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Mayor Brown condemns discovery of bombs against political leaders

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As chair of the New York State Democratic Committee, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown calls the discovery of bombs against political leaders “unacceptable”.  WBFO’s senior reporter Eileen Buckley asked Brown for his reaction to the bombs discovered at home New York home of democrats Hillary and Bill Clinton and to former President Obama in Washington, D.C.

“It’s a very sad thing and we should not have to endure that in our American Democracy,” responded Mayor Brown.

Mayor Brown tells WBFO News People should be able to support the positions that they believe in without fear of "physical reprisal or attack of any type."

Brown tells WBFO News individuals, who move their political beliefs into the "realm of violence” is “unacceptable” in our society.

But Brown said he believes National, state and county Democratic Party levels are remaining vigilant as well as all other political parties and candidates running for office. 

“I think unfortunately people have to be very vigilant right now. We shouldn’t’ disagree trying to hurt people – to harm each other,” Brown remarked.  “It’s wrong. It shouldn’t happen.”    

As chair of the State Democratic Committee, WBFO asked Brown is condemning if he would be contacting the Clinton’s.

“I will certainly be reaching out to people who have endured these terrible threats and just let them know that we respect their service, we respect their standing for our democratic principles in this country, no matter what their party affiliation may be, so that is certainly something I might consider doing,” Brown answered.