- BLM leaders, including co-founder Hawk Newsome, got into a shouting match with NYC Mayor-elect Eric Adams during a closed-door sit-down on Wednesday
- Adams has pledged to reinstate the NYPD’s anti-crime units, about 600 plainclothes officers that fight violent crime
- Newsome threatened ‘riots’ and ‘bloodshed’ if the units are brought back
- ‘We will shut the city down. We will shut down City Hall, and we will give him hell and make it a nightmare,’ Chivona Newsome, Hawk’s sister, said
- But Adams hit back, saying BLM also needs to be held accountable and not just make demands
- ‘You’re on the ground: Stop the violence in my community. I’m holding you accountable,’ mayor-elect said, adding: ‘You need to be corrected’
- Newsome later called Adams ‘tone deaf’ and said ‘no way that he is going to let some Gestapo come in here and harm our people’
- Shootings soared across the city last summer after Mayor Bill de Blasio did away with the plainclothes unit in June 2020 after outpour of anti-police sentiment
- Crime has skyrocketed in NYC, with total crime up 2.6% in September 2021 compared to September 2020
- As recently as Wednesday morning, a 62-year-old man was brutally attacked by a group of teens near Times Square, slashed in the face and stabbed in the neck
A Black Lives Matter leader has threatened ‘riots’ and ‘bloodshed’ in the streets of New York City if Mayor-elect Eric Adams reinstates the NYPD’s anti-crime units – a vow Adams later doubled down on the following day.
The comments came from New York BLM co-founder Hawk Newsome after debating Adams during a contentious closed-door sit-down event Wednesday with the incoming Democrat leader.
While Adams was able to make headway with the activists on his plans to fight poverty in the black community when he takes office, the former NYPD captain vowed to bring back the controversial anti-crime units composed of about 600 plainclothes officers that target violent crimes – something BLM was angry about.
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