Doorbell camera captures racist neighbor making death threats against Black family

An Oregon family is speaking out after she and her daughter started receiving racist death threats from their neighbor, KOIN reported.

Nubrittany Smith, who is black, says she and her mom started receiving death threats from 19-year-old Dominic Austin just a month after they moved into their Portland apartment in early June and the threats hadn’t stopped since.

From KOIN:

From pounding on the door to threatening with a knife, videos captured on Smith’s Ring Security Camera appear to show Austin’s behavior escalating – including threats of rape and racist slurs.

“You have to make sure you look outside your peep-hole. You look at your Ring camera before you exit your home,” Smith said. “Honestly, it’s like you live inside of a jail or something.”

One recording shows Austin say, “You’re about to get murdered.” Another tenant told KOIN 6 they’ve seen him with a knife in his hands.

“We were terrified, we were upset, we didn’t know what was going on,” Smith said. “Instantly, we took the videos from the Ring camera, attached them to an email and sent them to the Landings at the Morrison.”

Smith says she notified police and property management on June 30 – the day after the first incident – and continued to report the threats. However, for months, she said nothing was done to remove Austin from the complex.

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