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Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito’s crush on unrepentant Puerto Rican terrorist Oscar Lopez-Rivera is getting worse by the torrid tweet.

Gotham’s second most powerful oaf-icial celebrated her birthday on April Fool’s Day with three Twitter messages in Spanish that squealed her undying support for the remorseless cucaracha serving 70 years for plotting to overthrow the U.S. government with the Armed Forces of National Liberation, whose thugs were convicted in 1981 of seditious conspiracy, bomb making, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, and weapons possession.

The guerilla group committed 119 acts of terrorism — 66 of them in New York City — in its blood-soaked thrust for an independent island nation, making it a gang of thugs responsible for the largest number of attacks in the U.S. between 1970 and 2011, claims the State Department.

Yet Missy is beside herself dreaming about Lopez-Rivera’s release. It would be “the best birthday gift,” “the best gift,” and “what I want most for my birthday” she gushed like a Charles Manson groupie, instead of an official elected in good faith and armed with a $69-billion, taxpayer-funded budget.

Mark-Viverito has never stopped craving for Lopez-Rivera’s release. She previously rallied her council colleagues to push for parole for the murderous yellow-belly, who fancied himself a “valiant freedom fighter,” instead of a terrorist who operated without conscience.

One pride and joy of his notorious group is the heinous lunchtime bombing of historic Fraunces Tavern on Jan. 24, 1975 that killed four Americans: Frank Connor, 33; Harold H. Sherburne, 66; Alejandro Berger, 28; and James Gezork, 32.

Connor’s son Joseph — a young schoolboy when his dad was murdered — faced Lopez-Rivera across the table at the terrorist’s 2011 parole hearing to make sure his release was denied.

He says Mark-Viverito is shady because she knows full well that Lopez waged an unprecedented, murderous bombing campaign against the very city that elected her.

“She claims to advocate for New Yorkers, while she ignores the life — and exploits the death — of New Yorkers like my father in favor of his killers,” Joseph Connor told this column.

“What kind of low-life politician sides with terrorists over the very citizenry she is sworn to defend?”

His father’s senseless murder was his family’s “first 9-11,” says Connor, whose cousin Steve Schlag died in the World Trade Center terror attacks that occurred almost two years to the day that President Bill Clinton pardoned the F.A.L.N, terrorists. Lopez-Rivera was so committed to killing Americans that he refused the clemency, instead telling the Seattle Times, “I have no regrets for what I’ve done.

Melissa Mark-Viverito’s unseemly advocacy for a barbarous revolutionary with American blood on his hands makes her a city official of the worst kind, and a shameless terror hussy who needs to be impeached.!/BritShavana

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Tupamara from Bronx says:
It's ironic how the disclaimer before submitting a comment states that I agree not to post any abusive, obscene, slanderous or hateful comments, yet this article does just that. By UN law Missy, a nation that's a colony has the right to self determination by any means necessary. Oscar was never charged with murder or any other violent crime, for that matter, making your argument irrelevant. Have you considered researching the terror and repression the United States has imposed on the people of the island of Puerto Rico?
April 20, 11:22 am
Jose M Lopez Sierra from Bayamon, Puerto Rico says:
Dear Partner,

International law gives Oscar Lopez Rivera the right to do what he did. The things attributed to Oscar in this article are lies. The United States government is the unrepentant terrorist!

After the approval of the 33rd United Nations’ resolution by consensus on June 23, 2014 asking the United States (US) to immediately decolonize of Puerto Rico, we should work together to force the United States government to comply with it.

The facts that the United States government has maintained Puerto Rico as its colony for 116 years, has had Oscar López Rivera in prison for 33 years for fighting for Puerto Rico decolonization, and has ignored 33 UN resolutions to decolonize Puerto Rico, confirm that the US government has no intentions of ever decolonizing Puerto Rico. Therefore, we need to form a tsunami of people to force the US to comply with the 33 resolutions.

We should peacefully protest at least 3 times a year until we achieve our goal. The first one will be a march up to the US Courthouse in Puerto Rico on the Abolition of Slavery Day on March 22. The second will be another march in Puerto Rico on a day before the UN’s Puerto Rico decolonization hearing. The third one will be a protest in New York City on the same day the UN holds its Puerto Rico decolonization hearing.

These 3 protests are indispensable, because those who have colonies don’t believe in justice for all.

José M López Sierra
Comité Timón del Pueblo
United Partners for the Decolonization of Puerto Rico
July 19, 10:20 pm

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