With the NAACP's assistance, a farming couple in Colorado is being released from jail after they claimed continuous racial harassment online and in person.
In eastern El Paso County, Courtney and Nicole Mallery claim, among other things, that they've been harassed, and their property vandalized on their ranch of nearly 1,000 acres.
"We are stalked, we are harassed, we are chased, we are followed, there's been spray paint where they put 'n*****' on items on our home," Nicole Mallery said.
After their story was published by an online news outlet a few weeks ago, they made headlines and gained national attention.
While the El Paso County Sheriff's Office refused to speak on camera, they confirmed that they have responded to over 170 calls for service that involve the individuals in the article. They plan to release legal documents and body camera videos upon request to the media.
CBS News Colorado has requested the documents, but they are still waiting to hear back.
However, Courtney Mallery was recently arrested on charges of felony stalking, and after spending the night in jail, his bond was set at $6,000.
The trauma and racist harassment that the Mallerys have endured, and then being arrested for complaining, sounds as if the year is 1923, not 2023. For decades, Black success has been a trigger for white supremacists in America to commit racial terrorism. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is showing its true colors for not protecting these Black ranchers from unnecessary racial violence and needs to be held accountable.
Source: CBS News