Q: What can I do about a harrassing neighbor?
My neighbor constantly screams obsenities at the top of his lungs in the early hours of the morning. He Screams terroristic things like "9-11 happened for a reason" and "I'll kill anyone that wants a piece of me". He also has approached us outside to tell us he hopes we die, and New Years eve he also said that he hopes we die in 2011.
I have called the police in the past with these details and they took him under arrest but the man was released the same day and was right back in his apartment that night. He is of Ukranian descent and has such a thick accent that I highly doubt he is an American citizen. He also says that Americans would never make it in a place like Ukraine which also tells me he's probably not a citizen. This guy not only needs to be out of the building but with the remarks he's made I believe he needs to be out of the country. My wife is petrified to be in the apartment alone and I just don't know what else to do.
A: Under Massachusetts law, if your neighbor is threatening you, you could file a restraining order at your nearest police station. Perhaps a similar option exists in new york.
A: I understand what you are getting at. You believe this guy is committing a deportable crime, hate speech. You may be right, but the practical issue is creating evidence against him. If you have good proof of this, you can file a police report, and then follow up with the prosecutor to carry an action against him. Good luck. Rodney Alberto, Esq. www.visabrothers.com, 732-200-0779
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