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Van Bramer receives death threat, following announcement of Trump march

Van BramerNov. 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.

 

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WOODSIDER WHO THINKS

When are you going to realize that 11 million illegal aliens voted and they were all for Hillary the liar and cheat. It is time to realize that if you exclude the illegals and the deceased who always vote for the dumbocrats then Donald won by about 10 million votes. We need to have voters prove who they are and that they are legal citizens.

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Fan of dough boy park

Who exactly was Hillary out for ? Lol. Fools. She was out for the Clinton Foundation. Remember how she suckered people into voting her in as a NY senator. Upstate still looking for those 200,000 new jobs. Actually 240,000 now that they lost 40,000 under her. Sheep looking to be sheared

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Nicole

When are people going to realize Trump is out for himself and himself only. He could give a crap about the regular person. Give Trump a chance, are you kidding me? President Obama has been disrespected and mocked by the GOP, for the last eight years. How easy we forget, how he was heckled at a State of the Union address by a republican member of Congress.

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Chris P. Bacon

This is a new breed of stupid. All they care about is the “win”. They have no idea of what drumpfs policies are, nor does he.
Even as they are getting bent over they still cheer him on.
I hope this directly affects the bone heads that voted for him.

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Fan of dough boy park

People who win don’t make threats, they won, this sounds like all these fake ” threats” being made on campuses. The professor at NYU who put a noose on her on door handle? Remember those 3 girls at Albany complaining about how they were attacked on the bus and it turned out they attacked a white girl and they made the threats? Hillary even tweeted support to them. So many people quick to judge. Life is a 2 way street.

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Trixie

Would you agree that it’s democratic to voice your opinion work for what you believe in and get involved in civic matters?

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johnny

I would, But protesting a legal result of a democratic election is not democratic. It is anti-democracy.

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Anonymous

That’s where I disagree. It’s our civic duty to be involved before, during and after the election. Elections are snapshots. Civic duty continues.

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Dorothy Morehead

Jimmy is a true patriot. He believes in equality, justice and freedom and works tirelessly for his constituents–indeed for all New Yorkers. Anonymous threats are the work of cowards. The person who sent the threat should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

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democrats are either stupid or deaf

actually what you said is false, i think hes a good guy with a lot of energy to help our area but when you organize events that look separate people and cause MORE tension he is not helping. As a leader he should be above this. I really lost a tremendous amount or respect I had for him by his partisan events recently. Even Obama has been big enough, for the good of the country and its people, to not spread more anger and hatred.

hillary got beat badly because she and her people werent listening to what people were really saying. Again, our democrat leaders do the same and stick their fingers in their ears and yell “racist”. Not listening.,… meanwhile the white house, senate, house, governorships are all red. Democrats are really fools.

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Donna

Hillary wasn’t beaten badly you fool. Hahaha Her popular vote is well over a million more than DJT. Hahaha Typical Rep truth fact and history don’t matter. The difference in MI WI and PA net difference is around 100K votes for all 3 states combined.

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piso mojado guy

Trump 306 electoral votes vs Clintons 236
Trump wiped the floor with the old lady!

Congrats Mr Trump!

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Anonymous

He’s nothing but a fat grandpa who is so so sorry he actually won. He is in way above his head. Melania is going to leave him.

Anonymous

I am a democrat and hate to say it, but losing the White House+The House of Representatives+The Senate+The Supreme Court=Beaten Badly.

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The Fool is You.

Dear trumpland –

You are cordially invited to join reality.

However, this invitation requires you disengage from the misinformation stream you are connected to and abandon the fantasy land you currently inhabit. We have trained counselors at your disposal to aid in the transition, if needed.

It’s your choice.

Sincerely –

The people you hate

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El loco

Why are so many people disliking DoMo’s comments? Because this is a neighborhood full of racist bigots who are trying to find someone to blame their life failures on. Go ahead get rid if the Jews and the Muslims, the Latinos and the LGBT’s and you’ll still be losers!

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Oldschool Sunnysider

I support JVB 100%. I will be proud to march with him to protect the rights of ALL AMERICAN CITIZENS…remember…”With Liberty and Justice for ALL”!!!

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Hello

Trump 2016. The deplorables have spoken.
Get over it. You get to vote again in 4 years. Go be a productive member of society instead of whining your candidate didn’t win. Not everyone gets a trophy in this case.

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Trixie

Being “productive” in a democracy includes civic activity such as these marches against Trump’s hateful agenda or, if you’re so inclined, against abortion or whatever other cause you’re interested in.

It seems to me that if the so-called Trump deplorables had been more politically active in their own self interests over the last thirty years, our democracy would be healthier and the deplorables would have a better standard of living.

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Anonymous

He was so terrified that he automatically took to twitter and called every news outlet he could think of!

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Anonymous

He specifically said he wasn’t terrified so your comment is just like DJT’s, inane and irrelevant.

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El loco

This is a free country and people are allowed to say what they want. Unfortunately there are a significant amount of morons in this country. Bigotry is bad. If you are a racist I hate you if not you are my brother.

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I Know Everything

Someone needs to tell these Trump supporters that they freakin’ won. I wonder if they won’t be satisfied until all dissenting opinion is stamped out. They seem to have such a hard time with criticism.

It doesn’t bode well that after Trump voters won the White House, the Senate, the House, and the majority of state legislature elections around the country that they still act like they’re being oppressed by some left wing progressive agenda.

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Winston Smith

I disagree with JVB regarding Trump but threatening the man is totally unacceptable. I hope they find the jackass who sent the email. That said, I hope democrats will also denounce the threats Trump had received and the abuse his supporters have endured.

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Anonymous

I’m an independent voter and I denounce threats of violence and abuse from any party to any other party.

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Trixie

Thank you for being reasonable in this regard.

I imagine Trump has received threats by jerkoffs from the left too, and they should be dealt with seriously.

But his words throughout the campaign have sown a lot of violence coming from the other side. I hope people who supported Trump can see that and be honest enough to face it down.

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I Heart JVB

Good on Jimmy. It’s at times like we need you! As for “communistic (is that even a word) socialists” taking over the neighbourhood, over 80% of the Hunters Point/West Maspeth/Sunnyside constituency voted Democrat in this election, so I don’t know what this fool is on about.

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Oldskool

I do not agree with these marches, all this “outrage”, and the progressive agenda in general, but I know JVB is a good guy and truly believes what he is doing is right and I respect that.
Disagreement, debates and some yelling is normal and healthy, but threats of violence is crossing the line.

One thing I find curious is that in NYC when a progressive threatens to get “violent” with a conservative (namely, my 80 year old Trump supporting uncle – who was told – “move out of the neighborhood, die, or we will fu**ing kill you”), it is laughed off as “young people blowing off steam” by the PD. No report taken – so “it did not happen.”
BTW – my uncle was about to beat the piss out of this “progressive” – but was physically held back.
One loon makes a totally off the wall threat to an elected- now it is widely publicized, and taken “seriously”. It is only a matter of time before all that disagree with the progressive agenda are lumped into this asswipes category.
I just love that progressive logic.
Equality for all – but some are more equal than others………….

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Phil

Sounds like the kids were mouthing off because your uncle was threatening to beat up teenagers. I’d say he got off lucky not getting booked himself. Suggest anger management therapy.

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Michelle

Old school I wonder if you’re in a union? Thank the progressive movement
Thank them for your five day work week too! S little education goes a long way.

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40th Street

So I guess that exercising your freedom of speech and freedom of assembly (see the First Ammendment of the Bill of Rights!) makes you a traitor in the eyes of this nutjob? This is ugly and sad and terrifying.

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Anonymous

DJT has had over a week to show the American people he will be everyone’s president. So far proven he plans to implement his threats against people who are not like him, white and male.

The majority of people in this nation voted for someone else. They are free to exercise their right of peaceful assembly for any lawful purpose under the sun and we should all applaud them for vigorously engaging in this foremost democracy on planet earth.

As we have heard time and again freedom isn’t free.

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Michele

Typical ignorant Trump supporter, defining “Traitor” as “Someone who exercises their leadership skills and their First Amendment rights to express an opinion my hate-filled heart does not agree with.” I was, like, 80% sure about attending the march. Now I’m 100% sure. See y’all tomorrow. Time to whip out the posterboard and the giant Sharpies.

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Chris P. Bacon

It’s not a game you imbicle. It’s the future of this country. Obviously losers like you have nothing to live for and nothing to lose. Can’t wait until this obsolete gen is in the ground.

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Big C in NYC

You’re so “deplorable”, you can’t even spell. If you’re going to create a hashtag, as least SPELL IT RIGHT!

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Pat

I don’t agree with these marches, think it is just inciting people to continue this kind of behavior that then brings out the crazies who make threats.
Mr Van Bramer has done a lot of good for our area ..

Mr Trump will do good too but people have to give the man a chance.

Both sides in the election threw nasty words at each other. Hillary was a raving lunatic at the end. Now slowly people are coming together with Mr Trump for the good of our country and will work together.
You just may be surprised .

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Truth

Trump ran the most mean spirited campaign in recent history if not U.S. history. I assume you are not part of one of the groups that he slandered. Are you not aware that hate crimes are up around this election? He didn’t even win the popular vote. The Repubs did not “give Obama a chance” blocking every single thing he tried to do, questioning his birthplace and the increase of hate groups during his presidency was appalling. Just wait until your medicare is taken away and your social security is privatized. If you think DT is looking out for working class people, he wouldn’t have just had a secret speech at the 21 Club telling rich people that he would cut their taxes.

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Nick

Were you there with him at 21 give me a break. Poor poor Obama poor baby got knocked around on everything? Thanks to this jackass he put us in this mess. Mr. Trump has to clean it up now.
Go get more tissues for all you babies and pampers for JVB while your at it

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Chris P. Bacon

What mess you idiot?
He was there cleaning up the other boneheaded republicans mess. Remember Bush? Are you that stupid and forgetful? I bet you are.

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Albert

Oh we will give him a chance. But you do know that Republicans never, to this very day, gave Obama a chance.

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Stop him

Let’s not give him a chance. Let’s give the Republicans the treatment they gave Obama. Let’s not be stupid.

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Lucy

unfortunately a lot of people want to believe that new president isn’t what he really is and that is what always regarding, dictators, cult leadrs, and crazies who has any power.

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Yes, Seriously

Hillary was a raving lunatic at the end.
What world do you live in? The lunatic and name caller was the orange clown. You are disconnected from reality like most who voted for the celebrity. See, this is why this entire election was a farce. I fear for future elections. This has set the precedent for lowering the bar for the man who will occupy the oval office.

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Jerry

Talk about a racist you have nerve calling out what he is who cares ORANGE, white, black etc. your the f..king racist!

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Oldschool Sunnysider

“Mr Trump will do good too”
BASED ON WHAT? Commie-Lover Trumpski has always been about HIMSELF.

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Anonymous

Whoever did that is a moron. Its one thing to screw around on this site but to threaten a mans life , let alone a public servant ,your either stupid or crazy,and in serious need of incarnation. Like jvb’s views or not, the guy means well. Lets hope whoever did this is apprehend.

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Crystal Wolfe

This is just wrong. Jimmy Van Bramer has done so much for the community and deserves our support. The list of things he has done to help so many are endless. He really does work tirelessly. Everyone has the right to free speech. Just because someone says something or lives a lifestyle you don’t agree with doesn’t make them a traitor to the country. I don’t get why people would HATE someone because of who they love either, regardless of gender. Love is love and Jimmy’s meeting last night was all about love. Love is not a gender or race it is universal. i applaud Van Bramer for not allowing this to deter him, and for the man who is so full of hate he wants to kill people I hope that he comes to his senses and comes to understand the principles by which America was founded–that anyone can live the life they choose as long as it does not harm another. Killing harms others. I feel sorry for people so full of hate and these rallies are not about hate, nor is Van Bramer. He deserves our support.

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Love thy neighbor

I truly hope that the police investigate this matter and the person responsible for making a threat goes to jail for a long time. People like that want to scare people into not voicing their opinion.

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Jez.

Whether or not he deserve our support he sure as hell doesn’t deserve a death threat or even anything less than cordial opposition!

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Deborah Gambs

I was really pleased and proud of Councilmember Van Bramer for speaking so strongly against racism, sexism, anti-Islam, and other negative rhetoric that Trump is encouraging. The march is a great idea and I can’t wait to participate!

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Joe at the Berkley

-Diane You may want to start shaming landlords who rent to bums like we did back in the 70’s & 80’s.

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Catherine

Let’s hope the people who think this don’t act on their threats. I applaud Jimmy Van Bramer’s response and will stand along side him.

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