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Connecticut Mayor Receives Hundreds Of Tacos After Remarks

Submitted by on January 28, 2012 – 1:22 pmNo Comment

Mayor Joseph Maturo Jr. of East Haven, Connecticut has received hundreds of tacos following his inexplicable statement that he would help the Latino community of that town by possibly having tacos for dinner.

The protest has been organized by a group called Junta for Progressive Action, a local branch of Reform Immigration for America. The organization promised to deliver one taco to the mayor for every person who texted a certain number. According to their website, they have received over 3,500 texts.

The mayor has received “some 500 tacos” at this point, according to CNN. Many have been rerouted to local charities.

Maturo was responding to a question from WPIX reporter Mario Diaz about the recent arrest by the FBI of four local police officers accused of violating the civil rights of Hispanic residents. When asked what he planned to do for the Latino community, the mayor responded: “I might have tacos when I go home, I’m not quite sure yet.”

But the interview didn’t end there. Maturo continued to ramble on for five minutes, becoming confrontational with Diaz, insisting that the media would “twist and turn” his words.

Maturo has apologized several times, blaming his comments on fatigue and stress, and saying his words were “stupid” and “insensitive”. He is currently resisting calls for his resignation.

What do you think? Should Maturo resign?

[Source: CNN]

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