By: M. Swift
In Staten Island, chiropractor Danielle Serini is arrested for sending racist letters to a Black NYPD officer and a White crossing guard. In the letters, the Staten Island chiropractor also threatens the traffic guard’s Black child.
According to the New York Daily News, Serini sent the violent, racist letters to officer Ebony Glover and Jennifer Becker, a crossing guard at the school across from her office. Glover servers as a monitor to crossing guards at the school. In past incidents, Serini has shouted vile comments at Becker. Doing this in such close proximity of a school during school hours makes for a hostile environment for children. One such letter to Glover and Becker includes:
“My next opportunity will be getting rid of you and that ugly ass n***** child of the crossing guard. Keep thinking he’s safe in school, but when the opportunity hits, it will be with a bang. N******s don’t belong in my neighborhood.”
Records also show that the 38-year old chiropractor sent a bag of lollipops to the homes of Glover and Becker on March 7th. She also threw lollipops at Becker. It isn’t stated whether the lollipops had been tampered with or altered. Danielle Serini claims that Glover and other officer targeted her and clients with parking tickets. While there are definitely other underlying issues, this seems to be the spark for the ongoing dispute. Glover and Becker were targeted for some time resulting in the two getting a protection order against Serini in the summer of 2016.
Held on $3,500 bail, Serini’s charges include stalking, violation of a protection order, and harassment. Serini’s legal defense aims to fight the charges, but given the evidence, it’s uphill.
M. Swift primarily writes on moments and important figures in Black history for Your Black World. He also writes heavily on wrestling, comics, gaming, and Black sci-fi and fantasy.