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Threats against West Sacramento mayor not carried out

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Threats on Facebook against West Sacramento's mayor did not materialize Wednesday night.

There was no visible increased security at the city council meeting after a West Sacramento man allegedly threatened Mayor Christopher Cabaldon Facebook last Friday. He accused the mayor of selling the city's groundwater and called the mayor numerous gay slurs. The man also threatened to show up with his father at Wednesday's council meeting.

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Several people turned out to the meeting to support Cabaldon and criticize the man behind the threats.

"It's too bad that somebody is too cowardly to do it in the way that he did it," West Sacramento resident Margaret Halford said. "I think that Mayor Cabaldon is incredibly accessible. He's easily approachable."

"We like diversity and we want to make real progress and our community has been real supportive of that all the way along," Cabaldon said.

After the threats went public, many people went on Twitter to support Cabaldon.

The mayor posted on Twitter, "No incident at city council tonight following Friday threat. Instead, folks showed up to silently say hate/violence aren't West Sac values."


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