Black Lives Matter Activists Promise ‘Bloodshed’ If NYC Brings Back Anti-Crime Units


Prominent leaders of a Black Lives Matter group in New York City promised violence if Mayor-elect Eric Adams brought back the city’s anti-crime units.

“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,” Hawk Newsome, who co-founded Black Lives Matter of Greater New York, told the New York Daily News.

“There will be riots, there will be fire and there will be bloodshed because we believe in defending our people,” Newsome promised.

The anti-crime unit was a division of the New York Police Department (NYPD) that used plainclothes officers to investigate and respond to violent crime. The unit was shut down in June 2020 following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Adams, a former NYPD officer, said he planned to bring the unit back in an interview with The City.

“We should not throw out the baby with the bathwater. Having a good Anti-Crime team will continue to take guns off the streets,” Adams said. “We can do it right, we’ll get it right, and we’ll make sure our city is safe.”

On Adams’ campaign website, his safety plan for New York City proposes “reinventing” the anti-crime unit to focus more on gun violence.

Activists said bringing back the unit is unacceptable and promised violence should it return.

“We will shut the city down. We will shut down City Hall, and we will give him hell and make it a nightmare,” Chivona Newsome, Hawk Newsome’s sister and a co-founder of Black Lives Matter of Greater New York City, told the Daily News.

The Black Lives Matter Global Network has stated that the Newsomes and their organization are not affiliated with it.

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  1. Sounds like Hawk Newsome is flaunting his manhood against a new Mayor who would dare employ successful policing tactics that would have the affect of reducing violent crime in NYC. Of course, Mr. Newsome is a real cool black dude! That’s why he is so rich and famous! His brand of leadership is so impressive…I mean, all the brazen and crazy wild black miscreants are really impressed with Newsome’s move with the newly elected mayor. They are like, wow, we have to give it to the Hawk…he really knows how to scare the new mayor!! I guess the gang will be rolling in loot soon! I mean, we ain’t going to put up with no stop and frisk and other police strategies that get the brotherhood all worked up. I mean, man, what you say?!! We’re going to have to start hitting every liquor store in the city every other night and then making some whoopee over at the upper east side where those rich bitches live! Man, if the mayour thinks we gonna put up with crazy stuff like before…he’s not too smart. He better be cool if he knows what’s cool!

  2. This sounds like a terrorist threat….Pretty sure that’s against the law that Hawk is upset with….

    I would suggest that a heavy surveillance apparatus be put in place…..

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