Nov. 17, 2016 By Christian Murray
Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer received an e-mail this afternoon that claimed he was a traitor who should be executed.
The e-mail arrived at 3:35 pm, about half an hour after Van Bramer sent a mass e-mail reminding his constituents about his march Saturday over the Queensboro Bridge to Trump Tower to protest the President Elect’s discriminatory pledges.
Van Bramer’s mass e-mail also said that 700 people packed out the Sunnyside Community Services Center Wednesday night to discuss ways to fight back against xenophobic policy.
The threat made against Van Bramer was part of an e-mail where the writer referred to the 700 attendees as “communistic socialists” who were destroying the neighborhood. The writer said that “the rest of the people from Queens do not agree with your homosexual lifestyle [Van Bramer is gay], so get the fuck out of this country, you fucking traitor.”
“I will keep a close eye on your every move so that when it’s time to execute traitors, I will try my best so that your name is included in that list of traitors. Execution is the penalty for a traitor, that is the Law of this Land.”
The NYPD is investigating the matter.
Van Bramer said that he will continue to fight for people’s rights despite the threat.
“I’m not terrified and I’m certainly not stopping,” he said.