Mayor elect Eric Adams isn’t afraid of a fight – and he’s not taking kindly to threats from BLM.
“The Big Apple mayor-elect doubled down on his campaign promise to reinstate the NYPD’s plainclothes unit a day after New York Black Lives Matter leader Hawk Newsome threatened ‘riots,’ ‘fire’ and ‘bloodshed’ should Adams follow through on the move,” the New York Post reports.
“I made it clear on the campaign trail,” Adams said on CNN Thursday morning. “I’m going to put in place not the Anti-Crime Unit, I’m going to put in place a plainclothes gun unit. We must zero in on gun violence in our community. You’ve seen what’s happening when a young man, 21 years old, was shot by a 17-year-old man carrying a gun,” Adams said.
“Adams has long promised to bring back a ‘reinvented’ version of the disbanded Anti-Crime Unit that was tasked with firearm busts, as well as a crackdown on violent crime and hard drugs. It was dismantled in the wake of the George Floyd protests because some of the officers in the unit were involved in the high-profile killings of victims like Eric Garner and Sean Bell years earlier,” the Post reports.