A Black Lives Matter Boss declared there will be “bloodshed” after contesting police reform with Mayor-elect Eric Adams in the course of a controversial sit-down with the incoming Democrat at Brooklyn Borough Hall Wednesday.
Despite the fact that Adams found common ground with the activists on scheme to fight poverty in the black community, the one time NYPD leader solemnly promise to bring back the Anti-Crime Unit, which was dissolved during general police protests last year.
“If they think they are going back to the old ways of policing then we’re going to take to the streets again,”
New York BLM co-founder Hawk Newsome stated outside Borough Hall.
“There will be riots. There will be fire, and there will be bloodshed.”
Concerning the task force whose officers were involved in the deaths of Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell and Eric Garner, Newsome told The Post over the phone. Here him
– “To ignore that history and say you’re bringing it back means that he’s tone deaf,”
Adams revealed to leaders that as the city’s second black mayor, he was the person best prepared to bring meaningful socioeconomic and educational change to the community.
“There’s one thing that we do agree on, that we need to change conditions that people are living in, historical conditions. And the conditions have not changed,”
Adams said in the course of the tête-à-tête, which was live-streamed on Instagram.
“What I know for sure, is there is no one in this city that’s going to deal with this issue as the mayor of this city better than I’m going to.”
At a point, the mayor-elect became upset with Chivona Newsome, Hawks’ sister, who said politicians “shuck, jive and use rap quotes,” yet don’t enact significant changes for people of color.
“You need to be corrected,”
Adams responded, talking over her.
“You need to be corrected based on what you’re saying. Don’t tell me, ‘I need to do this’ … say, ‘We need to do this.’”
Hawk Newsome called Mayor-elect Eric Adams “tone deaf” for disregarding the history of rising police great cruelty in part from the Anti-Crime Unit.
“I put my body on the line for my community. So I’m not here for folks to come and say ‘I’m going to hold you accountable.’ No it’s us,” Adams lectured.
The meeting marked the first time Newsome met with an arriving or sitting mayor, as he said to The Post he declined preludes from Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration, calling him a “buffoon.”
The contentious leader surprisingly took credit for Adams’ election, affirming his movement allowed him to “achieve power.”
“At least with Eric Adams, we have a clean slate,”
Newsome said, adding further that he thinks he will work with the incoming mayor on
“anti-violence programs and food programs”
The BLM leader was worried although that Adams
“didn’t offer a comment on police reform … he wouldn’t offer us anything concrete.”
“We will be at his front door, we will be at Gracie Mansion, we will be in the streets, if he allows these police to abuse us,” Newsome declared.
“I am not threatening anyone. I am just saying that it’s a natural response to aggressive oppression, people will react.”
In a declaration to The Post, Adams stated that there is
“no reason we cannot have both safe streets and racial justice in our city.”
“If Black lives truly matter, then we must address violence in our communities while we address bias in policing. Yelling and not listening gets us nowhere.”