Levine la Vida Loca: Uptown City Council Campaign Becomes a Circus

A tranquil view of the district where Thomas Lopez-Pierre is attacking Mark Levine. (Photo: Wikipedia)
A tranquil view of the district where Thomas Lopez-Pierre is attacking Mark Levine. (Photo: Wikipedia)

Thomas Lopez-Pierre’s email to developer Brian Benjamin began innocently enough. The New York City Council candidate even wished him a happy New Year.

But a few paragraphs later, Mr. Lopez-Pierre called the recipient an “uncle Tom Nigger bitch.” He berated Mr. Benjamin for being a black man fund-raising for one of Mr. Lopez-Pierre’s political rivals, Democratic district leader Mark Levine, in what has emerged as the most racially charged City Council race in the city.

“What good does it do our community (by this I mean Black and Hispanic people) to have uncle Tom Nigger bitches like you graduate from Ivy League schools if all you do is suck the cock of guys like Mark Levine?” Continue reading “Levine la Vida Loca: Uptown City Council Campaign Becomes a Circus”