Concord, NH – Attorney General John M. Formella announces the opening of a Civil Rights Unit lawsuit against Kristina Graper, 51, of Dover, New Hampshire, for violating the New Hampshire Civil Rights Act Hampshire.
The lawsuit, filed in Strafford County Superior Court, alleges that on May 10, 2021, Graper threatened a nine-year-old black child who was playing in a neighborhood park in Dover, after accidentally breaking a toy that belonged to Grave. . Graper allegedly told the black child that she would “kneel on his neck” and called him a racial insult. The civil complaint alleges that the threat was motivated by the victim’s race.
A civil rights violation allows a civil fine of up to $ 5,000. The court can also prohibit other violations of civil rights law.
The complaint and the allegations it contains are just accusations that the Civil Rights Unit must prove in a final hearing.
The Civil Rights Unit enforces federal and state civil rights laws, including the New Hampshire Civil Rights Act and the New Hampshire Anti-Discrimination Act. Anyone who believes their civil rights may have been violated can file a complaint at www.doj.nh.gov/civil-rights/ or by calling 603-271-3650.