The original video, which Mount Laurel police called "disturbing," shows Mathews taunting a Black man at the door of a home, repeatedly using racial slurs and refusing to leave until the police arrive. Edward Cagney Mathews, 45, was seen in a widely circulated video Friday pushing a neighbor with his chest and using racist slurs before giving his address and challenging the person filming him to visit his home.
Mathews yells at the man to "come see me," then states his full address. Contributing: The Associated Press. White man who pushed Black neighbor in racist rant arrested after protesters show up at his home.
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He was taken to Burlington County Jail. A loud but peaceful crowd gathered for hours outside Mathews' home, chanting "Black Lives Matter" and "This is what community looks like. Gardner said police are investigating other incidents involving Matthews and are expecting more protests Tuesday. Verlyn H. She called police, and according to the statement, answered her door later in the day expecting a visit from a detective.
Hate crimes are on the rise against communities of color. Residents also expressed frustration with the police response to the confrontation and said Matthews had a history of engaging in racial incidents at the apartment complex. Inthey reached their highest level in more than a decade.
White man who pushed black neighbor in racist rant arrested after protesters show up at his home
Some angrily questioned police officers, demanding to know why Mathews had not been arrested sooner. Gibbons quickly shut her door and called police, who spoke to Mathews at the complex.
Mayor Stephen Steglik on Tuesday also called for the creation of a "diversity and inclusion board" to improve the township's communications with its residents and a federal hate crimes investigation into Mathews' actions. He was charged with harassment and bias intimidation Friday but not arrested until Monday after protesters showed up at his home. South Jersey residents gather at the home of Mount Laurel man charged with bias crime after racist rant towards a neighbor goes viral.
Another resident, Jazmyn Suszynski, said she complained to police about alleged harassment by Mathews in Jazmyn Suszynski said she complained to police about alleged harassment by Mathews in Mount Laurel police spokesman Kyle Gardner told USA TODAY that police investigated complaints about Mathews but those complaints were either dropped or prosecutors did not find probable cause to recommend charges.
Protests form at the home of Mount Laurel man charged with bias crime. On Monday evening, prosecutors said at a news conference that they were bringing new charges against Mathews based on additional video footage, but they did not say what the new charges were.