ELMONT NY - After last night’s Elmont Coalition for Sustainable Development (ECSD) meeting at the Elmont Public Library; Joe Smith, husband of Sandra Smith who chairs the Coalition, shouted anti-gay and racist slurs, at Elmont’s Iraq War veteran Carl Achille. Smith was heard shouting “you uppity nigger”, just before he lunged at Achille.
With Smith’s hands firmly clutching Achille’s neck, he pushed the young man onto one of the tables that formed the U shaped arrangement set in place for the meeting by library staff.
The sustained assault was eventually broken up by Elmont Library Trustee Patrick Nicolosi. As Smith was being pulled from his position above Achille he continued shouting profanity adding that he did not care that Achille was in law enforcement.
Smith, Smith, Lawes, and Hall represent the Republican establishment in Elmont. Residents are now openly asking, “Is the Elmont Public Library a place for civil discourse or the new Republican front for the war on reason and Elmont residents.”
This is not the first time Joe Smith, a Prisco apologist, has shown his “Ciotti Prisco” like predisposition at the Elmont Public Library. On February 13, 2012, Smith with Tania Lawes and Anne DeMichael acting as cheerleaders demonstrated his thug like manner in very same room.
“I am hurt that a sixty year old black man would call me an “uppity nigger” said Achille. “I attended Elmont Schools, defended my country and returned to my community to give back to the people that gave me so much.”
Many who witnessed the altercation applauded Achille’s restraint.
The phrase “uppity nigger” is an old pejorative used by [some] whites and “[some] white anointed blacks” to put generally young black men, but mostly noconformist blacks “in their place”. This plantation mental set is evident even today in Elmont.
A formal report was filed with the Nassau County Police Department.