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Fri Nov 12, 2021, 11:49 PM

Mayor-elect Adams calls on Dems to condemn BLM leader's 'riot' threat -- but activist claims 'this a

Source: Daily News

Mayor-elect Adams calls on Dems to condemn BLM leader’s ‘riot’ threat — but activist claims ‘this a political circus’

Mayor-elect Eric Adams dared national and local Democrats on Friday to condemn a Black Lives Matter leader who said the incoming mayor’s policies on policing will trigger “riots” and “bloodshed” in the city — but the activist behind the threat claimed Adams is creating a “circus” instead of focusing on the issues.

Adams — who drew the threat over his plan to as mayor reinstate the NYPD’s plainclothes cop units — said he’s perplexed by the silence from prominent Democrats in the face of the heated comments from BLM activist Hawk Newsome.

“I have no idea,” Adams said at a press conference in Brooklyn when asked why more members of his party haven’t spoken out against Newsome. “I think that this is an excellent moment for the local and state and federal Democratic Party to state: We could have justice without violence.”

Highlighting Newsome’s focus on “bloodshed,” Adams continued: “National, state and city electeds should stand up and say, ‘we will never allow anyone to make those comments,’ that there will be blood in our streets, because you know where that blood ends up? In the streets of our community.”

Read more: https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/nyc-elections-2021/ny-nyc-mayor-elect-eric-adams-calls-on-dems-condemn-blm-riot-threat-20211113-pqutqa7movcntohzytjuvgj55i-story.html

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Reply Mayor-elect Adams calls on Dems to condemn BLM leader's 'riot' threat -- but activist claims 'this a (Original post)
Polybius Nov 2021 OP
peppertree Nov 2021 #1
nycbos Nov 2021 #9
peppertree Nov 2021 #10
msongs Nov 2021 #2
nycbos Nov 2021 #11
lapucelle Nov 2021 #25
nycbos Nov 2021 #31
lapucelle Nov 2021 #32
nycbos Nov 2021 #34
lapucelle Nov 2021 #35
mountain grammy Nov 2021 #3
Polybius Nov 2021 #6
mountain grammy Nov 2021 #8
JohnSJ Nov 2021 #4
brooklynite Nov 2021 #7
wellst0nev0ter Nov 2021 #17
Alexander Of Assyria Nov 2021 #21
mountain grammy Nov 2021 #23
wellst0nev0ter Nov 2021 #27
JohnSJ Nov 2021 #28
Alexander Of Assyria Nov 2021 #37
Grokenstein Nov 2021 #5
gopiscrap Nov 2021 #12
DAngelo136 Nov 2021 #13
Alexander Of Assyria Nov 2021 #22
lapucelle Nov 2021 #29
brooklynite Nov 2021 #40
lapucelle Nov 2021 #42
brooklynite Nov 2021 #43
lapucelle Nov 2021 #44
George II Nov 2021 #46
George II Nov 2021 #45
Post removed Nov 2021 #14
jimfields33 Nov 2021 #18
Ford_Prefect Nov 2021 #15
lapucelle Nov 2021 #30
wellst0nev0ter Nov 2021 #16
Deminpenn Nov 2021 #19
Polybius Nov 2021 #38
Steelrolled Nov 2021 #20
azureblue Nov 2021 #24
brooklynite Nov 2021 #26
electric_blue68 Nov 2021 #39
lapucelle Nov 2021 #33
electric_blue68 Nov 2021 #36
brooklynite Nov 2021 #41

Response to Polybius (Original post)

Fri Nov 12, 2021, 11:58 PM

1. The fascist right is PRAYING for riots

I hope everyone involved understands this (and acts accordingly).

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Response to peppertree (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 13, 2021, 12:44 AM

9. Thank you

I'm worried about a Reichstag Fire moment.


Unfortunately many people don't know what that is.

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Response to nycbos (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 13, 2021, 12:51 AM

10. +1

And you can bet they're planning something for next September/October.

Timing is, as they say, everything.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Nov 13, 2021, 12:04 AM

2. one wonders how much blood in the streets is created by his NYPD buddies nt

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Response to nycbos (Reply #11)

Sat Nov 13, 2021, 02:27 PM

25. Not everyone knows about 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement, and Eric Adams' back story. N/T

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #25)

Sat Nov 13, 2021, 06:46 PM

31. He himself was once the victim of police misconduct

The new DA of Manhattan Alvin Bragg who is also black on the campaign trail talked about both cops and muggers pointing guns at him.


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Response to nycbos (Reply #31)

Sat Nov 13, 2021, 06:53 PM

32. Eric Adams made "good trouble" and served the marginalized

pretty much the entire time he served with the NYPD. I'm not sure why folks are so reluctant to give him a chance.

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #32)

Sat Nov 13, 2021, 07:28 PM

34. Because if you are not an AOC type person...

... you are not a real progressive according to the far left. They also confuse Twitter for real life and they think a black celebrity with a verified Twitter account represents the African-American community. If you look at Brooklyn you see Adams did best in working class black neighborhoods. Maya Wiley did best in gentrifying areas of Brooklyn. That means her "rethink public safety message" appealed more to white hipsters than to the people she claimed it meant justice for. The left talks about being an "ally" when the people they claim to advocate for reject their ideas they are silent. As Adams said
people on social media don't pick a candidate people on Social Security pick a candidate.

In terms of Adams though he gives off the impression to some people that he would change his message based on who is talking to at that particular moment. I am by no means his biggest fan but I'm absolutely willing to give him chance. He it's certainly better than some of the clowns the far left supported.

I'm a native New Yorker though I now live in Chicago. I probably would've supported Kathryn Garcia as my first choice because she seem to have the most executive experience running a city agency. Local government is very unsexy and sometimes what you need is a boring technocrat.


Bill Maher said it best

Bring unsexy back. I hope Adams is a "baldy".

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Response to nycbos (Reply #34)

Sat Nov 13, 2021, 07:42 PM

35. That's a great response.

Adams wasn't my first choice either, but I don't live in the city anymore, and the city's voters get the last word on this.

Adams has a remarkable life story. Some folks here seem not to be aware of who he is and what he's done.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 13, 2021, 12:19 AM

6. Fixed

Thank you!

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Response to Polybius (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 13, 2021, 12:28 AM

8. Thank you.. good article

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Nov 13, 2021, 12:12 AM

4. The question is was that an accurate quote or not?

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Response to JohnSJ (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 13, 2021, 12:23 AM

7. Did you bother to read the article and the citations linked to it?



“If he thinks that they’re going to go back to the old ways of policing, then we are going to take to the streets again. There will be riots, there will be fire and there will be bloodshed because we believe in defending our people,” said Hawk Newsome, co-founder of a group known as Black Lives Matter of Greater New York, after a heated meeting with Adams in Brooklyn Borough Hall.

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/nyc-elections-2021/ny-blm-activists-threaten-riots-if-adams-reinstates-anti-crime-units-20211111-ssspwittbng6rd4xtr4odghkfe-story.html

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 13, 2021, 02:56 AM

17. There's also this

 

Newsome, the co-founder of a group known as Black Lives Matter of Greater New York, which is not part of the Black Lives Matter Global Network

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Response to wellst0nev0ter (Reply #17)

Sat Nov 13, 2021, 09:48 AM

21. He didn't bother to read or contextualze because he knew the media also wouldn't.

Tempest in a teapot, meanwhile the fascists are threatening to kill election officials and destroy democracy everywhere…save the faux outrage, I would say to NYDN and this mayor.

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Response to Alexander Of Assyria (Reply #21)

Sat Nov 13, 2021, 11:04 AM

23. Exactly!

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Response to Alexander Of Assyria (Reply #21)

Sat Nov 13, 2021, 03:44 PM

27. Congratulations to everyone

 

For elevating a Faux Nooze celebrity

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Response to wellst0nev0ter (Reply #27)

Sat Nov 13, 2021, 05:40 PM

28. Exactly, and aligning associations that aren't there

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Nov 13, 2021, 12:18 AM

5. Let us know when the GOP condemns the insurrection, buddy.

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Response to Grokenstein (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 13, 2021, 12:58 AM

12. exactly

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Nov 13, 2021, 01:17 AM

13. Don't Believe The Hype

The New York Daily News is ideologically to the left of the New York Post (Der Sturmer would be to the left of the (com)Post) and right of the establishment of the New York Times. This is a tabloid that competes at times with the Post for it's sleaze and they both come away looking bad.
Having said that, the NYDN like the Post hates all things Liberal and purport to to represent the working class/middle class of NYC. This couldn't be any further from the truth. They despised Bill deBlasio and Curtis Sliwa was never a serious candidate to begin with. So now, they wish to push Eric Adams away from any hint of Liberal policies by misrepresenting either his policies or the opposition to his policies. This brings us to the aforementioned "threat of rioting" by BLM. First it's not #BLM it's actually an organization named "Black Lives Matter of Greater New York" which according to the website Influence Watch: "
Black Lives Matter of Greater New York is a direct-action protest organization that claims to support the liberation of the black community from racist oppression. The organization is not affiliated with the official Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement and instead operates as an independent path from the national movement. Its leaders have been frequently profiled in the media and have reached out to constituencies as different as supporters of President Donald Trump[1] to chapters of the far-left Democratic Socialists of America."

So in other words, they're a fringe group posing as part of the national group. The NYDN and the Post will use this to simultaneously discredit #BLM while pushing Adams further to the right policy wise, especially where police are concerned.
Be forewarned.

https://www.influencewatch.org/movement/black-lives-matter-of-greater-new-york/

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Response to DAngelo136 (Reply #13)

Sat Nov 13, 2021, 09:49 AM

22. Well said sir, when you alanlyze the details and not the headline, a whole different picture.

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Response to DAngelo136 (Reply #13)

Sat Nov 13, 2021, 06:38 PM

29. You're mistaken about the New York Daily News.



Overall, we rate the New York Daily News Left-Center biased based on left-leaning editorial positions and High for factual reporting due to a reasonable fact check record.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA (45/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY

https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/new-york-daily-news/

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Overall we rate the New York Post on the far end of Right-Center Biased due to story selection that typically favors the Right and Mixed (borderline questionable) for factual reporting based on several failed fact checks.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: USA (45/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY

https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/new-york-post/

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #29)

Mon Nov 15, 2021, 05:40 PM

40. C'mon: The issue isn't whether they HAVE a bias; it whether it makes someone here unhappy...

...in which case, yelling "bias!" is an easy solution.

Same applies to POLITICO.



https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/politico/

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #40)

Mon Nov 15, 2021, 06:06 PM

42. C'mon where? What are you talking about?

Equating the New York Daily News with the New York Post in terms of editorial outlook or quality and reliability of reporting is both inaccurate and erroneous.

The last time I checked, Politico is not a New York newspaper and does not even have a print edition, so I’m not sure of relevance in the comparison of two NYC tabloids

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #42)

Mon Nov 15, 2021, 07:04 PM

43. The point is that 1) someone didn't like a Daily News story, so they called it right wing...

...and 2) the same complaints are regularly raised by people unhappy about a story in POLITICO (which does have a print version).

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #43)

Mon Nov 15, 2021, 09:09 PM

44. Oh, is that the point? Well thank you for sharing that!

I wasn't aware that Politico has a free newspaper available in news boxes in Washington DC and NYC. I'm sure it's journalism at its best!



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Response to lapucelle (Reply #44)

Mon Nov 15, 2021, 09:46 PM

46. I wish they had those boxes in Connecticut. My wife likes to put down a layer of newspaper...

....at the bottom of the cat box before she pours in the cat litter.

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Response to DAngelo136 (Reply #13)

Mon Nov 15, 2021, 09:41 PM

45. I don't know how old you are, but the last time the NY Daily News was "sleazy" and....

....hated all things "liberal" was the 1970s.

It's now considered moderately liberal.

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Sat Nov 13, 2021, 07:13 AM

18. Ok but the citizens of New York City hired him.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Nov 13, 2021, 02:49 AM

15. Adams is looking like an apologist for bad police practices as the Status Quo.

The Daily News is one of the worst papers in the era of Rupert Murdoch.

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Response to Ford_Prefect (Reply #15)

Sat Nov 13, 2021, 06:44 PM

30. The New York Daily News is not "one of the worst newspapers in the era of Rupert Murdoch".

Are you confusing it with the New York Post?

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Overall, we rate the New York Daily News Left-Center biased based on left-leaning editorial positions and High for factual reporting due to a reasonable fact check record.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA (45/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY

https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/new-york-daily-news/

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Nov 13, 2021, 02:55 AM

16. This should be the lede in all articles concerning Newsome

 

Newsome, the co-founder of a group known as Black Lives Matter of Greater New York, which is not part of the Black Lives Matter Global Network,


Yes, he's not part of or endorsed by the official BLM organization. He's just a character for rightwingers, Democrats and Republicans alike, to attack.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Nov 13, 2021, 07:33 AM

19. Wonder how many NY'ers are already regretting their vote?

nt

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Response to Deminpenn (Reply #19)

Sun Nov 14, 2021, 02:39 PM

38. Nah, Curtis Sliwa was just that bad

Now, if Adams were running against Bloomberg it would get interesting...

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Nov 13, 2021, 08:50 AM

20. I wouldn't know for sure, but my guess is the average New Yorker doesn't favor

 

riots, fire, and bloodshed. So probably a good move by the Mayor-elect.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Nov 13, 2021, 11:20 AM

24. after he condemns Proud boys

and the neo Nazis who are doing the most rioting and damage. Has he condemns 1/6 rioters yet? I thought not

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Response to azureblue (Reply #24)

Sat Nov 13, 2021, 03:11 PM

26. He's the Mayor-to-Be of NYC...

The Proud aBoys and Oath Keepers don’t protest here.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #26)

Sun Nov 14, 2021, 03:00 PM

39. And thank goodness for that!!!!! (sez this NYC'r)

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Response to azureblue (Reply #24)

Sat Nov 13, 2021, 07:19 PM

33. ...

Borough President Eric Adams calls out perceived police slowdown on 911 calls

...With six shootings in Brooklyn in one hour, one hitting an 11-year-old boy in his leg, Brooklyn Borough Pres. Eric Adams, Lay the Guns Down Foundation, and other anti-violence advocates held a press conference with anti-violence advocates, on Wednesday July 1, outside of Brooklyn Borough Hall on the recently-unveiled mural on “Black Lives Matter Boulevard,” to demand a “comprehensive crisis response by the New York City Police Department and City Hall as Brooklyn has experienced a major uptick in shootings in recent weeks.”

Acknowledging the passage of the city budget––which adhered to the post-police murdered George Floyd demand to “defund the police,” and cut the NYPD budget by one billion dollars––retired cop, BP Adams alongside advocates urged “the NYPD to sustain its commitment to responsible policing and look into how rapidly they are responding to reports of crimes throughout the borough and city.”

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“There is no justice without safety, there is no safety with no true justice,” Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams said, “We’re not going to accept violent gun behavior, and we’re not going to accept what appears to maybe a slow down in police response to crime. Our communities won’t be held hostage by those who may have bruised feelings because we are saying police correctly and effectively.”

https://amsterdamnews.com/news/2020/07/02/eric-adams-911-calls/

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Nov 14, 2021, 06:27 AM

36. Adams wasn't my first choice...

Maya was. I thought about Garcia, too.
.(Of course, I was never ever going to vote for Sliwa!!!)
Hopefully he'll do well. 👍

Saw this Newsome guy was not part of official BLM.

Oh, the DN has in some ways become more semi liberal through the decades.





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Response to electric_blue68 (Reply #36)

Mon Nov 15, 2021, 05:40 PM

41. Adams wasn't any of my choices...

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