Cook County Man Found Not Guilty of Battery Against "Racist Michaels Tirade Woman"

Cook County resident Ramiz Bajwa is no longer facing any criminal charges after a court dropped the single count of misdemeanor battery against him due to his accuser not showing up in court the first time, and a judge later giving a not guilty ruling. He was accused and arrested back in late December for allegedly verbally abusing and pushing a woman outside of an apartment complex he was visiting. The accuser just so happened to be the “racist tirade in Michael’s woman” of internet infamy.

In a video filmed and posted about a month prior to Bajwa’s arrests, the woman was seen calling two African-American employees at Michaels “animals” and shouting that she was being discriminated against for supporting Trump. There was no evidence that either employees would have had this knowledge before the altercation. Within the video, she also began harassing random passersby and another woman who was filming the incident. A few months prior to the Michaels incident, a barista at a local coffee shop claimed the same woman berated him with no provocation.

After the case was dismissed against Bajwa due to his accuser not showing up to court, prosecutors eventually made the move to reinstate the charges. Bajwa waived his rights to a trial before a jury. Judge Clarence Burch deliberated over the subsequent trial hearings on May 1st and ruled he was not guilty.

For more information about this case update, you can click here to visit DNAInfo and a full article it published. If you believe you need a criminal defense attorney’s representation for charges you are facing in Cook County, you can schedule a free initial consultation with Pfeifer & Pfeifer, Attorneys at Law.


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