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‘There is no one to fight for’ Black military family abused by racist neighbor

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01.10.2021

A military family in Virginia Beach, Virginia, is dealing with a profound level of racism and harassment, and authorities say there is nothing that can be done about it. Jannique Martinez, who is Black, says when she, her husband, and their three children moved into the home five years ago, it was a dream come true. "The minute we found this home, I loved it. It was everything I envisioned for my family and for raising my kids in a nice, quiet neighborhood."

Shortly after moving in, Martinez said the next-door neighbor would often play very loud music that rattled her home. There was also something bizarre about the nature of when and how the music would blare. "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. When the sensors are activated, loud music begins to play. He switches the music based on the family that is activating the music.” This includes other families in the cul-de-sac where Martinez lives.

Recently, after having to call the police a few times to get the man next door to turn down his music, Martinez says the neighbor escalated his harassment into the realm of baldfaced........

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