“Monkey Sounds” Target Black Family, Cops Won’t Stop It

YAHOO! NEWS – Jannique Martinez says that since July, her family has had to endure recordings of loud, screeching monkey noises and recordings of racial slurs directed toward their Virginia Beach, Va., home every time they leave or enter their residence.

Martinez — who is Black — claims her neighbor has set up motion sensors to detect the family’s movements and harass them.

But police, citing no physical confrontation or verbal threats, have said there is nothing they can do.

This week, following national news attention, Martinez said the loud noises coming from her neighbor’s home have finally stopped. But, she says, the neighbor continues to display dizzying strobe lights.

“I feel like it shouldn’t have to be violent to be against the law,” Martinez told Yahoo News. She also says that the neighbor still has eight cameras pointing at her home.

“As appalling and offensive as the neighbors’ behaviors are, the city attorney and Virginia magistrates have separately reported that the actions reported thus far did not rise to a level that Virginia law defines as criminal behavior. This means the VBPD has had no authority to intervene and warrants were not supported.” – Virginia Beach Police Department 

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

“This isn’t about me,” Martinez said. “Racism affects so many people in this country. … No family should have to live with this kind of harassment.”

Martinez says it began in 2017 when her neighbor began playing loud music, about a year after the Martinez family moved into a cul-de-sac in the Salem Lakes neighborhood.

This past July, Martinez called local police to file a noise complaint after hearing what she describes as deafening music coming from the neighbor’s home.

The situation then got much worse, with the neighbor allegedly beginning to play loud sounds of monkeys.

The family says they often heard the N-word coming from the neighbor’s home.

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

Earlier this week, footage of the neighbor’s home — complete with pulsating lights, loud banjo music and clips of “South Park” characters saying the N-word — went viral on social media … READ MORE. 

- Advertisement -


Unvaxxed Sailors Face “Serious Consequences”

The Navy said Thursday that those who don't get an approved exemption by the deadline "will receive no lower than a general discharge under honorable conditions" and that "this type of discharge could result in the loss of some veterans’ benefits."

COVID Cases Still Rising In 5 States

THE HILL – Cases of COVID-19 are declining across the country, with 90 percent of states seeing numbers either sustained or going down over...

Bill Clinton Hospitalized With Sepsis

Former President Bill Clinton was admitted to a Southern California hospital with an infection but is "on the mend," his spokesman said.

New Sex Charges Against ‘Predator’ Bill Cosby

"The Pennsylvania Supreme Court let a predator back on the streets." – Cosby accuser Lili Bernard

Animal Rights Law Lays An Egg

Egg-laying hens are required to have 1 and 1/2 square feet of floor space under a law that was to become effective this month. But it's become clear that few egg producers can meet the Massachusetts standard.

Which COVID Vaccine Boosters Work Best?

A study by the National Institutes of Health this week suggests people who got the J&J vaccine as their initial vaccination against the coronavirus may get their best protection from choosing an mRNA vaccine as the booster.

Unvaxxed United Employees Win Reprieve

A federal judge has extended a ban on United Airlines putting employees on unpaid leave for seeking a medical or religious exemption from the airline's requirement to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Walgreen’s Accidentally Injects Tots With Covid Vaccine

Two children were mistakenly given the Covid-19 vaccine instead of a flu shot a week ago at their local pharmacy -- and are now dealing with some adverse symptoms.

Biden Pushes Largest Permanent Food Stamp Increase Ever

FOUNDATION FOR ECONOMIC EDUCATION – The Biden administration has just introduced the largest increase in the history of the food stamp program (now SNAP, for...

Biden/Pelosi Covid Recovery Spending Plan Fails

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi could have been speaking for the majority of Democrats in Washington when she said on Tuesday that she was “very disappointed” that President Biden’s domestic agenda will have to be pared down because of opposition from Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona.
- Advertisement -