NYC Mayor Won’t Surrender to BLM

New York City Mayor-Elect Erin Adams

The philosophy of the mayor-elect of New York City is dramatically different from that of the outgoing mayor, Bill de Blasio, who in July 2020 banned all large gatherings in the city except Black Lives Matter protests. The following is excerpted from “NYC won’t surrender,” Fox News, Dec. 11, 2021: “New York City’s mayor-elect issued a stern warning Thursday night to those expecting to continue the riots and looting the nation’s largest city has seen over the past two years. ‘Not my city,’ Eric Adams, a former police captain who was elected in November to succeed termed-out Mayor Bill de Blasio, said at a Police Athletic League event at the Harvard Club, according to the New York Post. ‘We’re not going to surrender to those who are saying We’re going to burn down New York, Adams said. The message seemed squarely aimed at Hawk Newsome, a local leader of the Black Lives Matter movement who last month threatened ‘riots,’ ‘fire’ and ‘bloodshed’ if Adams tried to revive past anti-crime practices that were discarded during the de Blasio years. ‘We’re not going to have a city where anarchists come from outside our city and go into a community such as Queens and destroy the community for their own selfish needs and desires,’ Adams said. Adams ran as a Democrat in the overwhelmingly blue [Democrat] city, but his Thursday comments seemed well-received by some notable local Republicans in the audience.” [Note: Such comments would be well-received by anyone who loves law and order, politics notwithstanding.]

(Friday Church News Notes, December 17, 2021,, 866-295-4143)