The unofficial street renaming for black nationalist Sonny Carson is going forward in Brooklyn this Saturday at 4 p.m., according to a City Hall source. And leading the unofficial event will be Charles Barron.
The fact that the City Council already rejected this plan isn't stopping supporters. In fact, I’m guessing this is going to end quite well, politically speaking, for Barron and the Carson supporters: The event is going to draw a crowd, and reporters. The attention could be used to strengthen supporters’ claims that the will of the people is being crushed by City Hall. And the (inevitable?)images of the sign being removed by city officials or the police will only add to that perception.
That is, unless Barron’s chief of staff Viola Plummer steals the show. Again.