Lawyer says white woman attacked girl because she was black

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — A white woman is charged with assaulting an 11-year-old black girl in what the child’s lawyer calls a racially motivated attack. Attorney Justin Bamberg says the woman accused Skhylur Davis of stealing her mail on May 11. An Aiken Department of Public Safety report states that Elizabeth Shirey grabbed Skhylur by her arms and pulled them. Police say that once the woman saw the address on the mail and realized she had not stolen anything, she let Skhylur go and apologized. Shirey is charged with assault and battery. It isn’t clear if she has a lawyer who can speak on her behalf.