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LA Democrat resigns as president but gets to stay on council after calling colleague’s Black child ‘little monkey’

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Only a Los Angeles democrat would get to keep their job after getting caught using racist terms; towards a child at that. Los Angeles City Council president Nury Martinez was caught calling a white colleague’s two-year-old Black son a “changuito” which translates to “little monkey” on a leaked audio tape of a conversation with two additional colleagues.

Martinez resigned from her leadership position on Monday, but will remain in her position on the 15-member council, the Los Angeles Times reported. What we have here is another case of a liberal being sorry…that they were caught; not for their actions.

“I take responsibility for what I said and there are no excuses for those comments,” Martinez said in a statement. “I’m so sorry.”

In the recording of the conversation between Martinez, Councilmen Kevin de León and Gil Cedillo, as well as Ron Herrera, the president of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, not only did Martinez refer to the child as “little monkey,” she also said “he needs a beatdown.”

The racism didn’t end there. De León “chimed in to call the child’s adoptive father, Mike Bonin, the council’s ‘fourth Black member,’ and charge Bonin with carrying his son around like a designer handbag” writes National Review.

Martinez also stated that district attorney, George Gascón, was “with the blacks” and disparaged Oaxacan immigrants in the city as “short little dark people.”

The conversation was centered around redistricting efforts in the city and the participants attempts to shore up their own re-election chances and guarantee greater Latino representation on the city council.

Martinez and her colleagues are not just racist, they are dangerous. National Review reports the team “cut the police department budget by $150 million, resulting in over $47 million in unpaid overtime hours by LAPD officers in the 2020-2021 fiscal year that will need to eventually be paid back, with interest, by taxpayers.”

Additionally, “three hundred and ninety seven murders were recorded in Los Angeles in 2021, the most since 2006. It is on track for roughly the same number of homicides this year.”

In the statement announcing her resignation, Martinez said: “as someone who believes deeply in the empowerment of communities of color, I recognize my comments undercut that goal…going forward, reconciliation will be my priority.”

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