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Now then: In New York City, a place I have been to but never plan to see again (except maybe from an airliner passing overhead) comes this: The moderate Mayor-elect being threatened with riots are arson by Black Lives Matter leaders. Excerpt:
New York City mayor-elect Eric Adams challenged his fellow Democrats to condemn Black Lives Matter activist Hawk Newsome who said Adam’s new policing plans would trigger ‘riots and bloodshed’ in NYC streets.
At a press conference on Friday, Adams – a centrist who has taken a tough stance on law and order – questioned why members of his party have not spoken out against Newsome’s calls to violence.
‘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,’ Adams said.
‘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,’ Adams added.
He spoke two days after a tense meeting at Borough Hall with members of the Black Lives Matter of Greater New York, co-founder of the group Hawk Newsome had some harsh words for the incoming mayor if he went through with his plans to reinstate the NYPD’s plainclothes cop 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. There will be riots, there will be fire and there will be bloodshed because we believe in defending our people,’ Newsome told reporters outside Borough Hall.
History shows us one way to deal with riots, arson, looting and attacks on citizens:
- Public reading of the Riot Act.
- Order the rioters, “Disperse or you will be fired upon.”
- Follow through.
Now honestly I’d hate to see things come to this kind of a pass, but the BLM
activists rioters may well drive several of the nation’s cities to that point; either that, or the cities will continue to lose what honest, productive citizens they have left, and then descend even further into apocalyptic hellholes.
It’s important to note that one of the (few) legitimate roles of government is to keep people from hurting us or taking our stuff. The governments of many of our big cities – Chicago, New York, Minneapolis, Portland and Seattle, to name a few – are utterly failing in that responsibility. What happens now? More Roof Koreans for the win? Or just a general abandonment of the cities to the thugs, followed by an unimaginable melt-down?
Either way, I don’t figure on seeing it for myself. And it the would-be rioters, looters and arsonists want to come try kicking up their heels up here in the Mat-Su, they sure aren’t going to like how that works out for them.