There’s a new mayor in town, and he isn’t playing around!
That’s right: The Big Apple has bid De Blasio adieu in favor of Eric Adams, an ex-cop who has made it clear that the city will not turn into the personal playground of criminals under his watch.
Adams made this assertion repeatedly over the course of his campaign, undoubtedly one of the biggest reasons why he was elected mayor.
“I made it clear on the campaign trail: I’m going to put in place not the Anti-Crime Unit, I’m going to put in place a plainclothes gun unit … This is what I’m going to do. That was my promise and I’m going to keep it.” [Source: The Daily Wire]
In other words, Adams is going to reinstate everything that De Blasio destroyed, underscoring the real long-term cost of an out-of-control, anti-police leftist in charge.
Adams attracted significant praise for his stance, including from former New York Governor Dave Paterson, who believes that Adams’s leadership may restore hope to the city.
“[Adams] really demonstrated the poise and the care that [he] wants to bring to the city when he said he will not allow that kind of activity to go on in my city. … He should be commended. It’s fantastic what he did.” [Source: Newsmax]
Too bad that BLM isn’t very interested in the “care” that Admas intends to bring, chiefly in the form of the anti-crime unit.
In spite of the fact that police officers are literally tasked with fighting crime, Hank Newsome, the supposed leader of BLM’s New York chapter, ironically finds it appropriate to threaten the anti-violence unit with … violence.
“If they think that they’re going to go back to the old ways of policing, then we’re going to take to the streets again … There will be riots, there will be fires and there will be bloodshed.” [Source: Fox News]
Heck, Adams could have just taken Newsome on the campaign trail and let him talk; that alone would have been more than sufficient to buoy Adams into power.
Even more impressively, Adams has not shown any inkling of backing down to Newsome’s absurd commentaries.
On the contrary, he has doubled down on his anti-crime stance.
“This city is not going to be a city of riots, it’s not going to be a city of burning …
This is going to be a city where we are going to be safe. We are going to have effective policing that is not heavy-handed. We’re going to have the backs of our police officers, we’re going to hold them accountable to do their job … It’s ironic that at no time did that small fringe group talk about the gun violence that is destroying our city.” [Source: The Daily Wire]
Thank you, Mayor Adams, for calling out BLM for exactly what it is a “small fringe group.”
This group has sadly been given far too much power by both Kamala Harris and the virulent Squad, but it is clear that citizens across the nation are becoming totally sick of out of control crime.
That irritation has directly led to less support for BLM, which Newsome himself is likely aware of, given his rather fiery interview with Fox News recently.
In a nutshell, Newsome lost it during an interview with Dan Bongino, and he also refused to “condone” or “condemn” riots.
“What I’ll say is, I understand when a police officer unjustifiably kills someone, why people lash out. I understand that completely … I’m not going to condemn, nor am I going to condone [riots].” [Source: Fox News]
Bongino jumped all over Newsome’s deliberate waffling, pointing out that the BLM “leader” took a rather cowardly stance.
“Isn’t that cowardly? ‘I’m not going to condemn it, but I’m not going to condone it — so I don’t want to take a stand?’
You seem to talk a lot of junk and then when I put you on the spot you won’t answer a damn question. Do you condone violence or you condemn violence? You’re all over the place. Just condemn violence and burning of buildings down. How hard is it?” [Source: Fox News]
Apparently, for a violent snowflake, any form of commitment is very hard.
Regardless, it is a great day when BLM gets the exposure they crave, only to screw it up by waffling in the national spotlight.
It’s an even greater day when the mayor refuses to back down to BLM … and one can only hope that stance persists, even after the Rittenhouse verdict is released.
Author: Jane Jones