The NYC City Council Speaker Frontrunner Is Being Sued For Allegedly Putting A Santeria Curse On An Opponent

1. A new lawsuit alleges this colorful mural of a rooster is actually a nefarious Santeria curse perpetrated by Melissa Mark-Viverito, the frontrunner to become New York City council speaker, against a political opponent.

2. In the lawsuit, Gwen Goodwin details what she believes the bird really was.

The mural depicted a decapitated and wooden-sword-stabbed bird of prey, on information and belief, and according to neighbors of Puerto Rican and other backgrounds, in the Caribbean culture, this constituted a curse and a death threat, as a swastika or a noose would symbolize typically to many Jews or African Americans, respectively.

3. Mark-Viverito was involved as the head of Los Muros Hablan, an urban-art campaign launched last summer to celebrate Latino culture by painting murals on walls across the five boroughs.

4. Goodwin, who came in sixth in the Democratic primary, 26 points behind Viverito, said the intended purpose of the mural was to inflict harm on her and it worked.

She said that she suddenly got a blood clot in her foot and that a close friend began “acting crazy” right after the mural went up.

“I really felt that people needed to understand who they were giving power to as the next most powerful person behind the mayor of New York City,” Goodwin told the New York Post, making it clear that the timing of the lawsuit was because Mark-Viverito is a frontrunner to be the next city council speaker.

5. “These desperate and ­ridiculous allegations by a failed political opponent of Melissa are false, absurd and a waste of the court’s precious time,” said Mark-Viverito’s spokesman Eric Koch.

AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews

“It’s sad but expected that Melissa’s ­opponents are resorting to these kinds of tactics,” Koch said.

10. Community leaders, including the founder of the National Institute for Latino Policy, Angelo Falcón, came to her defense, blasting the stories by major New York tabloids.

Both the New York Post and the Daily News owe not only Melissa Mark Viverito, but the whole Puerto Rican and Caribbean population of this city an apology for this disgusting stereotyping and partisan political reporting.

11. h/t: Latino Rebels

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