In the interview Tuesday, a local reporter pointed out that there were no Latino officers on East Haven’s police force.
“And your point being?” Maturo responded.
Asked what he planned to do for the Latino community in light of the discrimination allegations, the mayor said, “I might have tacos when I go home, I’m not quite sure yet.”
That set off the activist group, a local branch of the Reform Immigration for America organization, which said that anytime someone texts the word “taco” to 69866, it will deliver a taco to the mayor on their behalf.
They’ve received more than 2,600 texts, the group said in a statement Thursday.
“The mayor has shown a total lack of respect for the constituents he has been sworn to serve to the best of his ability,” said Henry Fernandez, spokesman for the group.
Maturo twice apologized for the comments, saying his words were largely a product of stress.
Still, some 500 tacos were placed inside his office; the rest are already being rerouted to local food-assistance outlets.
Moral of the story: DON’T FUCK WITH US, MATURO.