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January 26th, 2012
09:23 PM ET

Hundreds of tacos sent to Connecticut mayor

By Maria Santana, CNN

East Haven, Connecticut (CNN) - Two days after a Connecticut mayor delivered an errant comment about eating tacos to support East Haven Latinos, some of whom are the alleged victims of police mistreatment, Mayor Joseph Maturo Jr. apparently got his wish.

Some 500 tacos were delivered to his office Thursday after a Latino activist group called Junta for Progressive Action launched a text-for-tacos campaign to draw attention to the comment, which Maturo later apologized for.

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.

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  1. and?

    We knew this was coming since the group said they were going to do it. If this guy were smart he'd have been prepared with either a party that would have been catered (for free) or been ready to send these tacos to a homeless shelter.

    Either way, what a wasteful way to show your displeasure.

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