Lhota Accuses de Blasio of "Role" in 1991 Crown Heights Riots, Says He Caused "Further Violence and Division"
This year's mayoral election is doubling as a kind of history lesson, as taught by two increasingly cranky middle-aged men who can't stop issuing passive-aggressive press releases about each other. First, we learned about Bill de Blasio's past as a young über-liberal who spent time in Nicaragua, pulling for the Sandinistas. Then we heard about young Joe Lhota's love for Barry Goldwater and hatred of "Marxist tyranny." We are, thank God, moving forward in time just a bit, and appear to have made it all the way to the 90s: now Lhota is accusing his rival of having a "role" in the deadly Crown Heights riots of 1991, which pitted the neighborhood's black and Orthodox residents against each other.
Image via Facebook Young Bill, in phone mode.