GA is still floored by Councilman DeFusco's narcissistic rant about Councilman Bhalla "selectivity" in prosecuting 'hate speech'; that Bhalla never stood up for him (DeFusco) when he alleged to be slurred online, but he (Bhalla) responded when a private citizen was assaulted with hate speech on the streets of Hoboken.
DeFusco called it "selectivity."
In other words, the councilman equated anonymous message board attacks on himself, a politician, with a private citizen seen verbally assaulted on the streets of Hoboken by a licensed vendor on YouTube.
In a DeFusco-centric universe, those are the same. The rest of us live in the real world.
Then (incredibly), DeFusco said to Bhalla:
" ...you have not been there for the LGBTQ Community."Time for a reality check.
Where was Mike Defusco?
|Mike DeFusco wasn't here.|
He was here:
In 2011 ZBA Commissioner DeFusco was networking with anti-Reform politicians, operatives and activists.
|Bajardi v Pincus exhibit- Pincus' MSJ|
In fact, GA has found no record of Mike Defusco publicly supporting the LGBTQ community prior to his 2015 election.
So, let's keep it real.
Watch Hudson County View's 2015 interview with then-candidate DeFusco and see if you can find the part where he discusses how he's "been there for the LGBTQ community."
Neither could I.
The fact is, nobody ever questioned him about it and nobody cared... not until he attacked Councilman Bhalla for "not being there for the LGBTQ community."
In fact, Bhalla has been there for Hoboken's LGBTQ community.
Here is one example.
In 2015, Councilman Bhalla sponsored an ordinance amending a 1959 law banning cross-dressing in Hoboken; Bhalla's ordinance passed on September 2, 2015.