A New York chiropractor has been charged after she sent threatening letters to a Black police officer and a crossing guard whose child is Black.
Danielle Serini of Staten Island was charged Monday, March 17, with aggravated harassment, stalking and violating an order of protection after sending letters to Officer Ebony Glover and school crossing guard Jennifer Becker.
“My next opportunity will be getting rid of you and that ugly ass n—– child of the crossing guard,” Serini wrote to Glover, according to court documents obtained by the New York Daily News. “Keep thinking he’s safe in school, but when the opportunity hits, it will with a bang. N—— don’t belong in my neighborhood.”
Serini, who works at a chiropractic office located across from where Becker works at Public School 29, has had a dispute with Becker and Glover, who monitors the crossing guards, since last April. Court papers show Serini has been shouting at crossing guards and police near PS 29 for supposedly ticketing her patients. Serini also called Becker a “f—— c—,” gave her the finger and spit at the guard as Serini passed by.
Becker filed a protection order against Serini in June, which was violated when Serini threw Dum Dum lollipops at her in February. Serini mailed the candy to Glover and Becker and referenced the packages in her letter.
“Enjoy the pops, dum dum,” she wrote according to the NYDN. “Don’t think for a moment I forgot about the so-called crossing guard that is never doing her job. In due time!”
After Serini’s arraignment, a judge ordered her to be held on $3,500 bail. Yan Katsnelson, Serini’s lawyer, told SILive.com he and his client will fight the charges and prove her innocent.
“These allegations are baseless and ridiculous,” Katsnelson said. “This is a complete waste of taxpayer money.”
Katsnelson added the 2016 charges against Serini — misdemeanor stalking and harassment for the June incident — also are groundless.