Woman accused of yelling slurs, smashing neighbor’s windows is latest in string of hate-based crimes near Boston, DA says
A Winthrop woman is set to be arraigned Monday on charges in relation with a weekend incident in which she’s accused of destroying her neighbor’s property — smashing their windows — and yelling racist slurs.
Angela Foley, 53, of Winthrop, is charged with violating a person’s civil rights, malicious destruction of property over $1,200 and malicious destruction of property under $1,200, according to a Suffolk County District Attorney’s office press release.
The DA’s office said the incident occurred on Saturday. Officials accuse Foley of vandalizing her neighbor’s vehicle and smashing their house windows.
“The latest example of hate-based behavior that must be recognized and rejected for the social malignancy it represents,” Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden said.
Saturday’s alleged discriminatory incident follows a Friday incident where a Boston man has been accused of yelling homophobic slurs at two men before assaulting one on an MBTA platform.
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Earlier that same week, on Sunday, Sept. 11, a group of masked individuals representing an emerging neo-Nazi group hung banners bearing anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and racist messages above roads in Saugus and Danvers.