My neighbors are extremely noisy as they commit their crimes in my co-op building. They are also harassing me. The other day, one of the criminals stood at the top of the stairs, arms outstretched, physically preventing me from walking forward. She also proceeded to repeatedly call me derogatory names. The girlfriend of one of the criminals, sent me an abusive txt message, although I have never spoken to her before and do not know her but know OF her. Rather than just saying to move out, I would like to know about my civil options, as opposed to the criminal options, because I have lost faith in Suffolk County Police who think it is a big joke that thousands of people are being murdered, where I live.
Dear North Babylon Coop Owner:
No one will buy your apartment as long as a gang of criminals stay in charge and have the protection of the local police. The office of the New York Attorney General has power to deal with cooperatives and the NY State Police.
You clearly will not heed any of the attorney's who have begged you to get out for your own sake. I doubt anyone of the attorneys who answered you before ever encountered a cooperative run by executioners of thousands of people, so try to let the Attorney General see if the law will become involved.
The answer provided to you is in the nature of general information. The general proposition being that you should try to avoid a bad outcome if you can.
Have you complained to the co-op Board?
I am a former federal and State prosecutor and have been handling criminal defense and personal injury cases for over 18 years. The above answer, and any follow up comments or emails, is for informational purposes only and not meant as legal advice.
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