Jannique Martinez’s home sits in a tidy cul-de-sac in Virginia Beach, Va., where she lives with her husband and kids and hosts the occasional bake sale. There’s just one problem, and it’s a loud one: a man who lives next door blares monkey sounds, banjo music and racist slurs at Martinez and her family — a situation that went on for months.
The police said there was nothing they could do to stop the offensive noise. But since the community held a rally to support Martinez on her block, the cacophony has gotten much quieter.
“We currently have some peace, and our neighbors do not have to endure the racial slurs directed at them!” said Nancy Eleftheratos, another of Martinez’s neighbors on Jessamine Court, in a Facebook posting about the welcome change.