Speaking on Journal News columnist Phil Reisman’s radio show today, former Mamaroneck Village Trustee Tom Murphy recalled an encounter he had three years ago with congressional candidate Jim Russell.
Protesters stood outside Murphy’s home to object to his support of the village’s settlement over the harrassment of day laborers in Mamaroneck’s Columbus Park. Russell, who has appeared at numerous municipal and county meetings to call for immigration enforcement, was among the picketers.
Murphy said the group had a right to picket, but Russell’s sign caught his attention.
“He had a sign that said ‘traitor,’” Murphy said. “And you know what they do to traitors, right?”
Here’s a story on the 2007 protest.