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Woman Faces Civil Rights Violation After Market Basket Incident: Report

65-year-old Gloria F. Downey of Easton will face a judge on March 6 on charges of a civil rights violation and malicious damage to a motor vehicle, as well as assault and battery with a dangerous weapon

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    Woman Faces Civil Rights Violation After Market Basket Incident: Report

    A white woman who reportedly hurled racial slurs toward a Haitan-American woman at a Market Basket in Brockton earlier this month has been identified.

    The Brockton Enterprise reports 65-year-old Easton resident Gloria F. Downey has been charged in connection with the incident that happened on Feb. 1.

    The victim, 58-year-old Lola Jean-Baptiste, told the Enterprise said that Downey used racial slurs against her, vandalized her car, and hit her with a shopping cart.

    "She said, 'You don't belong here, go back to Africa where you come from," Jean-Baptiste told the Enterprise.

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    Downey will appear before a judge on March 6 in Brockton District Court on charges of a civil rights violation and malicious damage to a motor vehicle, as well as assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

    It's unclear if Downey has an attorney.

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