That’s a hell of a typo

31 Aug

Somebody once said that one out of eleven people is either from Brooklyn or is related to someone from there.

If that’s true, then here’s some hometown news for a few of you.

Meet Democrat Ben Akselrod who’s running for the State Assembly.

His campaign sent mailers using the word “negrohood” to residents in his Sheepshead Bay district.


It was a typo.

“As the candidate, I take full responsibility for this inadvertent error and I am sorry to anyone who was offended by it.”

The mailers claimed his opponent “has allowed crime to go up over 50% in our negrohood so far this year.”

Akselrod didn’t say whether his campaign intended to use the word “neighborhood” instead.

He did blast his opponent’s supporters for focusing on the typo instead of addressing crime in the community.

Akselrod’s campaign treasurer, who said he was “not involved” in the creation of the flier, resigned anyway.

One Response to “That’s a hell of a typo”

  1. Anonymous August 31, 2012 at 12:35 pm #

    That ain’t a typo, not close enough in spelling

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