A black woman on Long Island claimed on Instagram that her white neighbor has subjected her to years of threats and race-based harassment that included throwing feces onto her property — but cops say there is no evidence of “bias” or “criminality.”
Jennifer McLeggan, a 39-year-old single mother in Valley Stream, detailed the alleged abuse she has endured since 2017, when she moved into her home, where she now lives “in fear,” according to a handwritten sign on her front door that she posted on Instagram.
“My neighbors have been racially harassing me since I purchased my home,” the sign reads. “They have said that I can be ‘erased.’”
McLeggan claims the unidentified white man next door has also told her to “go back to where I came from” and had friends spit into her yard, according to the sign. McLeggan once caught her neighbor throwing dog feces into her front yard and caught him on video, leading her to win an unspecified judgment in court, she said. The registered nurse and mother of a 2‑year-old daughter told WABC she posted the sign in case she’s eventually harmed. “In case something happens to me here, then somebody would know I’m in the house with a baby,” McLeggan told the station. “If I die in here, at least cops would see the sign.”
Cops met with McLeggan at her home Monday and held a press conference Tuesday in response to the allegations that gained traction on social media, WABC reports. “At this time, we do not have any evidence of any bias,” Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder told reporters. Ryder cited nearly 50 calls to cops between McLeggan and her neighbor since she moved into the home in 2017, saying the complaints came “almost equally” from both parties, Newsday reports.
McLeggan’s neighbor admitted having a pellet rifle and a pellet handgun, but claimed he only used them for target practice in his back yard, Ryder said. McLeggan’s neighbor admitted having a pellet rifle and a pellet handgun, but claimed he only used them for target practice in his back yard, Ryder said. “There is no criminality at this time from either side,” the police commissioner told reporters. Ryder said he called the press conference to dial back tension between the pair. “This thing is getting way out of control from what it is,” Ryder said. “Not that our victim is not important, not that our victim is not getting her attention, but at the same time we have to make sure we have the evidence and everything that is going to help us move forward and move forward in the correct way.” Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, who joined Ryder during Tuesday’s presser, said she urged residents to “take a deep breath” and let cops investigate the allegations.
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, who joined Ryder during Tuesday’s presser, said she urged residents to “take a deep breath” and let cops investigate the allegations. “I want to make it very clear that hate crimes and bigotry have absolutely no place here in Nassau County,” Curran said.
A message seeking comment from Nassau County police was not immediately returned Thursday.
A rally in support of McLeggan is planned for Thursday in Valley Stream. She’s expected to speak after the event, according to her Instagram feed.
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Editors note, on the police response.
The statements by the Valley stream police and the county executive are bogus.
The County Executive Laura Curran, comments urging residents to “take a deep breath” and let cops investigate the allegations. “I want to make it very clear that hate crimes and bigotry have absolutely no place here in Nassau County,” Is a bunch of unadulterated garbage.
If a white person/family reported that a black neighbor threw dead animals, feces of any kind, made threats and other acts of intimidation, including with the use of a gun( as far as the victim is concerned, the gun is real that is the law) the black person would have been in jail a long time ago.
The police stated that no crimes have been committed, that is a load of shit which stinks only in comparison to them and their racist incompetence and tacit complicity in this matter.
It is always interesting to hear these incompetent leeches who live off taxpaying citizens claim that they cannot take action, despite video evidence, and evidence which has won the claimant redress in a court of law.
Long Island New York has always been one of those racist enclaves, regardless of what the residents there say.
In the lower regions of New York State, Little pockets of racism exist in pockets, like in Staten Island where a certain group seems to believe that they have a right to decide who lives where they live. (They are usually Italians and Irish) and are from families of cops firefighters and gangsters. There are many other such pockets of this kind of regressive ignorance, including parts of Yonkers and other areas.
So it is little wonder that the [cops] haven’t arrested the filth next door to Ms. McLeggan.