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Cumbo Regrets Her Knockout

NYC Councilwoman-elect Laurie Cumbo apologized for her comments linking the Knockout attacks with Jewish wealth. Full Story

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not trustworthy
December 15, 2013 1:45 pm

Very disppointed. She should be pressured to step down. Why can’t we be represented by our own?

17 got it on the button
December 11, 2013 10:11 pm


Hmmm — sounds to me like beating around the bush

Did she retract her very dangerous remarks?

Did she say that there is NO excuse for violence?

Did she say that attacks against innocent citizens will not be violated and should be prosecuted against the full extent of the law.

I don’t even see that “between the lines”.


This is not about anyone being offended.

Her remarks were dangerous and unless she clarifies and confirms this, then the danger in her words seen as excusing such behavior continues.

Am Yisroel
December 11, 2013 8:57 pm

#41 is right. It’s not on her Facebook page. She has only apologized to the Jewish “leaders” and to the press.

December 11, 2013 8:02 pm

To#8 you comment shows how right #2 is

she didn't write the apology
December 11, 2013 5:33 pm

Though it’s as clear as day that she had a hack write it, it’s even clearer that she isn’t sorry. She allowed the CH Jewish sites to publish it but refrained to put an apology on her facebook page. I wonder why. And by the way, you insulted each individual Jew, and hence forgiveness is reuquired by each Jew in your district, so Mr. Sperlin or his ilk have no authorization to speak on anyone’s behalf other than their own to offer forgiveness. And even if they do, it’s meaningless. It just means that Sperlin and Slavin forgive.

To #13
December 11, 2013 1:35 pm

A person that point’s out other people’s unintelligence shows that they themselves are unintelligent

December 11, 2013 11:45 am

She sounds like a nice lady, if we were not forgiven for stupid things we sometimes say where would we be, I say give her a chance love and be loved it’s all min shamaim anyways

a few words
December 11, 2013 10:45 am

im glad i dont live in CH

December 11, 2013 9:58 am

Do you know people are already using this to falsely accuse people of this game.

Move to the southern states. You are more likely to be safe there, since it’s not happening down there.

she is dangerous
December 11, 2013 6:19 am

there are youtube interviews with youth about the knockout game. the youth are asked why people do it. they have their answers. none of them mention a housing problem or Jewish wealth. the idea came from this woman’s own frame of reference. sure she apologized. words are easy. but her frame of reference has not changed and now she resents the Jewish power that made her apologize.

lol fool she is..
December 10, 2013 11:52 pm

if Laurie Cumbo want to apologize at least make it legit

to #3
December 10, 2013 11:50 pm

Bravo, right on the button, we are with you,

Taking the high road...on all sides.....
December 10, 2013 11:29 pm

I for one would like to give the new Council Member elect a little benefit of the doubt. Aren’t we supposed to try to have a little lchaf zchus. Yes, the feathers of mistrust, anger and pain have been swirling for over a week since the first post was made not only here but in the national press. To Laurie, it would have been helpful when raising the issues of the lack of communication and understanding between the several very different cultures that make up your district with a PLAN, INITIATIVE or FORUM on how to deal with these differences… Read more »

My hope
December 10, 2013 10:30 pm

She gets to read/hear about these negative comments & understands that we are not pushovers. She shouldn’t judge our passivity by the likes of Yaakov Behrman. We don’t buy her “apology” She said it & she meant it. What she REALLY regrets is being stupid enough to say it as a newbie. Crash & burn!

December 10, 2013 10:17 pm

She shows absolutely no understanding of WHY what she said was wrong. She is clueless, and does not have once bit of dignity- she would resign if she did. This is not about offending people, this is bout her ignorance that is both racist and will not enable her to help the black community because she is so busy blaming the Jews she can’t work on any real solutions. The problems that cause very young people to attack random innocent people are very deep- and have NOTHING to do with race relations, and the need for dialogue! She is blind… Read more »

December 10, 2013 10:16 pm

Humanity based off their history all over the world will never get along.

December 10, 2013 10:16 pm

“She regrets making comments that were offensive”. Read this as: I don’t regret what I said and don’t think there’s anything wrong with what I said. Rather, I regret that I offended my constituents, because that’s not appropriate behavior for a politician, and puts me in a bad light.

@ 24
December 10, 2013 9:35 pm

brothers = only anash

What the he----???
December 10, 2013 8:56 pm

she just expects to say we forgive you ??? Is she crazy and wich idiots said that they were gona reelect her. And they said all jews were smart!!!!!!!!!

To post #16
December 10, 2013 8:46 pm

Your right, she regrets the mistake of being caught on the fact that she is a jew hater.

"profound desire to bring our diverse communities closer together."
December 10, 2013 8:10 pm

Rather be separate but respected. Jews and non-Jews want to be separate but equal.

A Jew who would violently attack a black because he thinks they are all violent criminals, would be chastised by his piers – not explained. Please stop explaining/excusing/publicizing criminal behavior – make things worse or excusable. .

133rd Psalm, “How good and how pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity”.
December 10, 2013 7:11 pm

brothers= jews
not blacks
sry, ur not my bro

Well said #20!!
December 10, 2013 6:30 pm

Unfortunately she will only learn her lesson once she’s assulted by her own race…
I mean knocked out

Klu Klux Klan
December 10, 2013 6:12 pm

When the KKK burn a cross on her front yard, she should understand that it is caused by how African-American act and therefore cross burning is acceptable.

“My intent in writing my recent letter was to stimulate dialogue on an important issue…”

cat out of the bag
December 10, 2013 6:01 pm

just a bunch of pc rubbish. so lets get with the program, watch our backs and stand up for our rights. We only have Hashem to help us. learning torah , doing chessed and being particular with our mitzvoth will be our way of sending the proper message

which is : dont mess with the jews!!

December 10, 2013 5:50 pm

She is basically insulting is by assuming we are so stupid as to fall for her ridiculous words. The first ones were what she TRULY feels and BELIEVES! The rest is just saving her skin. and whilst we may be stuck with her for the time, we should still be aware that we are NOT dealing with a friend of CH’sers or Jews, but in fact is a VENEMOUS FOE! You DON’T make peace with an enemy who is out to get you! Tell her to read the rest of the “psalms”. and see what Dovid Hamelech says about Jew… Read more »

December 10, 2013 5:49 pm

##14 how do YOU STEP DOWN if you never stood up,she a council member ELECT not yet sworn in,never participated in any government function never sat in City Council once completely wet behind the ears, barely a wannaabe poshuit a gorsnusht

Sruly C
December 10, 2013 4:53 pm

Too little too late, this apology was too long in coming.

It’s very apparent her true colors ( not referring to her being African American ).

And the apology was written by Yakov Behrman.
He told many people when asked about a apology that “we are working on it”.
Her full resignation will be happily accepted.

Hmmm -- sounds to me like beating around the bush
December 10, 2013 4:44 pm

Did she retract her very dangerous remarks?

Did she say that there is NO excuse for violence?

Did she say that attacks against innocent citizens will not be violated and should be prosecuted against the full extent of the law.

I don’t even see that “between the lines”.


This is not about anyone being offended.

Her remarks were dangerous and unless she clarifies and confirms this, then the danger in her words seen as excusing such behavior continues.

Good for Her!
December 10, 2013 4:24 pm

It is an excellent apology. Everyone make mistakes. If you learn from your mistakes, that makes you a good person.

Good Start
December 10, 2013 4:01 pm

I hope you will show your sincerity with action!

sorry i disagree we are not stuck
December 10, 2013 4:00 pm

she should be forced to step down

By the way, #8
December 10, 2013 3:55 pm

I hope you don’t think I judge YOUR intelligence by your lousy spelling! Try spellcheck, my friend, it actually works quite well.

heh heh
December 10, 2013 3:52 pm

I live here in CH too. The name of the bridge? Whatever you want it to be.

makes no difference really
December 10, 2013 3:52 pm

because ultimately it’s what she thinks and feels

To #2
December 10, 2013 3:31 pm

Okay. What’s the bridge name?

to #2
December 10, 2013 3:30 pm

I agree with you to a point.
I also think that
#1, we are stuck with her for now, so we have to make the best of it.
#2. Respect and Suspect (chashedhu u chashvedhu)

To # 2
December 10, 2013 3:25 pm

You must be soooooooooooo intelegent
and we in CH so gullible

I wonder where u live???

Ms Laurie, evryone makes mistakes, but few relize and apoligize.

I and my family in CH, forgive and forget.

let us move on and work for the better of the community.

December 10, 2013 3:23 pm

too late!!!!!
she said what she meant
she even had to clarify her first statement and went even further on her second try.
we not going to believe her third try

Too late
December 10, 2013 3:22 pm

Too little, too late, took too long!! Words are the bullet to a gun, once you aim, shoot you kill. There is never any excuse!!!

she regrets....but she did not say she is sorry
December 10, 2013 3:15 pm
December 10, 2013 3:13 pm

now im supporting her re-election

She says nothing!!!!!
December 10, 2013 3:08 pm

This is not called an apology it another spit in the face
We need to stand for our selves not thru some stupid people who think they represent us

To #1
December 10, 2013 2:48 pm

If you believe this I have a bridge to sell you. Unbelievable how gullible CH residents are.

December 10, 2013 1:46 pm

Thank you Laurie!
Clear and Unequivocal.