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22-Year NYPD Veteran and ‘Defund the Police’ Opponent Wins Democratic Primary in NYC Mayoral Race

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Eric Adams

A moderate Democrat who served with the NYPD for 22 years has won the Democratic Primary for New York City’s Mayoral race. 60-year-old Eric Adams was a vocal opponent of the “defund the police” movement during his campaign. “If Black lives really matter, it can’t only be against police abuse. It has to be against the violence that’s ripping apart our communities” said Adams the night of the primary.

If elected, Adams will be the second Black mayor of the liberal city where Democrats outnumber Republicans 7 to 1. “Now we must focus on winning in November so that we can deliver on the promise of this great city for those who are struggling, who are underserved, and who are committed to a safe, fair, affordable future for all New Yorkers,” said Adams.

Adams is against the “defund the police” movement and said in May after a shooting in Times Square wounded three people, including a 4-year-old girl in Time Square, “we’re not going to recover as a city if we turn back time and see an increase in violence, particularly gun violence.”

The results finally came two weeks after voting for the primary ended in a field of five candidates. The Associated Press called the race for Adams who narrowly defeated former sanitation commissioner Kathryn Garcia by 8,426 votes.

Also on Tuesday, New York City’s Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a “disaster emergency” on gun violence in New York and issued an executive order to expedite funding to help with what he referred to as a new “epidemic.”

Cuomo tweeted about his initiative, “Gun violence is a public health crisis, and we must treat it like one. This declaration will allow us to give this crisis the full attention & resources it deserves.” He also pledged 138 million dollars for the initiative.

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6 Comments

  1. Jorge P

    July 7, 2021 at 9:31 am

    Talking to my dad this AM, who’s lived in Queens for 55 years, and he stated that all the Covid relief money as well as unemployment money is being used to buy illegal guns. Of course Dems will focus on even more stringent gun laws and not the actual root causes, as outlaws run around burning, looting, and shooting up the city.

    I believe the city needs a conservative-minded mayor to truly get out of this mess; but hope Mr. Adams is DINO and is true conservative underneath.

  2. Slideglide

    July 7, 2021 at 11:03 am

    Being a Democrat, he is pressumed to be a cog in the Democrat Party behemoth machine.

    The read startes of, somewhat moderate, but then he started talkung about BLM, in a positive way.

    Nothing positive has come from BLM, especially towards Black Americans.

    Promoting racial tension is not productive, but is actually counter productive.

  3. Joe Crosby

    July 7, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    Eric you are right Black Lives do not Matter on slaughter house neighborhoods! My opinion is the reason politicians have not done anything about it in democrat run locales is because there is no political gain from doing so!!

  4. Montie Craddock

    July 7, 2021 at 2:33 pm

    It is every citizen’s right and responsibility to defend their individual freedoms, life and property . How complicated is that ?

  5. Susan

    July 8, 2021 at 4:18 am

    Eric Adams is known as a very flawed and corrupt man. New Yorkers should vote for Curtis Silwa, a man who has spent his life actually fighting crime in the streets. A man of integrity.

  6. Nasonya Rowell

    July 17, 2021 at 1:28 pm

    New York will stay a cesspool as long as they continue voting for people that separate instead of unite.

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BLM Leader Vows to ‘Abolish’ NYC Mayor De Blasio’s Vax Passports

Says ‘Free Pass to Racism’,  ‘Modern-Day Freedom Papers’

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Chivona Newsome

New York Mayor Bill De Blasio’s vaccine mandates and consequential vaccine passports necessary to enter most bars and restaurants in the city are being dubbed racist by a Black Lives Matter leader.

Chivona Newsome co-founded the Greater New York Chapter of BLM and also ran as a congressional candidate in 2020 for New York’s 15th district sent a statement to Fox News explaining the claims of racism.

“Although Mayor Bill De Blasio ran on progressives values, nothing in his tenure will attest to his campaign promises,” Newsome stated. “The September 13th vaccine mandate is racist and specifically targets Black New Yorkers. The vaccination passports are modern-day Freedom Papers, which limit the free will of Black people.”

De Blasio’s mandates went into effect September 13, ordering indoor establishments making patrons show proof of vaccination before entering. Businesses can face fines up to $5,000 for not complying. On September 20, the Mayor’s office announced it had already issued 3,200 warnings to businesses in the first week.

Newsome continued, “The vaccination mandates infringe upon the civil liberties of the Black community…It’s more than where we can dine or enjoy entertainment, it will result in loss of income. As of Monday, September 27, Black health care workers and educators will lose their jobs.”

Newsome’s concerns for minorities and repercussions such as losing jobs is the same reasoning hundreds of groups and unions across the country have stood up against Biden’s vaccine mandate. Postal workers, Police unions, Nurse Unions and Hospital administrators are all amongst those expressing outrage.

Newsome says De Blasio’s actions are a direct attack on black Americans, and he “chose to disenfranchise and force the very people who elected him into poverty and second-class citizenship.”

She explained that de Blasio is, “fully aware of the hesitancy and distrust people of African descent have about vaccination and their interactions with government and law enforcement.” Newsome concluded, “the vaccination passport will not be a free pass to racism. Our organization pledges to demonstrate until the vaccine mandate is abolished.”

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Democrat Pushes Back On False Claim Border Patrol Agents Whipped Migrants

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Henry Cuellar

During a CNN interview on Tuesday, Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) pushed back on false claims by other Democrat lawmakers that U.S. Border Patrol agents riding horses were swinging whips at illegal immigrants trying to cross the southern border.

CNN anchor Victor Blackwell pushed the false information during, saying the Border Patrol agents were hitting migrants with what “appears to use what looks like a rope or a lasso” and then asking Cuellar for his reaction.

“Well, you know, certainly, we got to make sure we treat all the immigrants with respect and dignity,” Cuellar responded. “But I will say this, Border Patrol has had those horse brigades for a while, they’ve had them for a while, number one. Number two, they don’t carry whips. And they do not carry lassos. I think the picture you’re talking about, at least the one I’ve seen is the rein, the rein of the horses.”

“And should those be used? Should those be used should even if it is a rein?” Blackwell asked.

“Well, again, if there was a problem, it should be investigated,” Cuellar responded. “And I think that’s it, but we cannot paint the Border Patrol with that same type of paintbrush. Look, you know, what are they supposed to do? Just stand there and let everybody come in? You know, they’re supposed to be enforcing the law, but again, as to how you enforce the law, you got to make sure you treat people with dignity and respect.”

The CNN interview came after a video surfaced of illegal immigrants attempting to evade U.S. Border Patrol agents on horses and run into the country. In response, many Democrats falsely declared that the agents were using whips on the migrants – despite the fact that Border Patrol agents do not carry whips and there being zero evidence any of the agents struck any of the migrants.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), for example, tweeted, “The images of inhumane treatment of Haitian migrants by Border Patrol—including the use of whips—are unacceptable They are fleeing violence and natural disaster and seeking protection in our country The Administration must uphold our refugee laws and stop Title 42 deportations.”

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