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New Charges Brought Against NJ Man in Viral Racist Rant

Emma Lee
A Mount Laurel police officer sits in his car on Gramercy Way, opposite the home of Edward Cagney Mathews, who was arrested for bias crimes against his neighbors.

Burlington County prosecutors are bringing new charges against a white man whose racist rant against a Black neighbor went viral. More than 100 protestors rallied outside Edward Mathews’ Mount Laurel condo last Monday before he was arrested that evening.

From the New Jersey Desk, WHYY’s Kenneth Burns has more.

(Original air-date: 7/12/21)