A Washington woman has been arrested and charged with a hate crime after she posted a video on Facebook featuring herself stalking and hurling racial slurs at her neighbors.
The 49-year-old Sandra Jametski’s spiteful harassment started with a car crash between her and the 15-year-old daughter of her 44-year-old neighbor, Dolores, who was driving with a learner’s permit with her mother. Although, the accident was Jametski’s own fault, according to the police report, the woman went into an abusive tirade on her Facebook page.
One of the posts reportedly read: “I am pissed that this Spanish lady isn't even have a f**king USA citizen, and if she is then sho (sic) only got that by havingt (sic) kids here and there's four brand new vehicles in front of their house. I don't feel sad one bit about taking them for all I can getit (sic) ... she's a lying deceving (sic) bi*** she live (sic) right up the street for me and she's nothing but a f***ing piece of shir (sic). ... I am now going to go forth and wrecking their life, hope you like the deportation bi***.”
Then, on Nov. 28, when Dolores was headed to Rainier Prep in Burien to pick up her son, she noticed Jametski’s tan car following her.
Jametski, who streamed the incident live on Facebook, can be heard shouting, “This is America — we don’t drive like that here! We don’t drive like you’re in Mexico, lady!”
She then tried to guess where her neighbor’s kids went to school.
“Oh, this must be where her kids go to school — in the privileged area,” she said. “So they don’t go to White Center, they go to the fricking private school. Oh, we’re going to fix this real fricking quick, because if these kids go to private school, if these kids go to this school right here, I’m going to enjoy this, because I know the f***ing principal!”
Once at the school, Jametski got out of her car and confronted the woman.
“I went to this school!” she continued. “You have no freaking right to go to this school! You don’t even have a right to be in this country… Keep laughing, sp*c, because I’m going to be standing right here when your son comes out of school!”
She also told the woman to “go back to Mexico” and hoped her neighbor “gets what's coming to her” — then complained about being “encased by Spanish people all around me,” who can get away with crimes because of their “Spanish privilege.”
When Dolores came out of the school with her son, she saw the woman was gone and decided not to call 911. But later in the night, she received the video of the incident pasted on Facebook, in which the woman talked about running them off the road.
Adriana, Dolores’ 21-year-old daughter, then decided to call the police.
“She knew our house, she knew our cars, she knew where my brother goes to school,” she said. “She seemed to have a personal vendetta against everyone in our family. We just felt really threatened and scared and just didn’t feel safe.”
Jametski was held on a $500,000 bail. The high figure is based on her past criminal history, including second-degree assault and driving under the influence. But senior deputy prosecutor Mike Hogan said it’s also because of her “attack on the entire Latino community.”
Above is part of her Facebook video.
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