Watch: NYC Mayor Elect Continues His Warning For BLM Leaders

Written By BlabberBuzz | Saturday, 11 December 2021 16:45
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On Thursday, New York Mayor-elect Eric Adams threatened Black Lives Matter leader Hawk Newsome, warning him not to mess with his city.

The impassioned Mayor-elect Adams delivered a tough-on-crime speech in Manhattan Thursday, while repeating his warning to Black Lives Matter leader Hawk Newsome not to mess with New York.

''We're not going to surrender to those who are saying we're going to burn down New York. Not my city,'' Adams declared, according to the New York Post.

Adams, a retired NYPD captain, also asserted that New York wouldn't allow anarchists to ''come from outside our city and go into a community such as Queens and destroy the community for their own selfish needs.''

Newsome last month threatened ''riots'' and ''bloodshed'' if Adams reversed the abolition of the NYPD's anti-crime units.

''If he thinks that they're going to go back to the old ways of policing, then we are going to take to the streets again. There will be riots, there will be fire and there will be bloodshed because we believe in defending our people,'' Newsome, co-founder of Black Lives Matter of Greater New York, told the New York Daily News after a heated meeting with Adams in Brooklyn Borough Hall.

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''So there is no way that he is going to let some Gestapo come in here and harm our people,'' Newsome went on. ''We pray for peace but ... prepare for the worst.''

He also had a message for agitators, like the ones who destroyed property in Middle Village, Queens after Kyle Rittenhouse’s acquittal.

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“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 he desires,” Adams remarked.

The retired NYPD captain received a warm reception from the largely-Republican crowd that included former New York Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox, billionaire business mogul John Catsimatidis, actor and former talk show host Tony Danza and former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton.

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Adams praised Bratton for slashing the city’s murder rate, and for his broken windows policing style that cracked down on the quality of life issues to ensure the city is safer from violent crime.

“Bill Bratton, your legend has not been completely closed,” said Adams, noting that he intends to build the two-time top cop’s public safety model.

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The outgoing Brooklyn borough President also joked that it’s a good thing he won the crowded Democratic primary and not any of the other candidates who were anti-police and anti-business. “I burn candles and say prayers and Hail Marys that those other characters were not elected to be mayor right now.

On the campaign trail, Adams vowed to reinstate the anti-crime units that were disbanded at the height of 2020's BLM protests.

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