If NYC Mayor-elect Eric Adams cracks down on crime in the Big Apple, New York Black Lives Matter co-founder Hawk Newsome is promising “riots”, “bloodshed” and fire. Keep in mind, this is the organization that the media says is “peaceful”.
Despite a heated debate with BLM, Mayor-Elect Adams said he will be reinstating a version of the undercover anti-crime unit that was disbanded at the height of widespread police protests last year.
In response, Newsome ramped up his threats.
“If they think that they are going back to the old ways of policing then we’re going to take to the streets again. There will be riots, there will be fire, and there will be bloodshed,” Newsome said. “So there is no way that we’re going to let some Gestapo come in here and harm our people, right? We pray for peace, but black opportunities prepare for the worst. We have people in city council who can create problems for him. We have people in the streets who can create problems for this administration by shutting it down,” he threatened.
In response to the threats, Adams is standing strong.
According to the NY Post, Adams made his intentions clear on Thursday, vowing to reinstate the NYPD’s plainclothes cop units despite the threats.
“They didn’t say any of that in the meeting. That was a lot of grandstanding,” Adams said during an appearance on Fox 5. “They know who I am. I ran on a very clear message: My city will not be unsafe and that is what we’re going to do. Clear plan: Putting together a plainclothes anti-gun unit — that will happen — and the city is going to be safe.”
Read more about Adam’s response below:
— New York Post (@nypost) November 11, 2021
Despite the media saying that BLM is “mostly peaceful”, it appears they are going back to their old tactics of dangerous threats to get their way.