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‘Blue Dystopia’: Riots Erupt in Eric Adams’ NYC After YouTube Influencer Promises Free PlayStations

‘Blue Dystopia’: Riots Erupt in Eric Adams’ NYC After YouTube Influencer Promises Free PlayStations

“Affluent New York democrats replaced Bill DeBlasio with Eric Adams because they wanted someone to fix the crime problem and now they have PlayStation riots lol. “

As we were reminded with the Occupy Wall Street movement, the Ferguson riots, and the Antifa/Black Lives Matter-led “peaceful protests” in 2020, Democrat-run cities are not safe places to be—especially when far-left activists decide they have an axe to grind against “the system” and proceed with stoking woke mobs into a feeding frenzy.

Though the activist component was missing, the scene in New York City Friday ahead of what was billed as a PlayStation giveaway by 21-year-old popular YouTube/Twitch streamer Kai Carlo Cenat nevertheless looked eerily similar.

Multiple videos show complete chaos in Union Square, with private and personal property looted and destroyed, vendors assaulted, fights among the rioters breaking out, and law enforcement completely overwhelmed by uncontrollable mobs, including hundreds who at one point chanted “suck my d*ck” at some of the officers.


Here’s what the scene looked like in the aftermath:

AMNY’s “Villager” filed this report on how it all started:

Dozens of spectators began fighting at around 3 p.m., throwing paint cans, bottles, and anything they could get their hands on into the crowd. One man set off a fire extinguisher while another was walking around with a pickaxe after they tore their way into a construction site. Most of those involved were teenagers.

Police responded to the mayhem soon after, arresting 65 people, 30 of whom were juvenile. Cenat was also detained by police and is facing two counts of inciting a riot.

Cops estimated the crowd totaled about 2,000.


The horde also hurled fireworks at cops who were attempting to break up the mayhem, exploding in plumes of smoke sending some of their fellow teens running. Others stayed steadfast however, scaling statues in the park, dining sheds, the Union Square Station overhead canopy, which was under construction, in the surrounding area.

“Our officers were attacked. We were in there, we were crushed. We were pushed to the ground,” Chief of Department Jeffrey Maddrey said. “I was hit with multiple objects as well.”

In the aftermath of the riots and Cenat’s arrest, his management group issued the following statement:

“We are deeply disheartened by the outbreak of disorderly conduct that affected innocent people and businesses, and do not condone that behavior,” the statement on behalf of AMP said. “We apologize to all of those impacted. We are fully cooperating with local authorities.”

The statement continued, “We recognize that our audience and influence are growing, and with that comes greater responsibility.” Members of AMP include Cenat, whose livestreams feature him speaking to fans, playing games and reacting to videos, and fellow streamer Fanum.

“Yesterday members of AMP hoped to create a positive experience for fans and give back as a show of appreciation for their support,” the group’s statement said. “We’ve hosted fan meet-ups and video shoots in the past, but we’ve never experienced anything at the scale of what took place yesterday.”

Mayor Eric Adams has, strangely, blamed “outside agitators” for what happened because we know riots in NYC are never an organic thing:

Asked about the incident – sparked by what intended to be a PlayStation giveaway organized by Twitch influencer Kai Cenat – during an unrelated press conference, Adams referenced Cenat, noting that the influencer “had a substantial number of followers” and “people came from outside of the city to be there.”

“We are further looking into where there’s some even outside agitators. You don’t come to get free Game Boys and bring smoke bombs and bring M80s and bring other disruptive items,” Adams said, mentioning a different video gaming system. “We believe there were some outside influencers that may have attempted to aggravate this situation.”

Cenat has been temporarily banned from the Twitch platform numerous times over the last two years, with three of them being for allegations of “repeated explicit simulated sexual activity,” “threats” against others, and consuming marijuana edibles.

Twitter users were quick to point out that once again a blue city was the scene of lunatics taking over the asylum:

Cenat has been “charged with at least two counts of inciting a riot and unlawful assembly.”

— Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym “Sister Toldjah” and can be reached via Twitter. —


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Free stuff always produces riots, but the giver-outer isn’t inciting riot.

    Yeah, I don’t get how this dude is being charged here. It’s sort of like charging Trump for J6 when all he did was want people to peacefully protest outside the capitol (a thing he was VERY clear about, even).

      CommoChief in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | August 6, 2023 at 8:04 pm

      Holding an event in a public location requires a permit. The organizer is supposed to lay out the who, what, when, where and why to the municipality. The municipality can then make preparations for crowd control, security, reroute traffic and so on.

      In addition the municipality can say No you can’t do it here or at this time of day and then provide alternatives that the City can support with services; transportation rerouting, Fire, Police, EMS and so on.

      This episode is what happens when event the organizer doesn’t ask permission and doesn’t coordinate with the municipality for support services. In a word chaos and it is absolutely on the organizer b/c he didn’t give the municipality an opportunity to plan, prepare and organize.

        Ah! Okay, that makes sense. But still, it seems kind of intense to charge him for inciting a riot. For all he knew two people would show up, he’d hand one of them Play Station, and life would go on.

          Petrushka in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | August 7, 2023 at 10:16 am

          People have rioted at Walmart over discounts.

          CommoChief in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | August 7, 2023 at 10:49 am

          Post a giveaway for $1,000 worth of lululemon women’s clothing to the first dozen women to show up to your house.(real women only) I suspect you will be inundated with women fighting it out to get their place in line.

    Heh. Imagine charging every store owner who held a Black Friday event or a “door-buster” sale.

      CommoChief in reply to MrE. | August 6, 2023 at 8:14 pm

      Not comparable. The stores are holding Black Friday events on their own property. They are risking their own stock in the building they own or lease. They have foreknowledge of the event and make all the plans and preparations they feel necessary to support the size of the crowd they expect. The stores control the start time and the ending time. Don’t forget a building has a limit on the # of occupants.

        Phillygirl1807 in reply to CommoChief. | August 7, 2023 at 9:16 am

        According to the new mayor of Chicago, these mobs are “gatherings, and the rioters are “misguided youths.” This is what happens when law enforcement is handcuffed by Progressive politicians.

    slither in reply to rhhardin. | August 6, 2023 at 9:43 pm

    There’s a video in which Cenet predicts that it will be wild and that the police will get involved.

How come New York gets to have genuine riots, while Chicago is only have “high-spirited teens?”

“All over a PlayStation 5? ANFWB.”
Well, I’m coming up short. Clearly we’re not talking about friends with benefits or Freewill Baptists, and that’s where Google runs out of suggestions.

When China does decide to pull the ripcord on their offensive to conquer the USA, they’re going to start by having Alibaba and Temu set up giveaway events in every big blue urban core in America.

…meanwhile, a song that states there is a reason this does not happen in small towns is the wrong thing to say.

If your life is so empty that the fact that you didn’t get a free PlayStation caused you to engage in a riot, do the rest of us a favor and jump off the Brooklyn Bridge.

Subotai Bahadur | August 6, 2023 at 6:28 pm

I heard a rumor that NYPD officers had to be directly ordered in to break things up because they knew that if there were any complaints that the cops would be the ones punished, and the knowledge that anyone arrested would be released before end of shift.

Given the fact that violent crime is the norm in New York City, and no one is protecting those going about their lawful affairs; it would make sense for the vandalized and and attacked businesses [or their corporate owners] to once again consider leaving New York City for the safety of their staff and continuing profitability.

Subotai Bahadur

I wonder about the fireworks thing.

Teens and adults are absolute idiots when handling fireworks. Then one gets the bright idea of pointing bottle rockets at cops and groups of people and then someone throws a M80 into a crowd.

Or it was premeditated to create mayhem.

E Howard Hunt | August 6, 2023 at 6:52 pm

What’s a PlayStation?

The Gentle Grizzly | August 6, 2023 at 7:19 pm

I am very glad none of the vendors had firearms; someone might have gotten hurt.

“Meanwhile, New York City remained calm this evening after Truth Social influencer Coy Suh-not announced the giveaway of free work boots and tool belts in Union Square. Hot dog stands and other vendors reported no increase in the usual levels of crime in the area. This is WNYC, New York.”

Suggest walling off the city to keep the criminals in.
Hey that’s a good idea for a movie, NY as one big prison.

I have to admit: I didn’t think it was possible for there to be a worse mayor than DeBlasio, but Adams is making it a real contest. Maybe what Adams needs to do is award each of the rioters several thousand dollars to compensate them for NYPD not doing something or other correctly. That might put Adams ahead of DeBlasio in the worst mayor contest.

Corporate wants you to point out all the differences between this picture of looting in NY and this picture of looting in South Africa.

(They’re the same picture)

Is no one going to state the obvious, that every single person in the riot is african-american?

There is a huge spiritual problem in the minority community.