BLM leader warns NYC mayor-elect to expect ‘riots, fire, bloodshed’ if he cracks down on crime
Could the political honeymoon already be over for New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams even before he takes office?
Adams, a liberal but self-described business-friendly Democrat who campaigned on bringing back law and order to violent-crime-ridden NYC, reportedly had a contentious, in part, meeting with BLM New York representatives.
The encounter included a discussion of his plan to bring back, in a revamped form, the NYPD’s plain-clothes, anti-crime unit that was disbanded last year.
That idea apparently didn’t sit well with New York BLM co-founder Hawk Newsome.
“If they think they are going back to the old ways of policing then we’re going to take to the streets again. There will be riots. There will be fire, and there will be bloodshed,” Newsome said after the sit-down, according to the New York Post.