Tiffany Kumar, an alderperson representing Ithaca’s Fourth Ward and a Cornell University undergraduate student, discovered her car vandalized with a derogatory note on Thursday afternoon.
It crudely demanding her resignation, and the damage to her vehicle, which appeared to be struck with a brick, have raised concerns of political intimidation in the community.
Kumar, who was elected unopposed and began her term in early 2023, found the incident disturbing and plans to file a police report.
The incident has sparked reactions from other council members. Alderperson Ducson Nguyen labeled the act against Kumar as misogynistic and politically motivated in a post on X (formerly Twitter).
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