A deeply anti-Semitic political candidate has emerged in the race for Manhattan’s city council seat for District 7, and by all accounts, his words are not pretty.
District 7 runs from the Upper West Side through West Harlem and into Washington Heights, including the Breur’s community and that around Yeshiva University.
His name is Thomas Lopez-Pierre and he is 48 years old. Mr. Lopez-Pierre is attempting to unseat the current councilman, Mark Levine. He has made defeating the “greedy Jewish landlords” his main campaign issue, evident from his campaign video. (See Below)
A HISTORY OF VITRIOL AND ANTI-SEMITISM
Lopez-Pierre first tried running for the Council seat in 2013. In January of that year he smeared a black Democratic fundraiser by calling him an “Uncle Tom N__ B__” for supporting a white Jewish candidate.
In previous emails, he had added a combined anti-Semitic and notoriously homophobic term..
The vitriolic emails have not stopped. In an email sent out this past August, Lopez-Pierre accused Jewish landlords of trying to push Black and Hispanic residents out of their neighborhood.
On April 12th, at the Three Parks Independent Democratic Club, he accused Jews of “ethnic cleansing.” He also said that they have been participating in ethnic cleansing for some 15 to 20 years.
At the same meeting, Lopez-Pierre compared the housing problems facing blacks and Latinos to the holocaust, he remarked, “This is how I would make it simple for Jewish people. If there was a candidate that was taking money from the construction managers that built concentration camps, the Jews would not look favorably upon that candidate.”
The theory has been espoused that Lopez-Pierre is not even bothering to apologize in order to get out the vote.
Lopez-Pierre’s characterization of Mark Levine as being anti-tenant, however, is patently false. Levine has spearheaded tenant universal access to legal counsel in housing court. This legislation helps keep tenants in their home, and is a first in the nation. He has also called upon the Rent Guidelines Board to walk back decades of unjustified rent increases by instituting a rent rollback in 2018.
WATCH SHOCKING ANTI-SEMITIC ELECTION VIDEO FOLLOWED BY VIDEO OF JEWISH LANDLORD PROTESTING:
JEWISH LANDLORD PROTESTS ANT-SEMITE RUNNING FOR NYC COUNCIL:
(Charles Gross – YWN)