“There will be riots. There will be fire, and there will be bloodshed”
New York City’s new mayor-elect Eric Adams ran on a platform that included returning law and order to the city, but some people on the left are not happy about it.
BLM leaders in New York met with Adams this week and one man leader named Hank Newsome emerged from the meeting promising that the city would see more riots and bloodshed if the city brought back its anti-crime units.
The New York Post reports:
BLM leader threatens ‘riots, fire, bloodshed’ in NYC if Eric Adams gets tough on crime
A Black Lives Matter leader vowed there’ll be “riots,” “fire” and “bloodshed” if Mayor-elect Eric Adams follows through with his promise to bring back plainclothes anti-crime cops to battle New York’s surge in violent crimes.
New York BLM co-founder Hawk Newsome debated the plan for a return to tougher policing with Adams during a contentious sit-down at Brooklyn Borough Hall Wednesday that was livestreamed on Instagram.
Although Adams found common ground with the activists on plans to fight poverty in the black community, the former NYPD captain said he’ll be reinstating a revamped version of the undercover anti-crime unit that was disbanded at the height of widespread police protests last year.
“If they think they are going back to the old ways of policing then we’re going to take to the streets again,” New York BLM co-founder Hawk Newsome said outside Borough Hall after the meeting.
Eric Adams, who is former NYPD, responded by reminding people that this was part of his campaign.
The Washington Free Beacon reported:
Adams, the Brooklyn borough president and a former NYPD captain, promised during his campaign to be tough on crime as New York City’s next mayor, which he said would include bringing back an undercover police unit. Following his meeting with Newsome, Adams remained undaunted.
“I made it clear on the campaign trail,” Adams told CNN on Thursday morning. “I’m going to put in place a plainclothes gun unit. We must zero in on gun violence in our community. … That was my promise, and I’m going to keep it.”
NYPD commissioner Dermot Shea dissolved the undercover unit, which had about 600 officers, in June 2020, citing a “disproportionate” number of police shootings. In 2014, a plainclothes police officer choked Eric Garner to death. Garner’s last words, “I can’t breathe,” became a rallying cry of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Here’s a video report from FOX 5 in New York:
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