This should be an interesting rumble in New York City. Perchance the new Mayor just may put a stop to this nonsense of intimidation by Black Lives Matter. Supporting the police seems to be a good start for the new Mayor Adams. Good luck:
Hawk Newsome, the activist who threatened “bloodshed” after a sit-down with Mayor-elect Eric Adams earlier this week, is a rogue militant and failed politician who likes to wear a bullet-proof vest and chew on a fat cigar when he strolls through his Bronx neighborhood.
Newsome’s incendiary statements and criticisms of the national Black Lives Matter movement have earned him international headlines but also made him a pariah among leaders of the civil rights cause. And the IRS yanked his group’s charitable status for failing to file financial reports, The Post has learned.
On Wednesday, when Adams, a former NYPD captain, vowed to bring back the force’s controversial Anti-Crime Unit, which was disbanded after widespread anti-police protests last year, Newsome, 44, threatened total anarchy.
Newsome followed up the threats with a social media post on Thursday while waiting for a flight at JFK Airport. “Mayor Elect Eric Adams want to Bring back the NYPD Anti-Crime unit that murdered SEAN BELL, AMADOU DIALLO, and ERIC GARNER,” Newsome said in the post to his 29,200 Instagram followers, referring to some New York City victims of police violence. “We can’t let that slide….You and I both know that we are up against an Evil and violent system.”
The mayor-elect doubled down on his promise Thursday, saying: ‘This is what I’m going to do. That was my promise and I’m going to keep it.’
Adams and Newsome also clashed about accountability on Wednesday, with the mayor-elect hitting back at the activist and saying he, too, needs to be held accountable – not just sit back and make demands.
The soon-to-be-mayor also shot back at the group during their closed-door meeting: ‘You’re on the ground: Stop the violence in my community. I’m holding you accountable.
‘Don’t hold me accountable,’ Adams went on. ‘Being the mayor, being the borough president, being the state senator – I put my body on the line for my community, so I’m not here for folks to come and say, “Eric, we’re gonna hold you accountable.”‘
And that is the best of the swamp today