer had their cases dropped yesterday (Tuesday). A Rye Town Court judge told the defendants, however, that they must stay out of trouble for two months.
Tempers flared when those wearing Hijabs, the traditional head-covering for Muslim women, were refused entry on August 30. The case inspired debate about whether the State Police over-reacted.
As the New York Times reports, all of the female defendants wore headscarves to Court.
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photo: Heidi Silverstein