Even Democrats are sick and tired of Black Lives Matter’s seemingly endless stream of violence. Mayor-elect Eric Adams, New York City’s incoming Democrat mayor, threatened the radical organization with harsh punishment if it continues its streak of violence and looting. Adams, rhetoric was a distinctly different tone than Mayor de Blasio who has seemingly turned a blind eye to the rise in crime in the city.
Fox News reports:
“Not my city,” Eric Adams, a former police captain who was elected in November to succeed termed-out Mayor Bill de Blasio, said at a Police Athletic League event at the Harvard Club, according to the New York Post.
“We’re not going to surrender to those who are saying ‘We’re going to burn down New York’,” Adams said.
The message seemed squarely aimed at Hawk Newsome, a local leader of the Black Lives Matter movement who last month threatened “riots,” “fire” and “bloodshed” if Adams tried to revive past anti-crime practices that were discarded during the de Blasio years.
Newsome still refused to walk back his threats of violence during an interview with Fox News.
Adama also seemed to reference a recent string of violence in Queens after the Kyle Rittenhouse trial.
“We’re not going to have a city where anarchists come from outside our city and go into a community such as Queens and destroy the community for their own selfish needs and desires,” Adams said.