Black farmers charged by police after reporting racist neighbor
Courtney And Nicole MalleryBlack farmers resettled in Yoder Colorado in 2020, are now seeking justice after what started as a dispute between neighbors escalated into something far more serious.
After a series of disturbing events took place on their farm, including a Black Lives Matter sign being burned and several of their animals mysteriously killed, the Mallery claimed they had contacted the police for help .
However, when they called on the police to report their racist neighbors for harassment, they claimed they were the ones facing backlash. In fact, Nicole Mallery was handcuffed and arrested.
Despite the fact that the Mallerys are known in their community as stewards, they claim they have been targeted by their white neighbors in retaliation and have been wrongfully charged with criminal stalking.
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Black farmers find cattle gutted and dogs poisoned while an allegedly racist neighbor makes their life miserable
Their “Freedom Acres” ranch sits on hundreds of acres and was abandoned before the Mallerys took it over. Since then, many of the above incidents have occurred, prompting the couple to confront their neighbors.
The Mallerys even called the police, who arrested them instead of their neighbors.
And yet, morning after morning, Courtney woke up to find cattle gutted, her dog poisoned with antifreeze, and random unmarked cars blocking her entrance, among other troubling situations.
Nicole says her neighbors even went so far as to create racist and private Facebook groups.
“Lynch us, cause a lynch mob, hang us in public, imprison us and burn us,” Nicole told local media. “We don’t want to become a hashtag.”
The neighbor in question, Teresa Clark, is described as a woman in her forties who lives with her elderly mother. Clark’s property shares an easeway – a narrow street that leads to both houses – with the Mallerys and has been a source of much trouble between them.
Racist neighbor filed her own affidavit against the couple, claiming she was ‘fearful for their safety’
Clark filed her own affidavit against the Mallerys, claiming she was “fearful for their safety”.
“Ms. Clark fears for her safety due to the unusual and troubling behavior of residents north of her property, the Mallery’s,” Clark claims.
She eventually provided photos and video to authorities to back up her claims, accusing the Mallerys of “hands up, don’t shoot!” to her and told Clark what to pack for heaven, the affidavit states.
Clark also told police that in October 2022, the Mallerys visited her home six times in one day and installed multiple surveillance cameras across from Clark’s home.
Nicole says she believes Clark is trying to steal their land “because they don’t think we deserve it”.
It’s been a mess ever since, with both parties filing more than 20 restraining orders against each other over the years.
But things really escalated last year when authorities began investigating the Mallerys over stalking allegations.
Bodycam footage shows process server running for his life as Nicole Mallery fires a warning shot
Bodycam footage captured by a process server hired to process Mallery’s legal papers shows him running from Nicole in horror, screaming “I’m going!” several times on the run.
The process server says Nicole fired a warning shot while running.
When MPs arrived to get their side of the story, Nicole said the man never produced ID and she was taking a shower when she noticed a white man looking through her windows, she told authorities.
She went on to tell police officers that she wanted to press charges for trespassing and that she believed the bailiff was attempting to rape her.
The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office said it wasn’t a crime to brandish a gun unless it was done “threateningly,” as Nicole did when the bailiff arrived at her property.
Weeks after the shooting, authorities began investigating the Mallerys and served a search warrant on their home.
“Following a risk assessment, it was determined that the property should be secured by a SWAT team,” Lt. Christopher Gonzalez of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.
Nicole arrested by SWAT team, pleaded guilty to filing false police report
Nicole was eventually apprehended by members of the SWAT team, prompting her to lash out at officers as they attempted to apprehend her. The scene got so bad that authorities had to have Nicole medically examined.
NAACP Rocky Mountain Chapter President Portia Prescott asked TSR Investigates who wouldn’t be scared when a SWAT team burst through the front door without warning?
“Imagine you have 640 acres, you’re in the state of Colorado, a state that’s only four percent black, and then these armed officers show up to serve a warrant based on, what a white woman said? ”
According to the Denver PostNicole nevertheless pleaded guilty to making a false police report and received two years probation.
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Meanwhile, Colorado local authorities have continued to paint the Mallerys in a bad light, telling reporters that officials have responded to more than 170 calls to their Yoder residence.
The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office has released a comprehensive collection of reports related to the dispute Here.
The Mallery’s allegation is a distraction from the fact that officers took Clark’s report seriously and not her reports of racism and harassment.
Fast forward to February 2023, and police have since launched another investigation into the surveillance video cameras on their property, with police supporting Clark’s side of the story, claiming the Mallerys set up the cameras to monitor their neighbor directly.
Outside of Yoder, the Mallerys have found sympathetic supporters on social media who have since helped fundraise and protest.
The couple also asked lawmakers to pass the “Karen Bill,” which would make it a hate crime to call a 911 report in a false and racist manner.
The NAACP says they are pushing for federal lawsuits against Clark in this case as the stalking claims are settled in court. A GoFundMe Page raised over $216,000 from a target of $250,000 on Thursday.
The Shade Room covered black farmers and landowners last week, be sure to check it out Here for a detailed report.
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