After Councilman Leroy Comrie abstained from voting in the Sonny Carson street naming controversy, Councilman Charles Barron's chief-of-staff threatened to murder him should he run for Queens Borough President:
"If it takes an assassination of his ass, he will not be borough president of the borough in which I live," [Viola Plummer] is reported to have said.
Asked if Plummer's comment was appropriate, [Barron] said, "Absolutely."
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