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Confederacy-Lovers In Harass And Call Black Army Vet The N-Word

Still think we live in post-racial America??

Via My Fox Memphis:

In 2005, a family bought what they thought was their “forever home” on four acres in Millington. But after harassment started, three months felt like an eternity. And now 10 years later, it still hasn’t stopped.

Staff Sergeant Briscoe is a 17 year veteran of the Army, and it’s there that she learned to adapt and overcome. Her ongoing battle against racism is now being fought in her very own front yard.

Broken glass, bags of trash and even bottles filled with urine have been picked up. Briscoe wants it all to end. It’s been a decade of harassment, simply because of the color of her skin.

“We get flipped off; we get called racial names, but Saturday when my son was out there and with the race relations being so high, I just know I needed some evidence in case something happened,” Briscoe said.

That day, a pick-up truck with confederate flags flowing from the back drove by her home.

“As they were slowing down driving by us they shouted out ‘M-F N-word.’”

Briscoe took pictures, and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office identified two of the suspects in a police report.

FOX13 contacted the Sheriff’s Office to see what’s been done. They responded with this email saying in part, “We are investigating the individual’s involved. We do not condone this type of behavior or the disrespect of any individuals.”

The new crew showed Briscoe a copy of the email but he wasn’t very impressed…

“That sounds good, but what other actions are they gonna take? You know something needs to be done now.”

FOX13 asked Memphis attorney Jennifer Fitzgerald about Briscoe’s legal rights. In regards to the alleged racial comment made towards Briscoe’s son, it could be considered freedom of speech.

But if that speech meets the criteria for harassment, then it is not protected speech. Harassment is defined as communication with another person with the malicious intent to frighten, intimidate or cause emotional distress.

Fitzgerald told FOX13 if Briscoe can prove it is the same person making these threatening remarks or gestures, she may have the grounds to get an order of protection.

Fitzgerald suggests Briscoe gather more evidence by getting a camera and documenting each situation. More than one documented crime could be considered stalking, which a more serious offense.

FOX13 News, WHBQ FOX 13

When will Black people get the justice they deserve in AmeriKKKa???



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