Monkey sounds, slurs and strobe lights target a Black family — but police say they’re powerless to stop it

Monkey sounds, slurs and strobe lights target a Black family — but police say they’re powerless to stop it

By: Marquise Francis

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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.

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