Advocates from across the Hudson Valley plan to stand up against racism in a call for a resolution in an ongoing plight for a local interracial family.
Crowds are expected to gather Sunday, June 13 at 1 p.m, at 371 Bruyn Tpke, Wallkill to show support for Raldon Scott and Tina Foy, who say they have been terrorized by their neighbor for the previous year.
Shortly after moving into their home Tina and Raldon reported experiencing minor annoyances from their neighbor. The initial problems included calling the police about a fence the couple was building, on their own property, around their garden and throwing a glass dish in their driveway. Over the previous few months, the incidents have not only continued, but escalated in frequency and level of harassment, causing this family to call the police in fear of their safety at least once a month and usually more often.
On Mother’s Day the couple said a neighbor hurled a dead rat at Tina and her child. There are multiple video and audio recordings of these events as well as several dozen police reports.
The event planned is to be a peaceful show of support for Raldon and Tina. Residents can show support by contacting District Attorney Dave Clegg 845.340.3280 and ask him to investigate allegations of racism in the Town of Shawangunk Police department.