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Fri Oct 1, 2021, 01:16 AM

Black family says police told them they can't act on neighbor blasting racial slurs

A Black family from Virginia who say their neighbor has been playing recordings of racial slurs and monkey noises since their arrival received no recourse after police deemed their neighbors’ actions “not criminally actionable”, reports CNN.

“We noticed a little erratic behavior like these blinking lights that are on a sensor. When my family or any other family leaves or returns to their homes, they all start to blink,” Martinez said, in addition to loud music that the neighbor had customized for each family.

Soon after the Martinez family called the local police to complain about the blinking lights and music, Martinez said her neighbor’s erratic behavior escalated. The same neighbor began playing monkey noises whenever Martinez’s family would arrive or leave their house. The neighbor also began playing skits containing racist slurs.

“Since that day he’s been playing [N-word] skits that he found online,” Martinez said, skits that say: “Black people have nothing better to do but go to a comedy club on a Friday night,” and, “Hey everyone, look it’s [N-word] guy. Everyone say, ‘Hi [N-word] guy.’”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/sep/30/virginia-beach-family-neighbor-racial-slurs-police

This neighbor probably has relatives and possibly even an employer. It is time to name and shame such assholes.

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Reply Black family says police told them they can't act on neighbor blasting racial slurs (Original post)
cinematicdiversions Oct 1 OP
sakabatou Oct 1 #1
Progressive Jones Oct 1 #3
secondwind Oct 1 #2
Demovictory9 Oct 1 #4
mopinko Oct 1 #13
Demovictory9 Oct 1 #5
ZonkerHarris Oct 1 #6
Celerity Oct 1 #7
rockfordfile Oct 1 #8
Raine Oct 1 #9
uponit7771 Oct 1 #16
Haggard Celine Oct 1 #10
DFW Oct 1 #11
Crunchy Frog Oct 1 #12
area51 Oct 1 #18
panader0 Oct 1 #14
Treefrog Oct 1 #20
uponit7771 Oct 1 #15
ratchiweenie Oct 1 #17
MissMillie Oct 1 #19
Gore1FL Oct 1 #21
fescuerescue Oct 1 #22
Gore1FL Oct 1 #23

Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 01:17 AM

1. They can't even file for harassment?

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 01:22 AM

3. They can sue the neighbor. nt

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 01:21 AM

2. I can't fathom a person who would spend every waking moment

doing crap like this. It’s unbelievable!!

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Response to secondwind (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 01:29 AM

4. there are "bad neighbor" videos on youtube. Neighbors who spend the day attempting to make others

miserable. spending the day in their yard or garage, making noises, acting foolish.

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Response to secondwind (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 08:14 AM

13. i had one for a while. they mostly seem to have very loud voices.

lady was mentally ill, and i was a target.
she loved to stand right outside my window and blab at the neighbors about me.
got into a physical struggle and she bit me. almost took a chunk out of my wrist.

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 01:29 AM

5. twitter would be all over it

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 01:36 AM

6. Gee, I hope all those lights and music doesn't cause any wiring problems in that guys house.

That would be a shame.

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Response to ZonkerHarris (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 01:40 AM

7. indeed, a real shame

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 01:47 AM

8. What's the name of the neighbors?

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 03:58 AM

9. Seems like that could fall under the category of disturbing the peace

if nothing else.

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Response to Raine (Reply #9)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 08:30 AM

16. +1

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 04:13 AM

10. It must be awful having trolls in your neighborhood.

Thank God my neighbors are mostly quiet. It seems like these people would be breaking a noise ordinance. the article says that they play certain songs when other families come home, too. The neighborhood should take those bastards to court.

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 04:15 AM

11. Could they put out a sign on their lawn?

"Beware Of The Assholes Next Door"

And then shoot them while "standing their ground" when said assholes come to remove the sign?

Maybe I'm overreacting. Then again, maybe not............

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 04:37 AM

12. Dox his ass! nt

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Reply #12)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 09:48 AM

18. +1 n/t

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 08:27 AM

14. I'd be blasting some "I Feel Good" or "Get Up Stand Up",

followed by "Dyno-mite!" right back at this sorry ass honkie.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #14)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 10:24 AM

20. "Honkie?"

Is that still a thing?

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 08:30 AM

15. So the "blasting" isn't a noise nuisance that area? I bet if the black family was having a party and

... playing EW&F they cops would've told em to turn it down.

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 09:27 AM

17. Buy a really, really bright light. Mount it so it shines directly into their house at night.

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 09:51 AM

19. Time for a tall fence

yeah, I get that it's probably an expense that the Martinez family was not expecting. But it doesn't have to be an expensive fence. It only has to block light and movement from his neighbor's motion detectors.

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 12:20 PM

21. Make batches of simple-syrup and freeze it in ice-cube trays.

Then, launch these frozen sugary insect magnets onto their roof, their porch, etc.

It wouldn't end the racism, but it would would be sweet revenge.

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Response to Gore1FL (Reply #21)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 12:42 PM

22. Hmmm. Interesting revenge technique.

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Response to fescuerescue (Reply #22)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 01:30 PM

23. I have to admit I discovered it on Reddit.

But I thought the idea to have some merit!

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