Woman threatened over lawn signs

Investigative Post: Black Lives Signs

An Amherst woman with a lawn sign that declares “Black Lives Matter” has been threatened by an anonymous letter writer who invoked the name of a right-wing news site.
 
Ivy Yapelli received the letter two weeks ago stating that she had been placed on a “database of homeowners who may be deemed dangerous.” According to the letter writer, the “Black Lives Matter ” and “Resist” signs on Yapelli’s lawn promote “hatred and violence.”
 
“It was clearly an attempt to intimidate me,” Yapelli said.
 

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