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Introducing… Mayor Taco
East Haven, Connecticut‘s mayor, Joseph Maturo Jr., is in deep shit after making the statement in the video above. You’re going to eat tacos to support the latino community?! Are you kidding?! How on earth did you think that this wouldn’t be controversial. Anyway, it has.
Although he has apologized many times, he has refused to resign despite the growing number of people insisting he do so.
Maturo has been mayor off and on since 1997 in this predominantly white, blue-collar town on the shore of Long Island Sound where Latino residents comprise about 10 percent of its population of 29,000. East Haven has been under federal scrutiny since the U.S. Justice Department launched a civil rights probe in 2009 that found discrimination and biased policing against Latinos.
I think the guy just wanted some tacos, and felt the latino community would be delighted that he was comfortable enough to eat the food that they brought here to the United States. Right? It was meant to express a meal together much like that of Thanksgiving between the Native Americans and the Pilgrims, I’m sure. Oh, wait… the Native Americans were taken advantage of and treated like 3rd class citizens…
- East Haven Mayor Insults Entire Latino Community [Video] (inquisitr.com)
- East Haven Mayor, After Latino Remarks, to Get 500 Tacos (abcnews.go.com)
- CNN Reporter Confronts Mayor Who Said He’d ‘Have Tacos’ To Appease Latino Residents (mediaite.com)
- What Are You Doing For The Latino Community Today? (buzzfeed.com)
LARGO – A Largo man’s late night craving and demand for tacos landed him in the Pinellas County jail for misuse of a 911 system.
Bay News 9 obtained the 911 call through a public records request:
911: “Largo emergency.”
Kimbell: “It’s not an emergency. However, can you — can you put me through to dispatch? I’m at the Taco Bell, and I walked in, and I left my car on purpose, so I wouldn’t drink and drive. I walked up, they wouldn’t serve me. So, I’m at the Taco Bell at 137th and Walsingham and I just want some tacos. That’s it.”
Kimbell tells the dispatcher he has the munchies. He’d been drinking alcohol, according to the police report.
911: “What are the employees saying?”
Kimbell: “You can’t walk up, you’ve got to drive up. You got a get a DUI to get a taco. I got the munchies and I walked a quarter mile from here. Are you going to help me out or do I have to get arrested to get home? You know what I’m saying?”
911: “Well, we’re not going to take you home.”
Kimbell: “I want you to call the manager at the Taco Bell.”
Kimbell stayed on the phone the for about 11 minutes with dispatch until a police officer arrived and arrested him for misuse of a 911 system.
Kimbell makes a good point. Here in Hollywood we’re lucky enough to have walk-ups at some fast food chains, but here, there is no option at late hours, other than drive thru’s. If you can’t drive thru due to being intoxicated, what the hell are your options? Sadly, he’s now sitting in jail and will most likely not be provided any tacos. Poor guy.