Updated: As it turns out, a Staten Island, N.Y., chiropractor was falsely accused of sending racist letters to a school crossing guard, having been apparently framed by her alleged victim.
“My client was accused of some horrible, horrible acts,” Danielle Serini’s attorney Mark Fonte confirmed back in November. “She has now been vindicated.”
Serini, who was facing charges of aggravated harassment, stalking and violating an order of protection, had the charges dropped after the crossing guard in question, Jennifer Becker, was arrested on charges she herself sent the racist notes to multiple people, using Serini’s name, the New York Daily News reports.
Both Serini and Becker are white; however, Becker has a black child.
Serini’s lawyer noted that the chiropractor had been arrested three times, and had to close down her office and move out of state due to the issue.
“It was a terrible hardship for her,” Fonte said.
Becker is now accused of sending the hateful letters to herself, her supervisor, New York City Police Officer Ebony Glover, the 120th Police Precinct, school administrators and other people.
Some of the letters were enclosed with photos of apes, mutilated black children and the Ku Klux Klan, court documents note.
The letters were all signed in Serini’s handwriting, which prosecutors say was a result of a signature Becker had copied and pasted from a mortgage document she secured.
Becker is currently facing charges of making sworn false statements, falsely reporting an incident, endangering the welfare of a child, tampering with evidence and stalking.
In November, a judge ordered Becker to be released from jail, under the condition that she stays away from Serini and undergoes mandatory “mental health screening.”
“The Staten Island in me wants her prosecuted to the fullest extent,” Fonte said. “Of course, the Christian in me understands that Ms. Becker has some severe mental issues that need to be addressed. I hope she gets the help she needs.”
A Staten Island, N.Y., chiropractor is facing charges of aggravated harassment, stalking and violating an order of protection after going on a racist, threatening rant against a black New York City police officer and the black child of a white crossing guard.
According to the New York Daily News, Danielle Serini had the gall to send letters, which were filled with racist statements and threats, to the city’s 120th Precinct on Monday, addressed to Police Officer Ebony Glover and school crossing guard Jennifer Becker’s child.
“My next opportunity will be getting rid of you and that ugly ass nigger child of the crossing guard,” Serini wrote to Glover, court documents say. “Keep thinking he’s safe in school, but when the opportunity hits, it will with a bang. Niggers don’t belong in my neighborhood.”
The harassment didn’t start there. Court records show that Serini sent a bag of Dum Dum lollipops to both Glover’s and Becker’s homes on March 7. In her letter, she referenced the package.
“Enjoy the pops dum dum,” she wrote. “Don’t think for a moment I forgot about the so-called crossing guard that is never doing her job. In due time!”
Serini runs a chiropractic office across from Public School 29 in the city’s Staten Island borough, where Becker works. Apparently she has been having some sort of ongoing dispute with Becker and Glover, who is responsible for monitoring cross guards at the school.
Since April 2016, Serini has reportedly yelled at crossing guards and cops near the school, accusing them of ticketing her clients. Court records say that she has spit at Becker and called her a “fucking cunt,” flipping her the bird as she passed.
Becker got an order of protection against the chiropractor in June 2016, but last month, Serini started throwing Dum Dum lollipops at the crossing guard.
Serini was ordered held on $3,500 bail after the arraignment.
Serini’s lawyer, Yan Katsnelson, told SI Live that his client will fight the charges and clear her name.
“These allegations are baseless and ridiculous,” Katsnelson said, adding that the 2016 charges were baseless. “This is a complete waste of taxpayer money.”