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City Aims to Combat Racism with ‘Day of Visibility’ in Sunnyside Friday

via Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer on Instagram

Oct. 25, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez

The city will be setting up a “Day of Visibility” Friday aimed at informing New Yorkers on their rights against discrimination and harassment in response to anti-immigrant flyers recently seen in the neighborhood.

Representatives from the New York City Commission on Human Rights, in tandem with employees of Sunnyside Community Services and other city agencies, will be stationed in various locations through out the neighborhood Friday and will be handing out literature on immigrants’ rights.

They will distribute materials aimed at educating New Yorkers on their rights under the City Human Rights Law, on how to report discrimination, and the available resources, protections and services the city can offer.

The event comes about three weeks after flyers were found posted on an electrical cabinet on Skillman Avenue and 35th Street urging citizens to report undocumented persons to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The flyers said it is a citizen’s “civic duty” to do so.

The flyers went viral after Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer shared a video of himself to social media ripping the poster apart and encouraging people to do the same.

“All immigrants are welcome here,” a caption accompanying the video reads. “If you see these, feel free to take them down. Be a sanctuary neighbor.”

It is not known who put up the flyers in Sunnyside. The posters, however, have been traced to Vanguard America, a white supremacist group. Several versions of the flyer have also appeared in multiple cities across the states.

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Janet

The megabomber was Obama.The dropping of 26000 bombs in 2016 alone.How many innocent civilians died?




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facts machine

The MAGABomber was a registered Republican that mailed pipebombs to everyone Trump said was bad.

Under Trump, 2017 was the deadliest year for civilian casualties in Iraq and Syria, with as many as 6,000 people killed in strikes conducted by the U.S.-led coalition. That is an increase of more than 200 percent over the previous year. It is far more if you add in countries like Yemen, Afghanistan, Somalia and many others.

You’re just as concerned about that right? You weren’t just pretending to care how many many innocent civilians died because it was about Obama, right?




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Janet

Don’t forget Libya, Egypt and the Crimea region. Your peace loving president left an indelible footprint there.




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what a shocker

Wonder why you had to dodge the question 🤔😂

“WHATABOUT OBAMA?!” is the desperate Trumpeter’s reply when they have no argument




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TheRealSlimJim

It’s crazy how no one had heard of Anti-fascist groups until Trump made them so popular. BigJim mentions them on every post! 😂😂😂




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I agree with large jim

Exactly, they’ve been around for years but no one had every heard of them. Trump made them famous, and you keep helping! Please keep mentioning the anti-fascists on every post.




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George kelly

Hey Burke,using a mass shooting for your ideology is PURELY DISGUTING…MY GOD…DID YOU BLAME TRUMP AND RIGHT WINGERS ????DID YOU KNOW,MOST ORTHODOX JEWS ARE CONSERATIVE RIGHT WINGERS LIKE MYSELF…WHOA…DISGUSTING….COMMENTS..IM MARRIED TO A SO CALLED JEW..SHE TO IS DISGUSTED.. FRIGGING MORONS WILL ALWAYS BE MORONS..HOLY SHIT..SO SAD ..JACKASS..CONOTATING MASS SHOOTINGS FOR YOUR OR ANYONE’S GAIN IS FRIGGING PATHETIC…WE RUPUBLICANS NEVER DO THIS CRAP..IF SO LET ME KNOW..OH AND DON’T MENTION FORT HOOD EITHER…REMEMBER OBAMA STATEMENT..WORK PLACE VIOLENCE….SHAME




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BigJim

Do we need to worry about bigotry anymore?

I mean it’s not like a right-wing Trump supporter just murdered 11 innocent people in a synagogue after yelling “I want to kill all the Jews” or something.




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George kelly

Hey Burke…My FAMILY CAME HERE IN A CARGO HOLD OF A SHIP…LEGALLY..DONT EDUCATE US..THIS COUNTRY ACCEPTS OVER ONE MILLION LEGAL IMMIGRANTS A YEAR..NOT JUST SOUTH OF THE BORDER ILLEGALS WANT TO COME HERE..DO YOU CARE ABOUT AFRICANS ,PAKISTANIS,BANGALORE, UZBEKIS STARVING THAT CAN’T JUST WALK ACROSS AN OCEAN???
NO YOU ONLY PRETAIN TO MEXICAN,CENTRAL AMERICAN ETC
TRUMP AND US REPUBLICANS WANTED TO DOUBLE DACA AND THE AMNESTY OF ALL YOUR ILLEGALS..WE A RACIST???GO HAVE A BEER MY MIC FRIEND..TYPICAL NAME CALLINGBIGNORANT LIB..NOW I WENT TO YOUR LEVEL..SELF HATING IRISH GUY…MY EYE..




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scary

I was convinced George Kelly was the MAGABomber until they found the real guy.

He’s exactly the kind of radical right-wing Trump supporter you’d imagine would be capable of such atrocities.




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George kelly

Who the HELL has the Right to Educate me about Racist BEHAVIOR….My whole life I ‘ve been a good IRISH CATHOLIC who was raised without a RACIST BONE in my and families Bodies…I will never have some politician,news anchor or anyone Educate me or my family..YOU “F” ING EDUCATION CAMP MARXIST WILL NOT INTER ME,MY NEIGHBOR OR ANYONE I KNOW IN YOUR EDUCATION STYLE CAMPS,GULAGS OR ANY OTHER FASCISTS TYPE THINKING TANKS….
WHAT MAKES YOU LIB S.O.Bs SO DAMN RIGHTEOUS???HAS ANYONE EVER MET A POOR LIBERAL..UP YOURS YOU PONTIFICATION BULLS*** ARTISTS..WHO THE HELL IS ANY POLITICIAN TO TELL ME ABOUT RASCIST THINKING…YOU LIBs ALL KNOW , OR HAVE ONE MINORITY FRIEND,RIGHT???YEAH I SAID ONE..I HAVE MANY!!!!
I’M PREJUDICED AGAINST WHITE LIBERAL DO NOTHING’S WHOM SINCE THE VIETNAM ERA ARE SPLITTING THIS COUNTRY APART…RICH WHITE LIBERALS IN THEIR LOUSY DOIRMAN BUILDINGS..YEAH.UP YOURS..STOP TAKING OVER MINORITY NEIGHBORHOODS AND THEN PONTIFICATE…B.S TO YOU..NANNY HIRING SCHMUCKS




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Elmer fudd

I’m so proud of all my neighbors who post here. Such thoughtful, compassionate, deeply insightful discourse. You represent the best of our true christian and american values. Im sure JVB and all his pinko-commie pals will be humiliated and slink away when they see the righteousness of our cause. keep up the good work.




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George kelly

Barney,I politely disagree…This country has always welcomed different cultures,BUT is and was based solely on JUDEO/CHRISTIAN VALUES..THATS A HISTORICAL MAYFLOWER,JAMES TOWN FACT..sorry bud..I COULD GO ON ,AND ON BUT W ONT BORE YOU..JUST LIKE MOTHER RUSSIA IS A MARXIST ATHEIST BASED COUNTRY..INDIA IS RUN AS A HINDI COUNTRY WITH PREDOMINANTLY A HINDI GOVERNTMENT…VIETNAM BACK TO A BUDDHIST COUNTEY AND THE REST OF THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE CHRISTIAN BASED ….WHY ARGUE WITH THE FACTS???JUST SOME SMALL FACTS..BUT,IN THIS COUNTRY WE CHERISH OUR NEIGHBORS WHOM PRACTICE THEIR RELIGIONS WITH TOLERANCE..IT SEEMS SOME JUST DON’T LIKE US CATHOLICS,JEWS ETC…VERY SAD. WE AIN’T GOING NO WHERE..NOPE.SO ON ANOTHER NOTE SHOOTINGS LIKE PITTSBURGH YESTERDAY ARE ABHORANT MASS MURDERS OF A PURELY EVIL INTOLERANT MAN…INTOLERANTLY EVIL..MAN..A HATE CRIME BASED ON HATRED..HE, I MIGHT ADD IS NOT A CHRISTIAN…HE IS A DEVIL MAN WHO KILLED OUT OF INTOLERANCE. SO WHY ARE WE DEBATING WHETHER WE ARE CHRISTIAN BASESD OR NOT..THOSE THOUGHTS STIR UP IDIOTS LIKE THIS ASS CLOWN SHOITER.ANTI SEMTIC AND ANTI CHRISTIAN BEHAVIOR IS NOT GOING TO BE TOLERATED MUCH FURTHER..THANK GOD..YEP GOD..JESUS..YEP CATHOLIC ALL THE WAY I AM ..PROUD CHRISTIAN MAN TOO…




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Liberals are demented, vile human beings

trump sending troops to the border, this is getting interesting.
what part of the word “illegal” don’t liberals and JVB get.
Honestly, I dont understand.
You break the law, we don’t reward you.




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Carbie Barbie

This is exactly the kind of demonization that makes people mailing pipe bombs possible.

Liberals disagree may with you.

Vile human beings? That’s horse shit and you know it. Argue. By all means. Don’t dehumanize.




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huh

“You break the law, we don’t reward you”

Explain Trump’s cabinet then? Or even just the millions of dollars in tax fraud that made him rich?




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Juana Juana

Will Little Jimmy Van Bramer show up with pink pussy hat and his burly antifa pals? Just wondering. He can photograph himself with the radical “kids” who were demonstrating for who knows what last week. #jimmyisreadytofight #jimmyisamazing




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another far-right terrorist

Actually the bomber was registered Republican living in the red state of Florida. He was linked to the crime by fingerprints and DNA evidence.

He belonged to Facebook groups including “The Trump American Party” and “Vote Trump 2020.”

His account shared news stories from Breitbart, video clips from Fox News, and posts from pages like “Handcuffs for Hillary” and photos of him at Trump campaign rally, wearing a red “Make American Great Again” hat.

I thought it was the immigrants we were supposed to be afraid of though?




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Anonymous

actually you are wrong again he was a democrat look it up – don’t be so quick to judge –




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facts

The MAGABomber was a registered Republican. There’s pictures of him wearing his cute little red hat at Trump rallies. His van was covered in Trump bumper stickers.

Is the idea of an unhinged Trumpeter really that hard to fathom?




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Sympathy for the Southside

Wow. A bunch of really depressing comments on here, as per… *sigh*
Anyway- very, very good chance these ridiculous flyers were put up by that brain-damaged super from the building on 48th ave & 39th place. Unless he has been hauled away already.




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Wolfsbane

What’s the number to report illegals to? I know several I’d appreciate having dragged away by ICE.




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Tree of Liberty

In reality it is migration that theses bums support, not immigration. Attack me for being against immigration when it is in fact illegal migration that I oppose. Toss those words at me, a bigot and racist cause I disagree with your agenda. I am against illegal migration. We must rid of both parties, including Trump. Cause they have done nothing.




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Jose Suarez

These Dems will send themselves b0mbs just to try to act like victims.
They’ve been calling to harass repubs the whole time! Don’t be fooled by these dem-perverts.




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Tommy O

J- Go back to your low wage, right to work for less, republican supported job. It was Republicans who were caught fabricating, remember Uranium One?




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The far right's history of violence continues.

The murder by Trump supporters in Charlottesville, the violence by the far-right neo-nazi Proud Boys in NYC, now the attempted murder and bombings by the far right. When will the violent right stop?




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BigJim

LOL. The Antifa troll mouths of again, obsessive compulsive disorder is what you suffer from LOL😂😂😂😂




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SlimJim

Another substantive reply from BigJim. To be fair, how could you defend the MAGABomber anyway?




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make maga again

Who could seriously believe that just by constantly using inflammatory rhetoric, insults, lies, & encouragement of physical violence Trump could encourage a bomber? Just because Trump praised a congressman for body-slamming a reporter, urged supporters to “knock the crap” out of protesters, chants “CNN sucks! CNN sucks!” at his rallies, attacks Maxine Waters and Hillary etc?

Sure, George W. Bush called for unification of the nation following a tragedy (his bullhorn speech on the wrecked fire truck after 9/11) but times have changed. That’s why it was appropriate for Trump to go on attacking the news media following the bombings, instead of some petty attempt at unity. Who wants unity when we know those librals are to blame for everything?




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Christina

They are turning a non-issue into a major issue.The Sunnyside Community has been a useful tool for Van Bramer. This is getting embarrassing.




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Juan from 42nd Street

hey jimmy, can i get some protection too? everytime I wear my MAGA hat I am cursed at and threatened by mob liberals. I thought in this great country we are allowed to express viewpoints without discimination. And I am hispanic! These left wing people are the most hateful people in this country.




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Top-o-the Morning from the bright side of 42nd st

You are right, you shouldn’t be harassed for wearing that hat. Instead, you should be pitied & then educated about trump’s intolerance, bigotry and use of propaganda. Only the hateful and feeble minded would fall for such vitriolic nonsense & lies on a daily basis. Wake up.




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billy goat gruff

intolerance toward any ethnic/religious group should never be tolerated. appeasement is unacceptable. pointing that out to you is not intolerant.




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nazism and confederatism...2 LOSING ideologies

I guess that makes trumpenfuhrer the daily neo Nazi troll? when you vote repugnican, remember neo nazis, neo confeds, white nationalists, racists are all on your team. what a motley crew of bigotry




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SMF

Wow has this gotten bad! Since when is it racist to be against Illegal Immigration? I didn’t know that ILLEGAL Immigrants were only people that aren’t the same race as me. My guess is that ILLEGAL Immigrants come in ALL the colors are races of the rainbow. Almost seems like those people that put this together assume that The Only people that come to this country LEGALLY and ILLEGALLY are a specific ethnicity….




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Burke

First, I object to using all those capital letters unnecessarily.

But more than that, the definitions of legal and illegal immigration have changed from non-existent to racist (Chinese Exclusion Act) and in between.

The current system is completely effed up. Both parties know there needs to be an overhaul of the laws but specifically Republicans have opposed any change in the laws for basically racist reasons.

Laws change. Many laws are designed with ill intent. Unjust laws should be broken. That’s what Rosa Parks and the great Civil Rights advances and methods were all about: Civil disobedience.

My ancestors and, very probably, yours and everyone commenting here, come from immigrants.

I believe we should be helping those who want to be here rather than pulling the gate closed behind us.




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SMF

I used capitals to make a point. A point that somehow seems to be going over A lot of heads here. Its as if you object to me stressing the fact that illegal immigration is different then legal immigration. I was unaware that the legal definition of illegal immigration had changed. Simply because people aren’t smart enough to make the determination that immigration both legal and illegal involves folks from all over the world and includes all sorts of colors and religions and political beliefs doesn’t mean I can’t. As for “unjust” laws should be broken? Ok, who gets to decide what is unjust? Hey you have a nicer house than me. That’s unjust! Do I now get to live in your house? It’s unjust that my tax burden is higher than someone else! Why should I pay taxes! It’s unjust! Same could be said for someone that pays more then me! Why should they pay more?
Yes, some laws are unjust, but you don’t get to break them because you feel that way… you work to change the law! And yes, my family came here as Immigrants… legally…..

The simple fact of it is this. I’m all for immigration but I want it to be done within the parameters of the law. If the law changes to make it easier for folks to immigrate here that’s great…. get out and vote, pressure law makers to change the laws… just don’t sell me on this “unjust bs.




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