Laurie Cumbo Apologizes for Controversial ‘Knockout Game’ Letter

Laurie Cumbo. (Photo: Facebook)
Laurie Cumbo. (Facebook)

Councilwoman-elect Laurie Cumbo, who caused a national controversy after writing a letter on racial violence that blamed recent attacks partially on resentment of  “Jewish success” and “Jewish landlords”—is sorry.

A week after the controversy first emerged, Ms. Cumbo is out with a new statement, apologizing “for any pain I have caused” and insisting she meant to help bridge the gap between the African-American and Jewish communities as a purported “knockout game” continues in city streets.  Continue reading “Laurie Cumbo Apologizes for Controversial ‘Knockout Game’ Letter”