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Noose used in harassment incident in central Everett

EVERETT — A writer who is receiving harassment had a noose displayed at her earlier this month.
It was clear to Janelle Burke, who is black, that it was yet another threat.
She’s been receiving phone calls threatening her children and herself. The harassing caller is concealing their number, Burke said, which is reiterated in a police report. Burke said in mid-March she’s still getting calls.
Burke told police she believes she’s being harassed after posting an unfavorable report about a local organization on her website. The post is not online now and Burke could not provide a reporter an archived copy to review.
In the noose incident March 3, two men in a black car with no license plates parked near her midtown home in the View Ridge-Madison Neighborhood. When Burke came out to see what the car was doing, the car backed into her driveway and one of the two white men dangled the noose before they drove off.
Police Department spokesman Officer Aaron Snell said last week that “detectives are actively working the case,” but noted that without any additional information about the suspects “it’s going to be difficult — there’s not a lot of evidence to go on.”

  

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