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

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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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  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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Sen. Sinema Appears To Quickly Pull A U-Turn After Seeing Biden

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Kyrsten Sinema

Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) – who dealt a potentially fatal blow to the Democrats’ election reform legislation by refusing President Biden’s push to reform Senate filibuster rules – appears to have avoided Biden as he spoke to reporters after meeting with Senate Democrats to the legislation.

In a video posted on YouTube, as Biden speaks to reporters, Sinema can be seen emerging from a Senate room in the background. As soon as Sinema appears to see Biden, she turns around and walks in the other direction.

Under current Senate rules, at least 60 senators would need to support Biden’s election reform legislation for it to pass. With the 50-50 split in the Senate, Democrats would need at least 10 Republicans to support the bill for it to have any chance of passing. In order to bypass this, Biden has pushed for eliminating the filibuster, which would effectively allow Democrats to ram through their legislation.

On Thursday, Sinema announced that she did not support eliminating the filibuster to allow the bills to pass through the Senate.

“There’s no need for me to restate my longstanding support for the 60-vote threshold to pass legislation. There’s no need for me to restate its role in protecting our country from wild reversals of federal policy,” Sinema said, according to Fox News. “This week’s harried discussions about Senate rules are but a poor substitute for what I believe could have and should have been a thoughtful public debate at any time over the past year.”

“But what is the legislative filibuster, other than a tool that requires new federal policy to be broadly supported by senators, representing the broader cross-section of Americans… Demands to eliminate this threshold from whichever party holds the fleeting majority amount to a group of people separated on two sides of a canyon, shouting that solution to their colleagues,” she continued.

“These bills help treat the symptoms of the disease, but they do not fully address the disease itself. And while I continue to support these bills, I will not support separate actions that worsen the underlying disease of division affecting our country,” Sinema added.

“Some have given up on the goal of erasing our divisions and uniting Americans. I have not,” Sinema stated. “I’ve worked hard to demonstrate in my public service, the value of working with unlikely allies to get results.”

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Biden should ‘sleep with one eye open’ around Harris: Terrell

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Jesse Watters and Leo Terrell react to the Biden-Harris COVID response strategy on ‘Hannity.’

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