“Not in my city,” Mayor-elect Eric Adams, a former NYPD police captain, said in a speech last week to the prestigious Police Athletic League.
Adams, (pictured at right), a Democrat who won election in November, vowed in the same speech the city won’t “surrender” to those promising to burn the city to the ground, The New York Post reported.
That promise seemed be a direct response to Hawk Newsome, a Black Lives Matter leader. He promised the city would witness “riots” and “bloodshed” if the NYPD brings back anti-crime units and tactics that were dropped by Bill de Blasio, the city’s outgoing Marxist mayor,
Adams is set to take the oath of office New Year’s Day after the city endured eight years of de Blasio, who has been viewed by many New Yorkers as an inept and foolish city leader.
Randy Sutton of The Wounded Blue says New York City will be led by a police veteran who served the city for more than 20 years.
“He's going to do policing the way policing should be done,” Sutton says of the incoming mayor. “He's not going to accept any threats from BLM or the other organizations or groups like Antifa. He's not going to stand for it.”
According to the Post, the audience at the Manhattan speech included Bill Bratton, a former two-time NYPD commissioner. Bratton is credited with overseeing a crackdown on crime, even petty street crimes, that made the city safe.
“As events unfold,” Sutton says of Adams’ coming term, “let's see if he sticks to what he has saying.”