Black Tenant Slams Neighbor’s Noise Complaint As Racist ‘White Tears’
This is not your typical noisy neighbor dispute.
In New York City’s Inwood neighborhood, a couple wrote their upstairs neighbor in their apartment building complaining about how he would “scream and stomp until almost 2 a.m.”
The noisy neighbor, Richard Brookshire, issued a blistering response accusing his neighbors of racial aggression and calling their note a “direct threat”.
“As a Black man, I take these overt actions as a direct threat to my physical and psychological well-being and as an act of violence upon me (see attached list of the 821 black men, women, and children killed by police or in police custody to date in 2016),” he wrote. “This threat cannot be taken lightly.”
Brookshire said that because he is black, he will make noise as he sees fit: