Privileged protester Clara Kraebber took a plea deal Thursday for the alleged possession of a graffiti instrument after she was arrested during a lawless Black Lives Matter demonstration in Manhattan that left countless storefront windows smashed and thousands in damages.
Kraebber, 20, was initially charged with felony riot and one misdemeanor count of possession of a graffiti instrument but the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office didn’t pursue the top count.
“The People have conducted an extensive investigation utilizing hours of video footage, electronic evidence and other physical evidence and have determined that we cannot prove the defendant is guilty of felony charges beyond a reasonable doubt,” said Assistant DA Will Darling without elaborating on the graffiti charge.
The wealthy daughter of a psychiatrist and architect appeared virtually for the proceeding sporting shortly cut and freshly dyed black hair. The utilitarian new do was a sharp departure from her prior look of flame-colored shoulder-length locks.
She accepted an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal. If she stays out of trouble for six months, the case against her will be dismissed and sealed.
“Ms. Kraebber was involved in no felony charges whatsoever,” her lawyer, Earl Ward, told Judge Nicholas Moyne.
Kraebber was busted alongside seven other demonstrators during the Sept. 4 Black Lives Matter rally, and they were all issued desk appearance tickets ordering them to appear in court Thursday.
Her pals were arraigned on misdemeanor graffiti tool and unlawful assembly charges.Prosecutors did not pursue felony riot charges initially brought by police.
The rampage began after more than 150 Black Lives Matter protesters marched through Lower Manhattan, starting at Foley Square where they lit trash cans on fire as they snaked their way north to 24th Street, shattering the windows of at least two Starbucks, five banks and a Duane Reade.
At one point the group chanted, “Every city, every town, burn the precinct to the ground.”
The protest-turned-riot, which caused $100,000 in damage, was organized by the New African Black Panther Party and the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement.
Kraebber, an undergraduate at Rice University in Houston, grew up on the Upper East Side.
After her arrest, authorities found dozens of pages of hand-scrawled notes outlining her plot to take over luxury apartments abandoned by “white flight,” use them to house the indigent and defend them by tossing bricks off rooftops.
The young revolutionary discussed developing a Black Lives Matter network for wealth re-distribution.
In an ironic twist, Kraebber’s parents own a $1.8 million co-op with river views on the Upper East Side.
After her arrest, a Post reporter found her at her family’s second home in Connecticut. The sprawling 1730 farmhouse boasts 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms and 7 acres of land.
*story by New York Post