A female Trump supporter called the police on New York state Sen. Jesse Hamilton who was handing out flyers and talking to voters outside a Brooklyn subway station on Aug. 9.
The New York Daily News notes that the woman, who had an Eastern European accent, was upset at Hamilton for supporting immigrants. She aired her grievances to Hamilton staffer Raul Rothblatt:
I support Trump, and I see the difference between Democrat and Republican — and I see the difference between you and Trump.
The woman called the police, but no charges were filed.
Hamilton posted a video of the woman on Facebook with a description:
A Trump supporter called the police on me today, my crime was speaking to constituents about immigration and Trump’s racist policies. The pattern of targeting Black men and women for being Black and alive in the communities we all share has to stop.
This pattern of calling the police on Black people going about their business and participating in the life of our country has to stop. From a student taking a break at Yale, to a student eating lunch at Smith College, to a child selling lemonade, to a person having a barbecue in Oakland, to an Oregon state legislator knocking on doors – the list goes on and on.
I will continue to speak to neighborhood residents about the important work we must accomplish together – including changing a culture of targeting Black men and women for living while Black..
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